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    What is essential is to suddenly make a move totally unexpected by the opponent, pick up on the advantage of fright, and seize the victory right then and there.

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    Everyone feels fear. What a samurai or warrior is, is what you do when you feel fear.

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    I do not like to be called a samurai, but I admit that I have an image of myself as a fighter. I would like to fight against all authorities and powers.

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    I dislike death, however, there are some things I dislike more than death. Therefore, there are times when I will not avoid danger.

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    I've done Last Samurai in Japan, in LA, in New Zealand. Even in Japan it is very hard to shoot, because there's been so many changes. Only around a temple can we shoot.

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    I loved the Limey [movie]! It's so violent! And yet it's so exquisitely romanticized in a sort of Japanese way, it's a samurai film. Coming out of that, I was really deeply conflicted, because a friend who had seen it said, it's beautiful, but it's not about anything. it's one micron thick.

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    I've done a lot of Samurai film in Japan, and sometimes done the choreography by myself.

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    I am a genre lover - everything from spaghetti western to samurai movie.

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    My philosophy is the same as a Samurai: To hit without getting hit.

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    One of the amazing things about 'Seven Samurai' is that there are a lot of characters. And considering you have so many, and they all have shaved heads, and you've got good guys and bad guys and peasants, you get to understand a lot of them without too much being said.

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    Once the will is resolved, one's spirit is strengthened. Even a peasant's will is hard to deny, but a samurai of resolute will can sway ten thou­sand men.

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    Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.

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    THE ART OF PEACE does not rely on weapons or brute force to succeed; instead, we put ourselves in tune with the universe, maintain peace in our own realms, nurture life, and prevent death and destruction. The true meaning of the term samurai is one who serves and adheres to the power of love.

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    SHUCHU RYOKU - Focus all your energy to one point.

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    The samurais were very interested in Zen because they admired the tremendous precision that the Zen Masters had, their lack of fear and pain and their absolute lack of fear of death.

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    The samurais lived with death constantly. They wore a short dagger to take their own life if need be. At any moment they might have to do that, it was a part of their code.

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    The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai. You had honor and chivalry much like the knights, and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon.

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    The Way lies at hand yet it is sought afar off; the thing lies in the easy yet it is sought in the difficult.

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    The uncomfort zone is very important for us... To feel uncomfortable is important to strengthen your spirit. Like the samurai says, if you feel comfortable you must search for the discomfort, don't look only for the easy way.

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    Ultimately, you must forget about technique. The further you progress, the fewer teachings there are. The Great Path is really NO PATH.

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    The dance of battle is always played to the same impatient rhythm. What begins in a surge of violent motion is always reduced to the perfectly still.

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    To practice Zen or the Martial Arts, you must live intensely, wholeheartedly, without reserve - as if you might die in the next instant

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    The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance.

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    Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.

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    Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.

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    A samurai was essentially a man of action.

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    Be a Samurai. Because you just never know what's behind the freaking sky.

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    Becoming the opponent means you should put yourself in an opponent's place and think from the opponent's point of view.

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    Being a samurai is all about selfless service and if the lord abuses the servant, it is no longer a situation of service; it becomes the situation of a victim. It is never acceptable for a samurai to be a victim. It is never acceptable to allow a lord to abuse you or rob you of your dignity. In such a situation, it is acceptable to walk away.

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    How could he possibly bow deeply enough to honor a thousand-year-old samurai queen?

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    What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

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    Al igual que el río siempre está a la puerta, así está siempre el mundo de puertas afuera. Y es en ese mundo donde estamos obligados a vivir.

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    All these years! All this time with us -- have you learned nothing?! You only live by the grace of our clan's tenet of forgiveness! Your judgement is shit! Rectitude is the bone that gives firmness and stature. Without decency, neither talent nor learning can make the human frame into a samurai.

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    A samurai chooses to serve a master and does it out of respect and love, not because they are forced. Service to them is not demeaning; service is an expression of their prowess and their pride; they serve because only they are strong enough to serve with such flawless perfection and such consummate ability. It is a source of pride to them.

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    As you get the rhythm you discern how to win.

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    At the moment of victory, tighten the straps of your helmet.

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    Cuando era niño, solía llevar a casa animales del bosque (…) Nunca logré domesticarlos, porque lo único que querían, ciega e irracionalmente, era escapar.

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    If you are unaware that the world is teeming with ineptitude from the beginning, you will develop a bitter countenance, and in turn others will eschew you.

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    Honor knows no birthright.

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    I love family reunions. Maybe next year we could pass out samurai swords.

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    In my school, no consideration is given to anything unreasonable; the heart of the matter is to use the power of the knowledge of martial arts to gain victory any way you can.

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    In our modern world, we look unkindly on mistakes and imperfection. But this is far from the samurai ideal. Mistakes are part of the learning process and if you haven't made them then you are, indeed, dangerous because it means you have never learned anything. Mistakes, to a samurai, are the proof of your learning.

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    It seems Washinoo didn't mind being kidnapped by lunatics. He remained with Yoshitsune until the very end.

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    It was pretty late and the streets were quiet so she was almost sure no one had seen her drag the soul eater into the alley... where she cut his head off with a samurai sword. God, she loved her life.

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    In the world of old memories, there's room for visitors

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    Mi padre no volverá a mirarme a la cara", pensó. "Apartará sus ojos de mí, incluso me estará dando muerte.

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    Nunca he matado a un hombre desarmado y nunca he asesinado por placer.

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    In the world of old memories, there's no room for visitors

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    Nunca antes había recordado aquel momento", pensó. "Y sin emitir sonido alguno murmuró, "¡Madre! ¡Madre!

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    Per otto anni ho vagato, senza accorgermi dell'avvicendarsi delle stagioni. Sono solo una foglia che appassisce, secca, muore, eppure l'albero rimane: modello di vita.

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