Best Asian Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Asian quotes, Asian sayings, and Asian proverbs.

Famous Asian Quotes

  1. “Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.” ~ Alan Dundes
  2. “Asian countries produce eight times as many engineering bachelors as the United States, and the number of U.S. students graduating at the masters and Ph.D. levels in these areas is declining.” ~ Mark Kennedy
  3. “For me, I’m just trying to be the best at what I do. I’ll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I’m not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven’t had the opportunity.” ~ Chad Hugo
  4. “A brief visit to Nepal started my insatiable love for Asian art.” ~ Richard Ernst

  5. “A lot of my students are Asian-American, and it has been thrilling to watch them break through the stereotypes into something alive and surprising.” ~ Robert Morgan
  6. “Growing up, I thought I was white. It didn’t occur to me I was Asian-American until I was studying abroad in Denmark and there was a little bit of prejudice.” ~ Maya Lin
  7. “For as long as the power of America’s diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome.” ~ Ron Kind
  8. “Asian people have a unique way about them and a different sense of beauty. It’s exotic to me. I like the way Asians project their feelings. There’s a hardness to the culture, but at the same time there’s a delicateness.” ~ Paz Vega
  9. “For years, I looked to Bruce Lee as a mentor as being a Chinese and Asian man living in this country.” ~ Donnie Yen

  10. “But, yeah, as far as Asian Americans go, I hope they know they can look at me and see that they can do music on their own, within a band or just on their own, and not feel like there’s any barriers. I’ve never felt any particular barriers myself, being who I am.” ~ James Iha
  11. “Geologists are rapidly becoming convinced that the mammals spread from their central Asian point of origin largely because of great variations in climate.” ~ Ellsworth Huntington
  12. “I love ‘The Office.’ I’m in the premiere, and I’m maybe gonna shoot another episode this season, but I’ve been there since the very beginning, so when I found out this is the last year – I am a good Asian kid who was an A student – I wish I could be there to the end to see things through.” ~ Mindy Kaling
  13. “And my point was one I think that you’d agree with, which is there’s no room in America for a black racist, a Latino racist, or a white racist, or an Asian racist, or a Native American racist. Now, we’re either color blind or we’re not color blind.” ~ Newt Gingrich
  14. “They call upon us to supply American boys to do the job that Asian boys should do.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

  15. “You know how we’d get along better? If everybody just remember how we’re all related. White, black, Asian, skin. No difference. All the bloodlines go back to that one old mama in Africa.” ~ Charles de Lint
  16. “It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China?” ~ Samuel P. Huntington
  17. “And its very strange, but I think there is something very common – not only in Celtic music – but there is a factor or element in Celtic music that is similar in music that we find in Japan, the United States, Europe, and even China and other Asian countries.” ~ Nobuo Uematsu
  18. “The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence.” ~ Walter Lippmann

  19. “I majored in Chinese. I was never really good at Chinese but I really, really benefited from having been exposed to Asian philosophy early in my life.” ~ Martha Beck , Asian quotes about life
  20. “I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add raceto it, and it became, ‘Well, she’s too Asian’, or, ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough, so it gets really frustrating.” ~ Lucy Liu
  21. “So in Asia I want to make – I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries.” ~ Kim Dae-Jung
  22. “There really aren’t any completely Asian people singing right now.” ~ Utada Hikaru

  23. “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America.” ~ Barack Obama
  24. “We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  25. “It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day’s events in Asian markets.” ~ Lawrence Summers
  26. “Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.” ~ Denis Diderot

  27. “The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history.” ~ Lawrence Summers
  28. “Now every girl is expected to have: Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.” ~ Tina Fey
  29. “The Islamic world doesn’t stop in the Arab world or Persia. There is the whole Turkic world, the Central Asian world, South Asian world, Southeast Asian world, and African world.” ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr
  30. “Being black, Latino, or Asian is not a genre. Romantic comedies, thrillers, action – those are genres. I think there’s a lot of people who want to have the conversation. I don’t think people are afraid of it, I just think it’s the time to have that conversation. Race is not a genre.” ~ Mara Brock Akil
  31. “I think white people like to tell Asian people how they should feel about race because they’re too scared to tell black people.” ~ Margaret Cho

