Four Quotes: Jiro Dreams of Sushi


Four Quotes on Passion and Life

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

By Natalie Odisho


A 10-seat sushi bar in a Tokyo subway seems like an unlikely place to have one of the best meals of your life. However, this is exactly where 3 star Michelin review and Japanese national treasure Jiro Ono meticulously crafts the finest bites to ever please your palette.


David Gelb’s documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, allows us to spend a short time as one of Jiro’s inspired apprentices. We discover that Jiro’s lovely lessons of sushi transcend the kitchen and overflow into life. Here are four wise axioms from the world’s best sushi chef.


“You have to love your job. You must fall in love with your work…I feel ecstatic all day. I love making sushi.”


“We don’t care about money. All I want to do is make better sushi.”


“Each ingredient has an ideal moment of deliciousness. Mastering the timing of sushi is difficult. It takes years of experience to develop your intuition.”


“I do the same thing over and over, improving bit by bit. There is always a yearning to achieve more. I’ll continue to climb, trying to reach the top. But no one knows where the top is.”




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