Edit
The Karate Kid (2010) Poster

Quotes

Mr. Han: You have taught me very important lesson, Xiao Dre. Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.

Mr. Han: Being still and doing nothing are two very different things.

Mr. Han: Your focus needs more focus.

Dre Parker: I thought you were just a maintenance man.

Mr. Han: You think only with your eyes, so you are easy to fool.

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?

7 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Han: What happened to eye?

Dre Parker: I ran into a pole.

Mr. Han: Interesting pole.

6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Han: Kung Fu lives in everything we do, Xiao Dre! It lives in how we put on the jacket, how we take off the jacket. It lives in how we treat people! Everything... is Kung Fu.

6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Sherry Parker: So, um, how many students do you have?

Mr. Han: Including Xiao Dre?

Sherry Parker: Yeah.

Mr. Han: One.

6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

[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.

6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Han: Best fights are the ones we avoid.

9 of 10 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

5 of 5 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Dre Parker: You know, you have a car in your living room, Mr. Han.

3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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.

2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Han: I will teach you real Kung Fu.

3 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Han: Jacket on! Jacket off!

2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

[last lines]

Master Li: [on-screen subtitles] Finish him!

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Cheng: [to Dre after a lengthy chase] You're fast. Not fast enough.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Cheng: [making fun of Dre] Can I touch your hair?

Cheng: [cornering him] You gonna do something?

Cheng: [Dre doesn't move or say anything] Just stay away from us.

Cheng: [glancing in the direction the sound Meiying's practice is coming from] All of us.

1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Sherry Parker: Dre, what happened?

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

1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Han: Rock and roll.

1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Han: I don't go...

Sherry Parker: Mr. Han, I'm not taking 'no' for an answer.

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

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

Mr. Han: Focus!

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Cheng: [walking past Dre after Meiying's audition, which Dre caused her to be late for] See you at the tournament. Don't be late for that!

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Mr. Han: [Dre is about to fight his first fight of the tournament] Ah! Two points to win. Go. Hit him two times. Focus! Focus!

Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

[first lines]

Sherry Parker: Dre, you ready?

0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page