Here are the most memorable quotes from 'The Karate Kid': 'The Karate Kid' was a classic underdog story released in 1984, which followed the story of teenager Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio) as he tried to fight back against bullies from the Cobra Kai karate dojo. After being attacked by the Cobra Kai students, Daniel is shocked to find himself being saved by his apartment building's maintenance man, a kind, old man named Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita). Miyagi decides to take Daniel under his wing to teach him the discipline of karate, so that Daniel can face his enemies in an upcoming karate tournament. With a remake of this classic starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan hitting theaters this summer, a whole new generation of moviegoers might discover the adventures of Daniel and Miyagi.
Here are the most memorable quotes from 'The Karate Kid':
Daniel: "We're the new people in apartment 20. Yeah, our faucet's really leaking there. Could you fix it?"
Daniel: "Can I tell my mom when?"
Miyagi: "When what?"
Daniel: "When you gonna fix the faucet."
Daniel: "After what?"
Miyagi: "After after."
Cobra Kai class: "Strike first, strike hard, no mercy, sir!"
Lucille Larusso (Randee Heller): "Fighting doesn't solve anything."
Daniel: "Well, neither does palm trees, mom."
Miyagi: "To make honey, young bee need young flower, not old prune."
Daniel: "Where'd you learn it from?"
Daniel: "I thought he was a fisherman."
Miyagi: "In Okinawa, all Miyagi know two things: fish and karate."
Miyagi: "Karate for defense only."
Daniel: "That's not what these guys are taught."
Miyagi: "I can see. No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Teacher say, student do."
Daniel: "What kind of belt do you have?"
Miyagi: "Canvas. J. C. Penny. $3.98. You like?"
Daniel: "No, I meant..."
Miyagi: "In Okinawa, belt mean 'no need rope to hold up pants.' "
Daniel [after Miyagi gives him keys to drive]: "I'm not very good at it, Mr. Miyagi."
Miyagi: "Me neither."
Daniel: "Well, I don't have a license."
Miyagi: "Me neither."
Daniel: "Alright. I guess it's ok then."
Miyagi: "Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe. Very important."
Daniel: "Wouldn't a fly swatter be easier?"
Miyagi: "Man who catch fly with chop stick accomplish anything."
Daniel: "Ever catch one?"
Miyagi: "Not yet."
Miyagi [criticizing the power - or lack thereof - of Daniel's punches]: "What's a matter? You some kind of girl or something?"
Miyagi [after giving Daniel a car for his birthday]: "Must remember: a license never replace eyes, ear, brain."
Daniel: "You're the best friend I've ever had."
Miyagi: "You pretty okay, too."
Daniel [asking about the karate tournament]: "Alright, what's the rules here?"
Miyagi: "Don't know. First time, you. First time, me."
Daniel: "What? I figured you went to these before! Oh, great. I'm dead. I am dead. You told me you fought a lot!"
Miyagi: "Ha! Fought for life, not for points."
John Kreese (Martin Kove): "Bobby, I want him out of the competition."
Bobby Brown (Ron Thomas): "But sensei, I can beat this guy!"
Kreese: "I don't want him beaten."
Bobby: "But I'll be disqualified."
Kreese: "Out of commission."
Kreese: "Sweep the leg. Do you have a problem with that?"
Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka): "No sensei."
Kreese: "No mercy."
Johnny [after Daniel beats him in the tournament finals]: "You're alright, Larusso!"