8 Best MCU Hawkeye Quotes That Hit the Bullseye

Hawkeye may not be rich or have any superpowers, but he is still a vital part of the Avengers. Since his introduction in “Thor,” there have been plenty of funny and relatable Hawkeye quotes.

(L-R): Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Mary Cybulski. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Following the first “Hawkeye” trailer, fans have their sights on the future adventures of Clint Barton and Kate Bishop. In the meantime, here are the top MCU Hawkeye quotes that hit the bullseye of laughter and emotional beats. 

“The city is flying, we’re fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense.” – Clint Barton 

In a moment of self-awareness, Clint said this quote to Wanda Maximoff during “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” A man armed with only a bow and arrow seems out of place in a fight against evil robots, but Hawkeye still stands tall. 

“Better call it, Coulson. I’m starting to root for this guy.” – Clint Barton 

Nobody can blame Clint for rooting for his future teammate, given all the effort Thor was putting in to try and get his hammer back. 

Hawkeye/Clint Barton in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

“I retired for, what, like 5 minutes? And it all goes to shit.” – Clint Barton 

During “Captain America: Civil War,” Clint rescues Wanda from her house arrest in the Avengers Compound. While Vision intervenes in their escape, Clint cites how the turmoil between the Avengers has escalated since his retirement. 

Hawkeye/Clint Barton in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

It seems that the Avengers always do better when Hawkeye is around. In “Avengers: Infinity War,” Clint was absent, and the heroes lost to Thanos. When he rejoined the team in “Avengers: Endgame,” the heroes won. See a pattern here? 

“C’mon, you gotta help me, Wanda. You wanna mope, go to high school. You wanna make amends, then you get off your ass.” – Clint Barton 

Unless you are Peter Parker, high school drama does not fly in the Avengers. Also set during Clint’s rescue in “Civil War,” this Hawkeye quote is said to Wanda to convince her to leave with him. 

“You and I remember Budapest very differently.” – Clint Barton 

Before the “Black Widow” film, Budapest was a running joke between Hawkeye and Black Widow

“You Survived. Half The Planet Didn’t. They Got Thanos. You Get Me.” – Clint Barton 

During “Avengers: Endgame,” Black Widow found Clint in a tough spot. Trading in his bow for a sword, Clint took up the mantle of Ronin, killing many gangsters and other street-level criminals.

This Hawkeye quote reveals the carnage he unleashed on the criminal underworld, making him a Thanos-level threat to organized crime. 

(L-R): Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) and Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Clint may have progressed past his murder spree but will soon have a bullseye on his back when former enemies come for him in the “Hawkeye” Disney+ series. 

“As much as I hate to admit it, if we’re gonna win this one, some of us might have to lose it.” – Clint Barton

This Hawkeye quote from “Civil War” demonstrates Clint knows when to take one for the team.

During the fight with Iron Man’s team of heroes in Germany, the main priority was for Captain America and Bucky Barnes to escape. To secure their getaway, Clint was one of the heroes that stayed behind as a distraction. 

Honorable Mention: “They’re gods, and they need someone to keep them down to Earth.” – Laura Barton

While spoken by Clint’s wife Laura instead of himself, this Hawkeye quote shows why the archer is a prominent member of the Avengers. 

(L-R): Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Iron Man/Tony Stark and Black Panther/T’Challa in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

In a team filled with gods, supersoldiers, and other larger-than-life characters, Clint is the hero that provides them with a reality check. Even without superpowers, Hawkeye proves that someone can still embody the heroics and values of an Avenger. 

What is your favorite Hawkeye quote? “Hawkeye” hits Disney+ on Nov. 24.

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