The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Jason Tripitikas: He needs wine. It's his elixir.
Medicine Monk: We will send a walking monk.
Lu Yan: Don't you have a running monk?
Lu Yan: Don't tell me you consider it sinful to drink.
The Silent Monk: It's sinful if you don't share.
Lu Yan: It is said that master and student walk side-by-side, sharing their fate, until they go their separate ways.
Jason Tripitikas: I'll never forget you.
Lu Yan: I guess that's what being immortal truly means.
Lu Yan: [the Silent Monk does a Praying Mantis stance] Praying Mantis! Very good... for catching bugs! But not Tiger!
[does a Tiger Stance]
Lu Yan: When I was your age, I was a scholar-warrior in training. My arrow was good, so too my kung fu. I was chosen to take the seven exams. To pass would place me among a short line of scholar immortals. I failed.
Jason Tripitikas: You're not immortal?
Lu Yan: If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken... But then, does he ever truly live? I'd rather die a mortal, with a care for someone, than to live as an immortal free from his death.
Jason Tripitikas: I don't wanna lose you.
Lu Yan: Forget about me.
[Lu Yan meets the Silent Monk for the first time]
Lu Yan: Ahh, good to get off my feet! Long day. So, where you from? Shangdong Province? You look like the Shangdong Province type. You come here often?
[the Monk doeesn't answer]
Lu Yan: That staff doesn't belong to you. You have to give it to me, or somebody might get hurt.
Jason Tripitikas: Is this a dream?
Lu Yan: No, where you come from is the dream, through the gate of no gate.
Jason Tripitikas: What is that, like a wormhole or something?
Lu Yan: No, either you are a Zen Master, or you carry something very special.
Jason Tripitikas: [looks at the staff] This? It was in a pawnshop waiting for a guy to pick it up, and return it to its rightful owner.
Jade Warlord: [looking at Jason] The seeker from the prophecy. Not quite what I expected.
Jason Tripitikas: A man is dying on Song Mountain. I need the elixir.
Jade Warlord: The power to save a life, for the power to rule a kingdom. A most generous offer. This man... a good friend?
Jason Tripitikas: And a good teacher.
Jade Warlord: The man who honors his teacher honors himself.
Old Man Hop: [to Jason] You been watching too much Hong Kong Phooey...
Old Man Hop: [pushing the staff into Jake's hands] here! Take it! Return it to its owner!
[Hop is assisted by paramedics onto a stretcher]
Jason Tripitikas: How is he?
Paramedic: Bullet missed his heart. He'll live.
Old Man Hop: [whispering, only Jake hears him] Of course I'll live. I'm immortal.
[Hop beckons Jake to his side]
Old Man Hop: Did you return that thing I gave you?
Jason Tripitikas: Yeah, I did.
Old Man Hop: You the man.
Jason Tripitikas: [Crossing the desert to get to the mountains. Jason sits next to the Silent Monk] We're not going to make it are we?
The Silent Monk: [No response]
Jason Tripitikas: What if I can't handle it? What if I freeze?
The Silent Monk: [Monk slowly turns and smiles] Don't forget to breathe.
Jason Tripitikas: I can't understand you.
Lu Yan: That's because you're not listening!
The Monkey King: You have freed me traveller, now go free yourself.
Golden Sparrow: [as she lies dying] Jade Warlord?
Jason Tripitikas: [tearfully] He's dead.
Golden Sparrow: I... I thank you.
Jason Tripitikas: [seeing guards approaching] What do we do now?
Lu Yan: How good is your Gung-fu?
[Jason stares at Lu Yan]
Lu Yan: He who speaks, does not know; He who knows, does not speak. Surely you're masterful.
Golden Sparrow: She should have killed you, witch!
Ni Chang: Not if I kill you first, orphan bitch!
Jason Tripitikas: You think you'll teach me the No Shadow Kick? Oh, and the Buddha Palm Technique. There's a guy in Virtua Fighter 2, who does the Buddha Palm Technique.
[Lu gives him a cup]
Jason Tripitikas: Thanks, Lu. And he does the Iron Elbow. And he does the One Finger Death Touch.
[the cup starts overflowing]
Jason Tripitikas: The cup's full. Stop! It's full!
Lu Yan: Exactly, how can you fill your cup if already full? How can you learn Kung Fu, you already know so much. No Shadow Kick, Buddha Palm! Empty your cup.
[Jason empties his cup]
Lu Yan: [looks at him in surprise] Hopeless. It is hopeless!
Lu Yan: Jump!
Jason Tripitikas: [stops before leaping from a roof] I don't think so!
Lu Yan: Don't think, just do!
The Silent Monk: What about the two tigers on one mountain?
Lu Yan: We can kill each other later.
Ni Chang: How romantic. Men will tell you what you want to hear, Sparrow. But in the end, they will leave you with nothing.
[the Jade Warlord tricks the Monkey King into becoming a statue]
Jade Warlord: Martial art is based on deception, my friend.
Jade Warlord: No more weapons, no more Chi magic. Fist against fist.
[the Monk assists Jason in his training]
Lu Yan: Hey, he's my student, not yours! Two tigers cannot live on the same mountain. Likewise, two teachers cannot have the same student!
Lu Yan: And as one legendary journey ended for the Traveller, so did another journey begin.
The Silent Monk: But do not name it my friend, for it's like water; nothing can overcome water, yet it can overcome rock. It does not fight; it moves around the opponent, boneless, nameless. The true master dwells within. Only you can be free.
Lu Yan: A musician can have Kung Fu, or the poet who paints pictures with words and makes emperors weep, this too is Kung Fu.
The Silent Monk: Learn the form, but seek the formless. Hear the soundless. Learn it all, then forget it all. Learn The Way, then find your own way.
Lu Yan: Innkeeper, more wine!
Jason Tripitikas: Don't you think you had enough?
Jason Tripitikas: In some areas I'm known as a poet and storyteller. In other areas I'm known as a beggar.
[when the innkeeper brings the bill, he passes it over to Jason]