On the sequel, you've lost the element of surprise. Usually, on the first one you may not go very, very deep into character; the second one you start to explore the character a bit more.
You know what I think happened? After 'Rocky,' I was almost set up in the eyes of the media to make a flop.
I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.
I'm perceived to be this solitary character, but nothing could be further from the truth.
I used to tweet, but it's an act of futility. You're not really making any impact, and if you find yourself in a mood when you wanna be a bit controversial and you post something, you suddenly realise, 'Oh my God!' because you've opened yourself up to a bunch of criticism from strangers.
I'm not a genetically superior person. I built my body.
The biggest and most interesting crisis in the world is the human crisis, and it never gets boring. It goes back to Shakespeare. You don't need a gimmick; it's just man against man and their intolerance of each other.
All good actors are unpredictable, and a little crazy in a good way, because they feel more secure playing other people than themselves.
I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned.
Early on everyone should do, every time they do a big film, they should do a little film. It really does keep you grounded.
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.
There'll never be a 'Rocky IV.' You gotta call a halt.
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.
I have two lovely sons and some good memories, but I've had a rather tumultuous personal life. It hasn't been dull; I've been the Hiroshima of love.
If you're willing to take the humiliation of sticking your head above the crowd, maybe it's, you know, the pleasure will be worth the pain.
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.
Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.
Boxing is sort of an inevitability. We know they are going to be pounding each other.
If you think people are inherently good, you get rid of the police for 24 hours - see what happens.
When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.