Testosterone to me is so important for a sense of well-being when you get older.
I believe an artist dies twice. The first time, it's just terrible - I've been there when the phone isn't ringing for years.
I've never made a film that lost money.
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.
Characters I've played, they used to impact my paintings, like 80 percent of the time, and especially when I was doing an action film.
The action movies changed radically when it became possible to Velcro your muscles on. It was the beginning of a new era. The visual took over. The special effects became more important than the single person. That was the beginning of the end.
My favorite snack would have to be Fritos, no doubt about it. Fritos and mayonnaise. I know. Really healthy, isn't it?
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
In a contest between me and a bulldog, you would say the bulldog is cuter.
There's a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.
The world will never come together and say, 'We are one.'
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.
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 take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality - that's the main event.
Early on everyone should do, every time they do a big film, they should do a little film. It really does keep you grounded.
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.
Good action films - not crap, but good action films - are really morality plays. They deal in modern, mythic culture.
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.
No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn't matter how hard you hit back. It's about how much you can take, and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward. That's how you win.
Suddenly I've got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.