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Oogway (Character)
from Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Oogway: There are no accidents.

Oogway: My friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours, until you let go of the illusion of control.
Shifu: Illusion?
Oogway: Yes.
[points at peach tree]
Oogway: Look at this tree, Shifu. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before its time.
Shifu: But there are things we *can* control.
[kicks the tree so that peaches fall]
Shifu: I can control when the fruit will fall!
[he slices a peach and throws the pit to the ground]
Shifu: I can control where to plant the seed! That is no illusion, Master!
Oogway: Ah, yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.
Shifu: But a peach cannot defeat Tai Lung!
Oogway: [folding dirt over the peach pit] Maybe it *can*, if you are willing to guide it, to nurture it. To believe in it.
Shifu: But how? How? I need your help, master!
Oogway: No, you just need to believe. Promise me, Shifu. Promise me you will believe.
Shifu: I... I will try.

Oogway: [walking towards Po] Ah! I see that you have found the Sacred Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom!
Po: [Po turns around with a lot of peaches stuffed in his mouth] Is that what this is? I'm so sorry! I just thought it was a regular peach tree!
Oogway: I understand. You eat when you are upset.
Po: Upset? I'm not upset. Why, what makes you think I'm upset?
Oogway: So why *are* you upset?
Po: [sighs] I probably sucked more today than anybody in the history of kung fu. In the history of China. In the history of sucking!

Shifu: But who? Who is worthy to be trusted with the secret to limitless power? To become the Dragon Warrior?
Oogway: I don't know.

Oogway: One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.

Po: Maybe I should just quit and go back to making noodles.
Oogway: Quit, don't quit... Noodles, don't noodles... You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Shifu: Master! I have... it's very bad news!
Oogway: Ah, Shifu. There is just news. There is no good or bad.
Shifu: Master, your vision. Your vision was right! Tai-Lung has broken out of prison! He's on his way!
[pause]
Oogway: That IS bad news.

Po: [dazed] What are you pointing at? Oh! Okay. Sorry, I just wanted to see who the Dragon Warrior was.
Oogway: How interesting.
Tigress: Master, are you pointing at... me?
Oogway: Him.
Po: Who?
[Moves around, Oogway's finger follows him]
Oogway: You.
Po: What?
Oogway: [Raising Po's arm with his stick] The universe has brought us the Dragon Warrior!
Po: What?
Tigress, Crane, Monkey, Mantis, Viper: What?
Shifu: WHAT?
Mr. Ping: WHAT?

Oogway: My time has come.
[hands his staff to Shifu]
Shifu: What? What are you...?
Oogway: You must now continue your journey without me.
Shifu: No! WAIT! Master! You can't leave me!
Oogway: You must believe...
Shifu: MASTER!
[in a haze of peach blossoms, Oogway ascends to the heavens]

Oogway: There are no accidents.
Shifu: [sighs] Yes, I know. You said that already. Twice.
Oogway: Well, that was no accident either.
Shifu: Thrice.

Oogway: Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.


Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)
[first lines]
Oogway: [voice] Who knows the ways of the universe? Where and when a raindrop might fall? How strongly a wind will blow?

Po: [picks up a radish] Nice radish.
Mr. Ping: Po, help! Help me!
Po: Sorry, excuse me, coming through. Dad! I'll protect you from that... pen?
Mr. Ping: I need you to autograph your stuff.
Po: Stuff?
Mr. Ping: Business has doubled since I turned your bedroom into a gift shop.
Po: Gift shop?
Mr. Ping: Dragon Warrior souvenirs with every purchase!
Po: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, you're selling my stuff?
Mr. Ping: Oh no, no, no, no.
Young Pig: Oh boy, thank you!
Mr. Ping: I'm giving it away.
Po: What? What about my Furious Five figures? Where are they?
Mr. Ping: I put them in the box over there.
Po: This... box?
Mr. Ping: Uh, whoops.
Po: Noooo! No...
Mr. Ping: I'm sorry, Po.
Po: Dad, they're handmade scale replicas with kung fu action! I made them the day I fell in love with kung fu! I have to find them!
Mr. Ping: Po, it was an accident!
Po: [Po starts searching the village frantically] Where are they?
Oogway: Accident... or destiny? Little does Po know that it was just such an *accident* that brought the Furious Five together all those years ago. This is the story of how the Five came to be.

Shifu: Straighten up!
Young Tigress: Yes, Master Shifu.
Shifu: Wider! Lower stance, hold your ground. Steady! Strong! Chin up; this is the way of kung fu.
[grunts]
Oogway: I can't even tell them apart.
Shifu: [grunts] Focus, control!
[Shifu continues to grunt while Tigress does her exercises]
Shifu: [Tigress lets out a small hiss] Control!
Oogway: [Tigress roars and leaps into the air] Ahh, there she is.
Shifu: [Tigress lands on the ground] What are you doing? That's not proper form! This is not control. and stand on your feet!
Young Tigress: I'm sorry, Master, I - I don't know what got into me, I won't let it happen again.
Shifu: I wish I could believe that.
[sighs]
Shifu: 100 laps.
Young Tigress: Yes, Master Shifu.
Shifu: Higher knees!
Young Tigress: Yes, Master Shifu!
Oogway: She wants to make you proud.
Shifu: Well, maybe I could be proud if she was doing the correct form.
Oogway: 'Your' form.
Shifu: Is there another kind?
Oogway: Shifu, an acorn can only become the mighty oak, not a cherry tree. You must let her grow into what she will be.

