How Many of These Chuck Norris-isms Can You Complete?

Becky Stigall

"It's the _______ who are afraid, are the ones that do all the fighting."

Norris is quoted as saying, "It's the bullies who are afraid, are the ones that do all the fighting. It's not the secure kids that get out there and fight. It's the insecure kids."

"Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming _______."

Chuck Norris is quoted as saying, "Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life's daily frustrations."

"A lot of people ________ just before they're about to make it."

Norris is quoted as saying, "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."

"I think setting a ______, getting a visual image of what it is you want."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I think setting a goal, getting a visual image of what it is you want. You've got to see what it is you want to achieve before you can pursue it."

"Men are like ________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth."

"I don't initiate _______."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I don't initiate violence, I retaliate."

"A lot of times people look at the ________ side of what they feel they can't do."

Norris is quoted as saying, "A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do."

"Whatever _____ I had, I made."

Norris is quoted as saying, "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."

"I am no ________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I've got a bulletin for you, folks. I am no superman. I realize that now, but I didn't always."

"I just see a total moral decay in our _______."

Norris is quoted as saying, "There's a lot to be done; I just see a total moral decay in our society."

"The key to the _______ in an aging society is not found in increasing just our lifespan."

Norris is quoted as saying, "The key to the future in an aging society is not found in increasing just our lifespan; we need to increase our health span at the same time."

"My mom was essentially a ______ mother raising three boys."

Norris is quoted as saying, "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."

"In 1968, I fought and won the world middleweight ___________ championship by defeating the world's top fighters."

Norris is quoted as saying, "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."

"People need to realize what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is ________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "People need to realize what real happiness and success is, because success as an actor is fleeting. You can be up there one day and gone the next."

"I could never really _______ through on anything that I started."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I was just a start-and-stop guy. I could never really follow through on anything that I started."

"I'm not a good _____."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I'm - you know, I'm not a good actor."

"Ads sway kids' ___________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "Ads sway kids' preferences. Star athletes spokespeople sway kids' preference."

"I like _____ Stein."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I like Ben Stein. I think he's funny, creative, and an insightful commentator on a host of issues."

"Today, more than ever, the _________ for the parts I play is found in you."

Norris is quoted as saying, "Today, more than ever, the inspiration for the parts I play is found in you - our nation's men and women in uniform and the selfless contributions you make on a daily basis to keep our country safe and free. I salute you."

"I haven't always been warmly welcomed for holding my conservative positions in _________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "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?"

"I'm not politically _______, in my opinions or my practice."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I no longer fit the mold. I'm not a liberal actor from Hollywood. I'm not politically correct, in my opinions or my practice."

"Bruce Lee had bad ________ and one leg that was shorter than the other."

Norris is quoted as saying, "Bruce Lee had bad ________ and one leg that was shorter than the other. But he had a mental image of what he wanted, and he became the quintessential martial artist and the first Chinese superstar in American films."

"We human beings are quite _______, you know."

Norris is quoted as saying, "There are a dozen death spots, another dozen paralyzing death spots, and many, many disabling spots on the body. We human beings are quite fragile, you know."

"After years of learning to control my ________ in karate, I found it very difficult to reverse that process and fully express them."

Norris is quoted as saying, "After years of learning to control my emotions in karate, I found it very difficult to reverse that process and fully express them. But I learn from my mistakes and develop more as an actor with each film role."

"We all have the potential to be _______, but we must learn to control these impulses."

Norris is quoted as saying, "There has always been violence on the screen, and certain groups claim that some antisocial behavior can be traced to these violent films. I believe that's hogwash.... We all have the potential to be violent, but we must learn to control these impulses."

"They called me the next __________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "['Code of Silence'] was probably the first movie where the critics really praised me. They called me the next John Wayne."

"The 'Missing in Action' films were very _________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "The 'Missing in Action' films were very special... They helped spearhead my career."

"The key to enjoying cigar smoking is __________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "Anything done in excess is going to be bad for you, whether it's eating, drinking or whatever. The key to enjoying cigar smoking is moderation."

"I don't approve of athletes or celebrities who say that they don't want to be a __________ for children."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I don't approve of athletes or celebrities who say that they don't want to be a role model for children. The kids still look up to them.... They have a responsibility to children whether they like it or not. And I think they should adhere to that responsibility."

"I think kids today need someone to _______, because a lot of times they don't have that at home."

Norris is quoted as saying, "I think kids today need someone to emulate, because a lot of times they don't have that at home.... They look up to drug addicts, gang members, because they don't have positive role models."

"After I did 'Good Guys Wear Black,' the critics said it was the worst ________ in the history of movie making."

Norris is quoted as saying, "After I did 'Good Guys Wear Black,' the critics said it was the worst acting in the history of movie making. But people went to see that movie, and I think it was because the lead character was a strong, positive, heroic role model."

"My ________ haven't changed much over the years."

Norris is quoted as saying, "My concepts haven't changed much over the years. But we must be doing something right, because every week about a billion people around the world are watching 'Walker, Texas Ranger.'"

"Success in show business is __________."

Norris is quoted as saying, "Success in show business is misleading. You can be here today and gone tomorrow."

"Work as ____ as you can and just see what happens with all that."

Norris is quoted as saying, "Work as hard as you can and just see what happens with all that. If it's successful, great. If it's not, move on. I've never really let the pressure get to me."

"We need to restore __________ as the founders meant it to be."

Norris is quoted as saying, "We need to restore patriotism as the founders meant it to be. We need to restore our sense of stability, morality and our responsibility."

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About This Quiz

The intrepid Chuck Norris has had opinions on everything from health to politics. See how well you know this karate champion by guessing each of these quotes.

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