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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (Character)
from The Karate Kid (1984)

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The Karate Kid (1984)
Daniel: Hey - you ever get into fights when you were a kid?
Miyagi: Huh - plenty.
Daniel: Yeah, but it wasn't like the problem I have, right?
Miyagi: Why? Fighting fighting. Same same.
Daniel: Yeah, but you knew karate.
Miyagi: Someone always know more.
Daniel: You mean there were times when you were scared to fight?
Miyagi: Always scare. Miyagi hate fighting.
Daniel: Yeah, but you like karate.
Miyagi: So?
Daniel: So, karate's fighting. You train to fight.
Miyagi: That what you think?
Daniel: [pondering] No.
Miyagi: Then why train?
Daniel: [thinks] So I won't have to fight.
Miyagi: [laughs] Miyagi have hope for you.

Miyagi: Your friend, all karate student, eh?
Daniel: Friend? Oh, yeah, those guys.
Miyagi: Problem: attitude.
Daniel: No the problem is, I'm getting my ass kicked every other day, that's the problem.
Miyagi: Hai, because boys have bad attitude. Karate for defense only.
Daniel: That's not what these guys are taught.
Miyagi: Hai - can see. No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do.
Daniel: Oh, great, that solves everything for me. I'll just go down to the school and straighten it out with the teacher, no problem.
Miyagi: Now use head for something other than target.

[Miyagi karate-chops the tops off three beer bottles]
Daniel: How did you do that? How did you do that?
Miyagi: Don't know. First time.

Miyagi: Now, ready?
Daniel: Yeah, I guess so.
Miyagi: [sighs] Daniel-san, must talk.
[they both kneel]
Miyagi: Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later
[makes squish gesture]
Miyagi: get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no." You karate do "guess so,"
[makes squish gesture]
Miyagi: just like grape. Understand?
Daniel: Yeah, I understand.
Miyagi: Now, ready?
Daniel: Yeah, I'm ready.

Miyagi: We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions.

Daniel: Why didn't you tell me?
Miyagi: Tell what?
Daniel: That you knew karate.
Miyagi: You not ask.
Daniel: Well, where'd you learn it?
Miyagi: Father.
Daniel: But I thought he was a fisherman.
Miyagi: In Okinawa, all Miyagi know two things: fish and karate.

Miyagi: Karate come from China, sixteenth century, called te, "hand." Hundred year later, Miyagi ancestor bring to Okinawa, call *kara*-te, "empty hand."
Daniel: I thought it came from Buddhist temples and stuff like that.
Miyagi: You too much TV.

Daniel: Oh, great, that solves everything for me. I'll just go down to the school and straighten it out with the teacher, no problem.
Miyagi: Now use head for something other than target.
Daniel: Hey, I was just kidding about that.
Miyagi: Why kidding?
Daniel: Because I'd get killed if I go down there.
Miyagi: Get killed anyway.

Daniel: Wouldn't a fly swatter be easier?
Miyagi: Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything.
Daniel: Ever catch one?
Miyagi: Not yet.

Daniel: Hey, what kind of belt do you have?
Miyagi: Canvas. JC Penney, $3.98. You like?
Daniel: [laughs] No, I meant...
Miyagi: In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope to hold up pants.
[laughs; then, seriously]
Miyagi: Daniel-san...
[taps his head]
Miyagi: Karate here.
[taps his heart]
Miyagi: Karate here.
[points to his belt]
Miyagi: Karate never here. Understand?

Daniel: [after seeing Miyagi practice the crane technique] Could you teach me?
Miyagi: First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine.
Daniel: Where'd you learn it from?
Miyagi: Father teach.
Daniel: You musta had some father, man.
Miyagi: Oh yes.

[some drunks were drinking and setting their beer bottles on Mr. Miyagi's truck]
Miyagi: Excuse me, please. Boy cold. Must leave. Kindly remove bottles.
Yahoo at Beach: Kindly do it yourself, Mr. Moto.

