quote by Gichin Funakoshi

You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate-do.

— Gichin Funakoshi

Reckoning Puppet quotations

It may be that we are puppets-puppets controlled by the strings of society.

But at least we are puppets with perception, with awareness. And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation. (1974)


If humanity has any hope of effecting real change for the better, it will not come from the Madison Avenue false reality makers who've cast Barack Obama as the savior of the world. To alter our course from tyranny to liberty, to defeat the corrupt elite, we must get past the puppets and confront the real power structure of the planet.

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A puppet is free as long as he loves his strings.

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show.

I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.

We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.


Music is an essential part of everything we do.

Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul.

I know what I look like - a weird, sad clown puppet. I'm fine with that.

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence.

I felt I had served my time as a puppet.

It all goes back and back," Tyrion thought, "to our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance in our steads.

Trying to rebuild Afghanistan on the cheap has left the country in the hands of warlords and an impotent Northern Alliance puppet regime that runs Kabul and nothing else.


Your effort to remain what you are is what limits you.

I used to do puppet theatre and also mime and musical theatre in Florida for competitions and festivals, which was great. I was very much involved in theatre when I was in college.

We are co-creators with God, not puppets on a string waiting for something to happen.

You hold your head up. You submitting to me doesn't mean you're anything less...the very last thing I want is for you to be some mindless puppet.

There is no ICC anymore. It is just BCCI. It is not International Cricket Council it is International Crime Council. If you take all the cricket board Presidents am sure they are all puppets. ICC is the toothless tiger.


And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation.

Look at your body— A painted puppet, a poor toy Of jointed parts ready to collapse, A diseased and suffering thing With a head full of false imaginings. —The Dhammapada

Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.

It's very simple ; once the Western countries stop supporting those terrorists and making pressure on their puppet countries and client states like Saudi Arabia and Turkey and others, you'll have no problem in Syria. It will be solved easily.

Fashions pass quickly, and nothing is more pathetic than those puppets of fashion outrageously made up one day, pale the next, pleated or ironed stiff, libertine or ascetic. Playing with fashion is an art. The first rule is don't burn your wings.


You know who likes to get fisted? Sock puppets.

The president is the country's scapegoat more than the country's leader;

the president has as much power as we think the president has. Whoever has the most money is the puppet master.

We need more prophets in our pulpits and less puppets

We're all puppets, Laurie. I'm just a puppet who can see the strings.

Being the puppet master, it's like running Nintendo of America.


What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call "here and now," and you are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing... The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The real deep-down you is the whole universe.

I've learned that the movies [Star Wars] will never finally end.

It just goes on and on and on and on. I mean, it's going to be in 3D, then it's going to be smellivision, then it's going to be a ride in an amusement park, then they'll come to your house and perform it with puppets on your lawn ... it'll never end! I accepted that a long time ago.

The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard.

I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king I've been up and down and over and out and I know one thing Each time I find myself flat on my face I pick myself up and get back in the race

I don't know why a computer game can't be an art form just as a puppet show or an opera is. I'm still interested in computer games as something I would like to work on someday.


Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin.

That's the thing with animated films - I often feel that puppets get the better parts compared to us normal actresses.

We are all puppets in the hands of fate and seldom see the strings.

Eventually we want to do a puppet musical with turntables in the orchestra pit.