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Rocky Balboa (Character)
from Rocky (1976)

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Rocky (1976)
Rocky: Well, ya see, sir I understand you're lookin' for sparrin' partners for Apollo, and I jus' want ta let ya know that I am very available.

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

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

[Adrian is trying to get to Rocky in the ring]
Rocky: Adrian!
Adrian: Rocky!
Rocky: Adrian!
Adrian: Rocky!
Rocky: Adrian.
Adrian: Rocky.

[the 15th and final round of the fight has ended; reporters climb into the ring for interviews]
Fight Announcer: [interviews Rocky] It was chaos. Rocky, you went the distance. You went the 15 rounds. How do you feel?
Rocky: All right!
Fight Announcer: What were you thinking about when that buzzer sounded?
Rocky: [yelling] Adrian!
Fight Announcer: What were you thinking when the 15th...
Rocky: What? Adrian!
Rocky: Rocky? Rocky?
Jergens: [taking the mic] Ladies and Gentlemen, your attention, please.
Adrian: Rocky? Rocky!
Jergens: Tonight, we have had the privilege of witnessing the greatest exhibition of guts and stamina in the history of the ring!
Rocky: Adrian!
Adrian: Rocky. Rocky!
Jergens: [reads the results] Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a split decision.
[Jergens continues; indistinct]
Rocky: ADRIAN!
Adrian: Rocky!
Jergens: ...for Creed!
[audience cheers]

Paulie: [talking about Adrian] You like her?
Rocky: Sure, I like her.
Paulie: What's the attraction?
Rocky: I dunno... she fills gaps.
Paulie: What's 'gaps'?
Rocky: I dunno, she's got gaps, I got gaps, together we fill gaps.
Paulie: Are you ballin' her?
Rocky: Hey.
[punches Paulie in the shoulder]
Rocky: Hey, you don't talk dirty about your sister.
Paulie: Are you screwing my sister?
Rocky: You see, that's why I can't connect you with Gazzo. You know that, Paulie. Because you got a big mouth. You know, you just talk too much.

[Rocky and Gazzo step out of the car for a talk]
Gazzo: [upset] How come you didn't break this guy's thumb like I told you?
Rocky: Well, how did you know I didn't...
Gazzo: You don't think I hear things? Did I give you a job this morning or didn't I, huh?
Rocky: Yeah.
Gazzo: So why didn't you break his thumb like I told you? When you don't do what I tell you to do, you make me look bad, Rock.
Rocky: [trying to come up with an excuse] I figured... look, I figured if I break the guy's thumb, he gets laid off, right? Then he can't make...
Gazzo: [cuts Rocky off] Yeah, well don't figure! Let me do the figurin', okay, Rock? From here on in, just let me do the figuring, you know? These guys think we're running some kind of charity or something. That they can get off light. From here on in, do what I tell you to do, because it's bad for my reputation! You understand? You got...
[shoves Rocky]
Gazzo: You got it, Rock?
Rocky: [beat] I got it.
Gazzo: Good. Now, tomorrow you collect 400 from Del Rio. And if I tell you to break a guy's nose or thumb as a "late payment notice", you do it!
Rocky: [to Gazzo as he walks back towards the car] Hey, how do you spell "Del Rio"?
Gazzo: [angrly] Look it up in a dictionary, Rock!
Rocky: What's a dictionary? Hey, come on! I won't let it happen no more about the thumb. You know?
Bodyguard: [to Rocky as he drives off with Gazzo] Hey... so long, meatbag!
Rocky: [to Buddy the Bodyguard as he drives away] I shouda broke your thumb!

Rocky: Adrian!
Fight Announcer: Your fans out there deserve a rematch!
Rocky: It ain't gonna be no rematch! Oh, come on! I had enough things in my face tonight! Adrian!
Fight Announcer: You heard him, Ladies and...

[Last lines; Adrian snuck inside the ring]
Rocky: Adrian! Adrian!
Adrian: Rocky!
Rocky: Adrian!
Adrian: Rocky!
Rocky: Hey, where's your hat?
Adrian: I love you!
Rocky: I love you.
Adrian: [grabs and hugs Rocky] I love you!
Rocky: [out of breath] I love you. I love you.
Adrian: I love you!
Rocky: I love you. I love you.
Adrian: I love you!

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

Adrian: [just before the big fight] I'll be here waiting for you.
Rocky: How 'bout I stay here and you fight?

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

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

Apollo Creed: Ain't gonna be no rematch.
Rocky: Don't want one.

Paulie: [about Adrian] She's pushing thirty freaking years old, and if she don't wise up, she's gonna die an old maid.
Rocky: I'm thirty myself!

Rocky: Don't smoke that. It makes your breath like garbage.
Marie: Maybe I like garbage.
Rocky: [putting out the cigarette] Nobody likes garbage!

Rocky: [upon seeing Apollo Creed] He looks like a big flag.

[Paulie overhears Rocky and now he's angry and hurt]
Paulie: I don't want nothin' from you. I don't want nothin' from you. This ain't no charity case. Get outta my house.
Adrian: It's not just your house.
Paulie: [to Rocky] You ain't no friend no more. Get outta my house, I just says.
Adrian: Don't talk to him like that.
Paulie: Both of you get out of my house.
Rocky: Yo... It's cold outside, Paulie.
[drops his hat; getting angrier, Paulie grabs his bat]
Paulie: I don't want you messin' her, and I don't raise you to go with this scum bum! Yeah? Come on! You wanna hit on me? Come on! I'll break both your arms so they don't work for ya!
[Paulie smashed a lamp, then a dinner tray; Adrian screams]
Paulie: [Screaming] That's right! I'm not good enough to meet with Gazzo...
[spits]
Paulie: - that's what I think of Gazzo! Now your a big-shot fighter on your way up, you don't even throw a crumb to your friend Paulie! When I go out and get your meat every morning! You forgot that! Then I even give you my sister, too!
Adrian: Only a pig would say that!
Paulie: I'm a pig? A pig gives you the best?
Paulie: [Smashes a coffee set] You're such a loser! I don't get married because of you! You can't live by yourself! I put you two together! And you - don't you forget it! You owe me! You owe me!
Adrian: [Freaks out] WHAT DO I OWE YOU?
Paulie: [cries] You're supposed to be good to me.
Adrian: WHAT DO I OWE YOU, PAULIE? WHAT DO I OWE YOU? I treat you good! I cook for you! I cleaned for you! I pick up your dirty clothes! I take care of ya, Paulie! I don't owe you nothin'! And you made me feel like a loser! I'M NOT A LOSER!

Mickey: You're a bum, Rock. You're a bum.
Rocky: I ain't no bum, Mick. I ain't no bum.

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

Rocky: 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 and Adrian watching a Christmas movie in the house]
Adrian: And he called the reporters?
Rocky: Yeah. It threw my whole training schedule off.
Adrian: Don't be mad at him. He's just trying to help.
Rocky: Adrian, I ain't mad. It's just that, uh, when a reporter's around, I get out of joint 'cause they take cheap shots, and Paulie knows that. Paulie keeps askin' me for a job all the time, but he don't know nothin' about fighting.
Adrian: Are you gonna say anything to him?
Rocky: Well, what's to say? I just don't know what he wants from me.

Rocky: I shold have broke your thumbs!

Adrian: You want a roommate?
Rocky: Absolutely.

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

Rocky: What's the matter with my house? My house stink? THAT'S RIGHT! IT STINKS!

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

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

Rocky: You stop this fight, I'll kill ya'!

