Tuesday, August 7, 2012

the insightfulness of Bruce Lee

(1940-1973)
Someone once asked Bruce whether or not he had a black belt, to which he responded, "I don't have any belt, whatsoever.  That is just a certificate.  Unless you can really do it - that is, defend yourself successfully in a fight - that belt doesn't mean anything.  I think it might be useful to hold your pants up, but that's about it."


came across this quote in the book Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting by Vijay Prashad.

18 comments:

  1. I love Bruce Lee. I've seen almost all of his movies... he was such a force to be reckoned with!

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  2. I don't know much about Bruce Lee other than he's in a lot of good movies, but my respect levels just shot up for the guy :) Thanks for sharing. That was awesome. Ha! :D

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  3. I never thought about it that way, but I guess it's true! :)

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    1. haha...i think it is, but i'm biased, i think most everything bruce said was in some way a pursuit of the truth.

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  4. Very profund, an insightful quote.

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  5. Very interesting quote. I also like that his emphasis is on self defense.

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  6. Just so very curious as to what he would be like now if he had still been alive and what he might have achieved. Sadly, I think he was way ahead of his time and so badly mistreated by the film industry in the West.

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  7. All credentials are fake - like photographs and fingerprints

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    1. haha...not sure bruce would've said as much, but sometimes credentials work, sometimes they don't.

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