Top 995 Quotes & Sayings by Japanese Authors

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Think big; think disruptive. Execute with full passion.
I'm just delighted to be living, to be able to have a simple conversation, to feel a ray of sunlight on my skin and listen to the breeze move through the leaves of a tree.
For better or worse, I refuse to live my life with regret. Sometimes, I'll look back on my past mistakes with fondness. But I never wished I wouldn't have made them. That's why I don't like re-takes.
I think Japanese people like teamwork. Sometimes they don't try to be No. 1 or different to other people. That can be good but sometimes it means you don't get a dream or a strong goal.
After graduating from high school, I worked at an advertising agency as a designer. After I left, I spent a year doing nothing in particular. At age 23, I drew my first comic.
Video games are meant to be just one thing: Fun! Fun for everyone. — © Satoru Iwata
Video games are meant to be just one thing: Fun! Fun for everyone.
If I ever found a place where I belonged, that in itself would be an identity crisis to me.
Design is not for philosophy it's for life.
Iniesta is my ideal player. I've watched him throughout my career and hoped to be like him. It's fun to watch him play and that's the kind of football I'd like to play.
If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.
Making sushi is an art, and experience is everything.
Dont give up. Obstacles can be overcome through strategy and learning.
Eating good food energizes me.
I would say that 'After the Storm' is much more informed by my personal life than my other movies.
I work in three shades of black.
All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma. — © Kazuo Ishiguro
All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma.
A strong economy is the source of national strength.
With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you'll get to where you want.
Genetic engineering is a result of science advancement, so I don't think that in itself is bad. If used wisely, genetics can be beneficial, but they can be abused, too.
In chess you try to do your best, but there are instances where you make mistakes or you try and take risks that you shouldn't. And I think losing games is a good thing, because you learn more from when you lose than when you win.
A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.
I want to throw a faster fastball. I want a sharper curve. I want to improve all my pitches.
If I am more fortunate than others I need to build a longer table not a taller fence.
Wrestling is a universal language. The moves, the facial expressions, most people understand.
As a country with experience of coping with earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters, Japan believes in emphasizing the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction. We therefore prioritize investment in disaster prevention and post-disaster improvements under a policy of Build Back Better (BBB).
Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment.
I think animation can tell more than live action.
I grew up on anime and manga. That's part of who I am.
My dropkick is from Mexico, but my fighting spirit is from Japan.
I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture.
We all want to be loved. We all want to feel accepted. We all want to feel content. And life is hard.
There's not much difference between love and hate.
When I was making my debut as an artist, I felt that it was very important that I try to combine the background of my own culture, my people, and the country into the contemporary art world. So that's how I came up with the term 'superflat.'
Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same.
The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.
People say that globalisation has negative aspects, but I don't believe globalisation is bad. It's criticised from a western perspective, but if you put yourself in the shoes of people in the developing world, it provides an unprecedented opportunity.
I don't think that humankind is worthy of trust when we can't let go of war, draw borders between neighboring countries, seek to become richer than others, find joy in defeating others at sports, and choose someone of the opposite gender based on their appearance.
To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, - the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream.
I squeeze oranges every morning to make juice.
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. — © Morihei Ueshiba
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
I like feeling one with the audience, making the whole venue feel like one, it makes me happy.
The dark side of social media is that, within seconds, anything can be blown out of proportion and taken out of context. And it's very difficult not to get swept up in it all.
I enjoyed the opportunities, but there was no time to think.
We feel pressure from every angle to meet expectations, but the pressure also pushes us in a positive was as well.
Life science is an investment for the future.
I feel disheartened when I see stereotypes, because it's untrue and unfair. It just raises the level of inequality.
If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.
Art makes people smile, brings people together.
I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
I am determined to offer an apology with my death. — © Hideki Tojo
I am determined to offer an apology with my death.
Well, rather than to give you my impression on Los Angeles, per se, my older sister's husband is and American, therefore I have a pretty good idea of the, perhaps the characteristics of Americans in general.
Japan is already a leader in energy efficiency, and it has a wealth of innovative technologies. We must put this expertise to use creating a model for growth and sustainability that we can share with the world.
I couldn't achieve the American dream in Japan.
Recalling a memory is not like playing a tape recorder. It's a creative process.
I like the freedom America has. In Japan people tend to think too much about others' opinions and how to be like everybody else but to Americans it seems more important to be who you are and find your own way.
English is like music. The English language is really fit for singing. The notes match the feelings, and it makes sense.
I'm not a fighter, but in my mind I'm fighting every day. 'What's new? What am I doing?' I'm fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren't samurai, but my soul is.
I don't set goals. Like, that's what I want to be doing however many years from now. I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes.
My dream is to play someday in the NBA.
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