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Born: 1946-07-06
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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If you don't have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life.

Tags: After, Another, Life

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.

Tags: Action, Makes, Revenge

When you're on top and you lead the parade, everyone's there throwing lilies and lilac water on your head. But when those parades have gone by and there's a storm in your heart, there are very few people that are going to sit there and listen to you bemoan life.

Tags: Heart, Life, Storm

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.

Tags: Insane, Single, Stay

Rambo isn't violent. I see Rambo as a philanthropist.

Tags: Violent

Action is always seen as the bottom rung of thespian endeavour, that's just the way it is.

Tags: Action, Bottom, Seen

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.

Tags: Good, Life, Love

I loved 'Rocky' and 'Rambo', and am very proud of them.

Tags: Loved, Proud, Rocky

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

Tags: Evil, Good, Movies

I think audiences have hit the wall with CGI and special effects. They have seen so many over-the-top events that they can't suspend disbelief.

Tags: Hit, Seen, Special

I'm not right wing, I'm not left wing. I love my country.

Tags: Country, Left, Love

I'm pretty spiritual; I believe a lot in the spirit of man.

Tags: Pretty, Spirit, Spiritual

In a contest between me and a bulldog, you would say the bulldog is cuter.

Tags: Between, Bulldog, Contest

Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially.

Tags: Mean, Respect, Women

Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived.

Tags: Life, Moment, Once

People think retiring is fun. Well, maybe, but if you have a certain kind of fire inside, there is no end in sight.

Tags: End, Fire, Fun

Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.

Tags: Art, Desire, Romantic

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.

Tags: Characters, Expect, Tried

When you're an actor, you're a slave to other people's visions.

Tags: Actor, Slave, Visions

You have to be really loyal to the people that supported you when you were coming up.

Tags: Coming, Loyal, Supported

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.

Tags: Art, Great, Mood

There's no one in the world close to Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is a phenomenon. He's brilliant. Just because his physique belies that, don't underestimate him.

Tags: Brilliant, Close, Him

A lot of actors, and artists in general, never feel secure in love. They always feel everything's going to be taken away from them, professionally and personally; they're extremely emotional and volatile.

Tags: Away, Emotional, Love
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I have tons of regrets, but I think that's one of the reasons that push people to create things. Out of their angst, their regret, comes the best from artists, painters and writers.

Tags: Best, Regret, Regrets

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.

Tags: After, Become, Keep

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.

Tags: Become, Family, Yourself

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.

Tags: Insecure, Life, Today

I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.

Tags: Eyes, Handsome, Sense

From the time I got dressed in the back of a deflated, flat-tired, fish-smelling station wagon for Rocky. It's always been do it yourself, kind of like paper-clip it together.

Tags: Time, Together, Yourself

I made some truly awful movies. 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot' was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes.

Tags: Mom, Movies, Someone

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.

Tags: Envy, Time, Work

I was an ambitious child and I tended to be scatterbrained. If I was at school and saw a bird outside the window I wanted to follow it. I was adventurous.

Tags: Child, School, Wanted

I was on cruise control from '85 to '95, and it was my fault. There were a lot of self-inflicted wounds, when I was not doing any original material. I wasn't directing. I wasn't writing. That's not who I am.

Tags: Control, Fault, Writing

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.

Tags: Failure, Great, Knowledge

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.

Tags: Life, Trying, Won

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.

Tags: Action, Comedy, Pictures

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.

Tags: Inspirational, Power, Truth

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

Tags: Rather, Rejection, Someone

When you're scared, when you're hanging on, when life is hurting you, then you're going to see what you're really made of.

Tags: Hurting, Life, Scared

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.

Tags: Goal, Life, Thought

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

Tags: Future, Great, Past

Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.

Tags: Life, Moment, Once

That's what Rocky is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood.

Tags: Another, Pride, Reputation

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.

Tags: Fear, Future, Great

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.

Tags: End, School, Teacher

Don't be gullible, use life before it uses you. Understand there are no free lunches, and for every action you take, there's a reaction.

Tags: Free, Life, Understand

You've got to show your soul otherwise you're just a piece of equipment.

Tags: Piece, Show, Soul

I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned.

Tags: Good, Peace, War

I respect a woman too much to marry her.

Tags: Her, Respect, Woman

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

Tags: Business, Personal, Talk

I'm not a genetically superior person. I built my body.

Tags: Body, Built, Superior

Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.

Tags: Golf, Playing, Trying

Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.

Tags: Failure, Success

'Rocky' represents the optimistic side of life, and 'Rambo' represents purgatory.

Tags: Life, Optimistic, Side

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.

Tags: Men, Strength, Strong

I love being verbal in films.

Tags: Films, Love, Verbal

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.

Tags: Big, Life, Win

If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!

Tags: Bad, Hanging, Tree

I'm a patriot of the heart.

Tags: Heart, Patriot

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

Tags: Challenge, Sense, Time

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.

Tags: After, Life, Spring
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