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JACKIE CHAN – MOVIE DNA OF BRUCE LEE AND CHARLIE CHAPLIN!!!!

JAKIE CHAN….A STRANGE COMBINATION OF BRUCE LEE ,CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Chan Kong-sang known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself, in the cinematic world. He has trained in Wushu or Kung Fu and Hapkido, and has been acting since the 1960s, appearing in over 150 films.

Chan is one of the most recognisable and influential cinematic personalities in the world, gaining a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. Jacjie Chan is also a globally known philanthropist, and has been named as one of the top 10 most charitable celebrities by Forbes magazine.

 In 2004, film scholar Andrew Willis stated that Chan was “perhaps” the “most recognised star in the world”. In 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth to be $350 million, and as of 2016, he was the second-highest paid actor in the world

Martial artist and actor Jackie Chan’s unique blend of impressive martial arts and screwball physical comedy has helped make him an international film star.

JHAKIE SPICIALITIES

Jackie Chan began studying martial arts, drama, acrobatics and singing at age seven. Once considered a likely successor to Bruce Lee in Hong Kong cinema, Chan instead developed his own style of martial arts blended with screwball physical comedy. He became a huge star throughout Asia and went on to have hits in the United States as well.

CHAN A CHILD….

Jackhie Chan studied martial arts, drama, acrobatics and singing, and was subjected to stringent discipline, including corporal punishment for poor performance. He appeared in his first film, the Cantonese feature Big and Little Wong Tin Bar when he was only eight, and went on to appear in a number of musical films.

Upon his graduation in 1971, Chan found work as an acrobat and a movie stuntman, most notably in Fist of Fury (1972), starring Hong Kong’s resident big-screen superstar,BRUCE LEE  . For that film, he reportedly completed the highest fall in the history of the Chinese film industry, earning the respectful notice of the formidable Lee, among others.

JACKIE CHAN ……AFTER BRUCE LEE ?

After Lee’s tragic, unexpected death in 1973, Chan was singled out as a likely successor of his mantle as the king of Hong Kong cinema. To that end, he starred in a string of kung fu movies with Lo Wei, a producer and director who had worked with Lee. Most were unsuccessful, and the collaboration ended in the late 1970s. By that time, Chan had decided that he wanted to break out of the Lee mold and create his own image. Blending his martial arts abilities with impressive nerve—he insisted on performing all of his own stunts—and a sense of screwball physical comedy reminiscent of one of his idols, Buster Keaton  , Chan found his own formula for cinematic gold.

A year after the release of his firsthit, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978), Chan took the Hong Kong film world by storm with his first so-called “kung fu comedy,” the now-classic Drunken Master (1978). Subsequent hits such as The Fearless Hyena (1979), Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1980) and The Young Master (1980) confirmed Chan’s star status; the latter film marked his first with Golden Harvest, Lee’s old production company and the leading film studio in Hong Kong. Before long, Chan had become the highest-paid actor in Hong Kong and a huge international star throughout Asia. He exerted total control over most of his films, often taking charge of duties ranging from producing to directing to performing the theme songs

Movie Empire

Jackie Chan produced impressive action comedies such as Project A (1983), Police Story (1985) and Armor of God (1986), as well as the hit period film Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989), a clever remake of Frank Capra’s 1961 film A Pocketful of Miracles

Jackie Chan in Movie Police Story

Jakie was a one-man film industry. In 1986, he formed his own production company, Golden Way. He also founded a modeling/casting agency, Jackie’s Angels, in order to recruit talent for his films. Chan claims to have broken every bone in his body at least once while performing stunts. In 1986, during the filming of Armor of God, he fractured his skull after falling more than 40 feet while attempting to jump from the top of a building to a tree branch below.

In the early 1990s, Chan broadened his cinematic range, turning in a rare dramatic performance in the melodramatic Crime Story (1993). He also made several sequels to his hits Police Story and Drunken Master. Chan was still mostly unknown in the United States by this point, but his profile experienced a meteoric rise during the mid-1990s, when a series of events combined to bring him to the attention of a wider American audience.

Jackie Chan in Drunken Master movie

JACKIE IN Hollywood

In 1995, Chan created his own comic book character, the central figure in Jackie Chan’s Spartan X, a series that hit newsstands in both Asia and the U.S. That same year, newly anointed directing sensation Quentin , fresh off the success of Pulp Fiction (1994), presented Chan with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the MTV Movie Awards. Tarantino reportedly threatened to boycott the ceremony if Chan did not receive the award. 

