Bruce Lee whose actual name is Lee Jun-fan has been an idol for a lot of people across the world for being a dominant martial arts instructor, artist, philosopher and actor. Perhaps there are no such people in the world who is not familiar with the name of this Hong Kong-born American actor cum director.
He was born in 1940 on November 27th. Bruce Lee started his career in his early childhood when he moved to the US and cast in a film ‘Fists and Fury’ and ‘Enter the Dragon.’ He was the filmmaker, and it was the first time in the world that people got spellbound about the talent of martial arts. It was more than 20 times when Bruce Lee performed in front of the camera while he was a child. He even took training in dance and poetry. In 1953, he focussed on the particular brand of Martial Arts named “Kung Fu” and started to make films on that. For his extreme talent in martial arts, almost all the American Directors tried to pursue him as the instructor for the stunts.
Bruce Lee was not only an expert in martial arts but also a good philosopher and a teacher. He taught the Wing Chun martial arts style to some students in Seattle, Washington. His unique style of training was known as “Jeet Kune Do” which meant "The Way of the Intercepting Fist." The next generation of popular martial arts actor Jackie Chan is a renowned student of Bruce Lee.
Some popular television series of Bruce Lee is “The Green Hornet,” “Ironside and Longstreet,” “Kung Fu.” It has been researched that one of the movies of Bruce Lee has crossed the maximum records of Box Office during those times. The death of Bruce Lee was caused due to unexpected brain edema while he was only 32 years old.
"What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become."
"Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today."
"Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them."
"Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick."
"Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own."
"Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier."
"To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities."
"Be happy, but never satisfied."
"There is no weapon more deadly than the will."
"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do."
"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of."
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."
"Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light."
"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."
"In the middle of chaos lies opportunity."
"Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own."
"Do not follow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence."
"Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail."
"The word 'superstar' is an illusion."
Bruce Lee, the famous martial arts master, and American actor is still an idol to many for his one of a kind style of Kung-Fu moves. He possessed an actual superstar charm and wisdom. These quotes are handpicked for their power and the degree of inspiration.