Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mr. Miyagi Quotes

Saw Karate Kid 2 again yesterday, still love it, here are some quotes from it.

[showing Daniel around the Miyagi Family Dojo]
Mr. Miyagi: Aha... here are the Two Rules of Miyagi-Ryu Karate. Rule Number One: Karate for defense only. Rule Number Two: First learn Rule Number One.

[Walking through the Okinawa airport, Daniel and Miyagi find a poster advertising Sato's karate school. The poster shows Sato breaking a log with his bare hands]
Daniel: You think you could break a log like that?
Miyagi: Don't know. Never been attacked by a tree.

Miyagi: Daniel-san, never put passion before principle. Even if win, you lose.

Daniel: You could have killed him, couldn't you?
Mr. Miyagi: Hai.
Daniel: Well, why didn't you?
Mr. Miyagi: Because Daniel, for man with no forgiveness in heart, life worse punishment than death.

[After insults by Chozen in front of Okinawa villagers]
Daniel: Don't those lies bother you?
Miyagi: No.
Daniel: Why not? People might think that they are true.
Miyagi: Lies only become true if person choose to believe.
Daniel: Is that another old Okinawa saying?
Miyagi: No. New Okinawa saying.
Daniel: How new?
Miyagi: Lets see... [pauses, pretending to think]
Miyagi: About ten seconds.

[presenting Miyagi with a rosewood display case, obviously for Miyagi's WW2 medals]
Daniel: I got something for you here... see, it's rosewood. For your medals. I thought it'd be nice to... like, show 'em off or something.
Miyagi: Why, Daniel-san... Thank you for gift. But why show off?
Daniel: Well, you know, winning the Medal of Honor and all... It says something about you. Like, you're brave. And all that stuff.
Miyagi: [puts hand to Daniel's heart] THIS say you brave.
[motions to medal] This say you LUCKY.
Daniel: Just what did you do to earn this, anyhow?
Miyagi: Not important anymore.
Daniel: Was it scary for you?
Miyagi: Miyagi knees no stop shaking for whole week after.
Daniel: Did you have to kill a lot of people or something?
Miyagi: Hai, unfortunately.
Daniel: But they were, like, the enemy... weren't they?
Miyagi: They were also PEOPLE, Daniel-san.

[at the cannery. Daniel has ripped his shirt, and almost gotten himself killed, while perfecting Miyagi's "Swinging Drum" maneuver]
Mr. Miyagi: Daniel-san, you all right?
Daniel: Yeah... I'm sorry; that was pretty stupid, wasn't it?
Mr. Miyagi: [with a grim smile] Miyagi say that to father when same thing happen. Father agree, was stupid. Father was right.

[the day after Miyagi's father's funeral]
Daniel: I don't get something. If Sato hates you so much, why does he give you time to mourn?
Mr. Miyagi: Because, Daniel-san, Miyagi father was Sato teacher. Deep in heart, Sato still know right from wrong.
Daniel: Then why does he still want to kill you?
Mr. Miyagi: [shrugging] ... Because sometimes, what heart know, head forget.

[after Miyagi saves Sato's life in the hurricane, he and Daniel survey the devastated village. Sato's trucks pull up]
Daniel: Hey, what's Sato doing here?
Mr. Miyagi: Don't know.
[Sato gets out, dressed in a foreman's outfit]
Sato: I come help rebuild. Here deed to village. [bows low]
Sato: Forgive me, I beg of you.
Mr. Miyagi: [claps him on the shoulder] Oh, Sato, nothing to forgive.

lol, just have to post this too, nostalgia! Miyagi lessons are perhaps in order for the Angry Nintendo Nerd: THE KARATE KID. Well not really, 8 Bit gaming was really terrible, I remember one christmas when I got Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade, Spiderman and Back to the Future 2 for my Sega Master (SM) System. Can't go wrong with those titles, right!? Ehh... I never got past the first freaking level of any game I think. What an anti-climax when I finally was allowed to go play them. I cursed Sega, I still want the heads of the Indy developers, fucking charlatans with their... Oh the 16 Bit Megadrive is out! Mom!!!... ;p Emulators and the Internet made up for it though.


Michael Skaggs said...

I grew up during the times these movies were out in the theaters...
fond memories!

AND, during the time you speak of 8 bit gaming! Ahh thank goodness for Emulators!

Peace man!

Dedroidify said...

Yay for nostalgia eh!

Peace dude

Unknown said...

What about...

Wisdom without knowledge is like boat on dry land.