In 1996, New Line Cinema and Golden Harvest jointly released Rumble in the Bronx, Chan’s fifth English-language (dubbed) release but his first hit in America. The film grossed $10 million in its first weekend, shooting to No. 1 at the box office, and its success prompted the American debuts of two previous Chan films, Crime Story and Drunken Master II.

After two less successful efforts, Jackie Chan’s First Strike (1997) and Mr. Nice Guy (1998), Chan scored another box-office hit with Rush Hour (also 1998), an American-produced action comedy. In Rush Hour, Chan employed his English-language skills as a Chinese police officer alongside a streetwise Los Angeles cop, played by the rising comedian Chris Tucker.

JACKIE CHAN A PHILANTHROPIST ….

Chan is a noted philanthropist whose causes include conservation, animal welfare and disaster relief. In 2006, he announced that he would donate half of his assets to charity when he dies. The movie star has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2004, and in 2015, he was named Singapore’s first anti-drug ambassador.

Action star Jackie Chan’s high-speed activity doesn’t stop when the cameras do. An enthusiastic supporter of hundreds of charities including UNICEF, Operation Smile and his own Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, Chan offers the Look To The Stars writers an incredible challenge just trying to keep on top of his good works!

Chan spends countless hours helping others, and has been known to drop everything to find out how he can be of service after disasters strike. He raises millions of dollars to help those in need. In the first 8 months of 2010, he raised $36 million to help people across the globe, from Haiti to Singapore:

  • Donated 5 million RMB (US $732,000) to help Haiti earthquake victims.
  • Worked with WILD AID to support preservation of endangered tigers.
  • Donation of school supplies to “Charming Schools” in China
  • Raised US $5.2 million in donations for the Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution
  • Helped raise US 29 million for drought relief in China.
  • Visited Qinghai, China to bring food, water, and supplies to victims of the April 14, 6.9 magnitude earthquake
  • Participated in the “Artistes 414 Fundraising Campaign” concert to raise money for victims of the April 14th earthquake in China
  • Charity mission to Tongren in the Guizhou province of China to bring much-needed water and supplies to the drought stricken area.

2009 saw Chan using much of his spare time to visit the remotest parts of China on his Dragon’s Heart Charity Missions.

The DRAGON HEART FOUNDATION  strives to meet the needs of poverty-stricken children and the elderly in the hardest-to-reach areas of the immense country. Chan has made several trips to villages in these remote locations, bringing warm clothing, wheelchairs and school supplies, and helping to build schools.

In February of 2008, the Rush Hour star was on hand to donate 450 down coats to THE SALVATION ARMY for victims of the China snowstorms, and since 2004, Jackie’s charity has built 20 Dragon’s Heart Schools, providing education to some of China’s poorest citizens.

“Before, I didn’t like charity. I just wanted to be famous and to earn more money,” says Chan. “My friends taught me and now I like to do charity. Even when I am sleeping, I think how I can help other people. Every human being has to learn how to do charity.”

Jackie founded thejJACKIE CHAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION  in 1988 to help young people in a variety of worthy causes, including medical services, aid to victims of natural disaster or illness, scholarships and youth activities.

Jackie is currently a UNICEF  and UNAIDS  Goodwill Ambassador.

  • Made a considerable donation to the Civil Aviation Institute in Guanghan, China to fund programs for student pilots and airline staff
  • Filmed a Public Service Announcement to warn children about the dangers of Avian Flu
  • Visited the Yunan Province of China for the opening ceremony of Angels With Wings (a campaign which helps poor children attend school by supplying them with books, clothing, and other necessities)
  • Hosted a series of concerts to raise money for disabled children and the elderly
  • Visited an Operation Smile hospital
  • Sang at charity concerts to benefit local children’s charities
  • Donated warm coats to The Salvation Army in Hong Kong to aid the elderly
  • Founded the Jackie Chan Civil Aviation Foundation, a charity which provides program funding for flight personnel (pilots, flight attendants, and other crew) and their trainers
  • Spent four days on Dragon’s Heart Charity Mission travelling to remote and poverty stricken areas of the Guizhou Province of China.

He was also made an honorary principal of a college and given the title of Cultural Ambassador by the Chinese government.

