Top 380 Lee Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Lee Quotes from famous people such as Ellen Barkin, Nicolas Cage, Chris Isaak, Benedict Wong, Eddie Money, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I studied acting for 10 years before I went for an audi

I studied acting for 10 years before I went for an audition. I studied with Lee Strasberg and Actors Studio teachers, and went to the High School of Performing Arts.
Ellen Barkin
I’m an enormous admirer of Christopher Lee. He’s somebody, along with Vincent Price, who I celebrate, and I wanted my movies to show that celebration and that honoring of these great film stars that were unafraid to go into horror and Grand Guignol and the macabre.
Nicolas Cage
My mom and dad played this music all the time when I was growing up, so to me songs by Jerry Lee and Fats Domino are the classics, they’re the best songs ever.
Chris Isaak
When you’re a kid that’s spent all your pocket money buying Spider-Man comics, and then as an adult, you’re in the Marvel Universe, and you get to meet Stan Lee – it’s wonderful.
Benedict Wong
I’ve always loved the blues, John Lee Hooker, Janis Joplin, Hendrix.
Eddie Money
I was a pretty fit and physical kid, and my first interest was in martial arts and kung fu with all the Bruce Lee movies.
Dorian Yates
I’ve been influenced by so many great people , like Sam Moore, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, so many great blues and soul artists that I completely revere. So it’s strange for me, actually, to hear somebody say, ‘Oh, I was deeply influenced by your music.’
Paul Rodgers
I plug into a lot of old rock & roll. Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis – I love all that stuff.
Angus Young
‘The Homesman’ is my third collaboration with Tommy Lee Jones as director, and each time, I am aware of how fortunate I am.
Marco Beltrami
Growing up, my inspirations were Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, all these martial arts legends. I wanted to express my talent on screen in a certain way. I felt that it made me a little different.
Tiger Shroff
A lot of my friends were mostly working in black-and-white – people like Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, and others. We would exchange prints with each other, and they were always very supportive of what I was doing.
William Eggleston
The Best of Elvis Presley, Doris Day, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Hailey and the Comets, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Frankie Laine all topped the charts in the ’50s. Load a playlist of rock n’ roll royalty. You’re spoilt for choice.
Sara Sheridan
If you like ‘The Nature of Things,’ or if you like ‘Quirks and Quarks’ you’ll certainly like Lee Smolin’s writing, and ‘Time Reborn’ is his latest nonfiction book, and it’s an absolutely compelling read. It’s worth the time.
Robert J. Sawyer
We’d play the American bases and found all these wonderful records by Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke. Without American music, there would not have been a British Invasion.
Dave Clark
Everybody watches Bruce Lee. That’s a legend. He’s the man!
Astro
My theory in the ’90s was that I didn’t want to take a Jane Austen book I loved and reduce it to a 90-minute movie. The Emma Thompson-Ang Lee ‘Sense and Sensibility’ was beautiful, but other ones, I didn’t think justice was being done. It’s not a slam dunk to adapt these books.
Whit Stillman
I hope Lee’s scandal isn’t real.
Lin Dan
I only want to exist as a character. I don’t want people to think of the actor Lee Je-hoon when they see my roles.
Lee Je-hoon
I’ll make a diet cheesecake, but I’ll put it in a Sara Lee box. Or I’ll have a huge bowl of pasta, but it’s actually just a cup of pasta – the rest is vegetables. It makes me feel less deprived.
Stephen Furst
I think Ang Lee is a very, very talented director. He used martial arts to talk about love and girl, you know… But Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts film to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese people. What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope the world will become.
Jet Li
They didn’t have the money to keep Christopher Lee long enough to play his scenes with me.
Herbert Lom
I was a big fan of martial arts movies – Bruce Lee in particular, as cringeworthy as it is. Jean-Claude van Damme was a big inspiration as well – it’s a little embarrassing.
Michael Bisping
Someone like Vincent Price or somebody like Christopher Lee, they never won an award, and it doesn’t matter. They’re cool.
Nicolas Cage
I used to love, and I still do, Lee Ann Womack. And Alison Krauss. I mean, how many Grammys does she have? She’s just remained solid and true and great, and I respect that.
Kacey Musgraves
I wish I were tall, like my friend Lee Kwang Soo.
Song Joong-ki
In the film industry, we tend to pick up where others have left off, and I’d like to think the influences I picked up from Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme are visible in my work.
Scott Adkins
I have an acting crush on Gene Hackman; I have an acting crush on Tommy Lee Jones. Gary Cooper. Jimmy Cagney. Michael Gambon. Simon Russell Beale.
Norbert Leo Butz
Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
Mickey Spillane
I had attraction to work with Ang Lee. I wanted to work with him.
Tabu
Director Lee Chang-dong’s 1997 noir ‘Green Fish.’ I was attending middle school when I first watched the piece. And although I could not completely understand the film and where it was getting at, I still found it extremely powerful.
Lee Je-hoon
I read 'Sabella or The Blood Stone' by Tanith Lee, whic

I read ‘Sabella or The Blood Stone’ by Tanith Lee, which was hugely influential to me. I love Tanith’s writing. She’s just really lyrical, beautiful use of language.
Holly Black
Spike Lee is one of my biggest influences. What I love about Spike, other than he’s just a fun guy to hang around, is that Spike is fearless. As much as people talk about him being politically outspoken, let’s not forget that he’s one of the best screenwriters, ever, in addition to being a visual master.
Cheo Hodari Coker
The moment we finished shooting for ‘Bruce Lee,’ my wife Upasana reminded of a pending holiday.
Ram Charan
Spike Lee is openly contemptuous of whites and what he implies to be a white establishment out to get him. Lee’s films have grossed in the hundreds of millions. Whites have contributed greatly to this sum, though he seemingly cannot stand them. Hypocritical?
Jesse Lee Peterson
Lee is such a brilliant rival. I treasure the opportunities we have to play each other.
Lin Dan
Writers of all things speculative have played in alternate and parallel worlds for a long time – everyone from Stephen King to Philip Pullman to Tanith Lee – and it’s an obsession that likely isn’t going away any time soon.
Kameron Hurley
I’d travel to Alfreton for games, and my dad, Lee, would drive. I’d eat my pre-match meal in the back. Mam would make chicken and pasta, and she’d stick it in a tub.
Jordan Pickford
Spike Lee is not the first name you would probably think about redoing ‘Oldboy.’
Michael Imperioli
I love Malcolm Lee and jumped on the opportunity to work with him as a director.
Nicole Ari Parker
There’s a whole network of people, particularly in New York, obviously, that came up through the Spike Lee School. I’m one of them. That’s big!
Michael Imperioli
General Lee, this is no place for you. These men behind you are Georgians and Virginians. They have never failed you and will not fail you here. Will you boys?
John Brown Gordon
Lee Marvin was my godfather and a very close friend of my father’s. My father directed the very successful ‘Point Blank’ in which Lee Marvin starred.
Charley Boorman
The incurably suspicious Arthur Lee, youngest brother of Richard Henry, was of opinion that what others termed ‘errors’ in the Constitution were a deliberate scheme to create an oligarchy.
Douglas Southall Freeman
Lee Dam is a character who expresses her feelings honestly. I thought we had a lot in common and I’ve always wanted to play a confident character like her.
Lee Hye-ri
I could be hit by a Sara Lee truck tomorrow. Which is not a bad way of going: ‘Richard Simmons Found in a Freeway in Pound Cake and Fudge, With a Smile on His Face.’ Let’s face it. We don’t know anything.
Richard Simmons
Our love of kung fu goes back to the Bruce Lee days in the 1970s. Outside the action, we loved the interesting, heartfelt stories and the dialogue. It was RZA’s idea to draw all that in there as samples.
Gza
I love Tom Wilkinson and Tommy Lee Jones as well as Jessica Chastain. But the person I look up to most, not because I identify with her roles but because of who she is as a person, is Sissy Spacek.
