73 Alpha Male Quotes from the Tough Guys of Hollywood

If you enjoy the words of strong men, then these alpha male quotes are for you.

Today we will celebrate some of our favorite Hollywood actors by bringing some of their quotes to you from the different characters they have portrayed over the years.

You will see quotes from classic characters such as Rocky played by Sylvester Stallone, as well as some newer characters such as Luke Hobbs played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

This list is not highlighting the RomComs, but instead, the gritty, action heroes played on the screen.

Enjoy reading the quotes below and let the testosterone explode!

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Alpha male quotes by Sylvester Stallone

1. “If I can change and you can change, everybody can change.” – Rocky Balboa

2. “Going in one more round when you don’t think you can. That’s what makes all the difference in your life.” – Rocky Balboa

3. “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa

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4. “Nobody owes nobody nothing.” – Rocky Balboa

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5. “I was wonderin’ if, uh, you wouldn’t mind marryin’ me very much.” ― (Rocky II, 1979)

6. “I just want to say hi to my girlfriend, OK? Yo, Adrian! It’s me, Rocky.” ― (Rocky, 1976)

7. “You knocked him down, why don’t you try knocking me down now.” ― (Rocky V, 1990)

8. “You gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you.” ― Rocky Balboa

9. “Let me tell you something you already know. 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.” ― Rocky Balboa

10. “I Want Them To Know That Death Is Coming, And There Is Nothing They Can Do To Stop It.” – Rambo

11. “Old Men Start It, Young Men Fight It, Nobody Wins, Everybody In The Middle Dies, And Nobody Tells The Truth!” – Rambo

12. “To Survive A War, You Gotta Become War.” – Rambo

13. “Don’t Push It Or I’ll Give You A War You Won’t Believe.” – Rambo

14. “Live For Nothing Or Die For Something.” – Rambo

15. “They Drew First Blood.” – Rambo

Alpha male quotes by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

16. “In life, things happen. You may not want them to, but they do. You just got to do your best and move on. And the fact of the matter is, I’m your family. I’m your people. Me.” – Luke Hobbs

17. “Ooh. I’m what you call an ice cold can of whoop-ass.” – Luke Hobbs

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18. “I don’t need anybody else. I work alone.” – Luke Hobbs

19. “Yep, because I have a secret weapon. People actually like me. You wouldn’t understand that because you don’t have any friends.” – Luke Hobbs

20. “There you go again, you’re just thinking about yourself. You’re such a diva. What about my feelings for once? Let me tell you something, if we were a band, you know who you’d be? You’d be Mick Jagger.” – Luke Hobbs

21. “If you wear a dress, and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” – Maui

22. “I’m sorry to bring trouble here, Momma, but I need my brothers. This family is going to war. We’re gonna need cars… and guns.” – Luke Hobbs

23. “In the immortal words of Jay-Z: “Whatever deity may guide my life, dear lord don’t let me die tonight. But if I shall before I wake, I’d accept my fate.” – Roadblock in GI Joe

24. “There is one man. He’s the reason we call ourselves Joes.” – Roadblock in GI Joe

25. “I came here when I was fourteen, with a life expectancy of thirteen. I was bounced around from home to home until this… became my home. Guys would line up outside that door to fight me. They whooped my skinny ass so much I started to enjoy it. Until one winter, I grew eight inches, gained sixty pounds, punched a guy so hard he couldn’t move his arm to tap out. Then when the Joes came recruiting to the hood, I’d already beaten down half of it. I became a Joe to serve. In the field. So if we’re fighting uphill, we take the hill.” – Roadblock in GI Joe

Alpha male quotes by Chuck Norris

26. “Sleep tight, Sucker!” – Chuck Norris, The Delta Force

27. “My kind of trouble doesn’t take vacations.” – Chuck Norris, Lone Wolf McQuade

28. “When I want your opinion, I’ll beat it out of you.” – Chuck Norris, Code of Silence

29. “I don’t step on toes… I step on necks.” – Chuck Norris, Braddock: Missing in Action III

30. “You’re right! You have the right (kicks the rapist) to remain silent.” – Chuck Norris, Ranger Walker