Rocky: I been comin' here for six years, and for six years ya been stickin' it to me, an' I wanna know how come!
Mickey: Ya don't wanna know!
Rocky: I wanna know how come!
Mickey: Ya wanna know?
Rocky: I WANNA KNOW HOW!
Mickey: OK, I'm gonna tell ya! You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you become a legbreaker to some cheap, second rate loanshark!
Rocky: It's a living.
Mickey: IT'S A WASTE OF LIFE!

Rocky: Hey... you know how I said that stuff on TV didn't bother me none?
Adrian: Yeah?
Rocky: It did.

Mickey: You know what you are?
Rocky: No, what?
Mickey: A tomato.
Rocky: A tomato?
Mickey: Yeah, and I'm running a business here, not a goddamn soup kitchen.

Rocky: Hey, yo, Mike, whose lock is this? Whose stuff is this in my locker?
Mike: It's Dipper's stuff. It ain't your locker no more.
Rocky: Whatta ya talkin' about it ain't my locker no more? It's been my locker for six years. Where's my gear?
Mike: Mickey told me to bag it. Hang it.
Rocky: You put my stuff on skid row? I been in that locker six years; you put my stuff in a bag on skid row?
Mike: Mickey tells me what to do. I gotta do it, right, Rock?
Rocky: Where is he?
Mike: Working with Dipper. He's in a baaad mood.
Rocky: So am I.

[last lines]
Adrian: I love you.
Rocky: I love you.

Rocky: What about my prime, Mick? At least you had a prime! I had no prime, I had nothin'!

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

Rocky: Cut me, Mick.

Rocky: Shut up! Mr Gazzo wants the 200 now.

Rocky: [Rocky is trying to make out with Adrian on their first date] Will you do me a favor? Take off these glasses.
[Rocky takes off Adrian's frumpy glasses, revealing her beautiful eyes]
Rocky: Now take off this hat.
[Takes off her unattractive hat, revealing her dark, lovely hair. Adrian is beautiful and Rocky is appreciative]
Rocky: I always knew you was pretty...
Adrian: [Adrian looks at him, disbelieving] Stop teasing me.

Adrian: It's Thanksgiving.
Rocky: Yeah, to you it's Thanksgiving; to me it's Thursday.


Rocky III (1982)
Rocky Balboa: How did you get so tough?
Adrian: I live with a fighter.

[During Rocky's training with Apollo, he's in an another world, haunted by the first Balboa-Lang fight; Apollo lands some practice hooks]
Apollo Creed: He's hooking. He's hooking. He's hooking! Damn, Rock, Come on! What's the matter with you?
Rocky Balboa: Tomorrow. Let's do it tomorrow.
Apollo Creed: [Screaming] There is no tomorrow! THERE IS NO TOMORROW! THERE IS NO TOMORROW!

[Adrian, deeply concerned, walks towards Rocky on the beach]
Adrian: Can I talk to you? I wanna ask you something important, and I want you to tell me the truth.
Rocky Balboa: What?
Adrian: Why'd you come here?
Rocky Balboa: I just don't want it no more.
Adrian: If it's over because you want it to be over, I'm glad.
Rocky Balboa: I do.
Adrian: It's just... you never quit anything since I known you.
Rocky Balboa: I don't know what you want me to say. I mean, what happened? How did everything that was so good get so bad?
Adrian: What's so bad? Tell me, what?
Rocky Balboa: I wrecked everything by not thinking for myself. I mean, why couldn't Mickey tell me where I really at right from the start? He didn't have to carry me and lie to me and make me think I was better than I really was when I wasn't.

Rocky Balboa: I said why you doin' this?
Mickey: Because you can't win, Rock! This guy will kill you to death inside of three rounds!
Rocky Balboa: You're crazy.
Mickey: What else is new?
Rocky Balboa: He's just another fighter.
Mickey: No, he ain't just another fighter! This guy is a wrecking machine! And he's hungry! Hell, you ain't been hungry since you won that belt.
Rocky Balboa: What are you talkin' about? I had ten title defenses.
Mickey: That was easy.
Rocky Balboa: What you mean, "easy"?
Mickey: They was hand-picked!
Rocky Balboa: Setups?
Mickey: Nah, they wasn't setups. They was good fighters, but they wasn't killers like this guy. He'll knock you to tomorrow, Rock!

Clubber Lang: I'm the baddest man in the world.
Rocky Balboa: You don't look so bad to me.
Clubber Lang: What did you say, Paper Champion? I'll beat you like a dog, a dog, you fool!

Rocky Balboa: You ain't so bad, you ain't so bad, you ain't nothin'. C'mon, champ, hit me in the face! My mom hits harder than you!

[a special, surprise gathering is being held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; A high school band finished playing "Gonna Fly Now"; citizens applauses]
Mayor: Thank you. Thank you, One and all. Every once in a while a person comes along who defies the odds, who defies logic, and fulfills an incredible dream. On behalf of all the citizens of Philadelphia, and the many who have been touched by your accomplishments and your untiring participation in this city's many charity functions, it is with tremendous honor that we present this memorial which will stand always as a celebration to the indomitable spirit of Man. Philadelphia salutes its favorite son, Rocky Balboa!
[Fans cheer and applause; unveils the bronze statue of The Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa; cheering grows louder]
Adrian: It's beautiful.
Mickey: Definitely a thing of beauty.
[Fans cheering "Rocky"]
Rocky Balboa: Thank you.
[clear throat]
Rocky Balboa: Thank you very much. I don't know. Wh-What do ya say to something like this? About three years ago... this city... really took me inside, you know? And I want to thank you very much for that. I really do. And I've been thinking that, uh, I wasn't gonna bring this up, but I might as well now. I would never do anything to hurt this sport that has been so really good to me. And I've been talking it over with my wife... and my manager... We think that...
[Confused]
Rocky Balboa: It's really hard to say this. I feel like, well... I thinking maybe it's time that I should, uh, step down maybe and... retire.

Rocky Balboa: What are you doing? I wanna fight this guy.
Mickey: Well, you got him. But you'll fight him without me.
Rocky Balboa: What are you saying?
Mickey: It's finished. Yes, I'm finished. I don't want no more of this. I don't want no more of it! You understand? None of it! It's over with!
[Mickey walks away from the crowd in frustration]
Clubber Lang: [Calling to Adrian; Smooth talks] Hey, Woman. Hey, Woman! Listen here. Since your old man ain't got no heart, maybe you like to see a real man. I bet you stay up late every night dreamin' you had a real man, don't ya? I'll tell you what. Bring your pretty little self over to my apartment tonight, and I'll show you a real man.
Rocky Balboa: [loses his temper completely; Screaming] You want it, you got it! YOU GOT IT!
[Both Rocky and Clubber taunt and yells; crowd clamors]
Rocky Balboa: [Screaming continues] I'll see you in the ring! You got it!