Daniel: I can't believe this. I cannot believe this.
Miyagi: What?
Daniel: What you just got me into in there.
Miyagi: Huh?
Daniel: You said you were going to make things better for me.
Miyagi: But I did.
Daniel: How?
Miyagi: How? Just saved you two months beating.
Daniel: Oh great now I really have something to look forward to.

Daniel: Hey, where did these old cars come from?
Miyagi: Detroit.

[Daniel is about to have his first match in the tournament]
Daniel: All right, so what are the rules here?
Miyagi: Don't know. First time you, first time me.
Daniel: Well, I figured you knew about this stuff. I figured you went to these before. Oh great, I'm dead. I am dead. You told me you fought a lot.
Miyagi: For life, not for points.

Daniel: Where am I, this ring over here?
Miyagi: Hai. Number three.
Daniel: What's that guy kneeling like that for?
Miyagi: Don't know.
Daniel: Don't you know anything you can tell me?
Miyagi: Hai. No get hit.

Miyagi: Wax on... wax off. Wax on... wax off.
Daniel: Is that all...?
[DELETED LINE, partly to himself and partly to Miyagi]
Daniel: Never had karate training like this before; sure wish I knew how it worked.
Miyagi: [DELETED LINE] You find out, Daniel-san; just give time. And no forget breathe! In through nose, out through mouth; very important.
Daniel: [DELETED LINE] At least I got something to look forward to.
Miyagi: [DELETED LINE] Always *much* look forward to. Come; less chit-chat, more wax, more breathe...! Very good, Daniel-san.

Miyagi: First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Daniel: Hey, why do I have to...?
Miyagi: Ah ah! Remember deal! No questions!
Daniel: Yeah, but...
Miyagi: Hai!
[makes circular gestures with each hand]
Miyagi: Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important.
[walks away, still making circular motions with hands]
Miyagi: Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.

Miyagi: Go, find balance.
[chuckles]
Daniel: [starts to drive away]
Miyagi: Banzai, Daniel-san.
Daniel: Hey, banzai!
Miyagi: [beat; then, louder] Banzai!
Daniel: [louder] Banzai!
Miyagi: [shouts] Banzai!
Daniel: [shouts back] Banzai!

Miyagi: [teaching Daniel to punch, wearing a catcher's mask and pads] Daniel-san. Secret to punch, make the power of whole body fit inside one inch, here.
[points to Daniel's closed fist]
Miyagi: Power, whole body, one inch, here. Now, punch. Hard.
[Daniel punches Miyagi in the chest, weakly]
Miyagi: What'sa matter, you some kind of girl or something?
[makes punching gesture]
Miyagi: Punch! Drive a punch! Not just arm, whole body! Hip, leg, drive a punch! Make "kiai." Kiai! Kiai! Give you power. Now, try punch.
[Miyagi prompts, Daniel punches Miyagi harder]
Miyagi, Daniel: Kiai!
Miyagi: Once more.
Miyagi, Daniel: [Miyagi prompts again, Daniel punches again, even harder] Kiai!
Miyagi: Once more.
Miyagi, Daniel: [prompt, punches again, harder] Kiai!
Miyagi, Daniel: [prompt, punch again] Kiai!
Miyagi: Very good, Daniel-san!
Miyagi, Daniel: [repeated action] Kiai! Kiai!
Daniel: [starts hopping] Hey, pretty good, huh? Kiai!
Daniel: [spinning arm, fancy footwork] Hey, look at this, Miyagi. Kiai!
Miyagi: Matte- mat-matte.
Daniel: [punching becoming less effective] Kiai! Kiai!
Miyagi: Wait-wait, Daniel-san.
Daniel: [mockingly punches Miyagi while continuing to bunny-hop] Kiai! Kiai!
Miyagi: [trying to get him to stop] Ch-ch-ch-chotto
Daniel: [dancing around very quickly and still playfully punching Miyagi] Hey, what do you think, Mr. Miyagi, huh?
Miyagi: [takes Daniel down by hooking his legs with his, then giving him a chop] I tell you what Miyagi think! I think you *dance around* too much! I think you *talk* too much! I think you not concentrate enough! Lots of work to be done! Tournament just around the corner! Come. Stand up! Now, ready. Concentrate. Focus power.

Miyagi: [Daniel has just gotten his driver's license and Miyagi has given him a car for his birthday] Just remember, license never replace eye, ear, and brain.
[notices Daniel has suddenly gotten quiet]
Miyagi: What matter?
Daniel: I'm just scared. The tournament and everything.
Miyagi: You remember lesson about balance?
Daniel: Yeah.
Miyagi: Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?

Miyagi: [repeated line to Daniel] Look eye!, always look eye!

[Daniel, Miyagi and Ali are trying to get onto the tournament floor together]
Official: Hold it!
Official: [to Ali] Sorry, teachers and students only.
Daniel: Oh, well, uh... he doesn't speak English and, uh, I can't understand his instructions without her. She's his, uh, translator.
Miyagi: [says something in Japanese]
Official: What did he say?
Ali: He says that, uh, you remind him of an uncle he has back in Tokyo.
Official: [smiles] I guess it's okay.
Miyagi: [says something in Japanese]
Official: What?
Ali: He says you're very kind.
Official: Thank you.
Miyagi: Welcome.

Miyagi: [Daniel is practicing karate moves while balancing on a fishing boat as Miyagi fishes] Make block. Left, right. Up, down. Side, side. Breathe in, breathe out. And no scare fish.

Miyagi: [on Daniel's birthday, after having already given him a present] Go outside. Something show you.
Daniel: What?
Miyagi: Number two present.
[leads Daniel outside]
Daniel: [walking and talking] Number two present? You don't have to give me anything. You've given me enough already.
[Miyagi keeps walking, silently]
Daniel: No really, I'm serious.
Miyagi: [stops and points to his fleet of antique cars] Choose.
Daniel: [surprised and hesitant] Oh, no...
Miyagi: Hai! Hurt old man feeling.
[points again]
Miyagi: Choose.

Daniel: When do I learn how to punch?
Miyagi: Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?

Kreese: [at the Cobra Kai dojo] Class, we have visitors. Fall in behind me. Hai!
[approaches Daniel and Miyagi, then speaks to Miyagi]
Kreese: I hear you jumped some of my students last night.
Miyagi: Afraid facts mixed up.
Kreese: You calling Mr. Lawrence a liar?
Miyagi: No call no one nothing.
Kreese: What are you here for, old man?
Miyagi: Come ask leave boy alone.
Kreese: What's the matter, the boy can't take care of his own problems?
Miyagi: One to one problem, yes. FIVE to one problem, too much ask anyone.
Kreese: Is that what's bothering you? The odds? Well, we can fix that. Feel like matching, Mr. Lawrence?
Johnny Lawrence: Yes, sensei!
Miyagi: No more fighting.
Kreese: This is a karate dojo, not a knitting class. You don't come into my dojo, drop a challenge and leave, old man. Now you get your boy on the mat, or you and I will have a major problem.
Miyagi: Too much advantage. Your dojo.
Kreese: Name a place.
Miyagi: Tournament.
Kreese: [laughs] You've got real nerve, old man. Real nerve. But I think we can accomodate you. Can't we, Mr. Lawrence?
Johnny Lawrence: Yes, sensei.
Kreese: Fall in.
[Johnny turns and leaves]
Miyagi: Ask one more small request.
Kreese: Make it fast.
Miyagi: Ask leave boy alone to train.
Kreese: You're a pushy little bastard, ain't ya? But I like that. I like that! All right. No one touches the prima donna until the tournament. Is that understood?
[class responds with "YES SENSEI!"]
Kreese: But if you don't show, it's open season on him... and you.
[they nod at each other]

Miyagi: [Daniel walks into Mr.Myagi's house and sits right next to Mr.Myagi, who is actually drunk] Ah, Daniel-san, come inside! Come inside!

