Quotes of the Day for 6 July 2012 – Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone was born at New York City on this day in 1946; the forceps used in the delivery left his face partially paralyzed. He spent his first five years in foster homes in Hell's Kitchen, the family moved to Washington City, his parents divorced and he attended high school at Philadelphia before taking some classes at Miami Dade College. Back at New York in 1970, nearly broke, he sold a movie script for $100. Later in the year, after sleeping in the bus station after an eviction, he took $200 for two days work in a porn film that would later be re-released as The Italian Stallion. He came up with the idea for Rocky after watching a fight in 1975. He wrote it in three days then tried to sell it. The script was wanted but not Stallone as star, at one point an extra $24,000 was offered to cast someone else. Of his sixty films he was the primary writer or wrote the screenplay on twenty, and director on eight. Rocky Balboa is purely Sly Stallone's creation.
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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.
I'm a very physical person. People don't credit me with much of a brain, so why should I disillusion them?
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 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.
Remember the mind is your best muscle. Big arms can move rocks, but big words can move mountains. Ride the brain train for success.
They say you should try and approach every film as if it's your last film. At my age, it's a reality.
All from Sylvester Stallone
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