117 Best Sylvester Stallone Quotes & Wallpaper

Sylvester Stallone Quotes are indeed gems!

They mirror his dedication in one of the purest ways.

There’s hardly anybody who is oblivious to his existence.

He made sure with his films, what kind of legacy he is chosen to leave behind him.

In this article, we gathered all quotes by Sylvester Stallone to

provide you with an acquaintance with his mindset for his unprecedented success.

Sylvester Stallone Quotes In Slideshow!

Sylvester Stallone Quotes In Slideshow!

Let us first take a quick look at his biography.

Sylvester Stallone Biography

NameSylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Other NamesSylvester Enzio Stallone
“Sly” Stallone
Date Of BirthJuly 6, 1946
Age77 Years Old (In 2023)
OccupationAmerican Actor, Filmmaker
Height1.77 m
CollegeMiami Dade College
UniversityUniversity Of Miami
ParentsFrank Stallone Sr.
Jackie Stallone
Spouse(s)Sasha Czack
(m. 1974; div. 1985)​

Brigitte Nielsen
(m. 1985; div. 1987)​

Jennifer Flavin
(m. 1997)
ChildrenSage, Sistine and 3 more
Honors & AwardsHollywood Walk of Fame (1984),
International Boxing Hall of Fame (Class of 2010),
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (2015)
and many more
List Of FilmsCreed, Rocky Balboa, Escape Plan, The Expendables, Rambo, Rocky, First Blood and many more
Upcoming Movie The Expendables 4

Sylvester Stallone Quotes

Quotes By Sylvester Stallone

Stallone Quotes

What Is Sylvester Stallone’s Most Famous Quote?

1- “I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.”

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2- “You are what you leave behind.”

3- “When life hits you pretty hard, you can go into a dark corner.”

4- “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.”

5- “If you express yourself too much, you’re considered weak.”

6- “When you’re scared, when you’re hanging on, when life is hurting you, then you’re going to see what you’re really made of.”

7- “Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.”

8- “There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes Rocky

9- “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.”

10- “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. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.”

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11- “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.”

12- “But it ain’t about how hard ya 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!”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes About Life

13- “If you don’t have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life.”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes It’s Not About How Hard

14- It ain’t about how hard you’re hit, it’s about how you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. Get up!”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes Movie

15- “They Drew First Blood!”

16- “We Are The Shadow.”

17- “Live For Nothing, Or Die For Something.”

18- “Yo, Adrian!”

19- “You Da Ant!”

20- “Nom-Nom!”

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21- “Keep Your Arms And Legs In The Vehicle At All Times!”

22- “It ain’t about how hard you’re hit, it’s about how you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes Rambo

23- “Old Men Start It, Young Men Fight It, Nobody Wins, Everybody In The Middle Dies, And Nobody Tells The Truth!”

24- “Go live your life ’cause you’ve got a good one.”

25- “Sir, Do We Get To Win This Time?”

26- “Sarah : You have family back home?
John Rambo : Father, maybe. I don’t know.
Sarah : Aren’t you curious to see how things might’ve changed back home?
John Rambo : Gotta have a reason for that.”

27- “[while aiming an arrow at Lewis’ eye] Any of you boys want to shoot, now’s the time. There isn’t one of us that doesn’t want to be someplace else. But this is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something. Your call.”

28- “Don’t waste your life, I did. Go home.”

29- “Murdock… I’m Coming To Get You!”

30- “That we’re like animals! It’s in the blood! It’s natural! Peace? That’s an accident! It’s what is! When you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing. When the killing stops in one place, it starts in another, but that’s okay… ’cause you’re killing for your country. But it ain’t your country who asks you, it’s a few men up top who want it. Old men start it, young men fight it, nobody wins, everybody in the middle dies… and nobody tells the truth! God’s gonna make all that go away?”

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31- “I Want Them To Know That Death Is Coming, And There Is Nothing They Can Do To Stop It.”

32- “I Will Fight To Keep Their Memory Alive Forever.”

33- “Sarah : I don’t know what to say.
John Rambo : Then you shouldn’t say anything, should you?”

34- “To Survive A War, You Gotta’ Become War.”

35- “John Rambo : Are you bringing any weapons?
Burnett : Of course not.
John Rambo : You’re not changing anything.”

36- “You know what you are… what you’re made of. War is in your blood. Don’t fight it. You didn’t kill for your country. You killed for yourself. God’s never gonna make that go away. When you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing.”

37- “I Want What They Want, And Every Other Guy Who Came Over Here And Spilt His Guts And Gave Everything He Had Wants – For Our Country To Love Us, As Much As We Love It.”

38- “Nothing Is Over! Nothing! You Just Don’t Turn It Off!”

39- “John Rambo : I told you before, I can’t help you.
Sarah : Well, we need to go and help these people. We’re here to make a difference. We believe all lives are special.
John Rambo : Some lives… some not.
Sarah : Really? If everyone thought like you, nothing would ever change.
John Rambo : Nothing does change.”

40- “You’re Not Hunting Him. He’s Hunting You.”

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41- “Don’t Push It, Or I’ll Give You A War You Won’t Believe!”

42- “You Know There’s More Men Out There. You Know Where They Are. Find ‘Em, Or I’ll Find You!”

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43- “Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality – that’s the main event.”

44- “I know I’m incredibly unpredictable, and that’s the only thing I’m sure of.”

45- “I’m not a genetically superior person. I built my body.”

46- “Nothing’s harder than writing. There’s no comparison. With directing, you can bounce a lot of ideas around. There’s tremendous support – you’ve got editors and sound mixers. With writing, it’s all you, and it’s just crippling when people tear up your pages.”

