One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
[Repeated lines] There are no accidents.
I sense the Dragon Warrior is among us
Your mind is like this water my friend, when it is agitated it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.
Quit. Don't quit. Noodles. Don't noodles. You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There's a saying: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present".
(The origin of this saying is controversial: see the section "Missattributed")
[Last words] You must... believe.
[Shifu ask for help] No, you just need to believe.
Ah, Shifu. There is just news. There is no good or bad.
That is bad news... if you do not believe that the Dragon Warrior can stop him.
(Po tries to take a vow of silence, when he realises he can't keep it up then...)
Po: They're right! I can't do this... I'm a blabber-mouth, a chatter-box, a yack-idy, whack-idy, a fluger-meister!
Mantis: A fluger-what????
Po: I don't know!!! See!!! I talk so much I have to make up new words!
Shifu: I... I... have... it's... it's very bad news.
Oogway: Aah, Shifu. There's just news. There's no good or bad.
Shifu: Master, your vision... your vision was right. Tai Lung has broken out of prison! He's on his way!
Oogway: That is bad news... if you do not believe that the Dragon Warrior can stop him.
Shifu: The panda? Master, that panda is not the Dragon Warrior. He wasn't even meant to be here. It was an accident.
Oogway: There are no accidents.
Shifu: [Sighs] Yes, I know. You said that already... twice.
Oogway: Well, that was no accident either.
Shifu: ... Thrice.
Oogway: My friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours, until you let go of the illusion of control.
Oogway: Yes. Look at this tree, Shifu. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before it's time.
Shifu: But there are things we can control. [Kicks the tree causing several peaches to fall] I can control when the fruit will fall. [One hits him on the head. Oogway chuckles] And I can control... [Tosses the peach in the air and chops it in half] ...where to plant the seed. [Punches a hole in the ground and catches the seed] That is no illusion, Master. [Throws the seed into the hole]
Oogway: Ah, yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.
Shifu: But a peach cannot defeat Tai Lung!
Oogway: Maybe it can... [Covers the seed in dirt] ...if you are willing to guide it, to nurture it. To believe in it.
Shifu: But how? How? I need your help, master.
Oogway: No. You just need to believe. Promise me, Shifu. Promise me you will believe.
Shifu: I... I will try.
Oogway: Good. [Sees petals floating around him] My time has come. You must continue your journey without me. [Hands Shifu his staff]
Shifu: What... What are you...? [Oogway backs into the swirling petals] Master, you can't leave me!
Oogway: [Starts to vanish] You must believe.
Shifu: Master! [Oogway disappears, and Shifu stares sadly after him.]
Po: Let's just start at zero; Level Zero.
Shifu: Oh, no. There is no such thing as Level Zero.
Po: Hey! Maybe I can start on that!
Shifu:[referring to the training dummy] That? We use that for training children, and for propping the door open when it's hot. But, if you insist...
[Po sees the Furious Five up close for the first time, watching him with curious expressions]
Po: Whoa, the Furious Five! You're so much bigger than your action figures! Except for you, Mantis. You're about the same.
[Mantis glares at Po as one of his antennae twitches.]
Shifu: Go ahead, Panda. Show us what you can do.
Po: [uneasily] Uh, are they gonna watch, or should I just wait until they get back to work or somethin'?
Shifu: Hit it.
Po: [stalling] Yeah, well, I just ate, so I'm still digesting, so my Kung Fu may not be as good as... later on.
Shifu: Just hit it.
Po: Uh, okay. [looks over at the training dummy] What'cha got? You got nothing, cause I got it right here. You pickin' on my friends? [quickly shuffles his feet] Get ready to feel the thunder, I'm comin' at you with the crazy feet. What'cha gonna do about crazy feet? Come on. I'm a blur, I'm a blur. You've never seen bear style, you've only seen praying mantis. Or monkey-style.
[He starts chattering like a monkey; Monkey raises his eyebrows]
Po: Or snickety-snake--
Shifu: [angrily] Would you hit it?!
Po: [stops][annoyed] All right.
[He gives the dummy a little tap with his fist, making it lean back.]
