Jackie Chan Quotes

Who is Jackie Chan?

Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist born as Fang Shilong.

Born April 07, 1954

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

“Acting keeps me young! I love that the fans like this kind of action and as long as they want me I'll continue to do it.”

“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.”

“American stuntmen are smart – they think about safety. When they do a 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.”

“Anyone can be a Superman, but nobody can be Jackie Chan.”

“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.”

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

“Being still and doing nothing are two completely different things.”

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

“Chinese people need to be controlled; otherwise, they will do whatever they want.”

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

“Coffee is a language in itself.”

“Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.”

“Don't wait for the change of circumstances. You change the circumstances”

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“Everybody should go to a martial arts school. Why? Because as soon as they go to a martial arts school, they learn discipline.”

“Family is not who’s blood is in you, it’s who you love and who loves you.”

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“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.”

“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.”

“I do small things. I try to do good things every day. If everyone does some good, think of what a good world this will be.”

“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.”

“I feel like I have lived all over the world since I get to go everywhere to film.”

“I feel that there are a few things in the world without cultural barriers.”

“I hate violence, yes I do. It's kind of a dilemma, huh?”

“I have a metal plate in my head, and can pop my shoulder and pop it back.”

“I have more dollars than sense.”

“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're good.' Maybe one day, they remember Jackie Chan that way.”

“I know I have a responsibility to the fans.”

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

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“I make American films for American audiences and Asian films for Asian audiences.”

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

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