Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, is an iconic Marvel character with many iconic lines. Throughout the Marvel comics and films, Captain America is known for his rallying speeches that inspire Avengers and audience members alike, making him one of the most quotable characters from the franchise.
From Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: Civil War to Avengers: Endgame, Steve Rogers has said lots of amazing quotes. Chris Evans always delivers these lines perfectly, no matter what Avengers movie he is in.
This fictional superhero has been saving the day since the early Captain America comics and now he’s starred in amazing Marvel movies throughout the past decade. Whether Steve Rogers is saving a little brave baby from the jaws of death, a single individual, the American government, or a whole country
Here is the scoop on the best Captain America quotes!
1. “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.”
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve discovers that HYDRA has infiltrated SHIELD. He inspires S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to fight against HYDRA to ensure the freedom of all men. He is always willing to fight for country’s freedoms, so America is in the safest hands with him as it’s best defender.
After this inspiring speech, the people move to help him out.
We want to know the same thing that Sam does after hearing that speech: did Cap write it down first, or did he just come up with one of the most memorable quotes off the top of his head?
2. “I’m with you till the end of the line.”
Steve Rogers is loyal to those he cares about. He is especially devoted to his friend Bucky Barnes. He refuses to fight Bucky and promises that he’ll always be there for him.
We can’t help but tear up at this scene and quote this line to our best friends.
3. “Avengers, assemble.”
When Captain America picked up the hammer and rallied the Avengers to charge at Thanos, audiences cheered all around the world. This iconic line from the comics was teased in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which made it so satisfying when he finally said it in Avengers: Endgame.
Cap is known as the leader of the Avengers, and with this line, he unites them together for one last fight. Whether he is addressing a bunch of guys, fellow soldiers, or the Avengers Steve always knows how to motivate!
4. “I can do this all day.”
This line becomes Captain America’s mantra throughout the movies. It emphasizes how resilient Steve Rogers is. Every time he gets knocked down, he gets back up. Every. Single. Time.
Even when he gets hit by his past self, he bounces back and continues to fight. It’s no surprise that this is easily his most famous line. “I can do this all day” is one of our favorite quotes in the Marvel universe.
5. “I’m gonna need a raincheck on that dance.”
Steve tells his love interest, Peggy Carter that he’s been waiting for the right dance partner. She tells him she wants to go dancing when the war’s over.
When Steve sacrifices himself to save the American people by crashing the plane into the ocean, he tells her that she’ll have to wait a little longer. Thankfully, the wait is over when they finally get their dance at the end of Avengers: Endgame. What better way to end his story?
6. “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.”
The core of what makes Captain America special is that he gains his powers due to the strength of his character and heart, not just from the super soldier serum that gives him a protective system of regeneration. This quote reminds us that anyone can be a hero, no matter where they come from.
This is one of the best Captain America quotes because it is so simple and reminds us that anyone can be a hero. Being a super-soldier is not the only reason that Steve is a hero, he also has a good heart.
Just because Steve becomes the weirdest thing science has invented, it doesn’t mean that his courage and bravery changes.
Dr. Erskine sees what makes Steve special even before he becomes a super-soldier and reminds him, “Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing, that you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier but a good man.”
7. “On your left.”
Steve repeats this phrase over and over again when he runs past his best friend Sam on his morning jogs in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It changes from being courteous the first time to humorous very quickly after repeating is.
This funny quote is super memorable! It may not be part of the longest conversation Sam and Steve have, but it’s still great.
Sam gets his payback when he says “on your left” to Steve when arriving at the final battle against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame.
8. “I’m not looking for forgiveness, and I’m way past asking for permission.”
Often in movies, government officials try to stop the heroes from saving the day, frustrating the audience. Steve doesn’t let this happen in Avengers: Infinity War.
He’s there to save people, and won’t let any person stand in his way, despite the power they have.
9. “The last time I was in Germany and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing.”
Steve Rogers hates bullies, no matter where they’re from. While he’s seen as a man out of time in the first Avengers film, his belief about standing up against evil is timeless, since he’s literally been fighting against it for the longest time out of all the Avengers and is now doing so in the 21st century.
This clever reference to Adolf Hitler in nazi Germany while talking about Red Skull once again reminds everyone that Steve was there on the front lines in World War II and that he will stand up against a piece of trash time and time again.
This moment also shows that Captain America is a true hero who’s always standing up for the little guy! Steve Rogers is a prime example of showing that the American dream is worth fighting for!
10. “Sometimes, patience is the key to victory. Sometimes, it leads to very little, and it seems like it’s not worth it, and you wonder why you waited so long for something so disappointing.”
There’s a good reason Steve is the leader of Avengers. Marvel is famous for its end credit scenes. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain America appears in a video intended for students at Peter Parker’s school.
Steve breaks the fourth wall, addressing the audience members that stayed in the cinema to watch the end credit scene. Even outside of his solo films, Steve Rogers manages to steal the show.
11. “This is the fight of our lives, and we’re going to win. Whatever it takes.”
In Avengers: Endgame the Avengers have to go back in time in a time machine to stop Thanos from getting the infinity stones. Preparing to time travel, Steve Rogers delivers an inspiring speech. Once again, he proves that he is a great leader by reminding the team of everything they are working for and wishing them good luck.
Considering how scary the mission is, Steve does a great job of encouraging everyone! To quote Rocket, “He’s pretty good at that!” They are quite literally trying to save the whole world so it’s no surprise that this is one of the most inspirational Steve Rogers quotes ever!
12. “This job, we try to save as many people as we can. Sometimes that doesn’t mean everybody. But if we can’t find a way to live with that, then next time maybe nobody gets saved.”
When Steve is talking to Wanda Maximoff about how to deal with guilt and blame in their job, he reminds her that it’s more important to focus on the people that they do save. If you can’t recognize that you are doing good, you are in the wrong business and won’t want to do the job at all.
Steve encourages Wanda to do the right thing because she’s one of the good guys, even though some people think she’s one of the bad guys. The Avengers need family to do their job, so they become a family.
13. “Big man in a suit of armor. Take that off, what are you?”
The Avengers was not always the cohesive team we know them as. When they first had to work together, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark did not get along well. The hardest part about forming a team is learning to work together, and these two big personalities clashed instantly.
Tony quickly replies with one of his best quotes in Marvel history, “Genius. Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist.” Fans know that these two better stop fighting or else they will have a huge battle in an airport parking lot.
14. “What’s the matter? Scared of a little lightning?
Captain America asks Loki is he’s sacred of a little lightning and the god of Mischief replies, “I’m not very fond of what follows” meaning his brother Thor.
That’s it for the best Captain America quotes! Which one is your favorite?
15. “When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world ‘No, you move.'”
This quote is actually from the comic Amazing Spider-Man #537. Captain America is giving a pep talk to Spider-Man about staying true to yourself and your values. This is also a variation of a famous Mark Twain quote.
Also, Sharon Carter says a version of this quote in the movies. She says, “Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say ‘No, you move.’”
16. “I will not tolerate — I will not allow — any talk of the necessity of necessary evil.”
Steve Rogers is not a fan of evil and he is not afraid to show it! This is one of the best captain america quotes because it illustrates how he is not willing to compromise for evil of any kind.
There are lots of great Marvel characters like Tony Stark aka Iron Man, Nick Fury, Dr. Erskine, Sam Wilson, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and the always amazing Spider-Man. Who is your favorite?
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