Rocky Ending and some quotes on Persistence

I love the first Rocky’s ending. The disbelief by both Apollo and the entire crowd- how is Rocky still standing? I love that it doesn’t end with a feelgood victory for Rocky, but an actual loss, happy that he endured all 15 rounds and that he has Adrian by his side. Some weeks are tougher than others, and some criticisms sting more. It’s times like this when you’re really down that really define your character, your passion for the things you pursue. And while it might not compare with physical blows, the mental ones are often the ones that haunt you. Shake it off, be strong, and keep on fighting. You may not win, but if it was somethin you loved and were passionate about, you endured (an apt thought, especially considering I came off a nasty flu, ha ha). Here’s various quotes I found online that were inspiring =)

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
Tom Hiddleston

“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.”
Isaac Asimov

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
Thomas A. Edison

“Grit is staring down the barrel of the difficult and the unknown, rejecting the voices that say I’m not enough, and pushing through anyway.”
―Josh Collins

“Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.
Art consists of the persistence of memory.”
Stephen King, Misery

“A mans life is interesting primarily when he has failed. I well know. For its a sign that he tried to surpass himself.”
Georges Clemenceau

“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”
Andy Warhol

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

“People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

And finally:

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


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