Shikamaru about Sasuke - Chapter 182
- "I always thought he was amazing no matter what he was doing. I always look up to him"
Shikamaru to Sasuke Retrieval Team about Sasuke - Chapter 183
- "I never really liked Sasuke, but all the same, he's a member of Konoha; he's a comrade and I'll put my life on the line to help him, that's the way of our village. I know I usually seem like a pretty lazy guy but not today, because now I'm responsible for your lives too."