Top 60 Asians Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Asians Quotes from famous people such as Brian Tee, Jack Kornfield, Simu Liu, Peter Bergen, Sabaa Tahir, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Parts for Asians are hard enough to get, and if Tee, which sounds kind of generically Asian, helps me get roles, so be it.
Brian Tee
Westerners, more than most Asians, are prone to feelings of fear, self-hatred, and unworthiness.
Jack Kornfield
I auditioned for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ four times and it was very, very hard for me to not get it, because it was like, these ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ people were the cool kids and I was the one being left out.
Simu Liu
In February 2016, Russia arrested seven alleged ISIS militants who were plotting attacks in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The group included Russians and Central Asians and a ringleader who had come from Turkey.
Peter Bergen
Like so many other young South Asians in America, I am the product of two cultures whose conflicting values pull at me with equal urgency. Never have I felt as torn between the two as I do about the question of marriage.
Sabaa Tahir
In ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ Singapore will be seen as it should be seen, without CGI, without the altering of the images to be more Chinese – a representation of Singapore as we know it and love it.
Henry Golding
Sometimes, we want Asians in the media, but we don’t want them to talk about being Asian. For me, that’s interesting because I’m from Asia. If you want me to be on television but I can’t be Asian, I’m not being true to myself.
Ronny Chieng
I’ve always admired Bruce Lee for his trailblazing efforts opening doors for Asians in entertainment and beyond.
Justin Lin
When I heard that Hollywood was going to make Kevin Kwan’s novel ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ into a movie, I was so ecstatic I nearly cried.
Crystal Hana Kim
You gotta understand, there are two different kinds of Asians – the kind who are good at school, obey their parents, go to college – that kind of stuff. And then you have my family – me, my brother, all of my cousins – we’re just wretched people.
Bobby Lee
Working on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ has been really enlightening to me because it’s made me actually think about the roles that Asians and Asian-American women have played in media. Not because I didn’t think it was important before, but because before, I was really focused on just paying my rent.
Constance Wu
We need more diversity – we need more African-Americans on screen, Latinos, Asians, different religions. We have to be better about reflecting what our world looks like.
Allison Schroeder
As a community, we’re fighting for Asians to play Asian roles. And then there’s the other battle, which is Asian Americans playing roles that aren’t written for Asians, and I think that’s something that completely should happen; Why can’t an Asian American male just play a leading cop figure… or the Matt Damon roles?
Ross Butler
There are so few roles out there. And even if it is a film that could be led by a black actress, how many times is that film going to get funded? Let’s just be real. But it’s not just black people. It’s Asians, it’s Hispanic people if you’re not Salma Hayek. It’s hard. It’s hard to get films funded.
Octavia Spencer
The goal of Asians in the arts is plurality of roles. I’ve always been hindered by me over-thinking what is a stereotype and what isn’t.
John Cho
This first-generation narrative keeps happening over and over and over again, whether it was Irish or Jewish or our community, South Asians, Japanese-Americans, Mexican-Americans. We’ve all gone through this sort of bridge, and it will continue to happen.
Hasan Minhaj
Growing up where I was, there were no Asians, no minorities, and there was always something to remind me of what I’m not. And when I go to Korea it’s the same thing. I’m constantly reminded that I’m not Korean.
Lee Isaac Chung
A lot of the people who live the lives of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ don’t see the humour of their lives simply because this is just who they are. Even though I’m from that part of the world, I’m no longer part of that world.
Kevin Kwan
I want to see more Asians on TV. I want to see more faces like mine on TV.
Randall Park
I never grew up thinking, ‘Why aren’t there any Asians?’ But then Lucy Liu came on, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, she is my favorite.’ I was nothing like her, but I just loved her because she was the only Asian I saw.
Sonoya Mizuno
There are very few people who are Asian who have the kind of global reach that I have, not just with Asians but with non-Asians. I’ve worked hard for what my name represents, my brand, not just in Britain but around the world.
Gurinder Chadha
I wanted to tour the United States because I feel I owe it to the community that I grew up in. When I was growing up, the only people I saw on TV were Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Jet Li. Our representation as Asians wasn’t big, but I wanted to be like Lucy Liu and then Maggie Q.
Amber Liu
I’m absolutely delighted because I’m part of the process that has made Asians very much part of the mainstream fabric of Britain, whereas, when I first started, we were completely on the margin.
