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24 Most Essential Captain Marvel Quotes from the MCU

Captain Marvel, played by award winning actress Brie Larson, is a former Air Force pilot who transforms into a galactic super heroine after an accident.

We met our heroine in Marvel’s first female led movie, Captain Marvel, in 2019 and she’s been saving lives and even entire planets ever since.

With her latest feature film, The Marvels in theaters now, let’s celebrate with 25 important Captain Marvel quotes to remember what an epically awesome woman and heroine she is and how important her story is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

SPOILER ALERT: This post may contain spoilers to movie or show plots.

There’s nothing more dangerous to a warrior than emotion.

In the beginning of Captain Marvel, we meet Carol Danvers on Hala, the planet of the Kree.

She’s unable to sleep, so she wakes up Yon-Rogg, played by Jude Law, and they have a combat fighting training session.

Danvers starts to lose her cool after Yon-Rogg continues to best her, to which he reminds her to control her emotions.

You’re supposed to take the form of who I most admire, but I don’t even remember who this person was to me.

In the beginning of the film, Carol visits the Supreme Intelligence, the Artificial Intelligence leader of the Kree.

It is in this interaction we learn that Carol is missing memories of her life and struggles intensely because of it. We also learn about someone who was important to her: Dr. Lawson.

The full quote:

It’s all blank. My life. You’re supposed to take the form of who I most admire, but I don’t even remember who this person was to me.

Carol Danvers

I see flashes. Little moments. But I can’t tell what’s real.

In the Captain Marvel movie, Carol and Fury visit Maria Rambeau, her best friend from her Air Force days. It’s been years since the accident in which Marie thought Carol had died.

Carol has very little memory of her life before becoming part Kree. It’s something that haunts her, even up through her latest film, The Marvels.

Maria asks her whether she really doesn’t remember anything, to which Danvers tells her this. Maria then spills her side of the story of the day Carol disappeared to see if it will help jog her memory.

I’ll be back before you know it.

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When Carol Danvers and Nick Fury are at Maria Rambeau’s house, she tells Monica, Maria’s young daughter, that she’ll be back soon.

This quote comes back to haunt her in her sequel, The Marvels.

Trust me, true believer.

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Another running gag through the earlier Marvel films are the Stan Lee cameos.

If you’re new to Marvel, Stan Lee transformed a small comic book publisher, Timely Comics, into the behemoth Marvel Comics brand, which later became the base for dozens upon dozens of movies and shows ever since.

He did all this starting off from the very bottom, running errands and such, and worked his way up to the top.

Lee passed in 2018, but up until his death, he always had a cameo in the live-action Marvel films.

In Captain Marvel, we see him on a train that Carol has hopped on while trying to escape from Nick Fury on Earth.

He’s practicing a line from Mall Rats, a 90s Kevin Smith film in which Stan Lee actually had a cameo, too!

Your turn. Prove you’re not a Skrull.

One of the challenges that comes up in Captain Marvel is that Skrulls can sim, or shapeshift, into other humans.

This conversation between Fury and Carol cements this threat, but also provides a bit of lighthearted humor in an otherwise intense movie.

Look, war is a universal language. I know a rogue soldier when I see one.

After Nick Fury witnesses a Skrull that has simmed, he tracks down Carol Danvers and they team up to track down Pegasus, a light-speed engine developed by Dr. Lawson at the Air Force.

As they’re driving, he asks Carol why she is after Pegasus because he knows it’s not just to be a hero. There’s something personal and he wants to know what.

This isn’t about fighting wars. It’s about ending them.

In a scene where Fury and Carol are tracking down records from the Air Force, she has a flashback to the day of the aircraft crash.

Dr. Lawson excitedly tells her that her technology is about ending wars, not fighting them. We later learn why Lawson was so intent on this distinction, but you’ll have to watch the movie to find out why.

You look like somebody’s disaffected niece.

Nick Fury always seems to have something to say about Carol’s outfits. Although secretly I think ribbing is only something he does with people he likes.

Carol basically looks like a grungy millennial when they were a teenager, so I guess you could say it fits!

You call me young lady again, I’ll shove my foot somewhere it’s not supposed to be.

Maria Rambeau proves to be just as feisty as Carol, which is probably why they are BFFs. That, and she’s sick of being talked down to simply because she’s a woman.

This one line tells us a lot about her and her experiences in the Air Force and life in general.

And you were the most powerful person I knew, way before you could shoot fire through your fists.

Some people misunderstand the relationship between Maria Rambeau and Carol Danvers.

As women who wanted to be Air Force pilots, which wasn’t allowed during their time, they didn’t have many people they could lean on for support – except for each other.

They were bound to become close friends, practically like sisters – which is exactly why Monica calls Carol her aunt!

In this scene, we see just how much Maria admires Carol – long before she got her superpowers and became Captain Marvel.

Species: Flerken. Threat: High.

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Goose looks like your average orange tabby cat, but he’s actually a dangerous creature in disguise.

We learn that he is a flerken and he can, and will, literally eat you whole with tentacles that come out of his mouth.

