Rocky Balboa: You know your kid sorta resembles ya. He's got that thick Irish hair, you know.
Marie: ...Yeah it's the other one.
Rocky Balboa: ...Yeah?
Marie: His father was from Jamaica.
Rocky Balboa: Jamaica... European... Was you on a cruise ship or somethin' ?
Marie: Not exactly.

Rocky Balboa: Hey yo, champ. Aren't you a little scared?
Mason 'The Line' Dixon: I don't get scared.
Rocky Balboa: You know I think you try harder when your scared... That's when it's worked best for me.

Yo, how you doin'?

Rocky Balboa: Come on Paulie, we're about to serve the special.
Paulie: Italian food made by Mexicans ain't that special.

You cast a big shadow.

Rocky Jr.

It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!

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

Marie

I feel like a kangaroo... all this stuff in my pocket.

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

Martin

You got everything money can buy, except what it can't. It's pride. Pride is what got your ass out here, and losing is what brought ya back. But people like you, they need to be tested. They need a challenge.

Martin

Hey, stay on him! Everybody thought this was a joke, including me! Now, nobody's laughing! Stay on him!

Rocky Jr.

Rocky Jr.: Don't take any more chances out there than you have to. There's nothing more to prove, Pop! There's nothing more to prove!
Rocky Balboa: I gotta go out the way I gotta go out.

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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

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.