The 60+ Best Black Widow Quotes from the MCU (Top Natasha Romanoff Quotes)

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For a long time, Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, was the most badass woman of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Of course, there are plenty more other kickass chicks now, but we’ll always have a soft spot for the gorgeous redhead who beats up multiple men without breaking a sweat!

It took a long time for Black Widow to get her own film, so it used to be easy to overlook her in favor of the other Avengers, but this quietly-spoken and mysterious gal still managed to have lots of memorable lines over the years.

From the first moment she showed up in Iron Man 2, Natasha Romanoff has been inspiring us with her loyalty, courage and bad-ass abilities, not to mention her words.

We’ve compiled all the best Black Widow quotes here today, including lines from the new film (but they’re all in one section if you want to avoid spoilers), for your reading pleasure.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and let’s get started…


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The Most Famous and Iconic Black Widow Quotes

As always, here are the most memorable and well known Natasha Romanoff quotes, that you probably already know by heart, maybe even using them in real life situations…


Loki: Oh. Is this love, Agent Romanoff?
Natasha Romanoff: Love is for children. I owe him a debt.” The Avengers

“I’ve been compromised. I got red in my ledger. I’d like to wipe it out.” The Avengers

Natasha Romanoff: [watching the aliens come toward them] This is just like Budapest all over again.
Clint Barton: You and I remember Budapest very differently.” The Avengers

Natasha Romanoff: Whatever it takes.
Clint Barton: Whatever it takes.” Avengers: Endgame

Clint Barton: Tell my family I love them.
Natasha Romanoff: You tell them yourself.” Avengers: Endgame

Best Funny Black Widow Quotes

Black Widow isn’t the most hilarious of the Avengers, usually leaving the quips and comic relief to the likes of Tony Stark or Thor, but she still has her moments! These are the funniest Natasha Romanoff lines that made us laugh, or at least chuckle.


Natalie Rushman: I’m surprised you can keep your mouth shut.
Tony Stark: God, you’re good. You are mind-blowingly close to this. How do you do it? You’re a triple impostor, I’ve never seen anything like it. Is there anything real about you? Do you even speak Latin?
Natalie Rushman: Fallaces sunt rerum species.
Tony Stark: Which means? Wait, what did you just say?
Natalie Rushman: It means you can either drive yourself home or I can have you collected.” Iron Man 2

Natalie Rushman: I’m going to enter the facility. [she begins to remove her dress, Happy stares at her and dodges a car] Eyes on the road.” Iron Man 2

Natasha Romanoff: There was quite the buzz around here, finding you in the ice. I thought Coulson was gonna swoon. Did he ask you to sign his Captain America trading cards yet?
Steve Rogers: Trading cards?
Natasha Romanoff: They’re vintage, he’s very proud.” The Avengers

Nick Fury: Agent Romanoff, would you show Dr. Banner to his laboratory, please.
[Natasha nods and walks off, leading Banner down the hall] 
Natasha Romanoff: You’re gonna love it, Doc. We got all the toys.” The Avengers

Bruce Banner: So… this all seems horrible.
Black Widow: I’ve seen worse.
Bruce Banner: Sorry.
Black Widow: No, we could… use… a little worse.” The Avengers

Tony Stark: Then tell him to suit up… I’m bringing the party to you.
[Stark in his Iron Man armor leads the monstrous Leviathan into view, heading toward the rest of the Avengers] 
Natasha Romanoff: I – I don’t see how that’s a party.” The Avengers

