Robots have already surpassed human beings in calculation and memory, but I have no doubt that the time will come when they will surpass in wisdom as well.

Uber is redefining the transportation industry now; Airbnb is doing it to the hotel industry. You can expect that to happen in every single industry.

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.

There will come a time when the human race and super intelligence will coexist to create a richer and happier life.

It struck me deep in my mind. Some day, the chip is going to surpass mankind's brain.

Softbank 2.0 means globalisation of Softbank.

I am not trying to chase what other people are doing.

Back in the year 2000, most of the Internet companies were not making any money.

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.

In tennis, you strike a ball just after the rebound for the fastest return. It's the same with investment.

I have no intention of making small bets.

Those who rule data will rule the entire world.

I said from the very beginning, 'Yahoo should position itself as a technology innovation company, not as a media company.'

When the founders retire, it's always difficult for the second generation and third generation.

It's a long journey. There will be good times, and there will be bad times, but SoftBank is always there.

I use the iPhone and iPad every day, and I no longer touch PCs at all.

I started Softbank in 1981, a year and a half after I came back from the United States, after graduating from Berkeley. I wanted to start my own company when I came back to Japan.

I don't like accidental success. It's what Bill Gates calls 'random,' a term he uses with the opposite of respect.

It's easy to look at where your pieces are now and place the next one nearby.

I want to be number one.

Wisdom and knowledge are the most valuable things in the body.

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 try to look in the future and think backwards. That is when I am at my most comfortable. Because then I am just like the movie, 'Back to the Future.'

We feel a brand should be free.

Money is available from investors as long as you have a great business model and a talented leader.

Yahoo was Jerry Yang's baby. He did a great job creating the baby. Unfortunately, some of the key executives after the foundation of the company couldn't keep up with the technology innovation of the industry. They thought that Yahoo should become a media company.

I always take bold moves. So it can have great return but with great risk.

When I was a kid, our family was not that rich.

The best opportunity for return on investment is in 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.

God is so kind, he has given so much sunshine to India.

Some kind of correction will always happen. But it depends on the specific companies.

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.

I'm the king of debt.

It's actually sad to be rich.

Indian software engineers are the best in the world; even in Silicon Valley, the best software engineers are Indians.

Of course Jack Ma was the guy who impressed me.

In Internet in general, there are security, privacy, and many other issues.

Most of the time, when I make a big move, people say I am out of my mind. But I don't think about how I can add to what I have today.

If they had listened to me and had equal partnerships in China, the U.K., Germany and Brazil, maybe Yahoo in those countries could have become positioned like Yahoo Japan.

If I go to the department store, I get no excitement: I can buy the entire department store instead of one bag. So I lost excitement of shopping.

I am the man who keeps his words.

In the early stages of Internet in Japan, many said that Japanese and Americans are different. There are 10 reasons why Japanese Internet is not taking off. I said none of them are right; it's just a time lag. And, of course, Japanese Internet took off.

We are not experts on everything. We are not capable of doing everything by ourselves. There are a bunch of other smarter people around the world.

The pension system ties you to companies much longer in Japan.

SoftBank has had a lot of businesses, but they've always ranked, say, third in Japan or fourth in the U.S.

Alibaba is Alibaba. We are going to keep on, you know, having Alibaba as our core company in our family.

There will come an age when our average life expectancy will reach 200 years.

I don't care whether the technology is invented by our employees. I want to bring everybody's innovations into our ecosystem together.