Toggle My BrainyQuote
Quote of the Day
Mickey Rourke Quotes
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?
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.
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.
I never look backwards. I have always been an athlete. I boxed before I acted.
I spent so long studying really hard to become a fine actor, but threw it all away because I got the adulation and the fame so easily.
Sometimes, when a man is alone, that's all you got is your dog.
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.
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.
A lot of those who let you down are those who seemed the closest to you.
Comeback is a good word, man.
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.
The hardest thing in life to do is to change.
Wrestling and boxing is like Ping-Pong and rugby. There's no connection.
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.
You know, back in acting school they always teach you, 'Make bold choices and look for activities that are interesting.'
A lot of the stuff I am now seeing is edgy, raw kinda material.
I always knew I'd accomplish something very special - like robbing a bank perhaps.
I grew up in a gym in Miami, the one where Muhammad Ali trained. I had 142 amateur fights and lost three.
It's no fun being a loser. Trust me.
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.
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.
Evan Rachel Wood is the best actress I've ever worked with, hands down.
I loved my mother, but I don't like her.
Find on Amazon:
Cite this Page:
Image of the Moment
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Follow BrainyQuote on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share inspiring quotes with friends.
Join us on
Follow us on
Follow us on
Start your quote collection
Save your favorite quotes and create amazing collections.
Sign up, it's free!
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
BQ on Instagram
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote