Welcome to our collection of quotes (with shareable picture quotes) by Chuck Norris. We hope you enjoy pondering them and that you will share them widely.
Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer, and screenwriter. He is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu and judo. After serving in the United States Air Force, Norris won many martial arts championships and later founded his own discipline Chun Kuk Do. Shortly after, in Hollywood, Norris trained celebrities in martial arts. Norris went on to appear in a minor role in the spy film The Wrecking Crew (1969). Friend and fellow actor Bruce Lee invited him to play one of the main villains in Way of the Dragon (1972). While Norris continued acting, friend and student Steve McQueen suggested to him that he take it seriously. Norris took the starring role in the action film Breaker! Breaker! (1977), which turned a profit. His second lead Good Guys Wear Black (1978) became a hit, and Norris became a popular action film star.
Norris would go on to star in a streak of bankable independently-made action and martial arts films, with A Force of One (1979), The Octagon (1980), and An Eye for an Eye (1981). This made Norris an international celebrity. He went on to make studio films like Silent Rage (1982) with Columbia, Forced Vengeance (1982) with MGM, and Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) with Orion. This led Cannon films to sign Norris into a multiple film deal, starting with Missing in Action (1984), which proved to be very successful and launched a trilogy. Norris started to work almost exclusively on high-profile action films with Cannon, becoming their leading star during the 1980s. Films with Cannon included Invasion U.S.\n\nA (1985), The Delta Force (1986), Firewalker (1986), etc. Apart from the Cannon films, Norris made Code of Silence (1985), which was received as one of his best films. In the 1990s, he played the title role in the long running television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993 until 2001. Until 2006, Norris continued taking lead roles in action movies, including Delta Force 2 (1990), The Hitman (1991), Sidekicks (1992), Forest Warrior (1996), The President's Man and its sequel (2002). Norris made his last film appearance to date in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 2 (2012).
Throughout his film and TV career Norris diversified from his regular endeavors. He is a noted writer, having penned books on martial arts, exercise, philosophy, politics, Christianity, western novels, and biography. He was twice a New York Times bestselling author, first with his book on his personal philosophy of positive force and the psychology of self-improvement based on personal anecdotes called The Secret of Inner Strength: My Story (1988). His second New York Times Best Seller, Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America (2008), was about his critique on current issues in the USA. Norris also appeared in several commercials endorsing several products most notably being one of the main spokespersons for the Total Gym infomercials. In 2005, Norris found a new fame on the Internet when Chuck Norris facts became an Internet meme documenting humorous, fictional and often absurd feats of strength and endurance. Although Norris himself did not produce the "facts", he was hired to endorse many products that incorporated Chuck Norris facts in advertising, the phenomenon resulted in six books (two of them New York Times best sellers), two video games, and several appearances on talk shows, such as Late Night with Conan O'Brien where he read the facts or participated in sketches.
Veterans are generally reluctant to seek mental health care.
I'm sure a majority of farmers do their best to follow safe practices, to read carefully chemical labels, to follow the law, and to try and ensure that they are making both safe and profitable decisions for their business.
The fact that anyone lives in America is the single reason poverty is never a death sentence, and transforms it instead into -- at worst -- an obstacle on the path to a better life and road to freedom and success.
My father fought in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge.
In the many roles I have played in my acting career as military figures, I have simply drawn upon the acts of courage, large and small, I have seen in the men and women with whom I served, and the countless others I met or have come to know through the years.
When the boogie man goes to sleep he checks his closet for me.
When I got into the film world, I got sucked into the secular aspect of the entertainment field and I really drifted away from my faith. Its amazing...as successful as I was as an actor, and the money and the fame, there was still something missing.
Life is very fragile and you never know when it is over. Only one instance and then it might be too late to accept Gods offer for forgiveness.
There is no finish line. When you reach one goal, find a new one.
Opponents criticize Trump for not acting presidential enough; all the while, Obama created and perpetuates the presidential code to demean, disdain and diminish others in light of esteeming himself.
