Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 61
Nation Learned

The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation.

- Akihito

Behind Exposure

Indonesian writers are so far behind in terms of global exposure compared with the Philippines and Japanese writers.

- Andrea Hirata

Movies Martial

I'm a huge, huge lover of weaponry, of Japanese martial arts movies.

- Ann Nocenti

Systems Visitors

The Japanese are great at inventing complex systems of rules, and not so great at explaining those rules to foreign visitors.

- Charles C. Mann

Side Most

The Japanese drive on the left side of the road. Most streets literally do not have names.

- Charles C. Mann

Help Over

Compared with U.S. cities, Japanese cities bend over backward to help foreigners. The countryside is another matter.

- Charles C. Mann

Small Tend

Japanese maps tend to come in two varieties: small, schematic, and bewildering; and large, fantastically detailed, and bewildering.

- Charles C. Mann

Learned Chinese

When I learned Japanese, they say that I sounded like a Chinese with diarrhea!

- Charo

Think Fascination

I didn't understand the American fascination with the Japanese schoolgirl. No, I don't think I can, really.

- Chiaki Kuriyama

Suicide Before

In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology.

- Chuck Grassley

Live Play

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

- Corey Haim

Difficult Very

Japanese is a very difficult language.

- David Anders

Market Increased

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

- David Milne

Me Particularly

Japanese food makes me feel particularly good.

- David Mitchell

Away Spirited

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

- David Ogden Stiers

Banks Having

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

- David Rockefeller

Excited Would

Technological things, that Germans and Japanese would get real excited about.

- John Badham

Visiting Visitors

I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris.

- John C. Danforth

Very Most

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

- John Foster


I'd not underestimate the competitive powers of the Japanese people.

- John Roos

Will Market

As long as there are Japanese tourists, there will be a market for the Old South.

- John Shelton Reed

Well Traditional

Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall.

- Joseph Jarman

Places Too

I was a dishwasher at one of those Japanese places that cook on your table. Not too fun.

- Aziz Ansari

Means Does

In Japanese, sushi does not mean raw fish. It means seasoned rice.

- Guy Fieri

See How

I do not see how the Japanese can hold out against this united front.

- Henry L. Stimson

Loyal Audience

The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience.

- Herb Alpert

Eat Part

The Japanese have a long lifespan in part because they eat different forms of algae.

- Homaro Cantu

Strong Character

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

- Ichiro Suzuki

My Life Very

My life was very Japanese.

- Bryan Clay

Very European

Japanese is a very strange foreign language for European people.

- Isamu Akasaki

Been Spies

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

- Jack Adams

Carrier Reported

Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported.

- Jack Adams

May Solomon

The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4.

- Jack Adams

Very Convinced

The Japanese people are usually very prudent, even when they are convinced change is necessary.

- Carlos Ghosn

Mine Ease

Japanese is sort of a hobby of mine, and I can get around Japan with ease.

- Dick Cavett

Japan Date

V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific.

- Doc Hastings

Kitchen Italian

My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen.

- Karl Lagerfeld


I'm fascinated by Japanese cuisine.

- Eric Ripert

Eternal Principle

The Japanese chose the principle of eternal peace as the basis of morality for our rebirth after the War.

- Kenzaburo Oe

Love Italian

I especially love French, Italian and Japanese cuisines.

- Eva Herzigova

Catching Camps

I'm for catching every Japanese in America, Alaska, and Hawai'i now and putting them in concentration camps.

- Francis Biddle

Loved Always

I've always loved Japanese legend, anime and manga.

- Lauren Beukes

Get About

You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios.

- Gordon Sinclair

World Largest

Jardine is the largest dealer of Mercedes in the world. They also sell cars for two or three Japanese makers.

- Ratan Tata

Dress See

I shall ask to see whether they want me in dress clothes or in Japanese.

- Sessue Hayakawa

Think Call

I don't really do Japanese interviews. I don't think there's much call for me in Japan.

- Nick Cave

Habit Names

Japanese people have a funny habit of abbreviating names.

- Shigeru Miyamoto

Very Lot

The Japanese press likes me a lot, but the problem is the Japanese government. It's very bureaucratic.

- Shuji Nakamura

Over Aspire

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

Literature Been

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

- Utada Hikaru

Whale Without

I have a tattoo on my foot that says 'it's a whale' in Japanese, because Japanese people kill whales. My stuffed whale was like most children's teddy bear. I took it with me everywhere. I slept with it. I couldn't live without my whale.

- Skylar Grey

Color Very

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

- Norman McLaren

Chinese Very

I look like I'm Chinese or Thai or Japanese - very different.

- Mary Kom

Too Lot

In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much.

- Masa Takayama

Always Ingredient

I always have dashi in my refrigerator - it's the almighty Japanese ingredient.

- Masaharu Morimoto

Citizenship Still

I'm not American. I still have my Japanese citizenship.

- Masi Oka

Computers Sweep

What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?

- Walter F. Mondale

Idea Comedian

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

- Pat Morita

Thinking Feel

It's a Japanese way of thinking, that I give value for my merchandise. So I don't want to sell unnecessarily expensive dresses and make just 10 or 20 and then feel satisfied. I want to design for real women who can afford my dresses.

- Tadashi Shoji

Afraid Tend

I'm afraid Japanese people tend to collective hysteria.

- Tadashi Yanai

Country Earn

My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title of 'The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness' in that country.

- Wolfman Jack