Kung Fu Panda Quotes

Master Oogway saw greatness in you, more power than you can possibly imagine. I love Kung Fu Panda. My kid does too. For me, it’s more than just another cute animated movie. It is a philosophical, part kung fu, animated movie about a panda raised by a goose. Its themes are endearing yet deep, depending on how far down the rabbit hole you want to go. I listened to a podcast where Eric Weinstein retold how he cried at the movie. I’m not going to take that journey.

However, the movie is filled with great quotes. Thought I would compile the best across the three movies and post below. For deeper meaning, take what you will. Feel free to send me anything I might have missed.

  • One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
  • Quit. Don’t quit. Noodles. Don’t noodles. You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There’s a saying: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the “present”.
  • The only souvenirs we collect here is bloody knuckles and broken bones.
  • There is just news. There is no good or bad.
  • You must believe.
  • There are no accidents.
  • There is no secret ingredient.
  • Your story may not have such a happy beginning, but it doesn’t make you who you are. Is is the rest of your story, who you choose to be.
  • You gotta let go of that stuff from the past, ’cause it just doesn’t matter! The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.
  • Remember Dragon Warrior, anything is possible when you have inner peace.
  • When will you learn the more you take, the less you have.
  • If you only do what you can do, you will always be what you are.
  • Who am I?
  • I am not trying to turn you into me. I’m trying to turn you into you.
  • Sometimes, we do the wrong things for the right reasons.

And which is the best of the three? Well, I’m a fan of the third. It has my two favorite quotes, highlighted above. I’m also a fan of Master Kai. The perfect villain. It’s awesome that his entrance song is from Imagine Dragons; I’m so sorry.


  • Despite reviews, the third movie is my favorite. It’s the theme song of the villain.
  • And the picture is a close-up shot of a set of nunchucks. Ball Bearings. Metal. Solid oak.