[a special, surprise gathering is being held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; A high school band finished playing "Gonna Fly Now"; citizens applauses]
Mayor: Thank you. Thank you, One and all. Every once in a while a person comes along who defies the odds, who defies logic, and fulfills an incredible dream. On behalf of all the citizens of Philadelphia, and the many who have been touched by your accomplishments and your untiring participation in this city's many charity functions, it is with tremendous honor that we present this memorial which will stand always as a celebration to the indomitable spirit of Man. Philadelphia salutes its favorite son, Rocky Balboa!
[Fans cheer and applause; unveils the bronze statue of The Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa; cheering grows louder]
Adrian: It's beautiful.
Mickey: Definitely a thing of beauty.
[Fans cheering "Rocky"]
Rocky Balboa: Thank you.
[clear throat]
Rocky Balboa: Thank you very much. I don't know. Wh-What do ya say to something like this? About three years ago... this city... really took me inside, you know? And I want to thank you very much for that. I really do. And I've been thinking that, uh, I wasn't gonna bring this up, but I might as well now. I would never do anything to hurt this sport that has been so really good to me. And I've been talking it over with my wife... and my manager... We think that...
[Confused]
Rocky Balboa: It's really hard to say this. I feel like, well... I thinking maybe it's time that I should, uh, step down maybe and... retire.

Rocky Balboa: [gets his picture taken with Thunderlips] Y'know, sometimes charity really hurts.

Apollo Creed: You know Stallion?
Rocky Balboa: What?
Apollo Creed: It's too bad we've got to get old.

Apollo Creed: You know, Stallion? It's too bad we gotta get old, huh?
Rocky Balboa: Ah, just keep punchin', Apollo... you want to ring the bell?
Apollo Creed: Alright... Ding Ding.

Clubber Lang: I'm going to bust you up.
Rocky Balboa: Go for it.

Apollo Creed: Now, when you beat me, you beat me by one... ONE... second. Now do you know what something like that does to a man of my intelligence?
Rocky Balboa: I thought you said you got over it.
Apollo Creed: I lied.

Rocky Balboa: Nothing is real if you don't believe in who you are!

Paulie: Don't listen to it, Rocky.
Apollo Creed: No, do listen to it Rock. Because when it's over, everybody's gonna owe you an engraved apology. And you're gonna owe me a favor.
Rocky Balboa: What favor?
Apollo Creed: When it's over Rock.

Paulie: [leaving the police station] You wann hear I owe ya? You I owe nothin'!
Rocky Balboa: No you don't owe me nothin'.
Paulie: So, what do you want I should do? My sister ain't here?
Rocky Balboa: She's home.
Paulie: You know, me and her used to be tight before you come in. I raise her she don't come down.
Rocky Balboa: She don't know about this.
Paulie: You can just up and go to hell, you know that?
Rocky Balboa: Hey, watch your mouth, Paulie.
Paulie: What? You gonna whack me? I don't sweat you. I don't sweat you!
Rocky Balboa: Come on, Paulie, why don't you screw your head on right.
Paulie: My head? You're freakin' head's the one's on wrong.
Rocky Balboa: Me? What'd I do?
Paulie: You? Nothin'! You get your face all fixed up. Handsome. Nice clothes. What'd you do for Paulie, anything? This! You give me a lousy, stinkin' ex-lax watch. There!
[throws his watch on the ground]
Rocky Balboa: [going to pick up watch] Hey, Paulie, come on.
Paulie: [kicks watch away] No, no, no leave it down there! It never kept good time anyway. You know, you forget when you were a punk and those guys used to laugh at you because you were so jive? Who used to whack them bums out, huh?
Rocky Balboa: They laughed at both of us.
Paulie: Nobody laughed at me. Who was it got you your first woman, huh? Me! Paulie! I was responsible!
Rocky Balboa: She was pregnant.
Paulie: So what, you wasn't no prize either. You know I give you, I give you. You buy a new house, right? You move Mick in with you, right? Did you ask me? Is there somethin' the matter with me? I got feelings you, know.
[points to his heart]
Paulie: This ain't cardboard.
Rocky Balboa: Hey, everybody's got 'em, Paulie.
Paulie: To hell with everybody.
Rocky Balboa: No, maybe it's to hell with you.
Paulie: I don't think I want to listen to this crap.
Rocky Balboa: Come on, you act like everybody owes you a livin'.
Paulie: Shut your mouth.

Rocky Balboa: Nobody owes nobody nothin'. You owe yourself.
Paulie: You're wrong! Friends owe!
Rocky Balboa: Friends don't owe! They do because the wanna do.
Paulie: Shut your freakin' mouth. You been keepin' me down!
Rocky Balboa: Down? You know, you're like a crazy brother to me, Paulie, you really are. So I'm gonna tell ya something and I want you to listen because I really mean this. You ain't down. And you ain't even a loser. You're just a jealous, lazy bum.
Paulie: Alright, I'm gonna break your freakin' mouth up! I'm gonna break your freakin' mouth up!
[Paulie throws punches at Rocky and Rocky blocks them]
Paulie: [exhausted] Can I have a job?
Rocky Balboa: All you had to do was ask.
[starts walking toward Rocky's car]
Rocky Balboa: Hey, you know, you punch pretty good.
Paulie: Really?
Rocky Balboa: Absolutely.
Paulie: [looking at Rocky's car] This new?
Rocky Balboa: Yeah.
Paulie: Cost a lot?
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, a few bucks.
Paulie: Got an extra one?

[Rocky and Thunderlips have completed their exhibition match, which has been more violent than Rocky expected]
Thunderlips: Good match.
Rocky Balboa: Hey why'd you get so crazy on me out there?
Thunderlips: That's the name of the game.

Mickey: [Mickey is not pleased with Rocky's exhibition match with Thunderlips] What's the matter with you? Why do you wanna fight this guy? Does anything normal go through your head?
Rocky Balboa: Nothing that I remember.
Mickey: I seen wrestlers as big as dinosaurs. You ever fought a dinosaur, kid?
Rocky Balboa: Not lately.
Mickey: They can inflict a variety of damage!

[Thunderlips is holding Rocky in the air; calls to the audience]
Thunderlips: [yells] No one can believe the superhuman strength of Thunderlips! I am the Man!
Mickey: Stop him, will -
[a heart attack occurs]
Thunderlips: You want this punching bag?
Rocky Balboa: Adrian!
Adrian: Rocky!
Thunderlips: THEN YOU GOT HIM!
Rocky Balboa: [Screaming] CATCH ME!
[Tunderlips tosses Rocky out of the ring into the audience]

Clubber Lang: [before the rematch with Rocky] Hey, boy. Hey, boy. After I crucify him, you next.
Apollo Creed: Just stay outta my face, chump.
[turns his back on Clubber]
Clubber Lang: Don't turn your back on me, sucka!
[he shoves Apollo and a melee breaks out]
Rocky Balboa: [after the scuffle is broken up] I thought you said be cool!
Apollo Creed: That *was* cool!

[Thunderlips makes his entrance into the arena]
Mickey: Let's get out of here.
Rocky Balboa: Aw, c'mon Mick, it's for charity.
Mickey: You're wearing your anatomy out for charity. Nobody else does this much for charity.
Rocky Balboa: Bob Hope would.
Mickey: [pause, nods] That's true.

Paulie: [referring to African-Americans ] I don't like these people.
Rocky Balboa: You don't like em'? Well maybe they don't like you either Paulie.
Paulie: [in awe] What'd I ever do to them?
Rocky Balboa: [looks at Adrian] And they call ME "Punchy".

LeRoy Neiman: [announcing the wrestling match] Now entering the ring, a man who calls himself the ultimate male, World Wrestling Champion, Thunderlips!
Rocky Balboa: [looking at Thunderlips] Wow, he's awful big. Hey, Mick, how much do you think he eats?
Mickey: About 202 pounds.
LeRoy Neiman: Weighing in at 202 pounds...
Mickey: [Mickey smiles and looks at Rocky]
Paulie: Hey, Rock; you better call Bob Hope.