Jordan Gavaris
Will and Tommy Lee are the only actors I’ve ever worked with where neither of them want to say any lines.
Barry Sonnenfeld
Looking back at my school reports, I start off as quite a swotty kid, and then when I get to 12 or 13, my teachers start saying: ‘Lee has started to joke around a lot in class.’ After that, it’s a steady graph of decline, with the jokes increasing and increasing.
Lee Mack
The myth-making about Appomattox started from the moment Lee left the courthouse on his horse to travel to Richmond.
Douglas Brinkley
We saw David Carradine, who is not of Asian descent, playing an Asian man on the show ‘Kung Fu’ that originally should have, and was developed for, Bruce Lee. To have that be the legacy that quote-unquote inspired ‘Shang-Chi’ in the beginning obviously doesn’t put us off to a great start.
Simu Liu
Liberace – or Lee, as us friends called him – was great. He was gay, you know.
Debbie Reynolds
I like movies made by Spike Lee – doing those films out of the U.S., that is really daring.
Fahadh Faasil
There was a subtlety about Peggy Lee. It was powerful. There was a valuable use of space. Everything was not cluttered. Her voice was out front and was the key instrument.
Rita Coolidge
I remember when I was a kid, I’d watch ‘Kung Fu Theater’ on TV, and all the movies would star guys named things like ‘Bruce Lai’ – you’d never get the real Bruce Lee films. So when I finally saw ‘Enter the Dragon,’ I was like, ‘Holy cow, who is this guy?’
Justin Lin
There’s a lot of progress happening in TV. You have amazing shows like ‘How to Get Away With Murder.’ You have people like Shonda Rhimes, Lee Daniels with ‘Empire,’ and Jason Katims with ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Parenthood.’ You have people behind the scenes writing complex women.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
I started with Bobby Darin. He signed me to Capitol when I was 15. I was 14, getting ready to be 15. Then the next encounter I had was with I think Peggy Lee. I sang background with The Blossoms with Darlene Love.
Merry Clayton
When Kevin Lee’s name was brought up, I told everyone I thought this fight would happen. This is a good fight for me. It surprised me because nobody wants to fight in Brazil.
Charles Oliveira
In my opinion, Spike Lee is a national cultural treasure – to the black community in particular but to America in general.
Ron Stallworth
I think you can’t really beat Bob Marley, especially the stuff he was doing with Lee Perry. Just that kind of clubby and dark and crazy stuff, even with the Wailers… Some of the songwriting was phenomenal.
Diplo
Ang Lee – he is amazing. I think doing a film with him would be breathtaking.
Henry Golding
Everybody asks me, 'Lee when did you know it was time t

Everybody asks me, ‘Lee when did you know it was time to retire?’ I said, ‘when they quit asking me to coach.’ After the Orlando Renegades, not many people were busting down my doors to coach, so why not do something else.
Lee Corso
I trained as an actor with Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, and Harold Clurman, and those guys set a very high bar.
Martin Landau
The only thing Kevin Lee does better than me is talk and sell fights like that. I sell fights my own way, inside the cage.
Charles Oliveira
The Apollo seats 3,600 people: I could hear them making a huge noise for Milton Jones and Lee Mack. If the audience doesn’t make the same amount of noise for you, you feel like you’ve failed.
Sara Pascoe
I think that any actor – any artist, period – would love to work with an artist like Lee Daniels.
Jussie Smollett
Honestly, I thought I had a lot of similarities to Lee Dam, but when I looked closely, we were actually quite different. There were some things I didn’t know about younger people these days.
Lee Hye-ri
Every great sandwich starts with a great bun, and my absolute favorites are Sara Lee Artesano Bakery Buns and Rolls – they’re quick, simple and work perfectly with all my favorite recipes!
Katie Lee
I am what I am as a writer because of Norman Lear and Spike Lee. Norman Lear in particular.
Kenya Barris
The Bruce Lee Action Museum will represent action in the sense that the word is not just used to mean action in the martial arts or films. It is really meant to be a much broader definition as far as taking action, my father’s belief of self-actualization.
Shannon Lee
Bruce Lee was just so lightning-fast. People try to emulate him in whatever way they can, but to try and do what he was doing… you’re just inspired by it; you’re not trying to say, ‘Look, I can do that.’ No one can do what he did.
Jason Statham
I have gotten nothing but love since I was diagnosed from the whole metal community. I guess that is true about both David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen. David was very kind to me especially when I was limping and falling and when my hands started getting weak.
Jason Becker
From our group, we’ve had joint ventures with a lot of international companies: Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Sara Lee, currently with Hershey’s and Tyson. We’ve learned a lot of the best practices.
Adi Godrej
I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn’t ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.
Elton John
Wong Kar-wai and Ang Lee are two Asian directors I’m really fond of.
Bai Ling
I invite Mr. Lee Chong Wei to visit China frequently.
Lin Dan
We didn’t grow up in any sort of meaningful representation in media apart from, you know, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Bruce Lee. But, of course, that was different still, because it always played to this narrative of the foreigner from the East.
Simu Liu
Stan Lee is like the universal hero. He got every culture together by storytelling. He gave every community their own hero to follow, in fiction and actually in factual life.
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I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
Leonard Maltin
There is a battle between me and Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei. We always do our best.
Chen Long
Bruce Lee was my inspiration when I was growing up and I used to watch ‘Enter The Dragon.’ No one could sit me still and I was non-stop hyperactive doing karate moves in the house.
Kell Brook
I can’t imagine that I would have been cast in the role, without Jamie Lee giving me a thumbs up.
Adam Arkin
I always said I wanted to become a master of my game, like Bruce Lee. I mastered my art of football, because that’s what it truly is when you understand it.
Ed Reed
Ever since the romantic comedy-drama ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ antagonized black women and black men in 1986, Spike Lee’s films have enjoyed the outrage of various groups.
Lee Siegel
When I was young, I loved shopping at a store on Rodeo Drive called Lina Lee. Shopping there made me feel so special.
Kris Jenner
Every tour we do, everybody’s always wondering, ‘What’s Tommy Lee going to do next? What new, wild and crazy thing is he going to come up with?’
Tommy Lee
I’m a huge Spike Lee fan. I saw ‘Do The Right Thing’ twice in the same night when it first came out and had long conversations with all my friends about the issues in it.
Joe Cornish
I’ve played such good golf, and it was hard coming up and it wasn’t easy in any matches or any shots. It means a lot. I think hopefully it will mean a lot to New Zealand because I’m the next winner of the U.S. Amateur after Danny Lee.
Lydia Ko
I’m in awe of people like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard; they’re great musicians and people. But I’m most starstruck by people in the small town where I live. Especially single dads, like me, who are working five times as hard to raise their kids.
Kid Rock
There’s room for Spike Lee’s movies; there’s room for Tyler Perry’s movies. There’s room for classics with an all black cast. There’s room for all of it as long as we don’t try to make any one piece define us as a race.
Kenny Leon
I’m inspired by my master’s movie ‘Kerd ma lui,’ Bruce Lee’s ‘Fists of Fury,’ and Jackie Chan’s ‘Police Story.’
Tony Jaa
Out of nowhere, they made an interim belt and had Lee fight Ferguson. This is very odd for me; what went on there? You know. I don’t know what went on there.
Eddie Alvarez
Working with Jamie Lee Curtis has changed my life. I gr

Working with Jamie Lee Curtis has changed my life. I grew up adoring her.
Skyler Samuels
Pascal Lee is a true pioneer of Mars exploration.
Buzz Aldrin
Ah, there’s a director. Astonishing, Spike Lee. A feisty guy, but a guy who’s, I think, incredibly misunderstood. I think people review his politics or his color as opposed to his filmmaking sometimes. Because he’s a wonderful, wonderful filmmaker and a lover of the art.
