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Pound-for-Pound 50 Best Rocky Balboa Quotes

Robert “Rocky” Balboa, aka The Italian Stallion, is the main character in one of the classic boxing, sports film saga of all time, “Rocky.” The character Rocky was played by the famous Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone. Rocky is one of the most celebrated fictional heroes of all time, especially since he is a relatable persona on screen, coming from an Italian immigrant family that was struggling to get by. At the beginning, Rocky comes to the screen as a struggling loanshark who started as a club fighter, eventually becoming a world-class heavyweight champion boxer. From then on, the script was set for the great Rocky Balboa whose inspiration was from an actual word-class boxer in the person or Rocky Marciano.

As the story and Rocky’s career picks up, he undergoes one challenge after another such as deaths, tragedies, stronger foes, and in the latest ones setbacks and dips in his boxing career. In other words, the southpaw Rocky Balboa’s career was well followed by film goers throughout the world as he had to endure many pains and career losses. Still, to date, he is one of the most memorable champion icons in films, and because of this, Sylvester Stallone cemented his name in the amazing pantheon of Hollywood.

To know the mind and determination of the character Rocky Balboa, we have picked the 50 best pound-for-pound Rocky Balboa quotes.

1. “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.”

2. “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.”
3. “I stopped thinking the way other people think a long time ago. You gotta think like you think.”
4. “It ain’t about how hard you 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!”
5. ”If I can change and you can change, everybody can change.”

6. “I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but i succeed because i keep going, and going, and going!”
7. “Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But 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. You’re better than that!”
8. “To beat me, he’s going to have to kill me. He’s gonna have to have the heart to stand in front of me and to do that, he’s got to be willing to die himself.”
9. “Nothing is real if you don’t believe in who you are!”

10. “It’s your right to listen to your gut, it ain’t nobody’s right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!”
11. “You’re gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you’ve ever dreamed. But when it’s over, I know you’ll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. Do it.”
12. “You can’t learn anything when you’re talking. That’s a fact of life. As long as you’re talking, you’re not listening.”
13. “If you’re willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you?”
14. “Bring back everything that’s ever hurt you, all the pain you had inside. They don’t know what we’ve been through. You belong here!”
15. “I don’t know if you’re special. Only you are going to know that.”

16. “Going in one more round when you don’t think you can. That’s what makes all the difference in your life.”
17. “You knocked him down, why don’t you try knocking me down now.”
18. “You’re gonna take a beating, you’re gonna take this, you’re gonna get knocked down, you’re gonna get up and you’re gonna see if you got the right thing.”
19. “Every once in a while a person comes along who defies the odds, who defies logic, and fulfills an incredible dream.”
20. “Nothing’s over ’til it’s over.”

21. “He don’t care ’bout you Tommy; he don’t care ’bout me neither!”
22. “C’mon, champ, hit me in the face! My mom hits harder than you!”
23. “All I wanna do is go the distance.”
24. “Nobody owes nobody nothing.”

25. “If this is something you wanna do, and if this is something you gotta do, then you do it. Fighters fight.”
26. “Do you like having a good time? Then you need-a-good-watch!”
27. “Everything I got has moved on and I’m here.”
28. “I can’t see nothing, gotta open my eye. Cut me, Mick.”
29. “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.”
30. “You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that’s life.”

31. “Ya know, they always say if you live in one place long enough, you are that place.”
32. “What’s so crazy about standing toe-to-toe with someone, saying ‘I am’?”
33. “I wrecked everything by not thinking for myself.”
34. “You know, I think you try harder when you’re scared.”

35. “You gotta be a moron… you gotta be a moron to wanna be a fighter.” –
36. “Remember, the mind is your best muscle. Big arms can move rocks, but big words can move mountains.”
37. “The only thing I’m asking you guys to leave on the table… is what’s right.”
38. “You gotta work hard. I swear to God, if you’re not gonna do it, I’m out.”
39. “I’m always gonna love you, no matter what. No matter what happens.”
40. “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.”

41. “My point is, I’m pursuing something and nobody looks too happy about it.”
42. “That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face.”
43. “You see this guy staring back at you? That’s your toughest opponent. I believe that’s true in the ring and I think that’s true in life.”
44. “Time takes everybody out. Time is undefeated.”

45. “I gotta problem I gotta fight!”
46. “If you stop this fight I’ll kill you.”
47. “Until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.”
48. “You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.”
49. “There’s a beast inside me.”
50. “One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.”


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