Shifu: Why don't you try again? A little harder?
[Po punches the dummy, sending it hurtling backwards.]
Po: Ha! How's tha--?
[The dummy swings back, knocking his tooth out and sending him flying into the training hall's obstacle course. The Five start forward, but Shifu holds up his hand to stop them.]
Po: [accidentally does a split on the moving ropes] Oh, that hurts!
[A spiked pendulum swings towards him and hits him square in the face, knocking him into Crane's tilting bowl, hitting his head several times]
Shifu: [very amused] This'll be easier than I thought.
[Po spills out of the tilting bowl, and wanders to the moving arm guard section]
Po: Feeling a little nauseous.
[He pushes one arm, starting a chain reaction that causes him to get hit repeatedly in the face, belly, legs, arms...]]
Po: Ow! Oh, those are hard...!
[...then in the scrotum.]
Po: Ooh-hoo-hoo! [drops to knees, rises and covers crotch] My tenders!
[In pain, he rests one hand on a moving arm, starting the whole chain reaction over again, and smacking him into the fire floor area.]
[Cut back to Shifu and the Furious Five who wince and look away as we hear fire burning and Po screaming. He slumps over next to Shifu, burnt and charred.]
Po: [weakly] How did I do?
Shifu: There is now a Level Zero.
[He snuffs out a flame on top of Po's head.]
[Trying to get to his room without waking anyone, Po tiptoes through the hallway, only to trip and walk into Crane's room]
Po: Hi, you're, uh, you're up.
Crane: Am now.
Po: I was just--some day, huh? That Kung Fu stuff is hard work, right? Your biceps sore?
Crane: [looks at his arms awkwardly] Uh, I've had a long and rather disappointing day. So, yeah. I should probably get to sleep now.
Po: Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course.
Crane: OK, thanks.
Po: It's just-- Man, I'm such a big fan! You guys were totally amazing at the Battle of the Weeping River. Outnumbered a thousand and one, but you didn't stop. And you just--
[He tries Kung Fu, only to accidentally kick a hole in the wall, leading to Monkey's room; Po peaks into the hole to see Monkey, who is now glaring at him]
Po: Oh, sorry about that.
Crane: Uh, look, you don't belong here.
Po: [sighs in disappointment] I know. I know. You're right. I don't have--I just--my whole life, I've dreamed of--
Crane: No, no, no. I meant you don't belong here. I mean, in this room. This is my room. [softly taps his bed with his foot] Property of Crane.
Po: Okay. Right, right. So, yeah, you wanna get to sleep and I'm keeping you up. We get big things tomorrow. All right. You are awesome. Last thing I wanna say. Bye-bye.
[He leaves, but remains outside the door, making Crane sigh in annoyance]
Po: (peeks his head in) What was that?
Crane: I didn't say anything.
Po: Okay. All right. Good night. Sleep well.
[Po closes the door and Crane puts his foot on his head]
Po: That seemed a bit awkward.
[Po tries to get to his room despite the creaking noise; Tigress opens her doors angrily]
Po: Master Tigress! I didn't mean to wake you, just, uh--
Tigress: You do not belong here.
Po: Yeah, yeah, of course, this is your room.
Tigress: I mean you don't belong in the Jade Palace. You're a disgrace to Kung Fu, and if you have any respect for who we are and what we do, you will be gone by morning.
[She slams her doors closed. Po, clearly hurt by her words, gropes for a response.]
Po: [weakly]Big fan.
[Po is making dinner for The Furious Five]
Po: So I'm like "Fine. You may be a wolf. You may be the scariest bandit in the Hajin Province, but you're a lousy tipper!"
Crane: Really? So how'd you get out of there alive?
Po: I mean, I didn't actually say that. But I thought it... in... in my mind. If he could read my mind he woulda been like "What?" Order up. [passes out bowls of soup to four of the Five] Hope you like it. [watches patiently]
Mantis: This is really good!
Po: [sitting down] Nah, c'mon, you should try my dad's secret ingredient soup. He actually knows the secret ingredient.
Viper: What are you talking about? This is amazing!
Crane: Wow, you're a really good cook!
