150+ Bruce Lee Quotes - American Actor & Martial Artist

Bruce Lee Quotes

Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.


“Know the difference between a catastrophe and an inconvenience. — To realize that it’s just an inconvenience, that it is not a catastrophe, but just an unpleasantness, is part of coming into your own, part of waking up. “


“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. “


In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup.


A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, “I” do not hit, “it” hits all by itself.


“Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better. As the great Sun Tzu said: “When you know yourself and your opponent, you will win every time. When you know yourself but not your opponent, you will win one and lose one. However, when you do not know yourself or your opponent, you will be imperiled every time.”


“In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup.”


A good teacher can never be fixed in a routine… each moment requires a sensitive mind that is constantly changing and constantly adapting. A teacher must never impose this student to fit his favorite pattern; a good teacher functions as a pointer, exposing his student’s vulnerability and causing him to explore both internally and finally integrating himself with his being. Martial art should not be passed out indiscriminately.


Do not be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible.


“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”


If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.


For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.


Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.


Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.


Do not run away; let go. Do not seek; for it will come when least expected.


If one loves, one need not have an ideology of love.


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


“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”


Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.


“The timeless moment. — The “moment” has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time.”

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