Brian Cox
I think one of the worst notes I think I’ve ever received was Ang Lee on ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ He came in on coverage, and he was like, ‘More, more handsome.’ I was like, ‘I’ll try that.’
David Harbour
Growing up, I had the weird fantasy list: I wanted to be Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, and Stan Lee. You have to have almost psychotic drive, because you’re going to have years of failure.
Rob Zombie
We were licencees of Sara Lee Corp’s air freshener brand Ambi Pur, which they sold to Procter and Gamble. So we handed it over to Procter and Gamble. Now we will introduce our own brand of air freshener.
Adi Godrej
I don’t really want to be compared to Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, but I really feel honored and really proud that people actually see me as them or similar to them, and because they are my inspiration for what I have become today. I am really honored that people compare me to those people.
Tony Jaa
I’ve dedicated a lot of my life to running the Bruce Lee businesses and continuing his legacy. Some people say I’m doing that to make money or to emulate him. That couldn’t be further from the truth; I do it because I’m inspired by his message.
Shannon Lee
When Kevin Lee’s name was brought up, I told everyone I thought this fight would happen. This is a good fight for me. It surprised me because nobody wants to fight in Brazil.
Charles Oliveira
I’m John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues man and he played blues his whole life. I’m a rock guy and I’m going to play rock music my whole life.
Sammy Hagar
Lee Rang was abandoned by love, so he’s a character who has a deep desire for destruction.
Kim Bum
Men, when they fight in movies, it’s a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn’t take your eyes off of him.
Lucy Liu
‘Rent’ was a special project for me. It was my first notable screenplay job. I worked with two wonderful directors on it, starting with Spike Lee in the summer of 2001. I wrote a draft for Spike and he was really good to me.
Stephen Chbosky
Tommy Lee Jones is hilarious. I would say, if you look at the body of his work, the character he is most like is the one in ‘The Fugitive.’ That’s how he talks and jokes. That is the type of energy he has.
Will Smith
It took me forever, learning improvisation, because I had studied with Lee Strasberg – I dropped out of Chicago and went to his classes in New York for a couple of years, once or twice a week. What I didn’t realize was I was learning directing because he wasn’t all that good about acting, not for me.
Mike Nichols
The Braintrust developed organically out of the rare working relationship among the five men who led and edited the production of ‘Toy Story’ – John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, and Joe Ranft.
Edwin Catmull
I became a horror fan during the early 1960s, back when Hammer was putting out their groundbreaking ‘Dracula’ series with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and grew up watching ‘Dark Shadows.’
Nancy A. Collins
You’re always trying to do something that, on one hand, honors all those stories, that is still in some way the same character that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were doing back in the sixties. But, at the same time, you want to be able to tell new stories and not just rehash what’s come before.
Jason Aaron
Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee are like my brothers. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have gotten through my pregnancy.
Jaime Pressly
I like so many different directors: Scorsese, Coppola, Cassavetes, Jarmusch, Gus van Sant, Woody Allen and the greats like Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky and among current filmmakers von Trier, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
When Bruce Lee gets his cameo in ‘The Green Hornet’ – as one of the drawings in Kato’s notebook – it clarifies what the film is: an unrealized sketch. A sketch can afford to allude to a point of view. Moviemakers need to show their point of view, something this shrug of a movie never gets around to doing.
Elvis Mitchell
All I can say is Mike Lee is an embarrassment to the state of Utah. He’s been a tremendous embarrassment to our family, to our state, to our country to have him as a U.S. senator.
Jon Huntsman, Sr.
I ain’t here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way yall need Jesus.
Kanye West
Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering and alcohol abuse going on while recording, I’m kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies.
Jim Diamond
Bruce Lee took his craft very seriously, just as my dad took his stuff very seriously. I just loved Lee’s attitude.
Jamal Murray
I grew up under the spell of London. Illustrator Kerry Lee’s evocative 1950 wall map of the city hung above our breakfast table at home in Canada. Over my corn flakes, I traced the capital’s high roads and medieval alleys.
Rory MacLean
I did this movie with Spike Lee called ‘Sucker Free City,’ and that would have to be my favorite role by far. It was just so much fun to work with Spike and shoot in San Francisco.
Anthony Mackie
We’re all individuals. Lee Raymond is Lee Raymond. He has his style. I am Rex Tillerson, and I have my style.
Rex Tillerson
Before I even got signed as a teen, I was singing with people like Hoyt Axton and Mickey Gilley. I worked with Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
Tiffany Darwish
There are a lot of directors I’d still love to work with. Paul Thomas Anderson is someone I’d love to work with. I think Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is very talented. Ang Lee is very talented. I mean, there are a lot of people. There are many great directors out there.
Leonardo DiCaprio
In high school, I was always into Jerry Lee Lewis, and they decided they needed a piano player for the jazz band. I had my little boogie-woogie thing that I did, so I did my little boogie-woogie thing. I had a very high-pitched voice.
Nellie McKay
That's a great feeling to know that I'm going into a pr

That’s a great feeling to know that I’m going into a project that I have no idea what will become of that movie, but I really trust Ang Lee. And I really trusted Ron. It’s just really nice to work with people that you feel that way about.
Jennifer Connelly
Spike Lee gave me the greatest reaction to the fact that I was this athlete-meets-artist, because I think he saw that I was different. I learned that oftentimes, Spike directs in a sense that he might just stare at you and look at you in a telepathic way of communicating.
Omari Hardwick
But Patsy, she was a great, great girl. And Brenda Lee is a wonderful person, and her mama Grace. I’ve known those folks for years and years and years.
Mel Tillis
One of my favorite movie characters is Mother Sister from Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing.’ It is such a beautiful name, and she is such a beautiful character, Mother Sister, the all-seeing eye over the block.
Kevin Morby
At one point when we recorded ‘Fighting with My Family’ at the Staples Center it was an incredible feeling and I loved it but I was playing AJ Lee and I wanted it to be me.
Zelina Vega
My first Mr. Olympia was 1991 and that was in Florida against the great Lee Haney, who became Mr. Olympia in 1984, and I started training properly in 1983.
Dorian Yates
From Michael Jackson to Peggy Lee, I like it all.
Cyrille Aimee
Lee Strasberg taught me different ways in which a scene can be approached so that it is perfect. Acting schools also open you up – you react differently to each scene. It makes you a very reactive person.
Shenaz Treasury
Harper Lee was my David Bowie, and I feel her loss in my bones.
Margaret Stohl
I did my ‘Hulk,’ but it was not easy. If I do another Hulk film it will always be compared to the Ang Lee thing, and my first one… if I come back, I’d love to do another superhero, something different that I can really put my touch on.
Louis Leterrier
I’m expecting big things from our bowlers, from Peter Siddle, who plays the enforcer role, Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee when he gets fit again. In batting, there’s Phil Hughes, whose already done well for Australia and scored hundreds for Middlesex.
Glenn McGrath
It was cool to meet Stan Lee.
Ryan Fleck
I remember watching Regis and Kathie Lee interview celebrities, and my mom looked so happy. I just did the math. I wanted to make my mom happy, and I wanted to talk to celebrities. Basically, I wanted Kathie Lee’s job!
Ross Mathews
When I worked with Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘True Lies’, she told me, You need a plan B, because when you have six months to a year off, you can go nuts. You need to have another focus.
Eliza Dushku
One of the artists I most admire is David Lee Roth. I think his combination of humor, glamour, sex and energy is one of the best there is. He also writes great songs.
Andrew Ridgeley
My cousin Malcolm Lee is also a filmmaker.
Spike Lee
My mother raised us out of the limelight and told us not to say we were Bruce Lee’s children, so I had a normal childhood. I didn’t run in Hollywood circles or go to premieres.
Shannon Lee
I did a movie where my character was obsessed with Bruce Lee, so I learned everything about Bruce Lee, read everything, watched his movies.