[Crowd yelling/disapproves Rocky's choice to retire; Clubber appears in the crowd]
Clubber Lang: Getting out while you can? Don't give this sucker no statue. Give him guts! I told you I wasn't going away. You got your shot, now give me mine.
Mickey: [Telling Clubber to go away] Why don't you get the hell out of there?
Clubber Lang: Shut up, Old Man! I ain't goin' nowhere. Why don't you all these nice folks why you been duckin' me? Politics, man. This country want to keep me down. Keep everybody weak. They don't want me to have the title because I'm not a puppet like that fool up there.
Rocky Balboa: You know, you got a big mouth, you know?
Clubber Lang: Well, why don't you come down here and close it, Balboa? Come on. Come on.
Rocky Balboa: [turning cross] Anytime.
Mickey: This guy's crazy. Don't listen to him.
Clubber Lang: The little man don't wanna come to me. Then I'll come to you people to lay out the truth. I am ranked Number One. ONE! That means I'm the best! But this bum been taking the easy matches, fighting other bums. I'm telling you and everybody here, I'm fight him anywhere, anytime, for nothing.
[crowd shouting]
Clubber Lang: But you people ain't never gonna see that happen because he's gonna retire. You see, he don't fight no real man. He fights those setups.
Rocky Balboa: What?
Mickey: [yells] You're a disgrace to this sport!
Clubber Lang: [Screams] Shut up, Old Man! You don't know what I had to come from! Balboa, your family doin' real nice, ain't it, and you call yourself a fighter? Prove it now. Give me that same chance. The way you been duckin' is a disgrace. If he ain't no coward, why don't he fight me then?
Rocky Balboa: I can't listen to any more of this. Anytime you want...
Mickey: [extremely angry; Screams] I don't care what you're ranked! You don't get no shot AND I MEAN THAT!

Rocky Balboa: Why are you doing this?
Mickey: Because you can't win Rock. This guy will kill you to death in three rounds.

Rocky Balboa: Hey Mick what do you think this guy eats?
Mickey: About 202 pounds

Rocky Balboa: Why'd you leave? Why'd you walk away like that?
Mickey: Life's too short, kid.
Rocky Balboa: Where you goin?
Mickey: I'm goin on a permanent vacation.
Rocky Balboa: What are you talkin about? We got one more fight.
Mickey: No, no, not me, you.
Rocky Balboa: Why you doin this?
[Mickey doesn't answer]
Rocky Balboa: I said why you doin this?
Mickey: Because you can't win, Rock! This guy'll kill you to death inside of three rounds!
Rocky Balboa: You're crazy!
Mickey: What else is new?
Rocky Balboa: He's just another fighter!
Mickey: No he ain't just another fighter. This guy is a wrecking machine and he's hungry! Hell, you ain't been hungry since you won that belt!
Rocky Balboa: Aw, what are you talking about I've had 10 title defenses?
Mickey: That was easy!
Rocky Balboa: What do you mean easy?
Mickey: They was hand picked!
Rocky Balboa: Set ups?
Mickey: Nah they wasn't set ups! They was good fighters but they wasn't killers like this guy. He'll knock you to tomorrow, Rock!
Rocky Balboa: Jeez, Mick. Why'd you do it?
Mickey: Because the beating that you got from Apollo should've killed you, kid. It didn't. It was my job to keep you winning and to keep you healthy.
Rocky Balboa: You really don't think I got nothing left do you?
Mickey: Well, Rock, let's put it this way. Now, three years ago you was supernatural. You was hard and you was nasty and you had this cast-iron jaw but then the worst thing happened to you, that could happen to any fighter. You got civilized. But don't worry kid. You know, presidents retire, horses retire, Man-o-war retired. They put him out to stud. That's what you should've done, retired.
Rocky Balboa: I can't retire knowing all this, Mick.

Rocky Balboa: [Mickey has revealed to Rocky the truth about his title defenses] Geez, Mick, why'd you do it?
Mickey: Because the beating ya got from Apollo shoulda killed ya, kid. It didn't. It was my job ta keep ya winnin', and ta keep ya healthy.

Female fan: Excuse me. Could I get a kiss?
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, sure.
[the fan kisses him, but Mickey pushes her back]
Mickey: Get outta here! Will ya? This is like fighting in a zoo. This is a zoo, you know? Is that the way you train for Clubber? He ain't gonna kiss ya! He gonna kill ya! Ya know that?

Adrian: ...you gotta want to do it for the right reasons. Not for the guilt over Mickey, not for the people, not for the title, not for money or me, but for you. Just you. Just you alone.
Rocky Balboa: And if I lose?
Adrian: Then you lose. But at least you lose with no excuses, no fear. And I know you can live with that.

Rocky Jr.: [Rocky as he reads the story about Goldilocks to his son] Then what happened to Goldilocks?
Rocky Balboa: Happened to her? I'm not exactly sure.
Paulie: Busted for trespassing and got 30 days in the cooler.
Rocky Balboa: Oh, that's real nice, Paulie.


Rocky Balboa (2006)
Rocky Balboa: Ya know they always say if you live in one place long enough, you are that place.
Paulie: I ain't no talking building, Rock.

Rocky Balboa: You know I couldn't have done nothing without you... Yo Adrian we did it...
[kisses tombstone]
Rocky Balboa: We did it...
[Walks off into distance]

[last lines]
Rocky Balboa: Yo, Adrian, we did it... We did it.

Rocky Balboa: Yo, don't I got some rights?
Boxing Commissioner: What rights do you think you're referring to?
Rocky Balboa: Rights, like in that official piece of paper they wrote down the street there?
Boxing Commissioner: That's the Bill of Rights.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, yeah. Bill of Rights. Don't it say something about going after what makes you happy?
Boxing Commissioner: No, that's the pursuit of happiness. But what's your point
Rocky Balboa: My point is I'm pursuing something and nobody looks too happy about it.
Boxing Commissioner: But... we're just looking out for your interests.
Rocky Balboa: I appreciate that, but 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.

Mason 'The Line' Dixon: [before the final round] You one crazy old man.
Rocky Balboa: You'll get there.

Rocky Balboa: What's so crazy about standing toe to toe with someone saying "I am"?

[Angie, a young woman approaches Rocky at the bar]
Angie: Yo! Yo, is that you? Is that really you?
Rocky Balboa: How you doin'?
Marie: [to Angie] I think he wants to drink alone.
Angie: [turning "Street Gangsta"] Well, then give him his drink then. I ain't stoppin' you. What's that, your man or somthin'? No, I don't think so!
[turns back to Rocky]
Angie: Anyway, me and my friends, we're right down there. You think - You think you can buy us a round? Come on, you got the money. Just one round.
Rocky Balboa: Hey, uh...
[pushes Angie hand down]
Rocky Balboa: Thank you.
Angie: What are y - What are you doin' pushin' my hand away like that?
Rocky Balboa: What's your name?
Angie: Angie. What do you wanna know for?
Rocky Balboa: Angie, don't be playin' a fool for that guy, all right?
Angie: [turning cross] A fool?
Rocky Balboa: Yeah.
Angie: [angry] A fool? I'm the fool? You're the fool, not me! You got it twisted. You're the fool. I'm a person, just like you. You ain't no better than me. You think you're a big shot? You ain't nothin! You ain't no better that me! NO better!

Rocky Balboa: Wow.
Marie: Glad you dropped in?
Rocky Balboa: I think the neighborhood's changin' a little.

