Jackie Chan Quotes: Words of Wisdom from a Kung Fu Legend

These quotes from Jackie Chan about his family and life will make you laugh and smile.

Jackie Chan is a skilled martial artist, stuntman, filmmaker, and actor.

People all over the world love and respect his performances in movies.

Jackie Chan is a one-of-a-kind entertainer.

He says funny things in movies, does amazing stunts and acts with charm.

These quotes from Jackie Chan will make your day better and help you understand him better.

Some of Jackie Chan’s top movies are Rush Hour, Drunken Master, Police Story, and The Foreigner.

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1. “Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.” – Jackie Chan

2. “I do small things. I try to do good things every day.” – Jackie Chan

3. “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.” – Jackie Chan

4. “When you are learning about a martial art, it is about respect.” – Jackie Chan

5. “I’m good for some things, bad for a lot of things.” – Jackie Chan

6. “Why did I become Jackie Chan? Mostly because I work very hard. When people were sleeping, I was still training.” – Jackie Chan

7. “The best fights are the ones we avoid.” – Jackie Chan

8. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan

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9. “I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.” – Jackie Chan

10. “Kung fu lives in everything we do. It lives in how we put on a jacket and how we take off a jacket. It lives in how we treat people. Everything is kung fu.” – Jackie Chan

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11. “If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken. But then, does he ever truly live?” – Jackie Chan

12. “Being still and doing nothing are two completely different things.” – Jackie Chan

13. “I’m crazy, but I’m not stupid.” – Jackie Chan

14. “Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.” – Jackie Chan

15. “Now I am older, I understand we have to accept who we are.” – Jackie Chan

16. “Speaking English is like tongue-twist for me. I can speak each word perfectly, but then you have to string them together like, ‘Blah, blah, blah.’ That’s when I get crazy.” – Jackie Chan

17. “Before I do a stunt, I have to make sure it is safe.” – Jackie Chan

18. “Don’t try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.” – Jackie Chan

19. “I know I have to run 20 more minutes if I eat ice cream. I eat everything, but I just do more training.” – Jackie Chan

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20. “Sometimes I’d like to play the bad guy and sometimes I’d like to die in a movie.” – Jackie Chan

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21. “I’m afraid to fail again.” – Jackie Chan

22. “American stuntmen are smart – they think about safety. When they 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.” – Jackie Chan

23. “If everyone does some good, think of what a good world this will be.” – Jackie Chan

24. “We learn martial arts as helping weakness. You never fight for people to get hurt. You’re always helping people.” – Jackie Chan

25. “I only want my work to make people happy.” – Jackie Chan

26. “A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, ‘Jackie, are you scared?’ Of course, I’m scared. I’m not Superman.” – Jackie Chan

27. “If there is a god, then he looks after me.” – Jackie Chan

28. “As a father, I always want my son to be perfect. When he was young, I tried to train him in martial arts, but he said, ‘I don’t want to become like Bruce Lee’s son, with everybody telling me how good my father was.’ I just think my son is too lazy.” – Jackie Chan
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29. “I hate violence, yes I do. It’s kind of a dilemma, huh?” – Jackie Chan

30. “My schedule goes: wake up, run, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That’s the Jackie Chan diary.” – Jackie Chan

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31. “I’m tired of fighting. I’ve always known that I can’t be an action star all my life.” – Jackie Chan

32. “Being a stunt coordinator, I have to take care not only of myself but I have to make sure everyone is safe.”- Jackie Chan

33. “I hope someday in Hollywood, some producer or director will hire me only to do drama.” – Jackie Chan

34. “It is 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 chair. I just sit on the set with everybody.” – Jackie Chan

35. “I loved cowboy movies when I was a kid. When I was five years old, I was already wearing a cowboy hat and suit. When I grew up, I knew John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Kirk Douglas, and so on.” – Jackie Chan

36. “The children right now, the young children, everybody should go to a martial arts school. Why? Because as soon as they go to a martial arts school, they learn discipline.” – Jackie Chan

37. “Besides entertainment and action, I want to educate. You know, as a producer or director, we do have a responsibility to society.” – Jackie Chan

38. “I don’t want to be an action star, an action star’s life is so short. I want my life to get longer, I want my career to get longer.” – Jackie Chan

39. “Family isn’t whose blood you carry. It’s who you love and who loves you.” – Jackie Chan

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40. “When I’m making an American film, it’s safer because there are so many people on the set to watch me. Whatever I do, they say, ‘What are you doing!? Tell me first!’ There are so many restrictions.” – Jackie Chan

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41. “Most of the time, I’m not even working; I’m just helping people because I feel that I am too lucky.” – Jackie Chan

42. “Coffee is a language in itself.” – Jackie Chan

43. “For me, the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing – stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation, or businesses – makes more money for me than making movies.” – Jackie Chan

44. “My dream is to continue filming until my body tells me to stop.” – Jackie Chan

45. “I allowed myself to be bullied because I was scared and didn’t know how to defend myself. I was bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied. By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.” – Jackie Chan

46. “When I was young I trained a lot. I trained my mind, I trained my eyes, trained my thinking, how to help people. And it trained me how to deal with pressure.” – Jackie Chan

47. “I think every young child can learn through any martial art. They would then learn to respect their life, respect their parents, respect their country, and respect the whole world.” – Jackie Chan

48. “Pain is my daily routine. As long as I don’t go to the hospital, it’s nothing for me.” – Jackie Chan

49. “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

50. “I just make good movies. That’s the way I thank my fans.” – Jackie Chan

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51. “I prepare for the worst, but hope for the best.” – Jackie Chan

52. “I’m not young anymore. I’m tired. And the world is too violent right now. It’s a dilemma – I like action but I don’t like violence.” – Jackie Chan

53. “You don’t get to do over parts or go back and change your path. Your life is decided by your character and the decisions you make in the moment.” – Jackie Chan

54. “The world isn’t that big, but it’s not that small either, and connections between two human beings are always a little mystical.” – Jackie Chan

55. “Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.” – Jackie Chan

56. “Nothing makes me more determined to succeed than someone telling me something’s impossible.” – Jackie Chan

57. “You don’t need a reason to be nice to someone.” – Jackie Chan

58. “Martial arts is for defense. It’s not for attacking. So when people are fighting, always, always, defend.” – Jackie Chan

59. “Martial arts is not for hurting people, it’s for protecting people.” – Jackie Chan

60. “We have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever we can help.” – Jackie Chan

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Wrap- Up

Jackie Chan’s quotes provide insights into his life and philosophy.

From humor about his career to profound reflections on kindness, he emphasizes discipline, respect, and compassion.

His dedication to safety and gratitude for success make his words both inspirational and relatable.


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