There’s no denying that Spider-Man is one popular superhero.
Not even looking at the comics, the story of Peter Parker getting bitten by a radioactive spider and gaining special abilities has been explored in multiple films and television shows, from the 70s up until today’s massive Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One thing that remains the same is the character of Peter Parker, an ordinary kid from Brooklyn who feels a responsibility to use his powers for good, all with a sassy side of wit.
There’s just something about Peter/Spidey that makes him so loved, and we’ve rounded up all the best quotes from across the Spiderverse to illustrate the best of Spider-Man.
We’ve compiled the best quotes by and about Spider-Man, from motivational lines to Peter’s love life and, of course, all the best spidey jokes!
Strap in, because this is a bumper list of Spider-Man’s best lines…
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The Most Famous Spider-Man Quotes
These are the most well-known and memorable lines that Spider-Man has spoken, often in more than one way in the different films.
You probably already know them, but we can’t leave out the most iconic Spider-Man quotes!
“Uncle Ben: Remember, with great power comes great responsibility.” Spider-Man
“Mary Jane: Who are you?
Spider-Man: You know who I am.
Mary Jane: I do?
Spider-Man: Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.” Spider-Man
“Spider-Man: [to Bucky Barnes while fighting him] You have a metal arm? That is AWESOME, dude!” Captain America: Civil War
“Peter Parker: Mr. Stark? I don’t feel so good.” Avengers: Infinity War
“Peter Parker: I’m just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Nick Fury: Bitch, please! You’ve been to space.” Spider-Man: Far From Home
Ned Leeds: Peter!
Peter Parker, MCU Peter Parker and Amazing Peter Parker: Yeah?” Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Best Spider-Man Love Quotes
Peter Parker is a pretty normal kid, until he gets his superpowers. But his love for the girl-next-door Mary Jane is (usually) a constant, and adds a touch of romance to the Spider-Man franchise. These are the most romantic lines and best quotes about love from Spider-Man.
“Peter Parker: [voiceover] Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale… if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world… somebody lied. But let me assure you: This, like any story worth telling, is all about a girl. That girl. The girl next door. Mary Jane Watson. The woman I’ve loved since before I even liked girls.” Spider-Man
“Aunt May: [to Peter] You know, you were about six years old when Mary Jane’s family moved in next door. And when she got out of the car, and you saw her for the first time, you grabbed me and you said, ‘Aunt May, Aunt May, is that an angel?'” Spider-Man
“Rosalie Octavius: Peter, tell us about yourself. Do you have a girlfriend?
Peter Parker: Uh, well… I don’t really know.
Dr. Otto Octavius: Well, shouldn’t you know? Who would know?
Rosalie Octavius: Leave him alone. Maybe it’s a secret love.
Dr. Otto Octavius: Love should never be a secret. If you keep something as complicated as love stored up inside, it could make you sick.” Spider-Man 2
“Dr. Otto Octavius: If you want to get a woman to fall in love with you, feed her poetry.
Peter Parker: Poetry?
Dr. Otto Octavius: Never fails.” Spider-Man 2
“Mary Jane Watson: I know you think we can’t be together, but can’t you respect me enough to let me make my own decision? I know there’ll be risks but I want to face them with you. It’s wrong that we should be only half alive… half of ourselves. I love you. So here I am – standing in your doorway. I have always been standing in your doorway. Isn’t it about time somebody saved your life?” Spider-Man 2
“Mary Jane Watson: Tell me you love me?
Peter Parker: I love you… I love you so much. I always have.” Spider-Man 3
“Peter Parker: I’ll tell you what it says. Says, “I love you.” Because I love you. And no offence, but you’re wrong.
Gwen Stacy: I’m wrong about what?
Peter Parker: You’re wrong about us being on different paths. We’re not on different paths. You’re my path. And you’re always gonna be my path. And I know there’s a million reasons why we shouldn’t be together. I know that. But I’m tired of them. I’m tired of every single one of them. We’ve all gotta make a choice. Right? Well, I choose you. So, here’s my thought. England. Both of us. I’m following you now. I’m just gonna follow you everywhere. I’m just gonna follow you the rest of my life. I mean, they got crime there in England.” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man Motivational Quotes
One of the best things about Spider-Man is his moral compass. It usually takes the tragic event of his uncle dying to push him that final step, but Spider-Man always does what’s right. These are the best lines from and about Spider-Man that you can use as inspiration and motivation for your own life.
“Peter Parker: [about Spider-Man] I don’t really think he wanted any part of being a superhero.
Gale Hoffman: Then all he has to do is turn in his little blue tights.
Peter Parker: And what about his conscience? What is the point of having some kind of special power if you don’t use it to help people?” The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
“Green Goblin: Well, to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the way of the hero. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you’ve done for them, eventually they will hate you. Why bother?
Spider-Man: Because it’s right.” Spider-Man
“Peter Parker: Sometimes to do what’s right we must be steady and give up the things we desire the most… even our dreams.” Spider-Man 2
“Aunt May: I don’t think it’s for us to say whether a person deserves to live or die.
Peter Parker: But, Aunt May, he killed Uncle Ben.
Aunt May: Uncle Ben meant the world to us. But he wouldn’t want us living one second with revenge in our hearts. It’s like a poison. It can – It can take you over. Before you know it, turn us into something ugly.” Spider-Man 3
“Ben Parker: You are a lot like your father. You really are, Peter, and that’s a good thing. But your father by a philosophy, a principle, really. He believed that if you could do good things for other people, you had a moral obligation to do those things! That’s what’s at stake here. Not choice. Responsibility.” The Amazing Spider-Man
“Spider-Man: You okay? You all right?
Max Dillon: You’re Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Costume gives it away, huh? These look pretty important, Max.
Max Dillon: How do you know my name?
Spider-Man: It’s written on your badge.
Max Dillon: I’m a nobody.
Spider-Man: Hey, you’re not a nobody. You’re a somebody.” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Gwen Stacy: It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days ahead of us too. There will be days where you feel all alone, and that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets, or how lost you feel, you must promise me that you will hold on to hope. Keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope; people need that. And even if we fail, what better way is there to live? As we look around here today, at all of the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye, but we will carry a piece of each other into everything that we do next, to remind us of who we are, and of who we’re meant to be.” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Quentin Beck: Don’t ever apologize for being the smartest one in the room.” Spider-Man: Far From Home
“Miles Morales: When will I know I’m ready?
Peter B. Parker: You won’t. It’s a leap of faith. That’s all it is, Miles. A leap of faith.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Spider-Man Noir: Show me some moxie, soldier!
Gwen Stacy: Above all, no matter how many times you get hit, can you get back up?
Spider-Man Noir: Because when a Spider-Man is on the floor…
Gwen Stacy: – When you think you’ve given your all…
Spider-Ham: – When you think you can’t keep going…
Spider-Man Noir: – Spider-Man always gets up.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Spider-Man Noir: We don’t pick the ballroom. We just dance.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“May Parker: Oh, well, he needs help, and maybe they all do.
Peter Parker: Wait, you don’t mean… No, May. This isn’t my problem.
May Parker: Peter, not your problem? Hmm?
Peter Parker: May, their chance of getting help is way better back where they came from. Sending them home, that’s the best thing we can do for them.
May Parker: For them? Or for yourself? [pause] Look around you. This is what we do. We help people.” Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Funniest Spider-Man Lines and Sayings
In every single iteration of Spider-Man, he has been funny.
With a wholesome sense of humor, there are always moments in the Spider-Man films and television episodes that make us laugh.
It’s not surprising that this list of the funniest Spider-Man quotes is the longest section of this post – but you’ll enjoy it!
“J. Jonah Jameson: [about Spider-Man] What’d he look like?
Peter Parker: Oh, eh, like… like a spider.
J. Jonah Jameson: How many legs did he have?
Peter Parker: Well, two, of course, he’s a man.
J. Jonah Jameson: You just said he was a spider. Spiders have got lots of legs.” The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
“Peter Parker: Do you mean, the person you’d like to question is Spider-Man?
Captain Barbera: I do.
Peter Parker: What do you want to talk to him about?
Captain Barbera: Maybe I wanna ask him where he buys his webs.” The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
“Peter Parker: [Peter has split the pants of his pirate outfit] Oh, Aunt May, how could you have done this to me? This never happened to Errol Flynn!” The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
“Peter Parker: You don’t trust anyone, that’s your problem.
J. Jonah Jameson: I trust my barber.” Spider-Man
“Peter Parker: Can I do anything for you?
Aunt May: You do too much – college, a job, all this time with me… You’re not Superman, you know.” Spider-Man
“Spider-Man: [trying to make his webbing work] Go web! Fly! Up, up, and away web! Shazaam! Go! Go! Go web go! Tally ho.” Spider-Man
“Peter Parker: Spider-Man wasn’t trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That’s slander.
J. Jonah Jameson: It is not. I resent that. Slander is spoken. In print, it’s libel.” Spider-Man
“Mary Jane: I wanna… act. On stage.
Peter Parker: Really? Well, that’s perfect. You were awesome in all the school plays.
