Chi Related Quotes
I had been a guerrilla leader in World War II. And I used to say that the way to fight the guerrilla was with guerrillas. And I disbelieved that you could by bombing, ah, have any effect on the supplies coming down through the Ho Chi Minh trails.
He who talks much cannot always talk well. [It., Chi parla troppo non puo parlar sempre bene.]
Sun Tzu's ideas as expressed above had a profound effect on Ho Chi Minh, who sought to defeat both the French and the Americans without recourse to violence - or at least to conventional battle tactics.
Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses.
“when a person dies the flow of energy within them has been disrupted in such a manner as to revert that energy back into matter.”
The five excellences include: calligraphy, painting, poetry, medicine, and t'ai chi chuan.
Ho Chi Minh City is crowded, noisy, untidy and chaotic. I miss the orderly life of suburban America and the comfort of my apartment and my truck when I'm here, but when I get back in the USA I miss the craziness of Ho Chi Minh City or Bangkok.
Eventually, it came to this place like, 'I'd like to direct, but I need to find the story to tell.' 'Man of Tai Chi' became the story to tell.
Well, everybody does something, some people race cars, others collect stamps, I find tai chi to be philosophically, aesthetically, physically and spiritually fascinating.
The aim of tai chi is not to strike first to gain dominance over an opponent, but to wait and hit at the right moment.