Dakota Johnson
At 31, I decided to learn how to read and, at 32, read my first book: Lee Iacocca’s autobiography. Ten years later, with my friend Larry ‘Smokey’ Genta, I wrote my first book, which was my proudest accomplishment.
Diamond Dallas Page
Ang Lee was educated in the West and his English is good.
Zhang Yimou
I absolutely love my cricket. I would watch it six, seven hours a day when Australia were playing. I grew up in a very spoilt era of Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Ricky Ponting and others.
Neil Robertson
The new book is a result of my well-documented… absorption in Samurai movie culture. It’s called ‘The 47th Samurai: A Bob Lee Swagger novel,’ and it takes Bob to Japan in search of the sword his father recovered on Iwo that has gone missing under extremely violent circumstances.
Stephen Hunter
It would have been tough for anyone to adapt ‘Push’ – an amazing but wrenching novel by Sapphire – for the screen, and I think director Lee Daniels made interesting choices, particularly with Precious’ fantasies. In my view, some of them work and some do not, but they are definitely provocative directorial choices.
Yance Ford
‘Miracle at St. Anna.’ I was challenged by Spike Lee. When he offered me the film, he looked me square in the eye and said, ‘You start this film off and you end this film. I don’t want a dry eye in the theatre. Can you pull that off?’ He was dead serious.
Laz Alonso
‘Freaky Friday’ was really fun. They had a ping-pong table on set because Jamie Lee Curtis is really good at ping-pong. She’s awesome at it. And they had a tournament, and we would play during filming. Whoever won the tournament would get to keep the table. I think it was Jamie who kept it.
Cayden Boyd
Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating. He’s definitely a cowboy. He’s from Texas.
Christina Milian
My mother still calls me Jim and that is about it. Everyone else calls me Lee. My wife calls me whatever.
Lee Child
I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.
Jackie Chan
But I want to pay tribute to Anna Lee Woodruff, an extraordinary, selfless woman and beautiful grandmother who in her quiet determined way was a role model for her two daughters, and who left a lasting impression on so many who knew her.
Judy Woodruff
I really admire Werner Herzog and Spike Lee. They’re amazing documentarians. If you took away all the narratives, they’d just be amazing documentarians.
Ava DuVernay
I never felt Lee Strasberg could act, and I fail to see how someone who can’t act can teach acting.
Paul Henreid
Lee Ann Womack is from near where I grew up in East Tex

Lee Ann Womack is from near where I grew up in East Texas, so I’ve always looked up to her. I sang a lot of Dolly Parton as a kid and a lot of traditional western swing, like Patsy Cline and Roy Rogers.
Kacey Musgraves
In my 20s, when I was acting, I probably had a little bit of a personality crisis in the sense that everybody related to me as Bruce Lee’s daughter.
Shannon Lee
It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.
Charles Caleb Colton
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from both Spike Lee and Tarantino, it’s that you can wear your influences on your sleeve but at the same time invoke new energy and new flavor.
Cheo Hodari Coker
That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.
Edward Everett
I’ve been working with good directors – the Wachowski brothers, Spike Lee, Terry Gilliam, Mel Gibson… I love American movies, but I love European movies, too, and I want to do both.
Monica Bellucci
I fight like Bruce Lee. I train in his style of kung fu, wing chun. It’s all about fighting with controlled power, so you learn to punch correctly.
Lucy Griffiths
The one thing Marvel does is think outside the box, going all the way back to Ang Lee directing the first ‘Hulk.’ They like to go outside the genre.
Anthony Russo
When I think of Lee Rang, I also think of the death drive, ‘Thanatos.’
Kim Bum
I used to listen to country and western and blues, John Lee Hooker, spirituals, the Bluegrass Boys, and Eddie Arnold. There was a radio station that come on everyday with country, spirituals, and the blues.
Otis Rush
I started teaching when I was in my 20s because Lee Strasberg asked me to, and he didn’t do that with a lot of people.
Martin Landau
I always wanted to do a light-hearted entertainer, and ‘Bruce Lee’ is such a film. The brother-sister sentiment and the relationship between father and son will be very good. The comedy will be hilarious, but it is not a forced comedy.
Ram Charan
I love thriller writers. My favourites are Harlan Coban, Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Kathy Reichs and Ed McBain.
Maeve Binchy
But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown.
David Dinkins
Spike Lee’s been doing it for a long time now. We’re all standing on his shoulders.
John David Washington
Most frontmen are not born hams like David Lee Roth. We’re more like Joey Ramone: awkward geeks who somehow find our place in the world on the stage.
Chris Cornell
My father was a big Bruce Lee fan. He’s Chinese-Hawaiian, and my mother is Chinese. He used to take us to all these really fantastical films with martial arts in them. And Bruce Lee was amazing.
Jason Scott Lee
I have six sisters and two beautiful daughters – that’s eight women who mean the world to me. I support the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Lee National Denim Day because they fund programs that are making huge strides in breast cancer research and support.
Felicity Huffman
It’s been a twisty-turny path for me. I was studying to be a history professor, and then I left that, went to film school, and tried to be like my heroes, like, Spike Lee and Hal Hartly.
Alan Taylor
Between Alan Freed in Cleveland and Bob Horn and Lee Stewart in Philadelphia and George ‘Hound Dog’ Lorenz in Buffalo, they began to find out that white kids liked black music. It was a very significant period of time before I got there.
Dick Clark
I got a call saying that George Lucas wanted to meet me. Of all the phone calls I’ve received – Oliver Stone wants to meet you; Spike Lee wants to meet you – that was the one call I never in a million years thought was going to happen.
John Ridley
I am a Bruce Lee fan. I may be my fans’ hero, but even heroes have their heroes. And mine is Bruce Lee.
Ram Charan
The quest for Tommy Lee Jones’ laugh begins now.
Seth MacFarlane
Sometimes I’ve done small parts, like with Spike Lee, but it doesn’t matter because you want to work with the director.
Monica Bellucci
I remember when I first started to follow cricket, the two guys who I really wanted to watch were Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee. They were the quickest bowlers in the world at that time.
Saqib Mahmood
‘Boogie Chillen’,’ by John Lee Hooker – that is a riff.
Jimmy Page
I’ve made my own music, and the way I’ve always described it is Peggy Lee with an electric guitar, or Billie Holiday with some PJ Harvey in there.
Evan Rachel Wood
My musical education was grounded in blues and Chicago blues – John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding.
Hozier
Throughout the ’50s, tons of unknown locals came through Sun to record their demos. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis all made their first recordings at the former Memphis Recording Service.
Shawn Amos
Just about every rock band and every guitar player from 1964 to 1984. To me, that’s the golden period of rock. From the first Beatles album hitting America to the last Van Halen album with David Lee Roth. That’s where all my favorite rock exists.
Paul Gilbert
Subliminally, I had always wanted to act. Although I had only performed in a couple of plays, I was serious about it and was subsequently trained by people like Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan.
Martin Landau
On a Spike Lee set, everybody seems to want to be there

On a Spike Lee set, everybody seems to want to be there and is motivated to work in unison and do the best they can.
John David Washington
I grew up watching Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer.
Molly Sims
I studied philosophy at Columbia, then dropped out to do drama at the Lee Strasberg Institute.
Margherita Missoni
Between Alan Freed in Cleveland and Bob Horn and Lee Stewart in Philadelphia and George ‘Hound Dog’ Lorenz in Buffalo, they began to find out that white kids liked black music. It was a very significant period of time before I got there.
Dick Clark
I worked at Warner Bros. for a while. I was the head of the minority talent casting. It was like pre-Spike Lee and post-blaxploitation era.
Lee Daniels
On my radio show at night, people will sometimes – conservatives will call and say, ‘You know what, I’m really sorry I cast my vote for President Bush.’ And we play Brenda Lee and ‘I’m Sorry’ and ask them to sing along.
