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Growing up as a kid, I wanted to be a ninja. In martial arts, even though I did Chinese kung fu, I always wanted to be this secret samurai or a ninja. There's something about ninjas that was very appealing to me as a kid. So of course, I was climbing a lot of trees and other things and getting up to mischief - good mischief.
Toronto is a special city, and the environment is perfect for the arts; free and alive. I'm a New Yorker, and Toronto reminds me of a much cleaner New York, so it's like coming home after your mom just cleaned your room for you; for me that's a lovely environment.
Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future.
In martial arts, every time you graduate, move to another level, you don't forget everything you've done. You build on it, but it's always there.
Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
It is not a disgrace to fail. Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
Painting and writing are solitary arts.
You can use martial arts to tell a different story. Ang Lee used martial arts in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' to talk about love.
My parents wanted to light my artistic candle. But over time, the definition of 'the arts' began to stretch. And as I got older, they suddenly realized, Oh, my God, we're the parents of Iggy Pop.
Spiritual life can certainly follow the pattern one sees in the fake martial arts, with most teachers making nebulous and magical claims that never get tested, while their students derange themselves with weird ideas, empty rituals, and other affectations.
I see martial arts as moving forms of meditation. When you're sparring or drilling techniques, you can't think of anything else.
If poetry and the arts do anything, they can fortify your inner life, your inwardness.
Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. Actually, it isn't, but it should be.
Civilizations are not remembered by their business people, their bankers or lawyers. They're remembered by the arts.
When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.
It's my goal to make martial arts compulsory for girls in school. In China, you have to do two years of martial arts' training without which you cannot get a graduation degree.
For some students, especially in the sciences, the knowledge gained in college may be directly relevant to graduate study. For almost all students, a liberal arts education works in subtle ways to create a web of knowledge that will illumine problems and enlighten judgment on innumerable occasions in later life.
Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace.
When I was younger I did karate and martial arts, and I think it's really cool for girls to have those kinds of abilities.
You see the transformation that the arts have on young people. It changes their lives for the better. That's where my engagement is.
When I was 10, my parents really valued success in the arts, and I thought if I was a famous 'something artistic,' that they would love me more.
Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts.
Artists in each of the arts seek after and care for nothing but love.
I did some martial arts training for 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,' since the character was an assassin.
Indeed, I would feel that an appreciation of the arts in a conscious, disciplined way might help one to do science better.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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