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Jackie Chan Quotes


"Jackie Chan is a myth." - Jackie Chan

"When I was a kid, I loved Jackie Chan." - Lucas Till

"Anyone can be a Superman, but nobody can be Jackie Chan." - Jackie Chan

"Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn't know how to do, and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn't know how to do." - Jet Li

"My father was, like, the token bad white guy in all the old Jackie Chan/Bruce Lee films." - Celina Jade

"I love 'Enter the Dragon,' and I love Japanese movies. I love Jackie Chan movies; they are my heroes." - Rain

"I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan." - Jackie Chan

"Why did I become Jackie Chan? Mostly because I work very hard. When people were sleeping, I was still training." - Jackie Chan

"My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That's the Jackie Chan diary." - Jackie Chan

"I certainly look at them very differently now, and enjoy Jackie Chan movies and movies like that." - Chiaki Kuriyama

"Jackie Chan, I've known him, he's a great guy. I know he's very watchable and fun. He's perfect, actually." - Dolph Lundgren

"I have two sons in America, and all they care about in Chinese culture is Jackie Chan and Jet Li." - Ang Lee

"Jackie?" "It wasn't your fault." - Tammara Webber

"Bruce Lee brought the martial arts movie to the attention of the world - and without him, I don't think that anyone would have ever heard of Jackie Chan." - Jackie Chan

"I was doing an hour drama on television and a Jackie Chan movie in Toronto, so I was on a plane every three days." - Debi Mazar

"When I try to speak perfectly then I am not Jackie Chan anymore. Some words sound like I am trying too hard. The whole thing is not me." - Jackie Chan

"Before I did 'Rush Hour,' I was a big fan of Jackie Chan movies and I had seen all of them." - Brett Ratner

"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." - Jackie Chan

"Well, that's the old story I heard about the Jackie Chan films. That, like, Jackie Chan will just keep going and when crew members drop he just replaces them. I don't know if that's true but after having worked in Japan I believe it might be true." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

"Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn't know how to do and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn't know how to do. You can both go to two Chinese restaurants, but both can have different kinds of food." - Jet Li

"I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan." - Jimi Hendrix

"Sadly, the immortal Jackie Milburn died recently" - Cliff Morgan

"Jackie Robinson is a true legend." - Sidney Poitier

"I like Jackie [Chan] because I've been a fan of Jackie's forever. He's broken every bone in his body for his commitment and dedication to doing his own stunts. So he's the real deal." - Jason Statham

"No matter how much more I practice, my English will never be perfect. If it is really terrible, I'll correct it, but otherwise, I do it my Jackie Chan way." - Jackie Chan

"I just want people to remember me like I remember Buster Keaton. When they talk about Buster Keaton or Gene Kelly, people say, 'Ah yes, they good.' Maybe one day, they remember Jackie Chan that way." - Jackie Chan

"Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Bruce Lee are my masters; they're the inspiration for my work. Bruce Lee was a heavy fighter who threw hard punches. Jackie moves very fast and uses a lot of comedy, and Jet Li is very fluid. I've tried to combine all of their styles and added some things of my own" - Tatchakorn Yeerum

"The martial arts that I got into was because of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, because of all of the animal styles at the time. It was around about the time when Jackie was doing 'Drunken Master,' and, like, Snake versus this and that." - Ray Park

"Chan Ho had a great career and was the exemplification of class, dignity and character." - Tommy Lasorda

"How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason?" - Maureen O'Hara

"How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason?" - Maureen Ohara

"I lived the stuff that Jackie Collins writes about." - Janice Dickinson

"In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever." - Marion Jones

"Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance." - Audrey Meadows

"Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's." - Sidney Poitier

"In the film industry, we tend to pick up where others have left off, and Id like to think the influences I picked up from Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme are visible in my work." - Scott Adkins

"Being in a bathtub with Jackie Chan, I don't know, it has a way of bonding you I'll tell you that. I don't know if there are some weird undertones. It was like we had met in Los Angeles and we didn't have that much to say to each other but, after that bathtub scene, we were great friends." - Owen Wilson

"The invention progress is tough sometimes. When I first choreographed the Drunken Master in the past with Jackie Chan, I spent months to create the whole sequence. There were no fight sequences before; it's just a name. I have to choreograph it all by myself." - Yuen Woo-ping

