The 30+ Best Bucky Barnes Quotes & Lines from the MCU

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For a character who initially didn’t have many lines, fan favorite Bucky Barnes has still managed to make quite an impact on viewers in the Marvel films he has (so far) appeared in.

From the handsome soldier and best friend of Steve Rogers to the ruthless assassin known as The Winter Soldier, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes has really evolved since the first Captain America film.

And with the new, exciting MCU series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we are finally getting more dialogue (and sass!) from the guy who’s for so long been mostly the strong, silent type.

So, in honor of Bucky Barnes’ best quotes and lines, we’ve put together this collection of all the best lines from Bucky, the Winter Soldier himself… including the rare funny ones.


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The Most Iconic Bucky Barnes Quotes

Even though Bucky Barnes was a supporting character for a long time and didn’t have too many lines, he still managed to make them count. These are the most well-known and iconic Bucky Barnes quotes, some of which you’ve probably used yourself in everyday life, right?


“Hey, pick on someone your own size.” Captain America: The First Avenger

James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: Don’t do anything stupid until I come back.
Steve Rogers: How can I? You’re taking all the stupid with you.” Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers: Bucky?
The Winter Soldier: Who the hell is Bucky?” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Zemo: [in Russian] Longing. Rusted. Seventeen. Daybreak. Furnace. Nine. Benign. Homecoming. One. Freight Car… Soldier?
The Winter Soldier: [in English] No. Stop. Stop! [also in Russian] …Ready to comply.” Captain America: Civil War

“Your mom’s name was Sarah. You used to wear newspaper in your shoes.” Captain America: Civil War

Okoye: And what of this one?
T’Challa: This one may be tired of war, but the White Wolf has rested long enough.
[Bucky opens the case to see his new metallic arm] 
Bucky Barnes: Where’s the fight?” Avengers: Infinity War

Steve Rogers: Don’t do anything stupid until I come back.
Bucky Barnes: How can I? You’re taking all the stupid with you.” Avengers: Endgame

“Bucky: Let me just walk you through a hypothetical. Can I walk you though a hypothetical?” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 3, “Power Broker”

“Bucky: Sorry, I was, uh, I was texting and so, all I heard was, um, “a Black guy in stars and stripes. [Chuckle] Nice job, Cap.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 6, “One World, One People”

The Saddest and Most Poignant Bucky Barnes Lines

After Bucky seemed to fall to his death in “Captain America: The First Avenger”, we later find out he was actually captured by HYDRA and brainwashed to become a secret operative. These years took their toll on the once light-hearted man, which we see clearly through these saddest quotes.


Captain America: This doesn’t have to end in a fight, Buck.”
Bucky: It always ends in a fight.” Captain America: Civil War

Steve Rogers: You know me.
The Winter Soldier: No, I don’t!  
Steve Rogers: Bucky. you’ve known me your entire life. Your name is James Buchanan Barnes…
The Winter Soldier: SHUT UP!
Steve Rogers: I’m not gonna fight you. You’re my friend.
The Winter Soldier: You’re my mission! YOU ARE MY MISSION!
Steve Rogers: Then finish it. ‘Cause I’m with you ’til the end of the line.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“Oh, God. I knew this would happen. Everything Hydra put inside me is still there. All he had to do was say the goddamn words.” Captain America: Civil War

Iron Man: Do you even remember them?
Winter Soldier: I remember all of them.” Captain America: Civil War

Bucky Barnes: What’s gonna happen to your friends?
Captain America: Whatever it is… I’ll deal with it.
Bucky Barnes: I don’t know if I’m worth all this, Steve.
Captain America: What you did all those years, it wasn’t you. You didn’t have a choice.
Bucky Barnes: I know… but I did it.” Captain America: Civil War

“I can’t trust my own mind. So, until they figure out how to get this stuff out of my head, I think going back under is the best thing. For everybody.” Captain America: Civil War

“This is new for me. I didn’t have a moment to deal with anything, you know? I had a little… calm in Wakanda. And other than that, I just went from one fight to another for 90 years.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 1 “New World Order’

“Look, that shield represents a lotta things to a lotta people, including me. The world is upside down, and we need a new Cap, and it ain’t gonna be Walker. So before you destroy it, I’ll take it from him myself.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 3, “Power Broker”

The Funniest Lines from Bucky Barnes

Even though Bucky is a rather tortured character he does manage to pull off the odd quip and funny line, especially when interacting with his childhood best friend, Steve, or frenemy Sam Wilson. These are the best funny quotes from Bucky Barnes which show his wit and sense of humor.


