Marvel fans were first introduced to Sam Wilson AKA Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and immediately fell in love with the wise-cracking character who couldn’t quite keep up with a super-soldier’s endurance.
But we soon saw that there’s much more to Falcon than just being an amusing sidekick, and actor Anthony Mackie has since reprised the role in multiple MCU films and now, the exciting series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
At times both hopeful and cynical, serious and silly, Sam Wilson has had some pretty memorable lines throughout the franchise. Today we’re rounding up all the best funny Falcon lines and quotes, along with the times he has said something more profound.
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The Most Iconic Falcon & Sam Wilson Lines
Before the debut of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, the character of Sam Wilson was never “the star” but he’s still had his fair share of memorable lines. These are the most well-known and iconic quotes by the Falcon AKA Sam Wilson.
“Sam Wilson: Don’t say it! Don’t you say it!
Steve Rogers: [running by Sam] On your left.
Sam Wilson: Come on man!” Captain America: The Winter Soldier
“[about Steve Rogers] Don’t look at me, I do what he does, just slower.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier
“On your left.” Avengers: Endgame
“There’s no such thing as on time. You’re either early or late. Pick one.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 1 “New World Order“
“That little girl kicked your ass!” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”
“Sam: I’m Captain America.” Episode 6, “One World, One People”
The Best Serious Quotes and Lines from Sam Wilson
While Sam Wilson is often a wise-cracking joker, he also has moments of seriousness and depth, particularly when discussing his past experiences as a veteran. Here are the best serious and profound lines said by The Falcon that actually make you think about real issues.
“Sam Wilson: Yeah, brother, we all got the same problems. Guilt, regret…
Steve Rogers: You lose someone?
Sam Wilson: My wingman, Riley. Fly in the night mission. A standard PJ rescue op, nothing we hadn’t done a thousand times before, till an RPG knocks Riley’s dumb ass out of the sky. Nothing I could do. It’s like I was up there just to watch.
Steve Rogers: I’m sorry.
Sam Wilson: After that, I had a really hard time finding a reason for being over there, you know?” Captain America: The Winter Soldier
“Trust me. Every time something gets better for one group, it gets worse for another.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 1 “New World Order’
“The world has been forever changed. A few months ago, billions of people reappeared after five years away, sending the world into turmoil. We need new heroes. Ones suited for the times we’re in. Symbols… are nothing without the women and men that give them meaning.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 1 “New World Order’
“For five years, people have been welcomed into countries that have kept them out using barbwire. There were houses and jobs. Folks were happy to have people around to help them rebuild. It wasn’t just one community coming together, it was the entire world coming together. And then, boom. Just like that, it goes right back to the way it used to be. To them, at least Karli’s doin’ somethin’.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching”
“Karli Morgenthau: The people I’m fighting are trying to take your home, Sam. Why are you here instead of stopping them?
Sam Wilson: You know, my sister’s waiting for that exact same answer. I’m not your enemy. I agree with your fight. I just can’t get with the way you’re fighting it.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching”
“Isaiah has been to hell and back. If I was in his shoes, I’d probably feel the exact same way. But what would be the point of all the pain and sacrifice if I wasn’t willing to stand up and keep fighting?” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Episode 5, “Truth”
“Sam: We finally have a common struggle now. Think about that. For once, all the people who’ve been begging, and I mean, literally begging for you to feel how hard any given day is… Now you know. How did it feel to be helpless? Now if you could remember what it was like to be helpless and face a force so powerful it could erase half the planet, you would know that you’re about to have the exact same impact. This isn’t about easy decisions, Senator.” Episode 6, “One World, One People”
“Sam: I’m a Black man carrying the stars and stripes. What don’t I understand? Every time I pick this thing up, I know there are millions of people who are gonna hate me for it. Even now, here… I feel it. The stares, the judgment. And there’s nothin’ I can do to change it. Yet, I’m still here. No super serum, no blond hair, or blue eyes. The only power I have is that I believe we can do better. We can’t demand that people step up if we don’t meet them halfway. Look, you control the banks. Shit, you can move borders! You can knock down a forest with an email, you can feed a million people with a phone call. But the question is, who’s in the room when you make those decisions? Hmm? Is it the people you’re gonna impact? Or is it just more people like you? I mean, this girl died trying to stop you, and no one has stopped for one second to ask why. You’ve gotta do better, Senator. You’ve gotta step up. Because if you don’t, the next Karli will. And you don’t wanna see 2.0. People believed in her cause so much that they helped her defy the strongest governments in the world. Why do you think that is? Look, you people have just as much power as an insane god or a misguided teenager. The question you have to ask yourself is, “How are you going to use it?” Episode 6, “One World, One People”
“Sam: Yeah, I might fail. Shit, I might die. But… We built this country. Bled for it. I’m not gonna let anybody tell me I can’t fight for it. Not after what everybody before me went through. Including you.” Episode 6, “One World, One People”
The Best Funny Falcon Quotes
No list of The Falcon’s best lines would be complete without including his jokes! With a quick and sarcastic wit Sam Wilson has had some of the best funny lines in the MCU, which we’ve rounded up here.
