- I believe, in my prime, I could have fought with anybody alive.
- Quoted on rockymarciano.net 
- I have always adhered to two principles. The first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition. The second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring and the bell sounds for the fight.
- If I said I could beat Patterson, you would think I was bragging. But if I said I couldn't, then I would be lying.