Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa) poses with the cast of Rocky II — Burgess Meredith (Mickey Goldmill), Burt Young (Paulie), Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed), and Talia Shire (Adrian) — Nov. (Neil Leifer for SI)
The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t.