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Japanese Economy Quotes


"It's the economy, stupid." - James Carville

"If Japanese companies don't reform drastically and implement English as their daily business language, the economy will only continue to contract." - Shuji Nakamura

"The '80s market was only a Japanese market. It was the Japanese outbidding each other for the most expensive works of art. When the Japanese economy went down the tubes, there was no one left to pay the prices that have been recorded for all of those works." - Arne Glimcher

"No economy ever stands still." - Sir Henry Roy Forbes Harrod

"I've never studied the Japanese. That's something that must have crept in there. But the Japanese are my biggest clients. They seem to like the elemental quality." - Andrew Wyeth

"The second is that the role of China trade in Japanese economy, important as it is, has often been exaggerated, as proven by our experience of the past 6 years." - Shigeru Yoshida

"Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble." - Steve Forbes

"In this context, the current recovery in the Japanese economy is taking place in tandem with the growing interdependence with the rest of the world, particularly with the other East Asian economies." - Toshihiko Fukui

"We must draw on the unique strengths of the Japanese economy, seek an open and cooperative approach with our international partners, and intelligently exploit the promise of new growth areas." - Yoshihiko Noda

"During the 1980s, when Japan's economy was roaring and people were writing books with titles like 'Japan is Number One,' most Japanese college students didn't make the effort to become fluent in English." - Rebecca Mackinnon

"I know karate, and like two other Japanese words - T-SHIRT" - Darynda Jones

"If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. - Japanese Proverb" - Stephen King

"If it weren't for the Japanese and the Germans, we wouldn't have any good war movies." - Stanley Ralph Ross

"The Japanese are hard to understand, but once you do the world is your oyster." - Paul Smith

"Happiness does not require an expanding economy" - John Kenneth Galbraith

"We want a strong, growing economy" - John Baird

"Cheap booze is a false economy." - Christopher Hitchens

"Lack of skill dictates economy of style." - Joey Ramone

"The economy is like a machine." - Ray Dalio

"Forget the economy. Just rewire your mentality. Then you'll create your own economy." - Robin S. Sharma

"Our economy, I think, is still - the fundamentals of our economy are strong." - John Mccain

"Technology fuels economy, unfortunately in today's world it's the fuel that drags economy" - Yatin Patel

"The economy of communism is an economy which grows in an atmosphere of misery and want." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"In a business society, the emotional economy is an economy of scarcity." - Margaret Halsey

"Anything that drags down the American economy drags the Canadian economy down with it." - John Ibbitson

"We can fight the global economy with a strong local economy." - Wendell Berry

"The economy of gift, of art, is fundamentally opposed to the economy of war." - Mary Rose O'Reilley

"We are leaving the industrial economy and entering the connection economy." - Seth Godin

"I don't believe that a hydrogen economy depends on a carbon economy at all." - Larry Burns

"It has often been said that [...] the Japanese [are] geniuses at taking foreign ideas and adding a unique finishing touch." - Robert Reed

"My life was very Japanese." - Bryan Clay

"I love Japanese and Thai food, especially seafood, and eat out with my wife two or three times a week." - Pierre Dukan

"I saw the film Pearl Harbour and it made me wish that the Japanese had bombed Hollywood instead!" - Clive James

"I'm fascinated by Japanese cuisine." - Eric Ripert

"The US economy, because it's so energy wasteful, is much less efficient than either the European or Japanese economies. It takes us twice as much energy to produce a unit of GDP as it does in Europe and Japan. So, we're fundamentally less efficient and therefore less competitive, and the sooner we being to tighten up, the better it will be for our economy and society." - Hazel Henderson

"The stagnation of the Japanese economy in the past 20 years is eloquent testimony to the fact that government usually gets it wrong. Sometimes it makes the wrong decision because it fails to anticipate the market (as Japan did when it downplayed laptop computers and stressed mainframes)." - Dick Morris

"When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue." - Yoshihiko Noda

"A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Ideas are the currency of the new economy." - Richard Florida

"Economy is an excellent lure to betray people into expense." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"People do not understand what a great revenue economy is." - Cicero

