That's what Rocky is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood.
Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially.
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.
When you're on top and you lead the parade, everyone's there throwing lilies and lilac water on your head. But when those parades have gone by and there's a storm in your heart, there are very few people that are going to sit there and listen to you bemoan life.
When I tried to branch out into comedy, I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing what I do naturally well, or what the audience expects from me - action pictures.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
I think that's become passe, but if you can surround yourself with a kind of monument to yourself and your family - a statement - and you can afford it, then that's a noble project.
Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
I have two lovely sons and some good memories, but I've had a rather tumultuous personal life. It hasn't been dull; I've been the Hiroshima of love.
Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.
I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while... if you keep on walking.
What I'm trying to do now in my life - not just with the building, but with everything - is to construct things that will have enduring qualities, and won't just be ephemeral flashes in the pan.
If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!
Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.
I'm a patriot of the heart.
I've been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man.
The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can't change. After I die, I'll probably come back as a paintbrush.
I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.
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.
Rambo isn't violent. I see Rambo as a philanthropist.
Most action is based on redemption and revenge, and that's a formula. Moby Dick was formula. It's how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.
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.
I've kind of fashioned my life after a Slinky. Bend me in a million shapes, and eventually I'll spring back to what I originally was.
I love being verbal in films.