Chinese Culture Quotes

Chinese Culture Quotes by Confucius, Gene Luen Yang, Zhang Ziyi, Martin Yan, David Henry Hwang, Jet Li and many others.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
During the Cultural Revolution, the communists came in, and what they wanted to do was eradicate all sense of traditional Chinese culture.
Gene Luen Yang
There’s nothing in Chinese culture that is an equivalent of the geisha. It’s so different, so special to Japan.
Zhang Ziyi
He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans, but also the world in general.
Martin Yan
Chinese culture in general is not very religious. Confucianism is more a code of ethics than a religion, and ancestor worship is a way for parents to control you even after they’re dead.
David Henry Hwang
Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese people. What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
Jet Li
The orchid’s association in Chinese culture with such virtues as elegance, good taste, friendship, and fertility goes all the way back to Confucius himself, who was said to have a particular attachment to the flowers.
Lawrence Osborne
Modern Chinese culture is weak and lackluster.
Ai Weiwei
‘Shan shui’ you can literally translate as ‘mountain and water.’ In traditional Chinese culture, there are a lot of paintings about shan shui, but now we’re talking about a shan-shui city.
Ma Yansong
I was a hyperactive kid, and it took awhile for me to find the right teacher. My master was a Shaolin kung fu teacher, but he also taught tai chi, Chinese medicine, brush painting – he was adept at all facets of Chinese culture.
Daniel Wu
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
Alton Brown
My experience of Chinese culture is indirect, through echoes. When I approach the cashier at my local Chinese supermarket, they switch to English before I’ve even said a word. They somehow know that I’m not quite Chinese enough.
Gene Luen Yang
In Chinese culture, it wouldn’t occur to kids to question or talk back to their parents. In American culture, kids in books, TV shows and movies constantly score points with their snappy back talk. Typically, it’s the parents who need to be taught a life lesson – by their children.
Amy Chua
My sister is dying for us to do ‘Amazing Race’ together. I would do it because we’re very compatible. We’ve traveled the world, and we’re adventurous eaters because of our Chinese culture – unless it comes to bugs.
Julie Chen
I was supposed to go to Northwestern and become a dental hygienist, get married, have babies. My father was very against me being in show business. Usually in Chinese culture, education is the most highly valued.
Lauren Tom
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star.
It’s a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies.
Iris Chang
The Chinese culture belongs not only to the Chinese but also to the whole world.
Hu Jintao
Chinese culture is already telling children to work hard. That’s not growth mindset because they’re working hard for the product, not for the growth or the joy of learning.
Carol S. Dweck
The destruction of Chinese traditional culture didn’t start in 1949. It started long before that, with the succession of revolutions. It was particularly bad during the Cultural Revolution, the destruction of traditional Chinese culture.
Gao Xingjian
I am an American, steeped in American values. But I know on an emotional level what it means to be of the Chinese culture.
Amy Tan
I need to talk about Chinese culture. We have deep, strong philosophy and culture. I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience.
Jet Li
In Asia, red is the colour of joy; red is the colour of festivities and of celebration. In Chinese culture, blue is the colour of mourning.
Vincent Tan
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Putting our ecosystem in great peril is certainly not a part of Chinese culture that I know.
Yao Ming
Chinese culture in general is not very religious. Confucianism is more a code of ethics than a religion, and ancestor worship is a way for parents to control you even after theyre dead.
David Henry Hwang
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.
Thomas S. Monson