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Daniel LaRusso (Character)
from The Karate Kid (1984)

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The Karate Kid (1984)
[they arrive at their new home]
Lucille Larusso: This is it. This is the end of the line.
Daniel: You're telling me.

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.

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: This school sucks, man. Sucks.

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?

Lucille Larusso: Look at those palm trees. Damn! You know what that means?
Daniel: Yeah. Watch out for falling coconuts.

Daniel: Hey, you got a name?
Ali: Ali... with an I. Hey, what's your name?
Daniel: Daniel... with an L.

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.

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: [throwing his bicycle into a dumpster after being beaten up] This damn bike! I hate this bike. I hate this frickin' bike! Stupid bike.
Lucille Larusso: Daniel! What's the matter? Why did you throw your bike away?
Daniel: Because I felt like it.
Lucille Larusso: Please look at me when I'm talking to you.
[sees Daniel's bruised face]
Lucille Larusso: Oh my god!
Daniel: Mom.
Lucille Larusso: Can you tell me what's going on and don't tell me about another bike accident?
Daniel: What do you want to hear mom?
Lucille Larusso: I want to hear the truth!
Daniel: No you don't want to hear the truth. All you want to hear about is how great it is. Well it may be great for you but it SUCKS for me! I hate this place! I HATE IT! I just want to go home. Why can't we just go home?
Lucille Larusso: Listen to me. I cannot help you unless you talk to me
Daniel: I gotta take karate. That's it.
Lucille Larusso: You took karate!
Daniel: No, not at the Y. At a good school.
Lucille Larusso: But fighting doesn't solve anything Daniel.
Daniel: Yeah well neither does palm trees mom.
Lucille Larusso: That's not fair!
Daniel: Like it was fair coming over here without asking me how I felt about it. Right, that was real fair.
Lucille Larusso: You're right. I should've asked.
Daniel: Well I just want to go home. That's it. I don't understand the rules here and I just want to go home.
Lucille Larusso: Let's clean you up and maybe we can figure the rules out together. What about your bike?
Daniel: It's safer taking a bus.

[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: 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] Secret to punch, make 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 coward or something?
[makes punching gesture]
Miyagi: Punch! Drive a punch! Not just arm, whole body! Hip, leg, drive a punch! Make "kiai." Kiai! Give you power. Now, drive punch.
Daniel: [punching Miyagi harder] Kiai!
Miyagi: Once more.
Daniel: [punches again, even harder] Kiai!
Miyagi: Very good, Daniel-san!
Daniel: [starts hopping around a bit] Pretty good, eh? Look at this!
[mockingly punches Miyagi while continuing to bunny-hop]
Miyagi: [trying to stop him] Hai! Wait! Hai! Wait, Daniel-san!
Daniel: [dancing around very quickly and still playfully punching Miyagi] What do you think, Mr. Miyagi?
Miyagi: [knocks Daniel down] 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 corner!

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?

[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: [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?

Daniel: [as his mom walks away, Daniel still keeps talking to himself about Ali] ... She's pretty cute... I think she's pretty cute...

Daniel: [seeing the giant water slide at the amusement area] Whoa, look at that slide.
Ali: Oh yeah, we'll do that next time.
Daniel: Why next time?
Ali: Because we didn't bring a bathing suit!

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.

Lucille Larusso: [singing] California, here we come. California... oh, what's the matter, Daniel? Don't you like my singing?
Daniel: I don't like the song, Ma.

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

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: What's the matter? The truth hurt?
Ali Mills: So you really think that's it?
Daniel: I know it is.
Ali Mills: Yeah well, you're wrong.
Daniel: Oh, you bet I'm wrong.
Ali Mills: You know Daniel, I didn't go out with you because of a car or where you live.
Daniel: Okay, since we're on the subject, why did you?
[silence]
Daniel: Huh? Why did you?
Ali Mills: I thought maybe you and me we're different.
Daniel: Oh yeah, I'm from Reseda, you're from the hills, that's how we're different.
Ali Mills: Oh, shut up.
Daniel: Admit that you just can't handle the situation the way it is.
Ali Mills: You know I can handle it fine. But you can't.
[exits]
Susan: What makes you so sensitive? She's never been anything but nice to you.
Daniel: Yeah she even used to me to make what's-his-name jealous.
Susan: She doesn't even like what's-his-name!
Daniel: Yeah I couldn't really tell, by the way their faces we're stuck together at that country club.
Susan: Oh, that's right. You didn't stick around for the um... exciting conclusion.
Daniel: Oh what was that? His hand on her ass?
Susan: Her right hook, you think she sprained her wrists doing her nails?
Daniel: She hit him?
Susan: An understatement.
Daniel: I don't get it, why didn't she say something?
Susan: She shouldn't have to? Should she?
[walks away]

