Quote of the Day
Mickey Rourke Quotes
Some of your worst gangsters are guys who were very low-key.
I come from a violent background. So I became hard. I realised that I had made myself that way to deal with a feeling of abandonment and shame.
Where I come from, being a hard man is being able to take a good beating and then get back up again and carry on fighting.
It's no fun being a loser. Trust me.
I don't mind getting punched in the nose by a guy standing in front of me. It's getting stabbed in the back that I can't handle.
As time goes by and you're getting older and stuff like that - getting older sucks. You know, I hear all this crap about, 'Oh, you can age with dignity.' Really?
Sometimes, when a man is alone, that's all you got is your dog.
When you lose everything, and I mean everything, you sit there in this empty room in the dark, and the only person who can get you out is you.
A lot of those who let you down are those who seemed the closest to you.
My dogs are more important than my family.
I was very immature when I was young, and for me there was no balance. Everything was just all or nothing.
Very few men can fall as far as I have and come back. People see me and it's like they've seen a ghost, like I'm back from the dead.
A lot of the stuff I am now seeing is edgy, raw kinda material.
Comeback is a good word, man.
Wrestling and boxing is like Ping-Pong and rugby. There's no connection.
I trained like an animal, but the thing is focus and concentration. When the bell rings it's like when the little red light goes on over the camera. And I can usually nail my lines on the first or second take because I'm right there.
I always knew I'd accomplish something very special - like robbing a bank perhaps.
I loved my mother, but I don't like her.
I spent a lot of years trying to beat the system and, in the end, the system kicked my behind good.
When you're young, working in a warehouse or selling hot dogs, you look at work - at acting - as something precious. It gets you out of the stink.
All that prosthetic makeup drains you. By the time it's lunch, you're done.
I grew up in a gym in Miami, the one where Muhammad Ali trained. I had 142 amateur fights and lost three.
People are always afraid of the truth.
The hardest thing in life to do is to change.
What I've got to do now is let them judge me for who I am as an actor and not for my notoriety.
Find on Amazon:
Cite this Page:
Download the free
BrainyQuote iPhone/iPad app
Create beautiful picture quotes to share, and get Today's Quote in Notifications on your devices.
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Follow BrainyQuote on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share inspiring quotes with friends. Join now!
Image of the Moment
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote