The Most Famous Rocky Balboa Quotes from the Rocky Film Series

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Are you a big fan of Sylvester Stallone and never miss any of his movies? If that's the case, you shouldn't miss these interesting and inspirational quotes by Rocky Balboa, from Stallone's 'Rocky' film series, provided by Buzzle.
'Rocky'ing Fact
On December 7, 2010, Sylvester Stallone was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum, for paying tribute to boxers in writing and creating the underdog character of Rocky.
The 'Rocky' movie series is a very inspirational set of films that portrays Sylvester Stallone's journey as a boxer. The story begins when Rocky Balboa is shown to be a struggling boxer, and is not aware of his potential as a boxer. His ex-trainer Mickey believes he can excel in the boxing ring only with sheer determination and hard work. Once, when the heavyweight champion of the world, Apollo Creed chooses Rocky at random as his opponent in a game, Rocky realizes he can box better and has the potential to do it. He now has a goal ahead of him to accomplish. In parallel to his boxing life, Rocky meets Adrian, who later becomes his girlfriend and wife.

The series is written by Sylvester Stallone himself, and is produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler. Being the writer, Stallone found an opportunity to pen some inspirational lines, which later became famous quotations. Check out some of these, as well as other quotes related to love and life in general, used in these films.
Quotes by Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)
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"I just want to say hi to my girlfriend, OK? Yo, Adrian! It's me, Rocky." ― (Rocky, 1976)
"I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts - I'm dumb, you're shy, whaddaya think, huh?" ― (Rocky, 1976)
"If you stop this fight I'll kill you." ― (Rocky, 1976)
Love quote
"I wanna kiss ya. You don't have to kiss me back if ya don't wanna. I wanna kiss you." ― (Rocky, 1976)
"I was wonderin' if, uh, you wouldn't mind marryin' me very much." ― (Rocky II, 1979)
"I feel like a Kentucky Fried idiot." ― (Rocky II, 1979)
"Do you like having a good time? Then you need-a-good-watch!" ― (Rocky II, 1979)
"You ain't so bad, you ain't so bad, you ain't nothin'. C'mon, champ, hit me in the face! My mother hits harder than that!"
― (Rocky III, 1982)
Motivational quote
"No, maybe I can't win, maybe the only thing I can do is just take everything he's got. But to beat me, he's gonna have to kill me, and to kill me, he's gonna have to have the heart to stand in front of me, and to do that, he's gotta be willing to die himself and I don't know if he's ready to do that. I don't know, I don't know." ― (Rocky IV, 1985)
"I gotta problem I gotta fight!" ― (Rocky V, 1990)
"You knocked him down, why don't you try knocking me down now." ― (Rocky V, 1990)
"He don't care 'bout you Tommy; he don't care 'bout me neither!" ― (Rocky V, 1990)
Inspiring Quotes from the 'Rocky' Movie Series
Quote on life
"You're gonna eat lightnin'; you're gonna crap thunder. You're gonna become a very dangerous person." ― Mickey Goldmill
(Rocky II, 1979)
"If this is something you wanna do and if this is something you gotta do, then you do it. Fighters fight." ― Marie
(Rocky Balboa, 2006)
"I gotta go out the way I gotta go out." ― Rocky Balboa
(Rocky Balboa, 2006)
[To his son] "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." ― Rocky Balboa
(Rocky Balboa, 2006)
Inspirational quote
[To his son] "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." ― Rocky Balboa
(Rocky Balboa, 2006)
"If I can change, and you can change, everybody can change." ― Rocky Balboa
(Rocky IV, 1985)
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Quotes by Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith)
"I'm running a business here, not a goddamn soup kitchen."
"OK, I'm gonna tell ya! You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you become a leg breaker to some cheap, second rate loan shark!"
Mickey goldmill quote
"Get out of here! Don't ya ever interrupt me while I'm conductin' business. Move your little chicken asses out."
"You got heart, but you fight like a god-damn ape. The only thing special about you is ya never got your nose busted - well, leave it that way, nice and pretty, and what's left of your mind...Hey kid, did ya ever think about retirin'?...You think about it."
"Go for the ribs, don't let that bastard breathe!"
"If you guys could sing or dance, I wouldn't be doin' this, you know?"
"Well, Rock, let's put it this way. Now, three years ago you was supernatural. You was hard and you was nasty and you had this cast-iron jaw but then the worst thing happened to you, that could happen to any fighter. You got civilized. But don't worry kid. You know, presidents retire, horses retire, Man-o-war retire. They put him out to stud. That's what you should've done, retired."
Hope you enjoyed reading all these Rocky's quotes. If you haven't watched the series, you should surely give it a shot, because quotes are better heard than read. Don't hesitate to leave a comment below if you are that big Stallone fan and find a particular quote missing.
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