47- “If you think people are inherently good, you get rid of the police for 24 hours – see what happens.”

48- “I believe an artist dies twice. The first time, it’s just terrible – I’ve been there when the phone isn’t ringing for years.”

49- “I was an ambitious child and I tended to be scatterbrained. If I was at school and saw a bird outside the window I wanted to follow it. I was adventurous.”

50- “For ‘Rocky II,’ I got a torn pectoral muscle, I got all beat up inside, I had to have an operation to splice things back together.”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes

51- “When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.”

52- “You’ve got to show your soul otherwise you’re just a piece of equipment.”

53- “Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older.”

54- “People that spend time in a foxhole – they’re never going to find that relationship anywhere else again… Everything else pales next to that. When you think about the Second World War vets – more than even the Vietnam vets – there’s a brotherhood.”

55- “At the end of the day, ‘Rocky’ is a love story, and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian.”

56- “I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.”

57- “A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it’s important to show that even under all this strength there’s a fragile side, a side that can be affected.”

58- “I think kids growing up, if they were picked on and feeling inferior at 12, they’re going to feel that way at 72. You just deal with it better. I’m serious.”

59- “I’m not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren’t straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.”

60- “I have a fear of heights that borders on mania.”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes

61- “I was an insecure kid. Once I saw ‘Hercules’ with Steve Reeves, it completely changed my life. If I had never gone to that film, I wouldn’t be here today.”

62- “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.”

63- “The phenomenal thing that happened to me is that I was able to create two memorable men: one is the ultimate optimist, Rocky, and then you have Rambo, the ultimate pessimist. You’re going to always be remembered for them, no matter what you do.”

64- “I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.”

65- “The trouble with remakes is that people fall in love with the original. It’s like peanut butter. If you try to change the taste of peanut butter, you’re in trouble.”

66- “If you look at people that have survived crashing in the mountains and lived up in the snow for 40 days – it’s possible to do extraordinary feats.”

Inspirational Quotes By Sylvester Stallone

67- “Every time I’ve failed, people had me out for the count, but I always come back.”

68- “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.”

69- “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.”

70- “I’ll always have this blue-collar connection. For every guy, there is an opportunity to be a lot better than he thought he could be. We can’t all be the star of the team, but we can be a star in our life.”

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71- “I’m more focused and have a greater sense of challenge, because I constantly feel the weight of time.”

72- “Jesus is the inspiration for anyone to go the distance.”

73- “Don’t be gullible, use life before it uses you. Understand there are no free lunches, and for every action you take, there’s a reaction.”

74- “Once in one’s life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.”

75- “I was on cruise control from ’85 to ’95, and it was my fault. There were a lot of self-inflicted wounds, when I was not doing any original material. I wasn’t directing. I wasn’t writing. That’s not who I am.”

76- “‘Rocky’ represents the optimistic side of life, and ‘Rambo’ represents purgatory.”

77- “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.”

78- “I have tons of regrets, but I think that’s one of the reasons that push people to create things. Out of their angst, their regret, comes the best from artists, painters and writers.”

79- “I’m more focused and have a greater sense of challenge, because I constantly feel the weight of time.”

80- “We’re all expendable. We think the world’s going to stop when a pope dies, or a king. And then… life goes on.”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes

81- “Usually whenever you’re scared of something, do it. If you’re not afraid of it, don’t do it.”

82- “I’m not right wing, I’m not left wing. I love my country.”

83- “I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.”

84- “I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one.”

85- “I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.”

86- “It took me a long time to be convinced that marriage was right for me because I’ve come from a long line of broken marriages. My parents divorced, and I had two broken marriages myself.”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes Creed

87- “One Step At a Time. One Punch At a Time. One Round At a Time.”

88- “[pointing toward Adonis’ reflection in the mirror] That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face.”

89- “You Wouldn’t Be Any Good to Anybody If You Didn’t Do What You Love.”

90- “Sometimes We Think We Have to Do It All on Our Own. But We Don’t.”

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91- “Time takes everybody out; time’s undefeated.”

92- “[to Adonis Creed/Michael B. Jordan after he caught the chicken] Pretty good, chickens are getting slower.”

93- “If You Want to Change Things in a Big Way, Then You Gotta Make Some Big Changes.”

94- “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.”

95- “No I don’t know nobody’s been to my house in a long time you might be uncomfortable there.”

Funny Sylvester Stallone Quotes

96- “In the movies, I kill guys with an axe. In real life, I can’t control a nine-year-old girl.”

97- “I consider myself something of a raconteur. I have a rather audacious sense of humour.”

98- “I made some truly awful movies. ‘Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot’ was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes.”

99- “In a contest between me and a bulldog, you would say the bulldog is cuter.”

100- “Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes

101- “If you don’t have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life.”

Sylvester Stallone Quote Get Back up

102- “It Ain’t How Hard You Hit…It’s How Hard You Can Get Hit and Keep Moving Forward. It’s About How Much You Can Take And Keep Moving Forward!”

Sylvester Stallone Quote Keep Moving Forward

103- “It ain’t about how hard you’re hit, it’s about how you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. Get up!”

Sylvester Stallone Motivational Quotes Rocky

104- “Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth.”

105- “But 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!”

106- “You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that’s life.”

107- “Ya know they always say if you live in one place long enough, you are that place.”

108- “You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain’t gonna have a life.”

109- “There ain’t nothin’ over ’til it’s over.”

110- “But ya 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!”

Sylvester Stallone Quotes

111- “What’s crazy about standing toe to toe and saying “I am”?”

112- “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!”

113- “I’m always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens.”

114- “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?”

115- “Why do you gotta owe something to get something?”

116-“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.”

117- “I gotta go out the way I gotta go out.”


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