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" All young men want to prove themselves. "
" I'm perceived to be this solitary character, but nothing could be further from the truth. "
" I know I can't play funny roles in movies. I tried, and it didn't work. "
" When people meet me, they're often surprised - I talk a great deal. "
" Just because society says I'm old doesn't mean I am. "
" 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. "
" When a parent loses a child, there is no greater pain. "
" 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. "
" I loved 'Rocky' and 'Rambo', and am very proud of them. "
" I have a fear of heights that borders on mania. "
" When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair. "
" Whenever I don't get injured, the film is a dud. I didn't bleed on 'Rhinestone.' I didn't bleed on 'Stop! Or My Mom will Shoot.' "
" Sometimes I write with music on, and if I'm in a good flow, I don't even hear it. "
" Now it really is, believe it or not, 90% of the films are green lit, not by the studio heads, but by the marketing department. "
" There aren't a lot of opportunities for that rite of passage that makes you a man. War is one of them, and violent sports are another. "
" There'll never be a 'Rocky IV.' You gotta call a halt. "
" 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. "
" I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey. "
" I'm more focused and have a greater sense of challenge, because I constantly feel the weight of time. "
" I'm not just painting for painting's sake. I want to be truthful. "
" People assume that 'The Expendables' is old school, but it's only old school because that's the way I know how to make an action film. It's pretty real. "
" I want to turn my attention to movies about love relationships. Exploring the female psyche - there ought to be some interesting discoveries there. Love stories. If you do it right, people want to hear romantic dialog. "
" When I tried to play characters that strayed from who I am it ended in disaster. People didn't expect me in comedies or musicals. "
" I've made a lot of career mistakes. A lot. Actually, a lot of personal ones, too. "
" There's a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone. "
" My favorite snack would have to be Fritos, no doubt about it. Fritos and mayonnaise. I know. Really healthy, isn't it? "
" Every time I've failed, people had me out for the count, but I always come back. "
" We're all expendable. We think the world's going to stop when a pope dies, or a king. And then... life goes on. "
" 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. "
" Good action films - not crap, but good action films - are really morality plays. They deal in modern, mythic culture. "
" Voices are like fingerprints, from Cagney to Bogart. They never lost it. My voice is instrumental in categorizing me. "