Bruce Lee (1940–1973)
Born: November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, California, USA
Died: July 20, 1973 (age 32) in Kowloon, Hong Kong
Linda Lee Cadwell (17 August 1964 – 20 July 1973) (his death) (2 children)
Often had a scene in his films where in a fight, he gets wounded. Standing stunned, he tastes his own blood and then he goes berserk wiping out any opponent in his path.
Made animal sounds when he fought to unnerve his foes and focus his strength. His characters were often proudly Chinese and battled foes who racially oppressed his people as in when he smashed a “No dogs or Chinese allowed” sign with a flying kick.
Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.
Simplicity is the last step of art.
A teacher is never a giver of truth – he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst.
When an opportunity in a fight presents itself, “I” don’t hit, “it” hits all by itself.
Empty your mind. Become formless and shapeless like water. When water is poured into a cup, it becomes the cup. When water is poured into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Be water, my friend.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. If you want to understand the truth in martial arts, to see any opponent clearly, you must throw away the notion of styles or schools, prejudices, likes and dislikes, and so forth. Then, your mind will cease all conflict and come to rest. In this silence, you will see totally and freshly.
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 key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Don’t think, feel! It is like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.