“Boards don’t hit back.”

From: Enter the Dragon

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Lee

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the 1973 martial arts movie, Enter the Dragon, starring martial arts superstar and Jeet Kune Do master, Bruce Lee. Enter the Dragon was the legendary Bruce Lee’s last film that he was able to complete. It is widely known to be one of the best martial arts movies ever made.

The quote comes relatively early in the film. Lee (played by Bruce Lee) is set to fight O’Hara (played by another martial artist, Bob Wall). O’Hara makes a demonstration of his power by breaking a board in half with a single punch. Instead of being intimidated, Lee delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: It’s always so easy for bullies to implement their will over others when people don’t fight back. But once they do fight back, they may not be so eager to even try to impose their will anymore.

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