Top 13 Tony Jaa Quotes

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“Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement. Never be overconfident because that will block your improvement.”

― Tony Jaa

“I practice martial arts not to win over other people but to win over my own heart.”

― Tony Jaa

“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

“After doing a bunch of movies as a stuntman, I realized that being a stuntman, you are in the shadow of the actor, and they don’t get to see your true ability, and I wanted people to see that it was really me doing those stunts, and it was really my true abilities.”

― Tony Jaa

“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 think making a movie is like drawing or creating an art piece. The artwork reflects part of your personality, but not all.”

― Tony Jaa

“I have been a big fan of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise. The films are fast-paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humor and action, something I really appreciate.”

― Tony Jaa

“I had the opportunity to go cast for a Hollywood film that was filming in Thailand called ‘Mortal Kombat 2.’ Out of 100 people, I was cast to be the stunt double for Robin Shou.”

― Tony Jaa

“My happiness is being able to present my talents for people to see, and I feel like I’m an ambassador of Thai history and Thai culture on film so that people can see Muay Thai.”

― Tony Jaa

“I watch mostly every martial arts movie… I really like movies that aren’t just martial arts. I like movies that have spiritual meaning behind them, like samurai movies, or movies that have meditation.”

― Tony Jaa

“As a director, I think it is important to keep a space between yourself and your film. It’s like you are in the movie, but at the same time you are watching it from the outside.”

― Tony Jaa

“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

“I love every type of martial arts, but with Muay Thai in general, I want to see it being brought to the public more. There is no movie that has Muay Thai incorporated into it, so I want to bring that to the public.”

― Tony Jaa
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