Bruce Lee with son Brandon, circa 1966 Photo: RR Auctions/Wikipedia Commons
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 1:51 PM EST

Bruce Lee is arguably the most influential martial artist of all time--and his work as an actor and filmmaker marked a turning point in the way Asians were depicted in film in the U.S. Here are five quotes to remember him by on the day of his birth, 73 years ago today.