Mary Jane: Really?
Peter Parker: Yeah. I cried like a baby when you played Cinderella.
Mary Jane: Peter, that was first grade.
Peter Parker: Well, even so…” Spider-Man
[returning for Thanksgiving dinner] Peter Parker: Sorry I’m late, it’s a jungle out there; I had to beat an old lady with a stick to get these cranberries.” Spider-Man
“Peter Parker: Let me buy you a cheese-burger – sky’s the limit, up to seven dollars and eighty-four cents.” Spider-Man
“[man steps into elevator. Spider-man is in the elevator]
Elevator Passenger: Cool Spidey outfit.
Elevator Passenger: Where did you get it?
Spider-Man: I made it.
Elevator Passenger: Looks uncomfortable…
Spider-Man: Yeah, it’s kind of itchy… [pause]…and it rides up in the crotch a little bit, too.” Spider-Man 2
“Peter Parker: Mr. Jameson, please, isn’t there any of these shots you can use? I really need the money.
J. Jonah Jameson: Awww. Miss Brant?
Miss Brant: Yeah?
J. Jonah Jameson: Get me a violin.” Spider-Man 2
“Amazed Kid: [after two kids see Peter use his “spider” reflexes] How’d you do that?
Peter Parker: Uh… Work out, plenty of rest. You know, eat your green vegetables.
Amazed Kid: That’s what my mom is always saying. I just actually never believed her.” Spider-Man 2
“Peter Parker: Um, I don’t have time for girls right now.
Harry Osborn: What are you – dead?” Spider-Man 2
“Miss Brant: Boss, your wife’s on the line, she said she lost her checkbook.
J. Jonah Jameson: Thanks for the good news!” Spider-Man 2
“Spider-Man: Ahem. You know, in the future, if you’re going to steal cars, don’t dress like a car thief, man.
Car Thief: Who are you? Are you a cop?
Spider-Man: Really? You seriously think I’m a cop? Cop in a skin-tight red and blue suit?” The Amazing Spider-Man
Cop: Freeze! You in the tights, don’t move!
Spider-Man: You serious?
Cop: Who are you?
Spider-Man: No one seems to grasp the concept of the mask.” The Amazing Spider-Man
“Gwen Stacy: [Peter and Gwen are kissing in her room while she cleans his wounds] Easy, Bug Boy.
Peter Parker: [grins] What did you call me?” The Amazing Spider-Man
“Captain George Stacy: You know, recently, Dr. Connors gave Gwen a glowing college recommendation. It was beautiful. I read it, I cried. But you would have me believe that he is running around dressed up like a giant dinosaur?
Peter Parker: Not dressing up, not a dinosaur. He has transformed himself into a giant lizard.
Captain George Stacy: Let me ask you a question. Do I look like the mayor of Tokyo to you?” The Amazing Spider-Man
“Spider-Man: You motherhubbard!” The Amazing Spider-Man
“Peter Parker: This is the maintenance closet, Gwen. This is most cliched hiding place you could’ve chosen. This is the stupidest hiding place.
Gwen Stacy: I’m sorry, I didn’t take us to the Bahamas of hiding places.” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Aunt May: What happened to your face? It’s filthy.
Peter Parker: It is?
Aunt May: Yes!
Peter Parker: Oh, yeah, yeah, I was cleaning the chimney.
Aunt May: We have no chimney.
Peter Parker: Whaaat?” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Aunt May: Hey, wait. What are you doing? What are you doing? No, I do the laundry.
Peter Parker: I’m doing my laundry.
Aunt May: No, I do the laundry. No, this is my job. I’ve been doing your laundry since you were 6 years old.
Peter Parker: I understand that. I’m in college now. I think it’s time I took care of my own dirty underwear.
Aunt May: Last time you did it, you turned everything blue and red, so no.
Peter Parker: That was a mistake. Because I washed the American flag. My… Can I just please just…?
Aunt May: No one washes a flag.
Peter Parker: I do, and I won’t anymore.
Aunt May: This is my machine.
Peter Parker: Fine. It’s just underwear.
Aunt May: This is laundry, my home, my machine. Back off, eat your breakfast.
Peter Parker: All right, laundry sheriff. I’ll do it later.” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Electro: You’re too late, Spider-Man. I designed this power grid. Now I’m gonna take back what is rightfully mine. I will control everything. And I will be like a god to them.
Spider-Man: A god named Sparkles?” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Spider-Man: Knock, knock. Mr. Criminal? Hey, my name is Spider-Man. You can call me Web-Head, you can call me Amazing, just don’t call me late for dinner. You get it?” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Aunt May: [about graduating high school] I know the first thing your Uncle Ben would say.