[Po looks a bit sheepish, wondering if his old life really could influence his new.]
Mantis: I wish my mouth was bigger!
Monkey: Tigress, you've got to try this.
Tigress: Hmmm. [picking up a cube of tofu with her chopsticks, the only one of the five without noodles] It is said that the Dragon Warrior can survive for months at a time on nothing but the dew of a single Ginko leaf and the energy of the universe.
[The Five realize Po's been shot down yet again.]
Po: I guess my body doesn't know it's the Dragon Warrior yet, heh heh. I'm gonna need a lot more than dew, and, uh, universe juice.
[Po slurps his noodles, with one hanging over his nose; Mantis snickers]
Mantis: Oh, nothing...Master Shifu. [everyone, except Tigress, begin to chuckle]
Po: [impersonating Master Shifu] You will never be the Dragon Warrior unless you lose 500 pounds and brush your teeth. [The Furious Five, except Tigress, laughs] What is that noise you're making? Laughter? I have never heard of it! Work hard, Panda, and maybe someday... you will have ears like mine! [he brings two bowls up to his head to mimic ears; the Five laugh, then immediately stop, with shocked expressions] Ears. It's not working for ya? I thought they're pretty good...
Monkey: [whispering] It's Shifu!
Po: Of course it's Shifu, who do you think I'm doing?
[The Five stare at Po shockingly; Monkey points at the door. Po looks and sees Shifu with Oogway's staff.]
Po: Oh, Master Shifu! Uh... [slurps the noodle and accidentally presses the bowls to his chest so he looks like he is wearing a bikini top. The Five, except Tigress, snicker.]
Shifu: [angrily] You think this is funny? Tai Lung has escaped from prison, and you're acting like children!
Shifu: He is coming for the Dragon Scroll! [To Po] And you are the only one who can stop him!
Po: [After his bowls fall to the ground, then laughs] And here I am saying you got no sense of humor! [Shifu looks at him deadly serious.] I'm gonna.... stop Tai Lung. What? You're serious? And I have to.... Uh, no-uh, Master Oogway will stop him! He did it before, he'll do it again!
Shifu: [Shakes his head] Oogway cannot! [Face softens and he stares sadly at his master's staff.] Not anymore. [The Five gasp in shock, realizing Oogway is gone] Our only hope is the Dragon Warrior.
Tigress: The panda?
Shifu: Yes, the panda! [With conviction due to Oogway's last charge on him before he died]
Tigress: Master, please! [pushes her chair out] Let us stop Tai Lung. This is what you've trained us for!
Shifu: No! It is not your destiny to defeat Tai Lung, it is his![points at Po, then realizes he's not there] Where'd he go?
Shifu: [Stops Po from leaving] You cannot leave! A real warrior never quits!
Po: Watch me! [Po tries to run past Shifu, but was pushed away] Come on! How am I supposed to defeat Tai Lung? I can't even beat you to the stairs.
Shifu: You will beat him because you are the Dragon Warrior! [Pokes Po in the stomach]
Po: Ow! You don't believe that! [Shifu swings his arm around] You never believed that! From the first moment I got here, you've been trying to get rid of me!
Shifu: [Po tries to run past Shifu, but was pushed away again] Yes, I was! But now I ask you to trust in your master as I have come to trust in mine.
Po: You're not my master. [Po shoves the staff away from his face.] And I'm not the Dragon Warrior.
Shifu: Then why didn't you quit?! You knew I was trying to get rid of you, and yet you stayed!
Po: Yeah, I stayed. [Po stands up] I stayed because though every time you threw a brick at my head or said I smelled, it hurt, but it could never hurt more than it did every day of my life just being me. I stayed because I thought if anyone could change me... could make me... not me, it was you! The greatest kung fu teacher in all of China!
Shifu: But I can change you! I can turn you into the Dragon Warrior! And I will!
Po: Oh come on! Tai Lung is on his way here right now! And even if it takes him a hundred years to get here, how are you... gonna change this into the Dragon Warrior?! Huh? [Shifu is speechless] How... how? HOW?!
Shifu: I DON'T KNOW!(Shifu calms down a bit) I don't know.