Natasha Romanoff: Hey, fellas. Either one of you know where the Smithsonian is? I’m here to pick up a fossil.
Steve Rogers: That’s hilarious.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“Where did Captain America learn to steal a car?” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers: You know, it’s kind of hard to trust someone when you don’t know who that someone really is.
Natasha Romanoff: Yeah. Who do you want me to be?
Steve Rogers: How about a friend?
Natasha Romanoff: [chuckles] Well, there’s a chance you might be in the wrong business, Rogers.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Natasha Romanoff: Kiss me.
Steve Rogers: What?
Natasha Romanoff: Public displays of affection make people very uncomfortable.
Steve Rogers: Yes, they do.
[Natasha grabs and kisses Rogers, causing a passing Rumlow to look away uncomfortably] 
Natasha Romanoff: [uncomfortable herself] You still uncomfortable?
Steve Rogers: [even more uncomfortable] That’s not exactly the word I would use.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Natasha Romanoff: What about the nurse that lives across the hall from you? She seems kind of nice.
Steve Rogers: Secure the engine room, then find me a date.
Natasha Romanoff: [jumping off deck over the railings] I’m multitasking.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“[Captain America has lost his shield in a fight with Ultron, Nat grabs the shield off the street while racing on motorcycle] Black Widow: I’m always picking up after you boys.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tony Stark: Romanoff… you and Banner better not be playing hide the zucchini.
Natasha Romanoff: Relax, showman. Not all of us can fly.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Natasha Romanoff: [after kissing Bruce Banner] I adore you…[Suddenly pushes him off cliff] …but I need the Other Guy.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Bruce Banner: How’d a nice girl like you wind up working in a dump like this?
Natasha Romanoff: Fella done me wrong.
Bruce Banner: You got lousy taste in men, kid.
Natasha Romanoff: He’s not so bad. He has a temper… deep down he’s all fluff. Fact is, he’s not like anybody I’ve ever known. All my friends are fighters. And here comes this guy, spends his life avoiding the fight because he knows he’ll win.
Bruce Banner: Sounds amazing.
Natasha Romanoff: He’s also a huge dork. Chicks dig that! So what do you think – should I fight this? Or run with it?” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tony Stark: Isn’t that the WHY we fight? So we can end the fight and go home?
Natasha Romanoff: Well, you amazingly failed!” Avengers: Age of Ultron

“[to Dr. Helen Cho who is about to operate on wounded Clint Barton] Are you sure he’s gonna be OK? Pretending to need this guy really brings the team together.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Natasha Romanoff: Looking over your shoulder should be second nature.
Sam Wilson: Anyone ever tell you you’re a little paranoid?
Natasha Romanoff: Not to my face. Why, did you hear something?” Captain America: Civil War

Ant-Man: Look, I really don’t want to hurt you.
Black Widow: I wouldn’t stress about it. [beats him up]” Captain America: Civil War

Steve Rogers: You know, I saw a pod of whales when I was coming in, over the bridge.
Natasha Romanoff: In the Hudson?
Steve Rogers: Fewer ships, cleaner water…
Natasha Romanoff: You know, if you’re about to tell me to look on the bright side – I’m about to hit you in the head with a peanut butter sandwich.” Avengers: Endgame

Steve Rogers: Wait, are you talking about a time machine?
Scott Lang: No, of course not, not a time machine. This is more like a… yeah, like a time machine. I know it’s crazy, it’s crazy but I can’t stop thinking about it. There is got to be some… it’s crazy.
Natasha Romanoff: Scott, I get emails from a raccoon so nothing sounds crazy anymore.” Avengers: Endgame

The Saddest Black Widow Quotes

It’s no secret to any Marvel fan that Black Widow’s backstory is quite sad, although she doesn’t often mention it. However, these are the saddest Natasha Romanoff lines and instances where we get a glimpse behind her stoic mask, or the quotes that become sad when we consider them later…


Natasha Romanoff  You gotta level out, that’s gonna take time.
Clint Barton: You don’t understand. Have you ever had someone take your brain and play? Take you out and stuff something else in? You know what it’s like to be unmade?
Natasha Romanoff: You know that I do.” The Avengers

“When I first joined S.H.I.E.L.D., I thought it was going straight. But I guess I just traded in the KGB for HYDRA. I thought I knew whose lies I was telling, but… I guess I can’t tell the difference anymore.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Bruce Banner: I can’t ever… I can’t have this. Kids. Do the math. I physically can’t.
Natasha Romanoff: Neither can I. In the Red Room where I was trained… where I was raised, they have a graduation ceremony. They sterilize you. It’s efficient. One less thing to worry about. The one thing that might matter more than a mission. Makes everything easier. Even killing. You still think you’re the only monster on the team?” Avengers: Age of Ultron

“Even if there’s a small chance that we can undo this, I mean, we owe it to everyone who is not in this room, to try.” Avengers: Endgame

“[before the Time Heist] See you in a minute.” Avengers: Endgame

Natasha Romanoff: Let me go.
Clint Barton: No. Please don’t.
Natasha Romanoff: [very gently] It’s okay.
Clint Barton: [choked up] Please. [Natasha pushes herself off and falls to her death] NO!” Avengers: Endgame

The Best Black Widow Quotes about Loyalty and Family

One of Natasha Romanoff’s best qualities is her loyalty to those she regards as family. Here are the best Black Widow quotes that show how loyal she is to her chosen family members and what she will do for them.


