The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid quotes

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Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
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Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Fighting always answer to problem.
Daniel LaRusso: No offense, Mr Miyajee, but I don't think you understand my problem...
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: [interrupting] Mi... ya... gi... understand problem perfect. Your friend, all karate student, eh?
Daniel LaRusso: Friend? Oh, yeah, those guys.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Problem: attitude.
Daniel LaRusso: No the problem is, I'm getting my ass kicked every other day, that's the problem.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Because boys have bad attitude. Karate for defense only.
Daniel LaRusso: That's not what these guys are taught.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Hai - can see. No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do.
Daniel LaRusso: Oh, great, that solves everything for me. I'll just go down to the school and straighten it out with the teacher, no problem.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Now use head for something other than target.
Daniel LaRusso: Hey, I was just kidding about that.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Why kidding?
Daniel LaRusso: Because I'll get killed if I go down there.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Get killed anyway.


Dutch: Looking for a shortcut back to Newark, Daniel?
Tommy: I think he wants to learn karate! Right?
Johnny Lawrence: Yeah! Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a fall!
Dutch: Don't think about the pain.

To make honey, young bee need young flower, not old prune.

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Excuse me, please. Boy cold. Must leave. Kindly remove bottles.
Drunk: Kindly do it yourself, Mr. Moto.
[Miyagi karate-chops the tops of three beer bottles]
Daniel LaRusso: How did you do that? How did you do that?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Don't know. First time.

Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Daniel LaRusso: Hey, why do I have to...?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Ah ah! Remember deal! No questions!
Daniel LaRusso: Yeah, but...
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Hai! [makes circular gestures with each hand] Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out of mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important. [walks away, still making circular motions with hands] Wax on... wax off. Wax on... wax off.
Daniel LaRusso: Hey where do these old cars come from?
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi: Detroit.

[repeated line to Daniel] Look eye! Always look eye!

Daniel-san, you bunch of humor!