Miyagi: [Miyagi returns from fishing as Daniel is painting the house] Oh, miss spot.
Daniel: What spot? Hey, how come you didn't tell me you were goin' fishing?
Miyagi: You not here when I go.
Daniel: Well, maybe I wanted to go, you ever think of that?
Miyagi: You karate training.
Daniel: I'm *what*? I'm bein' your goddamn *slave* is what I'm bein' here man, now c'mon we made a deal here!
Miyagi: So?
Daniel: So? So, you're supposed to teach and I'm supposed to learn! For 4 days I've been bustin' my ass, and haven't learned a goddamn thing!
Miyagi: You learn plenty.
Daniel: I learn plenty, yeah, I learned how to sand your decks maybe. I washed your car, paint your house, paint your fence. I learn plenty!
Miyagi: Ah, not everything is as seems...
Daniel: Oh, bullshit! I'm goin' home, man!
[Daniel turns to walk away]
Miyagi: Daniel-san! Daniel-san!
Daniel: What?
Miyagi: Come here.

Daniel: You're the best friend I've ever had.
Miyagi: You... pretty okay, too.

Miyagi: Oh, Daniel-san! You all wet behind ear!

Miyagi: [drunk] Banzai!
Daniel: [totally confused] To baby trees.
Miyagi: Not bonsai, BANZAI!

Daniel: No offense, Mr. Miyaji, but I don't think you understand my problem...
Miyagi: [interrupting] Mi... ya... *gi* understand problem perfect.

Daniel: [practicing blocks in Mr. Miyagi's boat] When am I gonna learn how to punch?
Miyagi: Learn how punch, after you learn how keep dry!
[rocks boat, throwing Daniel into the water]

Daniel: I don't know if I know enough karate.
Miyagi: Feeling correct.
Daniel: You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.
Miyagi: You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.

Daniel: I'm not by myself. I'm with you.
Miyagi: To make honey, young bee need young flower, not old prune.

[Miyagi shows Daniel an old photo of his pregnant wife]
Miyagi: Daniel-san. Huh? Look, look. Hai, hai. Heh heh heh. First American-born Miyagi waiting to be born.
[Miyagi laughs proudly at the accomplishment as he pours more alcohol from a new bottle into his glass]
Miyagi: [claps Daniel on the shoulder] Drink, drink!
[Miyagi stands up, staggers, faces away from Daniel as if speaking to someone else]
Miyagi: [as commanding officer] "Sergeant Miyagi!"
Miyagi: [as self] Yes, sir! Sergeant Miyagi report to kill many jerry Germans, sir!
[Miyagi laughs, staggers toward the bed, and picks up an old telegram]
Miyagi: Sergeant Miyagi.
Miyagi: Yes, sir."
Miyagi: Regret to inform... wife have...
Miyagi: [starts crying] Complications at birth, sir. Complications. But no doctor come.
Miyagi: [groan of immense sorrow] Land of Free, Home of Brave.
Miyagi: [sobbing] No doctor come. No doctor come.


The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
Daniel: You could've killed him, couldn't you?
Mr. Miyagi: Hai.
Daniel: Well, why didn't you then?
Mr. Miyagi: Because, Daniel-san, for person with no forgiveness in heart, living even worse punishment than death.

[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: Hey can you break a log like that?
Miyagi: Don't know. Never been attacked by tree.

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

Daniel: Doesn't that bother you?
Miyagi: Why should it?
Daniel: Well the people may believe it's true or something.
Miyagi: Daniel-san, lie become truth only if person wanna believe it.
Daniel: Is that another old okinawan saying?
Miyagi: No. New Okinawa saying.
Daniel: How new?
Miyagi: hmmmm...
Miyagi: [pauses, pretending to think]
Miyagi: 'bout ten second

[first lines]
[after Daniel has won his first tournament]
Daniel: Hey Mr. Miyagi, you know I've been thinking.
Mr. Miyagi: About what, Daniel-San?
Daniel: That we should come up with some kind of strategy.
Mr. Miyagi: For what?
Daniel: My future, my whole tournament career.
Mr. Miyagi: Miyagi already have one.
Daniel: Really? What is it?
Mr. Miyagi: Early retirement.

[after Daniel complains about having to spend the summer in Fresno]
Daniel: Hey, what are you building out there?
Mr. Miyagi: Guest room.
Daniel: Are you expecting company?
Mr. Miyagi: Nah, refugee.
Daniel: Refugee? Oh yeah, that's great. From where?
Mr. Miyagi: Fresno.

