Jackie Chan quotes

Born
7 April 1954, Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong.

Occupation
Martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman.

Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. He is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.

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

Sometimes I do need to go to karaoke, sometimes I need to relax.
– 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

Before I do a stunt, I have to make sure it is safe.
– Jackie Chan

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

I’m not a god – I do bad things.
– Jackie Chan

Of course I get hurt.
– Jackie Chan

Most of the time, I’m not even working; I’m just helping people, because I feel that I am too lucky.
– Jackie Chan

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

I only want my work to make people happy.
– Jackie Chan

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

Chinese people need to be controlled; otherwise, they will do whatever they want.
– Jackie Chan

Money for me today does not really matter.
– Jackie Chan

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

I think the family movie is very important to everybody right now.
– Jackie Chan

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

In every movie I do have a dialogue.
– Jackie Chan

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

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

If everyone does some good, think of what a good world this will be.
– Jackie Chan

When I give somebody something and see their face, it just makes me so happy.
– Jackie Chan

I give the children education.
– Jackie Chan

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

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

My dream is to continue filming until my body tells me to stop.
– Jackie Chan

I have a metal plate in my head, and can pop my shoulder and pop it back.
– Jackie Chan

Being a stunt coordinator, I have to take care not only of myself but I have to make sure everyone is safe.
– Jackie Chan

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

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

The movie business is a big gamble.
– Jackie Chan

Coffee is a language in itself.
– Jackie Chan

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

I’m crazy, but I’m not too crazy.
– Jackie Chan

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

I want to try something different in Hollywood, to tell the audience I am not just an actor star – I am an actor, too.
– 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

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

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

I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not. I’m really confused now.
– Jackie Chan

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

I like to change characters and then, slowly I believe the audience treat me as, like an actor who can fight. It’s not like an action star.
– Jackie Chan

I like to give back.
– Jackie Chan

I just make good movies. That’s the way I thank my fans.
– Jackie Chan

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.
– Jackie Chan

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

If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic.
– 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

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

My affection for Taiwan… is witnessed by everyone. My wife is Taiwanese and I am a son-in-law of Taiwan. I am half Taiwanese.
– Jackie Chan

I now have two different audiences. There’s the one that has been watching my action films for 20 years, and the American family audience. American jokes, less fighting.
– Jackie Chan

Actor’s life is very long.
– Jackie Chan