Jackie Chan quotes

  • Coffee is a language in itself.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Coffee #Language

  • 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

    #Country #Art #Children

  • I hate interviews - but you have to do them.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Hate #Interviews #I Hate

  • When I look at young kids today I just don't believe it, parents take away the Gameboy and they're suicidal. They cannot take the pressure.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Believe #Suicidal #Kids

  • I make American films for American audiences and Asian films for Asian audiences.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Asian #Film #Audience

  • When I was a young stunt guy the director would say: "You're useless..." But I wanted to be the best, I wanted to be a super stunt guy. That's how I built myself, because of martial arts and everything.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Art #Guy #Directors

  • When I'm in meetings until 5am and then have to get up two hours later for filming, sometimes I ask myself 'why?'
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Two #Sometimes #Hours

  • I want to build up my philosophy... my philosophy with kung fu is to respect people.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Philosophy #People #Want

  • Every time I make American film I just trust American directors and American writers.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Directors #Film #American Writer

  • 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

    #Eye #Thinking #People

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

    #Sleep #People #Training

  • The action star's life is very short. Back in Asia, I can do whatever I want to do. I'm the producer, I'm the director, I can do so many things, but in Hollywood any time I present a script they say: "No, no, no, Rush Hour 3, Rush Hour 4."
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Stars #Directors #Hollywood

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

    #Running #Exercise #Shoes

  • I thought I should forget Hollywood and go back to Hong Kong. I'm so lucky that finally Hollywood accepts my comedy fighting.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Fighting #Hollywood #Lucky

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

    #Next #Firsts #Martial Arts

  • When I came to Hollywood, I spoke no English - except nobody bullied me. Every day, I had nothing to do except training in English, to keep talking.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Talking #Training #Hollywood

  • I know I have to run 20 more minutes if I eat ice cream. Basically, I eat everything, but I just do more training.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Running #Ice Cream #Training

  • I think as a celebrity, we have to teach the young generation how to speak with the old generation.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Thinking #Generations #Speak

  • 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

    #Art #Children #School

  • I love animals. When I was young, I had two St. Bernards, I still have a dog, I have a lot of cats in my company. My wife always says, "You spend a lot of money on animals. More than even me!"
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Dog #Cat #Animal

  • 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

    #Art #Thinking #Attention

  • Pain is my daily routine. As long as I don't go to the hospital, it's nothing for me.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Pain #Long #Routine

  • I've seen too many ups and downs in the movie industry.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Ups & Downs

  • If you're too free, you're like the way Hong Kong is now. It's very chaotic.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Way #Hong Kong #Chaotic

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

    #Trying #Study #Computer

  • We have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible for us to help.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Helping Others #Helping

  • Sometimes you think the movie is good and BOOM! Sometimes you think it's no good. BAAM! The movie business is a big gamble. You never know.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Thinking #Sometimes #Bigs

  • When I got depressed, I watched Bruce Lee movies. I learned everything from Bruce Lee.
    -- Jackie Chan

  • 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

    #Children #Taken #Kids

  • We learn martial arts as helping weakness. You never fight for people to get hurt. You're always helping people.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Hurt #Art #Fighting

  • I want to make people laugh and I want to try to encourage world peace.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #People #Laughing #Trying

  • Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.
    -- Jackie Chan

  • When you are learning about a martial art, it is about respect.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Art #Martial Arts

  • 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

    #People #One Day #Way

  • Sometimes I do need to go to karaoke, sometimes I need to relax.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Relax #Needs #Karaoke

  • Olympics for me is love, peace, united.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Olympics #United

  • The best fights are the ones we avoid.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Fighting

  • Nothing makes me more determined to succeed than someone telling me something's impossible.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Succeed #Determined #Impossible

  • 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

    #Years #People #Asia

  • Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Change #Martial Arts #Self Discipline

  • We live now in a global village and we are in one single family. It's our responsibility to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to live together in peace.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Peace #Responsibility #Together

  • Stigma hurts. Because of AIDS, children are bullied, isolated and shut out of school. They are missing out on education. They are missing out on medicines. Children are missing your love, care and protection. Join me. And become a stigma buster. UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Hurt #Children #School

  • In the real world, children love me.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Children #Real #World

  • I do small things. I try to do good things every day.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Trying #Good Things #Small Things

  • The kids never listen to you, especially the youngest ones.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Kids

  • Since the child knew his parents would give in, he tried the same trick again and again.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Children #Giving #Parent

  • When I make a film - I direct my own film, I write my own script - that's what I want to hear from the audience. 'Oh, thank you, Jackie!'
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Writing #Want #Scripts

  • Jackie Chan is a myth.
    -- Jackie Chan

    #Myth #Jackie