Karate Kid Quotes

Sunday, August 7 by Andrea Miller

Do you want to check out some awesome quotes from "The Karate Kid"? This 1984 action comedy is the story of a boy named Daniel who is bullied at school until he learns karate secrets from his mentor Mr. Miyagi, a martial arts master. The movie, which is a classic for anyone who grew up in the early 1980s, has plenty of memorable and inspirational quotes.

  1. "You're telling me." When they arrive at their new home in California, Daniel's mother, Lucille, says to him: "This is it. This is the end of the line." Daniel responds, "You're telling me," in this quote that expresses his state of mind about the move from New Jersey.
  2. "Don't know. First time." Another memorable, humorous "Karate Kid" quote occurs when Mr. Miyagi karate chops the tops off three beer bottles. When Daniel asked how he did that, Mr. Miyagi responds, "Don't know. First time."
  3. "We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions." An inspirational "Karate Kid" quote from Mr. Miyagi comes when he agrees to teach Daniel his karate secrets. At that point in the film, he says, "We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions."
  4. "Daniel… with an L." When Daniel meets Ali, his love interest in "The Karate Kid", he says "Hey, you got a name?" She responds, "Ali… with an I. Hey, what's your name?" His humorous answer is "Daniel… with an L."
  5. "For life, not for points." An important clue about Mr. Miyagi's character in "The Karate Kid" comes from this quote right before Daniel's first ever match. Daniel asks his mentor, "All right, so what are the rules here?" Mr. Miyagi responds: "Don't know. First time you, first time me." With dismay, Daniel says, "Well, I figured you knew about this stuff. I figured you went to these before. Oh great, I'm dead I am dead. You told me you fought a lot." Mr. Miyagi says, "For life, not for points."  
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