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" Alibaba is Alibaba. We are going to keep on, you know, having Alibaba as our core company in our family. "
" In tennis, you strike a ball just after the rebound for the fastest return. It's the same with investment. "
" We believe the singularity is inevitable, and all businesses will be redefined as computers overtake humans in intelligence. "
" I was richer than Bill Gates for 3 days. "
" It's easy to look at where your pieces are now and place the next one nearby. "
" I am the man who keeps his words. "
" I believe this artificial intelligence is going to be our partner. If we misuse it, it will be a risk. If we use it right, it can be our partner. "
" My passion never fades out. "
" To have real success and roots in a society, there has to be a local champion, and hence we believe in identifying a local entrepreneur. "
" As a student, I had a hobby of inventing new ideas for products. For me, thinking of new businesses is like inventing new products. "
" To many of you, Sprint may seem like a burden for SoftBank. But in my view, Sprint is going to be one of SoftBank's primary cash cows. "
" I think in terms of 20-year horizons. "
" Mankind had the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and now this third one, the information revolution. "
" All human beings are the same. In the United States, people come from all over the world, all races, all backgrounds. And they're all doing what they want, many scoring huge successes. When I saw that, I became more open. It freed my soul. "
" SoftBank is not a specialist on any instrument. We did not invent any instrument. Not the best player. But we would like to be a conductor of this information revolution. "
" My original intent for investing into Sprint - the main strategy was to buy Sprint and T-Mobile at the same time, so we'd have a critical mass to fight against AT&T and Verizon. The U.S. government didn't accept that. They rejected it. So my fundamental strategy was broken. "
" When the founders retire, it's always difficult for the second generation and third generation. "
" I know I should not be a hindrance to SoftBank's future growth and that I need to pass on the baton to the younger generation. "
" The energy in Silicon Valley is because of the very talented engineers immigrating from around the world, especially Indians and Chinese. They are the best engineers, and Japan doesn't have enough of them. "
" When Gates was active in business, he was the smartest - so focused that no company could surpass Microsoft. "
" I am going to support Ola. "
" Every street light will be interconnected to the Internet because we can save when car is not passing. Automobile will all be connected, so driverless car much safer. "
" Alibaba model is the model that I am supporting in China, in India, and even in Japan. "
" I don't like accidental success. It's what Bill Gates calls 'random,' a term he uses with the opposite of respect. "
" Just believe in the future and direction of the capability that ARM has. Go deep and build a better future, both for the company and for its contribution to the industry. That's what I want ARM to do: invest more the future. "
" I am the largest shareholder in SoftBank; I share the same interest as the other shareholders. "
" Softbank 2.0 means globalisation of Softbank. "
" A person's life is over in 50, 100 years. But a company lives on through the people it is composed of, and SoftBank group has to survive even after I'm gone. "
" My belief is that we should never become overconfident. "
" Being educated in the United States gave me a good understanding of American culture. I think I got a lot of influence from the entrepreneurial mind in the United States. "
" Think big; think disruptive. Execute with full passion. "