Rocky

Rocky quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 729)

Apollo Creed
Mickey Goldmill
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Paulie
Rocky Balboa


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.'


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?

[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.

Stay in school and use your brain. Be a doctor, be a lawyer, carry a leather briefcase. Forget about sports as a profession. Sports make ya grunt and smell. See, be a thinker, not a stinker.

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.

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?

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

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

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

[to Rocky, after round 1 with Apollo] Go for the ribs, don't let that bastard breathe!

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

This is what I'm looking for. 'The Italian Stallion.'...Look, it's the name, man. 'The Italian Stallion.' The media'll eat it up. Now who discovered America? An Italian, right? What would be better than to get it on with one of his descendants...Southpaw, nuthin'. I'll drop him in three. APOLLO CREED MEETS THE ITALIAN STALLION. Sounds like a damn monster movie.

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?

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

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