“Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really.”
Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you cannot conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.
A fight can express things people might not be able to say with words.
It`s either in the genes, or I watched too many of his movies as a kid (on why his film roles echo those of his dad)
All I can tell you is that you cannot make choices in your own career, either career choices or choices when you`re actually working as an actor, based on trying to downplay or live up to a comparison with somebody else. You just can`t do that. You have to do your own work based on your own gut, your own instincts, and your own life.
It`s such an intensely personal thing for me.. I`d probably have been a little too crazy. (on why he refused the role in "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story")
I don`t know if I was destined to play this role, but I feel very fortunate to be doing so. (on his last film, "The Crow")
(About "The Crow") "I`ve done other films with violence in them, but I must say I`ve never done anything where I felt the violence was as justified as it is in this...This is justice."
(About "The Crow") "It`s a story about justice for victims."
(About Eric Draven) He has something he has to do and he is forced to put aside his own pain long enough to go do what he has to do."
The trip reinforced my suspicions that, despite my Pacific Rim heritage, I`m about as American as you get. (explaining that he feels no particular affinity for Asia and does not want to live there)
You only have the burdens on you that you choose to put there.
I always had a pretty good knack for raising hell.
I`ve done my work and I`m happy with it...I respect my father very much, but I`m a very different person than he was.
I don`t want to be remembered as `the son of Bruce Lee`
It`s funny, (...) for that sequence the director just said, say something insulting to him, it doesn`t matter what. So I said something pretty insulting, and they didn`t subtitle it, and they never asked me what it meant. (..) (Laughter) (on the insult he says in Cantonese in the movie "Rapid Fire")