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]

Ring Announcer: [Daniel has just scored the winning point with a kick to Johnny's chin, thus winning the championship... ring announcer prepares to present trophy] THE NEW CHAMPION...
Johnny Lawrence: [in tears and with a bloodied face taking trophy from ring announcer and presenting it himself to Daniel] You're all right, LaRusso!
Ring Announcer: ...DANIEL LARUSSO!
Johnny Lawrence: Good match!
Daniel: [to Johnny, as Daniel's being carried off the ring by the enthusiastic crowd] Thanks a lot!

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.


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.

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.

[last lines]
[after a big fight]
Daniel: Live or die, man?
Chozen: Die.
Daniel: Wrong.
[honks Chozen's nose]

Daniel: Oh no, not again. I'm not looking for trouble.
Chozen: Maybe trouble looking for you.

[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.

[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.

[Miyagi is sitting by himself near the beach after his father's funeral; Daniel comes and sits with him]
Daniel: You know... When MY father died, I spent a lot of time thinking I hadn't been such a great son. It seemed to me like I could have listened to him a little more, spent a little more time with him... I felt so guilty, you know, like he did everything for me and I didn't do anything for him. Then one day it occurred to me... that I did the greatest thing of all for him just before he died: I was there with him, and I held his hand, and I said goodbye.

Kumiko: [after Daniel offers to take Kumiko to America with him] But this is my home.
Daniel: Home is where you hang your hat.
Kumiko: Do you think that I would like America?
Daniel: I think you'd love it.
Kumiko: Do you think that it would love me?
Daniel: Well, I know one part of it that already does.

[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.

Chozen: You're little teacher ever teach you how to fight with spear?
Daniel: [scared] No.
Chozen: [tosses him spear] That's too bad. Maybe Miyagi teach you how to be coward instead.
Taro: [to Toshio] Maybe his teacher teaches him to be coward instead.
[laughs]
Toshio: [laughs with Taro]

Chozen: Your teacher need a hearing aid. Maybe you need one too.
Daniel: I only hear what's worth listening to.

Daniel: [referring to their o-bon dance] Maybe we should take it on the road!
Kumiko: [confused] But we're on the road.

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.


The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)
Daniel Larusso: Why do I have to do this with this thing?
Terry Silver: Because it's a part of the training. Because I'm teaching techniques that you don't have. Techniques you'll need to win the tournament. What, do you think you can rely on that crane crap?
[does a phoney impression of it]
Daniel Larusso: Well, I did pretty well with it last time.
Terry Silver: Hey, wake up and smell the coffee, Mr. Larusso. Last time you weren't fighting this.
[shows him a picture of Mike Barnes]

Daniel Larusso: You know, this is the 80s, Mr. Miyagi. You can't be so damn passive!

Terry Silver: [at the climax of Daniel's training] Visualize: this is not a bunch of sticks and pipes anymore; this is not some pathetic mugger who needs a couple of dollars so he can eat. No! This is a deadly, hungry wrecking machine who wants to detatch your head from the rest of your body and mount it over his fireplace!
[Daniel gashes his fist on the 2X4 with Mike Barnes' picture]
Terry Silver: It's blood. So what? Make believe it's HIS! This guy wants to BREAK you! HUMILIATE you! STOMP YOU INTO THE GROUND! NOW WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
Daniel Larusso: ...NAIL HIM!
Terry Silver: SHOW ME! DO IT!
[Daniel breaks all three 2X4s]
Terry Silver: YES! You nailed him! You're ready!

Snake: [entering shop] What's that smell?
Mike Barnes: I don't know.
[sniffs air]
Mike Barnes: It smells like yellow streak.
Daniel Larusso: Hey! Okay! This isn't funny anymore.
Snake: [real cocky] Oh, I know.
Mike Barnes: Sign the application yet?
Daniel Larusso: No.
Snake: [calls across the room] Hey Dennis! He didn't sign it yet.
Dennis: [puts something down he was looking at and shakes his head back and forth making tsking sounds. Then he karate chops some shoji windows]

Daniel Larusso: Why don't you just take off.
Dennis: [shoves Daniel hard] You take off!

