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Sylvester Stallone Quotes

An American actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and film director.
(1946 - )

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I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.

I am not the smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeeded because I keep going, and going, and going.

I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.

I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.

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.

I love being verbal in films.

I never quite understood these actors - though I envy them sometimes - who can lie out for a year or two. I feel as though time is a real pressing issue, and I want to get as much work done in the time that I have left.

I respect a woman too much to marry her.

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.

I tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.

I think everyone has a certain kind of formula in their life. When you deviate from that formula, you're going to fail big or you're gonna win big.

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 think that's become passe, but if you can surround yourself with a kind of monument to yourself and your family - a statement - and you can afford it, then that's a noble project.

I thought I had reached a point in life where everything would be smooth. But it is not. It just gets more jagged and pitted and filled with turns that take you into the dark recesses of your mind. It never seems to get easy.

I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.

I'm a patriot of the heart.

I'm more focused and have a greater sense of challenge, because I constantly feel the weight of time.

I've been involved in something which was chaotic and insane. All I can say now is that I am, and intend to stay, a single man.

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.

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