“I’m off to Vienna for the signing of the Accords. There’s plenty of room on the jet. Just because it’s the path of least resistance doesn’t mean it’s the wrong path. Staying together is more important that how we stay together.” Captain America: Civil War

Steve Rogers: I’m sorry, Nat. I can’t sign it.
Natasha Romanoff: I know.
Steve Rogers: Then why did you come here?
Natasha Romanoff: Because I didn’t want you to be alone.” Captain America: Civil War

Proxima Midnight: [to Wanda, about Vision] He’ll die alone. As will you.
Black Widow: She’s not alone.” Avengers: Infinity War

Natasha Romanoff: We found something. A chance – maybe…
Clint Barton: [voice breaking] Don’t.
Natasha Romanoff: Don’t what?
Clint Barton: Don’t give me hope.
Natasha Romanoff: I’m sorry I couldn’t give it to you sooner.” Avengers: Endgame 

“Even if there’s a small chance that we can undo this, I mean, we owe it to everyone who is not in this room, to try.”

“I used to have nothing. Then I got this. This job… this family. And I was… I was better because of it. And even though… they’re gone… I’m still trying to be better.” Avengers: Endgame

The Best Inspirational and Profound Black Widow Quotes

Sometimes Natasha Romanoff says something that’s actually quite inspiring, or reminds us how we should live our own lives. Here are the most inspiring and profound Black Widow lines that really illustrate that she can be quite wise for her years, probably because of all she’s been through.


Tony Stark: Can I ask you something personal? If this was the last birthday party you were going to have, what would you do?
Natalie Rushman: I would do whatever I wanted to do, with whomever I wanted to do it with.” Iron Man 2

“First rule of going on the run is: Don’t run. Walk.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Natasha Romanoff: The truth is a matter of circumstances; it’s not all things to all people all the time. And neither am I.
Steve Rogers: That’s a tough way to live.
Natasha Romanoff: It’s a good way not to die, though.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Natasha Romanoff: You’re not gonna put me in a prison. You’re not gonna put any of us in a prison. You know why?
Committee General: Do enlighten us.
Natasha Romanoff: Because you need us. Yes, the world is a vulnerable place, and yes, we helped make it that way. But we’re also the ones best qualified to defend it. So if you want to arrest me, arrest me. You’ll know where to find me.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“Nothing lasts forever.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Natasha Romanoff: Cap, these people are going nowhere. If Stark finds a way to blow this rock…
Steve Rogers: Not ’til everyone’s safe.
Natasha Romanoff: Everyone up here versus everyone down there? There’s no math there.
Steve Rogers: I’m not leaving this rock with one civilian on it.
Natasha Romanoff: I didn’t say we should leave. [Steve turns to look at her in surprise] There’s worse ways to go. Where else am I gonna get a view like this?” Avengers: Age of Ultron

“Tony, we have to take a stand.” Avengers: Endgame

Black Widow Quotes that Demonstrate Her Talents and Background

If there’s one thing that Black Widow does well, it’s her job. She was trained to be very good at certain things, and even though her past has been murky, the clues are there if you pay attention. These are our favorite Natasha Romanoff lines that remind you, hey, this pretty girl can kill with her bare hands if needed!


“[to Happy Hogan] You want to help? Keep the car running.” Iron Man 2

“[Natalie Rushman walks in dressed as the Black Widow] 
Tony Stark: Huh! You’re… fired.
Natasha Romanoff: That’s not up to you.” Iron Man 2

“[Luchkov, puts the phone between Natasha’s ear and shoulder] 
Agent Phil Coulson: We need you to come in.
Natasha Romanoff: [tied to a chair] Are you kidding? I’m working.
Agent Phil Coulson: This takes precedence.
Natasha Romanoff: I’m in the middle of an interrogation. This moron is giving me everything.
Georgi Luchkov: [to his cohorts] I don’t… give everything.
Natasha Romanoff: Look, you can’t pull me out of this right now
Agent Phil Coulson: Natasha, Barton’s been compromised.
Natasha Romanoff: Let me put you on hold. [Phil patiently holds while Natasha kicks butt]” The Avengers

Natasha Romanoff: Before I worked for SHIELD, I, uh… Well, I made a name for myself. I have a very specific skill set. I didn’t care who I used it for, or on. I got on SHIELD’s radar in a bad way. Agent Barton was sent to kill me. He made a different call.
Loki: And what will you do if I vow to spare him?
Natasha Romanoff: Not let you out.
Loki: [smiles] No, but I like this. Your world in the balance, and you bargain for one man.
Natasha Romanoff: Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that, I’m Russian… or was.
Loki: And what are you now?
Natasha Romanoff: It’s really not that complicated. I’ve got red in my ledger, I’d like to wipe it out.” The Avengers