I hope I don't get a roundhouse kick from Chuck Norris.
If your soul needs healing, the prescription you need is not Chuck Norris' tears, it's Jesus' blood.
God bless all who serve or have served our country.
People have a hard time believing that, but not having a father around, being shy, I just never participated in sports much.
Anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way.
When I have the beard on I have people behind me in traffic honking their horn. I'm thinking how in the world? But it's the beard -- it's kind of the stand out thing.
My whole goal in my film career is to project a positive image on the screen, that I hope people will enjoy watching.
Use God's mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devil's strongholds.
The only time we fail is when we stop trying.
Focus on what it is that you want, set a realistic goal. Start setting goals that you feel you can accomplish. Don't try to go right to the top in one leap. Every time you accomplish a goal you develop the strength and wisdom to accomplish the next one.
As the adage goes, 'fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me'... It's time for patriots everywhere to rally together again and take back America.
My acting is atrocious, to say the least. But I've found that it's not acting that people are concerned about, it's your presence.
Since before the Civil War, crosses have indeed garnished veterans' memorials from the North to the South, from Arlington to Normandy, and from the South Pacific to the Middle East.
The 3 key components for success are as follows: Psychological Preparedness Physical Conditioning Mental Toughness.
The only time you lose at something is when you don't learn from that experience.
One thing is perfectly clear: We don't need another China crony in the White House!
It's important to concede that modern pesticides have helped to make farming more productive and to increase yields.
GOP leaders need to let go of their ego factions and come together with one primary goal in mind: keeping 'Billary' from getting back into the Oval Office.
I have a lot of guns on my ranch. I don't use them for hunting. I'm not a hunter. It's for protection. The Second Amendment was designed for tyranny.
Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport.
The fact is that everyone has ki, which is really little more than a technique of visualization allowing one to utilize the internal energy that we all have and letting it flow through the body.
If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can't just sit back and hope it will happen. You've got to make it happen.
If some thug breaks into my home I can use my roundhouse kick, but I prefer he look down the barrel of my gun.
It makes good sense for planners everywhere to provide more facilities in general that are aimed at older folks.
The fact that doctors tend to treat people as individuals, guided by the need to ensure patient confidentiality, can reinforce this pattern of seeing the changes and challenges aging brings on through our heads and our bodies, rather than as a shared experience.
Trump wants a wall between Mexico and the U.S. as well as a temporary ban on all Muslims, especially those coming from terrorist countries, among other tightened securities.
They say imitation is the best form of flattery. That is particularly the case if you're a U.S. presidential candidate and pundits are likening you to a conservative giant like Ronald Reagan.
You can always tell a person's real character and personhood by those who closely surround him, especially if they're family.
I truly believe that the people who have a negative view of Trump will be pleasantly surprised when he becomes the leader of our country. I also believe he will make positive changes that will benefit the people who need it most.
I believe Huckabee should have run again in 2012. Everyone was begging for him to do so. He beat Romney in 2008, and I believe he would have done it again in 2012.
Getting kids into the kitchen preparing the food they and their families will eat results in them viewing food in an entirely new way. If given the right ingredients, that act alone can raise the standards of the quality of the food both they and their family eat.
From Julia Child to 'The Galloping Gourmet' and the Food Channel and Cooking Channel, our fascination with the spectacle of cooking has been a mainstay of TV entertainment.
If America's Founding Fathers espoused openness to religion, creationism, and the Bible being taught in schools, then it beckons the question, Why don't we?
I like Ben Stein. I think he's funny, creative, and an insightful commentator on a host of issues.
An athlete's diet is a complicated thing.
Many things influence a person's eating habits. Knowledge of what is considered healthy and what is not would be one, but I doubt it would make it to the top of the list.
Asking your children about their fears or worries about going back to school will help them share their burden.
Getting into a sleep routine before the first week of school will aid in easing the shock of waking up early.
If your child is starting a new school, walk around your block and get to know the neighborhood children.
