Jackie Chan Film Quotes and Life Quotes continues my Asia quotes flavour for this month following on from my earlier posts about Bruce Lee and Kung Fu’s David Carridine. I’ve included some of the best Jackie Chan film quotes in this article, he’s appeared in over 150 films so far, and I’ve added a few Jackie Chan life quotes too because the Hong Kong born, action comedy actor and director, has lived a life that’s touched most corners and crevices of the globe. We start with a few funny quotes from some of Chan’s great movies.
Jackie Chan film quotes
Beware of Hong Kong mosquito with high heels. – The Protector (1985)
This is the West, not the East. The sun may rise where we come from….. but here is where it sets. – Shanghai Noon (2000)
They will torture us for three days. Then they will cut off our eggrolls. – Rush Hour 2 (2001)
I am not third world ugly… women think I’m cute. Like Snoopy. – Rush Hour 2 (2001)
The name’s Tong, James Tong. – The Tuxedo (2002)
If you break her heart, I break your legs. – Shanghai Knights (2003)
If you’re half Chinese, I’m half black. I’m your brother and I’m fly. You down with that, Snoopy? That’s dope, innit? – Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Family isn’t whose blood you carry, it’s who you love and who loves you. – The Spy Next Door (2010)
It’s rad. It’s awesome. It’s jiggy for shizzy. It’s bomb. – The Spy Next Door (2010)
You have taught me very important lesson, Xiao Dre. Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up. – The Karate Kid (2010)
Jackie Chan Life Quotes
It may be funny to watch our skit. But there’s nothing funny about counterfeits.
The life of an action star is very short. I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro , like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their 70’s or 80’s can still act.
In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me ‘Jackie Who?’.
A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, ‘Jackie, are you scared?’… Of course I’m scared. I’m not Superman.
I’m crazy, but I’m not too crazy.
The ads all call me fearless, but that’s just publicity. Anyone who thinks I’m not scared out of my mind whenever I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am.
When I look back to when I was young, when parents said no they meant no, no matter how much you cried and how many times tears would run out, it would be useless. We knew that losing our temper and crying would not get us what we wanted so we wouldn’t dare to lose our temper or cry easily.
American stuntmen are smart – they think about safety. When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance. But in Hong Kong, we don’t know how to count. Everything we do is a guess. If you’ve got the guts, you do it. All of my stuntmen have gotten hurt.
After all those years in Asia, I don’t have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and… Boom!… people go.
Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.
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