"In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything." - Bill Clinton

"Economy is the art of making the most of life." - Gary Becker

"You cannot get a new economy without a new society." - Alvin Toffler

"Knowledge has become the key resource of the world economy." - Peter Drucker

"Most countries choose to have government run the economy." - Marco Rubio

"Not only is orderliness an economy; it produces rest." - Alice Foote Macdougall

"Advertising is the life blood of the digital economy." - Nick Stringer

"Innovation-the heart of the knowledge economy-is fundamentally social." - Malcolm Gladwell

"There can be no economy where there is no efficiency." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Political Economy means that everybody except politicians must be economical." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The line of beauty is the line of perfect economy." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Coining "Dismal Science" as a nickname for Political Economy" - Thomas Carlyle

"For the economy itself will die if our ecosystems collapse." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"I see the underlying economy as being very healthy," - Henry Paulson

"It becomes a cannibalization of your pre-existing economy" - John Warren Kindt

"A shrinking economy means lost sales and lost jobs" - John Warren Kindt

"You can prosper, no matter what the economy is doing." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The income effects in an economy always sum to zero." - Arthur Laffer

"Some mythological fat asswipe drives our national economy." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy." - Tom Vilsack

"Innovation is not the exclusive province of New Economy companies." - John Mckinley

"No one can forecast the economy with certainty." - Jamie Dimon

"If the economy grows, housing gets better, quicker." - Jamie Dimon

"Boston is the engine of the state's economy." - Thomas Menino

"You don't grow the economy by growing government." - Robert Metcalfe

"Retirement is a waste of time. The economy needs you!" - Laurence Kotlikoff

"Every economy is uncertain. Referring to this or any economy as "uncertain" is an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy." - Bo Bennett

"America needs a president who can fix the economy because he understands the economy, and I do and I will." - Mitt Romney

"Connecting people to jobs and to each other is absolutely vital to a city's economy (and to the wider economy)." - Lucy Powell

"Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy." - Edmund Burke

"Everything can draw inspiration: a vintage cloth, a book, a street-when I was in Japan, I was deeply inspired by Japanese pharmacies." - Renzo Rosso

"...Poetic injustice...having made over Japan in our own image. The Japanese, ...are now, next to us, the greatest consumers of meat in the world." - Mother Jones

"The Japanese, who have but two systems of religion, - namely, that of Buddhism and Shintoism, - have yet many sects under each." - Henry Mason

"The Japanese have a word for it. It's Judo - the art of conquering by yielding. The Western equivalent of Judo is, "Yes dear"." - J. P. McEvoy

"We must not again underestimate the Japanese." - Chester W Nimitz

"How could they possibly be Japanese planes?" - Husband E. Kimmel

"I've always been inspired by Japanese style." - Rihanna

"The Japanese are hard to figure out." - Jerry Garcia

"I've always been fascinated by Japanese culture." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

"Japanese is a very difficult language." - David Anders

"Japanese food makes me feel particularly good." - David Mitchell

"The Japanese fans always send weird things." - Tom Felton

"Right now, we have an economy in trouble. And, someone who spent their career in the economy is more suited to help fix the economy than someone who spent his life in POLITICS and as a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER." - Mitt Romney

"A comprehensive national energy policy is critical to our nation's economy and our national security. Energy expenditures account for about 7% percent of our total economy and influence pricing in the much of the rest of the economy." - Heather Wilson

"If you have only two pennies left in the world, with the first penny, you should buy rice to feed your family. With the second penny, say the wise Japanese, you should buy a lily. The Japanese understand the importance of dreaming..." - Proverbs

"When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food." - Phil Collins

"I have no interest in celebrities. If all the superrich disappeared, the world economy would not even notice. The superrich are irrelevant to the economy." - Peter Drucker

"I tell you, the economy is in bad shape. In fact, the economy is so bad, President Barack Obama's new slogan is 'Spare Change You Can Believe In.'" - Jay Leno

"I am for economy. After that I am for more economy. At this time and under present conditions that is my conception of serving all the people." - Calvin Coolidge

"The economy of the future might be called the "spaceman economy," in which the earth has become a single spaceship, without unlimited reservoirs of anything." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"So, is there a "new economy?" The answer is: It depends. It depends on how you define new economy, and it depends on where you live." - Laurence Meyer

"The economic freedom that made the U.S. economy the leader of the world has given way toa rigged, controlled, and regulated economy." - Bill Bonner

"An overheating economy, characterized by accelerating inflation and rising interest rates, is another precondition for recession. This doesn't describe today's economy." - Mark Zandi

