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Hong Kong Quotes

We’ve collected the best Hong Kong Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Richard Li, Sun Yat-sen, Nick Wooster, Joshua Wong, Brian Wildsmith. Use them as an inspiration.

If achieving the Hong Kong dream becomes a vanishing hope, then our society will suffer. What would the Hong Kong dream be? It’s no different from the American dream, whereby an everyday man on the street who works hard would be able to make good savings and use those savings as equity for their future small business.
Richard Li
I have passed English medical examinations in Hong Kong… In my youth, I experienced overseas studies. The languages of the West, its literature, its political science, its customs, its mathematics, its geography, its physics and chemistry – all these I have had the chance to study.
It’s a love-and-hate relationship with New York. Much like Hong Kong, it’s expensive, crowded, the weather is not so nice. But New York is home, and I love New York.
Hong Kong people may be ethnically Chinese, but lots of people do not consider ourselves, including me, as Chinese citizens.
I’ve never been invited to do an exhibition or do a talk in England, except once, about 10 years ago. I’ve given talks all across Canada, many in the United States, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan – but not England.
Brian Wildsmith
It took Hong Kong 100 years to become what it is.
Shooting in Hong Kong, you can do whatever you want, even change the script every day. In Hollywood, you have to have a lot of meetings.
Andrew Lau
If you ask me where do I belong, it would be somewhere in the Irish Sea almostborn in Hong Kong, Chinese mother, Portuguese father from Macao, lived in Europe most of my life.
Doing a festival in Hong Kong was special, looking out and seeing this massive crowd and the city.
Hong Kong never had prestige. It’s gone from fishing village to where it is today.
At Kobe, whither I fled from Hong Kong, I took a step of great importance. I cut off my cue, which had been growing all my life.
I loved Jackie Chan growing up, watching mostly his Hong Kong film work.
Nigel Ng
Sometimes, government officials and legislators disagree on policies or issues. Yet, we invariably want the best for Hong Kong people.
I believe it’s important that Hong Kong does not become another Chinese city.
Richard Li
I am the first female chief executive of Hong Kong.
I always thought that a film about how my father’s life was shaped in his early years in Hong Kong would be a worthwhile story to share so we could better understand him as a human being and a warrior.
The police force has repeatedly demonstrated an inability and unwillingness to carry out its fundamental mandate: to serve and protect the people of Hong Kong. It has been reduced to a mere instrument of repression subservient to the political agenda of Beijing‘s regime in Hong Kong.
I’ve been round Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, and China in the last few months and the message that I’ve been taking is that New Zealand is building an up market dynamic into a connected economy. And that we are not the old-fashioned, ship mutton kind of product the people associate their export in work.
In Hong Kong, ‘wonton’ means swallowing a cloud.
We want Hongkongers to decide the future of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong people stand in the front line to confront authoritarian suppression.
I went to Hong Kong in ’97 to witness the handover after graduating university, and then I was gonna backpack around Asia and then come back here and look for a job.
The Olympic medal gave me a lot of confidence, and I went and won my first Super Series in Hong Kong. So in that regards, what Rio did was give me extra motivation and the confidence that now anything can happen.
If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic.
In the West, audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.
Chow Yun-Fat
I had a few moments in Hong Kong, the odd minute where you sit down and reflect more than anything of having that ticked off in your career. It’s something special.
The Five Eyes nations have a duty to support Hong Kong and its status as guaranteed by the 1984 agreement.
The most important thing to keep in mind is the incredible diversity of talent that’s out there – there are so many great actors from all over Asia, from Singapore and Hong Kong to the Philippines and Mainland China, not to mention many great Asian-American actors who are eager for fun and challenging roles.
I was born in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong the year I was five.
Hong Kong is a wonderful city.
This is what the difference is between Hong Kong and Chinese cinema – Chinese cinema was made for their own communities. It was for propaganda. But Hong Kong made films to entertain, and they know how to communicate with international audiences.
Chinese people have that superstitious fix – people always do feng shui when they are opening a shop; even the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank pays people to do feng shui for them.
Having grown up under Chinese rule, I don’t have any memory of colonial Hong Kong or feel any attachment to it.
Hong Kong was promised democracy under the framework known as ‘one country, two systems,’ and China is ignoring this promise. The international community should be more attuned to this. It matters.
One of my goals is to have a base near mainland China. I think Hong Kong would be a good match for me. I like being in Hong Kong.
I still remember 2002. It’s a very hard time for Hong Kong industry, no movies in Hong Kong, and also at this moment I start my new company, so many people said, ‘You’re crazy.’
Andrew Lau
When I look at ‘Fallen Angels,’ I realize it is not a film that is truly about Hong Kong. It’s more like my Hong Kong fantasy. I want Hong Kong to be quiet, with less people.
In 1874, Mary Fraser accompanied her husband Hugh to Hong Kong, arriving hours after a typhoon had wrecked the island. Some 10,000 boat families had drowned in the harbour. There was no way to avoid the bloated bodies, and when Mary disembarked, she felt her foot land on something soft.
I became producer so that I could work with persons like him and to rock the world of Hong Kong Cinema a bit.
Andy Lau
Hong Kong is a wonderful, mixed-up town where you’ve got great food and adventure. First and foremost, it’s a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way.
It is amazing that you now have a bus company in Ballymena producing world class buses for Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Las Vegas.
If Hong Kong could exercise democratic self-governance under the sovereignty of China, it would not be necessary for us to take this step on the path toward independence.
I left Beijing in the late 1980s to live in Hong Kong because, having been blacklisted by the government, I couldn’t publish my works on the mainland.

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