Alan Colmes
From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn’t be satisfied with my work. So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust, because you only get a chance like this once.
Zhang Ziyi
Lee Daniels, even though he owes me $2 million, I picked that. I put him in business.
Damon Dash
If you go on the Internet and type in ‘Lee Ryan one liners,’ I think I’m on par with Gandhi.
Lee Ryan
I’m interested to see what happens to Spike Lee with limited resources, you know? I love Spike Lee’s movies. But you know what? I kinda liked his movies when he used to scramble and fight more for them.
Mark Duplass
When people pick the best drivers of all time, nobody ever picks Lee Trevino. But when he played, like at Tanglewood at the ’74 PGA, he missed one fairway in 72 holes.
Johnny Miller
F. Lee Bailey had been an inspiration to me. It was my desire to have him behind the scenes, to rely on his great wisdom and his brainpower, but I did not feel he should be in the courtroom.
Robert Shapiro
The person that made me want to make movies, and the reason I do films, is Bruce Lee. He was an incredible actor, and he had a lot of charisma. Handsome, action, you know, everything was there. I loved Bruce Lee.
LL Cool J
Growing up, my inspirations were Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, all these martial arts legends. I wanted to express my talent on screen in a certain way. I felt that it made me a little different.
Tiger Shroff
Shoot, me, if I was going to go to war and you told me I could have Keith Lee, I’ll sign up on that one. And you told me I could have the freaking UFC madman Matt Riddle – he’s like the new Goldberg – I’ll sign up on that one too. I love the guys.
Tommaso Ciampa
Personally, I don’t have a Twitter account. I like to be in control of the way the stand up of Stewart Lee is perceived, I don’t want to have to engage with individual people. Also, when I do look at it, loads of factually inaccurate things about me are written.
Stewart Lee
I think Jarrett Lee is much better than people give him credit for. I think he’s good enough to lead this team to a national championship.
Jesse Palmer
I would have loved to sneak off and watch some of the horse events at the Paralympics and I know Lee Pearson, who’s the Olympic gold medallist in para-equestrianism, but because I was competing in the pool I had to watch it on TV.
Ellie Simmonds
I remember being very influenced by ‘Taxi Driver’, and also Tommy Lee Jones in ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ a little bit.
Sam Rockwell
Bruce Lee has always been a hero of mine, and the choreography in ‘Enter The Dragon’ is amazing.
Benedict Wong
I guess I’ve always been a groupie. My first date was a bull rider called Tommy Lee Bryant. We’d go to the rodeo every Saturday and Sunday. The bull riders were the cool guys.
Jerry Hall
I started out just as Elvis was going into the army, Jerry Lee Lewis married his 14-year-old cousin, and Little Richard became a priest.
Neil Sedaka
When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano’s is the most ungainly rock’ n’ roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.
Elton John
My father was a big Bruce Lee fan. He’s Chinese-Hawaiian, and my mother is Chinese. He used to take us to all these really fantastical films with martial arts in them.
Jason Scott Lee
I am very close to my mother-in-law, Lee, we see each other often.
Carole Radziwill
What was Bruce Lee like? How did you meet? What was it like to choreograph the fight scene in Rome with him? Did you spend much time together off-screen? Those are a small sampling of the inquiries I’m asked often, wherever I go around the world.
Chuck Norris
Bruce Lee loved all different styles of martial arts. He believed that you shouldn’t limit yourself to one style, because martial arts is just another form of human expression.
Jake Shimabukuro
I’m going to have to call up Spike Lee. I did a cameo for him in ‘Malcolm X,’ and I’m trying to get him to do my life story and the history of the Black Panther Party.
Bobby Seale
Lee Seung-gi before the army and Lee Seung-gi after the army are totally different. Firstly, I’ve matured a lot. I used to feel pressured by a lot of things before fulfilling my military duties. Now, I’m proud that I’ve become more confident.
Lee Seung-gi
My influences were Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
Micky Dolenz
Oddly enough, Bruce Lee wrote some great philosophy.
Naval Ravikant
As 'Warrior' comes together, I can't help but feel the

As ‘Warrior’ comes together, I can’t help but feel the pride of correcting a wrong and helping bring Bruce Lee’s dream project to life.
Justin Lin
Lee May’s about the same age as me; he’s got about the same stats. So how come he’s making about one-eighty, two hundred thousand, and I’m the best damn paid player in the game? I’ll tell you why: Because I put the meat in the seats!
Reggie Jackson
Although the Academy prefers their Best Pictures grounded in realism, not fantasy, Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ win proved that the voters understand and appreciate the qualities a visionary director needs to create an otherworldly adventure.
Richard Corliss
The biggest rival I had in my career was me. I couldn’t control Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson or Lee Trevino. The only person I could control was me.
Jack Nicklaus
I looked up to action heroes such as Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Jean-Claude van Damme because I liked the attitude and determination they portrayed.
Urijah Faber
Ang Lee is very precise. He will show you everything, and will let you know what he is thinking about the whole project. There are a lot of rehearsals before shooting, and you already reach a certain standard. Then he will ask for more.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
It’s ‘ow,’ like, you stubbed your toe. ‘Lee,’ like Bruce Lee. Then, you add an ‘e.’ Auli’i Cravalho.
Auli’i Cravalho
I couldn’t control Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson or Lee Trevino. The only person I could control was me. The only person I could prepare for events was me. And if I didn’t play well, I didn’t play well, and I wasn’t going to compete.
Jack Nicklaus
I believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill John Kennedy. I believe that.
Jesse Ventura
Jason Lee made me laugh all the time because he’s so big, and I love how goofy bodies can be.
Selma Blair
Every child in every country in every small town should know who I am. There are a handful of people who have achieved that, and two of them are my idols Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee. I’d like to get to that level someday and touch as many lives as I can.
Tiger Shroff
Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of.
Tia Carrere
Listen, Bruce Lee fought out of anger. That’s why they call it the ‘Fists of Fury.’ Michael Jackson danced with fury. I do stand up out of fury. I’m not mad at anybody. I’m not mad at any human being because I’m a human being.
Tracy Morgan
I’ve always thought Harper Lee might have made a great decision. Much as you’d like to have more books by her, there’s something about just one that’s kind of mysterious and nice. On the other hand, the New York gossip about me was that I’d never write another book. So I thought, ‘Well, I will then.’
Charles Frazier
I’m such a fan of actors and also enjoy watching them work so that I can help their acting in any way I can. Sometimes it walks a tricky line because you want to be entertaining to some degree. But honesty is always entertaining to me. I’m a big Woody Allen and Spike Lee fan, and I find their films to be very honest.
Dito Montiel
For years, I looked to Bruce Lee as a mentor as being a Chinese and Asian man living in this country.
Donnie Yen
The thing about Spike Lee… that’s a deep experience to work with someone who is that intense and knows their vision that well. The character I play in ‘Red Hook Summer’ is super country and super loud. I suppose he is some version of myself.
Jon Batiste
I was trained by, at the time, the toughest man in the world. Not according to him, either. His name is ‘Judo’ Gene Lebell, and he trained Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris. He’s the godfather of MMA.
Roddy Piper
I’m influenced by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelly, Roland Kirk, John Coltrane, B.B. King, and then by bluegrass. But when I was 16, bluegrass wasn’t cool. We was rock n’ rollers then: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis.
Dickey Betts
Since the inauguration of Mr. Lee Myung-bak, I was very much disappointed with his politics and policies. Not only in economics, but also in many social and political issues, he made many mistakes.
Park Won-soon
I’m not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market and the taste of western audiences.
Zhang Yimou
While the scars of the monstrous Civil War still remain, the wounds have closed since 1865, in large part, because of the civility of Grant and Lee.
Douglas Brinkley
Then I went through a big Peggy Lee stage, then I became Annie Ross, then Judy Collins.