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 looks at the dark skinned one]
Rocky Balboa: ...Yeah?
Marie: His father was from Jamaica.
Rocky Balboa: Jamaica... European... Was you on a cruise ship or somthin' ?
Marie: [smiles] Not exactly.

Rocky Balboa: [visiting his old house as he thinks about Adrian] ... I remember when she was standing there all nervous and shy with that small smile... And all I wanted her to do was trust me... And she did... She did...

Rocky Balboa: Hey yo, champ. Aren't you a little scared?
Mason 'The Line' Dixon: I don't get scared.
[walks away]
Rocky Balboa: [turns and walks away with his son] You know, I think you try harder when you're scared... That's when it's worked best for me.

Rocky Balboa: [repeated line]
Rocky Balboa: 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.

Rocky Balboa: You ain't gonna believe this, but you used to fit right here.
[taps on the inside of his hand]
Rocky Balboa: I'd hold you up to say to your mother, "this kid's gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid's gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew." And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching you, every day was like a privilige. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you're no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. 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 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! 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, ya ain't gonna have a life. Don't forget to visit your mother.

[as they touch gloves to start off the final round]
Mason 'The Line' Dixon: You are one crazy old man.
Rocky Balboa: You'll get there.

Rocky Balboa: Lotta people come to Vegas to lose... I didn't

[last lines]
Rocky Balboa: Yo, Adrian... we did it.

Rocky Balboa: My son's coming over tonight, so I'm going to have something special made for him.
Paulie: Italian food made by a bunch of Mexicans doesn't sound so special to me, Rock.

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

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.

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

Rocky Balboa: I'll leave it on the steps... Steps.

Paulie: Are you angry because Adrian left you?
Rocky Balboa: She didn't leave, she died.

Rocky Balboa: [to a commentator just before his match with Dixon] Hi, how ya doing?
ESPN Commentator: [to his colleages] Wow, Rocky Balboa said hi to me, I watched Rocky when I was a kid, I never thought that I would commentate one of his fights!

Mason 'The Line' Dixon: It's already over.
Rocky Balboa: There aint nothin' over till it's over.
Mason 'The Line' Dixon: Where's that from, the 80's?
Rocky Balboa: That's probably the 70's.

Paulie: Who's the criminal?
Rocky Balboa: He's a nice kid.
Paulie: He dresses like a bum.
Rocky Balboa: Oh, coming from a human hamper, that's quite a compliment.

Rocky Balboa: [Rocky and Mason Dixon embrace after their match, which has been more brutal and grueling than either expected] You're a great champion, you got heart!

Rocky Balboa: What is it you said to the kid? 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!

Rocky Balboa: Why do you gotta owe something to get something?

Marie: Don't get out. It's alright.
Rocky Balboa: No, Little Marie. It ain't alright.


Rocky II (1979)
Interviewer: Do you have a criminal record?
Rocky Balboa: Nothin' worth braggin' about.

Rocky Balboa: It's Apollo.
Mickey: Who were you expecting?
Rocky Balboa: I was hoping he wouldn't show

Gazo: How's about investing in condominiums? It's safe.
Rocky Balboa: Condominiums?
Gazo: Yeah, condominiums.
Rocky Balboa: I never use 'em.

[Mickey has Rocky chase after a chicken as part of his training]
Rocky Balboa: I feel like a Kentucky Fried idiot.

Rocky Balboa: I just got one thing to say... to my wife at home: Yo, Adrian! I DID IT!

[Rocky, completely tired, exhausted, and in tears of happiness, makes a victory speech to the whole world]
Rocky Balboa: Excuse me. I can't believe this has happened. I can't. And I just wanna say thanks to Apollo for fighting me. Apollo. I wanna thank Mickey, for training me.
Fan from the Arena: We love ya, Rock!
Rocky Balboa: Yea, I love yous too. I just also wanna thank God. Except for my kid bein' born, this is the greatest night in the history of my life. I just wanna say one thing to my wife who's home: YO, ADRIAN! I DID IT!
Adrian: [crying in happiness] I love you. I love you.

Adrian: There's one thing I want you to do for me.
Rocky Balboa: What's that?
Adrian: Win...
Adrian: Win!

Mickey: Why do you have to wear that stinkin' sweatsuit?
Rocky Balboa: It brings me luck, you know?
Mickey: Brings you luck! I'll tell you what it brings, it brings flies! Now here's what I want you to do... I want you to chase this little chicken.
Rocky Balboa: Hey yo, Mick, what do I got to chase a chicken for?
Mickey: First, because I said so. And second, is because chicken-chasing is how we used to train back in the old days. If you can catch this thing, you can catch greased lighting.
Rocky Balboa: Well, I'll do it if you say so, but it ain't very mature.
Mickey: Yeah, well neither are you very mature!

[Out shopping with Adrian]
Rocky Balboa: Do you like having a good time? Then you need a good watch!

Mickey: Who the hell is that?
Rocky Balboa: Avon lady.

Rocky Balboa: You know, I never knew you were so light, you know.
Adrian: No?
Rocky Balboa: No. If I did, I would've carried you everywhere.

[Rocky is punching the heavy bag]
Rocky Balboa: Three, four...
Mickey: Now remember, I want 500 hard ones. Go!
Rocky Balboa: Where was I, seven or eight?

Employment Manager: Can I be honest? No one's going to offer you an office job. There's too much competition. Why don't you fight? I read somewhere you're a very good fighter.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, well, was ya ever punched in the face 500 times a night? It stings after a while, ya know.

Rocky Balboa: [noticing Mickey's hearing aid] What's that in your ear there?
Mickey: What it is, is I hear stupid things better.

Rocky Balboa: I was wonderin' if, uh, you wouldn't mind marryin' me very much.

Reporter: Rock, you got anything derogatory to say about the champ?
Rocky Balboa: Derogatory? Yeah. He's great.

Reporter: Rocky, your pay for the fight will be very substantial. What will you do with the money?
Rocky Balboa: Well, the first thing I gotta do is I gotta pay the rent. And then I made this list on our way over here. I'd like to buy a couple hats, a motorcycle, a couple quarts of perfume for Adrian, she likes to smell good. And some muppet toys... you know, Ernie, Big Bird. And the frog, what's his name? Kermit?
Mickey: Yeah.
Rocky Balboa: And I thought maybe a statue for the church, and a snow cone machine for you, Paulie. You like snow cones, right?
Reporter: Rocky, do you have something derogatory to say about the champ?
Rocky Balboa: Derogatory? Yeah, he's great.

Adrian: We really don't need a car.
Rocky Balboa: Oh, come on, Adrian. I'm gonna be doing commercials. Now, I can afford this, you know? No problem.
Adrian: Do you know how to drive?
Rocky Balboa: Do I know how to drive?
Adrian: Do you know how to drive?
Rocky Balboa: I'm one of the greats. Are you kidding? C'mon, I'll drive you. Let me put you inside the car. This will just be like Cinderella and the pumpkin, you know?
Adrian: Do you know how to drive?
Rocky Balboa: Do I know how to drive? I drive airplanes and bulldozers. I'll drive you crazy if you give me a chance. You know what I mean?
[Chuckles]

Apollo: [outside after the first fight] Come on! Right here! Let's finish this fight!
Rocky Balboa: Is he serious?

[Rocky and Mickey are watching the film of the first fight]
Mickey: Left handed fighters, they're the worst. They lead with their face mostly, trying to throw that big left. Right's no damn good. They ought to outlaw southpaws.
Rocky Balboa: Why didn't you tell me this before?
Mickey: I didn't wanna hurt your feelings.

Ring Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen! In a stunning upset, scoring the win by a knockout, the new Heavyweight Champion of the World...
Rocky Balboa: You're great.
Ring Announcer: Rocky Balboa!
[Cheering grows louder]
Apollo: Good luck.

Mickey: [after slapping Rocky in the face with his left hand] Now you didn't even see that comin', did ya? And that's comin' from a broken down punk like me. What... what do ya think the champ would do to ya?
Rocky Balboa: Hurt me bad, I guess...
Mickey: Na, he'd hurt ya permanent. *Permanent*!

Rocky Balboa: [after round 1 of the rematch with Creed] I can't believe it!
Mickey: What?
Rocky Balboa: He broke my nose again.

[At the wedding of Rocky and Adrian]
Father Carmine: [Speaking Italian] Rocky Balboa, do you take Adrian Ponino to be your lawfully wedded wife?
Rocky Balboa: Yeah. Absolutely. Yes.
Father Carmine: [Speaking Italian] Adrian Ponino, do you take Rocky Balboa to be your lawfully wedded husband?
Adrian: I do.
Rocky Balboa: Thanks.
Father Carmine: [Speaking Italian] Then by the powers vested in me by the State of Pennsylvania, I now pronounce you man & wife.
Father Carmine: [in English] You may kiss the bride now.
Rocky Balboa: I gotta take this off.
[Rocky draws Adrian's veil back; kisses her]
Father Carmine: Go in peace, and God bless you.
Rocky Balboa: Thanks, Father. You done real good. I'm proud of you. Okay, things are gonna be great.

Adrian: You think it'll always be like this?
Rocky Balboa: Yeah.
Adrian: I hope you...
Rocky Balboa: What?
Adrian: ...you never get tired of me.
Rocky Balboa: [whispers] Oh, no. You ain't never getting rid of me.
Adrian: I hope nothing changes.
Rocky Balboa: [whispers] I ain't changing and I sure ain't never changing nothing about you.
Adrian: I love you.
Rocky Balboa: I love you, too.
Adrian: I love you.
[they kiss for a few minutes, then stare into each other's eyes briefly, then kiss some more]

Rocky Balboa: I was wonderin' what you were doin' the next 40 or 50 years.

Rocky Balboa: [reading aloud from a book, slowly] "'It's no time to cuss me,' snarled the robber. 'By God, fellas, grab your rifles and take color... cover.'" How's that sound?
Adrian: It's good.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah?
Adrian: Mmmhmm.
Rocky Balboa: Ya know, bein' a good reader's gonna help me get a good office job, ya know. Wanna hear some more?
Adrian: I can't wait.
Rocky Balboa: OK. "'There ain't no cover, Smokey,' said Brad Lincoln. 'We better head for the canyon.'"
Adrian: You read nice.
Rocky Balboa: Thank you. You lie nice!
Adrian: Thank you.
[they both chuckle]

Rocky Balboa: [Just outside doorway of Apollo's hospital room after first fight] Yo, Apollo?
Apollo: [In hospital bed] Yeah, who is it?
Rocky Balboa: Its just me, Rocky. Listen, could you answer me one question?
Apollo: Yeah, sure
Rocky Balboa: Did you give me your best?
Apollo: Yeah... yeah.
Rocky Balboa: Thank you.

Gazo: [walks in to find Rocky sweeping] Yo, Rock.
Rocky Balboa: Yo, Tony. How ya doin'?
Gazo: How am *I* doin'? No, how are you doin'? I heard you was workin' in this dump. What are you doin', Rock? Give it to me straight, Rock.
Rocky Balboa: You know, I'm sweepin' up, makin' a few bucks here and there.
Gazo: You ain't no janitor, Rock. You don't need a job like this. Besides, you're Italian. Now you come back and work for me, Rock.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, well, what would I be doin'? You mean like, uh, you know, collectin' or somethin'?
Gazo: What else? Look, you come back, work on the docks, get some fresh air. It stinks in here.
Rocky Balboa: Yo, Tony, I appreciate the offer, but, uh, I can't do that stuff no more.
Gazo: It's healthy, huh? Well, look, I gotta go. Take it easy, huh, champ.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, see ya around.
Gazo: [pointing to a cardboard cutout of Rocky on the wall when he was a fighter] Remember that guy, Rock?


Rocky V (1990)
Tommy Gunn: You don't own me! You don't own me! Nobody does! I want my respect.
Rocky Balboa: Well come and get it!

Adrian: Rocky! Put on your coat. Just put on your coat. Come on it's not worth it.
Rocky Balboa: Naw, Adrian it is worth it. He's just confused.
Adrian: Rock, do you see what's happ...
Rocky Balboa: [Interrupting] Yeah I do see he's twisted around by Duke.
Adrian: No, come on it's you, it's you, it's not him. You can't live backwards. Come on, you can't turn back the clock, 'cause we live now, we live here.
Rocky Balboa: Hey Adrian I know where we live, what do you think, I'm stupid? I'm not as dumb as you think I am. You don't think I can smell it? I see where we are. Adrian, I don't want this no more! I want something good for the family, I don't want this! I don't want this! Adrian did I come back here and get my brains beat out for these guys to say 'Hey there goes Balboa just another bum from the neighborhood!' I didn't want this!
Adrian: No, come on, nobody says that!
Rocky Balboa: I'm sayin' it Adrian! I'm sayin' this! I'm sayin' this! When that kid was in the ring, you know, what was I doin'? I was winnin'. When he was winnin', I was winnin'.
Adrian: You were winning?
Rocky Balboa: Yeah it was, it was like my last chance at getting some respect for us you know that?
Adrian: I respect you, I respect you!
Rocky Balboa: [Interrupting] You can't respect me!
Adrian: I do respect you!
Rocky Balboa: No you can't!
Adrian: I do! All those beatings you took in the ring, I took them with you! I know how you feel! I know when somebody like Tommy comes along you feel alive! But he's not you - he doesn't have your heart! All those fighters you beat, you beat 'em with heart not muscle! That's what Mickey knew, that's why you and Mickey were special, but Mickey's dead! If there's something you wanna pass on, pass it on to your son! For God's sake your son is lost! He needs you! I know Tommy makes you feel great, he makes you feel like you're winning again but you're losing us! Rocky, you're losing your family!

Mickey: [Flashback] Ah come here Rock. My God, you're ready ain't ya? That Apollo won't know what hit him. You're gonna roll over him like a bulldozer, an Italian bulldozer. You know kid, I know how you feel about this fight that's comin' up. 'Cause I was young once, too. And I'll tell you somethin'. Well, if you wasn't here I probably wouldn't be alive today. The fact that you're here and doin' as well as you're doin' gives me-what do you call it-motivization? Huh? To stay alive, 'cause I think that people die sometimes when they don't wanna live no more.
Rocky Balboa: [Present day, remembering] Nature's smarter than people think...
Mickey: [Flashback] And nature is smarter than people think. Little by little we lose our friends, we lose everything. We keep losin' and losin' till we say you know, 'Oh what the hell am I livin' around here for? I got not reason to go on.' But with you kid, boy, I got a reason to go on. And I'm gonna stay alive and I will watch you make good...
Rocky Balboa: [Present day, remembering] I'll never leave you.
Mickey: [Flashback] and I'll never leave you until that happens. 'Cause when I leave you you'll not only know how to fight, you'll be able to take care of yourself outside the ring too, is that okay?
Rocky Balboa: [Flashback] It's okay.
Mickey: [Flashback] Okay. Now I got a little gift for you.
Rocky Balboa: [Flashback] Ah, Mick you don't have to.
Mickey: [Flashback] No, wait a minute, now, wait a minute. Hey look at that.
[Takes off his golden glove necklace]
Mickey: See that? This is the favorite thing that I have on this Earth. And Rocky Marciano give me that. You know what it was? His cufflink. Huh? And now I'm givin' it to you and it, it's gotta be like a, like an angel on your shoulder see? 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'. Okay?
Rocky Balboa: [Flashback] Thanks Mick.
[Hugs him]
Rocky Balboa: I love you too.
Mickey: [Flashback] Go after him kid, go after him.