"When I started martial arts... Bruce Lee is obviously the top dog and Jackie Chan is a legend. But for a lot of westerners it was Van Damme. He was the first person you saw that made you realise you didn't need to be Asian or Oriental to do that stuff." - Joey Ansah

"When I go out, people look at me with a puzzled expression on their faces thinking, "You're Jackie Chan?" When people stare at me, it makes me uncomfortable. More and more I find that I just stay in my hotel when I am working." - Jackie Chan

"When I was young, I saw a lot of martial arts films with Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. I loved them. They are my heroes but, I'm so powerful, I'm so faster. I'm so young and so handsome like a model. I really loved them so they are my role models." - Rain

"In the film industry, we tend to pick up where others have left off, and I'd like to think the influences I picked up from Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme are visible in my work." - Scott Adkins

"I don't really want to be compared to Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, but I really feel honored and really proud that people actually see me as them or similar to them, and because they are my inspiration for what I have become today. I am really honored that people compare me to those people." - Tony Jaa

"It is totally different making films in the East than in the West. In the East, I make my own Jackie Chan films, and it's like my family. Sometimes I pick up the camera because I choreograph all the fighting scenes, even when I'm not fighting. I don't have my own chair. I just sit on the set with everybody." - Jackie Chan

"I have met Jackie Chan about 6 times up 'til now... and even though many people think we are natural enemies, I personally think he is a cool bloke and would honestly love to work with him in a film one time - that would a well brilliant movie!" - Jet Li

"I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also, the character is not a superhero. I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe." - Wentworth Miller

"Drying her eyes, Mother said to Totto-chan very slowly, "You're Japanese and Masao-chan comes from a country called Korea. But he's a child, just like you. So, Totto-chan, dear, don't ever think of people as different. Don't think, 'That person's a Japanese, or this person's a Korean.' Be nice to Masao-chan. It's so sad that some people think other people aren't nice just because they're Koreans." - Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

"Lately I've been suffocating. Chan Young is my air, without him beside me, am I able to breathe?" - Lee Bo-na

"Styles be fat like Jackie Gleason, the rest be Art Carney." - Phife Dawg

"I read every biography [of Jackie Kennedy] I could get my hands on." - Natalie Portman

"I was carrying Jackie Stewart's bag! Formula One was pretty much the same back then." - Martin Sorrell

"There were three great child singing stars: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Washington." - Don Cornelius

"Not because I'm trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades." - Alicia Keys

"When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon." - Marc Maron

"Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson." - Willie Mays

"I'd much rather see Richard Pryor or Jackie Mason in a theater than in a club." - Elayne Boosler

"I always admired Jackie Kennedy for her dignity, integrity and grace." - Julianne Phillips

"Major League Baseball should retire Roberto Clemente's number, just like they did Jackie Robinson's." - Carlos Beltran

"Miles and I had been looking to do a martial arts show for some time. Our first two movies that we wrote were "Lethal Weapon 4" and "Shanghai Noon" with Jackie Chan. Then we sort of got pulled into the superhero world, but then you look around at what's not on television and there wasn't really a martial arts shows. There are shows that do martial arts to a degree, but there's not a martial arts show." - Alfred Gough

"I remember working with Jackie Chan on Shanghai Noon [2000], and when we were working on the script, I thought that my character thought about being an outlaw the way a kid today would think about being a rock star, as a way to impress girls. So it was just kind of a funny idea, but once we had that idea, it changed the character and made it something that was funnier to me to play." - Owen Wilson

"I have always been a great fan of Peter Chan and many other great directors who specialize in anything outside of action." - Donnie Yen

"If I had one wish in the world that wish would be to have Jackie Robinson here to see this happen. I don't think that I would have stood the pressure or have gone through what Jackie had to." - Frank Robinson

"I used to tell Jackie (Robinson) sometimes when they were throwing at him, 'Jackie, they aren't throwing at you because you are black. They are throwing at you because they don't like you." - Pee Wee Reese

"I jack, I rob, I sin. Aw man, I'm Jackie Robinson 'Cept when I run base, I dodge the pen" - Jay-Z

"Jackie [Kennedy] wore one of my dresses - it was made from kitchen curtain material - and people went crazy." - Lilly Pulitzer

"Jackie Wilson said it was Reet-Petite, kind of love you got knock me off my feet." - Van Morrison

