July 13, 2024

The Best Carl Weathers Quotes from: “Rocky”, “Arrested Development”, “Happy Gilmore” and more

We lost Carl Weathers this week. He was 76.

But the TV and silver screen star left a huge impact, appearing in multiple memorable projects, leaving his mark on all of them.

Let’s break down some of his most memorable quotes.

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Arrested Development:

(Coaching Tobias on acting)

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, there is still plenty of meat on that bone. Now, you take this phone, throw in some broth, add a potato. Baby, you got a stew going.”

(seconds later)

“Let me tell you a little something on acting. I was doing the Showtime movie ‘Hot Ice’ with Anne Archer. Never once touched my per diem. I go to craft service. Get some raw veggies. Bacon. Cup of soup. Baby, I got a stew going”

(At Burger King with Tobias)

“Thank you for meeting me at Burger King. I’m trying to get them to underwrite a new TV project I’m working on to get some money in exchange for shooting a scene here.”

“Did you know that you could get a refill on any drink you want here And it’s free?”

(Meeting Tobias in the airport shuttle explaining why he missed a prior event)

“I got bumped from a flight. Here, they’ll give you $300 if you get bumped from a flight. Crazy loophole in the system that the wrong guy discovered.”

Tobias: “All I have is $1100 and that’s for this plane ticket”

“Check this out. $1100 is exactly what I charge for acting classes.”

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Action Jackson (Wielding a flame thrower)

“How do you like your ribs?”

Happy Gilmore:

(Discovering Happy)

“He’s gonna play and he’s gonna win.”

“So you’re a hockey player, huh? You’re going to give that *hit up and concentrate on golf”

“Damn alligator bit my hand off! He got me but I tore one of that bastard’s eyes out.”

(Teaching Happy how to putt)

“It’s all in the hips. Just taaap it in. Just taaaap it in.”

“You can’t put angry. Think of a happy place. Your happy place.”

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The Rocky series:

“This is the land of opportunity, right? So, Apollo Creed on January 31st gives a local underdog fighter an opportunity. A snow white underdog and I’m going to put his face on this poster with me. And I’ll tell you why. Because I’m sentimental.”

“Who discovered America? An Italian right? What would be better than to get it on with one of his descendants.”

“Apollo Creed meets the Italian Stallion. It sounds like a damn monster movie.”

(After the first fight with Rocky)

“Stallion! Stallion! You got a gold skull, Stallion. You’re lucky. So lucky. What you did was a miracle, you’re the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I want you to know that Stallion. Nobody goes the distance with me. Get up out of that chair chump. And let’s finish this fight now!”

(Talking about Rocky in Rocky II)

“Man, I won but I didn’t beat him!”

(Talking to Rocky in Rocky III)

“When you beat me I hurt everywhere and I didn’t want to from no one or nobody. Not even my kids. Every fighter knows that hurt and we get sick inside trying to live with it. Don’t back off now, get right with yourself or you’ll be sorry you didn’t.”

(Sparring with Rocky in Rocky III)

“There is no tomorrow! There is no tomorrow!”

“Eye of the Tiger!”

(Rocky IV)

“We’re born with a killer instinct. That you just can’t turn off and on like some radio. We have to be right in the middle of the action. Because we’re warriors. And without some challenge, without some war to fight then the warrior might as well be dead.”

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