Po: [Po's anger turns to sadness] That's what I thought.
[Shifu and Tai Lung fight in the Jade Palace]
Tai Lung: I rotted in jail for twenty years because of your weakness!
Shifu: Obeying your master isn't weakness!
Tai Lung: You knew I was the Dragon Warrior. [Flashback ensues; 20 years ago, in the exact same spot in the Hall of Warriors; Tai Lung awaits Shifu and Oogway's evaluation; Tai Lung proudly believes he will receive the dragon scroll] You always knew. But, when Oogway said otherwise... [Oogway turns to Shifu and shakes his head in refusal, and walks away. Shifu is about to say something, but remains silent out of respect for his master] ...what did you do? [Tai Lung cannot believe what he is hearing and seeing]What did you do?![Scene returns to present; Tai Lung is furious]NOTHING!
Shifu: You were not meant to be the Dragon Warrior! That was not my fault!
Tai Lung: [going into a rage]Not your fault?![Angrily knocks down Master Flying Rhino's armor] Who filled my head with dreams?! [Starts throwing weapons at Shifu] Who drove me to train until my bones cracked?! WHO DENIED ME MY DESTINY?!?[Launches a volley of blades at Shifu, who deflects all of them with ease, but barely countering the last one]
Shifu: [Successfully driving last blade into the ground] It was never my decision to make!
[Tai Lung growls and leaps to Oogway's shrine. He finally realizes that Oogway is gone and picks up the deceased master's staff.]
Tai Lung: [Holds the staff out to Shifu] It is now. [angered, Shifu charges Tai Lung, hitting him before Tai Lung uses the curved end of Oogway's staff to catch Shifu by the neck and pin him to the ground.] Give me the scroll!
Shifu: I would rather die!
[Tai Lung growls, then tries to kill Shifu with Oogway's staff. Shifu pushes against it, and the staff breaks in half and clutters away. They fight some more, until Tai Lung evetually gains the upper hand.]
Tai Lung: [furiously pummeling Shifu with flaming paws] All I ever did, I did to make you proud! Tell me how proud you are, Shifu! Tell me! TELL ME![his final blow sends Shifu flying across the room. He lands in a heap at the foot of the stairs]
Shifu: [tired, solemn and sad] I have always been proud of you. From the first moment, I've been proud of you. And it was my pride, that blinded me; I loved you too much to see what you were becoming... what I was turning you into. I'm s... I'm sorry.
[Tai Lung is taken aback for a moment, but angrily recovers and seizes Shifu by the throat, holding him up in the air]
Tai Lung: I don't want your apology; I WANT MY SCROLL![sees the Dragon Scroll is gone][shocked] What? [angrily]WHERE IS IT?!?[Slams Shifu to the floor]
Shifu: (Trying his best to escape Tai Lung's grip around his neck.)The Dragon Warrior has taken scroll halfway across China by now. [Coughs] You will never see that scroll, Tai Lung. [Tai Lung draws out his claws, ready to kill Shifu) Never! [weakly] N-Never. [Tai Lung snarls, about to lay down his death blow on his former master.]
Po: [off-screen] Hey!
[Tai Lung stops and turns around. He sees Po standing with the dawn behind him at the entrance.... currently panting for breath]
Po: Ugh, stairs. Ugh. Ugh.
Tai Lung: Who are you?
Po: [catching his breath] Buddy... I'm the Dragon Warrior. [Gasps one last time]
Tai Lung: [disbelievingly]You?[laughs; to Shifu as he tosses him to the floor] Him? He's a panda. [To Po] You're a panda. [sarcastically] What are you going to do, big guy? Sit on me? [Chuckles]
Po: Don't tempt me. [laughs] No, I'm gonna use this. [Holds up the Dragon Scroll] You want it? Come get it.
[Tai Lung is severely battered after being belly-bumped by Po in the sky, and falls out of the sky while screaming, and crashing through the ground like in a classic cartoon]
Tai Lung: [weakly] You... can't defeat me. You-- You're just a big... fat...panda.
