Top 10 Quotes by Momofuku Ando

Momofuku Ando(March 5, 1910 – January 5, 2007) was a Taiwanese-Japanese inventor and founder of Nissin Food Products Co. Ltd. He invented instant noodles to help with the food shortages in Japan.


Here are his top ten greatest quotes:


Food is a peace industry.

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No company can sustain itself if it lacks the power to create new things.

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I’m not selling instant noodles. I’m offering customers time.



When you cast away all your greed and fixation in adversity, you can find unexpected strength.

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Inspiration leads to invention. Tenacity is the breeding ground for inspiration. There can be no invention in the absence of tenacity.

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The fundamental misunderstanding of humanity is believing that we can achieve all our desires without limitation.

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Always look around you with a great deal of curiosity.

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Each and every event in the past is connected to the present by invisible threads.

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People can only be content when there is enough food.

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It’s never too late to do anything in life.

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Thank you Momofuku Ando!

Interesting Facts:

  • He invented Cup Noodles at age 61.
  • He used to own a textile store.
  • He has two museums in his honor, The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum and the CupNoodles Museum.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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