"I know what love is: Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall, Romeo and Juliet, Jackie and John and Marilyn..." - Ian Shoales

"We had a love-hate relationship. Jackie knew exactly what she could get out of one of my photos." - Ron Galella

"I wound up signing to RCA Victor as a trumpeter, guesting on shows like Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners." - Frankie Avalon

"As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie." - Pierre Salinger

"I was one of the first people to learn that Jackie was going to marry Aristotle Onassis." - Pierre Salinger

"Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me." - Pierre Salinger

"Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter." - Chuck Jones

"Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"My first concert makes me sound like a real old man. My very first concert was Jackie Wilson." - Eddie Murphy

"To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don't think it's necessarily deserved." - Sidney Poitier

"I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show." - Elvis Presley

"Jackie Kennedy was the most appropriately dressed first lady we've ever had. You can see how lasting Jackie's style is." - Lynda Resnick

"Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career." - Ernie Harwell

"I wanted to know how Jackie felt about [John F. Kennedy], and I got to know Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. Bunny and her were buddies. I asked, "How do you know what Jackie knew?" And Bunny said, "She told me."... Jackie called him "Magic." Bunny said she just picked her man. That was it. This was the guy she loved." - Chris Matthews

"The first real thing was Divine as Jackie Kennedy [in Eat Your Makeup]. His mother found the bloody Jackie Kennedy outfit in the boot of his car and said, 'What is this?" and Divine said, "I am Jackie Kennedy!" His mother just changed the subject; she didn't know what to say." - John Waters

"Most of the time I'm not even working, I'm just helping people, because I feel that I am too lucky. If there really is a god, then he really looks after me. All these years he's taken care of me, my career keeps getting better and better. Whatever I want just seems to come. And it keeps coming. So I promised myself that I have to pay for this, payback society. So this is why I started my Jackie Chan Foundation to help children and sick kids and people in hospitals." - Jackie Chan

"The first book I could call mine, my first book, was a picture book, The Magic Monkey - it was adapted from an old Chinese legend by a thirteen-year-old prodigy named Plato Chan with the help of his sister." - Nick Flynn

"My puppies play a daily role in inspiring me too! But most of all, my husband, Conroy Chan, inspires me in life. He's always there to help keep me going." - Josie Ho

"The first book I could call mine, my first book, was a picture book, 'The Magic Monkey' - it was adapted from an old Chinese legend by a thirteen-year-old prodigy named Plato Chan with the help of his sister." - Nick Flynn

"I want you to make u and go halfzies on this cake. K? But. . . I want a piece too, so i guess we'll have to go thirdzies. . . Awwww, we're not going to be able to split the strawberry on top though. What should we do? Maybe I should just take it after all strawberries are my favorite. . . oh! I forgot to ask Hiku-chan, Kau-chan do you like strawberries? -Hunny" - Bisco Hatori

"You think when Jesus comes back, he really wants to see a cross? That's like going up to Jackie Onassis with a rifle pendant on." - Bill Hicks

"He struck a mighty blow for equality, freedom and the American way of life. Jackie Robinson was a good citizen, a great man, and a true American champion." - Ronald Reagan

"My personal style icon is Steve McQueen. My design style icon is a mix of everyone from Jackie O. to Lauren Hutton to my mother." - Michael Kors

"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive" - Lou Brock

"There was never a man in the game who could put mind and muscle together quicker and with better judgment than (Jackie) Robinson." - Branch Rickey

"It's a mixed crowd at the dogs - black, white, hispanic - but to Walt they all look like Jackie Gleason. Heavyset guys with big plans and polyester souls." - John Sayles

"Poirot: Do not allow Hate into your heart, for it will make a home there. Jackie: If Love cannot live there, Hate works just as well." - Agatha Christie

"I used to skip school to go there when I was growing up in Newark, ... I saw the Flamingos, the Heartbeats, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Jackson." - George Clinton

"I am not a boy, not a girl, I am not gay, not straight, I am not a drag queen, not a transsexual - I am just me, Jackie." - Jackie Curtis

"This guy don't come to the ballpark to beat you. He comes to beat you bad. This (Jackie) Robinson, he plays a ton." - Leo Durocher

"It was a bit of a lark when I agreed to do [Smokey and the Bandit], and I knew we'd have fun if we could get Jackie Gleason." - Burt Reynolds