James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: Steve.
Steve Rogers: I thought you were dead.
James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: I thought you were smaller.” Captain America: The First Avenger

James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: Remember when I made you ride the Cyclone on Coney Island?
Steve Rogers: Yeah, and I threw up?
James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: This isn’t payback, is it?
Steve Rogers: Now why would I do that?” Captain America: The First Avenger

Johann Schmidt: No matter what lies Erskine told you, you see, I was his greatest success!
James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: [to Steve] You don’t have one of those, do you?” Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers: You ready to follow Captain America into the jaws of death?
James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: Hell, no! The little guy from Brooklyn who was too dumb not to run away from a fight. I’m following him.” Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers: How you been, Buck?
Bucky Barnes: Not bad, for the end of the world.” Avengers: Infinity War

Sam Wilson: Hey, Cap. We got a situation out here.
Bucky Barnes: [Ships enter Wakanda] Man, I love this place.” Avengers: Infinity War

Bucky: Oh, come on. Really? You’re gonna do the notebook thing? Why? It’s passive-aggressive.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 1 “New World Order’

Unique: Hey, man. I’m Unique. It’s like Monique, but it’s got a “U” in there for uniqueness.
Bucky: That’s absurd.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 1 “New World Order’

Sharon: Please. You buy into all that stars and stripes bullshit. Before you were his pet psychopath, you were Mr. America! Cap’s best friend.
Bucky: Wow. She’s kind of awful now.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 3, “Power Broker”

Zemo: You’re seeing something in her that isn’t there. You’re clouded by it. She’s a supremacist. The very concept of a Super Soldier will always trouble people. It’s that warped aspiration that led to Nazis, to Ultron, to the Avengers.
Sam: You’re talking about our friends.
Bucky: The Avengers, not the Nazis.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching”

Bucky: Well, I know a crazy when I see one. Because I am crazy.” Episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching”

The Best Lines and Quotes between Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson

As we mentioned, Sam Wilson and Bucky definitely have a bit of a love/hate relationship after being shoved together due to their mutual friend Steve Rogers. Even before the new show “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” we got a glimpse of this amusing dynamic, but the series has definitely amped that up! These are the best quotes between Bucky and Sam from all the films and the show.


Bucky Barnes: [in the back seat of a VW Beetle] Can you move your seat up?
Sam Wilson: No.” Captain America: Civil War

Bucky: [webbed down] You couldn’t have done that earlier?
Sam: [also webbed down] I hate you.” Captain America: Civil War

Bucky: Shouldn’t have given up the shield.
Sam: Good to see you too, Buck.” Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”

Sam: Look at you. All stealthy. A little time in Wakanda and you come out White Panther.
Bucky: It’s actually White Wolf.
Sam: Huh?” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”

Sam: I have a feeling they might be a part of the Big Three.
Bucky: What “Big Three”?
Sam: The Big Three.
Bucky: What Big Three?
Sam: Androids, aliens, and wizards.
Bucky: That’s not a thing.
Sam: That’s definitely a thing.
Bucky: No, it’s not.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”

Bucky: Who are you fighting now, Gandalf?
Sam: How do you know about Gandalf?
Bucky: I read The Hobbit in 1937 when it first came out.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”

Sam: What’s going on in that big cyborg brain of yours?
Bucky: It’s computing.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”

Dr. Raynor: Okay, it goes like this. Suppose that while you’re sleeping, a miracle occurs. When you wake up, what is something that you would like to see that would make your life better?
Bucky: In my miracle, he would… he would talk less.
Sam: Exactly what I was gonna say. Isn’t that ironic?” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”

Bucky: I thought we were going left?
Sam: You went the wrong way!
Bucky: I was clearing the way!
Sam: I came out first. You had to follow me.
Bucky: And where are we now?
Sharon: Guys, not the time! I’m out!
Bucky: This is a barricade.
Sam: It’s in every action movie!” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 3, “Power Broker”

Sam: You’re not gonna move your seat up, are you?
Bucky: No.” The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Episode 3, “Power Broker”

“Sam: Why didn’t you use the metal arm?
Bucky: Well… I don’t always think of it immediately. I’m right-handed.” Episode 5, “Truth” 

Did we miss any of your favorite Winter Soldier lines?

Let us know in the comments! Want more? You might also like our list of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier filming locations.


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Kristy Brandt

Originally from Tasmania, Australia, Kristy was living in London when she unexpectedly met a Dutch bloke and ended up moving to the Netherlands to be with him. Now she can be found taking numerous photos of their four weird cats, eating lots of stroopwafels and blogging at Tassie Devil Abroad.

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