OTHER CHARITY ACTIVITIES OF JACKIE CHAN

  • Crossing Borders Fund Raising Show and check presentation
  • Presentation of a check for Children’s Welfare, Korea
  • We Are The World recording for tsunami relief
  • Donation to benefit Asian Moon Bears
  • MTV Asia Aid (tsunami aid)
  • Official Patron of Action In Mental Health
  • Forces of Nature Benefit Concert, Malaysia
  • Donation of his personal stamp collection to benefit China Children’s Day Charity, and participated in the charity’s concert
  • Visits to Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam as UNICEF Ambassador, and a visit to Urumqi where he provided a medical team for exams
  • Xinjiang Charity Event, auction and movie screening
  • Presented a HK$1 million to UNICEF from Mr. Eddie Ho
  • Recorded “It’s A Wonder” with Agnes Chan
  • Dragon’s Heart Charity Events
  • Walk With Pride, Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser
  • Jackie Chan Charity Weekend (Concert, Charity Cup Rally, Fundraising Banquet)
  • UNICEF’s Change For Good Program
  • Care for Elderly Charitable Ticket Fundraiser
  • Fundraiser for Hong Kong’s San Kwong Theater to help support classic art of Cantonese Opera
  • SGX Bull Run for Charity
  • UNICEF’s World Children’s Day Campaign
  • Dragon’s Heart Charity Missions in Jilin and Xinjiang
  • Giving Warmth to the Elderly
  • Jackie Chan 2005 Scholarships

Jackie also signed items for charity auctions to benefit HK Children’s Cancer Center Yam Pak Charity Fund, attended the Around the World in 80 Days Charity screening in Hawaii, and had a private charity dinner to help recover remains of the war dead.

Jackie Chan began his film career as a stuntman and worked on two of Bruce Lee’s films – Fist of Fury (1972), in which he also had a tiny role as a Japanese martial arts student, and Enter the Dragon (1973). Chan often reminisces about his respect for Lee, his prowess at kung fu, and how he was thrilled when Lee talked to him on set.

At that time, I was just a young guy and he was a really big star,” Chan said, talking about working on Fist of Fury. “He would talk with the stuntmen, but not me, as I was just a kid. But suddenly, somehow I got the chance to be on stage with him.”

Chan’s scene involved him being suspended by a wire. The crew released the wire too quickly, making him hit the ground with unexpected force, and Lee ran over to check that Chan was okay. “Bruce Lee picked me up. I went, ‘Wow! He touched me!’” Chan remembers.

“He influenced me a lot,” Chan said in an interview in 1997 about Bruce Lee . “I admired him, and the way he would talk. He could even speak English. Everyone thought he was a god.”

Bruce Lee won the respect of the stuntmen because he treated them as equals. He would chat with them on set and eat with them. Sometimes he would even contribute towards their medical bills if they got hurt. Such behaviour impressed the young Chan.

“He treated us lowly people very well,” Chan told me. “One day I got hurt and he rushed up to me and said, ‘Are you okay?’”

“At that time, I was just a young guy and he was a really big star,” Chan said, talking about working on Fist of Fury. “He would talk with the stuntmen, but not me, as I was just a kid. But suddenly, somehow I got the chance to be on stage with him.”

Chan later admitted he was so thrilled to receive some attention from the superstar, he would play up his injuries to develop a relationship with Lee. On the set of Enter the Dragon, Lee accidentally hit Chan in the face with a stick.

After working for Lee, Chan vowed to do all his own stunts if he ever got the chance to be a leading man. (Yuen Wah, who had studied at the China Drama Academy with Chan and Sammo Hung Kam-bo, was Lee’s stunt double on Fist of Fury, and provided the northern-style martial arts acrobatics that the competition-trained Lee could not perform himself.)

Jackie Chan on working for Bruce Lee: ‘Everyone thought he was a god’

Chan worked as a stuntman on Lee’s films Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon  and would act injured just to speak to a man he grew to revere despite his initial suspicions. He recalled the biggest thing he learned from the kung fu legend

Long before computer effects helped keep leading actors safe during stunts, Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan achieved international acclaim by putting his body and life at risk—often for multiple takes. Films like The Legend of the Drunken Master and Police Story showcased Chan’s willingness to endure traumatic injury for his comedic ballets of violence. Here are a few things you might not have known about the man 

HE TOOK BRUCE LEE BOWLING.

Early in Chan’s career, he made brief appearances in two Bruce Lee films: 1972’s The Chinese Connection and 1973’s Enter the Dragon. Months later, Chan was headed to a bowling alley when Lee spotted him in the street and asked to join him. Chan agreed, and the two played while Chan kept busy rebuffing autograph-seekers eager to get to Lee. Just about 10 days later, Lee would be dead of cerebral edema at age 32. “I was totally shocked,” Chan said.

HE HAS A PERMANENT HOLE IN HIS HEAD.

Considering Chan’s prolific stunt career, it’s slightly amazing he’s still with us. But he had a very close brush with death shooting 1986’s Armour of God. Describing the action as “simple,” Chan swung from a tree and hit his head on a rock, necessitating a surgically-inserted metal plate and a permanent, quarter-sized indentation in his skull. Chan will sometimes invite people, like co-stars or talk show hosts, to stick their fingers in it.

HE HOLDS THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MOST CREDITS ON A MOVIE.

Chan often directs, produces, and stars in his Hong Kong films, but some projects have inspired him to take on additional responsibilities. For 2012’s Chinese Zodiac, Chan earned a Guinness World Record for most credits (15) in a single film. In addition to directing, producing, and acting, he is also credited as fight choreographer, composer, art director, unit production manager, gaffer, theme tune vocalist, writer, cinematographer, stuntman, prop work, and catering coordinator.

Jackie Chan is a very affable and genuinely kind person in real life. He’s a businessman involved in all aspects of his work and a dedicated family man, too. He is an international celebrity and is the fifth highest paid actor in the world as well. Jackie has always loved his fan base. Fans throughout Asia and the world absolutely love him. Here he is in Malaysia doing a selfie.

When you see or hear the name Jackie Chan, images of well executed martial arts moves and out of this world stunts probably come to mind. Since the 1960s, Chan has been acting, and has appeared in over 150 films. Hence, establishing a name for himself as one of Hong Kong’s best known stars, and achieving international success as a movie action hero.

But underneath the glitz and glamor of Hollywood lies a real life hero. When he’s not making viewers laugh or using improvised weapons on the silver screen, Chan helps the less fortunate and is a great role model to not just children, but everyone. We, at Evolve Daily, believe that there are some things we can learn from him. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 8 Reasons

Why Jackie Chan Is A Hero To Everyone?

1) He exemplifies the Asian values of integrity and HUMILITYy

Despite achieving a massive amount of success, Chan refuses to let it get to his head, and makes it a point to stay humble. When he’s on set, he takes responsibility for everything – including tidying up and cleaning the studio with his crew, and ensuring that everyone is happy with their accommodations. Apart from that, he is always quick to point out that he owes his success to his best friend and manager, Willie Chan, rather than take credit for everything.

2) Understood the Essence of Life

It is clear that Chan thoroughly enjoys what he does. After all, he has dedicated his entire life to making and starring in action films that bring smiles to his audience’s faces while inspiring them. And what better way is there to live than to be happy and appreciate all that you have in this fleeting life?

3) DARE TO CONVERT DREAMS IN TO REALITY

It takes a great deal of persistence and courage to go after your dreams, especially when there are always going to be people who doubt you. Chan had to deal with a number of setbacks and overcome some obstacles during his career. Before leaving his footprints in Hollywood, he dealt with his fair share of struggles due to the lack of roles for Asian actors. However, he didn’t let that stop him from creating “The Tuxedo”, “Around The World In 80 Days”, “The Medallion”, and the blockbusters “Rush Hour” and “Shanghai Noon”.

4) MOST STUNDS BY THE LIVING ACTOR

Due to the difficulty level of Chan’s stunts, no one else is willing to attempt them. So he does all of them himself. Although he has broken most of his bones while attempting the harder and more dangerous stunts, he never let that stop him from ultimately doing them. In fact, he always tries his best to outdo himself and take on more challenging stunts than the ones he has done previously – all in the name of exhilarating the audience. It comes as no surprise then, that he holds the Guinness World Records for “Most Stunts by a Living Actor”.

5) BRUCE LEE INSPIRATION …BUT JACKIE OWN STYLE

Although a director once gave Chan the opportunity to be the second Bruce Lee, he turned it down as he decided to do his own style and take on a role that captured his personality rather than Lee’s – although he admires the Kung Fu icon. Staying true to himself paid off, as his uniqueness made him famous. We believe that it’s always better to be original rather than copy someone else. In fact, sometimes it’s better to be different. So don’t be afraid to embrace your quirks!

6) JACKIE CHAN ..BRAND AMBASSADER FOR CHARITY

When Chan isn’t acting, he gives his money and time to the less fortunate – because he remembers his humble beginnings. He believes that he wouldn’t have made it to where he is today if not for the people he met along the way. So doing his part for the less fortunate is his way of showing gratitude to those people who have helped him. Apart from being an ambassador for UNICEF and helping under privileged kids, his causes include animal treatment, conservation, and disaster relief.

