"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. I think I'd throw myself into whatever I'm doing now. It's not about abandoning what I was doing before, or giving up. It's about knowing that if I die tomorrow, I lived the way I wanted to."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Ayumi Hamasaki on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Ayumi Hamasaki on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Ayumi Hamasaki on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Ayumi Hamasaki on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Ayumi Hamasaki on Erma Bombeck
"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."
"I understand it's my role to realize people's dreams."
"I don't have dreams. How can I say it? I myself am a dream."
"I understand it's my role to realize people's dreams. I'm O.K. with that so long as my songs are my own. No one can take my songs away from me."
"It's hard to decide how to match words to music. It's not like it's twice the work. It's always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I'm looking for. I'm not a professional I lack even basic knowledge about writing music."