It's official: The biggest back-to-school bullies are anxiety, worry and fear.
Our forefathers increased and decreased the influx of peoples because America was building a melting pot and because certain ethnicities often brought with them certain securities and degrees of productivity.
If the government decides to become a tyrannical government, our guns are to protect us against that.
The final line in the Second Amendment says, 'The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' That means not by the president, not by Congress.
My mom was essentially a single mother raising three boys. If anyone could have had any reason to give up, it was her. But she didn't, and neither did we.
I'm -- you know, I'm not a good actor.
When I did 'Good Guys Wear Black,' I had a lot of dialogue in that movie.
I really believed that Mike Huckabee had a vision for our country, and the more I was around him the more I was impressed by this man.
Between income taxes and employment taxes, capital gains taxes, estate taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, Social Security taxes, we're being taxed to death.
My biggest worry is that Obama says he's going to tax the upper 5 percent by raising their taxes by 20 percent. But among that 5 percent are the corporations that are hiring middle-class Americans.
In 1968, I fought and won the world middleweight karate championship by defeating the world's top fighters. I then held that title until 1974, when I retired undefeated.
What was Bruce Lee like? How did you meet? What was it like to choreograph the fight scene in Rome with him? Did you spend much time together off-screen? Those are a small sampling of the inquiries I'm asked often, wherever I go around the world.
I watched Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech before Congress, and I saw a man who loves his country with all his heart and soul. I also saw a strong leader, which is absolutely crucial for the safety of the Israeli people.
The key to the future in an aging society is not found in increasing just our life span; we need to increase our health span at the same time.
A walk in nature is a perfect backdrop to combine exercise, prayer, and meditation while enhancing the benefit of these activities.
There's no reason we can't all live harmoniously together, and that's what I would say to the head of Iran.
Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, John Wayne -- these men had the code of the West.
As six-time world karate champion and then a movie star, I put too much trust in who I was, what I could do, and what I acquired. I forgot how much I needed others and especially God.
We either go one direction, left, which would be socialism. Or right, which would be people trying to make the money themselves.
I wasn't offered a role in 'Expendables 1,' and I'm a guest star in 'Expendables 2.'
Martial arts was really the first thing in my life that I followed through on and accomplished a degree of proficiency for.
I think a lot of my shyness and non-athleticism came because I didn't have a father to instill those in me.
Ads sway kids' preferences. Star athletes spokespeople sway kids' preference.
I would give illegal immigrants already here a three-month grace period to apply for a temporary worker's visa. If they failed to apply within that time frame, they would be considered fugitives, and they would be found and deported.
God bless and help all the victims and patriots of 9/11, from the families of Flight 93 passengers to those who were in the Pentagon and Twin Towers as well as others who have fought and presently fight the war on terror.
Whatever luck I had, I made. I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration and took the time necessary to learn karate and become world champion.
A small behavioral change can also lead to embracing a wider checklist of healthier choices.
Unfortunately, in the entertainment field, sometimes you start believing your celebrity. You have a strong tendency to drift from the Lord, which I did. I did drift for a number of years.
I don't initiate violence, I retaliate.
A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.
Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.
I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.
Good morals lead to good laws.
Truthfully, I'm proud of each of my films in a certain way.
When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least!
While I filmed the 'Walker, Texas Ranger' series for eight and a half years, I had never had much time to read, except for screenplays of the episodes.
I gave my life to the Lord at 12. I was baptized at 12.
I haven't always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in Hollywood. Then again, I've never been very good at being politically correct either, on or off screen. So why start now?
In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
It's important to remember that because these athletes exercise so beyond what even a normal active person would, they generally must also supplement their diet.
For our veterans to have to wait long periods of time to receive care is not only unacceptable to us, but to elected officials as well.
I think Christians and Muslims should hug each other.
When we drink a cup of coffee or spoon heated chicken noodle soup or chili out of a Styrofoam cup, we are also taking in small doses of chemicals that leach from the container. Heat activates this transfer, as does oil, acids and alcohol.