Gurinder Chadha
I feel equal to Mexicans, Asians, everyone. That’s the kind of positive message I want to get out.
Lewis Hamilton
Saying women aren’t funny is now like saying Asians can’t drive or saying black people have bad credit. It’s just really, like, so obsolete.
Whitney Cummings
Our political establishment refuses to use the word ‘segregated.’ They call the schools diverse, which means half black, half Hispanic, and maybe two white kids and three Asians. ‘Diverse’ has become a synonym for ‘segregated.’
Jonathan Kozol
If you go to Canada or Los Angeles, you will get to see many South Asians there, but on screens, they are so less in number. It is abnormal not to have much South Asians on screens.
Radhika Apte
Specificity is what makes good storytelling, and good storytelling is what makes money, and making money is then what encourages new producers to invest in different stories about Asians.
Constance Wu
There’s a lot of history here. In terms of Asians in this country, you have a big influx after the Cultural Revolution, a big influx after the Korean War, a big influx after the Vietnam War.
Freddie Wong
I believe that we are still hovering around the realm of Asians playing all types of Asians. I do not see that changing any time soon just because there is a limited pool of Asian actors.
Steven Yeun
My publicist actually told me about the book. She’s half-Indian, half-Dutch, and she was like, ‘You’ve got to do this book. It’s called ‘Crazy Rich Asians.”
Jimmy O. Yang
Most Asians I know still don't trust the Tories on race

Most Asians I know still don’t trust the Tories on race – and they have good reason not to.
Mehdi Hasan
Asians are nice people, but they burn a lot of shirts.
Don Rickles
I never thought an opportunity like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ would ever come my way.
Nico Santos
Do I feel that white directors have to tell only white stories? No. Do I feel that black filmmakers should only tell stories about black people? No. If we say that, then that means Asian people cannot write about anybody but Asians. I don’t think a woman should only write about women.
Octavia Spencer
Asian people have a unique way about them and a different sense of beauty. It’s exotic to me. I like they way Asians project their feelings. There’s a hardness to the culture, but at the same time there’s a delicateness.
Paz Vega
As a major feature film with Asian Americans in leading roles, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is important. We hope that this movie will be our ‘Black Panther,’ announcing to Hollywood that we are here, we belong, and we are ready for more.
Crystal Hana Kim
For the most part, the roles Asians can get aren’t necessarily well-rounded, and more often than not, they’re stereotypes. But that’s all we have. And then we see each other all the time at auditions, because we’re all going for the same role. I’ve made a lot of friends that way.
Brian Tee
There are some sour people out there, but we should be getting together and fighting for something bigger rather than Asians against Asians.
Henry Golding
It wasn’t until I worked on ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ that I all of a sudden have this Asian crew of friends that I became super close with.
Nico Santos
We need to encourage the presence of more Asian writers and executive producers so they can fight for normalizing the casting of Asians in traditional American roles.
Vincent Rodriguez III
On some of the key issues where Asians struggle alongside other minorities, as far as the media and the American public are concerned, Asians remain unseen.
Alex Wagner
Being able to work on a film like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ as your first role is phenomenal.
Henry Golding
Why don’t we hear more about and from Asians when it comes to race in America? Are Asians the new Invisible Man – there but not there? In some ways, yeah. Blacks and whites are always carping about the metrics of racism. And any conversation about immigration reform is immediately flipped into a referendum on Hispanics.
John Ridley
I think when people talk about race relations in America, they talk about African-American and white people. Asians are not often brought into the conversation. But there’s a historical legacy of issues between them. It’s hard to be like, ‘What about us?’ But we are a little underrepresented.
Ronny Chieng
For once in my life, I wanted to flaunt my Asian side instead of hiding it to fit as somebody else… ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ made me want to get in touch with my roots, instead of running away from them.
Jimmy O. Yang
It’s a myth that generally Asians are mostly vegetarians. The Japanese are the kings of red meat, but it’s expensive. The Chinese and Vietnamese love their pork. Many Indians, especially the Muslims, can’t live without their lamb.
Wolfgang Puck
When we get to the third and fourth generation immigrant families and beyond there will be more England supporters among them, maybe even the majority. I have had British Asians tell me they support England because of me or Adil Rashid and that’s great to hear.
Moeen Ali