[Po pinches his finger]
Po: I'm not a big fat panda. I'm the big fat panda. [he lifts up his pinky finger]
Tai Lung: [gasps in horror] The Wuxi Finger Hold!
Po: Oh, you know this hold?
Tai Lung: [last words] You're bluffing. You're bluffing. Shifu didn't teach you that.
Po: Nope. [Tai Lung smiles weakly] I figured it out. [Po then flexes his pinky finger, with Tai Lung's eyes widening in an "uh-oh" stare] Ska-doosh. [unleashes a rippling wave of light that vanquishes Tai Lung.]
[Last lines. After defeating Tai Lung, Po rushes to check on Shifu, whom he finds unconscious.]
Po: Master! Shifu, Shifu, are you okay?
Shifu: [coughs][weakly] Po. You're alive. Or we're both dead.
Po: No, Master, I didn't die. I defeated Tai Lung.
Shifu: Really? [Po nods]Wow. It is just as Oogway... foretold. You are the Dragon Warrior. (Po's smile disappears) You have brought peace...to this valley. And... and to me. Thank you. (sighs again) Thank you, Po. Thank you. Thank you. [Slowly lays his head down, as if dead]
Po: [looks disbelievingly at his master] No! Master! No, no, no! Don't die, Shifu, Please!
Shifu: [wakes up angrily] I'm not dying, you idiot-- [humorously calms down] uh, Dragon Warrior. [relaxes and folds his hands over his chest] I am simply at peace. Finally.
Po: Ohhh. So I should stop talking?
Shifu: [nodding his head, smiling] If you can.
[Po joins Shifu for a nap, and after a long nap, he ask something to his master]
Po: You want to get something to eat?
[Shifu wakes up and sighs in annoyance]
Shifu: [nonchalantly] Yeah.
Mantis: There's no words.
Crane: Not denying that.
Viper: I don't understand what Master Oogway was thinking. The poor guy just gonna get himself killed.
Crane: [mocking on Po's lack of skills] He is so mighty, the Dragon Warrior! Fell out of the sky in the ball of fire!
Mantis: When he walks, the very grounds shakes.
[the Furious Five laugh, except Tigress]
Tigress: One would think that Master Oogway would choose someone who actually knew Kung Fu.
(Po is beginning his first day of teaching the rabbit children kung fu; when he and Shifu walk into the training hall grounds, Po sees the children play-fighting)
Po: (to Shifu, a little nervous) Can I use the Wuxi Finger Hold on them?
Shifu: I'd try not to. Remember Po, each generation teaches the next one. And so the art of kung fu lives on, in you, and now in these.... (watches as a bunny flips, then crashes. Po flinches. Shifu searches for the right words, then smiles playfully) Delightful children. (Shifu quickly dashes out the training ground doors, giving Po a solemn look) Good luck. (he then shuts the doors and leaves, leaving Po alone with the children)
Po: (Not expecting this challenge at all) Wait a second! Master Shifu! Master Shifu, come on! Auugh.
Po: (Getting the rabbit children's attention by banging on the gong) Get those cottontails on the floor!
Po: The Furious Five, huh? They are cool, aren't they? But it wasn't fighting that made them amazing. They each had to learn a secret of kung fu before they became excellent.
(Mei Ling, the top student at Lee Da Kung Fu Academy, approaches Crane after watching him gracefully clean up.)
Mei Ling: Wow, Crane! (Crane turns around in surprise) You're amazing!
Crane: Who? (looking behind him, then back at Mei Ling, confused) Me?
Mei Ling: (encouragingly) You should try out for the school.
Crane: (disbelievingly) Who, me? Nah, that's crazy talking. (thinks for a moment, then shakes his head) No, no.
Mei Ling: (turning to leave) Well, you never know unless you try. (leaves)
(Young Tigress escapes from her room, having trashed everything in her path)
Young Tigress: (after coming into the light) I just wanna play.
(Shifu is meeting a young Tigress at the orphanage)
Shifu: Tigress. I'm Shifu. I am-
Young Tigress: (turning to Shifu, with anger in her voice) Afraid?
Shifu: (Shuts the door to Tigress' room behind him) No.
