Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai quotes

24 total quotes (ID: 236)

Ghost Dog
Louie
Other
Pearline
Sonny Valerio


Ghost Dog: You know, in ancient cultures, bears were considered equal with men.
Hunter: This ain't no ancient culture here, mister.
Ghost Dog: Sometimes it is.


Ice Cream Man: Hey did you know Ice Cream is really good for you, lots of calcium
Ice Cream Man: Hey apparently Ice cream isn't good for you, too much sugar, not enough Calcium

Louie: Goddamn it. You shot me in the exact same ****ing place as last time!
Ghost Dog: I'm sorry. I mean you no disrespect. You're my retainer. I don't want to put too many holes in you.

Pearline: Can't you understand what he's saying?
Ghost Dog: No, I don't understand him. I don't speak French, only English. I never understand a word he says. "
Pearline: And that's your best friend?
Ghost Dog: Yeah.

Sonny Valerio: "If a warrior's head were to be suddenly cut off, he should still be able to perform one more action with certainty." What the **** does that mean?
Ray Vargo: It's poetry. The poetry of war.

Sonny Valerio: Where's he live?
Louie: ****, if I know. That's the next strange thing. I mean, I can't just call him up. Instead, he contacts me every day through a bird.
[pause]
Sonny Valerio: Did you just say he contacts you through a bird? Did I just hear you say that?

Vinny: You know Louie, there's one good thing about this Ghost Dog guy.
Louie: What's that Vin?
Vinny: He's sending us out the old way. Like real ****ing gangsters.

According to what one of the elders said, taking an enemy on the battlefield is like a hawk taking a bird. Even though it enters into the midst of a thousand of them, it gives no attention to any bird other than the one it first marked.

Among the maxims on Lord Naoshige's wall, there was this one: "Matters of great concern should be treated lightly." Master Ittei commented, "Matters of small concern should be treated seriously."

Even if one's head were to be suddenly cut off, he should be able to do one more action with certainty. With martial valor, if one becomes like a revengeful ghost and shows great determination, though his head is cut off, he should not die.

For the past four years, he's done maybe 12 perfect contracts. Perfect. Like a ghost.

If one were to say in a word what the condition of being a samurai is, its basis lies first in seriously devoting one's body and soul to his master.

In the Kamigata area they have a sort of tiered lunchbox they use for a single day when flower viewing. Upon returning, they throw them away, trampling them underfoot. The end is important in all things.

In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side.

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.