Akira Toriyama quotes

  • Drunken Master (the first one). If I hadn't seen this movie, I would never have come up with Dragonball.
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Firsts #Masters #Come Up

  • The method of producing comics in Japan is very hectic, but it's also rewarding because it's possible to do both the story and art all by yourself. In this way, it's possibly to bring out one's individuality. If this idea appeals to you, I call on you to try drawing your own manga.
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Art #Japan #Ideas

  • Actually, I have a lot of hobbies, but I've kept up with model-building the longest. In particular, I love military models.
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Military #Hobbies #Building

  • I was an avid anime watcher until I was about 10, when I moved to manga. I think I am influenced by Osamu Tezuka's and Walt Disney's works which I watched during that time, such as Tetsuwan Atom and 101 Dalmatians.
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Thinking #Anime #Avid

  • Too much FANTASY loses REALITY, too much HOPE may seem somehow EMPTY.
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Reality #May #Too Much

  • But there's people I care about! And this time around, I’m not gonna just stand by and let them all get hurt!
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Hurt #People #Care

  • I think there's a little me hiding behind your leg, Chichi." "I'm Goten." "I'm Goku. Hi!" .... "Daddy!
    -- Akira Toriyama

    #Thinking #Daddy #Legs

  • It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.

  • I read my first book on Woodrow Wilson at age 15, and I was hooked.

  • Since one cannot visually experience the presence of the Supersoul, He appears before us as a liberated devotee. Such a spiritual master is none other than Krishna himself.

  • The question isn't whether you have a good master or a bad master. It's to be your own master. That is the dignity of humanity.

  • Words are good servants but bad masters.

  • It is a great mistake, as we have already remarked, to be afraid of Him and to act in His presence like a timid and craven slave trembling with fright before his master.

  • I enjoyed so much working with the guys from Wilco, and riffing off of them, and having someone come up to me with ideas, because normally in the studio it's me who has to come up with all the ideas.

  • In Denmark lots of people come up to me for autographs.

  • To be known by the public, honestly. People come up and tell them how good I make them feel.

  • I wanted to come up with a hybrid show of sorts that wasn't your traditional 'dump and stir' type of cooking show.