Young Tigress: Well, you should be! I'm Tigress! Tigress the monster! (turning away sadly at the wall) The monster no one wants.
Shifu: (firmly but gently) You are not a monster. You're just a little girl. (Tigress gasps softly. Shifu takes out some dominoes and spreads them out. He holds up a domino) Let us play? (Tigress grabs the domino and, because she cannot control her strength, breaks it, sending a piece flying in the air. Shifu reaches out and catches it, then holds it out for Tigress to see) You must learn to control your strength.
Po: (narrating) And so the training began.
Po: (after the children laugh at him) Oh, you think that's funny, do ya?
Bunny Children: Yeah!
Po: Well, I guess it's easier to laugh at someone than to have someone laugh at you, right?
(Master Oogway has just rescued a young Monkey from a falling beam)
Young Monkey: You saved me. Why?
Oogway: (impressed) Monkey, you have shown me great skills. (now concerned) But I also sense in you great pain.
(Flashback shows Monkey as a little child, first slipping on a banana peel, and then having his pants fall down. Everyone laughs at Monkey as he begins to cry; flashback ends, showing Monkey crying, with tears in his eyes)
Young Monkey: (getting up to leave the village, hanging his head dejectedly) You win. I will leave.
Oogway: (gently placing a hand on Monkey's shoulder) Stay. (Monkey turns around slowly, facing Oogway, with a surprised expression) Use your skills for good, young warrior. Find the one thing that you were denied so long ago.
Young Monkey: (still a little stuffed-up from crying) My pants?
Oogway: (correcting Monkey) Compassion.
Young Monkey: (reverently) Thank you, Master. (bows in respect as Oogway places his hand on Monkey's head)
Shifu: (to Po) Teaching kung fu is an art that takes years to master. (glances at the bunny students) Do not be disappointed if you failed. (Turns to a student) Tell me, what do you know about Kung Fu?
Student 1: Uhhhh.
Student 2: (Cuts in) It's about fighting! (Shifu looks disapprovingly at Po, but then the student continues) But it's also about having patience.
(All the other students jump in.)
Student 3: And courage.
Student 4: And discipline.
Student 5: And compassion.
Student 1: (finally can speak) Uhhh, it builds confidence?
(Shifu looks surprised at Po, who just smiles.)
Shifu: (Surprised and impressed) Well, uh, you carry on, Master Po. (Starts to leave, feeling more relaxed) I'm going to meditate. (Leaves)
[Last lines; Po's about to leave after successfully teaching the children the secrets of kung fu.]
Bunny Child: Wait Po, what about you?
Bunnies: Yeah! Tell us about your first day! Tell us! Come on, tell us!
Po: (after remembering all the bad memories he had when he first came to the Jade Palace, surprisingly gives the children an excited smile) It was totally awesome!
(Po talks about Viper to the students)
Po: It is said that the viper clan descended for mighty dragons. Who's legendary flames were still in the viper's powerful venom!
(scene shows Viper's father the Great Master Viper)
Po: Great Master Viper was the greatest of this fabled clan. One touch of his ivory tips could fell 15 gorilla warriors!
(all the 15 gorilla warriors faint)
Po: And a mid-sized crocodile.
(mid-sized crocodile also faints)
(scene cuts were the wolves, crocodiles, oxes, and rhinos get frighten by the Great Master and let him go)
Po: Evil itself trembled before him. Before the aw smacking awesomeness of his poison fang technique.
(scene shows Great Master's house and shows his wife has little daughter who was born)
Po: And so was shown that daughter of the Great Master was born has arrived.
Great Master Viper: Finally. A little warrior to carry on my legacy. (opens the cover and sees his daughter)
Po: As the tiny snake 1st smiled at her father, the world itself shooked. (the world shakes for a while) That's right no fangs.
(Viper's mom gets sad)
Great Master Viper: (also gets sad) No venom. (faints)
(scene shows the years went by and Viper's dad continues to protect the village)
Po: Years went by. Viper's father was still the only one who can protect the village.
(Great Master defeats 1 ox, 3 crocodiles, 2 wolves, and 2 boars and all the bandits die after they got bitten)
Po: From the bad dudes. (scene shows Viper is now a kid) And little Viper still had no fangs. The Great Master was disconsolate.
