35 Shigeru Miyamoto Quotes From The Maker Of Mario

Moumita Dutta
Dec 12, 2023 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 09, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
Super Mario and Luigi in the Super Nintendo World at the Universal Studios Japan

Why Shigeru Miyamoto Quotes?

Shigeru Miyamoto from Japan is one of the video game producers, designers, and representative game Directors at Nintendo. He is regarded as one of the most influential and accomplished designers in video game history.

The best game franchises he created are ‘Mario and The Legend of Zelda’, ‘Star Fox’, and ‘Donkey Kong’.

In his career, he originally sought to be a manga artist but soon developed his interest in video games, which helped him create the ‘Sheriff’ art of arcade games. His creativity, storytelling skills, and talents make him the best, while his presence of mind toward his core strengths made him what he is today.

Every bit of his life and the quotes are an inspiration, even the ones that connected with games.

Shigeru Miyamoto has created a massive impact in the gaming industry with his creations and quotes. These quotes of Shigeru Miyamoto are sure to leave you inspired forever after you finish a tiring day of work with a little bit of gaming.

What Parents Should Know

  • Shigeru Miyamoto is a man of hobbies. He takes inspiration from his imagination and personal experiences, which is truly remarkable.
  • Shigeru Miyamoto left his imagination behind for a while, entering a tough year at school, but he returned to it and created a name for himself.
  • Shigeru Miyamoto’s works have a collection of everyday events, proving that if we move along without giving up, we can create our way, just like he did for himself.

What to Discuss with Kids

  • Shigeru Miyamoto’s story proves that dreaming and aiming can bring significant actions if followed up and brought into work.
  • Just like Shigeru Miyamoto, paying attention to details and experiences while on the adventure of life is essential.
  • Sheigeru Miyamoto believes in hard work. We should work hard every single day to become successful in any field we choose.

Interesting Shigeru Miyamoto Quotes

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword

1. "I think that inside every adult is the heart of a child. We just gradually convince ourselves that we have to act more like adults."

2. "Our job as the game creators or developers - the programmers, artists, and whatnot - is that we have to kind of put ourselves in the user's shoes. We try to see what they're seeing, and then make it, and support what we think they might think."

3. "I don’t think there is any kid or adult who doesn’t like puppies."

4. "Japanese people have a funny habit of abbreviating names."

5. "There's definitely space for uniqueness in a home console."

6. "A delayed game is eventually good, a rushed game is bad forever."

7. "Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll."

8. "I think that the entertainment industry itself has a history of chasing success. Any time a hit product comes out, all other companies start chasing after the success and trying to recreate it by putting out similar products."

9. "I think what's really the most ideal thing is for the players themselves, within their own imagination, to carve out what they view as being the essence of the character."

Inspiring Shigeru Miyamoto Quotes

10. "A good idea is something that does not solve just one problem, but rather can solve multiple problems at once."

11. "To create a new standard you have to be up for that challenge and really enjoy it."

12. "I wanted to make something very unique, something very different."

13. "Nintendo's philosophy is never to go the easy path; it's always to challenge ourselves and try to do something new."

14. "Interactive content is all around us, networked, ready. This is something I've been hoping for throughout my career."

15. "My childhood experiences became experiences for creating video games."

16. "It isn't about games, for me, personally, and it never really was. It was about creating something, anything, far bigger than yourself."

17. "It would be a joy for me if someone who was working with me became a big success."

Best Shigeru Miyamoto Quotes

18. "I don't think as a creator that I could create an experience that truly feels interactive if you don't have something to hold in your hand, if you don't have something like force feedback that you can feel from the controller."

19. "I never really participated in specific sports or anything, but once I hit 40, I started to get a little bit more active and began swimming more."

20. "I don't really think of things in terms of legacy or where I stand in the history of Nintendo or anything like that."

21. "Human imagination shines brightest during childhood."

22. "Entertainment companies always have to say on the edge of trying to catch that certain thing that will grab people's attention. And that thing is always changing."

23. "An adult is a child who has more ethics and morals, that's all."

24. "I think I grew up in an advantageous times - without a car or a television set.”

25. "So you know, cats are interesting. They are kind of like girls. If they come and talk to you, it's great. But if you try to talk to them it doesn't always go so well."

26. "I always try to create new experiences that are fun to play."

27. "I grew up making puppet shows of movies I watched and comics I read."

Quotes On Gaming And Gaming Community

28. "I don't want to criticize any other video game designer but I have to say that many of the people involved in this industry are trying to make their games more like movies."

29. "Games are a trigger for adults to again become primitive, primal, as a way of thinking and remembering."

30. "Players are artists who create their own reality within the game."

31. "When I'm working on games I don't necessarily think about what the end benefit of the game is going to be."

32. "Who knows how Mario will look in the future. Maybe he'll wear metallic clothes."

33. "Up until now, the biggest question in society about video games has been what to do about violent games. But it's almost like society in general considers video games to be something of a nuisance, that they want to toss into the garbage can."

34. "Games have grown and developed from this limited in-the-box experience to something that's everywhere now."

35. "A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time."

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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