Bruce Lee Quotes (135 quotes)
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
Striking Thoughts (2000)
Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way (Tuttle Publishing, 1997), p. 31
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
"Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living" (Tuttle Publishing, 2002), edited by John Little, p. 173, "Self-actualization" - ISBN: 9780804834711
“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.”
“I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.”
Artist of Life (Tuttle Publishing, 2001), p. 72 - ISBN: 9780804832632
“If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it'll spread into your work, into your morality, in your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body (Tuttle Publishing, 1998), compiled and edited by John Little, p. 23. Also in Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit: a Biography (Frog Books, 1994), p. 234. Often misquoted as "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."
Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living (2000) edited by John Little, Part I: On First Principles. Similar to: izquotes.com/quote/65318
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Born: November 27, 1940
Died: July 20, 1973 (aged 32)
Occupation: Actor, philosopher, screenwriter
Bio: Bruce Lee was a Chinese American Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, founder of Jeet Kune Do, and the son of Cantonese opera actor Lee Hoi-Chuen.
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