Jackie Chan is one of the hardest working action stars to ever grace the big screen. He has a plethora of films under his belt and is one of the most well-respected martial artists in the world. So, we decided to showcase the 10 Best Jackie Chan Quotes Ever.
What’s most interesting about Jackie Chan is the wide range of stunts that he actually performed. That’s right, stunt doubles are not used much often by this actor. Between his high-intensity stunts and his comical nature on film, some pretty iconic films are born. Who could forget the Rush Hour series where he and Chris Tucker had fans laughing their faces off and the Kung Fu Panda series where he voiced that awesome monkey.
Chan is a master of martial arts and Hapkido and showcased just how awesome he is at it in all of his films. His fame even gained him his own animated series that was a big success for years. So in celebration of this awesome actor you can check out our 10 Best Jackie Chan Quotes Ever.
10 Best Jackie Chan Quotes Ever
“I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.”
“My wish is to bring my heroes to the big screen, and many of them have already appeared in my films. The firefighter is the only one I have yet to put in a film. I have dragged this idea on for so many years, even if I want to make it, now I feel that my age makes me unsuitable. If I do make this film, I would no longer play a firefighter, and would more likely be a firefighting captain. But if I were to be honest with you, the role I want to play most is the firefighter.”
“My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That’s the Jackie Chan diary.”
“Being a stunt coordinator, I have to take care not only of myself but I have to make sure everyone is safe.”
“I was making a film in China. The government buy me a dinner. I sit down. Boom! – they give me shark fin soup. I said put it away. I said can I have some other soup, I just don’t like shark fin soup…Sometimes when government do things, the people just don’t concentrate. But if you use celebrity, they will believe it. We need more celebrities to speak out about this.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Speaking English is like tongue-twist for me. I can speak each word perfect, but then you have to string them together like, ‘Blah, blah, blah.’ That’s when I get crazy.”