In the past couple of years, 3 phases, and tons of movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has dominated our lives and screens with adorable heroes, funny moments, and impressive action episodes.

However, aside from being wild fun, the MCU movies have frequently offered pieces of wisdom and knowledge to their viewers. 

You can’t call it a Marvel movie if it does not have a well-deployed pop culture reference or a snarky one-liner. Quotes have been a cornerstone of the MCU. 

Quotes in the MCU are as vital as Thor’s hammer or Captain America’s shield. If you’re a Marvel fan, you probably wished you could be a superhero. 

Though we might not be able to build an Iron Man suit, summon lightning and thunder, or inject ourselves with a Super-Soldier serum, we can embody the spirit of our favorite MCU character by remembering the many pieces of wisdom they have dropped over the years. 

Thanos’ Words

A lot of Marvel fans consider Thanos as the greatest villain in the MCU. One of the main reasons for this is that Thanos has a lot of memorable dialogue. 

At the start of Infinity War, we could see Thanos asserting himself as the greatest enemy. 

Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now, it’s here. Or should I say, I am” – Thanos

This quote shows how powerful the Mad Titan is. 

Even before Infinity War, Thanos sent shivers down the viewers’ spine in the post-credits scene in Age of Ultron. 

During the scene, we can see the Mad Titan putting on the Infinity Gauntlet for the first time while saying “Fine, I’ll do it myself”.

Everyone fails at who they are supposed to be, Thor. The measure of a person, of a hero…is how well they succeed at being who they are.” – Frigga

Every person has expectations put upon his/herself regarding who we’re supposed to be. Typically, this happens from a very young age. 

They come from everywhere. This includes society, family members, friends, and even yourself. However, this sets up people for failure.

The reason for this is that these expectations sometimes include an extremely particular list of attributes and goals that simply are not fully fitted to most people. 

Just like a lot of other amazing quotes from the MCU, this one encourages people to work to be the best they can be. 

I still believe in heroes.” – Nick Fury

In an inspiring speech, Nick Fury has a blunt conversation with Captain America and Iron Man. 

He said that he believed in an idea. The idea is to bring together a group of extraordinary individuals, and see if they can turn into something better. 

It was believed that they could become a team that would work together whenever the world needed help. They would fight the skirmishes that humanity could never win. It is a traditional idea. However, Fury still believes. 

Whatever it takes.” – Captain America

A huge loss is not enough to stop the greatest heroes of the world from addressing the biggest issues in all the galaxies. They don’t care if they lost 50% of all life in the universe. 

Those that stay are there to battle for all their family and friends. For everyone and everything that Thanos destroyed. 

Captain America believed that The Avengers will fight to the end. This is the fight of their lives. Thus, they will do whatever it takes to win.

I can’t control their fear, only my own.” – Scarlet Witch

Spending your entire life attempting to control the perceptions of people of you is extremely overwhelming. 

However, you can manage your thoughts and your mind. You can also control your own fear, as Scarlet Witch said. 

Worrying about what others are feeling and doing is simply going to cause you unnecessary stress. 

Oftentimes, this can’t be helped. However, you should at least try to focus on your feelings first. 

It’s not about saving our world. It’s about saving theirs.” – Hank Pym

The Marvel Universe has a lot of examples of kids wanting to fix their parents’ mistakes. However, the statement of Hank Pym to Scott Lang shows a great example of parenting. 

However, this quote can go beyond parental love. 

Just like a lot of other quotes in the MCU, this one is all about creating a better future for the next generation. We want to create a better world for our children to keep them happy and safe. 

We are often faced with difficult decisions in life. Those often lead to sacrifices. However, remembering that a lot of those sacrifices are for the betterment of the future typically makes those decisions a lot easier.

Avengers, Assemble!” – Captain America

When it appears that all hope is lost, portals carrying fighters and heroes from different parts of the world open up through magic. 

Lovers and lost friends reunite as the characters we’ve been watching for many years peer through the gateways of the biggest battle in the MCU. 

This is the first time Marvel fans finally hear the iconic phrase in the MCU.

Don’t waste it. Don’t waste your life.” – Ho Yinsen

Ho Yinsen’s final words to Tony Stark served as a wake-up call for him. This inspired Start to become Iron Man. 

However, we can all use a reminder like this every once in a while. Our lifetimes are limited and we need to use our time wisely.

Though we may not have the power to do this just like Iron Man, minor actions can be a force for good. 


These are just some of the quotes from the MCU. It’s extremely difficult to put all of the quotes in a single light. 

Even though they’re just lines from the movies, they can still make a huge impact on our lives. Even if these quotes came from fictional characters in a fictional world, they still inspire us to do what’s right.


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