Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Being like Water

Bruce Lee' s fame as a martial artist and as an actor needs no comment. Yet this man, larger than life, has left behind a few pearls of wisdom for the rest of us. None is more famous and more enjoyable than his legendary "Be Water" interview:

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless--like water.

Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup,

You put water into a bottle, 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.

2 comments:

Greg Pass said...

This is an excerpt from the Pierre Burton Show — you can see the entire interview here.

Polymathicus said...

Thanks Greg! Always thought this interview was one of the high points, perhaps THE high point, of Lee's career.

Be Water, My Friend.