7) EVER FIT

Some people let age stop them from getting in shape, and often give up exercising because they feel that intense physical activity is “too much” for them after hitting a certain age. But not Chan. It is evident that to him, age is just a number. He may be 62, but he’s still as fit as a fiddle, and continues to perform his own stunts. We believe that this is something to draw inspiration from the next time you feel “too old” for anything.

8) MASTER OF HIS OWN DESTINY

Although Chan came from a poor family, and at some point, ended up being unhappy in a construction job in Australia, he never let his circumstances control him. Instead, he went back to Hong Kong and infused humor in martial arts movies such as “Snake in Eagle’s Shadow”, “Drunken Master” and “Fearless Hyena” (which he directed). All these movies went on to become big hits. This is a great example of how we all actually have the power to take control of our lives – it’s only a matter of whether we dare to.

LOOK AT JACKIE CHAN …..HE IS THE LIVING LEGEND …..A MAN OF STRANGE COMBINATIONS …..A SMILEY STUNTMAN …….MAKE AUDIENCE SMILE IN THEATERS ……TRYING TO HELP THE SUFFERERS WITH HIS CHARITY …..AN ASIAN WITH INTERNATIONAL OUT LOOK

BRUCE LEE IS ALWAYS WITH US

BRUCE LEE ALWAYS WITH US TO INSPIRE OF OUR THOUGHTS ,ACTIONS DREAMS AND REALITY

B= BRAVE

R=REAL LIVING

U=UNIQUENESS

C=COURAGE

E= ENERGY

L=  LOVE

E= EFFICIENCY

E= EXTRAORDINARY

SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT BRUCE LEE FOR INSPIRATION

  1. Bruce Lee once kicked a man so hard that it broke a bystander’s arm when the man he had kicked fell into him.
  2. Due to Bruce Lee’s bad eye sight, he was one of the very first people to try contact lenses. Contact lenses were very uncomfortable back in those days!
  3. Bruce Lee’s kicks were extremely fast which we all know. But what you may not have known is that in one of the scenes in Enter the Dragon they had to re-film the scene in slow motion so that viewers wouldn’t think it was fake!
  4. Bruce Lee was a huge Muhammad Ali fan. He used to watch his fights on film obsessively.
  5. Bruce Lee was the voice behind most of the English voices in his films.
  6. Bruce Lee’s secret hobby was writing poetry. He was actually pretty good at it.
  7. Bruce Lee was a champion Cha Cha Dancer in Hong Kong! He won a Cha Cha dancing competition when he was in high school. A man of many talents!
  8. Bruce Lee practiced 5000 punches each day. This explains the power he had!
  9. Bruce Lee had the sweat glands in his armpits surgically removed.
  10. Bruce was born on the Chinese Year of the Dragon, on the Day of the Dragon, and on the hour of the Dragon.
  11. Known for legendary workouts, Lee could do up to 200 pushups – on only one finger or 100 on one thumb!
  12. He personally trained Kareem Abdul Jabbar in kung fu, and the two often sparred together.
  13. Despite playing enemies in Way of the Dragon, Chuck Norris was good friends with Lee, and was a pallbearer at his funeral.
  14. Lee mastered Kung Fu so quickly that he developed his own martial art called Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee quotes always inspires us in all our spheres of life

1.) “If you truly love life, don’t waste time because time is what life is made of.” – Bruce Lee

2.) “Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” – Bruce Lee

3.) “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.”- Bruce Lee

4.) “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

5.) “It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee

6.) “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.” – Bruce Lee

7.) “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee

8.) “‎The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

9.) “In order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.” – Bruce Lee

10.) “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee

11.) “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” – Bruce Lee

12.) “In the middle of chaos lies opportunity ” – Bruce Lee

13.) “I wish neither to possess nor to be possessed. I no longer covet ‘paradise’. More important, I no longer fear ‘hell’.” – Bruce Lee

14.) “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee

15.) “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.” – Bruce Lee

16.) “The medicine for my suffering I had within me from the very beginning but I did not take it. My ailment came from within myself, but I did not observe it, until this moment.
Now I see that I will never find the light unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel, consuming myself.”– Bruce Lee

17.) “…good technique includes quick changes, great variety, and speed. It may be a system of reversals much like a concept of God and the Devil.

