Friday, February 09, 2007

Rocky Balboa - Mid-life Crisis Inspiration

My wife and I saw Rocky Balboa last night for date night (it was her idea, my wife rocks). It was really a great movie especially after the "Rocky V" disaster. Anyway it was also great inspiration for people, lets just say "past their prime," like us. I have included some great quotes in 2 catagories.

Wisdom from the Italian Stallion:

Rocky Balboa: Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and 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 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 you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!

Rocky Balboa: You know I think you try harder when your scared... That's when it's worked best for me.

Proof that Boxing causes Brain Damage:

Rocky Balboa: Come on Paulie, we're about to serve the special.
Paulie: Italian food made by Mexicans ain't that special.

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

Marie: His father was from Jamaica.
Rocky Balboa: Jamaica... European(thinking Jamaica s in Europe)... Was you on a cruise ship or somethin' ?

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.

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