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Memorable Quotes from the Kung Fu Panda Movie Series

Shalu Bhatti
A big fat panda who masters Kung Fu! This movie series wasn't just about Kung Fu or Po's struggle to conquer this fighting style; it was about learning through some wise words of great masters. This story gives you a collection of some memorable quotes from the Kung Fu Panda movie series, refreshing your memories once again.


Jack Black, who has voiced Po in the movie, would always stand during the recording session so that his physical movements could amplify the vocal effect, thereby, improving the impact of the dialogs delivered. Well, it sure did work, didn't it?
Who would have thought that a big fat panda could become the greatest Kung Fu warrior of all times, even surpassing the Furious Five? That his love for food that made him huge and flabby, would also give him the motivation to do a perfect split when he had to find Monkey's almond cookies that were hidden on the top kitchen shelf.
What was the secret ingredient? What made him reach his destiny to become the Dragon warrior? Was it his determination? Well, don't you remember his thoughts on quitting and going back to making noodles, when Oogway bumped into him at the Sacred Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom, eating peaches?
It was Oogway's advice, or to say words of wisdom, that made him stay on track and fulfill his destiny.

Words are the most powerful sources of inspiration, and it is nothing but inspiration that changes the course of one's life, to either glory or doom.
The Kung Fu Panda movie series has given us some awe-inspiring and memorable quotes that are worth living by. In humor and wit, laughter and lightness, these quotes have successfully touched many of the viewers.
Apart from the comedy, action, the awesome Chinese setup and more, the dialogs of this series have played a crucial role in making it the legend it has become.


Our hero enters the screen fighting the bad guys, only to realize that it was a dream. A dream of becoming the greatest Kung Fu warrior, a dream that he could not share with anyone, not even his dad. But destiny takes a turn when he lands into the arena where master Oogway was about to choose the Dragon warrior, and he ends up choosing our dear Po.
Though it was a dream come true for our panda, it wasn't easy, having gone through rejection, humiliation, pain, and a lot of people who told him he wasn't meant to be at the Jade Palace, or to learn Kung Fu.
His journey of enlightenment and self-discovery with his own dash of humor are constituted in the words that came his way. Some of them are mentioned as under.
One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
― Master Oogway
There is no charge for awesomeness ... or attractiveness.
― Po
The Furious Five! You're so much bigger than your action figures. Except, you, Mantis. You're the same.
― Po
Quit, don't quit. Noodles, don't noodles. You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There's a saying:
Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
but today is a gift.
That is why it is called the present.
― Master Oogway
Your mind is like this water, my friend. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle ... the answer becomes clear.
― Master Oogway
The true path to victory is to find your opponent's weakness and make him suffer for it. ... To take his strength and use it against him until he finally falls or quits.
― Master Shifu
Shifu: Master! Master! I have... It's... It's very bad news.
Oogway: 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.
Oogway: That is bad news.
Oogway: My old friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours, until you let go of the illusion of control.
Shifu: Illusion?
Oogway: Yes. 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. I can control when the fruit will fall.
And I can control where to plant the seed. That is no illusion, Master.
Oogway: 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.
There are no accidents.
― Master Oogway
The mark of a true hero is humility.
― Master Shifu
Tigress: One would think that Master Oogway would choose someone who actually knew kung fu. .
Crane: Yeah, or could at least touch his toes.
Monkey: Or even see his toes
Yeah, I stayed. I stayed because every time you threw a brick at my head or said I smelled; it hurt, but it could never hurt more than everyday of my life just being me. I stayed because I thought if anyone can change me, can make me not me, it was you! The greatest kung fu teacher in all of China!
― Po
To make something special you just have to believe it's special.
― Mr. Ping
I have... I have always been proud of you. From the first moment, I've been proud of you. And it was my pride that blinded me.
I loved you too much to see what you were becoming... what I... was turning you into.
I'm... I'm sorry.
― Master Shifu
Tigress: It is said that the Dragon Warrior can go for months without eating, surviving on the dew of a single gingko leaf and the energy of the universe.
Po: Then I guess my body doesn't know I'm the Dragon Warrior yet. It's gonna take a lot more than dew, and, uh, universe juice.
Tai Lung: Who are you?
Po: Buddy, I... am the Dragon Warrior!
Tai Lung: You?
[laughs] He's a panda! You're a panda! What are you gonna do, big guy? Sit on me?
Po: Don't tempt me.
This movie made us all believe in destiny, that if you are meant to be something, and if you dream of becoming that, without giving up, without letting the distractions and discouragements affect your spirit, you will reach there. Perhaps not always in the way you think, but you eventually do. And Po's destiny takes him to another journey in the next movie―Kung Fu Panda 2.


In this movie, Po is living in glory, fighting the bad guys when he experiences a sense of déjà vu while fighting a wolf. Po receives the news that the master of Gongmen City, Master Thundering Rhino is dead, killed by a fire-spitting weapon created by Lord Shen. Lord Shen is a peacock whose parents once ruled Gongmen City.
Upon the soothsayer's advice, Shen was banished from the kingdom because of his dark intentions. After thirty years, he returns to take revenge and eliminate Kung Fu.
Po, along with the Furious Five, are expected to stop Shen, destroy the weapon, and save Kung Fu. But, little did he know that his past is closely associated with Lord Shen and Gongmen City, and he is destined to defeat Lord Shen.
Remember Dragon Warrior, anything is possible when you have inner peace.
― Master Shifu
Po, the day you were chosen as Dragon Warrior was the worst day of my life. By far. Nothing else came close. It was the worst, most painful mind-destroying, horrible, moment I have ever experienced. But once I realized the problem was not you, but within me, I found inner peace, and was able to harness the flow of the universe.
― Master Shifu
And then I made a decision that would change my life forever... To make my soup without radishes... and raise you as my own son. Xiao Po... my little panda. And from that moment on, both my soup and my life have been that much sweeter.
― Mr. Ping
Oh Po, your story may not have such a happy beginning. But look how it turned out! You got me, you got Kung Fu, and you got noodles!
― Mr. Ping
Ox: What's in the box, Shen?
Shen: You want to see? Oh, it's a gift. It's your parting gift... in that it will part you. Part of you here, part of you there, and part of you way over there staining the wall!
Man, I'm so lucky ... I don't have any problems with my dad! Maybe because mom ate his head before I was born ... I don't know.
― Mantis
Tigress: Po... why are you really out here?
Po: I just found out that my dad... isn't really my dad.
Tigress: Your dad... the goose? That must have been quite a shock.
Po: Yeah.
Even with his poor eyesight, he can see the truth. Why is it that you cannot?
― Soothsayer
Nothing's unstoppable except for me when I'm stopping you from telling me something's unstoppable!
― Po
Shen: The only reason you're still alive is that I find your... stupidity... mildly amusing.
Po: Thank you... but I'm finding your evilness extremely annoying.
Shen: Who do you think you are, panda?
Po: Who do you think I am, peacock?
Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but that does not make you who you are. It is the rest of your story, who you choose to be...
― Soothsayer
The cup you choose to fill has no bottom. It is time to stop this madness.
― Soothsayer
Honestly, guys, I never thought I'd die like this. I always thought I'd meet a nice girl and settle down, and then she'd eat my head. So sad...
― Mantis
Ox: It's time to surrender, panda... Kung fu is dead.
Po: Y-you... w-woo... kung fu is... de-eaah... fine! You stay in your prison of fear, with bars made of hopelessness... and all you get are three square meals a day of... shame!
Croc: ...With despair for dessert.
Po: We'll take on Shen, and prove to all those who are hungry for justice... and honor... that kung fu still lives!
You got to let go of that stuff from the past - because it just doesn't matter! The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.
― Po
Tigress: I hope this turns out better than your plan to cook rice in your stomach by eating it raw and then drinking boiling water...
Po: This is nothing like that plan.
Tigress: How?
Po: Because this one is gonna work.
Po: Okay, Step One: Free the Five.
Viper: What's Step Two?
Po: Honestly, I didn't think I was gonna make it this far!
My son saved China - you, too, can save! Buy one dumpling, get one free!
― Mr. Ping
Po finally finds inner peace, finds out about his true identity, the death of his parents, and his entire village. But he accepts his life and moves on. However, there is more. The next part of this series will throw light on Po's life when he finds out that his parents are alive!
Kung Fu Panda 2 was released in 2011, while the next part Kung Fu Panda 3 released in 2016.