Motivational Rocky Quotes

Here are some of the best Rocky quotes from the Rocky series which are about Rocky Balboa, a man who deals with life challenges and overcomes them with his boxing career being the highlight of the movies. One of the greatest motivational songs of all time, Eye of the Tiger, was the main theme song for Rocky III. One of the most memorable scenes in cinema is the scene in the first Rocky movie where he runs up the 72 steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the song, Gonna Fly Now. This movie franchise has inspired countless of people to start working out and get in shape with its many training montages.

Here is the famous Rocky Steps scene:

Quotes From Rocky


“You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!” – Mickey (Rocky)

“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. 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! 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! I’m always gonna love you, no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.” – Rocky Balboa

“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.” – Duke (Rocky IV)

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

“Nobody owes nobody nothing. You owe yourself.” – Rocky III

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

“Your best friend is a guy named Frankie Fear. You see, fear is a fighter’s best friend. It ain’t nothin’ to be ashamed of. You see, fear keeps you sharp. It keeps you awake. It makes you wanna survive. But the thing is, you gotta learn how to control it. Cause fear is like this fire and it’s burning deep inside. Now, if you control it, Tommy, it’s gonna make you hot. But, you see, if this thing here controls you, it’s gonna burn you & everything else around you up.” – Rocky IV

“If you ever get hurt and you feel that you’re goin’ down this little angel is gonna whisper in your ear. It’s gonna say, ‘Get up you son of a bitch ’cause Mickey loves you’.” – Rocky V

“Ain’t nothings over till it’s over.” – Rocky Balboa

Finally, here is the most inspirational speech of the entire Rocky series, from the movie Rocky Balboa:

If you want to know what Sylvester Stallone put himself through to get into shape for his various movie roles, check out this 5 part article.

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