Rocky

Rocky quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 729)

Apollo Creed
Mickey Goldmill
Multiple Characters
Paulie
Rocky Balboa


Reporter: Why did you agree to fight a man who has virtually no chance of winning?
Apollo: Look, if history proves one thing, American history proves that everybody's got a chance to win. Didn't you guys ever hear of Valley Forge or Bunker Hill?


Rocky...that's the way guys are. They laugh when ya talk dirty. They think you're cute. But after awhile, you get a reputation and that's it. You get no respect. Ya understand? Ya get no respect. I gotta use a bad word - WHORE...You don't really have to be one, you just act like one and that's it...They don't remember you, they remember the rep...You hang out with nice people, you get nice friends, ya understand? You hang out with smart people, you get smart friends. You hang out with yo-yo's, you get yo-yo friends. You see, simple mathematics.
Marie: Screw you, Creepo!

Rocky: I say you're very shy by nature, ya know?
Adrian: I suppose.
Rocky: ...Ya know, some people think that bein' shy is a disease, ya know, but it don't bother me none, ya know.
Adrian: It don't bother me either.
Rocky: Then why did I bother bringin' it up, huh? 'Cause I'm dumb, that's why. I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts. I'm dumb an' you're shy, whaddya think, huh?

Rocky: Listen, I don't want no turkey anyway, ya know.
Adrian: But it was Thanksgiving.
Rocky: It was what?
Adrian: It was Thanksgiving.
Rocky: Yeah, to you, but to me, it's Thursday, right?

Rocky: My ol' man, he was never too smart. He says to me, 'You weren't born with much of a brain, ya know, so uh, ya better start using your body, right?' So I become a fighter. Ya know what I mean. [Adrian chuckles softly] Why are ya laughing?
Adrian: My mother, she said the opposite thing.
Rocky: What did she say? What did she say the opposite?
Adrian: She said, 'You weren't born with much of a body, so ya better develop your brain.'

Rocky: The worst thing about fighting is the morning after. The mornin' after a fight, ya' nothin' but like a large wound, ya know what I mean? Sometimes I got pains all over. I feel like callin' a taxi to take me from my bed into the bathroom...Ya' hair hurts, ya' eyes hurt, your face is all busted up, your hands are swollen...Look at this face, sixty-four fights. Look at that nose. See that nose? That nose ain't never been broken in sixty-four fights. I had guys bustin' on it. I had guys chewin' on it, twistin' it, punchin' it...Never broke. I'm very proud of that - that's rare.
Adrian: Why do you do it if it hurts?
Rocky: Why ya think?
Adrian: 'Cause - [pause] - you can't sing or dance.
Rocky: Yeah, somethin' like that.

Rocky: Whatsa matter? You don't like the room, do ya?
Adrian: It's fine.
Rocky: Well, it's only temporary, ya know.
Adrian: It's not that.
Rocky: What's the problem? Ya don't like me? Don't like the turtles? What's the problem?
Adrian: I don't think I belong here.
Rocky: It's OK.
Adrian: I don't belong here.
Rocky: Well, ya know, it's OK, 'cause you're my guest.
Adrian: I don't know you well enough. I've never been in a man's apartment alone.
Rocky: [shrugging] Well, I- they're all the same, ya know.
Adrian: I'm not sure I know you well enough. I don't feel comfortable.
Rocky: Yo, Adrienne. Ya know, I ain't so comfortable either.
Adrian: I should go.

Rocky: Ya gotta be a moron to wanna be a fighter, ya know. I mean, it's a racket where you're almost guaranteed to end up a bum.
Adrian: I don't think you're a bum.
Rocky: But I'm at least half a bum, ya know.

TV reporter: Is this a common training method? I mean, do other fighters pound raw meat?
Rocky: No, I think I invented it.

[Rocky is standing alone in the ring at the empty Philadelphia Spectrum, looking at the poster of himself]
Rocky: Mr. Jergens, the poster's wrong.
Jergens: What do ya mean?
Rocky: Well, I'm wearin' white pants with a red stripe.
Jergens: It doesn't really matter, does it? I'm sure you're gonna give us a great show. Try to get some rest, kid.

[as Rocky is punching meat] You're breakin' the ribs. You do that to Apollo Creed, they'll put us in jail for murder.

[in the bathroom of a bar] I'd like to kill the freaking guy who broke this mirror.

[to a laborer who owes money] You wanna dance, you gotta pay the band, you understand? If you wanna borrow, you gotta pay the man. Hey, I ain't emotionally involved, Bob, ya understand? Gimmme some money. C'mon.... gimmme some money.

[to Adrian] I wanna kiss ya. You don't have to kiss me back if ya don't wanna. I wanna kiss you.

[to Adrian] I want ya out of here instamatically. I'm sick of seein' ya hang around like a freakin' spider. Go out and live, enjoy life...I want ya outta here. Get outta the house. Get out and enjoy your friggin' life!