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50 inspirational Rocky quotes about life and fighting

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Rocky is arguably one of the most appreciated movie characters and definitely one of the most motivational films of all time. It tells the rags to riches story of Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone), an uneducated but well-meaning Italian-American boxer. Just as it seems he’s lost everything, he gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship.

Regarded as one of the greatest sports films ever made, Rocky became the highest-grossing film of 1976,  earning $225 million in global box office receipts. It won 3 Oscars and shot Sylvester Stallone to superstardom.

The film has inspired 6 sequels, with a 7th one set to be released in the United States on November 21, 2018. Stallone portrays Rocky Balboa in all six sequels.

The story behind how Sylvester Stallone pitched the script for the movie to producers and how many times he was rejected is inspiring in itself. He pitched the movie more than 150 times before anyone even paid attention.

Rocky’s memorable script is full of motivational quotes. Let’s look at some great Rocky quotes that can inspire anyone to turn their dreams into reality.

 

Inspirational Rocky quotes about life and fighting

 

1.) “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.” ― Rocky Balboa

 

2.) “Nobody owes nobody nothing.” – Rocky Balboa

 

3.) “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.” – Rocky Balboa

 

4.) “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.” – – Rocky Balboa

 

5.) “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.”  – Rocky Balboa

 

6.) “Time takes everybody out. Time is undefeated.” – Rocky Balboa

 

7.) “C’mon, champ, hit me in the face! My mom hits harder than you!” – Rocky Balboa

 

8.) “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.” – Rocky Balboa

 

9.) “Everything I got has moved on and I’m here.” – Rocky Balboa

 

10.) “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.” – Rocky Balboa

 

Uplifting Rocky quotes about never giving up

 

11.) “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa

 

12.) “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.” – Rocky Balboa

 

13.) “You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.” – Rocky Balboa

 

14.) “One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.” – Rocky Balboa

 

15.) “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!” – Rocky Balboa

 

16.) “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.” – Rocky Balboa

 

17.) “Ah come on, Adrian, it’s true. I was nobody. But that don’t matter either, you know? ‘Cause I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.” – Rocky Balboa

 

18.) “Yeah, to you it’s Thanksgiving; to me it’s Thursday.” – Rocky Balboa

 

19.) “How ’bout I stay here and you fight?” – Rocky Balboa

 

20.) “If you stop this fight I’ll kill you.” – Rocky Balboa

 

Inspirational Rocky quotes to inspire you to reach your full potential

 

21.) “Going in one more round when you don’t think you can. That’s what makes all the difference in your life.” – Rocky Balboa

 

22.) “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!” – Rocky Balboa

 

23.) “Remember, the mind is your best muscle. Big arms can move rocks, but big words can move mountains.” – Rocky Balboa

 

24.) “I stopped thinking the way other people think a long time ago. You gotta think like you think.” – Rocky Balboa

 

25.) “Every once in a while a person comes along who defies the odds, who defies logic, and fulfills an incredible dream.” – Rocky Balboa

 

26.) “Until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.” – Rocky Balboa

 

27.) “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?” – Rocky Balboa

 

28.) “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!” – Rocky Balboa

 

29.) [Pointing towards Adonis’ reflection in the mirror] “That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face.” – Rocky Balboa

 

30.) “I don’t know if you’re special. Only you are going to know that.” – Rocky Balboa

 

Inspirational Rocky quotes to help you get through the hard times

 

31.) “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.” – Rocky Balboa

 

32.) “You gotta work hard. I swear to God, if you’re not gonna do it, I’m out.” – Rocky Balboa

 

33.) “I gotta problem I gotta fight!” – Rocky Balboa

 

34.) “You knocked him down, why don’t you try knocking me down now.” – Rocky Balboa

 

35.) “He don’t care ’bout you Tommy; he don’t care ’bout me neither!” – Rocky Balboa

 

36.) “I gotta go out the way I gotta go out.” ― Rocky Balboa

 

37.) “When can I fight again?” – Rocky Balboa

 

38.) “All I wanna do is go the distance.” – Rocky Balboa

 

39.) “I can’t see nothing, gotta open my eye. Cut me, Mick.”– Rocky Balboa

 

Other inspirational Rocky quotes

 

40.) “If I can change and you can change, everybody can change.” – Rocky Balboa

 

41.) “Ya know, they always say if you live in one place long enough, you are that place.” – Rocky Balboa

 

42.) “You know, I think you try harder when you’re scared.” – Rocky Balboa

 

43.) “You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life.” – Rocky Balboa

 

44.) “You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that’s life.” – Rocky Balboa

 

45.) “The only thing I’m asking you guys to leave on the table… is what’s right.” – Rocky Balboa

 

46.) “My point is, I’m pursuing something and nobody looks too happy about it.” – Rocky Balboa

 

47.) “I’m always gonna love you, no matter what. No matter what happens.” – Rocky Balboa

 

48.) “Yeah yeah, the Bill of Rights. Don’t it say something about going after what makes you happy?” – Rocky Balboa

 

49.) “I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but i succeed because i keep going, and going, and going!” – Rocky Balboa

 

50.) “Nothing’s over ’til it’s over.” – Rocky Balboa

 

Which Rocky quotes are your favorites?

 

Rocky is a true hero, in and outside the ring. He is a classic example of someone who never gives up, no matter what the situation.

Even when he gets knocked down, he refuses to back down and continues to get back up. There is a lot of wisdom we can gain from Rocky about being tough, never giving up, and fighting for our dreams.

Hopefully, these Rocky quotes have inspired you to fight through the hard times and reach your full potential.

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