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    • Michelle Millette

      Happy Birthday Bruce Lee. Though he only starred in a handful of films, Bruce Lee’s hold on the world’s imagination is still as strong as his own steel fist. The actor and martial artist died on July 20, 1973, but he still lives on as a kung fu icon. (see more — Bruce Lee: Way of the Dragon)

    • Mark Finn

      The first kung fu movie I remember watching was Enter the Dragon. There's something hypnotic about Bruce Lee and of course, the legends that surround him.

    • Ida Jackson

      one of the best role models of lean and toned physiques. the fat loss involved before getting this lean is serious business but absolutely achievable! #loseweight #fatloss #secret2fatloss inspirational-motivational

    • Tristan Griffeyjones

      The Best Bruce Lee Quotes

    • Kamal Haasan

      Bruce Lee {Philosopher, Martial Artist, Actor, Film-maker, Founder of Jeet Kune Do, Mentor, Inspiration}

    • Patti Noe

      "Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." ~ Bruce Lee

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