Young Viper: Can I help?
Great Master Viper: No little one. It is to dangerous for you.
Po: The day of the Try-outs came.
(shows Crane standing next to a gorilla, a boar, and a crocodile)
Po: And all you have to do to get in the school... (Crane laughs nervously) ...was grab that little red flag. It was simple.
(Purple boar gets hit by a trap)
Po: Simple but impossible!
(Green crocodile gets hit by an obstacle)
(Blue gorilla gets hit by an obstacle and Purple boar gets hit by 2 obstacles and a trap and Blue Gorilla falls into a trap)
Po: [opening lines; in dream sequence] Steel yourself against my steel, villain. [uses sword to chop an onion in half] Your reign of tears is over.
Mr. Ping: [rejecting Po's offer to cook the Winter Feast at the Jade Palace] What about our friends? What about those lonely people who have no place else to go? We give them a place to call home. There's always room for one more at Mister Ping's.
Po: Look, Dad, I appreciate that you care about the lonely people...
Mr. Ping: And lonely people pay extra.
Po: But I need you. I just fired the best chefs in all of China.
Mr. Ping: [offended] Oh, 'the best chefs in all of China', huh? You think your fancy palace ladle is better than mine? [picks up ladle, which breaks in half] This is not my A-ladle.
[After Mr. Ping refuses to cater at the Jade Palace, Po finds Wo Hop the bunny in the kitchen]
Po: Bunny! Finally, a real chef! Listen, I know we got off to kind of a rocky start, what with me shaming you and your village for all eternity, but if you could start dicing those carrots, it would really...
Wo Hop: [interrupts] I'm not here to dice carrots. I'm here to fight you.
Wo Hop: The only way to restore honor to me and my village is to fight the Dragon Warrior. Surely I will perish, but that is the fate I must accept.
Po: This is a disaster. I'm going to disappoint everyone. My dad, the Furious Five, Shifu...
Wo Hop: And me. [Po glares at him] I'm not dead yet.
Po: This may be our greatest challenge yet.
Po: No. Place settings.
Shifu: Beautiful. Elegant. Perfect. You made me proud. All 29 kung fu schools and their masters. Excellent. Excellent.
[Mr. Ping is struggling with a heavy pot of soup]
Po: [appears behind him] I got that, Dad.
Mr. Ping: Po? Oh, you came! Oh, Po, I'm... I'm sorry I made you feel so guilty.
Po: Ah, don't be. That's what the holidays are all about. Now, don't we have some cooking to do?
Po: [notices Shifu outside the restaurant] There's always room for one more at Mr. Ping's.
Shifu: Oh no, I really don't want to disturb anyone. You go and enjoy your party.
Po: I couldn't enjoy it without you.
Shifu: Oh no, I couldn't. These are your people. This is your family.
Po: You're my family too, Shifu. Now c'mon.
Shifu: [sighs and smiles] That soup does smell delicious. [Po prepares to escort Shifu inside but Shifu suddenly stops him] Po, wait. What goes on in your head, I really don't always understand. But what goes on in your heart never let us down.
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, Today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present." (Regarded as an "anonymous poem", in Joan Chittister's Heart of Flesh (1998), p. 129; in Vital Issues: The Journal of African American Speeches (1998), Bethune-DuBois Publications, p. 27, and in Joan Rivers' "From Mother to Daughter" (1998), p. 30.)
"Yesterday may be History, Tomorrow is Mystery and Today is our Golden Opportunity!" (As quoted in H.S. Cheesbrough's Canada Lumberman, Volume 62 (1942), Southam-Maclean.
"Live today. The past is gone. Today is God's gift to us, whether it be a day of storm or sunshine. Tomorrow may never come, and that is immaterial." (From Friends' Intelligencer, Volume 91, No.1-26 (1934), p. 21)
"Yesterday is history; to-morrow is merely a hope; to-day is the only absolute asset of time that is yours." From Frank Pixley's Thoughts and Things (1912), in , Duffield & Company, p. 29.