Bruce Lee

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Quotes (10)

  • 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 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: Willing is not enough; we must do. Knowing is not enough; we must apply.

  • Producer Raymond Chow: (Bruce's) sudden death at age 32 is a straightforward case of taking the wrong medicine.

  • Bruce Lee: Empty your mind. Be like water. Put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. Put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. Put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, it can creep, drip or crash! Be water, my friend.

  • Bruce Lee: The usefulness of a cup is its emptiness.

  • Bruce: There's no challenge in breaking a board. Boards don't hit back.

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

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Trivia (25)

  • Bruce’s hand assaults against rival Bob Wall in Enter The Dragon were so fast during initial filming that the camera speed had to be increased in order to successfully see them on the screen.

  • Bruce Lee's first Hong Kong produced feature film The Big Boss was a massive hit and out-grossed The Sound Of Music, taking in more than $3.5 million in it’s first three weeks of release.

  • Lee studied with different masters of classical martial arts forms, but became dissatisfied with them. He took the best of all of those arts, combined his own ideas and created his own style called Jun Fan Gung Fu, a modification of Wing Chun combined with western boxing and fencing. This would later lead to his own refined school of the martial arts: Jeet Kune Do.

  • Bruce received his high school diploma from Edison Technical School in Seattle, Washington.

  • Though his martial arts philosophy was controversial, Lee is widely considered to be the greatest martial arts film actor of the 20th century.

  • Short in stature but not in ability, Bruce was just 5' 7½" tall.

  • Bruce had two sisters and two brothers.

  • Bruce was a Philosophy major at the University of Washington.

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