"I've never considered myself a celebrity or even part of the entertainment business. I'm a cooking teacher."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Martin Yan on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Martin Yan on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Martin Yan on Confucius
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."Martin Yan on Swami Vivekananda
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Martin Yan on John Steinbeck
"I think being famous is more of a hindrance, a constraint, than just letting yourself be free."
"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."
"I normally don't eat junk food."
"I don't like to waste anything. Any food left over from the night before is always eaten the next day."
"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."