Bruce Lee Quotes & Wallpapers

Bruce Lee
Total Quotes: 555


Flow in the living moment. - We are always in a process of becoming and nothing is fixed. Have no rigid system in you, and you'll be flexible to change with the ever changing. Open yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the total openness of the living moment. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo. Bruce Lee

Martial arts, like any art, is an unrestricted athletic expression of an individual soul. Bruce Lee

I personall do not believe in 'style'. Because of 'styles', people are separated. They are not united together because styles became law. Bruce Lee

Through my own observations. I am convinced that an absolutely honest and direct inquiry into oneself will lead to understanding. Bruce Lee

If you want to learn to swim you have to throw yourself in the water. Bruce Lee

I'm not a master. I'm a student-master, meaning that I have the knowledge of a master and the expertise of a master, but I'm still learning. So I'm a student-master. I don't believe in the word 'master.' I consider the master as such when they close the casket. Bruce Lee

When you fight, if it is a real fight, use every tool that you have, use your whole body. Use your fists, your legs, your fingers, your head if you have to, and hit them in every vulnerable spot, the balls, the eyes etc. to win. Bruce Lee

If mere mechanical efficiency can make everyone a martial artist, then all is well. Unfortunately, combat, like freedom, is something that can not be preconceived. Bruce Lee

The abdominal and waist region coordinate all parts of the body and act as the center or generator. Therefore, you can promote the ability to control the body's action and master your will more easily. Bruce Lee

Every man today is the result of his thoughts yesterday. Bruce Lee

The most important thing to me is, how, in the process of learning how to use my body, can I come to understand myself ? Bruce Lee

We have great work ahead of us, and it needs devotion and much, much energy. To grow, to discover, we need involvement. Bruce Lee

Flow in the living moment - We are always in a process of becoming and nothing is fixed. Bruce Lee

Remember, Life is a journey, not a destination. Bruce Lee

The highest technique is to have no technique. My technique is a result of your technique; my movement is a result of your movement. Bruce Lee

Don't think, feel....it is like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory! Bruce Lee

What we are after is the ROOT and not the branches. The root is the real knowledge; the branches are surface knowledge. Real knowledge breeds body feel and personal expression; surface knowledge breeds mechanical conditioning and imposing limitation and squelches creativity. Bruce Lee

Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. Bruce Lee

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

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. Bruce Lee

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential. Bruce Lee

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee

Showing off is the fool's idea of glory. Bruce Lee

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. Bruce Lee

Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against. Bruce Lee

There is a powerful craving in most of us to see ourselves as instruments in the hands of others and thus free ourselves from the responsibility for acts which are prompted by our own questionable inclinations and impulses. Both the strong and the weak grasp at this alibi. The latter hide their malevolence under the virtue of obedience: they acted dishonorably because they had to obey orders. The strong, too, claim absolution by proclaiming themselves the chosen instrument of a higher power - God, history, fate, nation, or humanity. Bruce Lee

The success of an assailant's attack depends on surprise, and if you're sufficiently alert to prevent a surprise, your counterattack is already halfway to being successful. Bruce Lee

I think of myself as a human being. Bruce Lee

The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. Bruce Lee

Learn it all, then forget it all. Bruce Lee

As long as we separate this oneness into two we won't achieve realization. Bruce Lee

The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose. Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear. Make a hairbreadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart; if you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between 'for' and 'against' is the mind's worst disease. Bruce Lee

Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo. Bruce Lee

As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand. Bruce Lee

Anxiety is the gap between the NOW and the THEN. So if you are in the NOW, you can't be anxious, because your excitement flows immediately into ongoing spontaneous activity. Bruce Lee

Sincere thought means thought of concentration (quiet awareness). The thought of a distracted mind cannot be sincere Bruce Lee

You must accept the fact that there is no help but self-help. I cannot tell you how to gain freedom since freedom exists within you. Bruce Lee

Jeet Kune Do does not beat around the bush. It does not take winding detours. It follows a straight line to the objective. Simplicity is the shortest distance between two points. Bruce Lee

You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. Bruce Lee

Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today. Bruce Lee

The founder of any branch must be more ingenious than the common man. However, if his achievement is not carried on by disciples of the same ingenuity, then things will only become formalized and get stuck in a cul-de-sac; whereby breakthrough and progress will be almost impossible. Bruce Lee

when one is not expressing himself, he is not free. thus, he begins to struggle and the struggle breeds methodical routine. Soon, he is doing his methodical routine as response rather than responding to what is. Bruce Lee

Remember, success is a journey not a destination. Have faith in your ability. You will do just fine. Bruce Lee

Emotion can be the enemy, if you give into your emotion, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotion, because the body always follows the mind. Bruce Lee

To develop the creative attitude, analyze and focus on the wanted SOLUTION; seek out and fill your mind with the FACTS; write down ideas, both sensible and seemingly wild; let the facts and ideas simmer in your mind; evaluate, recheck, settle on the creative ideas. Bruce Lee

Success is not in reaching the destination, but in making the journey. Bruce Lee

A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. Bruce Lee

I don't believe in different ways of fighting now. I mean, unless human beings have 3 arms and 3 legs, then we will have a different way of fighting. But basically we all have two arms and two legs so that is why I believe there should be only one way of fighting and that is no way. Bruce Lee

We shall find the answer when we examine the problem, the problem is never apart from the answer, the problem IS the answer, understanding the problem dissolves the problem. Bruce Lee

He who wants to succeed should learn how to fight, to strive and to suffer. You can acquire a lot in life, if you are prepared to give up a lot to get it. Bruce Lee

To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow. Bruce Lee

Can you look at a situation without naming it? Naming it, making it a word, causes fear. Bruce Lee

The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. Bruce Lee

All goals apart from the means are illusions; becoming is a denial of being. Bruce Lee

If you want to be immortal live a life worth remembering Bruce Lee

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

Endurance is lost rapidly if one ceases to work at its maximum. Bruce Lee

The biggest adversary in our life is ourselves. We are what we are, in a sense, because of the dominating thoughts we allow to gather in our head. All concepts of self-improvement, all actions and paths we take, relate solely to our abstract image of ourselves. Life is limited only by how we really see ourselves and feel about our being. A great deal of pure self-knowledge and inner understanding allows us to lay an all-important foundation for the structure of our life from which we can perceive and take the right avenues. Bruce Lee

Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain Bruce Lee

Out of chaos, find simplicity, From discord, find harmony. Bruce Lee

Don't indulge in any unnecessary, sophisticated moves Bruce Lee

Flow in the living moment. - We are always in a process of becoming and nothing is fixed. Have no rigid system in you, and you"ll be flexible to change with the ever changing. Open yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the total openness of the living moment. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo. Bruce Lee

The moment is freedom. - I could' live by a rigid schedule. I try to live freely from moment to moment, letting things happen and adjusting to them. Bruce Lee

To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. Bruce Lee

Either push your limits or die. Bruce Lee

Get maximum effect from minimum effort. Bruce Lee

Running water never grows stale. So you just have to 'keep on flowing. Bruce Lee

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. Bruce Lee

To be perfectly frank, I really do not. Bruce Lee



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