Carly Simon
Every musician liked Peggy Lee, but not the general public.
Mel Ferrer
When people talk about first-timers, I always think of Spike Lee. In every film he’s made, he has A-listers, but he’s always giving roles to first-time actors and breaking careers. He’s brought such wonderful actors into the spotlight, and I love that.
Sean Baker
‘A Spy in the House’, the first of Y. S. Lee’s ‘The Agency’ novels, is pure confection, an historical romp through England at the height of The Great Stink that imagines a secret spy ring for women tucked away where few notice but powerful factions clamor for their services.
Sarah Weinman
Lee Min Ho is a very cool guy, and I had a great teamwork with him as well.
Park Shin-hye
Lee Marvin was my godfather and a very close friend of my father’s. My father directed the very successful ‘Point Blank’ in which Lee Marvin starred.
Charley Boorman
Everybody knows when you’ve got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you’re gonna blow up. But I happen to be the only person who’s had the lead in the two Spike Lee movies nobody saw.
Anthony Mackie
Over my dead body when I’m governor of Virginia are we ever going to take down the statue of Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson or any hero of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Corey Stewart
I will not programme generic orchestrations but try to find original ones – when I play Richard Rodgers songs, for example, I have Peggy Lee’s original orchestrations that I got from her granddaughter for them.
Michael Feinstein
I was raised on Bruce Lee.

I was raised on Bruce Lee.
Bridget Fonda
It was an honor to meet the iconic Stan Lee.
Claudia Kim
‘Freaky Friday’ was really fun. They had a ping-pong table on set because Jamie Lee Curtis is really good at ping-pong. She’s awesome at it. And they had a tournament, and we would play during filming. Whoever won the tournament would get to keep the table. I think it was Jamie who kept it.
Cayden Boyd
I don’t get it. If you’re saying, Tommy Lee, you don’t fit the image of the East Coast, social elitist wealthy people who comprise Harvard, the only thing I can say is you have no idea what comprises Harvard.
Tommy Lee Jones
It is fun, I learned, to stroll around with Spike Lee and to gauge other people’s reactions. Everyone recognizes him.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
What’s true of the Marvel brand is that we’re not as invested in the cape and the cowl as we are in the individuals. That goes all the way back to Stan Lee, from the very beginning.
Jeph Loeb
Most of the great directors I’ve worked with – De Palma, Spike Lee – like rehearsals.
John Leguizamo
Art morphs with what’s going on in the world. We say ‘Ferguson’; we don’t say ‘Mike Brown.’ Just like we say ‘Selma,’ not ‘Jimmie Lee Jackson.’ There is something startling about the people in a particular place, a city or a small town, rising up and taking to the streets.
Ava DuVernay
I was on the road with Jerry Lee Lewis when I was 15 – I can’t imagine not doing it. That’s what I do.
Leon Russell
You can use martial arts to tell a different story. Ang Lee used martial arts in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ to talk about love.
Jet Li
It wasn’t until the fourth or fifth Van Halen record that people would go, ‘Wow! You’re singing backgrounds on those records. That’s not David Lee Roth.’ And I go, ‘Hell, no! That’s not David Lee Roth.’
Michael Anthony
Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’
Berkeley Breathed
People would call me Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan or whatever popular martial artist there was at that time. I also remember the other kids at the lunch table freaking out when I brought in Korean food.
Randall Park
I always look up to people like Michael Gambon and Tommy Lee Jones, and I hope that as I mature I will become as craggy as them.
Burn Gorman
Ang Lee and ‘Hulk,’ for instance – a movie about a guy with different-colored skin and a lot of repressed rage? Sounds like the perfect film for an Asian, to me!
Justin Lin
From Abby Lee Miller’s intensity and her students’ incredible performances to their devoted moms and its high drama, ‘Dance Moms’ has become one of the most compelling shows on television.
Nancy Dubuc
I enjoyed my time at DC. Dan Didio, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee were great to me, and I’m very grateful for the opportunities they gave me. Having said that, I think it’s important to try new things and work with new people to keep myself fresh.
Jeff Lemire
Spike Lee is a master of tone, so basically, if he wants to do something, he should do it, and Imma listen.
John David Washington
Pamela Anderson Lee released a statement confirming that she has had her breast implants removed. Doctors say that Pamela is doing fine and that her old implants are now dating Charlie Sheen.
Conan O’Brien
There is a real Harold Lee.
John Cho
I’m connected to a Wesley Snipes, and I’m connected to Giancarlo Esposito because of the history of films that we’ve all been a part of with Spike Lee.
John David Washington
I loved Carl Perkins, Jerry lee Lewis… not only were they personal friends.
Wanda Jackson
I am not a method actor, though I studied for a year with Lee Strasburg.
Ed Asner
David Benioff can hardly be classified as an underdog. The 2002 film adaptation of his first novel, ‘The 25th Hour,’ was directed by Spike Lee and starred Edward Norton.
Jonathan Miles
I had to go and sing with the musical director of the film, Simon Lee, who is just incredible, and it went great. I sang with him about five things, things we’d worked on. And then I went to sing for Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Gerard Butler
Until Lee Elder, the only blacks at the Masters were caddies or waiters. To ask a black man what he feels about the traditions of the Masters is like asking him how he feels about his forefathers who were slaves.
Calvin Peete
I can pretty much say that because of Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme, that’s why I do what I do today.
Scott Adkins
General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run, and find a way to draw him out to open battle.
James Longstreet
Lee Chung-yong has been playing well and trying hard at Bolton and has grown in confidence. His improvement is valuable for the national team.
Park Ji-sung
Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Lee Child and George R. R. Martin write wildly different books. Their writing, plotting and styles have little or nothing in common. But they all write books and characters that readers find appealing.
M. J. Rose
I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it.
Otis Blackwell
John Lee Hancock is someone that I had admired from afa

John Lee Hancock is someone that I had admired from afar. I think he is a wonderful director… in the tradition I would say both of Clint Eastwood and Frank Capra.
Alison Owen
Lee Chang-dong, Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho. I think the three filmmakers tell the stories that they really want to tell. Their movies always reveal what they think must be told. I have a lot of respect for that.
Lee Je-hoon
Today, one year after their divorce, Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they’re getting back together. You know what that means? There’s still hope for Ike and Tina Turner.
Jay Leno
I think Kevin Lee is an excellent fighter who fights well on the feet, has evolved in that area, but his strongest weapon is wrestling, not jiu-jitsu.
Charles Oliveira
I’m from New York, and yet I’ve done only one film executive-produced by Spike Lee and have never done a film that Spike Lee directed. I’ve never done a film that Keenan Wayans has directed, or Bill Duke.
Ving Rhames
Michael’s the ultimate entertainer. After Michael Jackson, it’s Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Bruce Lee.
Tracy Morgan
The martial arts that I got into was because of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, because of all of the animal styles at the time. It was around about the time when Jackie was doing ‘Drunken Master,’ and, like, Snake versus this and that.
Ray Park
I love Stewart Lee’s ‘Comedy Vehicle’ on BBC2. The guy is a genius.
Jez Butterworth
I had no idea it was going to be like this. People come up to me all the time, but it’s never, ‘Oh, you’re Sheryl Lee.’ It’s, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re Laura Palmer.’
Sheryl Lee
The venerable Robert E. Lee has taken some vicious hits, as dishonest or misinformed advocates among political interest groups and in academia attempt to twist yesterday’s America into a fantasy that might better service the political issues of today.
Jim Webb
I grew up loving Jackie Chan and Jet Li and certainly Bruce Lee. But as I got older, I started to question: Is that all we have?
Simu Liu
I’ve always been a fan of martial arts actor Bruce Lee. His films made me want to go to China one day.
Mousa Dembele
I find it difficult to portray something I’ve never experienced before. For the character I played in ‘Miss Lee,’ I had to ask friends and staff members what it was like to be a low-level employee as I’ve never been one myself.