George W. Duke: [to Rocky] C'mon, punk. Touch me and I'll sue.
[Rocky uppercuts Duke]
Rocky Balboa: Sue me for what?

Tommy Gunn: Why don't you become my manager?
Rocky Balboa: Manager? I ain't never been manager! The gentleman who owned this place was a manager! But me I was always the managed... guy.

Mickey: You know, kid, I know how you feel about this fight that's comin' up, because I was young once too. And I tell you somethin': Well, if you wasn't here, I probably wouldn't be alive today. The fact that you're here and doin' as well as you're doin' gives me, what do you call it, a "motivization," huh, to stay alive? 'Cause I think that people die sometimes when they don't wanna live no more.
Rocky Balboa: Nature's smarter than people think.
Mickey: And nature is smarter than people think. Little by little, we lose our friends, we lose everything. We keep losing and losing till we say, you know, "What the hell am I livin' around here for? I got no reason to go on." But with you, kid, boy, I got a reason to go on. And I'm gonna stay alive, and I will watch you make good.
Rocky Balboa: And I'll never leave you.
Mickey: And I'll never leave you until that happens. 'Cause when I leave you, you'll not only know how to fight, you'll be able to take care of yourself outside the ring too. Is that okay?
Rocky Balboa: It's okay.

Rocky Balboa: [after Rocky has been seemingly defeated] Yo, Tommy! I didn't hear no bell...

George W. Duke: In the ring, in the ring. Tommy Gunn only fights in the ring.
Rocky Balboa: My ring's outside.

Tommy Gunn: [as Rocky goes back into the bar] Hey. Hey! I'm not done talking to you yet.
Rocky Balboa: Listen, Tommy. I've got notin' else to say to you okay?
George W. Duke: Rocky Balboa. Tommy Gunn wants to fight you in his next match. Do you, or do you not accept Tommy's challenge?
Rocky Balboa: [to Tommy] Listen, Tommy. This guy wants us to fight in the ring. When we were together, we were like, like brothers.
[Tommy shrugs to Duke in disgust at Rocky]
Rocky Balboa: You see, Tommy Duke wants us to fight, get us to fight in the ring. He don't care about you Tommy, he don't care about me either.
Paulie: C'mon Rock. Get out of here.
[Turns to Tommy]
Paulie: Tommy, you're a peice of garbage, you know that?
Tommy Gunn: Hey, stay out of it.
Paulie: No, you listen okay? Rocky, Rocky, he's the real champion, you're just a goddamn joke.
[Paulie pshes back Tommy and Tommy punches him back, Rocky comes back to console Paulie]
Paulie: [to Rocky] Yous hould've left him on streets where you found him.
Rocky Balboa: [to Tommy] Hey! You knock him down how 'bout tryin' knockin' *me* down.
George W. Duke: No, no. In the ring. In the ring. Tommy only fights in the ring.
Rocky Balboa: My ring's outside.

Rocky Balboa: Listen Tommy, we need to talk.
Tommy Gunn: Later Rock.
Rocky Balboa: No, no. listen Tommy. It's about Duke.
Tommy Gunn: I'm 22 and 0. Where's the money? The way I was going. I wasn't going to get a shot of the title for a long time. I am signing papers with the man tomorrow
Rocky Balboa: This is what Mick told me about. About the business, the dirty part of the business. These managers, when they represent these fighters, they promise them the world, then they, they suck' em dry, leave them, leave them in the gutter, broke Tommy.
Karen: C'mon Tommy. We're running late.
Rocky Balboa: This is what I'm talkin' about? You know Tommy? Duke. Duke, he's, he's like a vampire Tommy. He's living off of your blood Tommy.
Tommy Gunn: [Agravatingly interrupting] I ain't you and you ain't Mick. When are you gonna relize that this is a buissness? In a buisness you need...
Rocky Balboa: [Interrupting] What? Brains? you say that I don't have any brains Tommy?
Tommy Gunn: No. you said that, not me. Look, Rock. You took me as far as you could, but Duke gave my title shot, you didn't. If you still want to train me do it, but if you don't, don't. But it's my or it's the highway.
Tommy Gunn: [Drives off]

Rocky Balboa: Yo, Tommy Gunn, you got great gums!

Rocky Balboa: I'm officially expired.
George W. Duke: No, you still have marquee value. You put butts in the buckets, asses in the seats.

George W. Duke: It's like your Mark Twain once said - "Virtue has never been as respectable as money money."
Paulie: Who's Twain?
Rocky Balboa: He was a painter.

Rocky Balboa: [outside Mickey's abandoned gym] How ya doin', Mick?

Rocky Balboa Jr.: [after Rocky and Rocky Jr. run up the steps, and Rocky Jr. beats Rocky up the steps] Come dad you can do better then that.
Rocky Balboa: Oh no way... It's like these steps keep growing taller every year, my goodness.
[Rocky looks at the steps]
Rocky Balboa: I can't believe it kid, this is where it all started for me. Runnin' up and these steps you know...
Rocky Balboa Jr.: [Looks at his watch] Dad we're gonna be late.
Rocky Balboa: Oh right... Hey kid what's wrong with your ear?
Rocky Balboa Jr.: What's wrong with it?
Rocky Balboa: You got somthin' growing in it like a, like a bump.
Rocky Balboa Jr.: What bump?
Rocky Balboa: This bump.
[Rocky as a trick takes his necklace out from his sons ear, and gives it to him. Rocky Jr. eyes it in awe]
Rocky Balboa Jr.: Thanks dad!
[Hugs Rocky]
Rocky Balboa: Hey you deserve it. Thank you for bein' born. Thank you, thank you.
Rocky Balboa Jr.: [Holds the necklace to his ear as an earing] What do you think, the new me?
Rocky Balboa: Well, um... You look like the daughter i've always wanted.
Rocky Balboa Jr.: [Fake punches Rocky jokingly] What you talkin' about.
Rocky Balboa: [jokingly] Hey yo kid don't punch me, i'm getting brittle as it is... Look at this, you know. I've been running up and down these steps for 20 years, and i never knew there was valuable pictures in this building.
Rocky Balboa Jr.: Well your never to old to learn somthin' new. Your gonna love Piccaso.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, yeah well I love almost everybody.

Rocky Balboa: I've got to fight, ok. I've got a problem. I've got to fight.

Merlin Sheets: Rock, ya know, George would like you to consider putting on those damn gloves again. It's a helluva pay day.
Rocky Balboa: Well, ya know, I'm officially expired.
George W. Duke: No, you do have marquee value. You put butts in the buckets, asses in the seats. A businessman, with any sorta brain, don't retire when he can still pull in the bread, baby.

Rocky Balboa: And my kid, having you is like being born all over again.

Rocky Balboa: Well, maybe I'll take you upstairs and violate you like a parking meter.
Adrian: It'll cost you a quarter.

