Rocky

Rocky quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 729)

Apollo Creed
Mickey Goldmill
Multiple Characters
Paulie
Rocky Balboa


Apollo's Trainer: I wantcha to stick and move...He doesn't know it's a damn show. He thinks it's a damn fight. Now finish this bum and let's go home.


Gazzo: [to Rocky] Ya know, you ain't never had any luck. But I think this time Lady Luck may be in your corner. Whaddya think?

Adrian: Einstein flunked out of school - twice.
Paulie: Is that so?
Adrian: Yeah. Beethoven was deaf, Helen Keller was blind. I think Rocky's got a good chance.

Adrian: Why do you fight?
Rocky: Cause I can't sing or dance.

Andy: Will you take a look at that guy? I mean, where are the real fighters gonna come from, the pros? What we got today are Canadian jig clowns.
Rocky: Clown?
Andy: That's right, clown.
Rocky: Ya callin' Apollo Creed a clown?
Andy: Well, what else, look at him.
Rocky: Hey, Andy, are you crazy? This man is champion of the world. He took his best shot and become champ. Huh? What shot did you ever take?
Andy: Hey, Rocky, you're not happy with your life. It's nice. But me, I've got a business going, I don't have to take no shots.

Apollo: A snow-white underdog, and I'm gonna put his face on this poster with me. And I tell ya why. Because I'm sentimental. And a lot of other people in this country are just as sentimental, and they're nothin' they'd like better than to see Apollo Creed give a local Philadelphia boy a shot at the greatest title in the world on this country's biggest birthday. Now that's the way I see it. And that's the way it's gonna be!
Jergens: Apollo, I like it. It's very American.
Apollo: No, Jergens, it's very smart.

Apollo: Ain't gonna be no rematch.
Rocky: Don't want one.

Bodyguard: Did ya get the license number?
Rocky: Of what?
Bodyguard: The truck that run over your face.

Gazzo: When you don't do what I tell you to do, you make me look bad, Rock.
Rocky: I figure if, look, I figure if I break the guy's thumb, he gets laid off, right? He can't make no more money...
Gazzo: Yeah, well, don't figure. Let me do the figurin'. OK, Rock? From here on, just let me do the figurin'. You know? These guys think that we're runnin' some kind of charity or somethin', that they're gonna get off light. From here on in, do what I tell ya to do, because it's bad for my reputation. Ya understand?

Mickey: Dipper's a contender. He's a climber. You know what you are?
Rocky: What?
Mickey: A tomato.
Rocky: A tomato?
Mickey: Yeah, let's face it. I run a business here, not a god-damn soup kitchen.

Mickey: I'm here to warn ya, that ya gotta be very careful about this shot that you got at the title. Because, like the Bible sez, you ain't gonna get a second chance...Well, what ya need is a manager. A manager, listen to me. I know, because I've been in this racket for fifty years...I've seen it all, all of it. Ya know what I've done?...I have done it all...[He holds a bare lightbulb in front of his face] I've got twenty-one stitches over this left eye. I've got thirty-four stitches over this eye. Do ya know that I had my nose busted seventeen times?...[He glances at Rocky's poster of Rocky Marciano] Ya kinda remind me of the Rock, ya know that?...Ya move like him, ya got heart like he did...I got all this knowledge, I got it up here now, I wanna give it to you...I wanna take care of ya, I wanna make sure that all this shit that happened to me doesn't happen to you...Ya can't buy what I'm gonna give ya.
Rocky: I needed your help about ten years ago, right? Ten years ago, ya never helped me none. You didn't care...I asked, but you never heard nothin'...What about my prime, Mick? At least you had a prime! I had no prime, I've had nothin'....And you wanna be ringside and see it, do ya? Ya wanna help me out?...Go on, fight the champ. Yeah, I'll fight 'im - I'll get my face kicked in.

Mickey: You wanna know?
Rocky: I wanna know!
Mickey: Because you had the talent to become a good fighter, and instead of that you became a leg-breaker for some cheap, second-rate loan shark.
Rocky: It's a living.
Mickey: It's a waste of life!

Mickey: Your nose is broken.
Rocky: How does it look?
Mickey: Ah, it's an improvement.

Paulie: I don't want nothin' from you, this ain't no charity case...Get outta my house...You're no friend no more...Both of ya get out of my house...Now you're a big-shot fighter on the way up. You don't even throw a crumb to your friend Paulie. When I go and get your meat every morning, you forgot that, and then I even give you my sister too.
Adrian: Only a pig would say that!
Paulie: I'm a pig? A pig that seen you had the best. [He smashes a serving set on a side table]...I don't get married because of you. You can't live by yourself. I put you two together and you - don't you forget it. You owe me! You owe me.
Adrian: What do I owe you?
Paulie: You're supposed to be good to me.
Adrian: I don't owe you nothin'. And you made me feel like a loser. I'm not a loser.
Paulie: You're busted - you're not a virgin...Ya let him in your pants. I can't haul meat no more. [sits, crying]
[Adrian and Rocky leave the room]
Adrian: You want a roommate?
Rocky: Absolutely.

Paulie: What's the story? What's happenin'? Ya really like her?
Rocky: Sure, I like her.
Paulie: I don't see it. What's the attraction?
Rocky: I don't know. Fills gaps, I guess.
Paulie: What's 'gaps'?
Rocky: I dunno, gaps. She's got gaps, I got gaps. Together, we fill gaps. I dunno.
Paulie: You ballin' her?
Rocky: Hey! Hey, ya don't talk dirty about your sister.
Paulie: Ya screwin' my sister?
Rocky: Ya see. That's why I can't connect ya with Gazzo...because you got a big mouth...You just talk too much.