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American stuntmen are smart - they think about safety.
by Jackie Chan

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.
- Jackie Chan

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

I will make action movies, I think, for a few more years,
another five years.
- Jackie Chan

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

 

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

I'm crazy, but I'm not stupid.
- Jackie Chan

In the past when I was in Hollywood,
I was like a dog.
I felt humiliated.
My English was not good.
People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'.
- Jackie Chan

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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

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

Sometimes I'd like to play the bad guy and sometimes
I'd like to die in a movie.
- Jackie Chan

I'm tired of fighting.
I've always known that I can't be an action star all my life.
- Jackie Chan

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

I'm crazy, but I'm not too crazy.
- Jackie Chan

The life of an action star is very short.
I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro ,
like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their
70s or 80s can still act.
- Jackie Chan

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

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

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

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

I hate violence, yes I do.
It's kind of a dilemma, huh?.
- Jackie Chan

Very difficult to understand American audience,
what they like, what they don't like.
Some movie I like very much, it doesn't work.
Some movie I don't like, it gets big box office.
Very difficult.
- 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

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.
- Jerry Brown

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

The American people deserve a budget that invests in the future,
protects the most vulnerable among us and helps to
create jobs and economic security.
- Carl Levin

Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants
to do in the United States in an American way what
Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.
- Henry A. Wallace

American government was founded on a belief and a faith
in God and in doing what is right and just.
- Ginny B. Waite

The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American
musical heritage you can discover.
- Ben Harper

The American flag is the most recognized symbol of
freedom and democracy in the world.
- Virginia Foxx

Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
- William Dean Howells

When we make college more affordable,
we make the American dream more achievable.
- William J. Clinton

I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent,
rigid characters and people remember them.
- Edward James Olmos

It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset;
and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some
extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below.
- Francis Parkman

The average American's day planner has fewer holes
in it than Ray Charles's dart board.
- Dennis Miller

American families, families back home in Minnesota,
know only too well that out-of-pocket expenses for
health care have been rising at an astonishing rate.
- Jim Ramstad


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