“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.
But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward.That’s how winning is done!
Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you.
You’re better than that! I’m always gonna love you, no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.”
~ Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa
“When you’re scared, when you’re hanging on, when life is hurting you, then you’re going to see what you’re really made of.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
Tony Robbins tells Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Story
“You are what you leave behind.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
“I’m not a genetically superior person. I built my body.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
“When I’m doing a movie, I eat the same thing every day. For lunch, it’s tuna salad or chicken salad and cole slaw. That’s it. For dinner it’s either veal and rice, fish and rice or steak and rice. It gets boring; boy, does it get boring.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
“Going on one more round, when you don’t think you can that’s what makes all the difference in your life.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
“Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
“If you don’t have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
“I’m not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren’t straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
“There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
“Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” ~ Sylvester Stallone