"Who knows how Mario will look in the future. Maybe he'll wear metallic clothes!"

- Shigeru Miyamoto, circa 1991
Mario Mania Player's Guide

"When we were designing [Mario Kart 64], we wanted it to feel like the player is controlling an RC car…. If you play this game and get this feeling, then we will be happy because we accomplished our goal."

- Hideki Konno, circa 1997
Nintendo Power magazine, volume 92

"... I don't let Mario appear in just any kind of game. Mario could not appear in Zelda games. They are two distinct game worlds."

- Shigeru Miyamoto, 1998
Next Generation magazine, Volume 4 number 46

"I grew up on Nintendo. Mario was my best friend. I can't wait to get inside and play Nintendo GameCube."

- Mandy Moore, singer, 10/05/2001
At Nintendo's GameCube Premiere Party in Los Angeles, CA

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

- Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series
EGM magazine, May 2004

"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."

- Hideo Kojima
Nintendo Power, November 2010