Natasha Romanoff: [starts to cry after Loki reveals his plans] You’re a monster!
Loki: [laughing] Oh no, you brought the monster.
Natasha Romanoff: [quickly dropping her facade] So, Banner… that’s your play.
Loki: …What?
Natasha Romanoff: [on the intercom] Loki means to unleash the Hulk. Keep Banner in the lab, I’m on my way. Send Thor as well. [turning back to Loki] Thank you… for your cooperation.” The Avengers

Natasha Romanoff: I know who killed Fury. Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the Winter Soldier. He’s credited for over two dozen assassinations in the last 50 years.
Steve Rogers: So he’s a ghost story.
Natasha Romanoff: Five years ago I was escorting a nuclear engineer out of Iran, somebody shot at my tires near Odessa. We lost control, went straight over a cliff, I pulled us out, but the Winter Soldier was there. I was covering my engineer, so he shot him straight through me. [Shows him the bullet would on her stomach] A Soviet slug, no rifling. Bye-bye bikinis.
Steve Rogers: [sarcastic] Yeah, I bet you look terrible in them now.
Natasha Romanoff: Going after him is a dead end. I know, I’ve tried. Like you said, he’s a ghost story.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers: Stop lying!
Natasha Romanoff: I only act like I know everything, Rogers.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

BONUS: Black Widow Movie Quotes

With Black Widow FINALLY getting her own movie, we also got to learn more about her past and meet her wonderfully oddball adopted family. Of course, these new characters gave us some extra great lines which we can’t not include here as well! If you haven’t seen the film yet and don’t want any spoilers, we suggest skipping this section…


Alexei Shostakov: Do you know why it’s gonna be all right? Because my girls are the toughest girls in the world. You’re gonna take care of each other, okay? And everything, everything’s gonna be fine.”

Natasha Romanoff: You should know I’m a better shot when I’m pissed off.”

Yelena Belova: You’re a total poser.
Natasha Romanoff: I’m not a poser.
Yelena Belova: Oh, come on. I mean, they’re great poses, but it does look like you think everyone’s looking at you, like all the time.”

Natasha Romanoff: Put your seat belt on.
Yelena Belova: You’re such a mom.”

Yelena Belova: Okay, you got a plan, or shall I just stay, duck, and cover?
Natasha Romanoff: My plan was to drive us away!
Yelena Belova: It’s a shit plan.”

Yelena Belova: [to Natasha] Great plan. I love the part where I almost bled to death.”

“[Natasha backs her car into another during a chase scene] 
Yelena Belova: Any time now!
Natasha Romanoff: Oh shut up!”

Yelena Belova: [about Natasha] Such a poser.

Alexei Shostakov: [to Natasha and Yelena] You both have killed so many people. Your ledgers must be dripping, just gushing red. I couldn’t be more proud of you.”

Alexei Shostakov: Why the aggression, huh? Is it your time of the month?
Yelena Belova: I don’t get my period dipshit. I don’t have a uterus.
Natasha Romanoff: Or ovaries.
Yelena Belova: That’s what happens when the Red Room gives you an involuntarily hysterectomy. They kinda just go in and rip out all your reproductive organs. They just get right in there and chop them all away. So you can’t have babies.
Alexei Shostakov: OK, OK, you don’t have to get so clinical and nasty!”

Melina Vostokoff: Good boy, Alexei. Good boy.
Alexei Shostakov: You named a pig after me?
Melina Vostokoff: You don’t see the resemblance?”

Natasha Romanoff: Here’s what’s going to happen.
Melina Vostokoff: Natasha, don’t slouch!
Natasha Romanoff: I’m not slouching!
Melina Vostokoff: You’re going to get a back hunch.
Alexei Shostakov: Listen to your mother.
Natasha Romanoff: Oh my God, this…
Alexei Shostakov: Up, up!
Natasha Romanoff: All right, enough! All of you!
Yelena Belova: I didn’t say anything, that’s not fair!”

Yelena Belova: [performing Natasha’s signature pose] That was disgusting.”

Natasha Romanoff: I’ve lived a lot of lives… But I’m done running from my past.”

Natasha Romanoff: It’s funny. My whole life, I didn’t think I had any family. Turns out I got two.”

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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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