Sylvester Stallone — Born in New York’s tough Hell’s Kitchen, Sylvester Stallone is most recognizable for his athletic build and crooked smile. He’s been made most famous thanks to his roles as John Rambo and Rocky Balboa.
Although many have considered him as simply an action film, rough-and-tough character, his work and interests have been diverse in the world of entertainment and beyond. Stallone is tough and insightful when it comes to what he has to say.
“I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.”
“Life’s not about how hard of a hit you can give… it’s about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.”
“Once in a man’s life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immortality; if not, he has not lived.”
“That’s what ‘Rocky’ is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood.”
“I love being verbal in films.”
“I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.”
“It ain’t over till it’s over.”
“If I don’t truly fear a challenge, then I accomplished nothing. If a man didn’t fear what dwells in the dark, he never would have invented light.”
“I’m not right wing, I’m not left wing. I love my country.”
“I really am a manifestation of my own fantasy.”
“I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.”
“The man who can best get along with women, is the man who can get along without them.”
“The more scared I am of something, the harder I try to conquer it.”
“I’m not a genetically superior person. I built my body.”