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All Quotes by author - Sylvester Stallone
" Action is always seen as the bottom rung of thespian endeavour, that's just the way it is. "
" All good actors are unpredictable, and a little crazy in a good way, because they feel more secure playing other people than themselves. "
" All young men want to prove themselves. "
" A lot of actors, and artists in general, never feel secure in love. They always feel everything's going to be taken away from them, professionally and personally; they're extremely emotional and volatile. "
" A lot of guys don't want to admit that they have a propensity for generosity and for violence. "
" A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it's important to show that even under all this strength there's a fragile side, a side that can be affected. "
" A lot of women read male magazines. Of course, a lot of guys read female magazines, but they've got another issue to deal with. But a lot of women read men's magazines and think, 'Oh, this is what these guys are thinking? Studying up on the enemy here.' "
" At the end of the day, 'Rocky' is a love story, and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian. "
" Boxing is sort of an inevitability. We know they are going to be pounding each other. "
" Certain characters, mostly heroes, have to be the straight silent type; that is part of the make-up. "
" Characters I've played, they used to impact my paintings, like 80 percent of the time, and especially when I was doing an action film. "
" Clothing is the first step to building a character. "
" Crunches are much more effective than regular sit-ups because they specifically target your upper abdominal muscles rather than your hip muscles. If you're not used to them, they can cause soreness a day or two later, but it's a 'cool' soreness. A badge of honor. "
" Don't be gullible, use life before it uses you. Understand there are no free lunches, and for every action you take, there's a reaction. "
" Early on everyone should do, every time they do a big film, they should do a little film. It really does keep you grounded. "
" Every morning, I crawl out of bed. I sit there and think, 'Do I really need this?' And I drag myself to the gym in my garage. It's not fun. I hate it. I work out alone. Weights. "
" Every time I've failed, people had me out for the count, but I always come back. "
" For every guy, there is an opportunity to be a lot better than he thought he could be. We can't all be the star of the team, but we can be a star in our life. That's where you set your goal. "
" For 'Rocky II,' I got a torn pectoral muscle, I got all beat up inside, I had to have an operation to splice things back together. "
" From the time I got dressed in the back of a deflated, flat-tired, fish-smelling station wagon for Rocky. It's always been do it yourself, kind of like paper-clip it together. "
" Good action films - not crap, but good action films - are really morality plays. They deal in modern, mythic culture. "
" I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager. "
" I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going. "
" I believe an artist dies twice. The first time, it's just terrible - I've been there when the phone isn't ringing for years. "
" I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism. "
" I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. "
" I consider myself something of a raconteur. I have a rather audacious sense of humour. "
" I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned. "
" If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree! "
" If you don't have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life. "
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