"I know that they [Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner and even Wilma Rudolph] have paved the way and they have been a source of inspiration." - Allyson Felix

"I play the Father/Son every year on the PGA TOUR Champions. I split it between Jackie and Gary as my playing partners." - Jack Nicklaus

"I've done radio interviews about this movie [42]. I feel I'm a part of this movie, since I knew Jackie Robinson. I was at his first game." - Larry King

"Major League Baseball has not forgotten and will never forget the great contribution and sacrifice that Jackie made to baseball and to all of society" - Bud Selig

"Each morning, before Jackie started her studies, she wrote on a clean piece of paper: Tarde venientibus ossa. To the latecomers are left the bones." - Junot Diaz

"I was like a Borscht Belt comedian trapped in the body of a 6-year-old. I was channeling Jackie Mason at 7." - Josh Gad

"What makes a comedian has nothing to do with religion. Think of Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, Jackie Gleason, who were all Catholics." - Buddy Hackett

"In terms of comedians, I loved, growing up, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, Carol Burnett, all those people." - Ed Oneill

"I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie." - Quentin Tarantino

"Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark." - Audrey Meadows

"I get called Jacqueline Bissette in America. In France, I get called Jackie Bisset. And actually, it is Jacqueline Bisset, which is not that easy to say." - Jacqueline Bisset

"I think I've drawn from some of the most feminine women, like Jackie Kennedy. I am totally devastated that she's gone. She had it all." - Sandra Bernhard

"Every year we discuss Jackie Robinson Day, which is April 15. We talk about it throughout baseball, promote it throughout baseball." - Curtis Granderson

"There's people saying that 'Jackie Brown' was a blaxploitation movie, when there's nothing at all blaxploitation about it other than Pam Grier being in it." - Michael Jai White

"I guess what really made me a Dodgers fan from the beginning was that the team had Jackie Robinson, the first 'Negro' in the major leagues." - Cheech Marin

"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive." - Lou Brock

"I wake the dead. I bring Jackie Robinson and the Roosevelts to life. Who do you think Im trying to wake up?" - Ken Burns

"It's not every day you get to be in a movie about Jackie Robinson, so you want to do it as right as you can." - Andre Holland

"When Toots finally could breathe again and the blood returned to his brain, he recalled that he had not passed or been passed by Jackie at any time in the race. Toots never used foul language but he came close that night. Jackie paid." - Audrey Meadows

"Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead." - Jackie Chan

"I've stayed buddies with my old buddy Jackie Slater. I talk to Jackie Slater. I play golf with Marcus Allen a lot. I play golf with Marshall Faulk a lot. My buddy Craig Young, he lives up in New Mexico. I still talk to a lot of the guys." - Eric Dickerson

"Whenever I'm waiting behind the stage, it's kind of like my normal Jackie mode is me talking a lot, playing around, but superstar Jackie mode is me concentrating on making sure that this performance was going to be a great performance." - Jackie Evancho

"As I look out there and see the culture of baseball, a lot of blacks and Latins, it's given me a lot of joy to know that Jackie started that. If Jackie hadn't come in '47, me and Ron Santo wouldn't have played in Double-A and all those years in the big leagues." - Billy Williams

"Kyouya my hair stylist. Mori-senpi go to the eye doctor and get him some contact lenses. -Tamaki What about me Tama-chan? -Hunny Hunny senpi. -Tamaki Yes sir! -Hunny You... go have some cake. -Tamaki It's just us Ousa-chan.Everyone else said they were too busy. . . -Hunny" - Bisco Hatori

"We took a bus to the nearby monastery of one of the last great Tang dynasty Chan masters, Yun-men. Yun-men was known for his pithy 'one word' Zen. When asked 'What is the highest teaching of the Buddha?' he replied: 'An appropriate statement.' On another occasion, he answered: 'Cake.' I admired his directness." - Stephen Batchelor

"Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother, Colin. Or my younger brother, Ho-Chan-Chu. But I think it's Colin." - Tim Vine

"People have said, 'Why don't you make your own company like Chan-wook Park has his own company,' but my head is full of writing and directing and I don't feel like I want to run a company. That's not really within my personality as well." - Bong Joonho

"I had just turned 20, and Jackie told me the only way to be successful at anything was to go out and do it. He said baseball was a game you played every day, not once a week." - Hank Aaron