Rocky Balboa: So, when I see you having all these things that I didn't have, I, like, live through your eyes. I enjoy it a little bit. It's like having it all over again.

Rocky Balboa: Come on, you know, Mickey used to say a fight ain't over till you heard the bell.

Rocky Balboa: This neighborhood's coming down with tooth decay.
Rocky Balboa Jr.: It's called urban blight.

Rocky Balboa: 'Cause you're smarter than me, and that's a fact.
Rocky Balboa Jr.: No, I'm not.
Rocky Balboa: Yeah, you are. It's like every day you learn something new, and every day I forget something new,

Paulie: He says he wants to fight. I told him to get married.
Rocky Balboa: Why?
Paulie: That's gym humor, Rocko.

Rocky Balboa: You see, fear is a fighter's best friend. You know, but it ain't nothing to be ashamed of. See, fear keeps you sharp, it keeps you awake, you know, it makes you want to survive. You know what I mean? But the thing is, you gotta learn how to control it. All right? 'Cause fear is like this fire, all right? 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, it controls you, it's gonna burn you and everything else around you up. That's right, you know?

Rocky Balboa: Mick used to say the only difference between a hero and a coward is the hero's willing to go for it.

Rocky Balboa Jr.: [Rocky gives his son the Rocky Marciano cufflink necklace that Mick had given him] Thanks Dad!
Rocky Balboa: Thank you for being born!


Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky: Champ, look this fight's over. I gotta stop it.
Apollo: No, no.
Rocky: Look, you can't do no more out there!
Apollo: I'm here to fight.
Rocky: He's killing ya. I gotta stop this thing.
Apollo: I'm here to fight, promise me you're not gonna stop this fight.
Commentator #1: Boy I'll tell ya that was a pulverizing round for the ex-champion.
Commentator #2 in Las Vegas: Hey guys, Ivan Drago is definitely for real!
Apollo: [His last words] I want you to promise me you're not gonna stop this fight, no matter what. No matter what!

Duke: What's happening out there?
Rocky: He's winning... I see three of him out there!
Paulie: Hit the one in the middle.
Duke: Right! Hit the one in the middle.

[Addressing the Soviet Union]
Rocky: I guess what I'm trying to say is, if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change.

Rocky: [Addressing the Soviet crowd, translated into Russian line by line by announcer]
Rocky: During this fight, I've seen a lot of changing, in the way you feel about me, and in the way I feel about you. In here, there were two guys killing each other, but I guess that's better than twenty million. I guess what I'm trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!
Rocky: [loud applause, even by the politburo]

Duke: Hey, Champ.
Rocky: Hey.
Duke: Can I come up?
Rocky: Yeah sure.
Duke: Some weather we're having here huh?
Rocky: Yeah it's pretty rough.
Duke: But it's perfect for what you gotta do it's good. Toughen you up.
Rocky: I guess.
Duke: I know you think you're gonna have to do everything by yourself but you know I'll be with you.
Rocky: Yeah
Duke: Apollo was like my son. I raised him. And when he died a part of me died. But now you're the one. You're the one that's gonna keep his spirit alive. You're the one that's gonna make sure that he didn't die for nothing. Now you're gonna have to go through hell. Worse than any nightmare you ever dreamed. But in the end, I know you'll be the one standing.
Rocky: I'll try.
Duke: You know what you have to do. Do it. Do it.
Rocky: Thanks, Duke.

[Apollo's funeral]
Rocky: There's a lot I could say about this man, but I don't know if it matters now. I guess what matters is what he stood for, what he lived for, and what he died for. You always did everything the way you wanted it. And I didn't understand that, but now I understand. I'll never forget you, Apollo. You're the best."

Rocky: Going in one more round when you don't think you can - that's what makes all the difference in your life.

[Drago has just entered the ring]
Paulie: Uh, Rock, you remember what I said about wantin' to be you?
Rocky: Yeah.
Paulie: Forget it.
[exits the ring]
Rocky: Thanks, Paul.

Interviewer: [at the Drago-Creed press conference] Rocky, how do you think Apollo should fight Drago?
Rocky: [commenting on Drago's imposing stature] Well, what I think we should do first is get Apollo a ladder.
[everybody chuckles]

Rocky: To beat me, he will have to kill me.

Adrian: Rocky?
Rocky: Yeah?
Adrian: You alright?
Rocky: Yeah I'm fine
Adrian: Why'd you do it?
Rocky: I just gotta do what I gotta do.
Adrian: You don't have to do anything
Rocky: No, Adrian, I do and I gotta leave this place too.
Adrian: So where are you going?
Rocky: They said they're gonna let me train in Russia and I just want to be somewhere where I ain't gonna think about nothing except him.
Adrian: Rocky, give it some time. Don't do this a lot of people live with hurt.
Rocky: A lot of people don't have a choice, Adrian, I do.
Adrian: And for that you're willing to lose everything?
Rocky: Adrian this isn't everything. The house, the cars and everything we got. That ain't everything. There's a lot more than this, Adrian.
Adrian: Before there were reasons to fight I could understand but I don't understand this. Even if you win what have you won, Apollo's still gone. Why can't you change your thinking everybody else does?
Rocky: Cause I'm a fighter! That's how I'm made, Adrian. That's what you married. We can't change what we are.
Adrian: [Softly] Yes you can.
Rocky: We can't change anything, Adrian. All we can do is just go with what we are.
Adrian: You can't go with what you are you've read the papers, it's suicide! You've seen him you know how strong he is! YOU CAN'T WIN!
Rocky: Oh, Adrian. Adrian always tells the truth. No maybe I can't win. Maybe the only thing I can do is just take everything he's got. But to beat me he's gonna have to kill me, and to kill me he's gotta have the guts to stand in front of me, and to do that he's gotta be willin to die himself. I don't know if he's ready to do that. I don't know. I don't know.

Rocky: [to Rocky Jr] Yo, can you turn your robot down, please?


Creed (2015)
Rocky Balboa: [Creed takes cell phone photo of boxing drills and walks off] Hey don't you want this?
Adonis Johnson: [Holds out cell phone] It's on this.
Rocky Balboa: What if you lose it?
Adonis Johnson: It's already in the cloud.
Rocky Balboa: [Looks in sky confused] What cloud?

Rocky Balboa: [Talking about Ricky's trash talking] Now were going to shut his big mouth aren't we?

Rocky Balboa: Women weaken legs.

Adonis Johnson: I can train at your house.
Rocky Balboa: No I don't know nobody's been to my house in a long time you might be uncomfortable there.
Adonis Johnson: What, do you walk around naked?

Rocky Balboa: [pointing toward Adonis' reflection in the mirror] That's the toughest opponent you're ever going to have to face.

Rocky Balboa: Time takes everybody out; time's undefeated.

Rocky Balboa: One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time.

Rocky Balboa: Apollo? Yeah, he was great. Perfect fighter. Ain't nobody ever better.
Adonis Johnson: So how did you beat him?
Rocky Balboa: Time beat him. Time, you know, takes everybody out. It's undefeated.

Dr. Kathari: Heard you fell down. Was that the first time you fallen?
Rocky Balboa: Without being punched.

Rocky Balboa: You can't learn anything when you're talking.
Rocky Balboa: That's a fact of life.
Rocky Balboa: As long as you're talking, you're not listening.

Adonis Johnson: Don't! I have to prove it!
Rocky Balboa: Prove what?
Adonis Johnson: That I'm not a mistake!