Best Iron Man Quotes
Our best Iron Man quotes and sayings reflect the persona and mission of this Marvel superhero. He first appeared in a comic book published by Marvel Comic back in 1963.
Iron Man is one of the cofounders of the Avengers. Ant-Man, Thor, Wasp, the Hulk, and Iron Man were labeled “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.” Captain America later joined the group.
The Iron Man story begins with Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark, a business tycoon and philanthropist who is kidnapped. His captors attempt to make him create a weapon of mass destruction, but Stark develops a mechanized suit of armor instead. Ultimately, he used the suit to free himself and protect the world as “Iron Man.”
His quotes and sayings below are just as powerful as his suit. Read on.
Top Iron Man Quotes About Success
I am Iron Man! (His catchphrase)
I shouldn’t be alive unless it were for a reason, I know what I have to do, and I know it is right.
When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it. It simply means I can’t do it with them.
You can work hard, but if you don’t work smart, you will work for the rest of your life.
It’s not enough to be against something. You have to be for something better.
Sarcastic Lines of Iron Man
Better clench up, Legolas.
Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?
Get lost, Squidward.
You’re embarrassing me in front of the wizards.
Make your move, Reindeer Games.
Give me a scotch. I’m starving.
I’m a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.
Well, performance issues it’s not uncommon—one out of five.
That man has no regard for lawn maintenance.
Iron Man Short Quotes
Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.
I make really great weapons.
What? Blow something up? I already did that.
I have a plan – ATTACK!
I’m not afraid to hit an old man.
You look like you have friends in low places.
I don’t like it when you have plans.
You’re small, but you’re talking loud?
I am a very rich and famous superhero.
Be the type of person that you wanna meet.
I can create a world without war. I can make a world without alcohol or drugs. Without hate or jealousy. But then it wouldn’t be the world we live in. Nothing would be learned; nothing would be gained. We wouldn’t advance as species.
The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
No amount of money ever bought a second of time.
There are people who say progress is dangerous, but none of those idiots ever had to live with a chest full of shrapnel.
What am I even tripping for? Everything is going to work out perfectly, the way it’s supposed to.
It’s an imperfect world, but it’s the only one we got.
Isn’t it why we fight so we could end the fight and go home?
Everybody wants a happy ending, right? But it doesn’t always roll that way.
That’s one of the hazards of being a lone-wolf type of adventurer! After a while, you begin to talk to yourself!
I haven’t the courage to remove my iron armor. I don’t dare gamble with my damaged heart! I’m a prisoner of Iron Man, of my own creation!
I’m sick of being Iron Man! Sick of having to wear an electronic chest plate 24 hours a day! Sick of living on borrowed time, never knowing which moment will be my last!
I’ve got to make sure he didn’t sacrifice his life in vain! While a breath still remains within me, I’ll fight, I’ll make this moment meaningful, old friend. I swear it! Wherever you are, Happy, I pray that you know this is for you!
Without my other identity, I’m just an ordinary human. More vulnerable than most because my heart would stop without my chest plate; what’s the matter with me? I’m still not helpless! I’ve still got the greatest weapon in the world — a human brain!
Best Movie Lines from Iron Man
An intelligence agency that fears intelligence? Historically, not awesome.
I saw this coming a few years back, I had a vision, but I didn’t want to believe it. Thought I was dreaming.
A hero? Like you? You’re a lab rat, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle!
This time travel thing we’re gonna try and pull off tomorrow, it’s got me scratching my head about the survivability of it all. Then again, that’s the hero gig. Part of the journey is the end.
It’s not about how much we lost; it’s about how much we have left. We’re the Avengers. We gotta finish this.
If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it.
They say that the best weapon is the one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once.
“My name is Tony Stark, and I’m not afraid of you. I know you’re a coward, so I decided that you just died, pal. I’m gonna come get the body. There’s no politics here, it’s just good; it’s old-fashioned revenge.”
Don’t do anything I would do, and definitely don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.
What if somebody had died tonight? Different story, right? ’Cause, that’s on you. And if you died, I feel like that’s on me.
I’m sorry, Earth is closed today. You better pack it up and get outta here.
Hey, you said one out of fourteen million, we’d win, yeah? Tell me this is it.
And now, from the great beyond, my father, Howard Stark!
Sure it was. That’s extortion; that’s the word. What kind do you want? Great minds think alike. Juice pops exactly were on my mind.
Drop your socks and grab your crocs; we’re about to get wet on this ride.
I saw young Americans killed by the very weapons I created to defend them and protect them. And I saw that I had become part of a system that is comfortable with zero accountability.
I love you 3000.
Following is not really my style.
I’m tired of being a hero. I want to relax and have some fun.
As an Avenger, it is my duty to safeguard Earth.
Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both?
‘I’m alone — the millionaire ‘man who has everything is missing one all-important item — a friend.
