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Japanese Quotes

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See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

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Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

Before you can forgive others,
you must be a person whose forgiveness matters.
Before you can have gratitude for your life,
you must believe that your life has value.
Before your choices have value,
you must feel that you yourself have value.
Before you can dream a great dream for your future,
you have to believe that your future matters.
Before you can build positive habits of resolve and commitment,
before you can begin to live into the Japanese proverb,
"Fall seven times, stand up eight,"
you must believe that your life matters.
Before you can celebrate your life, you must Honor it.
And, before you can feel unity with,
and Honor toward, Spirit and all creation,
you must Honor yourself to feel worthy of that unity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food.
- Phil Collins

 

What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
- Walter F. Mondale

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change
their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh.
This way, others' expectations can be avoided.
- Tina Weymouth

Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time...
I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.
- Curtis Lemay

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The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity
of a Japanese imperial funeral.
- Simon Hoggart

The more that Japanese players go to the big leagues to play and succeed,
the more that will serve to inspire young kids in Japan
to want to become baseball players when they grow up.
- Ichiro Suzuki

I think generally the Japanese players have more intensity
in practice but generally I do the same things.
- Arsene Wenger

Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide.
I thought, What a cute name for a coat.
- Lexa Doig

The Japanese version comes with a translation,
but that's different from the lyrics,
so people could look things up and find a translation
of their own if they're interested.
- Utada Hikaru

The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them
indistinguishable from rudeness.
- Paul Theroux

I do not see how the Japanese can hold out against this united front.
- Henry L. Stimson

I have a doggy, a Japanese Akita, who I live to play with.
- Corey Haim

In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies.
- Jack Adams

The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had.
- David Rockefeller

Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep.
- Utada Hikaru

Thanks to the Japanese and Geronimo,
John Wayne became a millionaire.
- Pat Morita

Since my Japanese isn't very good, I had to have an
interpreter to communicate with most of the crew.
- John Foster

In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and
its position was strengthened by Zen concepts.
- Stephen Gardiner

And $18 million in three Japanese banks,
completely false.
That I have two factories in Panama,
also completely false.
This is part of the counter campaign of some people.
- Alberto Fujimori

I've been missing Japanese literature so much of late.
- Utada Hikaru

They do not depend upon mere legends and myths.
They are not predicated on the false conception that
the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people
are superior to other races.
- Emperor Hirohito

The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings.
That's the Japanese character.
They kill their own emotions.
- Ichiro Suzuki

I'd forgotten I'd done the anime called Spirited Away,
the English version of a Japanese film.
- David Ogden Stiers

The Japanese actually approach the music on a high level.
It's always been on a high level.
- Billy Higgins

It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's
arm off and have red water hoses for veins,
spraying blood everywhere.
- Quentin Tarantino

The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed
nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
- Stephen Gardiner

Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions.
This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection
between the outside and inside in architecture.
- Tadao Ando

The young Japanese, especially, love to wear the latest
thing and when they come to London they head for my
shops as part of what they want to find in Britain.
- Vivienne Westwood

They got word that the Japanese planes were coming back,
so we sunk her ourselves so the Japanese wouldn't get it.
We didn't want the Japanese to get it intact.
- Barney Ross

The Japanese do not fear God.
They only fear bombs.
- Jerome Cady

Unless it's done superbly, as in the Japanese film Gate of Hell,
color can be a very distracting element.
- Norman McLaren

You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios.
- Gordon Sinclair

We'll look at the japanese launch as a model and aspire
to have things go as well as they did over there.
- Trip Hawkins

Frankly, I was surprised at how generous the Japanese
press has been to the idea of a foreigner running Sony.
- Howard Stringer

My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans
were interned during World War II.
It took our nation over 40 years to apologize.
- Mike Honda

Clearly, this Sino-Japanese War of more than four years
was a considerable burden on Japan's national power
and an obstacle to the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
- Tojo Hideki

The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity,
it was non-existent.
- Pat Morita

In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness,
industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.
- Paul Getty

The President of the United States thinks that for
the Japanese opium is more dangerous than war.
- Townsend Harris

We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage,
sinking and damaging several vessels.
However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that
American carriers were nearby.
- Jack Adams

Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight.
The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest -
and not merely a response to U.S.
criticism.
- Paul Samuelson

Alabama farmers want a chance to complete fairly in Japan,
but they can't if the Japanese won't let us in.
- Mike Rogers

Terri and her mother arrived.
She was obviously a dedicated stage mother because
she was loaded down with camera equipment,
looking like a Japanese tourist.
- Audrey Meadows

In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema.
- Leslie Caron

The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.
- Herb Alpert

That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good,
they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow,
which is repeated over and over again.
- Sessue Hayakawa

My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Once you understand the foundations of cooking -
whatever kind you like,
whether it's French or Italian or Japanese -
you really don't need a cookbook anymore.
- Thomas Keller

A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China's international relations overnight.
It would destroy Chinese - Japanese relations,
not to mention Chinese - American relations.
- William Kirby

It's never that hard for me to imagine what it must
feel like to be someone else,
whether it's an American teenage girl or a Japanese octogenarian man.
- Curtis Sittenfeld

I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona
Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris.
- John C. Danforth

Japan is not a Western democracy.
The Japanese have kept their traditions,
culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.
- Natan Sharansky

Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb

If the current birth rate, which is the lowest in the
major developed countries,
continues, there will be no Japanese.
Who will pay the enormous debt?
- Jim Rogers

The President wishes the Japanese to be very prudent
about the introduction of opium,
and if a treaty is made, he wishes that opium may be strictly prohibited.
- Townsend Harris

I just fell in love with his music.
I thought Yanni was Japanese.
I didn't have any idea what a Yanni was.
I just thought I was in love with a Japanese man who wrote beautiful music.
- Linda Evans

It is true that the Chinese are not so religious as the Hindus,
or even as the Japanese; and they are certainly not
so religious as the Christian missionaries desire them to be.
- Hu Shih

Another dynamic of this last year was our increased
penetration into the Japanese market.
- David Milne

Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session
and instead study my Japanese books in the open.
- Gustav Klimt

If you examine this, I think that you will find that
it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have
been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture.
- Minoru Yamasaki

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture,
art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO,
which I still play.
- Philip Warren Anderson

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

But when we came out of camp, that's when I first realized that being in camp,
that being Japanese-American, was something shameful.
- George Takei

Five years ago, people were crying and feeling the
Japanese were about to take over the Earth.
I don't hear that kind of talk anymore.
- Jack Kilby

To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing
the word love on the lips of a harlot.
- Lane Kirkland

I think that American people really know how to pursue fun,
they really know how to have a good time.
Japanese are somewhat more reserved than Americans,
so I'm jealous.
- Nobuo Uematsu

But in Japanese, there's actually not much of a relationship
between the music and the words.
- Utada Hikaru


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