“Sam Wilson: You’re a lot heavier than you look.
Steve Rogers: I had a big breakfast.” Captain America: The Winter Soldier
“Brock Rumlow: This is going to hurt. There are no prisoners with HYDRA. Just order. And order only comes with pain. You ready for yours?
Sam Wilson: Man, shut the hell up!” Captain America: The Winter Soldier
“[after losing a fight to Ant-Man] It’s really important to me that Cap never finds out about this.” Ant-Man
“Sam Wilson: So let’s say we agreed to this thing. How long is it gonna be before they lojack us like a bunch of common criminals?
Lt. Col. James Rhodes: 117 countries wanna sign this. 117, Sam, and you’re just like, “Nah, it’s cool.”
Sam Wilson: How long are you gonna play both sides?
Vision: I have an equation.
Sam Wilson: [sarcastically] Oh, this’ll clear it up.” Captain America: Civil War
“Natasha Romanoff: Maybe Tony’s right. If we have one hand on the wheel, we can still steer. If we take it off…
Sam Wilson: Aren’t you the same woman who told the government to kiss her ass a few years ago?” Captain America: Civil War
“Scott Lang: Hey, man!
Sam Wilson: What’s up, Tic-Tac?” Captain America: Civil War
“Spider-Man: Are those wings carbon fiber?
Falcon: Is this stuff coming out of you?
Spider-Man: That would explain the rigidity flexibility ratio which, gotta say, that’s awesome, man.
Falcon: I don’t know if you’ve been in a fight before, but there’s usually not this much talking.
Spider-Man: All right, sorry. My bad.” Captain America: Civil War
“Sharon Carter: The receipt for your gear.
Sam Wilson: Bird costume? Come on.
Sharon Carter: I didn’t write it.” Captain America: Civil War
“Sam Wilson: [to Black Panther] So you like cats?
Steve Rogers: Sam…
Sam Wilson: What? Dude shows up dressed like a cat and you don’t wanna know more?” Captain America: Civil War
“Steve Rogers: What about a lawyer?
Everett K. Ross: Lawyer, that’s funny. See their weapons are placed in lockup. We’ll write you a receipt.
Sam Wilson: I better not look out the window and see anybody flying around in that.” Captain America: Civil War
“Black Widow: Thank you.
Sam Wilson: [holds up Redwing] Don’t thank me.
Black Widow: I’m not thanking that.
Sam Wilson: Aw, come on. Touch it, give it a kiss.” Captain America: Civil War
“James Rhodes: Well. You guys, really look like crap. Must’ve been a rough couple of years.
Sam Wilson: Yeah. Well, the hotels weren’t exactly five star.” Avengers: Infinity War
“Natasha Romanoff: Hi, Bruce.
Bruce Banner: …Nat
Sam Wilson: This is awkward.” Avengers: Infinity War
“Steve represented the best in all of us. Courageous, righteous, hopeful. And he mastered posing stoically.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 1 “New World Order’
“Joaquin Torres: They’re called the Flag Smashers.
Sam Wilson: Is that a new thing? Bad guys give themselves bad names.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 1 “New World Order’
“A sorcerer is a wizard without a hat. Think about it. Right? I’m right. I just came up with that. It’s crazy.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”
“Kid: Hey, it’s Black Falcon. What’s up?
Sam: It’s just Falcon, kid.
Kid: No, no. My daddy told me it’s Black Falcon.
Sam: Is it because I’m Black and I’m the Falcon?
Kid: Well, technically, I mean, yes.
Sam: So are you, like, Black kid?” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 2 “The Star-Spangled Man”
“I can’t run in these heels!” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 3, “Power Broker”
“Shield or no shield, the only thing you’re runnin’ in here is your mouth.” The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching”
The Best Lines and Quotes between Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes
The dynamic between Steve’s first best friend Bucky Barnes and his new bestie Sam Wilson was frosty from the get-go.
However, fans loved the bristling dialogue between the pair in “Captain America: Civil War” and “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is just giving us more gold.
Here are the best lines shared between Bucky and Sam that illustrate their love/hate relationship that viewers find so entertaining!
“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 after the Falcon got rid of Spider-Man] 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: 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”
Sam Wilson: What’s going on in that big cyborg brain of yours?
Bucky Barnes: It’s computing.
Sam Wilson: You know what? I can actually see it. I can see the gears turning. Oh, they’re malfunctioning, shutting down. Yep, they’re on fire!
Bucky Barnes: God, I hate you.” 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”
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