"Only three things them ladies talk about: they kids, they clothes, and they friends. I hear the word Kennedy, I know they ain't discussing no politic. They talking about what Miss Jackie done wore on the tee-vee." - Kathryn Stockett

"I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship." - Jonas Mekas

"I think one of the most important American films is Jackie Brown, which is such a humble depiction of humble characters but so powerful. The film was pure depiction of the American poverty of the 90s." - Arnaud Desplechin

"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive. The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered." - Lou Brock

"The only stage direction Jackie ever gave him, George said was: 'If you want to stay in the picture, stay close to me.' The rest of the cast remembered a television director's adage." - Audrey Meadows

"When Jackie got his big contract at CBS and was putting together what turned out to be almost a stock company of players, he remembered Frank and said, 'Get me that kid who played the jail sketch." - Audrey Meadows

"Coretta Scott King was all about her pearl earrings. At one point, I'm wearing pearl earrings the size of golf balls. They're enormous! She was bold-she knew that she was the Jackie Kennedy of her community." - Carmen Ejogo

"According to my sister, the expert novelist Jackie Collins, most men stray. And sex doesn't mean anything to most men. But I wouldn't date a man who slept around. Absolutely not. I've divorced people for that." - Joan Collins

"Only three things them ladies talk about: they kids, they clothes, and they friends. I hear the word Kennedy, I know they ai' discussing no politic. They talking about what Miss Jackie done wore on the tee-vee." - Kathryn Stockett

"Someone, I was beginning to suspect, had a bit of a gangster complex. It wasn't really very hard to figure out who. I mean, I was guessing it wasn't Christopher's aunt Jackie." - Meg Cabot

"He (Jackie Robinson) was the greatest competitor I've ever seen. I've seen him beat a team with his bat, his ball, his glove, his feet and, in a game in Chicago one time, with his mouth." - Duke Snider

"When I were a young man, I used to play baseball and steal bases just like Jackie Robinson. If the empire would rule me out, I would get mad and hit the empire." - Langston Hughes

"Will I die slain like my King by a terrorist? Will my woman be Coretta, take my name and cherish it? Or will she Jackie O., drop the Kennedy, remarry it?" - Killer Mike

"There is no such thing as a good paparazzo. A good paparazzo, that's a paparazzo who has had his camera broken. In fact, they are bandits, thieves of photography. (Statement after photographs were published showing Jackie Onassis sunbathing nude.)" - Federico Fellini

"I noticed when I was driving around that they changed the name of the Interborough Parkway to the Jackie Robinson Parkway. And the Interborough family is very upset about this..." - Andy Kindler

"It's the saddest year in movies. We've got "Manchester," "Moonlight," "Chronic," "Jackie" ... it's sad when "American Honey" is the happiest film of the year and it's about runaways aimlessly trying to figure out their lives with no parental figures." - Nick Kroll

"We used to have an all-Black baseball team, all Black stars and when White folks took Jackie Robinson and brought him into the major league that was the beginning of the crushing of Black baseball teams and leagues." - Louis Farrakhan

"Young stand-ups, we ought to do comedy in George Carlin's spirit, in Richard Pryor's spirit, in Jackie Gleason's spirit, in Lucille Ball's spirit, because they did it with the spirit." - Tracy Morgan

"The fact is he [John F.Kennedy] always had to have somebody around besides Jackie [Kennedy]. Whatever their relationship, he wanted company. I think it gets back to all those years in a hospital bed." - Chris Matthews

"There were, like, 20 of [Jackie Kennedy's biographies], which was interesting because they are not exactly high literature - they are pulpy.But the [Arthur] Schlesinger transcripts ended up being the most useful of anything." - Natalie Portman

"I feel like my name completely does not belong on that list [of great athlets], but I'm completely grateful for everything that they [Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner and even Wilma Rudolph] have done." - Allyson Felix

"[Formula One racing looking after Jackie Stewart in 1968] was not so intense and, yes, it was much more dangerous - what was definitely different back then was the level of safety." - Martin Sorrell

"I remember that Jackie [Stewart] was the first driver wearing flameproof underwear! What it definitely was: it was much more flamboyant. But that doesn't really make it better in my point of view." - Martin Sorrell

"There is an incredible film, 42. It's the incredible story of Jackie Robinson. I have extolled the virtues of this movie to everyone I meet. I've given quotes to everyone I talk to." - Larry King



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