Bruce Lee quotes

Born
November 27, 1940, Chinatown, San Francisco, California, U.S.

Died
July 20, 1973.

Occupation
Martial artist, actor, director.

Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American actor, martial artist, philosopher, filmmaker and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do.

You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.
– Bruce Lee
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
– Bruce Lee
Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
– Bruce Lee
It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
– Bruce Lee
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
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
– Bruce Lee
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
– Bruce Lee
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
– Bruce Lee
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
– Bruce Lee
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
– Bruce Lee
The possession of anything begins in the mind.
– Bruce Lee
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
– Bruce Lee
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
– Bruce Lee
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
– Bruce Lee
Real living is living for others.
– Bruce Lee
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
– Bruce Lee
You just wait. I’m going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.
– Bruce Lee
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
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
– Bruce Lee
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.
– Bruce Lee
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
If you always put limit 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
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
– Bruce Lee
Obey the principles without being bound by them.
– Bruce Lee
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
– Bruce Lee
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
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
– Bruce Lee
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.
– Bruce Lee
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
– Bruce Lee
If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
– Bruce Lee
As you think, so shall you become.
– Bruce Lee