The 50+ Best Captain America Quotes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Known as “The First Avenger”, a “man out of time” and, of course, Captain America, Steve Rogers is a man of many names. And he’s a man of many memorable quotes too!

Be they inspiring, witty, heart-breaking or just iconic, the things he has said have stuck with his friends in the Marvel Universe as well as us on the outside.

So, in honor of our beloved Cap, we’ve rounded up all our favorite quotes from the movies… so take a seat and enjoy all the best lines from Captain America!

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The Most Iconic Lines & Quotes from Captain America

These are the most memorable, iconic and famous lines from Captain America, that we’re sure you remember anyway but still need to be included! They’re almost guaranteed to inspire you a little as well.


“I can do this all day!” Captain America: The First Avenger

Nick Fury: I don’t know about that, but it is powered by the cube. And I’d like to know how Loki used it to turn two of the sharpest men I know into his personal flying monkeys.
Thor: Monkeys? I do not understand.
Steve Rogers: I do! [Stark rolls his eyes, while Captain America looks proud of himself] 
Steve Rogers: I understood that reference.” The Avengers

Sam Wilson: Don’t say it! Don’t you say it!
Steve Rogers: [running by Sam] On your left.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“You get hurt, hurt ’em back. You get killed… walk it off.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Steve Rogers: Avengers! Assemble.” Avengers: Endgame

The Best Funny Captain America Lines & Quotes

Steve Rogers might be old-fashioned but he’s got a good sense of humor! Here are our favorite funny Captain America lines, often coming about when he is bickering with Tony Stark/Iron Man (psst, don’t forget to read his best quotes here too) or his childhood friend Bucky.


Peggy Carter: How do you feel?
Steve Rogers: Taller.” Captain America: The First Avenger

James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: [discovering Steve is taller] What happened to you?
Steve Rogers: I joined the Army.” Captain America: The First Avenger

Peggy Carter: You can’t give me orders!
Steve Rogers: The hell I can’t! I’m a Captain! [smiles]” Captain America: The First Avenger

James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: [looking down a long and steep zip line they’ll soon be traveling] 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: [grinning] Now why would I do that?” Captain America: The First Avenger

James ‘Bucky’ Barnes: But you’re keeping the outfit, right? Steve Rogers: You know what? It’s kinda grown on me.” Captain America: The First Avenger

“[Right before they zipline onto the moving train Dr. Zola is on] We’ve only got about a 10-second window. You miss that window and we’re all just bugs on a windshield! Mind the Gap!” 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

You know, the last time I was in Germany and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing. The Avengers

“[about to fight a squadron of black ops] Steve Rogers: Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Natasha Romanoff: Did you do anything fun Saturday night? Steve Rogers: Well, all the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead, so no, not really.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Sam Wilson: You’re a lot heavier than you look.
Steve Rogers: I had a big breakfast.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Natasha Romanoff: Where did Captain America learn to steal a car?
Steve Rogers: Nazi Germany. And we’re borrowing. Get your feet off the dash.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Sam Wilson: Hey, Cap, how do we know the good guys from the bad guys?
Steve Rogers: If they’re shooting at you, they’re bad.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Natasha Romanoff: First rule of going on the run is: “Don’t run. Walk.”
Steve Rogers: [in a pair of loose shoes] If I run in these shoes they’re going to fall off.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“You know, I’m getting a little tired of being Fury’s janitor.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Sam Wilson: You must miss the good old days, huh?
Steve Rogers: Well, things aren’t so bad. Food’s a lot better; we used to boil everything. No polio is good. Internet, so helpful. I’ve been reading that a lot trying to catch up.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Iron Man: Shit!
Captain America: Language!” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man: Is no one going to comment that the Cap just said “language”?
Captain America: I know! It just slipped out.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man: And for gosh’s sake, watch your language!
Captain America: [resigned] That’s not going away anytime soon.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Clint Barton: You bet your ass!
Maria Hill: Steve, he said a bad language word!
Steve Rogers: [to Tony] Did you tell everyone about that?” Avengers: Age of Ultron

I really miss the days when the weirdest thing science ever created was me.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

“[after fighting off Ultron drones] Thor: IS THAT THE BEST YOU CAN DO? [Ultron laughs, and summons more drones] 
Steve Rogers: You had to ask…” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Steve Rogers: [talking to Thor on the battlefield] New haircut?
Thor: Noticed you’ve copied my beard. [Groot impales several Outriders with his arm] 
Thor: Oh, by the way, this is a friend of mine, Tree.
Groot: I am Groot.
Steve Rogers: I am Steve Rogers.” Avengers: Infinity War

“[To Natasha] I’d offer to make you dinner, but you look miserable enough already.” Avengers: Endgame

Tony Stark: [to Steve, referring to his 2012 self] Mr. Rogers, I almost forgot, that suit did nothing for your ass.
Steve Rogers: No one asked you to look, Tony.
Tony Stark: It’s ridiculous.
Scott Lang: I think you look great, Cap. As far as I’m concerned, that’s America’s ass.” Avengers: Endgame