[Cobras are leaving Daniel/Jessica stranded on ropes]
Daniel Larusso: Hey!
Snake: Yes, sweetheart?
Daniel Larusso: Pull us up, man!
Mike Barnes: The stakes just went up. Give us the tree.
Jessica Andrews: No, Daniel, don't!
Daniel Larusso: [does anyway] All right, but just be careful.
Dennis: [laughing evilly] What are you going to do with it?
Snake: Replant it.
[raises it and acts like he's gonna thrust it in the canyon]
Snake: Down there!
Daniel Larusso: NO!
Jessica Andrews: NO!
Mike Barnes: [disgusted] Enough talk. Give me the tree!
[takes it]
Mike Barnes: Okay. Now you want it, right?
Daniel Larusso: Yes!
Jessica Andrews: Yes!
Mike Barnes: And you don't want me to replant down there?
Daniel Larusso: Yes.
Jessica Andrews: Yes.
Mike Barnes: Hey, Daniel.
[breaks the trunk of the tree]
Mike Barnes: Make a wish.
[goes off laughing very hard with Dennis and Snake]
Daniel Larusso: [looks at the injured tree very heart broken]

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: [practicing karate in garden when suddenly the gate busts open]
Mike Barnes: Hey shit head! Why'd you call the cops on me?
Daniel Larusso: Why'd you take the trees?
Mike Barnes: You have no proof.
Daniel Larusso: Did the tooth fairy leave the application?
[the two fight until Barnes has Daniel on the ground]
Mike Barnes: [steps on Daniel's throat] How'd you make it last year? Much less win?
Terry Silver: Let him up!
Mike Barnes: Who are you? His mother?
Terry Silver: Maybe.
[They fight until, Terry Silver has Mike by the hair]
Mike Barnes: [afraid he's going to fall, he leans a hand on Silver for balance]
Terry Silver: Don't touch me. Don't touch me!
Mike Barnes: [shaking lets go]
Terry Silver: Now, if I ever even see you on the same street with this kid I will seriously mess you up. Okay?
Mike Barnes: Ok...
Terry Silver: OKAY?
Mike Barnes: YES!
Terry Silver: [lets him go] Good!
[kicks his butt]
Terry Silver: Now get the hell out of here!
Mike Barnes: [zooms out of garden]
Terry Silver: [helping Daniel up] Who was that guy?
Daniel Larusso: The guy I'm going to be fighting.
Terry Silver: Oh. Well, here I brought your book.
Daniel Larusso: Thanks.
Terry Silver: Now let me give you a little lesson on how to deal with punks like that.

Terry Silver: There you are.
Daniel Larusso: Yeah. I had to do some thinking.
Terry Silver: And?
Daniel Larusso: I decided not to fight in the tournament this year. I figured that's the least of respect I owe you. Just to let you know.
Terry Silver: You owe me alot more than that, Danny-boy.
Daniel Larusso: Oh, I can have the payment for the lessons in a couple of weeks. I just need to get the money.
Terry Silver: No money. You're getting in that ring and fighting the tournament. That will be how you pay for the lessons.
Daniel Larusso: Wait. Mr. Silver, you can't make me do anything I don't want to do.
Terry Silver: [laughs] Danny, Danny. Since the moment I met you, I've been making you do things you don't want to do.
Daniel Larusso: [confused] What do you mean?
Terry Silver: What do I mean?
[calls in office]
Terry Silver: Shall we show him what I mean?
Mike Barnes: [steps out] I'm what he's talking about $hit head.
Terry Silver: We have a little agenda here, Daniel.
[so excited spits out]
Terry Silver: Either you fight one day or you fight for the rest of your life.
[even more hyped up]
Terry Silver: So what's it going to be Danny boy?
Daniel Larusso: It's going to be that I'm not going to fight.
Terry Silver: You don't have to. You can just stand there and let him kick your@$$ for the whole 3 minutes.
Mike Barnes: [attacks Daniel] You're doing this to yourself.