Young Tigress: Master, it would be an honor to fight for you.
Shifu: No, you are not ready. Oof!
[an ailing Shifu belches from indigestion, while Oogway chuckles]
Shifu: [to the goose] Get me a scroll.
Shifu: [Shifu writes on the scroll] This is a list of four warriors, find them in the Wang Fu village and hurry!
Oogway: No, send Tigress.
Young Tigress: Master, I won't disappoint you.
Oogway: Mmm.
Shifu: Be back before dawn. Do not fail me.
Young Tigress: I will make you proud.
Shifu: Hmm.

Young Tigress: May I add... it was an honor to serve you.
Shifu: Why Tigress, what is this?
[coughs]
Young Tigress: The - the warriors on your list.
Viper: Warriors?
Crane: Uh...
Viper: Where?
Shifu: [reads Po's scroll] This is not my list. Where are the warriors that I sent for?
Warrior: [the four other red panda warriors that Shifu intended to recruit are playing cards back at the temple in Wang Fu] Uh, is it my turn?
Young Tigress: I - I don't understand, it must be an accident.
Oogway: Ah, there are no acci -
[Shifu stops Oogway from completing his sentence]
Young Tigress: Master, forgive me.
Warrior: You disappoint me. Who will defend the valley now?
Crane: Wait, we can help Tigress.
Young Tigress: What?
Crane: We can... fight... a little... bit.
Viper: Yes, you can count me in, too.
Monkey: Let's do this.
Mantis: I'm not actually even a doctor, so I'm in.
Shifu: You can help by leaving.
Monkey: Okay, bye.
Young Tigress: No, no, Master, please listen. I have seen them, they have skills.
Shifu: But they are not the warriors I sent for!
Young Tigress: It's been an honor to know you.
Monkey: Oh...
Viper: But, Tigress...

Shifu: Why Tigress, what is this?
[coughs]
Young Tigress: The - the warriors on your list.
Viper: Warriors?
Crane: Uh...
Viper: Where?
Shifu: [reads Po's scroll] This is not my list! Where are the warriors that I sent for?
[coughs]
Warrior: [the four red panda warriors that Shifu intended to recruit are playing cards back at the temple in Wang Fu] Oh, is it my turn?
Young Tigress: I - I don't understand, it... must be an accident.
Oogway: Ah, there are no acci-
[Shifu stops Oogway from completing his sentence]
Young Tigress: Master, forgive me.
Shifu: You disappoint me. Who will defend the valley now?
Crane: Wait, we can help Tigress.
Young Tigress: What?
Crane: We can... fight... a little... bit.
Viper: Yes, you can count me in, too.
Monkey: Let's do this.
Mantis: I'm not actually even a doctor, so I'm in.
Shifu: You can help by leaving.
Monkey: Okay, bye.
Young Tigress: No, no, Master, please listen. I have seen them, they have skills.
Shifu: But they are not the warriors I sent for!
[coughs]
Young Tigress: It's been an honor to know you.
Monkey: Oh.
Viper: But, Tigress...
Young Tigress: I'm sorry.

Oogway: [rain falls, thunder rumbles] A cleaner, a comedian, a dancer, and even a little doctor. It was no accident that you found them.
Young Tigress: I failed Shifu.
Oogway: Worse, you are failing yourself. No matter how much you try, you will never be Shifu.
Oogway: [dramatic pause] The question is... can you be Tigress?

Oogway: Good morning, Shifu.
Shifu: I must do something.
Oogway: No, her destiny is not yours to control.


Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011) (V)
Oogway: Remember the path!

Pig Server: Ugh, who *cares* who wins? Those three are a disgrace to Kung Fu.
Oogway: [wisely] I fear they will all lose. Until they find a battle *worth fighting.*
Pig Server: [bored] Yeah, hear that all the time. Did you want to see the dessert menu?

Oogway: When the path you walk always leads back to yourself, you never get anywhere.

Ox: And *how* do you know this?
Oogway: A little birdie told me.
Little Birdie: [emerges] Hey, how's it going?

Rhino: Master Oogway! You're alive!
Young Croc: But we saw you fall to your death!
Oogway: No, you saw me *fall*.


Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Oogway: [to PO] You must save the world.

[first lines]
Oogway: Inner peace... inner peace.
[a flower petal falls on his nose]
Oogway: Itchy nose...

Oogway: [the two duel in the Spirit Realm] You've grown stronger!
Kai: Five *hundred* years in the Spirit Realm; you pick up a thing or two.
[brandishes jade amulets]
Kai: I have taken the chi of ever master here!
Oogway: [gasps] No...
Kai: [chuckles] Yes... and soon, I will have *your* power, too!
Oogway: [pleading] When will you realize the more you take, the less you have?


"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Ghost of Oogway (#1.14)" (2011)
Oogway: Awesome.