Peter Parker: Yeah, I know too. “You better hurry up, party’s over. You gotta get a job.”
Aunt May: Alright, the second thing he would say: “Don’t just follow the path, make your own trail.”
Peter Parker: Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Aunt May: No.
Peter Parker: What do you mean, no?
Aunt May: Ben told me he made it up!” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Peter Parker: [Electro beats down Spider-Man to “Itsy Bitsy Spider”] I hate this song!” The Amazing Spider-Man 2
“Tony Stark: All right, I’ve run out of patience. “Underoos!”
[webbing comes down, grabs Cap’s shield and cuffs his hands. Spider-Man lands on a nearby truck holding Cap’s shield]
Tony Stark: Nice job, kid!
Spider-Man: Thanks! Well, I could have stuck the landing a little better. It’s just, new suit… wait, it’s nothing, Mr. Stark. It’s… it’s perfect, thank you.
Tony Stark: Yeah, we don’t really need to start a conversation.
Spider-Man: Okay. [salutes] Cap… Captain? Big fan. Spider-Man.
Tony Stark: Yeah, we’ll talk about it later. Just…
Spider-Man: [waves] Hey, everyone.
Tony Stark: Good job.” Captain America: Civil War
“Spider-Man: [after taking down the Falcon and webbing him up] Are those carbon fiber wings?
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
“Peter Parker: Wow, they’re in the middle of a heist! I could catch them all red-handed, this is awesome! Okay, I’m gonna get a little closer so I can see what’s happening.
Karen: Would you like me to engage Enhanced Combat Mode?
Peter Parker: Enhanced Combat Mode? Yeah!
Karen: Activating Instant-Kill.
Peter Parker: What? No, no, no, I don’t wanna kill anybody!
Karen: Deactivating Instant-Kill.
[Peter jumps out of his position and tries to swing, only to plummet face-first into the ground] Peter Parker: What the hell just happened?
Karen: You jumped off a sign and landed on your face.” Spider-Man: Homecoming
“Peter Parker: [in a car with Tony] So, to become an Avenger, is there like trials or an interview?
Tony Stark: Just don’t do anything I *would* do. [Peter nods] And definitely don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. [Peter looks confused] There’s a little gray area in there and that’s where you operate.
Peter Parker: Oh…
Tony Stark: Alright? [Tony reaches across Peter with his arm. Peter wraps his arms around him] That’s not a hug, I’m just grabbing the door for you. [opens Peter’s door] All right, kid. Good luck out there.” Spider-Man: Homecoming
“Spider-Man: [Secures Davis’s hand to his car with a web] That’s going to dissolve in two hours.
Aaron Davis: No. No, no! You’re going to fix this!
Spider-Man: Two hours! You deserve that!
Aaron Davis: I’ve got ice cream!
Spider-Man: You’re a criminal! Bye, Mr. Criminal!” Spider-Man: Homecoming
“Spider-Man: Hey, Happy! Um, here’s my report for tonight. I stopped a grand theft bicycle. Couldn’t find the owner, so I just left a note. Um… I helped this lost, old Dominican lady. She was really nice and bought me a churro. So I just, um, feel like I could be doing more. You know? Just curious when the next real mission is gonna be. So, yeah, just call me back. It’s Peter. Parker. [He hangs up the phone] Why would I tell him about the churro?” Spider-Man: Homecoming
“Ned Leeds: Do you lay eggs?
Peter Parker: [taken aback] What? No!
Ned Leeds: Can you spit venom?
Peter Parker: No.
Ned Leeds: Can you summon an army of spiders?
Peter Parker: [beat] No, Ned.” Spider-Man: Homecoming
“Peter Parker: Let me just say, if aliens wind up implanting eggs in my chest or something and I eat one of you, I’m sorry.
Tony Stark: I don’t want another single pop culture reference out of you for the rest of the trip. You understand?” Avengers: Infinity War
“Peter Parker: Hey! Holy cow! You will not believe what’s been going on. Do you remember when we were in space? And I got all dusty? And I must’ve passed out because I woke up and you were gone. But Doctor Strange was there right. And he said ‘It’s been five years. Come on, they need us.’ And he started doing the yellow sparkly thing that he does. Anyway…
[Tony hugs Peter in relief]
Peter Parker: This is nice.” Avengers: Endgame
“Happy Hogan: You handle the suit. I’ll handle the music.
[‘Back in Black’ by AC/DC plays]
Peter Parker: Oh, I love Led Zeppelin!” Spider-Man: Far From Home
“Happy Hogan: Heads-up. Nick Fury’s calling you.