Lee Hye-ri
‘Straight Outta Compton’ is my first biopic, my first period piece, and I got a chance to kind of get out there like some of my idols, you know, like Scorsese, Spielberg, Spike Lee, the guys who came before me. You know, I’m feeling good about it.
F. Gary Gray
I was a student of Stella Adler and then later Lee Strasberg, and they were into sensory work. At its best, acting is not about words – even when the words are important.
Mark Margolis
As I grew older, I realised that Bruce Lee was an actor first and a martial artist second. If he wasn’t a convincing actor and didn’t have the emotion in his eyes before delivering a kick or a punch, it wouldn’t have made that much of an impact.
Tiger Shroff
Kathie Lee and I were working together on our ‘Live’ morning show when she started dating Frank. I always loved trying to get her to tell me about her new romance, and it wasn’t long before we were watching them take their vows in front of close friends in Southhampton.
Regis Philbin
I don’t want to be remembered as ‘the son of Bruce Lee’.
Brandon Lee
So many people – DPs, writers, and the assistants that go on to be directors and writers – come from the School of Spike Lee. He’s almost set up an Institution of Spike Lee.
John David Washington
Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident.
Dick Armey
Yes, there were piano bands and great rock pianists, from Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard to Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, and Elton John. But something about the electric guitar speaks of more than music – it epitomizes and gives voice to the rebellion, power, and sexuality of rock.
Daniel Levitin
I was a pretentious teenager, so of course I had, you know, ‘Raging Bull’ posters and all of that. ‘Raging Bull’ is not a pretentious movie, but me having the poster was a pretentious action. I even grew a goatee and had a Knicks cap, because I thought I wanted to be like Spike Lee.
Adam Scott
I have a lot of friends in the Australian cricket team, and they have told me a lot about India. Brett Lee was telling me about the food and Bollywood. I am the kind of person who likes to embrace the culture of a place, and I really want to travel and see the various temples around the country.
Timothy F. Cahill
I saw Lee J. Cobb in ‘Death of a Salesman’ when I was about 15, and I couldn’t get up from my seat in the theater; I was so… I was weeping, and I was upset. And I find that people are still like that in a similar circumstance in a theater today, where they just can’t get up. It’s too heartbreaking.
Joel Grey
I look at the stories that Spike Lee tells… Great stories. Great director, great storyteller.
Tyler Perry
I have ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ signed by Harper Lee. That is my prized possession.
Nancy Grace
I watch all the pitchers I admire. I love watching Cliff Lee. It looks easy for him when he’s on the mound; he’s almost like an artist. He knows exactly how to get guys out.
Clayton Kershaw
People like Howlin’ Wolf, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Nina Simone, Captain Beefheart – all of these artists were what I grew up listening to every day of my life. And there’s a very healthy music scene in the west country of England, where I grew up.
P. J. Harvey
In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, ‘Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,’ the first thing I said was, ‘Lee, you can’t make a race horse out of a mule. I don’t want to do it.’ He said, ‘I didn’t ask you to make it; you work for me.’
Carroll Shelby
On the way back from Mumbai to go meet with President Xi in China, I stopped in Singapore to meet with a guy named Lee Kuan Yew, who most foreign policy experts around the world say is the wisest man in the Orient.
Joe Biden
I did a bit of everything, and I was never beaten. I was into Bruce Lee, mate. Oh yeah! I love my combat sports.
Nigel Benn
Everyone reads Harper Lee personally. For me, 'Mockingb

Everyone reads Harper Lee personally. For me, ‘Mockingbird’ was about admitting my own hyphenated identity – about loving and hating my world, about both belonging and not belonging to the community I came from.
Margaret Stohl
Many people we consider legends, such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry, remain so scarred by scandals, injustices and regrets from decades earlier that they’re barely able to appreciate their accomplishments.
Neil Strauss
In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. Laurie, Jamie Lee’s character, was shy and somewhat repressed. And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed. They have certain similarities.
John Carpenter
I was very keen on people like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent.
Robin Trower
I guess I feel like it’s a gift to meet those talented artists like George Lucas and Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Richard Kelly. Even if it’s a small role, it’s a gift to be working that closely with them.
Bai Ling
My little niece used to call me and say ‘I like watching that Uncle Darren, can I have a T-shirt of AJ Lee’ and I went ‘they don’t make any’ and it just struck me. We have Rey Mysterio for little boys. But we don’t have anything for little girls.
William Regal
Spike Lee is part of a retrograde movement in this country.
Amiri Baraka
I’m 48, and I have been in love with vampires since I was six. I was born in 1962, so I’ve been through three or four waves of vampires. When I was growing up, we had vampire shows and movies. We were still dealing with Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and the old Christopher Lee vampires.
Denis O’Hare
I took the ‘Lee’ from my grandparents, who took care of me during the day while my mom was away working.
Reggie Lee
Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis had enormous talent, and Elvis was the major contributor to an entirely new genre of music. Sometimes their exploits were distasteful to people, but they left behind an enormous body of work that endures.
Bob Beckel
‘The Choirboys’ is very much a product of its mid-1970s time, especially in its two-dimensional portrayals of cop groupies Ora Lee and Carolina Moon, but the energy of Wambaugh’s newfound, blackly comedic voice is a revelation, a trap-door opening into all facets of a policeman’s world.
Sarah Weinman
I would like to have a filmography of the late Lee Je-hoon’ list on Netflix or to have a DVD collection of my works. It would be a great honor.
Lee Je-hoon
Bruce Lee was the first star I idolized. Growing up as a Chinese American, there weren’t many people like me on the big screen.
Daniel Wu
I bowled in tandem with Brett Lee, who produced some fast, fiery spells. When you’ve got someone bowling up above 90mph, it has a fear factor that not many people really enjoy.
Glenn McGrath
When I started at Pratt, Spike Lee had his 40 Acres and A Mule studios down the street. You’d see Rosie Perez walking around going to Mike’s Coffee Shop. So it was this black bohemian.
Mickalene Thomas
Other times you can get showy for three minutes, and that’s OK with certain films. But that isn’t right with an Ang Lee movie, you have to fit right in. You have to understand Ang, respect him and be part of the team and not be in charge of it – he is in charge of it.
Dennis Muren
Not a moment had been lost by General Hooker in the pursuit of Lee.
Edward Everett
Arnold and Jamie Lee must have worked over the years with directors that did 50 takes, because I’d get like three takes or so and say, Ok, that’s it, we’re done.
Penelope Spheeris
‘Bruce Lee’ is the fastest film in my career. But the quality is also very high. The last song was shot continuously for 24 hours. We worked like robots for that song, but the quality is outstanding.
Ram Charan
Today, one year after their divorce, Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they’re getting back together. You know what that means? There’s still hope for Ike and Tina Turner.
Jay Leno
My father’s family can be traced back to 1400. I’ve been told by gypsies that there is unmistakeably gypsy blood in me. Lee is a gypsy name, you know.
Christopher Lee
The work I did on ‘Killing Kennedy’ was very meticulous and, in some ways, actually tedious. It was hard work because there is so much known about John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald. To try to distill that into a clear narrative that’s interesting and tells two great stories was a real challenge.
Kelly Masterson
I love Soul, R+B, Electronic, and good pop. Really, the only thing I don’t listen to is country and heavy metal. I love Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Al Green, Fat Freddys Drop, Sade, Grace Jones, Bazoo Bijou, Prince, John Lennon, London Grammar, Daft Punk, Dr John, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Gotye, and on it goes.
Jane Badler
Have a little protection if that helps your bowler – Brett Lee always wanted a cover and a midwicket because they helped him bowl his natural length and made him more effective as a result.
Glenn McGrath
The first black girl book I fell in love with was most likely ‘Please, Puppy, Please’ by Spike Lee and Tonya Lee.
Marley Dias
Working with Spike Lee was a dream of mine. It was amazing to be able to collaborate with such a visionary.
