"I've been making sushi for 38 years, and I'm still learning. You have to consider the size and color of the ingredients, how much salt and vinegar to use and how the seasons affect the fattiness of the fish."
"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."Masaharu Morimoto on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Masaharu Morimoto on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Masaharu Morimoto on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Masaharu Morimoto on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Masaharu Morimoto on Earl Nightingale
"When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant - sushi restaurant."
"A lot of people think Japanese food is difficult, a lot of work. But you don't have to buy the knife I have. You don't have to train as long as I have. You can do my cooking in your kitchen."
"Culture and tradition have to change little by little. So 'new' means a little twist, a marriage of Japanese technique with French ingredients. My technique. Indian food, Korean food I put Italian mozzarella cheese with sashimi. I don't think 'new new new.' I'm not a genius. A little twist."