Yip Man: Kung fu is more than a system of fighting. It's a system of thought. You must outthink your opponent, whatever form he takes... because some of them will be more than just men.
Voice of Young Bruce: What else could it be Si Fu?
Yip Man: We all have inner demons to fight. We call these demons 'fear', and 'hatred', and 'anger'. If you don't conquer them, then a life of a hundred years... is a tragedy. But if you do, a life of a single day can be a triumph.

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By: Luoyong Wang
Characters: Yip Man
From: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Genres: Action | Adventure | Biography | History | Martial Arts

Context:
Luoyong Wang (as Grandmaster Yip Man) lectures a young Bruce Lee on philosophy in martial arts. In this case, the importance of understanding Kung Fu as more than a way to defend yourself.

Emotion can be the enemy... Remember, it isn't size or strength that matters, it's focus.

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By: Jason Scott Lee
Characters: Bruce Lee
From: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Genres: Action | Adventure | Biography | History | Martial Arts

Context:
Jason Scott Lee (as Bruce Lee) speaks to his first martial arts students in a gymnasium at the University of Washington in Seattle.

When I was a kid I had all these crazy ideas. I wanted to show the world the beauty of our culture, I wanted to give them a hero, but a Chinese hero. But I want something else now - I want to stop breaking my wife's heart. I want to play with my children without having to look at the clock. They're American... I need to go back to America or I lose them. If I lose them, nothing means anything.

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By: Jason Scott Lee
Characters: Bruce Lee
From: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Genres: Action | Adventure | Biography | History | Martial Arts

Context:
Jason Scott Lee (as Bruce Lee) tells Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow about his desire to spend more time with his wife and kids. The actor has been in Asia working on a number of film projects, taking up much of his time.

When you drop a pebble in a pond you get ripples... Soon that ripple crosses the whole pond.

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By: Jason Scott Lee
Characters: Bruce Lee
From: Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Genres: Action | Adventure | Biography | History | Martial Arts

Context:
Jason Scott Lee, playing martial arts legend Bruce Lee, tells his wife Linda, played by Lauren Holly, about his plan to open the first Bruce Lee Gung Fu Institute in California. Lee's hope was to create a chain of Chinese martial arts schools throughout the United States.

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) sarcastically announces to patrons of a bank that his about to shoot anyone he uncovers as alien. Nada is able to see the creatures' true form by wearing a special pair of sun glasses.

Don't wear them glasses too long. Starts to feel like a knife turnin' in your skull.

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) lets Frank (Keith David) know the effects of wearing "Hoffman Lenses" for extended periods of time. "Hoffman Lenses" are special sun glasses that reveal the true form of aliens disguised as humans.

And who are you, little fella? Come to show 'em where I am, huh? Not nice!

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) yells jokingly at a surveillance drone that's tracking him, just before taking a shotgun to the alien-controlled vehicle.

Ha, figures it'd be something like this.

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) says this after seeing a politician on TV for the first time after putting on a special pair of sun glasses that reveal the TV figure to be an alien.

You ain't the first son of a bitch to wake up out of their dream.

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) says this to his friend Frank (Keith David) soon after Frank puts on special sun glasses that reveal the true form of aliens, for the first time. He's probably referring to himself, who also recently discovered the alien conspiracy.

You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back on...formaldehyde-face!

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) says this to shocked onlookers that see the shotgun he's carrying. He's trying to explain that a woman among them is actually an alien, whose true form can only be revealed when he puts special sun glasses called "Hoffman Lenses."

Brother, life's a bitch... and she's back in heat.

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) says this to his friend Frank (Keith David) soon after they both learn of an alien threat against mankind.

That's like pouring perfume on a pig.

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) jokes about an alien posing as a woman. Most people see the beast as human, unless wearing special sun glasses called "Hoffman Lenses."

Mama don't like tattletales.

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By: Roddy Piper
Characters: Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) yells jokingly at a surveillance drone that's tracking him, just before taking a shotgun to the alien-controlled vehicle.

Nada: Yeah, well, I'm sorry. But I needed you to get away.
Holly: No, you have two guns. You're not sorry. You're in charge.

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By: Meg Foster | Roddy Piper
Characters: Holly (They Live) | Nada
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
Nada (Roddy Pipper) explains to Holly (Meg Foster) why he kidnapped her from a shopping plaza, after being pursued by police for killing multiple aliens disguised as people.

We could be pets, we could be food, but all we really are is livestock.

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By: John Lawrence
Characters: Bearded Man (They Live)
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
A pirate news cast takes over television screens, giving a bearded man (John Lawrence) time to warn people of an alien threat against humanity.

The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are non-existent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices.

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By: John Lawrence
Characters: Bearded Man (They Live)
From: They Live
Genres: Action | Buddies | Cult Cinema | Science Fiction | Thrillers

Context:
A pirate news cast takes over television screens, giving a bearded man (John Lawrence) time to warn people of an alien threat against humanity.