"The economy working - the economy growing, corporations growing and hiring people and wage increases occurring - is the worst thing that can happen politically for the Democrat Party." - Rush Limbaugh

"The government businesses, they all operate in the Tasmanian economy and as the economy strengthens the demand for services in those areas strengthens." - Peter Gutwein

"Because I come from a place like Jamaica, which is a small, open economy, I viscerally get the importance of the global economy." - Peter Blair Henry

"France could have all the socialism its capitalistic economy could support." - Francois Mitterrand

"In a sluggish economy, never, ever f*** with another man's livelihood." - Joe Pantoliano

"The sun of liberty is set; you must light up the candle of industry and economy." - Benjamin Franklin

"In [great mathematics] there is a very high degree of unexpectedness, combined with inevitability and economy." - G H Hardy

"Economy and environment are the same thing. That is the rule of nature." - Mollie Beattie

"The annual cost of cybercrime to the global economy is more than $4 billion" - Mark Rutte

"An economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough jobs or enough profits" - John F Kennedy

"The problem right now is jobs. The problem right now is the economy and economic growth." - Robert Reich

"Income is primarily determined by your philosophy, not by the economy" - Jim Rohn

"There is no resting place for an enterprise in a competitive economy." - Alfred P Sloan

"We don't sit down and go, 'People are uneasy about the economy. Let's write about that." - Chester Bennington

"The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth, it's about the redistribution of time." - Doug Coupland

"After order and liberty, economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government." - Calvin Coolidge

"The success of our economy shouldn't determine the success of our schools" - Bob Riley

"Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion." - Giannina Braschi

"Mass inflation, welfare line, gross economy, trade it all for what's behind curtain number three." - Joe Walsh

"I'd throw dollars out of helicopters if I had to, to stimulate the economy." - Ben Bernanke

"We do not live in an economy, we live in a Ponzi scheme." - Douglas Rushkoff

"Man himself is the beginning and the end of every economy," - Carl Menger

"Your income is directly related to your philosophy, NOT the economy." - Jim Rohn

"The market economy as such does not respect political frontiers. Its field is the world." - Ludwig Von Mises

"It's the economy, stupid." - Bill Clinton

"People want economy and they'll pay almost any price to get it." - Lee Iacocca

"Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Cotton is king; or slavery in the Light of Political Economy." - David Christy

"economy spoils pleasure" - Giacomo Casanova

"Let's make sure that there is certainty during uncertain times in our economy." - George W Bush

"In terms of the economy, look, I inherited a recession, I am ending on a recession." - George W Bush

"It's the economy, stupid." - William J Clinton

"From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the 'natural services' that keep the economy going" - Tony Juniper

"Industry, economy, honesty and kindness form a quartet of virtue that will never be improved upon." - Jamie Oliver

"Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse." - Seneca the Younger

"Our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics." - David Korten

"The number one problem in today's generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy." - Alan Greenspan

"A low-carbon, clean energy economy can be an engine of growth for decades to come." - Barack Obama

"The market economy-capitalism-is a social system of consumers' supremacy." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Immigration comes up, but the issue that is on everybody's mind is the economy." - Mario Diaz-Balart

"Thank God the economy is not as bad as you read in the newspaper every day." - Phil Gramm

"I am concerned about the economy. I was the first one laid off." - Al Gore

"The main piece of technology in the green economy is a caulk gun." - Van Jones

"If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow." - George W Bush

"May I always have a heart superior, with economy suitable, to my fortune." - William Shenstone

"The only preparation for prospering in the global economy is investing in ourselves." - William J Clinton

"The greatest competitive advantage in our modern economy is a positive and engaged brain." - Shawn Achor

"The economy is not the problem, how people respond is the problem!" - Grant Cardone

"In a gift economy, the more you give, the richer you are." - Charles Eisenstein

"Be glad that you're greedy; the national economy would collapse if you weren't." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"If you want to lift up an economy in Africa, you basically start with the women." - Melinda Gates

"The right to suffer is one of the joys of a free economy." - Howard Pyle

"We do not have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy." - Hillary Clinton

"You know the economy is bad when illegals start complaining that Americans are taking their jobs." - Wanda Sykes

"Our economy is based upon people wanting more; their happiness on wanting less." - Frank A Clark

"True economy consists in always making the income exceed the outgo." - P T Barnum



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