I still love my country, Nick (Fury), and I fight for it — in my own way.
Iron Man’s an idea. Ever-changing. And limited only by our imagination. I say ‘our’ because Iron Man is an idea we all share at Stark Unlimited. It’s all of us and everything we do here. We are Team Stark and, We are Iron Man.
You can take away my suits, you can take away my home, but there’s one thing you can never take away from me: I am Iron Man.
Genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist.
Sometimes I wonder which is the real me: this splendid metal skin I’ve created or the frail thing of flesh that wears it.
You’re talking about a man whose happiest day of his life was shipping me off to boarding school.
And I am Iron Man!
Apparently, I’m volatile, self-obsessed, and don’t play well with others.
Turns out, resentment is corrosive, and I hate it.
I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one.
I’m the mechanic; I fix things, makes me think of. I’m the doctor. I help people.
My bond is with the people, and I will serve this great nation at the pleasure of myself. If there’s one thing I’ve proven, it’s that you can count on me to pleasure myself.
Iron Man. That’s kind of catchy. It’s got a nice ring to it. I mean, it’s not technically accurate. The suit’s a gold titanium alloy, but it’s kind of provocative, the imagery anyway.
Actually, he’s the boss. [points to Captain America] I just pay for everything and design everything, make everyone look cooler.
I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep?
Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.
We have no funds, we have no equipment, and at any moment, Ultron or Kang or somebody could come gunning for us. With that said, who wants to join me as an Avenger?
Every superhero is a potential gun, and the last time I checked, guns required registration.
Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.
Stay close to the ground. Build up your game helping little people, like that lady that bought you the churro. Can’t you just be a friendly neighborhood Spiderman?
We’re the Avengers, not the Prevengers, right?
The Avengers. That’s what we call ourselves; we’re sort of like a team — “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” type thing.
If we can’t accept limitations, then we’re no better than the bad guys.
Give me a break! I’m doing what has to be done. To stave off something worse.
In a world this vulnerable, we need something more powerful than any of us.
Avengers, time to work for a living.
It’s not about how much we lost; it’s about how much we have left.
I cannot make an equation without the variables.
What is the point of owning a race car if you can’t drive it?
Don’t let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything.
Cowards never start. The weak never finish, and the winners never quit.
I just want peace. Resentment erodes, and I hate it.
Contrary to popular belief, I know exactly what I’m doing.
Am I the only one who did the reading?
I already told you I don’t want to join your super-secret boy band.
Don’t say “wind farm.” I’m already feeling gassy.
Oh God, are you gonna steal my kidney and sell it?
Are you seriously telling me that your plan to save the universe is based on Back to the Future?
That tastes like coconut and metal!
That man is playing Galaga! Thought we wouldn’t notice. But we did.
You really have got a lid on it, haven’t you? What’s your secret? Mellow jazz? Bongo drums? A huge bag of weed?
I don’t want to see this on your Myspace page. Please, no gang signs.
Mr. Rogers, I almost forgot, that suit did nothing for your ass.
This is going to be like finding a needle in the world’s biggest haystack — fortunately, I brought a magnet!
You know what, give me a break, Steve. I just got hit in the head with a Hulk.
So you’re this Spider-ling? Crime-fighting spider? Spider-Boy?
Part of the journey is the end. When I drift off, I will dream about you. It’s always you.
What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me.
You experience things, and then they’re over, and you still can’t explain them? Gods, aliens, other dimensions? I’m just a man in a can. The only reason I haven’t cracked up is probably because you moved in, which is great. I love you. I’m lucky, but honey, I can’t sleep. You go to bed; I come down here. I do what I know. And, I tinker. The threat is imminent, and I have to protect the one thing I can’t live without. That’s you.
Please know, when I drift off and be like everything lately, I’m fine. I’m totally fine. I dream about you because it’s always you.
If I were Iron Man, I’d have this girlfriend who knew my true identity. She’d be a wreck. And, she’d always be worrying I was going to die, yet so proud of the man I’ve become. She’d be wildly conflicted, which would only make her crazier about me.
I have to protect the one thing that I can’t live without. That’s you.
The right woman can mean all the difference to a man, Cheryl.
Maybe I’m just a pasteboard playboy, maybe I come on with a manufactured line, but I know a real woman when I hold one, and I know there’s a kind of beauty that can’t
Destroyed —because it’s on the inside!
Your eyes are red. Tears for your long-lost boss?
Iron Man FAQs
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Iron Man.
Per Stan Lee, “Of all the comic books we published at Marvel, we got more fan mail for Iron Man from women, from females, than any other title…”
Cold War theme.
Stark is a creative genius displaying genius expertise in math, chemistry, physics, and computer science.
“I am Iron Man” is Iron Man’s catchphrase.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike is a writer and co-founder of ListCaboodle.
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