Rocky Balboa: It ain't over 'till it's over.
Mason 'The Line' Dixon: What's that from? The 80's?
Rocky Balboa: That's probably the 70's.

Duke: To beat this guy, you need speed. You don't have any. Your knees are weak so no hard running. You've got neck arthritis and calcium deposits in most of your joints, so sparring is out.
Paulie: [to Rocky] I had that problem.
Duke: So what we'll be callin' on, is good old-fashioned blunt force trauma. Horse power. Heavy duty cast iron pile drivin' punches that will have to hurt so much it'll rattle his ancestors. Everytime you hit him with a shot, it's got to feel like he tried kissing the express train.
Duke: [cracks his neck] Yeah! Let's start building some hurtin' bombs.

I think every guy should at one time try to name an animal or something.

I'll leave it on the steps... Steps.

You know I couldn't have done nothing without you... Yo Adrian we did it...

It doesn't matter how this looks to other people. If this is something you gotta do, then you do it. Fighters fight.


Yo, how you doin'?

So what we'll be calling on is blunt force trauma... heavy duty punches that'll rattle his ancestors... let's start building some hurting bombs.


You cast a big shadow.

Rocky Jr.

Rocky Balboa: Yo, don't I got some rights?
Boxing Commissioner: What rights do you think you're referring to?

The only kind of respect that matters is self-respect.


Rocky Balboa: Some people come to Las Vegas to lose. I didn't.
Mason 'The Line' Dixon: It's already over.

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Rocky Balboa Quotes

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't 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. 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 hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!

Rocky Balboa

Maybe you're looking out for your interests just a little bit more. I mean you shouldn't be asking people to come down here and pay the freight on something they paid, it still ain't good enough, I mean you think that's right? I mean maybe you're doing your job but why you gotta stop me from doing mine? Cause 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? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something... and you're told no, even after you paid your dues? Who's got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! 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!... You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that's life. The only thing I'm asking you guys to leave on the table... is what's right.

Rocky Balboa