Yu Shu Lien Quotes in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)


Yu Shu Lien Quotes:

  • Yu Shu Lien: You were enlightened?

    Li Mu Bai: No. I didn't feel the bliss of enlightenment. Instead... I was surrounded by an endless sorrow.

  • Yu Shu Lien: To repress one's feelings only makes them stronger.

  • Yu Shu Lien: Whatever path you decide to take in this life... be true to yourself.

  • Yu Shu Lien: Without Green Destiny, you are nothing!

  • Li Mu Bai: She should come to Wudan and become a disciple.

    Yu Shu Lien: But Wudan does not accept women.

    Li Mu Bai: For her, they might make an exception. If not, I'm afraid she'll become a poisoned dragon.

  • Jen Yu: It must exciting to be a fighter, to be totally free.

    Yu Shu Lien: Fighters have rules, too. Friendship, trust, integrity. Always keep your promise. Without rules we wouldn't survive long.

  • Yu Shu Lien: What was it?

    Li Mu Bai: Something I can't let go of.

  • Yu Shu Lien: The Green Destiny Sword. You're giving it to Sir Te.

    Li Mu Bai: I am. He has always been our greatest protector.

    Yu Shu Lien: I don't understand. How can you part with it? It's been with you a long time.

    Li Mu Bai: Too many men have died at its edge. It may look pure... , but only because blood washes so easily from its blade.

  • Jen Yu: I'm getting married soon, but I haven't lived the life I want.

    Yu Shu Lien: So I heard. Congratulations.

  • Yu Shu Lien: [to the Sword Thief] Return the sword and I'll let you go.


    Yu Shu Lien: You've been trained at Wudan?

  • Yu Shu Lien: It's a great fortune to marry into such a noble family.

    Jen Yu: Is it? Actually, I like the great heroes in the books... just like you and Li Mu Bai. Marriage is a good thing. If only I could be free to live my own life... to choose who I love and love him in my own way. That's real happiness.

  • Yu Shu Lien: [to Mrs. Yu] This particular thief... is very unusual. And most likely smarter than a mere killer.

  • Yu Shu Lien: [to Li Mu Bai] Are you happy now that the sword is back?

  • Li Mu Bai: You did your job well. The sword is back. But... This girl. I saw her last night.

    Yu Shu Lien: I knew you'd be suspicious.

    Li Mu Bai: She needs controlling. She needs real direction and training.

  • Yu Shu Lien: I beg your pardon. Li Mu Bai and I aren't cowards.

  • Yu Shu Lien: The sword has brought Li Mu Bai as much trouble as glory.

  • Yu Shu Lien: Honor, duty, excuses for bloodshed. That is why I left it behind, all those years ago.

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