Eight Empowering Sylvester Stallone Quotes!

Sometimes, a little motivation is all you need! If that’s the case, Sylvester Stallone can help with these eight empowering quotes to keep you going.

Whether it’s battling on the big screen or facing real-life challenges, Sylvester Stallone has continued to empower us.

Here are eight motivating Stallone quotes to keep you going no matter what you are facing in life.

Self Reflection

“I stopped thinking the way other people think a long time ago. You gotta think like you think.”

So often, we are worried about how other people may perceive or judge us. We get caught up in what society expects of us and how we are “supposed” to act. Stallone reminds us that only what we think about ourselves matters! Put all the worrying aside because we are all important in different ways. Who knows, maybe one of you can change the world. Your thoughts are valuable, remember that!


“Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality – that’s the main event.”

Life is too short to forget what matters most. We are all guilty of getting engrossed in material goods, glitz, and glam. We also tend to get stuck in the past or worry about the future. Stallone believes that living in the now and being present in reality teaches us how to get the most out of life. While definitely easier said than done, it’s always good to have a motivating quote like this to center yourself!

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“Usually whenever you’re scared of something, do it. If you’re not afraid of it, don’t do it.”

If you are not nervous or afraid to try something new; then why are you doing it? The adrenaline rush and nerves remind us what we are doing is important. The American actor encourages us to take a chance and leap of faith. Though stepping out of your comfort zone can be a challenge; you can grow, face fears and move into a new realm.


“Going on one more round, when you don’t think you can, that’s what makes all the difference in your life.”

Sly might have adapted this quote from his beloved character, Rocky Balboa! When the going gets tough, it’s easy to throw in the towel and give up – we have all been there. But, going the extra mile can improve your mindset. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Stallone inspires us to have that kind of mentality. While giving up may seem like the easier option, it will only hurt in the long run.

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“I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.”

Stallone reminds us that loyalty is everything! You can be a good friend, but above all, you should lead with love and loyalty. Recently, Sly’s faith has been put to the test due to backstabbers who he once trusted. That alludes to the fact that people fade, but the ones who stick around and are there through it all are the ones who absolutely matter.


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

Everyone can attest that rejection hurts and can make you question everything. Am I good enough? What did I do wrong? How can I be better? Instead of thinking and perceiving rejection as a negative connotation, let’s take a page out of Sly’s book. Let’s throw those thoughts out the door. Rejection can light that fire in your soul to make you want to push harder or realize that maybe it wasn’t meant to happen now.

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“Remember the mind is your muscle…big arms can move rocks, but words can move mountains…ride the brain train for success.”

Your mind is one of the most powerful aspects of your being. It’s all in the way you think. A comparable outcome only comes to those who think it will happen and put those thoughts into action. Sly wants us to remember that you can’t wait for success to come knocking on your door; you have to go after it. If you believe it, you can achieve it! Don’t let your mind play tricks on you.


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

The past is in the past for a reason, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to forget. The past can be difficult to let go of, but we should start agreeing with Stallone’s philosophy – it’s overrated! The past doesn’t define who we are, for we can grow and become better versions of ourselves every day. So remember, if anyone brings up something from the past that wasn’t reputable, tell them this infamous Sly quote!

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What is your favorite Sylvester Stallone quote? How will you use it in your daily life? Lets us know on Twitter @AfterBuzzTV!

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Courtney McGinley

Courtney McGinley is a student at Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism focusing on TV Reporting and minoring in Business.