  32. “Some Asian American male scholars have claimed this muse to be Guong Goong, God of Literature, and, simultaneously, although not coincidentally or triflingly, God of War, but I did not have such a gendered muse in mind then.” ~ Shirley Geok-lin Lim
  33. “Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.” ~ Eric Liu
  34. “I actually had nuggets and mostly Asian food when I was at the Olympics. But as soon as I got back to Jamaica, or when I was in London, I had a lot of wings. That was the first thing I asked for – “Hey, get me some wings.”” ~ Usain Bolt
  35. “Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general.” ~ Martin Yan

  36. “As a Chinese American legislator, I applaud the RNC’s Growth and Opportunity Project. Engaging Asian American and Pacific Islander communities about Republican principles is a worthwhile effort. I thank Chairman Priebus and Co-Chairman Day for making this a priority. We need to ensure our message of growth and opportunity is being heard in all communities throughout this nation, and I am proud to be a part of this effort.” ~ Kimberly Yee
  37. “We cannot educate white women and take them by the hand. Most of us are willing to help but we can’t do the white woman’s homework for her. That’s an energy drain. More times than she cares to remember, Nellie Wong, Asian American feminist writer, has been called by white women wanting a list of Asian American women who can give readings or workshops. We are in danger of being reduced to purvey­ors of resource lists.” ~ Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  38. “I know this is weird… I am a Black woman and I am not mixed with any Asian blood or Chinese blood at all, but for some reason, as a child, the movie, The Last Emperor, had a serious affect on me. I can’t understand why. But there’s something that the movie did to me.” ~ Tyra Banks
  39. “Shout out to Asian girls, let the lights dim some(dim sum).” ~ Drake

  40. “My father in the film – which we probably haven’t seen in previous movies, and in British Asian movies you could probably count on one hand – he says exactly why, actually why he’s frightened for his daughter. He came to this country, England, and had a bit of a crappy time.” ~ Parminder Nagra
  41. “There are, however, many challenges to Asian universities. First, academic freedom, in all senses, is much more critical to the success of a university than how much money is spent on infrastructure or on hiring big names. Faculty need to have the space to pursue the research that they are passionate about and the also need to have the freedom to express their opinions in the university, and in the society as a whole.” ~ Henry Rosovsky
  42. “Building on our Young South-east Asian Leaders Initiative, I’m hopeful that we can continue expand the ties and cooperation between our young people and students.” ~ Barack Obama , Asian quotes on leadership
  43. “I go to castings and see several black and Asian girls, then I get to the show and look around there’s just me and maybe one other colored face.” ~ Jourdan Dunn

  44. “I write my books to challenge my own feelings and theories. Perhaps most surprising was what I learned about rice farming. It was really interesting to think of how different Asian and Western cultures are as a result of the kinds of agricultural practices that our ancestors used for thousands of years. The life of a Chinese peasant in the Middle Ages was so dramatically different from the life of a European peasant – night and day different.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell , Asian quotes rice
  45. “Let me tell you about customs, James,” said Lillian. “I am not accustomed to being summoned to someone else’s home. You’re very fortunate that I came.” “I am indeed blessed,” Dad told her. “I am also, by the way, called Jon.” Lillian looked faintly surprised. “Are you?” “Really?” Dad asked. “Really? I was the only Asian guy who went to our school. I kind of stood out. While you are an identical twin, and I still managed to know your name.” ~ Sarah Rees Brennan
  46. “I have not been able to give a concrete answer to the question of how the nations of Asia can create their own unique liberal arts traditions that are not simply the importation of a Western model. The question is a critical one and the answer must come from Asian universities themselves.” ~ Henry Rosovsky
  47. “Obviously the Asian American community wants you to do well. They are cheering you on no matter what the circumstances.” ~ Michael Chang