In the speed of events, which one is really in charge?…to put the heart of martial arts in your own heart and have it be a part of you means total comprehension and the use of a freestyle. When you have that you will know that there are no limits.” – Bruce Lee

18.) “For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.” – Bruce Lee

19.) “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Bruce Lee

20.) “Remember no man is really defeated unless he is discouraged.” – Bruce Lee

21.) “As you think, so shall you become”. – Bruce Lee

22.) “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

23.) “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee

24.) “Real living is living for others.” – Bruce Lee

25.) A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.” – Bruce Lee

26.) “There is “what is” only when there is no comparing and to live with “what is” is to be peaceful.” – Bruce Lee

27.) “Be happy, but never satisfied.” – Bruce Lee

28.) “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities”. – Bruce Lee

29.) “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.” – Bruce Lee

30.) “…we have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate. We cannot derive a sense of absolute certitude from anything which has its roots in us.

The most poignant sense of insecurity comes from standing alone and we are not alone when we imitate. It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay.” – Bruce Lee

31.) “To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.” – Bruce Lee

32.) “Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.” – Bruce Lee

33.) “Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his/her student.” – Bruce Lee

34.) “Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self-evaluation and self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself – to be is to be related.” – Bruce Lee

35.) “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. – Bruce Lee

36.) “To spend time is to pass it in a specified manner. To waste time is to expend it thoughtlessly or carelessly. We all have time to either spend or waste and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed, it is gone forever.” – Bruce Lee

37.) “Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.” – Bruce Lee

38.) “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.”– Bruce Lee

39.) “Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee

40.) “Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.” – Bruce Lee

41.) “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

42.) “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.” – Bruce Lee

43.) “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” – Bruce Lee

44.) “If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.” – Bruce Lee

45.) “The more we value things, the less we value ourselves” – Bruce Lee

46.) “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

47.) “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” – Bruce Lee

48.) “Only the self-sufficient stand alone – most people follow the crowd and imitate.” – Bruce Lee

49.) “Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” – Bruce Lee

50.) “Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”– Bruce Lee

51.) “Take no thought of who is right or wrong, or who is better than. Be not for or against.”– Bruce Lee

52.) “Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.”– Bruce Lee

53.) “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”– Bruce Lee

54.) “You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.”– Bruce Lee

55.) “Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success”– Bruce Lee

56.) “If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you”– Bruce Lee

57.) “Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.”– Bruce Lee

58.) “Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.”– Bruce Lee

59.) “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is unique your own.”– Bruce Lee

60.) “Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better.”– Bruce Lee

61.) “Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.”– Bruce Lee

62.) “What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.”– Bruce Lee

63.) “A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.”– Bruce Lee

64.) “I am not teaching you anything. I just help you to explore yourself.”– Bruce Lee

65.) “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”– Bruce Lee

66.) “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”– Bruce Lee

67.) “The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”– Bruce Lee

68.) “Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.” – Bruce Lee

69.) “You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”– Bruce Lee

70.) “The world is full of people who are determined to be somebody or to give trouble. They want to get ahead, to stand out. Such ambition has no use for a gung fu man, who rejects all forms of self-assertiveness and competition”– Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee lived a relatively short life, yet he left a big impact up on all of us . He always advises us not to pray for an easy life, pray for the strength  to endure a difficult one and reminds us to Empty our minds , formless. Shapeless, like water. He also given the examples that If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” 

Bruce Lee says that good technique includes quick changes, great variety, and speed. It may be a system of reversals much like a concept of God and the Devil.In the speed of events, which one is really in charge?to put the heart of martial arts in your own heart and have it be a part of you means total comprehension and the use of a freestyle. When you have that you will know that there are no limits .” Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.”“Life is better lived than conceptualized. This writing can be less demanding should I allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I’ve come to understand that life is best to be lived — not to be conceptualized. If you have to think, you still do not understand.”

Bruce Lee identified that 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.”

“Bruce Lee also suggests that not to be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible. It is being “wholly” and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come and “Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with escaping safely – lay your life before him!The world is full of people who are determined to be somebody or to give trouble. They want to get ahead, to stand out. Such ambition has no use for a gung fu man, who rejects all forms of self-assertiveness and competition.” Art is the way to the absolute and to the essence of human life. The aim of art is not the one-sided promotion of spirit, soul and senses, but the opening of all human capacities – thought, feeling, will – to the life rhythm of the world of nature. So will the voiceless voice be heard and the self be brought into harmony with it.”

One should be in harmony with, not in opposition to, the strength and force of the opposition. This means that one should do nothing that is not natural or spontaneous; the important thing is not to strain in any way.”

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