Reporter: Where did you get the name, "The Italian Stallion"?
Rocky: Oh I made that up one night while I was eating dinner.
Bodyguard: Did ya get the license number?
Rocky: Of what?
Bodyguard: The truck that run over your face.
Rocky: I been comin' here for six years, and for six years ya been stickin' it to me, an' I wanna know how come.
Mickey: Ya don't wanna know.
Rocky: I wanna know how come.
Mickey: Ya wanna know?
Rocky: I wanna know how.
Mickey: OK, I'm gonna tell ya! You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you become a legbreaker to some cheap, second rate loanshark.
Rocky: It's a living.
Mickey: IT'S A waste of life.
Apollo's Trainer: Hey, champ, you oughta come and look at this boy you're gonna fight on TV. It looks like he means business.
Apollo Creed: Yeah, yeah. I mean business too.