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The 10 Best Sylvester Stallone Quotes

It ain’t about how hard you’re hit

Sylvester Stallone is an actor and filmmaker best known for his iconic role of Rocky Balboa in the movie Rocky. Over 30 years, he’s crossed genres and appeared in films like Creed and TV shoes likes This is Us. Below, we recap 10 of his best quotes from his Film, TV and Books.

  1. Rocky speech on never giving up:

“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 ya 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!” 


2. On love:

“I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.”


3. On giving advice

“It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful.” 


4. On failure

Every time I’ve failed, people had me out for the count, but I always come back.


5. On the secret to success:

I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.


6. On success:

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

7. On virtue of action movies:

I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.


8.  On the future:

I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.


9. On success in life:

I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind and furious optimism.


10. On overcoming the odds:

Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.

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Written by Quotezine Team

Michelle Quinteros is a pop culture and lifestyle writer with a fancy degree from McMaster University. When she’s not writing for Quotezine, she can be found excessively quoting The Simpsons or binge watching Netflix.

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