Rocky (1976) quotes

Director
John G. Avildsen.

Cast
Sylvester Stallone.
Talia Shire.
Burt Young.

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

I can’t do it.
– Rocky
What?
– Adrian
I can’t beat him.
– Rocky
Apollo?
– Adrian
Yeah. I been out there walkin’ around, thinkin’. I mean, who am I kiddin’? I ain’t even in the guy’s league.
– Rocky
What are we gonna do?
– Adrian
I don’t know.
– Rocky
You worked so hard.
– Adrian
Yeah, that don’t matter. ‘Cause I was nobody before.
– Rocky
Don’t say that.
– Adrian
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

Your nose is broken.
– Mickey
How does it look?
– Rocky
Ah, it’s an improvement.
– Mickey

He doesn’t know it’s a damn show! He thinks it’s a damn fight!
– Apollo’s Trainer

Ain’t gonna be no rematch.
– Apollo Creed
Don’t want one.
– Rocky

Did ya get the license number?
– Bodyguard
Of what?
– Rocky
The truck that run over your face.
– Bodyguard

Cut me, Mick.
– Rocky

Stay in school and use your brain. Be a doctor, be a lawyer, carry a leather briefcase. Forget about sports as a profession. Sports make ya grunt and smell. See, be a thinker, not a stinker.
– Apollo Creed

Down! Down! Stay Down!
– Mickey

It’s Thanksgiving.
– Adrian
Yeah, to you it’s Thanksgiving; to me it’s Thursday.
– Rocky

I wanna kiss ya-ya don’t have to kiss me back if ya don’t feel like it.
– Rocky

You stop this fight, I’ll kill ya’!
– Rocky

I want you outta here instamatically.
– Paulie

What is keeping him up Bill, I dont know.
– Fight Announcer

Einstein flunked out of school, twice.
– Adrian
Is that so?
– Paulie
Yeah. Beethoven was deaf. Helen Keller was blind. I think Rocky’s got a good chance.
– Adrian

Where did you get the name, “The Italian Stallion”?
– Reporter
Oh I made that up one night while I was eating dinner.
– Rocky

Is this you?
– Adrian
Yeah, that’s me when I was eight years old, that’s the Italian Stallion when he was a baby.
– Rocky

I think we make a real sharp couple of coconuts – I’m dumb, you’re shy, whaddaya think, huh?
– Rocky

I just want to say hi to my girlfriend, OK? Yo, Adrian! It’s me, Rocky.
– Rocky

Apollo Creed vs. the Italian Stallion. Sounds like a damn monster movie.
– Apollo Creed

Women weaken legs!
– Mickey

Adrian! Adrian!
– Rocky
Rocky!
– Adrian
Adrian!
– Rocky
Rocky!
– Adrian
Hey, where’s your hat?
– Rocky
I love you!
– Adrian
I love you.
– Rocky
I love you!
– Adrian
I love you. I love you.
– Rocky
I love you!
– Adrian
I love you. I love you.
– Rocky
I love you!
– Adrian

You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!
– Mickey

Took you long enough to get here. Took you ten years to get to my house. Huh, what’s the matter? You don’t like my house? Does my house stink? That’s right-it stinks! I didn’t have no favors from you! Don’t slum around me. Talkin’ about your prime. What about my prime, Mick? At least you had a prime! I didn’t have no prime. I didn’t have nithin’! Leg’s are goin’, everything is goin’. Nobody’s getting’ no nothin’. Guy comes up, offers me a fight. Big deal. Wanna fight the fight? Yeah, I’ll fight the big fight. I wouldn’t wanna fight. Know what’s gonna happen to me? I’m gonna get that! I’m gonna get that! And you wanna be ringside to see it? Do ya? You wanna help me out? Huh? Do you wana see me get my face kicked in? Leg’s ain’t workin’, nothing’s workin’, but they go, “Go on, fight the champ.” Yeah, I’ll fight him. Get my face kicked in. And you come around here. You wanna move in here with me? Come on in! It’s a nice house! Real nice. Come on in and move. It stinks! This whole place stinks. You wanna help me out? Well, help me out! Come on, help me out. I’m standin’ here!
– Rocky

You gotta be a moron… you gotta be a *moron* to wanna be a fighter.
– Rocky

You want a roommate?
– Adrian
Absolutely.
– Rocky

Why do you wanna fight?
– Adrian
Because I can’t sing or dance.
– Rocky