Nick Fury is not convinced, even after a Kree soldier scans Goose and determines him as a threat and places a muzzle on him.

It’s a cat, not Hannibal Lector.

Nick Fury

You’re right. I’m only human.

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After Yon-Rogg captures Carol Danvers, she is forced to speak with the Supreme Intelligence, aka Mar-Vell, aka Dr. Lawson (yeah, she has a lot of aliases!).

The interaction has her recovering some lost memories and she remembers she’s always gotten back up and continued fighting. So that is exactly what she does.

I’ve been fighting with one arm tied behind my back. But what happens when I’m finally set free?

As Carol fights back against the Supreme Intelligence, she removes the implant behind her ear that has suppressed the powers she got during the explosion of the light engine.

Now without her powers being held back, she’s even more of a force to be reckoned with.

Tell the Supreme Intelligence that I’m coming to end it. The war. The lies. All of it.

Carol ships Yon-Rogg off with a stern message for Mar-Vell after she stuns him physically and mentally with her full-blown powers.

The Kree’s time is up and she’s gonna make sure their menacing ways are stopped.

I have nothing to prove to you.

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Yon-Rogg tries to bait Carol into a good ol’ fashioned fist fight, sans powers, but she’s had enough and blasts him away.

Stunned, she simply tells him she’s nothing to prove, and drags him off to a ship to send him home.

I’ll help you find a home. Finish what Mar-Vell started.

After fighting off the Starforce and sending Yon-Rogg away, Carol Danvers makes it clear to Talos and Soren that she will help them find a home after the Kree stole theirs.

Keep the Tesseract on Earth.

As the film wraps up, Carol instructs Fury to keep the Tesseract hidden on Earth.

Later we see Coulson asking Fury where the Tesseract is, as it’s sitting inside Goose, who’s purring away in a cat flerken bed next to his desk.

I will neither confirm nor deny the facts of that story.

A running gag through the Marvel films and shows is how Nick Fury came to wear an eye patch.

Even with the patch on, it’s clear that he has a scar of some sort, so it’s definitely from an injury. But from what?

We seem to hear a different story in each film he’s in, so it’s kind of a game of Two Truths and a Lie.

In earlier parts of Captain Marvel, we see Nick Fury without an eye patch, so perhaps this is the real story.

The full scene:

Agent Coulson: So is it true that the Kree burned your eye out because you refused to give them the Tesseract?
Nick Fury: I will neither confirm nor deny the facts of that story.

We have no idea what intergalactic threats are out there.

After many years in the military, Fury is on a mission to determine what threats and enemies are out there beyond those on planet Earth.

He’s intent on building a team to fight said threats and when he meets Carol, he attempts to recruit her for his initiative.

He initially calls it The Protector Initiative in his proposal, but after meeting Captain Carol “Avenger” Danvers, he renames it The Avenger Initiative.

The full quote:

We have no idea what intergalactic threats are out there. And our one-woman security force had a prior commitment on the other side of the universe. S.H.I.E.L.D. alone can’t protect us. We need to find more.

Nick Fury

Higher. Further. Faster, baby.

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This Captain Marvel quote is one of Carol Danvers’ most iconic lines and it’s pretty much her motto!

She says this to her bestie, Maria Rambeau, when they are in the Air Force, dreaming of becoming a pilot.

To some, that might not seem like a big deal, but during the time this scene takes place, women were not allowed to be pilots in the Air Force.

But these two baddies didn’t care, it was their dream to be a pilot anyway!

Best Captain Marvel quotes from other MCU movies

As with other Marvel super heroes, we meet Captain Marvel again in other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Here are a few key moments where we see Carol again, outside of her origin film.

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There are a lot of other planets in the universe and unfortunately they didn’t have you guys.

In Avengers: Endgame, War Machine asks Carol where she’s been, implying she should have been on Earth to help them.

Carol reminds him there’s more places in the world that need help, not just Earth.

So let’s get them. Use them to bring everyone back.

In Avengers: Endgame, we see several of our favorite MCU superheroes at the Avengers headquarters when they realize Thanos is still using the infinity gauntlet.

Without skipping a beat, Carol suggests they capture the infinity stones and use them to bring back those that have disappeared in the Snap.

I’m so sorry. I have to deal with this. You can get my number from Bruce. It was so nice to meet you.

In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Carol pops up in a mid-credit scene, where she, Wong, Bruce Banner, Shang-Chi, and Katy are discussing the ten rings.

Except Carol gets a call mid-convo and has to run off to save the day…again. It seems silly, but our gal is booked and busy and this scene drives that home.

What are your favorite Captain Marvel quotes?

Love her or hate her, Captain Carol “Avenger” Danvers is here to stay! She is, after all, the inspiration for The Avengers Initiative, as seen in one of the last scenes of the film.

I hope you enjoyed reliving some of her best quotes, as well as those by others in Captain Marvel (2019).

May her memories inspire you to aim higher, further, faster, baby!

About the author

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Meg Frost is the creator of The Park Pixie, where she covers Disney World, Disney+, and Disney fandom.

She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University and B.S. in Communication & American Studies from University of Miami in Florida.

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