Lucy Liu quotes page 2
Martial arts are art forms and require a great deal of discipline and dedication. I so
people who focus their lives on it, because it's not an easy thing to do.
One of my closest friends was playing Frisbee one day, and a car drove by too fast, and my
friend said, "You stupid Chink!" Then she saw me sitting on the stoop and said, "Oh, I'm sorry,
I didn't really mean that. It's not about you." That was incredibly painful for me. I didn't know
how to talk about it. I couldn't say that was racist, because people don't really understand
racism unless it's clear, like I'm black, you're white. It's kind of the same thing as when they
were rounding up the Japanese and putting them in camps. If you were Chinese or Korean,
nobody's gonna be able to see the difference. Everyone goes down with the ship.
There's nothing I enjoy more then seeing a happy couple and coming between them.
Lucy Liu, Ally McBeal
If you see the Sopranos, you're not going to be speaking in the Shakespearean English.
At the time I went to school, I don't think religion and culture were as highlighted and
billboarded as they are now. There was no PC. If you're a Chink, you're a Chink, you know? Or
you're black, not African American. Things were not as parenthesized. It was a harder way to
grow up, because there was already a decision made about you on sight. Nowadays, you give
a person some hope and a little more benefit of the doubt.
For some reason, when I'm really, really busy, I become more creatively stimulated.
It's so much fun playing Ling (Ling Woo, Ally McBeal), but I have this fear that people are
going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads
off or something.
You might not be able to fight like a samurai, but you can at least die like a samurai.
Lucy Liu, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
I also feel that how you feel is also how you're going to look. I feel really good and I don't run
around with a mirror hanging around my neck. I feel good about that. I guess people are
surprised sometimes that you can look as young as you feel.
Men, when they fight in movies, it's a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he
had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn't take your eyes off of him.
Thanks for the sugar, sugar.
Lucy Liu, Lucky Number Slevin
By the way, I want to preface that I have never Googled myself. I have never Wikipedia'd
myself. I'm not on Facebook. I'm not on Twitter. I don't read anything about myself. I will not
read this article either, no offense to you. I feel like my experience with you will be what it is,
because things get so misconstrued, and it just ruins the experience.
The neck is kind of what's sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It
was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy.
It's a problem being beautiful. It's only the handsome men that ask us out because they're
the only ones who think they have a chance. And handsome men are dolts. Life is unfair to us.
At some point we have to face the certain reality: Despite all the good the world seems to
offer, true happiness can only be found in one thing - shopping.
Lucy Liu, Ally McBeal
There's a feudal system on the street - it's just a given. If you're born into that, there's a serf
and there's a lord, and you move your way up and down. The culture of the street is its own
entity, and you cannot control that.
I have had many injuries from different stunts over the years, and I realised how trauma that
happens to our bodies stays with us, and it's emotional. You hold on to these things and grow
through them. And then you go to the doctor and they say, "You've been injured ten years,
but your body just worked around it."
Meditation is such a wonderful way of connecting to a larger part of yourself that you're
really aware of. I thought there was a connection between what I believe in Eastern philosophy
and the Kabbalah mentality.
Hi, I'm Lucy Liu and I'm a native New Yorker and I support marriage equality. I was born in
Jackson Heights, Queens. New York has always been about diversity and acceptance. Please
join me in supporting marriage equality for all New Yorkers.
Lucy Liu, for hrc.org
There's always sacrifices. My family don't generally say that they're related to me - my sister
doesn't say she's my sister - because they don't want to be judged or lauded based on who I
I had friends that were studying it. It reminds me of Taoism, it's mind over matter, essentially,
and I'm fascinated by that. But I'm also fascinated by Buddhism – my mother's a Buddhist.
There are so many different things to study, so many different fragments that come together.
Lucy Liu, on Kabbalah
I think it's unfortunate when people are against something that can bring so much guidance
for people. I don't know much about Scientology – I know a little bit about it – but if it helps
someone become less addicted to something, or not addicted, or if it helps someone recover
from abuse, you can never say it's bad.
When you work with chains or any kind of weapons, or just when you're using hand-to-hand
combat, you are going to get hurt.
Rio is sensual, it's hot, it's sexy, it's happiness. It really is! I have pictures here from the
carneval, and you can see the expressions on people's faces. I mean, they're in full costume,
everyone lines up, and it's really spectacular.
Alright, let's see if I can win the teddy bear!
Lucy Liu, Charlie's Angels
I studied kali-eskrima-silat (Filipino sword and stick fighting) when I was young. I thought it
was really beautiful, and I wanted a hobby, so I started doing that. It came in handy for a
couple of projects, but people make it out like I'm some expert, and I'm not. I studied for
some films, but if somebody came up and tried to judo chop me, they could probably get the
best of me.
I think if you go to Paris, you know, going to a fashion show would be one of the top things
on the list. It's definitely an event. You know, there's an energy there, even watching the
people who go to the shows is something else.
People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films.
There's really not a lot of violence. It's more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat.