90% of what is considered "impossible" is, in fact, possible. The other 10% will become possible with the passage of time & technology.

— Hideo Kojima

The most genuine Hideo Kojima quotes you will be delighted to read

We ought to remember the past, yes -- but we shouldn't allow it to consume us.

We live in the present moment, and some people are too tied to the ideals of that period to fully move forward. We'll never work through the future unless we accept the present. We must fill the twenty-first century with dreams.


Games are a way of escaping reality - that's why you need heroic factor.


I want my games to teach a message about life, by presenting situations where the answer isn't a clear yes or no.


When a man is hit by Friendly Fire, his blood pressure lowers and his morale sinks. I have been hit by Friendly Fire in my heart. Sighs spill from my body instead of blood.


It's not wether you were right or wrong, but how much faith you were willing to have - that decides the future.


I respect Shigeru Miyamoto, so there will be a lot of mushrooms in 'Metal Gear Solid 3.' But you cannot eat turtles.


Humanity needs more than merely information.

We express original ideas, humor, and our personal wills. We express passions and emotions. A person's point of view conveys all of these aspects of identity.


What I'm doing is creating a game. I'm not making a movie. To make the game more enjoyable and captivating, and to make the player feel like he's present in that setting, we need the cinematic element.


The human body is supposed to be 70 percent water. I consider myself 70 percent film


Building the future, and keeping the past alive - are one and the same thing.


Another world exists that I must experience.

A genus of people exists who I must meet. I must inhale the air they breathe--share their world at all costs.


We might compare each day's decisions with the work of steering a boat.

Our efforts will result in nebulous confusion if we make a wrong move at any point, even if it's only a small tack to the side. We absolutely cannot afford carelessness, lest we risk becoming lost ourselves.


About Hideo Kojima

Quotes 41 sayings
Profession Video Game Designer
Birthday August 24, 1963

I want to show people how there are variations and different interpretations of good and evil.


I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain; I'm determined to make it the greatest game I've directed to date. Don't miss it!


Gamers should be able to take the experience with them in their living rooms, on the go, when they travel - wherever they are and whenever they want to play. It should be the same software and the same experience.


My problem is that whenever I shoot, I do it Bruce Willis "Die Hard" style - in a very cinematic fashion.


We really feel the fact of our mortality after we turn forty years old.


My unlimited desire to create stuff surpasses the advancement in hardware power.


Super Mario Bros. is equivalent to the Big Bang of our gaming universe. If it were not for this blindingly spectacular creation, digital entertainment as we know it today would not exist.


Genetic engineering is a result of science advancement, so I don't think that in itself is bad.


Japanese gamers aren't really into action games right now.

They're into role-playing or strategy games with a lot of stats, but action titles are still really popular across the US and Europe.


This may sound pretentious, but I don't like being thought of as 'the Metal Gear guy.' There's a lot more I can do.


It's nice to wear a suit once in a while.

It can restrict some body movement, but it makes me feel as though I'm part of society. I feel a sense of security because I've conformed to the standards of the rest of the world.


You have to be very careful when you're working on a sequel, because it has to be a continuation of what you did before.


People are satisfied with making minor upgrades and tweaking things here and there - as long as that's the landscape, it will keep on happening. I don't see a problem necessarily, but at the same time it is nice to see new things come.


There are so many books and movies I like I never mention specific ones.


I always say this will be my last Metal Gear, but the games in the series that I've personally designed and produced-Metal Gear on MSX, MG2, MGS1, 2, 3, 4, Peace Walker and now MGSV-are what constitute a single Metal Gear Saga. With MGSV, I'm finally closing the loop on that saga.


As a creator, I always want to betray fans expectations.


What's troubling is that because the camera is 3D, the northern part of the screen isn't necessarily north anymore. So the jungle transforms into the true meaning of a jungle. For someone with no sense of direction like myself, I get lost in the caves every time.


I was born in Japan and raised in Japan, but those are the only things that make me Japanese, I've grown up reading books from all over.


In the near future, we'll have games that don't depend on any platform.


Find something to believe in, and find it for yourself. And when you do - pass it on to the future.


I usually wear casual clothes to the office.

I wear a suit maybe two or three times a month, and usually only when I need to meet with the head office.


Game creation keeps on expanding, just like the Universe. That is why I keep making games


At Disneyland, you never go backstage - even when youre in the bathroom.


My past identity separates from me and remains in the past;

he becomes someone else. Is memory really as insubstantial as the fragments of information that we store in our heads?


We really can't boil a man's life down to seasonal divisions of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Seasons cycle perennially, and we enjoy them because they recur. We should understand a man's life this way too. An elderly person may yet see new springs and summers. On the other hand, some young people never escape winter. Others become ensnared by their own private autumns.


Hollywood continues to present the US army as being the good guys, always defeating the aliens or foreigners.


War buddies don't exist in the meeting room.

It's a battle between a lot of different officers. Some continue fighting when they don't realize that they have been shot.


I can see how everything relates to everything else when I think that nothing is merely coincidental. If everything that happens is inevitable, then the world is connected and whole.