[Chozen has taken Kumiko hostage and is challenging Daniel to a fight]
Mr. Miyagi: Chozen, you are your uncle's finest student. No disgrace him here.
Chozen: Your student disgrace me. I have been dishonored all because of him.
Daniel: Hey, whatever happened, I apologize!
Chozen: Apology will not give me back my honor.
Daniel: Well, neither will this.
Chozen: In their eyes it will. No more talk. You cross bridge or I kill her.
[Daniel starts to cross the bridge]
Mr. Miyagi: Daniel-San, this not tournament. This for real.

Sato: So coward, you return...
Mr. Miyagi: To settle affairs with father.
Sato: And with me.
Mr. Miyagi: Sato, I won't fight you.
Sato: Then you die as you have lived: a coward. You see your father. THEN YOU SEE ME.

[Miyagi has finally succeeded in catching a fly with his chopsticks - outside, Daniel drives up in the car Miyagi gave him for his birthday; it is sputtering and the fender is dented]
Mr. Miyagi: Ah, Daniel-san! Must've been some senior prom. What happened?
Daniel: You mean, what DIDN'T happen. First I let Ali borrow this car and she re-designs my fender. And I don't know what she's done to my engine, but that ain't running right either. You know what else she does? She tells me she's fallen in love with some football player from UCLA. Why couldn't she just lie to me or something?
Mr. Miyagi: Things could be worse.
Daniel: Don't worry, they are. Last night, my Mom tells me she got transferred by her company to their new branch... in FRESNO! I can't believe I gotta spend my entire summer vacation in FRESNO!
[Miyagi is examining the car, reaching under its hood]
Daniel: You're not gonna be able to fix that.
[No sooner are the words out of Daniel's mouth than Miyagi twists something around; now the engine runs perfectly]
Daniel: How'd you do that? What'd you do?

Daniel: [presenting Miyagi with a rosewood display case, obviously for Miyagi's WW2 medals] 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 chest] THIS say you brave.
[motions to medal]
Miyagi: 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, Danielsan.

[Daniel is at the airport, trying to talk Miyagi into taking him along to Okinawa]
Daniel: Come on, it'll give me a chance to study Okinawan History... like up close, you know.
Mr. Miyagi: Daniel-san, you never tell Miyagi you study Okinawan History before.
Daniel: Well... I just started.

[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.

[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."

[Miyagi has given Daniel a drum toy]
Daniel: This is the secret of your family's karate?
Mr. Miyagi: Hai.
Daniel: I don't get it.
Mr. Miyagi: Practice, you will.

[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.

[Kreese breaks both hands after throwing missed punches at Miyagi; Miyagi forces him to his knees and draws back his hand for a death blow to the face]
Mr. Miyagi: [repeating Kreese's words] Mercy is for the weak. We do not train to be merciful here. A man face you, he is enemy. Enemy deserve no mercy.
[He lets out a karate yell and throws the chop, stopping his hand an inch away from Kreese's face. He honks Kreese's nose, then walks away. Kreese collapses]

[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.
[Daniel and Kumiko approach]
Daniel: Mr. Sato? Can I say something? Well, o-bon's coming up, and they can't really have it in the village now...
Sato: What do you ask of me?
Daniel: Well, can they have it in the castle? I mean that's where it really belongs, isn't it?
Sato: [smiles at Miyagi] Your student become my teacher.
[shouts]
Sato: O-bon will be held in castle, now and forever!
[Cheering. Sato and Daniel shake hands]
Sato: One condition: you dance with us. Okay?
Daniel: Okay.
Mr. Miyagi: [puts his hand on theirs] Okay.

Johnny: [Kreese and Johnny are arguing in the parking lot after the All-Valley Tournament] Come on, that's not fair! I got second place!
John Kreese: Second place? Second place is no place! You're off the team!
Johnny: That sucks! I did my best!
John Kreese: What?
Johnny: I said I did my best!
John Kreese: You're nothing! You lost! You're a loser!
Johnny: No, YOU'RE the loser, man!
John Kreese: Oh I'm the loser huh?
[grabs trophy from Johnny and breaks it, sending pieces flying]
John Kreese: Now who's the loser?
Johnny: You know, you're really sick man!
John Kreese: [grabs and puts Johnny in choke hold... Bobby runs up but Kreese swats him away] How does second place feel now?
Tommy: Come on, he can't breathe!
Bobby: Sensei, please... you're hurting him! He's sorry, he really is, OK?
Mr. Miyagi: [walking up to Kreese] Let him go.
Tommy: Yeah, Mr. Miyagi's right! Let him go!
[Kreese backhands Tommy]
John Kreese: [hissing] Beat it, slope... or you're NEXT!
Mr. Miyagi: I say, LET HIM GO!
John Kreese: [breaks hold and frees a gasping Johnny... Kreese strikes at Miyagi twice, breaking both hands in the process by slamming his fists through two car windows... Miyagi forces Kreese to his knees]
Mr. Miyagi: "Mercy is for the weak... when man confronts you, he is enemy...
[Kreese is staring fearfully at Miyagi, remembering his own words]
Mr. Miyagi: ...enemy deserve no mercy.
[Growls and brings fist to Kreese's nose, but honks it instead of delivering a fatal blow]

Daniel: [as Daniel is working to salvage the Miyagi family dojo and bonsai garden - which Chozen and Company ransacked the night before - Miyagi approaches and hands him a scroll. Miyagi has already agreed to fight Sato, who threatened the entire village with sale to a real-estate developer if Miyagi refused] What's this?
Mr. Miyagi: Last will and testament. Yukie get house and deed to village. You get house and pickup back home.
Daniel: No, I don't want the house and the pickup back home, I want you! Can't you call this off?
Mr. Miyagi: Tried everything.
Daniel: Well, can't we just leave? Can't we just forget about the honor garbage?
Mr. Miyagi: Has nothing to do with honor garbage. Has to do with village survival
Daniel: This isn't like three points and you're out. If you lose, I know what happens.
Mr. Miyagi: Oh, but Miyagi already won Daniel-san. No matter what happen, village will be safe forever.

Daniel: Mr. Miyagi? Was Sato as good as you in karate?
Mr. Miyagi: We had same teacher.
Daniel: Your father?
Mr. Miyagi: Hai.
Daniel: But I thought your family's karate was only taught from father to son?
Mr. Miyagi: Father make exception.
Daniel: If you and Sato had fought, would your father have been the referee?
Mr. Miyagi: Would've been no referee.
Daniel: Then how do you know who wins?
Mr. Miyagi: The one who dead doesn't.

Mr. Miyagi: Remember, best block, no be there.


The Next Karate Kid (1994)
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: The sun is warm, the grass is green.
Julie Pierce: What?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: If today Julie-san get angry, just you repeat those words.

Julie Pierce: I wish I had courage like you.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: I wish I had chocolate bar with almonds.

Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land

[last lines]
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Julie-san, fighting not good. But if must fight... win.

Julie Pierce: What's going on?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Nothing. Just monks having good time.
Julie Pierce: I thought they were supposed to be spiritual
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.

Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Boys are much easier!

[Dugan is upset that no one else is willing to fight Julie]
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Enough!
Colonel Dugan: No. It's not. War ain't over because one battle is.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Then we fight.
Colonel Dugan: [surprised/obliges] Oh yes.
[takes cap off to reveal tough bald head]
Colonel Dugan: I'm gonna put your lights out
[Dugan grabs Miyagi's shirt and prepares to strike him but Miyagi easily rips Dugan's hands off. Dugan is shocked; the two then fight and after a moment it's over]
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: [holding Dugan to ground and preparing to strike him] Now time to put your lights out.
[Mr. Miyagi instead lets him go. Dugan is very embarrassed. The students go up to him disappointed]
Ned: You said, you had all the answers, Colonel.
[after a brief pause]
Ned: You were wrong.

Julie Pierce: [Julie's babysitting three VERY active boys] What are you doing here?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Miyagi figure children no have enough toys, so bring more. Nerf balls, flying discs, all kinds good stuff. You just have fun.
Julie Pierce: Have fun? Miyagi, they don't need any more toys, they need three child-sized straight jackets!

Julie Pierce: When do I learn how to break boards and stuff like that?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Why break boards? What boards do to you? That kind stuff not teach you how to conquer anger, Julie-san. Understand?
Julie Pierce: Yeah.

Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: [after Julie succeeds in a task she found difficult] Congratulations, Julie-san.
Julie Pierce: Congratulations? That's all you're gonna say is congratulations? Don't I get a belt or something?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Buy belt more.
Julie Pierce: No, I mean a karate belt. Brown belt, black belt.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Why need belt?
Julie Pierce: So everyone knows I'm good!
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: You know you good. That important thing.
Julie Pierce: Oh come on, even Elvis Presley got a black belt.
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Borrow from Elvis next time see him.


The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
Daniel Larusso: [tentatively] Mr. Miyagi?
[holds up injured tree]
Daniel Larusso: [a crash of thunder strikes outside]
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [seeing this drops broom in sad shock but calmly takes the tree and starts fixing it]
Daniel Larusso: [worried sad] Will it be okay?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Depend if root's strong.

Daniel Larusso: I know you don't believe in fighting, but tournament karate isn't exactly fighting.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Not exactly ping-pong, either.

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: If karate used defend honor, defend life, karate mean something. If karate used defend plastic metal trophy, karate no mean nothing.

Terry Silver: You think this is the end of it, old man? I'm gonna open Cobra Kai dojos all over this Valley. Hell, I might even teach for free! From now on, all that anyone will know about is Cobra Kai karate. John Kreese's karate. You won't even be a memory!
Daniel Larusso: Yes, he will. You won't.
[Kreese and Silver are laughing hysterically, as Daniel turns to Miyagi]
Daniel Larusso: NOW... will you train me?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Hai. Now Miyagi train you.

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [Miyagi stares wistfully at a picture of him and Daniel together] Hope confusion end soon, Daniel-san. Miyagi heart empty without you.

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [Daniel is down on the mat at the All-Valley Karate Tournament, clutching his side... Miyagi rushes up] Daniel-san! Daniel-san!
Daniel Larusso: Mr. Miyagi, it's over! It's over! Forget about it!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: No! NO!
Daniel Larusso: I'm afraid! Let's just get out of here! I just wanna go home!
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: No, get up! Get up! Must not! It's OK to lose to opponent. Must not lose to fear!
Daniel Larusso: Yeah, well, I'm afraid! I'm afraid of him, all right? What do you want me to do?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: HAI! You stay focused. Daniel-san, you best karate still inside you. Now time let out!

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Inside you same place you karate come from.
Daniel Larusso: My karate comes from you.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Ah. Only root karate come from Miyagi. Just like bonsai choose own way grow because root strong you choose own way do karate same reason.
Daniel Larusso: I do it your way.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Hai. One day you do own way.

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [Terry's revenge plan is working and Miyagi is concerned about Daniel's change in personality] Daniel-san, why you doing this to yourself?
Daniel Larusso: Doing what?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: What you doing.
Daniel Larusso: Because Mr. Miyagi extreme situations require extreme measures. Okay?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Oh, Daniel-san, that not sound like you talking.
Daniel Larusso: Well, it is me talking, all right?
[opens door to his room and confronts Miyagi face to face]
Daniel Larusso: Look, I'm sorry if you don't like it but I've got problems, okay, and if you're not going to be part of the solution, just don't give me a hard time about it! All right? Okay, you got it?
[both are very hurt and upset]


Blunt Movie (2013)
Eric the Dwarf: [Miyami goes into crane position] Yeah, that's it! That's the move I need to win! I saw it in a movie once! Yeah, that's great!
[Eric the dwarf runs off]
Mr. Miyami: [goes out of his crane position] No, Eric san, that wasn't a move! That wasn't training! I was having a fart spasm!
[breaks wind]


The Real Miyagi (2015)
Mr. Miyagi: [Imitates Demura] Thank you Demura Sensei, for 25 years now i talk like this.
[stops imitation]
Mr. Miyagi: It earned me a living.
Mr. Miyagi: All he did was make me younger by his influence, steadiness, rocklike spirit, and compassion for his fellow man