[the Cobras are pulling Daniel/Jessica but stop about 95% of the way up so they can get the application]
Daniel Larusso: Hey! Pull us up!
Snake: First give us the application.
Daniel Larusso: No! I'll give it to you when we get up there.
Mike Barnes: [lets Jessica fall for 1/2 second. She's fallen 5 feet]
Daniel Larusso: All right! All right!
[gives it to Snake]
Daniel Larusso: Here.
Mike Barnes: Check it out.
Snake: [does] It's cool.
Mike Barnes: [points at Daniel lecturing] You back out of this and this will seem like a pretty nice dream compared to what we all will do to you... and her.

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.

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: [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.

Daniel Larusso: If Mr. Miyagi doesn't sell this tree we're looking for, he loses his business. He's broke. His Social Security can barely cover the expenses on his rowboat. This tree is like money in the bank.
Jessica Andrews: Great. So now we're robbing a bank.

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]


The Karate Kid (2010)
Dre Parker: You know, you have a car in your living room, Mr. Han.

Dre Parker: You don't know the rules?
Mr. Han: Of course I know the rules. Simple. You hit him, don't let him hit you.

Dre Parker: So what are we learning today?
Mr. Han: Chi. Internal energy. The essence of life. It moves inside of us. It flows through our bodies. Give us power from within.
Dre Parker: I get it. Like the Force in Star Wars. You're Yoda and I'm like... I'm like a Jedi.

Dre Parker: Mom, look. In China, everything is old. There's old houses, old parks, old people. Look, this guy is at least four hundred years old.

Dre Parker: [being beaten at ping-pong by an old man] C'mon, man. I'm twelve.

Dre Parker: [Cheng says something in chinese] Whatever he's saying, he is lying!

Mr. Han: What happened to eye?
Dre Parker: I ran into a pole.
Mr. Han: Interesting pole.

Sherry Parker: Dre, what happened?
Dre Parker: We moved to China! That's what happened!

Dre Parker: [after Mr. Han does a cool move] Whoa...!
Mr. Han: Focus!

Dre Parker: Be kinda hot if I won this thing, huh, Mr. Han?
Mr. Han: Be kinda hot if you focused.
Dre Parker: Yeah, well, after that.

Dre Parker: I thought you were just a maintenance man.
Mr. Han: You think only with your eyes, so you are easy to fool.

Dre Parker: How'd you do that out there? You, like, didn't even punch them. They beat each other up.
Mr. Han: When fighting angry, blind men, best to just stay out of the way.

[Liang had just injured Dre's leg]
Dre Parker: Do you think I could've won?
Mr. Han: Win or lose doesn't matter, Xiao Dre.
Dre Parker: You know that's not I mean.
[long pause]
Mr. Han: Yes. I think you had a good chance.
Dre Parker: So let's do the fiery cup thing.
Mr. Han: You don't need to fight anymore. You have proven everything you need to prove.
Dre Parker: What, that I can get beat up easy and then quit? That's not balance, that's not real kung fu. You said that when life knocks you down, you could choose whether or not to get back up. Well, I'm trying to get back up, and why won't you help me?
Mr. Han: Because I cannot watch you get hurt anymore.
Dre Parker: Please, Mr. Han, please.
Mr. Han: Just tell me, Xiao Dre, why? Why do you need to go back out there so badly?
Dre Parker: Because I'm still scared. And no matter what happens, tonight, when I leave, I don't want to be scared anymore.

Dre Parker: How do you say 'water' in Chinese?

Sherry Parker: [Lecturing Dre about how he needs to practice his Mandarin by asking the Asian man sitting across the aisle on the plane] Ask him. Go ahead. Ask him "what's your name" and "how are you." Do it now.
Dre Parker: [Reluctantly] Ni hao ma? Ni jiao shen me ming zi?
Man on Plane Speaking Chinese: [Insulted] Dude, I'm from Detroit.
Dre Parker: Oh... Uh... Sup?


"Robot Chicken: S&M Present (#1.9)" (2005)
Pat Morita: You can't enter that tournament without the proper skills, fat one.
Joey Fatone: And will you train me, Mr. Miyagi?
Pat Morita: First of all, I'm Pat-effing-Morita, ya nutsack. Second of all, you're too old for the training.
Daniel LaRusso: So was I... if you'll remember.
Pat Morita: Daniel-San, I thought I smelled failure. That toilet's not going to unplug itself.