[Peter notices his phone ringing]
Peter Parker: I don’t really wanna talk to Nick Fury.
Happy Hogan: Answer the phone.
Peter Parker: Why?
Happy Hogan: Because if you don’t talk to him, I have to talk to him. I don’t want to talk to him.
[Peter declines Fury’s call]
Happy Hogan: You sent Nick Fury to voicemail?
Peter Parker: I gotta go.
Happy Hogan: You do not ghost Nick Fury!” Spider-Man: Far From Home
“Nick Fury: Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Stark said you wouldn’t get that because it’s not a Star Wars reference.” Spider-Man: Far From Home
“Spider-Man: Excuse me, sir! I can help! Let me help! I’m really strong and I’m… sticky!” Spider-Man: Far From Home
“Miles Morales: How many more Spider-People are there?
Peter B. Parker: Save it for Comic-Con.
Miles Morales: What’s “Comic-Con”?” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Miles Morales: The other Peter said he was going to be showing me the ropes.
Peter B. Parker: Wow.
Miles Morales: You got any Spider-Man tips you can tell me now?
Peter B. Parker: Yeah, I got plenty. Disinfect the mask. You’re gonna want to use baby powder in the suit, heavy on the joints. You don’t want any chafing, right?” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Peter B. Parker: All right, you ready?
Miles Morales: Of course I’m not ready!
[Peter snaps the web-shooter onto Miles’ wrist and throws him off the building]
Miles Morales: Whoa! Whoa! I can’t do this yet!
Peter B. Parker: Everyone knows that the best way to learn is under intense, life-threatening pressure!” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Spider-Ham: That’s all, folks.
Peter B. Parker: Is he allowed to say that? Legally?” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“[referring to Kingpin]
Gwen Stacy: What a pig.
Spider-Ham: [offended] I’m right here!” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Jefferson Davis: With great ability comes great accountability.
Miles Morales: That’s not how it goes.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Otto Octavius: [unmasks MCU Spider-Man] You’re not Peter Parker.
Peter Parker: I am so confused right now!” Spider-Man: No Way Home
“MJ: Oh, here’s a good one. [reading from a magazine] “Some suggest that Parker’s powers include the male spider’s ability to hypnotize females.”
Peter Parker: Stop, come on.
MJ: Yes, my spider lord.” Spider-Man: No Way Home
“Spider-Man: Listen, let’s just focus on the good news, okay?
Doctor Strange: No, let’s just focus on the bad news. As of now, you have detected zero multiversal trespassers. So, get on your phones, scour the Internet, and Scooby-Doo this shit.
MJ: [laughs dryly] You’re telling us what to do, even though it was your spell that got screwed up. Meaning that all of this is kind of your mess. You know, I know a couple of magic words myself, starting with the word ‘please’.
Doctor Strange: Please, Scooby-Doo this shit.” Spider-Man: No Way Home
“Spider-Man: [talking to himself] Wait a minute. Is that an Archimedean spiral? The Mirror Dimension is just geometry? You’re great at geometry! You can do geometry! Square the radius… divide by pi… at flat points along the curve…
Doctor Strange: It’s over, Parker. I’ll come pick you up when it’s done.
Spider-Man: Hey, Strange! You know what’s cooler than magic? Math!” Spider-Man: No Way Home
“Ned Leeds: Here’s your web cartridges.
MCU Peter Parker: Oh, thanks, man.
Peter Parker: What’s that for?
MCU Peter Parker: It’s my web fluid. It’s for my web-shooters. Why? [Peter demonstrates his organic web-shooters]
MCU Peter Parker, Amazing Peter Parker and Ned Leeds: WOAH!
Ned Leeds: That came out of you!
Peter Parker: Yeah. You can’t do that, huh?
MCU Peter Parker: No?
Amazing Peter Parker: How on earth does that even…?” Spider-Man: No Way Home
“MCU Peter Parker: [after Strange uses a dimensional gateway to confront Peter Parker] Strange, wait! We’re so close!
Doctor Strange: [furious] Zip it! I’ve been dangling over the Grand Canyon for twelve hours!
MCU Peter Parker: I know, I know, I’m sorry about that, sir.
Peter Parker: You went to the Grand Canyon?
Amazing Peter Parker: [referring to MCU Peter] He could have used your help!
[Strange is completely baffled by the appearance of the other Parkers]
Peter Parker: No no, it’s OK. These are my friends. This is Peter Parker and this is Peter Parker. He’s Spiderman, he’s Spiderman. They’re mes from other universes. [to the Peters] This is the wizard I was telling you about.” Spider-Man: No Way Home
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