Simple Mathematics

by Rocky Balboa

You ain’t got a boyfriend; you know why? Because you hang around with them coconuts on the corner, you understand? You hang around with coconuts, you get nowhere – they’re lemons. You hang around with nice people, you get nice friends, you understand? You hang around with smart people, you get smart friends; you hang around with yo-yo people, you get yo-yo friends; you see? It’s simple mathematics.


Rocky Balboa, a professional boxer from Philadelphia, was a fictional character created and portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in six films. His six sentences are taken from Stallone’s original screenplay for the first film. (“Rocky” won the 1976 Oscar for Best Picture.)