Ever heard of Bamboo Quotes?

It’s surprising, right? Seems like we all know Bamboo has been utilized for various purposes across the world. Furthermore, Bamboo is used as a food, medicine, Alcohol, Paper, Wood, construction material and much more. In addition to this, Bamboo Quotes are famous as well.

Bamboo Quotes are well known all around the world.

The characteristics of Bamboo are so versatile that it can be taken as an inspiration.

Below are the characteristics of Bamboo that could be perceived as inspiration:

  1. Bend but don’t break. Be flexible yet firmly rooted.
  1. Remember: What looks weak is strong.
  1. Be always ready.
  1. Unleash your power to spring back.
  1. Find wisdom in emptiness.
  1. Commit to (continuous) growth.
  1. Express usefulness through simplicity.

World-renowned, Late Bruce Lee has given Bamboo Quotes that are inspiring and motivating.

Japanese and Chinese strongly believe in Bamboo and its uses. Bamboo is extensively used in their daily life for almost all purposes.

Japanese proverb - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz


This is probably the only grass in the world upon which inspiring quotes are written.

Bamboo was also used to manufacture war equipment also.

Good Friday tradition

Dozens of people were nailed to crosses in the devoutly Roman Catholic Philippines on Good Friday, in a gruesome re-enactment of the crucifixion.

While others atoned for their sins by flaying themselves with bamboo whips or paddles tipped with broken glass. The ritual has become a Good Friday tradition in certain villages, where tourists flock to hear the locals scream in agony as seven-inch nails are driven into their hands and feet.

Penitents are then hoisted up on crosses and left for five minutes in the scorching sun before the nails are pulled out.

Good Friday Crucifixion - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

Below are some of the top Bamboo Quotes


  • Bamboo Quote 1
Bruce Lee Quote - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

– Bruce Lee.


People at birth are weak and supple.

People at death are strong and hard.

All living things including the trees and other

plants are supple and weak.

When they die, however, they all turn dry and hard.

Being hard and strong is the way of the dead.

Being soft and weak is the way of the alive.

Armed forces that show their brute strength will not win.

Trees that hold strong against the wind are likely to be blown down.

(in combat) To be strong and inflexible is a disadvantage.

To be weak and flexible is an advantage.

  • Bamboo Quote 2
Araki Sadao - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

If we have a thousand bamboo spears, there’s nothing to worry about a war with the Soviet Union.



Give me a Japanese division armed with bamboo spears and I’ll wipe out the entire Russian Far Eastern Army.

 – Sadao Araki

  • Bamboo Quote 3


Ramakrishna - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz


The young bamboo can be easily bent, but the full grown bamboo breaks when it is bent with force.

– Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.


It is easy to bend the young heart towards God, but the untrained heart of the old escapes the hold whenever it is so drawn.


  • Bamboo Quote 4
Steve Lacy - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

 Bamboo is not a weed, it’s a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant.

– Steve Lacy

  • Bamboo Quote 5
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof.
You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up to a bamboo pole.

– Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

  • Bamboo Quote 6
Anna Getty - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

I stopped using plastic cooking spoons years ago and love my bamboo spoons and spatulas by Bambuhome.

– Anna Getty

  •  Bamboo Quote 7
Elliott Smith - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz


But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.

– Elliott Smith

  •  Bamboo Quote 8
Derek Walcott- Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz


Memory that yearns to join the center, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god.

– Derek Walcott.

  • Bamboo Quote 9
Sarah Lafleur- Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz


My mother always says, “The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak.” I can be very focused and determined. But, I can also be very stubborn. Be flexible be nuanced.

– Sarah Lafleur



* Bamboo Quote 10

Olga Broumas - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

Sweep the garden, any size said the Roshi. Sweeping, sweeping alone as the garden grows large or small.


Any song sung working the garden brings up from sand gravel soil through straw bamboo wood and less tangible elements Power song for the hands Healing song for the senses what can and cannot be perceived of the soul.

– Olga Broumas

  •  Bamboo Quote 11
Diane Ackerman - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz


For better or worse, zoos are how most people come to know big or exotic animals.
Few will ever see wild penguins sliding downhill to sea on their bellies, giant pandas holding bamboo lollipops in China or tree porcupines in the Canadian Rockies, balled up like giant pine cones.

– Diane Ackerman

  •  Bamboo Quote 12
Morihei Ueshiba - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz


Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo, and the plum blossom. The pine is evergreen, firmly rooted, and venerable. The bamboo is strong, resilient, unbreakable. The plum blossom is hardy, fragrant, and elegant.

