Bruce Lee quotes

Few unforgattable icons of the movie and martial arts industry have left an irreplaceable mark behind them. They weren’t mere names, but complete brands. Bruce Lee is one of them. Bruce Lee originally Lee Jun-fan was a Chinese-American born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, US. He was peerless when it came to martial arts and its modern form.

The introduction to Bruce Lee quotes collected here explains how he mastered all fields he stepped into. Be it martial arts, acting, directing, being a fanatic martial arts instructor, or a deep philosopher. He overcame every obstacle with his determination and hard work.

It is impossible to explain the personality and life of Bruce Lee in a few words. He was the person who changed the way people see Asians in American Films. The most influential and pop culture icon of the 20th century who ruled on people’s hearts for decades. And till now, he is a star. Lee appeared in many films as a child actor too. As an acclaimed actor and director, Lee introduced Chinese martial arts to the west, and through him, the world got interested in the Chinese nation and their traditional martial arts. He blessed the cinema with countless record-breaking films as an actor and director which majorly revolve around his striking kung-fu skills. Unfortunately, this gem didn’t come with long life and only lived 32 years and died as a result of Cerebral edema. It was indeed death by misadventure.

We have collected some interesting, deep and enthusiastic Bruce Lee quotes.

"Be water my friend" - Famous Bruce Lee Quotes

  • Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

  • I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

  • The knowledge and skills you have achieved are meant to be forgotten so you can float comfortably in emptiness, without obstruction.

  • Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.

  • Obey the principles without being bound by them.

  • All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.

  • Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.

  • I’m moving and not moving at all. I’m like the moon underneath the waves that ever go on rolling and rocking. It is not, “I am doing this,” but rather, an inner realization that “this is happening through me,” or “it is doing this for me.” The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.

  • Be Water, My Friend.Empty your mind.Be formless, shapeless, like water.You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.Now water can flow or it can crash.Be water, my friend.

  • A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.

  • If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.

  • Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.

  • What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.

  • After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.

  • Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.

  • You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world

  • Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.

  • More and more I believe in the fact that you have two hands and two legs, and the thing is how to make good use of yourself – and that’s about it.

  • Be happy, but never satisfied.

  • Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

  • If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.