Teyonah Parris
I’ve had people hang around me because I’m Bruce Lee’s daughter, and it’s kind of a blow. You start to ask yourself, ‘Who am I?’, ‘What’s valuable about me?’, ‘Is what’s valuable about me that I’m Bruce Lee’s daughter?’
Shannon Lee
In singing, there’s a vibration that comes from deep down inside, literally from your sex. When you put out that vibration, people can feel it. Billie Holiday does it. Peggy Lee does it. It’s very hot.
Elizabeth Berkley
If you look at Stan Lee and the Marvel comics, yes, there’s a lot of awesome, serious and dramatic action that takes place.
David Dastmalchian
As a father, I always want my son to be perfect. When he was young, I tried to train him in martial arts, but he said, ‘I don’t want to become like Bruce Lee’s son, with everybody telling me how good my father was.’ I just think my son is too lazy.
Jackie Chan
In 1980, aided by $1.5 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. government and his own pitchman routines on television, Lee Iacocca brought Chrysler back from the abyss.
Carol Loomis
If we want to talk about the movies that have made an i

If we want to talk about the movies that have made an impact in what I do in the action realm – Bruce Lee in ‘Enter the Dragon.’ I’ve watched that countless times.
Jason Statham
I’m sure everyone that has ever done an action movie has just drooled over how full of talent Bruce Lee was and how unique he was.
Jason Statham
I love all sorts of music. I’m really into Damian Rice and Amos Lee.
Odette Annable
With almost no exceptions, art by men is much more expensive than art by women. Even great women artists, like Louise Bourgeois and Lee Krasner, are only fully embraced very late in their career.
Siri Hustvedt
The thing that my father was absolutely brilliant at doing was being Bruce Lee. Nobody was able to do what he did or be like he was.
Shannon Lee
More than anything, I want to keep working with people of talent like Craig Gillespie, Spike Lee and Clint Eastwood. But there’s also those long-dreamt-of moments: I’d love to host ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I’d love to do a Penguin stand-alone movie at Warner Bros., I’d love to do a Teddy Roosevelt biopic.
Paul Walter Hauser
It’s the state of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. That is our heritage. It is what makes us Virginia.
Corey Stewart
I love the song ‘I Hope You Dance’ by Lee Ann Womack. I was going to write that song, but someone beat me to it.
Maya Angelou
I’ve always thought Harper Lee might have made a great decision. Much as you’d like to have more books by her, there’s something about just one that’s kind of mysterious and nice. On the other hand, the New York gossip about me was that I’d never write another book. So I thought, ‘Well, I will then.’
Charles Frazier
My first film that I got right after ‘Spring Awakening’ was called ‘Taking Woodstock,’ and Ang Lee was the director.
Jonathan Groff
Look at the better players of my era – Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd. They had pros they worked with from time to time, but out on Tour, thousands of miles from home, each of them learned to be his own best coach. I think Tiger can do the same.
Arnold Palmer
Annie Lee Moss was a black woman who worked for the Army as a code clerk in the Pentagon. She was identified by an undercover agent of the FBI as a member of the Communist Party. Moss denied it, the Democrats sprang to her defense, and she has been treated ever since as an innocent victim of McCarthy.
M. Stanton Evans
When I was eight or nine years old, my older cousin took me to the St. George Theatre on Staten Island to see a Bruce Lee movie and a Jim Kelly movie. Those were my first martial-arts films, and I fell in love with the genre back then.
Rza
I use a Bruce Lee technique: ‘The way of no way.’ He had the idea that he would learn everything, so that whoever he had to fight, he could improvise anything. The best way of starting a gig is just to not think of anything – to clear your mind, not in an empty Zen state, but more just to go on and see where you go.
Eddie Izzard
I wrote a whole solo album and recorded some of it, even did a little tour with Sara Lee and Gail Ann Dorsey.
Kate Pierson
I loved Jamie Lee Curtis. I think she is brilliant.
Jessica Rothe
My god-father, Bob Wall, was in a couple of Bruce Lee movies, and he trained Bruce Lee when he came to America.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’
Berkeley Breathed
I love all the shoe shops in Covent Garden. Laura Lee Jewellery on Monmouth Street for delicate gold jewellery. Every time I get a part in an English movie, I buy myself a piece of jewellery from there.
Caterina Murino
For a little kid like me, growing up in Carle Place, you put on John Lee Hooker late at night, and it’s a different reality. I try to feel that music from the inside out because I was really attracted to it.
Joe Satriani
I’m enjoying Channel Four’s ’10 O’Clock Live.’ I like the idea of putting together a dream team and seeing what happens. I also like ‘Not Going Out,’ the sitcom starring Lee Mack. It’s a sitcom packed with jokes. Not many of them as frowned upon as lacking kudos.
Frank Skinner
I was playing a role and acting. But it was different than Spike Lee’s movie. Spike can say ‘cut’ and move to the next scene. But I was pretending to be a white supremacist, one of them. I had to act like them to make the ruse a success.
Ron Stallworth
Britain helped create the Internet – Tim Berners Lee created the World Wide Web, one of a long line of British scientists who have given us an outsized role in shaping our own digital future.
George Osborne
I’ve been reading Tanith Lee since I was a teenager, beginning with ‘The Birthgrave’ and ‘The Storm Lord.’ Only recently did I discover, to my delight, how many more of her books I’ve yet to read.
Neal Asher
I feel like one of the things that I watched that I felt was really helpful in some way but, more than anything, is worth mentioning was this film ‘Boogie Man.’ It’s a documentary about Lee Atwater.
Ryan Gosling
I was essentially raised on blues music. My dad was a blues musician around Dublin when I was a baby, so the only music I would listen to growing up was John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. It’s music that feels like home to me.
Hozier
Bruce Lee’s fast pace, Jet Li’s pretty style and Jet Li’s acrobatics combine with Muay Thai for my own style.
Tony Jaa
There are all kind of corners of the musical world that are deeply influenced by the Dead that one wouldn’t expect. Lee Ranaldo is a crazy Deadhead.
Bryce Dessner
There’s so many players that I love and admire. Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Mike Landau, Robben Ford, Lee Ritenour, Jay Graydon, John Scofield, Warren Haynes – the list goes on and on.
Steve Lukather
I took three years of karate because of Bruce Lee, you know. I was a green belt.
Marjane Satrapi
I would not call myself a veteran conspiracy theorist. Or an obsessed one. I pretty much peaked on the whole conspiracy theory thing in the ’60s, with the grassy knoll, who really killed JFK, and who ordered the hit on Lee Harvey Oswald.
Patti Davis
Spike Lee listens a lot. He's one of the quietest creat

Spike Lee listens a lot. He’s one of the quietest creative people I’ve ever met.
James McBride
Like other guys my age, I liked Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee really was the original mixed martial artist.
Bruce Buffer
When I got depressed, I watched Bruce Lee movies. I learned everything from Bruce Lee.
Jackie Chan
I left my career in Hollywood, moved back to New York, and went to Lee Strasberg and studied with him for the rest of his life.
Ellen Burstyn
I believe that one of the reasons I get to play golf all over the world is because of the barriers that Lee Elder broke down. I just think he’s amazing.
Darius Rucker
I’ve never met or spoken to David Lee Roth, yet it’s rather ironic that even he’s saying Eddie’s lying about things. I’m saying he’s not telling the truth, yet Eddie insists that the two of us are lying! You be the judge.
Sammy Hagar
Part of what I loved about exploring Lee Israel was she was a woman who was often overlooked and judged. And it was fun to find all the ways that I could sympathise and feel as though I was like her.
Marielle Heller
My first western was ‘Death Hunt’ with Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin; that was where I learned to ride. The movie was based on a true story about a guy that eluded the Mounties in Canada. We were in Canada for six weeks riding horses.
William Sanderson