Steve Rogers: [after accidentally running into his past self] You’ve got to be shitting me.” Avengers: Endgame

Past Steve Rogers: I can do this all day.
Steve Rogers: Yeah, I know.”Avengers: Endgame

“[Rogers looks at his past self, who is lying face-down, unconscious] He’s right. That IS America’s ass.” Avengers: Endgame

The Best Inspiring and Motivational Quotes by Captain America

Captain America started out as an inspiring figure before he got to actually get out and fight bad guys – and it shows! Steve Rogers is good at giving a speech that makes you want to do the right thing and defeat evil, so here are his most inspiring and motivational lines.


Peggy Carter: What do you plan to do? Walk to Austria?
Steve Rogers: If that’s what it takes.” Captain America: The First Avenger

Peggy Carter: Did you have something against running away?
Steve Rogers: You start running, they’ll never let you stop. You stand up, push back. Can’t say no forever, right?” Captain America: The First Avenger

Loki: Kneel!
Steve Rogers: Not today!” The Avengers

“I know I’m asking a lot. But the price of freedom is high. It always has been. And it’s a price I’m willing to pay. And if I’m the only one, then so be it. But I’m willing to bet I’m not.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“[to Banner] As the world’s expert on waiting too long, don’t. You both deserve a win.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tony Stark: How were you guys planning on beating that?
Steve Rogers: Together.
Tony Stark: We’ll lose.
Steve Rogers: Then we’ll do that together, too.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

Falcon: What do we do?
Captain America: We fight.” Captain America: Civil War

Let’s go get this son of a bitch.” Avengers: Endgame

“That’s great. You did the hardest part. You took the jump, you didn’t know where you were gonna come down. And that’s it. That’s those little brave baby steps you gotta take. To try and become whole again. To try and find purpose. I went in the ice in ’45 right after I met the love of my life. Woke up 70 years later. You got to move on. Got to move on. The world is in our hands. It’s left to us guys, and we have to do something with it. Otherwise… Thanos should have killed all of us.” Avengers: Endgame

“Five years ago, we lost. All of us. We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves. Today, we have a chance to take it all back. You know your teams, you know your missions. Get the stones, get them back. One round trip each. No mistakes. No do-overs. Most of us are going somewhere we know, that doesn’t mean we should know what to expect. Be careful. Look out for each other. This is the fight of our lives. And we’re going to win. Whatever it takes. Good luck.” Avengers: Endgame

Lines by Captain America That Show His Humble and Down to Earth Side

When all was said and done, Steve Rogers was a skinny kid from Brooklyn who just wanted to do the right thing. These are the best Captain America quotes that show he was both humble and down to earth, mostly because of his background.


Abraham Erskine: Do you want to kill Nazis?
Steve Rogers: Is this a test?
Abraham Erskine: Yes.
Steve Rogers: I don’t want to kill anyone. I don’t like bullies; I don’t care where they’re from.” Captain America: The First Avenger

Red Skull: So, what made you so special?
Steve Rogers: Nothing. I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.” Captain America: The First Avenger

“You know for the longest time I dreamed about coming overseas and being on the front lines. Serving my country. I finally get everything I wanted, and I’m wearing tights.” Captain America: The First Avenger

“The uniform? Aren’t the stars and stripes a little… old-fashioned?” The Avengers

Captain America: You got heart, kid. Where are you from?
Spider-Man: Queens!
Captain America: [chuckles in mild disbelief] Brooklyn!” Captain America: Civil War

He said ‘Bucky’ and suddenly I was that 16-year-old boy from Brooklyn again.” Captain America: Civil War

The Most Profound and Sad Lines by Captain America

There’s no denying Steve Rogers lost a lot when he was frozen for all those years, not to mention when he thought his best friend died only to lose him again during the snap. These are the saddest and most profound quotes from Captain America that both make you feel and think about what’s important in life.


“When I went under, the world was at war. I wake up, they say we won. They didn’t say what we lost.” The Avengers

“For as long as I can remember I just wanted to do what was right. I guess I’m not quite sure what that is anymore. And I thought I could throw myself back in and follow orders, serve. It’s just not the same.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“Every time someone tries to win a war before it starts, innocent people die. Every time.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

“I’m sick of watching people pay for our mistakes…” Avengers: Age of Ultron

“Ultron thinks we’re monsters, that we’re what’s wrong with the world. This isn’t just about beating him, it’s about whether he’s right.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

“I don’t know, family, stability. The guy who wanted all that went in the ice seventy-five years ago. I think someone else came out.” Avengers: Age of Ultron

“He looked at me like he didn’t even know me.” Captain America: The Winter Solider

Tony Stark: [discussing Natasha’s death] Do we know if she had family? Steve Rogers: Yeah. Us.” Avengers: Endgame

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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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