Alpha male quotes by Bruce Willis

31. “Was always kinda partial to Roy Rogers actually. I really like those sequined shirts.” – John Mclane in Die Hard

32. “Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.” – John Mclane in Die Hard
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Alpha male quotes by Mel Gibson

33. “What did one shepherd say to the other shepherd? Let’s get the flock out of here!” – Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon

34. “You do this my way. You shoot, you shoot to kill, get as many of them as you can. All you got to do is just not miss.” – Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon

35. “Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!” – William Wallace in Braveheart

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36. “There’s a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.” – William Wallace in Braveheart
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Alpha male quotes by Vin Deisel

37. “It doesn’t matter whether you win by an inch or a mile, winning is winning.” – Dominic Toretto

38. “I live my life a quarter-mile at a time. Nothing else matters; not the mortgage; not the store; not my team and their bullshit. For those 10 seconds or less, I’m free.” – Dominic Toretto

39. “You don’t turn your back on family, even when they do.” – Dominic Toretto

40. “You know this ain’t no 10-second race.” “I’ve got nothing but time.” – Dominic Toretto

41. “Now what are you gonna do to get that cred back? What’s the big play? Something splashy.” – Riddick

Alpha male quotes by Denzel Washington

42. “When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.” – Robert McCall in Equalizer

43. “You gotta be who you are in this world, no matter what.” – Robert McCall in Equalizer

44. “Don’t doubt yourself, son. Doubt kills.” – Robert McCall in Equalizer

45. “King Kong ain’t got shit on me. That’s right, that’s right. Shit, I don’t, fuck. I’m winning anyway, I’m winning… I’m winning any motherfucking way. I can’t lose. Yeah, you can shoot me, but you can’t kill me.” – Alonzo Harris in Training Day

46. “To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.” – Alonzo Harris in Training Day

47. “What I do best. I’m gonna kill ’em. Anyone that was involved. Anybody who profited from it. Anybody who opens their eyes at me.” – Creasy in Man on Fire

48. “Man carries a gun he tends to use it.” – Sam Chisolm in Magnificent Seven

49. “You tell your boss if he wants his town, come see me.” – Sam Chisolm in Magnificent Seven

50. “What we lost in the fire, we found in the ashes.” – Sam Chisolm in Magnificent Seven

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51. “I don’t want you to be my fan. I want you to be mine.” – Emme Rollins

52. “You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees.” – Grace Willows

53. “Nothing is as deadly as the love of a powerful man.” – Nenia Campbell

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54. “An alpha male is decisive.” — Asad Meah

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55. “Be the one to stand out in the crowd.” — Joel Osteen

56. “I’m raised to actually think, to use my brain.” — Jason Momoa

56. “My respect isn’t demanded, it’s earned.” — Harvey Specter, Suits

57. “To die with dignity does not require company.” — Jon Lee Anderson

58. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” — Leonardo DiCaprio

59. “It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” — Emiliano Zapata

60. “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.” — Donald Draper

61. “Challenge yourself. It’s the only path which leads to growth.” — Morgan  Freeman

62. “The most common cause of death among alpha males was ego.” — Nelson Demille

63. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan

Alpha Male Quotes To Inspire Your Inner Self

64. “If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.” ― Cristiano Ronaldo

65. “Hard times don’t last, but hard men do.” ― Victor Pride

66. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

67. “The alpha male does what the other lions fail to do.  He reminds himself time and again that he is the alpha, and second to none.” ― Dhanush Bangera

68. “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” ― Jocko Willink

69. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” ― Tom Brady

70. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.” ― David Goggins

71. “In my mind, not just this year, always, I am always the best.  And I am always going to say that.” ― Cristiano Ronaldo

72. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” ― Elon Musk

73. “If you hate laziness, love taking action, and respect a worthy opponent, you may be an Alpha Male.” ― Atlas Rowe

Which of these Alpha male quotes is your favorite?

I hope that you enjoyed reading through these Alpha Male quotes.

Many more quotes can be found, but these are some of my favorites.

As you went through the quotes did you see your favorite actors or characters?

Many more leading men in Hollywood would qualify, but these men and characters represent the toughest of the alpha males in Hollywood over the last 45 years.

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