Chirrut Imwe quotes by Donnie Yen from Star Wars: Rogue One
Kathleen Kennedy, the producer of Rogue One described Chirrut's character as falling into the category of being a warrior monk,” & “He very much still believes in everything the Jedi were about.”
Along with Baze, he is a Guardian of the Whills. The Wills being the temple of which the Empire had been mining for Kyber Crystal. We understand this temple follows the teachings of the Church of the Force.
Many fans of Donnie Yen were very pleased about his being cast in Rogue One because of his role in the 'Ip Man' series of films that followed the story of Yip Man, the man who taught movie legend Bruce Lee.
Yen's athletic performance in those movies has been heralded as the 'best of the best' so it was no surprise that with his deft movies and zen like heroic moment at the end, that he stole the movie.
Chirrut's quotes from Rogue One
"I fear nothing. All this, as the Force wills it."
"Take hold of this moment. The force is strong."
"Are you kidding me? I'm blind"
"May the force of others be with you."
"The Force is with me and I am one with the Force"
Extra Chirrut facts
It was Donnie Yen who suggested early on his character be blind but as yet no reason has been given for his blindness. We expect it will come out in a extended universe story.
A lot of people seem to question how Chirrut was able to fight so well if he is blind. He is NOT a JEDI but is in tune with the Force. It can be perhaps likened to young Anakin being a great pod racer. He is not using the Force but the Force is a part of him.