The Tao of RZA: 25 of His Most Inspiring Tweets


In 2009, The RZA published “The Tao of Wu,” a spiritual memoir aimed at manifesting personal enlightenment upon those who flip through its pages. Haven’t gotten a chance to read the book? No worries. RZA’s timeline will do just fine. “The Tao of RZA” is a list of tweets by your boy with some of the best quotes—as viewed by him—by those such as Bruce Lee, Edgar Allan Poe, Plato, Bruce Lee and more. Got any uplifting quotes? Be sure to tweet @RZA and he might just RT you.

1. “Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…#Tam

2. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato


3. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”― Bruce Lee…live up to self.

4. Don’t fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” ― Bruce Lee

5. Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy – Ludwig van Beethoven #Tam

6. To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” ― Bruce Lee – One thing my boss RZA does very well. #TAM

7. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” ― Bruce Lee

8. …You caught real drama off his rhymes and his style. he could make “cat” and “rat” sound threatening. – Legend of @TheRealGZA

9. “Fear is excite¬ment with¬out the breath.” — Fritz Perls Make your fear work for you, once you recognize your fear, conquer it.

10. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brené Brown

11. Open YOUR mind! “The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.” – Pema Chodron

12. What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines, or rather indicates, his fate.” – Henry David Thoreau

13. “Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

14. @RZA A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer – Bruce Lee

15. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

16. @RZA “All that we see or seem to see, is nothing but a dream within a dream” – Edgar A. Poe

17. Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world. -Oscar Wilde

18. “When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found.” -Sufi Proverb

19. The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers. – Erich Fromm

20. Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. – Norman Vincent Peale

21. “Truth strikes without mercy. We fear our intuitions because we fear the transformational power within our revelations.” – Caroline Myss

22. “Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.” – Ralph Marston

23. Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. Ralph Emerson

24. “Believing in yourself is an endless destination. Believing you have failed is the end of the journey.” – Anon.

25. “You alone are the judge of your worth, and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.” Deepak

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