Happy Days and The Karate Kid movie series each were vehicles for the respected unique
entertainer to bring warmth and laughter to millions. You will be sorely missed, Pat. I can't help but reflect back on that little bonsai tree and the positive symbolism behind it
pertaining to life.
As a special salute, here are some of my favorite Morita movie quotes:
Daniel: You could have killed him, couldn't you? [Walking through the Okinawa airport, Daniel and Miyagi find a poster
Mr. Miyagi: Aiy.
Daniel: Well, Why didn't you?
Mr. Miyagi: Because Daniel, for man with no forgiveness in heart, life worse punishment than death.
advertising Sato's karate school. The poster shows Sato breaking a
log with his bare hands.]
Daniel: You think you could break a log like that?
Miyagi: Don't know. Never been attacked by a tree.
Miyagi: Karate come from China, sixteenth century, called te, "hand." Hundred year later, Miyagi ancestor bring to Okinawa, call *kara*-te, "empty hand."
Daniel Larusso: I thought it came from Buddhist temples and stuff like that.
Miyagi: You too much TV.