"A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it's important to show that even under all this strength there's a fragile side, a side that can be affected."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Sylvester Stallone on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Sylvester Stallone on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Sylvester Stallone on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Sylvester Stallone on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Sylvester Stallone on Ernest Hemingway
"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 am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager."
"It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful."
"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."
"Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure."