The 30+ Best Loki Quotes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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While he’s usually considered a villain, the MCU character of Loki definitely divides fans.

On one hand, he’s a trickster god who causes plenty of problems (like trying to conquer Earth and getting Thor banished from Asgard, hello?) but on the other, well, Tom Hiddleston certainly makes being bad look good!

While sometimes all it takes is a look for Loki Laufeyson to get his point across, he is also known for some pretty iconic lines as well. Here are our favorite quotes from Loki throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, be they funny or fearsome.

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Iconic Loki Quotes, Lines & Sayings

We’ve got to start with the most well-known and epic of Loki’s quotes obviously even if they are the ones you probably already have memorised (same tbh)!


“Kneel before me. I said KNEEL!” The Avengers

“I am Loki of Asgard and I am burdened with glorious purpose.” The Avengers

“You must be truly desperate to come to me for help.” Thor: The Dark World

“It is my birth right!” Thor: The Dark World

“There are no men like me.” The Avengers

Angry Loki Quotes & Lines

Loki is a master of the angry screaming speech. These are the best quotes he’s said when truly outraged or looking to hurt others with his words.


Enough! You are, all of you are beneath me! I am a god, you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by…” [gets pummelled by the Hulk] The Avengers

“I won’t touch Barton. Not until I make him kill you! Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear! And then he’ll wake just long enough to see his good work, and when he screams, I’ll split his skull! This is MY bargain, you mewling quim!” The Avengers

“You took me for a purpose, what was it? TELL ME!” Thor

“Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It’s the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.” The Avengers

“And what of Thor? You’ll make that witless oaf king while I rot in chains?” Thor: The Dark World

Thor: Loki, this is madness!
Loki: Is it madness? Is it? IS IT? I don’t know what happened on Earth to make you so soft! Don’t tell me it was that woman?… Oh, it was. Well maybe, when we’re done here, I’ll pay her a visit myself!” Thor

“You ridiculous bureaucrats will not dictate how my story ends!” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

“I’m gonna burn this place to the ground!” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

Loki: You know, of all the liars in this place, and there are a great many, you’re the biggest.
Mobius: Why? ‘Cause I lied about your girlfriend?Loki: Oh, no. That I can respect. I mean, the lies you tell yourself.” Loki, Episode 4 “The Nexus Event”

Sad Loki Quotes & Lines

Occasionally Loki says something that actually makes us feel bad for him. These are his best sad quotes, where we finally get to see the real feelings he hides behind his trickster mask.


“I never wanted the throne, I only ever wanted to be your equal.” Thor

Thor: I will tell Father you died with honour.
Loki: I didn’t do it for him.” Thor: The Dark World

“I guess I’ll have to go it alone. Like I’ve always done.” Thor: Ragnarok

“I assure you, brother, the sun will shine on us again.” Avengers: Infinity War

“So I am no more than another stolen relic, locked up here until you might have use of me?” Thor

“It hurts, doesn’t it? Being lied to. Being told you’re one thing and then learning it’s all a fiction.” Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: You think you alone were loved of mother? You had her tricks, but I had her trust!
Loki: Trust. Was that her last expression? Trust? When you let her die!” Thor: The Dark World

[Said while dying] “You will…. never…. be a god.” Avengers: Infinity War

Loki: There’s only one person you can trust.
Mobius: Yourself? I like it, slap it on a t-shirt.” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

“[talking about Frigga] You know, when I was young, she’d do these little bits of magic for me. Like turn a flower into a frog or cast fireworks over the water. It all seemed impossible. She told me that I’d be able to do it too because… because I could do anything.” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

Funny Loki Quotes & Lines

As well as being pretty sinister sometimes, Loki is also a master of the witty comeback or saying things that maybe aren’t meant to be funny (from his point of view) but definitely had us cracking up. Here are the most humorous Loki lines.


“I have been falling… for 30 minutes!” Thor: Ragnarok

“I thought you said you knew how to fly this thing?” Thor: The Dark World

“You know this is wonderful! This was a tremendous idea! Let’s steal the biggest, most obvious ship in the universe and escape in that! Flying around the city, smash it into everything in sight and everyone will see it! It’s brilliant, Thor!” Thor: The Dark World

“You lied to me! I’m impressed.” Thor: The Dark World

“If it’s all the same to you, I’ll have that drink now.” The Avengers

Thor: You betray me, I’ll kill you.
Sif: Betray him, and I’ll kill you.
Volstagg: If you even think about betraying him…
Loki: You’ll kill me? Evidently, there will be a line.” Thor: The Dark World

“I have to get off this planet.” Thor: Ragnarok

[Thor destroys a statue of Bor] “Loki: Well done, you just decapitated your grandfather!” Thor: The Dark World

[Jane slaps Loki] “Jane: That was for New York!
Loki: I like her.” Thor: The Dark World

[Loki as Captain America] “Oh, this is much better. Costume’s a bit much… so tight. But the confidence, I can feel the righteousness surging. Hey, you wanna have a rousing discussion about truth, honor, patriotism? God bless America…” Thor: The Dark World

Thor: Are you mad?
Loki: Possibly.” Thor: The Dark World

“Your savior is here!” Thor: Ragnarok

“Oh dear. Is she dead?” Thor: The Dark World

Loki: Hey, hey! Absolutely not! This is fine Asgardian leather!
Robot: Hold very still. [the robot vaporizes Loki’s costume, leaving him naked] 
Loki: Now, hang on just a minute!” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

Paperwork Clerk: Please confirm to your knowledge that you are not a fully robotic being, were born an organic creature, and do in fact possess what many cultures would call a soul.
Loki: What? “To my knowledge”? Do a lot of people not know if they’re robots?” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

“Time-Keepers”? “The Sacred Timeline”? Who actually believes this bunkum?” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

Ravonna Renslayer: Next case, please. Laufeyson. Variant L, aka Loki Laufeyson is charged with sequence violation 7-20-89. How do you plead?
Loki: [chuckles] Madam, a god doesn’t plead. This has been a very enjoyable pantomime, but I’d like to go home now.
Ravonna Renslayer: Are you guilty or not guilty, sir?
Loki: [scoffs] Guilty of being the God of Mischief? Yes. Guilty of finding all of this incredibly tedious? Yes. Guilty of a crime against the Sacred Timeline? Absolutely not, you have the wrong person.” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

For the record, this really does feel like a “killing me” type of room.” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

Loki: What’s your name?
Casey: Casey.
Loki: Give me the Tesseract or I’ll gut you like a fish, Casey!
Casey: What’s a fish?
Loki: How do you not know what a fish is?
Casey: I’ve lived my entire life behind a desk.
Loki: Well, what difference does it make?
Casey: I wanna know exactly what I’m being threatened with before I comply.
Loki: Death, Casey! Violent, painful death!
Casey: Okay, okay. I comply, I comply, I comply. Jeez!” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

Loki: I’d never stab anyone in the back. That’s such a boring form of betrayal.
Mobius: Loki, I’ve studied almost every moment of your entire life. You’ve literally stabbed people in the back, like, 50 times.
Loki: …. Well I’d never do it again, because it got old.” Loki, Episode 2 “The Variant”

Hunter B-15: If you see a Loki, prune it.
Loki: The bad Loki, preferably.” Loki, Episode 2 “The Variant”

Loki: A few questions.
Sylvie: Have you really got nothing else better to do?
Loki: Rude!” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

Loki: Love is a dagger. It’s a weapon to be wielded far away or up close. You can see yourself in it. It’s beautiful. Until it makes you bleed. But ultimately, when you reach for it…
Sylvie: [reaches for the dagger and it disappears in a flash of green light] It isn’t real.
Loki: Yeah.
Sylvie: Love is an imaginary dagger.
Loki: It doesn’t make sense, does it.
Sylvie: No. Terrible metaphor.
Loki: Damn. I thought I had something there.” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

Mobius: Well?
Loki: Well what?
Mobius: I know you’ve got some quip you’re dying to say.
Loki: I don’t have a quip. I’ve got nothing to say to you.
Mobius: Oh, come on.
Loki: By the way, I should have an equal amount of security. This is insulting!
Mobius: You just can’t help yourself.
Loki: You betrayed me!
Mobius: You betrayed ME!
Loki: Grow up!
Mobius: YOU grow up!” Loki, Episode 4 “The Nexus Event”

“Look, it’s been a very, very, very trying past few days. Months? I don’t even know how long it’s been since New York. All I know is, I got pruned and I woke up here, and now I’m surrounded by Variants of myself, plus an alligator, which I’m heartbroken to report I didn’t even find all that strange!” Loki, Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

“‘Don’t die’ isn’t a plan, it’s a general demand of living.” Loki, Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

Alligator Loki: [growls in response to Boastful Loki’s story] 
Classic Loki: That’s alligator for growling and saying ‘liar’ at the same time.
Boastful Loki: Well at least my nexus event wasn’t eating the wrong neighbor’s cat!” Loki, Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

President Loki: Why the hell is there an alligator in here?” Loki, Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

Classic Loki: I have to say, it feels odd walking toward the gargantuan creature. Do you have a plan of action?
Loki: Get inside, find its heart or brain or whatever, and then, you know, do it in.
Kid Loki: I mean…
Loki: Okay, just because it’s not complicated doesn’t mean it’s bad.
Kid Loki: It also doesn’t mean it’s good.
Alligator Loki: [growls] 
Loki: See? He’s on board.
Classic Loki: He’s praying. He thinks we’re going to die.” Loki, Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

Sylvie: Aren’t you gonna tell me not to kick the door in?
Loki: It never made a difference.
Sylvie: Well, if you think it’s a bad idea, I prefer you to speak your mind.
Loki: No. Nothing to say.
Sylvie: That’ll be a first.” Loki, Episode 6 “For All Time. Always.”

Loki Quotes & Lines About Himself

With the new television series of Loki we’re finally getting much more insight into the character, as he is himself! These are the best lines by Loki that demonstrate his own self-understanding, be it new or old, true or a deception.


Loki: Are you taking me somewhere to kill me?
Mobius: No, that’s where you just were. I’m taking you someplace to talk.
Loki: I don’t like to talk.
Mobius: No, but you do like to lie, which you just did because we both know you love to talk. [makes mouth movements with his hands] Talkie-talkie.” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

Loki: The Time Keepers have built quite the circus. And I see the clowns are playing their parts to perfection.
Mobius: Big metaphor guy. I love it. Makes you sound super smart.
Loki: I am smart.
Mobius: I know.
Loki: Okay.
Mobius: Okay.” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

Loki: I don’t enjoy hurting people. I… [sighs] I don’t enjoy it. I do it because I’ve had to.
Mobius: Okay, explain that to me.
Loki: Because it’s part of the illusion. It’s the cruel, elaborate trick conjured by the weak to inspire fear.
Mobius: A desperate play for control. You do know yourself.
Loki: A villain.” Loki, Episode 1 “Glorious Purpose”

“I see a scheme, and in that scheme I see myself.” Loki, Episode 2 “The Variant”

God. Now I understand why Thor found this so annoying.” Loki, Episode 2 “The Variant”

“Brute force is no substitute for diplomacy and guile.” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

Sylvie: You’re not a serious man.
Loki: You’re right. I’m a god.
Sylvie: You’re a clown. You got drunk on the train.
Loki: I’m hedonistic. That’s what I do.” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

Sylvie: Do you think what makes a Loki a Loki is the fact that we’re destined to lose?
Loki: No. We may lose, sometimes painfully, but we don’t die. We survive. Loki, Episode 4 “The Nexus Event”

“I crave attention because I’m a narcissist and I suppose it’s because I’m scared of being alone.” Loki, Episode 4 “The Nexus Event”

Sylvie: How do I know that, in the final moments, you won’t betray me?
Loki: Listen, Sylvie, I… I betrayed everyone who ever loved me. I betrayed my father, my brother, my home. I know what I did. And I know why I did it. And that’s not who I am anymore.” Loki, Episode 5 “Journey Into Mystery”

Loki: What if he’s telling the truth?
Sylvie: So what?
Loki: I believe him.
Sylvie: You believe what? That a bazillion bogeymen are going to turn up just because we give people free will? He’s a liar, Loki.
Loki: So am I.” Loki, Episode 6 “For All Time. Always.”

Sylvie: Why aren’t we seeing this the same way?
Loki: Because you can’t trust… and I can’t be trusted.” Loki, Episode 6 “For All Time. Always.”

Loki Quotes about Love

Loki has rarely shown that he loves anyone other than himself, and it’s even rarer that he has said the words. However, he has occasionally talked about it (especially in the new TV series) so we made sure to include what the trickster god says about the emotion of love.


Loki: So, on the subject of love, is there a lucky beau waiting for you at the end of this crusade?
Sylvie: Yeah, there is, actually. Managed to maintain quite a serious long-distance relationship with a postman whilst running across time from one apocalypse to another.
Loki: And with charm like that, who could resist you?
Sylvie: Well, people are quite willing in the face of certain doom.
Loki: I’m sure they are.
Sylvie: It was only ever just to keep me going. How about you? You’re a prince. Must’ve been would-be-princesses or perhaps, another prince.
Loki: [smiles wryly] A bit of both. I suspect the same as you. But nothing ever…
Sylvie: Real.” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

“Maybe love is hate.” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

Sylvie: Love is mischief, then.
Loki: No. Love is… uh, something I might have to have another drink to think about.” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

Loki: Love is a dagger. It’s a weapon to be wielded far away or up close. You can see yourself in it. It’s beautiful. Until it makes you bleed. But ultimately, when you reach for it…
Sylvie: [reaches for the dagger and it disappears in a flash of green light] It isn’t real.” Loki, Episode 3 “Lamentis”

“[to Sylvie] I’ve been where you are. I’ve felt what you feel. Don’t ask me how I know. All I know… is I don’t wanna hurt you. I don’t want a throne. I just… I just want you to be okay.” Loki, Episode 6 “For All Time. Always.”

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