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People who don't travel cannot have a global view,
by Martin Yan

People who don't travel cannot have a global view,
all they see is what's in front of them.
Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.
- Martin Yan

If I could only have one type of food with me,
I would bring soy sauce.
The reason being that if I have soy sauce,
I can flavor a lot of things.
- Martin Yan

I have a lot of cooking tools.
In fact I have a whole drawer full of knives.
Cooking tools, especially cutlery, are my toys.
- Martin Yan

Some people never contribute anything positive to society,
they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better,
to give back.
- Martin Yan

 

So when I do Chinese cooking, I mix everything together,
then the kids have to eat their vegetables.
They won't have the patience to pick them out.
- Martin Yan

A lot of people don't enjoy their job,
they may even hate it, but I am lucky enough to be
able to make a living through my passion.
- Martin Yan

As long as the food is well prepared and not overdone,
I think it tastes good.
It doesn't matter if it's Chinese, Japanese,
anything.
- Martin Yan

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I am just a normal professional with a great job and a great life.
- Martin Yan

In general I love to eat anything.
I enjoy anything that is well prepared,
a good spaghetti, lasagna, taco, steak,
sushi, refried beans.
- Martin Yan

Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously
valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans,
but also the world in general.
- Martin Yan

The only thing that counts is if you know how to prepare your ingredients.
Even if with the best and freshest ingredients in the world,
if your dish is tasteless or burnt, it's ruined.
- Martin Yan

Well, you know, if you get into the profession because
you think you can make a lot of money,
you can never become successful.
- Martin Yan

I can represent my culture while helping not only the
Chinese-American community,
but also the community at large.
- Martin Yan

Just like if you were brought up on a farm,
you would most likely carry on your father's business as a farmer;
I was brought up in the kitchen and ended up becoming a chef.
- Martin Yan

I normally don't eat junk food.
- Martin Yan

I've never considered myself a celebrity or even part
of the entertainment business.
I'm a cooking teacher.
- Martin Yan

Because normally with Western cuisine,
you'll serve vegetables separate from the meat,
so kids will eat the meat and never touch the vegetables.
- Martin Yan

I remember when I was in college, I used to watch Julia
Child's cooking show during dinner and joke with my
roommates about becoming a TV chef.
- Martin Yan

I don't like to waste anything.
Any food left over from the night before is always eaten the next day.
- Martin Yan

I think being famous is more of a hindrance,
a constraint, than just letting yourself be free.
- Martin Yan

Anyone that has come to America past the age of eighteen
will be able to understand when I say that you can never shake your accent.
- Martin Yan

At thirteen, when I arrived in Hong Kong after leaving China,
I made a living by working in a restaurant.
- Martin Yan

Soy sauce is really a multi-purpose seasoning.
- Martin Yan

The problem with a lot of Chinese is that they put
up divisions between Taiwanese,
Hong Kong natives, mainlanders.
We are never united.
I really hope that the Chinese can be more united.
- Martin Yan

When I retire or pass away, I will be able to look
back and say that this has been an exciting life.
That's all that matters.
- Martin Yan

I live a very low-key life.
- Martin Yan

The hoopla, the applause, the praises have never excited me.
- Martin Yan

I also have a lot of preserved foods,
things that will keep for a long time like dried fish,
seaweed or lotus seed.
- Martin Yan

When you have a good stock, you can make a good soup.
- Martin Yan

When you enjoy what you do, work becomes play.
- Martin Yan

First of all, I can't really claim to be a great chef.
- Martin Yan

I enjoy the quiet life.
- Martin Yan

You don't have to show people how successful you are.
- Martin Yan

Happiness is within.
It has nothing to do with how much applause you get
or how many people praise you.
Happiness comes when you believe that you have done
something truly meaningful.
- Martin Yan

Why is America such a great country.
It is because we stand united.
- Martin Yan

You can do almost anything with soup stock,
it's like a strong foundation.
When you have the right foundation, everything tastes good.
- Martin Yan

I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor;
it's the passion for your job and the professional
and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing
what you do that motivates you.
- Martin Yan

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker


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