Top 55 Punching Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Punching Quotes from famous people such as Angelina Jolie, Chiaki Kuriyama, Tony Bellew, Michelle Rodriguez, Matt Riddle, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at

I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren’t there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in.
Angelina Jolie
We started with the basics of kicking and punching, then we moved on once we got proficient in that, we moved on to working with the weapons, and from then on working with the wires.
Chiaki Kuriyama
Stylistically, Tommy Hearns is much better than Marvin Hagler – his technique and punching were better – but he just couldn’t do it. He couldn’t beat Marvin Hagler, and it’s because styles make fights.
Tony Bellew
They didn’t train me to be in the ring for five and a half hours punching air. So, it was hard, I had to get some body contact in there somewhere, it was mostly body shots and stuff. I had no clue, really.
Michelle Rodriguez
I was landscaping not too long ago, so I’m extremely grateful for the people supporting me in wrestling. Not that landscaping is terrible, but I’d rather be suplexing and punching people.
Matt Riddle
I have tactics that calm me down and mellow me out so I go in to the game calm and ready instead of punching the walls.
Jonjo Shelvey
I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said ‘Are you going to help?’ I said ‘No, six should be enough.’
Les Dawson
Of course, stuff happens off the ball in any football match. Standing on people’s toes, pinching, hair pulling, punching in the back.
Jermaine Jenas
Those guys were made for me and Muhammad because they come straight in and don’t back up but you had to watch out for his punching power but if we could have neutralized that then we would have been fine.
Larry Holmes
I do Thai boxing Mondays, jujitsu Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesdays I do boxing with Mark – he was a world champion at one point. I absolutely love it. I actually have a punching bag outside in my garden. I’m obsessed with working out. I eat like a pig, so it kind of makes up for that.
Millie Bobby Brown
The nice thing about Squirrel Girl is that she’s smart, and she looks for situations that don’t necessarily involve punching people all the time.
Ryan North
Punching your weight is one of boxing’s most sensible rules. It’s a handy one to abide by whether your battles lie in or out of a ring.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
In the early 2000s, I was introduced to the noble art of kickboxing, it thrilled me, and I loved it. I loved the honour and the discipline, and I also loved the punching.
Nick Frost
Striking isn’t just about kicking and punching. It’s far more complex than that. It’s also about timing and range.
Demian Maia
Part of my gift as a fighter is being a human punching bag.
Mark Hunt
I missed my entrance in a production of ‘Blade to the Heat’ at Thick Description in San Francisco. I came into the scene very late and hugged the punching bag. I had no idea what to do! Unfortunately, that mishap was recorded for archives at UC Berkeley. It goes down in history.
Colman Domingo
I like punching people and I like being punched, to be honest with you. What other thing could I do, beating people up and getting beat up, and get paid for it?
Chris Arreola
I’m not going to be anybody’s punching bag.
Tim Kaine
I have a master plan as an artist. I’ve always said I’m not going to be punching nobody’s clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world.
Erykah Badu
My father worked in the Post Office. A lot of double shifts. All his friends were in the same situation – truck drivers, taxi cab drivers, grocery clerks. Blue collar guys punching the clock and working long, hard hours. The thought that sustained them was the one at the center of the American dream.
Gary David Goldberg
Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot.
Alexis Arguello
I’ve taken the leap of faith to stop punching the company time clock and start working for myself. I’m now the CEO of Starfish Media Group, my production company, in New York City.
Soledad O’Brien
Every book I write, the media just keeps punching me in the face.
Tama Janowitz
I’d rather have Ben Affleck feeling something than twenty minutes of punching CGI Zod. You want moments that resonate with your audience.
Chris Claremont
I love looking back at the older fights; they don’t make them like they used to. Just watching Tommy Hearns, the technique in his punching, the brilliance and the combinations from the likes of Ray Leonard and ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson.
Tony Bellew
I think that Wladimir is more talented than I, and he has tremendous punching power. He’s younger. He’s the one. He’s better than me.
Vitali Klitschko
As a comedian who’s used to, like, punching the jokes, it’s hard to teach yourself that that’s not the strong choice in the sense that you have to really have to dial it back.
Allison Tolman
I used to be in the trailer park with one glove on because I didn’t have two, punching myself in the face saying, ‘I’m Johnny Tapia’ to intimidate the other kids that I would box.
Diego Sanchez
I really respect those guys that get $250,000 for punching up scripts, because it’s an art form.