– Morihei Ueshiba


  •  Bamboo Quote 13
David Walker - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

Well, it was just, the bars was all just like the bamboo roofs and everything. You know. As I say, to me, it’s completely spoiled all, all these places now. Make them all just tourist traps.

– David Walker


  •  Bamboo Quote 14
Eddie Huang - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

I wanted to inspire people not to work under a bamboo ceiling. Whatever you are – yellow, black, white, brown – you don’t have to allow your skin to define who you are or how you operate your business. There’s not one face to anything.

– Eddie Huang


  •  Bamboo Quote 15
Penelope Hobhouse - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

A garden is to be enjoyed and should satisfy the mind and not only the eye of the beholder.
Sounds such as the rustle of bamboo and the dripping of water, scents, and sensations such as grass or gravel or stone underfoot, appeal to the emotions and play a part in the total impression.

– Penelope Hobhouse

  •  Bamboo Quote 16
LL Cool J - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

I want a girl with extensions in her hair,

Bamboo earrings, at least two pairs,

A Fendi bag and a bad attitude,

That’s all I need to get me in a good mood.

She can walk with a switch and talk with street slang,

I love it when a woman ain’t scared to do her thing.

– LL Cool J


  • Bamboo Quote 17
Matsuo Basho - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

Learn about a pine tree from a pine tree, and about a bamboo plant from a bamboo plant.

– Matsuo Basho


  •  Bamboo Quote 18
Matsuo Basho - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

Go to the pine if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if you want to learn about the bamboo.



And in doing so, you must leave your subjective preoccupation with yourself. Otherwise, you impose yourself on the object and you do not learn.

– Matsuo Basho


  •  Bamboo Quote 19


Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance. It suggests resilience, meaning that we have the ability to bounce back even from the most difficult times.


Your ability to thrive depends, in the end, on your attitude to your life circumstances. Take everything in stride with grace, putting forth energy when it is needed, yet always staying calm inwardly.

– Anonymous

  • Bamboo Quote 20
Jodi Picoult - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz


The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.

– Jodi Picoult


Below is an inspirational video which is based on Bamboo Quotes

After reading the very famous Bamboo Quotes and also a video, here is an interesting Bamboo story.


A man got frustrated with life. Despite all the hard work and effort, failure was all that he learnt.  Feeling defeated with life, he left everything and exiled himself in the woods. There he met a Hermit. The disappointed man shared is a failure with the hermit. “Give me one good reason not to quit?”- He pleaded the Hermit

“Look”, the hermit said, pointing towards two plants. “Do you see that fern and bamboo there?

“Yes”, the man nodded.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them water, light and fertilizer. Within a short period of time the fern quickly grew from the earth”, the hermit continued.

“But despite the Bamboo seed being watered and nurtured for years, it did not outwardly grow as much as an inch. In fact, nothing at all happened in the first year. There was no sign of growth.

But, I did not give up on the Bamboo seed and continued to water and nurture it.  By the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. And within six months, the tree grew a hundred feet tall.”

“So, did the bamboo tree lie dormant for four years only to grow exponentially in the fifth?” the hermit asked.  Baffled by the question the man kept quiet.  “The answer is quite obvious.

The little tree was growing underground, developing a root system strong enough to support its potential for outward growth in the fifth year and beyond. Had the tree not developed a strong foundation, it would not have sustained its life as it grew.”

“Did you know that all the time you had been struggling, you were growing strong roots”, remarked the hermit

The man learned his lesson that day. He learnt the value of persistence and hard work. The fern and the bamboo stood right in front of him as he walked towards his life to continue to work on his dreams.

Well, renowned Cricketer, Rahul Dravid has an inspirational say about Bamboo,

Rahul Dravid - Bamboo Quotes - Bamboooz

“My wife and I have built a new home with a lovely garden which houses lovely bamboo trees.

I got reading on the Chinese bamboo and learned that the tree takes 5 years, 3 months to grow to its whole height of 80 feet.

Yet, for the first 5 years, you only see a tiny green shoot, but in the next 90 days, it grows into a full-fledged tree.

But in those first 60 months, it is growing its strong network of roots underground, to support the tree.

In an era of instant gratification, we settle for shorter trees but remember patience has its reward. These are your years of growing that strong network of roots but be sure when you finally achieve your success, people will call it “overnight success”.

If only they knew of the Chinese bamboo!”

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