A lot of actors, and artists in general, never feel secure in love. They always feel everything's going to be taken away from them, professionally and personally; they're extremely emotional and volatile.
A lot of guys don't want to admit that they have a propensity for generosity and for violence.
'Rocky' represents the optimistic side of life, and 'Rambo' represents purgatory.
You know you've been around when they start to remake your own movies when you're still alive.
People think retiring is fun. Well, maybe, but if you have a certain kind of fire inside, there is no end in sight.
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.
From the time I got dressed in the back of a deflated, flat-tired, fish-smelling station wagon for Rocky. It's always been do it yourself, kind of like paper-clip it together.
I loved 'Rocky' and 'Rambo', and am very proud of them.
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.
When I'm doing a movie, I eat the same thing every day. For lunch, it's tuna salad or chicken salad and cole slaw. That's it. For dinner it's either veal and rice, fish and rice or steak and rice. It gets boring; boy, does it get boring.
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.
I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.
Some actors are brilliant character guys. They submerge.
Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality - that's the main event.
Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older.
I'm not just painting for painting's sake. I want to be truthful.
I know I'm incredibly unpredictable, and that's the only thing I'm sure of.
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.
I love being verbal in films.