  48. “Shared governance is often the critical element that is missing in Asian universities, no matter how talented the faculty may be. Either it is ministries of education that are trying to run things, or in private institutions – those who control the funds. Neither group knows much about teaching and research.” ~ Henry Rosovsky
  49. “Japan had a more radical experience of future shock than any other nation in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. They were this feudal place, locked in the past, but then they bought the whole Industrial Revolution kit from England, blew their cultural brains out with it, became the first industrialized Asian nation, tried to take over their side of the world, got nuked by the United States for their trouble, and discovered Steve McQueen! Their take on iconic menswear emerges from that matrix.” ~ William Gibson
  50. “Let’s take Southeast Asia. The last 20, 30 years has been what’s called the “Asian Miracle” – fast economic growth, industrial society. It’s happening all over, with one exception, which one? The Philippines is the one that can’t grow, which the US has been running for 100 years. Is there a correlation? Have you read about it? It comes to mind, at least.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  51. “Not only was I not white, to many people I wasn’t Asian either” ~ Eddie Huang

  52. “Right after 9/11 it looked as if the idea of a huge skyscraper might be considered obsolete. It came back, but I think that’s more closely connected to the rise of Asian and Middle Eastern cities in the world economy (Dubai, Shanghai, Taipei, etc.) than anything else.” ~ Paul Goldberger
  53. “Sometimes I feel embarrassed because I’ll tell the kids if someone is driving really slow or cutting in, I’ll say “Bloody Asian drivers.” But I feel justified in saying it because I’m Asian.” ~ Pearl Tan
  54. “So I was drawing in a lot of the habit district in Brazil, put that together with an Asian influence, so there are a lot of different things in terms of architecture which assisted in the construction. Then every sci-fi movie I’ve grown up with from ‘Blade Runner’ to ‘Aliens’ and ‘Star Wars.'”” ~ Len Wiseman
  55. “You can’t be invisible being Asian. You can’t say “Hi, I’m white!”” ~ Arthur Dong

  56. “When I do an Asian character or an Asian voice I’m doing one because that’s my heritage and my family and where I come from. My family is of Korean descent and specifically North Korean descent. So it makes sense for me to talk about that issue because it’s the only weapon I have to somehow avenge my family and my history.” ~ Margaret Cho
  57. “I’m very much involved with Asian art and its theory and practice, mainly Chinese because that was quite sophisticated. I tend to look at that more than I look the Western.” ~ Brice Marden
  58. “Now all the myths that you have heard and that resonate with you, those are the elements from round about that you are building into a form in your life. The thing worth considering is how they relate to each other in your context, not how they relate to something out there-how they were relevant on the North American prairies or in the Asian jungles hundreds of years agon, but how they are relevant now-unless by contemplating their former meaning you can begin to amplify your own understanding of the role they play in your life.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  59. “I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare.” ~ Jodie Foster

  60. “I really, really love China. To be honest, the food is so amazing! When I first went to Beijing and Shanghai, I actually became obsessed with soup dumplings, and would stand in lines and get them on the street. It was something that I became obsessed with and when I came back to the States, I did all this research for the best soup dumplings in the Los Angeles area and in the New York area and it was amazing to find those Asian dishes that were authentic and I can enjoy them at home.” ~ Tyra Banks
  61. “I look in the eyes and I see the heart. As long as it’s a human story. I would like to turn on my television and see African American, Hispanic, Asian as well as Caucasian. And I think there are probably more people like me.” ~ Angela Bassett
  62. “Western artists stand as humans looking at nature; Asian artists try to be in nature. You become one with nature rather than painting a portrait of it. That’s a big shift.” ~ Brice Marden
  63. “It’d be nice if Asian actors could be perceived as profitable, which is the bottom line. We’re perceived as not mattering much fiscally.” ~ John Cho

  64. “My favorite thing is landscaping. I love landscaping. And so what I’ll do is, mostly I put language into search engines, and if I want to look, like, at tulip gardens, or, like, Georgian gardens, I love English gardens, how they’re laid out. Japanese gardens, Asian gardens. So, I’m kind of a frustrated landscaper.” ~ Michele Bachmann
  65. “The next Republican that will win will campaign in the Latino community, will campaign amongst Asian-Americans, will campaign in the black churches, will campaign in college campuses.” ~ Jeb Bush

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