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A List of Famous Bruce Lee Quotes

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A list of quotes from Bruce Lee. Here are the best Bruce Lee quotes on various subjects. The Bruce Lee quotations list is sorted by popularity, so only the best quotes are at the top of the list. Enjoy these sayings coined by Bruce Lee. You're able to copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis. Possibly one of the most iconic martial artists of all time, if Bruce Lee was still alive he might enjoy our Muhammad Ali quotes, commitment quotes, and humility quotes.
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    Obey the principles without being bound by them.

    Bruce Lee
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    13

    To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.

    Bruce Lee
  • 3
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    9

    The usefulness of a cup is its emptiness.

    Bruce Lee
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    14

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

    Bruce Lee
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    12

    I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.

    Bruce Lee
  • 6
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    10

    Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.

    Bruce Lee
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    86
    9

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

    Bruce Lee
  • 8
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    2

    The consciousness of "self" is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action

    Bruce Lee
  • 9
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    6

    The future looks extremely bright indeed, with lots of possibilities ahead -- big possibilities. Like the song says, We've just begun.

    Bruce Lee
  • 10
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    2

    To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.

    Bruce Lee
  • 11
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    21

    As you think, so shall you become.

    Bruce Lee
  • 12
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    36

    Empty your mind. Be formless shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can either flow, or it can crash! Be like water, my friend.

    Bruce Lee
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    6

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

    Bruce Lee
  • 14
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    2

    If people say Jeet Kune Do is different from "this" or from "that," then let the name of Jeet Kune Do be wiped out, for that is what it is, just a name. Please don't fuss over it.

    Bruce Lee
  • 15
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    4

    Having no limitation as limitation

    Bruce Lee
  • 16
    45
    2

    The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation.

    Bruce Lee
  • 17
    47
    4

    Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

    Bruce Lee
  • 18
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    4

    Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.

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

    Bruce Lee
  • 20
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    4

    From form to formless and from finite to infinite

    Bruce Lee
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    2

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

    Bruce Lee
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    6

    Using no way as way

    Bruce Lee
  • 23
    36
    9

    To reach me, you must move to me. Your attack offers me an opportunity to intercept you.

    Bruce Lee
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    If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

    Bruce Lee
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    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