Bruce Lee Quotes & Wallpapers

Bruce Lee
Total Quotes: 555

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

Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed. Bruce Lee

Probably the most badass guy who ever lived on this planet! Bruce Lee

Observe what is with undivided awareness. Bruce Lee

Let the spirit out - Discard all thoughts of reward, all hopes of praise and fears of blame, all awareness of one's bodily self. And, finally closing the avenues of sense perception, let the spirit out, as it will. Bruce Lee

When we suddenly awake to the realization that there is no barrier, and never has been, one realizes that one is all things mountains, rivers, grasses, trees, sun, moon, stars, universe are all oneself. There is no longer a division or barrier between myself and others, no longer any feeling of alienation or fear there is nothing apart from oneself and therefore nothing to fear. Realizing this results in true compassion. Other people and things are not seen as apart from oneself but, on the contrary, as one's own body. Bruce Lee

People try to hold onto the sameness. This holding onto prevents growth. Bruce Lee

Recognizing that the power of will is the supreme court over all other departments of my mind, I will exercise daily when I need the urge to act for any purpose; and I will form habits designed to bring the power of my will into action at least once daily. Bruce Lee

The past is no more; the future not yet. Nothing exists except the here and now. Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at our hands. Bruce Lee

Either you understand or you don't, and that is that. Bruce Lee

A man must constantly exceed his level Bruce Lee

Since life is an ever evolving process, one should flow in this process and discover how to actualize and expand oneself. Bruce Lee

Styles tend to not only separate men - because they have their own doctrines and then the doctrine became the gospel truth that you cannot change. But if you do not have a style, if you just say: Well, here I am as a human being, how can I express myself totally and completely? Now, that way you won't create a style, because style is a crystallization . That way, it's a process of continuing growth. Bruce Lee

We do not become. We simply are. Bruce Lee

Knowing is not enough, You must apply Bruce Lee

Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light. Bruce Lee

If you knew you had to fight for your life tomorrow, would you change your training today? Bruce Lee

To me, ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself. Now, it is very difficult to do. It has always been very easy for me to put on a show and be cocky, and be flooded with a cocky feeling and feel pretty cool and all that. I can make all kinds of phoney things. Blinded by it. Or I can show some really fancy movement. But to experience oneself honestly, not lying to oneself, and to express myself honestly, now that is very hard to do. Bruce Lee

Success means doing something sincerely and wholeheartedly. Bruce Lee

One must be truthful and honest in his approach; a constant independent inquiry and not blindly following a certain blue print laid down by others Bruce Lee

A person cannot forget someone who is good to them. Bruce Lee

Awareness is without choice, without demand, without anxiety; in that state of mind, there is perception. Bruce Lee

...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

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

Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own. Bruce Lee

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

Don't fear failure. - Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. Bruce Lee

What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become. Bruce Lee

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. Bruce Lee

If I should die tomorrow, I will have no regrets. I did what I wanted to do. You can't expect more from life. Bruce Lee

Circumstances hell! I make circumstances! Bruce Lee

Maturation is the development from environmental support to self-support. Bruce Lee

As you think, you shall become Bruce Lee

I have the absolute confidence not to be number two, but then I have enough sense to realize that there can be no number one. Bruce Lee

I don't want to do anything halfway. It has to be perfect. Bruce Lee

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind. Bruce Lee

Art lives where absolute freedom is because when it is not, there can be no creativity. Bruce Lee

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

The athlete who is building muscles though weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit. Bruce Lee

A quality martial artist is always ready for any move, and trains oneself invincible. Bruce Lee

I personally do not believe in the word style. Why? Because, unless there are human beings with three arms and four legs, unless we have another group of human beings that are structually different from us, there can be no different style of fighting. Bruce Lee

You know what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Because, I mean I don't want to be like As Confucius say, but under the sky, under the heavens there is but one family. It just so happens that people are different. Bruce Lee

We have more faith in what we imitate than in what we create Bruce Lee

Before I studied the art, a punch to me was just like a punch, a kick just like a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick no longer a kick. Now that I've understood the art, a punch is just like a punch, a kick just like a kick. The height of cultivation is really nothing special. It is merely simplicity; the ability to express the utmost with the minimum. Bruce Lee

My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting. Bruce Lee

Persistence, persistence, and persistence. The Power can be created and maintained through daily practice - continuous effort. Bruce Lee

To see is to be decieved. To hear is to be lied to. To FEEL is to believe. Bruce Lee

The attitude, 'You can win if you want to badly enough,' means that the will to win is constant. No amount of punishment, no amount of effort, no condition is too 'tough' to take in order to win. Such an attitude can be developed only if winning is closely tied to the practitioner's ideals and dreams. Bruce Lee

There is no such thing as maturity. There is instead an ever-evolving process of maturing. Because when there is a maturity, there is a conclusion and a cessation. That's the end. That's when the coffin is closed. You might be deteriorating physically in the long process of aging, but your personal process of daily discovery is ongoing. You continue to learn more and more about yourself every day. Bruce Lee

There is no love without friendship. Passion alone does not form relationships of value. Bruce Lee

When you point to the moon, what do you see in front of your finger; Your task is to feel, not to think, when you can understand that the lesson will be learned. Bruce Lee

Whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind (if there is such a verbal substance) perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere, the art of JKD attains its perfection. Bruce Lee

Thoughts are things. Bruce Lee

What IS is more important than WHAT SHOULD BE. To many people are looking at what is from a position of thinking what should be. Bruce Lee

Reality is being itself. - It is being itself, in becoming itself. Reality in its isness, the isness of a thing. Thus isness is the meaning - having freedom in its primary sense - not limited by attachments, confinements, partialization, complexities. Bruce Lee

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

What Is, is more important than What Should Be. Bruce Lee

Know the difference between a catastrophe and an inconvenience. Bruce Lee

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Bruce Lee

As you think, so shall you become. Bruce Lee

You just wait. I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world. Bruce Lee

To live is a constant process of relating, so come on out of that shell of isolation and conclusion, and relate DIRECTLY to what is being said. Bear in mind I seek neither your approval nor to influence you. So do not make up your mind as to "this is this" or "that is that." I will be more than satisfied if you begin to learn to investigate everything yourself from now on. Bruce Lee

Before me now there is only one real fact - Death. The truth I have been seeking - this truth is Death. Yet Death is also a seeker. Forever seeking me. So - we have met at last. And I am prepared. I am at peace. Because I will conquer death with death. Bruce Lee

Self-will seems to be the only virtue that takes no account of man-made laws. Bruce Lee

Everybody has to think for himself. A right way for a big man may not be a right way for a small man. A right way for someone who is slow may not be a right way for someone who is quick. Each person must understand his weaknesses and his strengths. Bruce Lee

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