Bert Kreischer
I just like punching loudmouths in the face.
Justin Gaethje
They call it the rope-a-dope. Well, I’m the dope. Ali just laid on the rope and I, like a dope, kept punching until I got tired. But he was probably the most smart fighter I’ve ever gotten into the ring with.
George Foreman
All fighters run. The constant motion prepares you for

All fighters run. The constant motion prepares you for being in the ring. And running strengthens your legs. Punching power comes from your lower body.
Laila Ali
I go to body combat classes. There’s something very tribal about being in a room with 30 other women punching and kicking!
Sara Cox
When things are right and things are focused, it’s a game to me, and I’m there just stalking and punching and grabbing and tearing people up.
Cat Zingano
I could take all the cartoons in the tabloid newspapers, but I couldn’t take my daughter punching me in the belly and asking why I was so fat. That was my inspiration to lose the weight. And probably the last time anyone hurt my feelings.
Al Sharpton
This was a theme of Sen. Akaka’s career – to advocate for people who did not have power, for people who were vulnerable. He was a champion for the federal government employees who continue to this day to be a punching bag for some.
Brian Schatz
I always like being a director in terms of giving acting notes and punching up on the fly.
Matt Besser
You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it’s good for one’s self-respect to be a punching bag.
Ed Koch
I don’t want to be a punching bag.
Paulie Malignaggi
I remember lying to my producer that I’d heard Sean Penn was coming out of a different exit, just to avoid him – he was punching journalists left, right and centre at that point.
Paul Kaye
Once you put that muscle on, it’s hard to go back down. Most guys, when they put that muscle on, they just stay big. To go back down while at the same time trying to maintain that punching power, it’s very tough.
Roy Jones Jr.
For most of my life I’ve liked to pretend I live in a starship. Punching in fake codes to get into doorways that obviously are not secure. I love that idea of living on a spaceship. Because essentially we are: a gigantic thing floating in some infinite darkness that’s running on principles that we don’t even understand.
Reggie Watts
Many people use the words ‘death defying’ or ‘death wishing’ when they talk about wire-walking. Many people have asked me: ‘So do you have a death wish?’ After doing a beautiful walk, I feel like punching them in the nose. It’s indecent. I have a life wish.
Philippe Petit
Oh my goodness gracious, what you can buy off the Internet in terms of overhead photography. A trained ape can know an awful lot of what is going on in this world, just by punching on his mouse, for a relatively modest cost.
Donald Rumsfeld
I live for the pressure, I live for the moments when I’m deep in the match, out of breath, hurt and feel like throwing up. It’s in those moments that I push through, I keep punching, I keep going forward, because no matter what, I will never stop.
Sonya Deville
A lot of rappers don’t have to go through what I had to go through as a singer. I was always in a bubble that they put me in, but I was always punching out. It was a tough line to walk.
Mariah Carey
When someone says ‘comic book movies’, what they inevitably mean is a summer superhero blockbuster, with heavily-muscled and tightly-gluted men (plus the occasional token woman) in tight-fitting costumes punching the living daylights out of one another for two hours.
Antony Johnston
My dad got sent off for punching Roberto Mancini in the face. It was in the European Cup-Winners’ Cup quarter-final in 1991, and if you look on YouTube, you will have confirmation. It’s a very clear punch. He just went straight through him. I can’t wait to play against Mancini now. Maybe he will remember.
Wojciech Szczesny
Cinematically speaking, there’s more of a striking appeal to karate. It’s kicking and punching action. Jiu-jitsu is dudes rolling around and wrestling.
Riley Stearns
Basically it starts with four months of training, just basic stretching, kicking and punching. Then you come to the choreography and getting ready to put the dance together.
Keanu Reeves
If you woke up, every day, and someone punched you in the face, for the first week, you’d go, ‘Why is someone punching me in the face?’ But, by the time you got through week two, you’d take it and just go on with the day.
Dominic Monaghan
The true game of mixed martial arts is putting your wrestling in there, putting your striking in there, but also being deceiving – hiding behind your punches if you’re wrestling and hiding behind your wrestling if you’re punching. It’s just a matter of blending it all together.
Tyron Woodley
And I really do think that the difficulty of research makes it more real to you than punching a thing to find out how many men were killed at this particular action.
Shelby Foote
I actually have a punching bag right outside in my garden.
Millie Bobby Brown
My game plan is always my punching.
Junior dos Santos