Zitat des Tages von Jake LaMotta:
Everybody has a temper, but mine was set on a hair trigger.
I used to psyche myself out. Only, back then, we didn't know the word 'psyche.'
People get in auto accidents, they're paralyzed for life. I got hurt worse getting married.
Boxing never hurt me at all.
Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest, pound-for-pound, ever. He fought most of his career with just one loss, and that was to me. He had 131 fights with one loss.
I've learned a lot about life besides how to take a punch. And I've taken quite a few in and out of the ring.
There's a lot of people all over the world that talked about me.
I'm no angel.
When I was a kid, I wanted to fight Joe Louis. But I think if I had seen Mike Tyson at that time, I would have said, 'Nah, I don't want to fight him.' He's deadly. He could have been one of the great heavyweight champions. But he goofed.
I never went to church. The priests couldn't scare me with all that crap about hell, but somehow I knew, inside of me somehow, I knew that I'd pay for it.
You can't think about the past anymore.
I was a no-good bastard.
Counting amateur fights, I have over a thousand bouts.
I don't know how to back up.
I play solitaire and wait for something to happen.
I fought from the time I was eight years old, sometimes three, four fights a night. We did it to eat, and we did it because we were just tough kids.
I purposely lost a fight to Billy Fox because they promised me that I would get a shot to fight for the title if I did.
I wasn't born to be a fighter. My hands are too small, and look at these short arms.
There's no pensions for old prize fighters.
I forget stuff. Guess I took a few too many punches.
My nose was broken six times, my hands six times, a few fractured ribs. Fifty stitches over my eyes. But the only place I got hurt was out of the ring.
I fought Sugar Ray six times. Pound for pound the greatest fighter who ever lived.
Punches never bothered me that much.
Most of the time, husbands and wives argue about stupid, foolish things. If it doesn't mean that much to you, give in to your wife.
Lot of guys can take punches. The idea is not to take unnecessary punishment.
You have to treat everybody the right way. Otherwise, you'll have a short life. God bless.
I was tough at a very young age, where I was just fighting all the time.
Big money causes me too much trouble with my ex-wives and the government. All I want is to keep busy and to be comfortable.
God's been pretty good to me. He made me duck all those punches that were supposed to land.
You know what's the greatest sin in the world? Hurting your fellow man.
I waited all those years for a title shot, and when I finally got it, I had to pay $20,000 for the opportunity. My purse was only $18,000. So to make money, I had to bet $10,000 on myself at 8-5. That was how it was in those days.
Most people aren't good or bad. They're naive.
You can't fight if you have any compassion or anything like that.
The world knows me as the Raging Bull.