Zitat des Tages von Sylvester Stallone:
Action is always seen as the bottom rung of thespian endeavour, that's just the way it is.
When people meet me, they're often surprised - I talk a great deal.
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.
We're all expendable. We think the world's going to stop when a pope dies, or a king. And then... life goes on.
When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
Most action is based on redemption and revenge, and that's a formula. Moby Dick was formula. It's how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.
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 am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.
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.
Whenever I don't get injured, the film is a dud. I didn't bleed on 'Rhinestone.' I didn't bleed on 'Stop! Or My Mom will Shoot.'
Some actors are brilliant character guys. They submerge.
Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.
If you express yourself too much, you're considered weak.
What I'm trying to do now in my life - not just with the building, but with everything - is to construct things that will have enduring qualities, and won't just be ephemeral flashes in the pan.
I'm a patriot of the heart.
Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.
Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older.
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 take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
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.
For every guy, there is an opportunity to be a lot better than he thought he could be. We can't all be the star of the team, but we can be a star in our life. That's where you set your goal.
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 tend to think of action movies as exuberant morality plays in which good triumphs over evil.
The world will never come together and say, 'We are one.'
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.
When I tried to play characters that strayed from who I am it ended in disaster. People didn't expect me in comedies or musicals.
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 was an insecure kid. Once I saw 'Hercules' with Steve Reeves, it completely changed my life. If I had never gone to that film, I wouldn't be here today.
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.
When I tried to branch out into comedy, I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing what I do naturally well, or what the audience expects from me - action pictures.
If you're willing to take the humiliation of sticking your head above the crowd, maybe it's, you know, the pleasure will be worth the pain.
In the movies, I kill guys with an axe. In real life, I can't control a nine-year-old girl.
Good action films - not crap, but good action films - are really morality plays. They deal in modern, mythic culture.
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.
When life hits you pretty hard, you can go into a dark corner.
Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.