Captain America is a pretty inspiring guy all around. While he’s definitely not a perfect character, as Dr. Erskine said, he’s a good man at his core. Captain America has had quite the journey in the MCU films, from a scrawny kid in Brooklyn fighting bullies in alleyways to a leader of the Avengers to a fugitive after the events of Civil War. Now that he’s trying to finally end Thanos and save the world once again, we’ve put together a list of some of his most inspiring quotes from the MCU films.
10 THE LAST TIME I WAS IN GERMANY...
"You know the last time I was in Germany and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing..."
If there's one thing Captain America doesn’t like, it’s bigotry and hatred. He has always been a figure for the ideals of America, whether America in actuality lives up to those ideals or not. From his origins in comics fighting Nazis, Captain America calls attention to World War II and the horrors that can happen when certain people think they are better than others. This is a powerful quote that he says during the events of the first Avengers film.
9 THEN FINISH IT. CAUSE I’M WITH YOU TILL THE END OF THE LINE.
One thing Steve Rogers is known for is his loyalty to his friends. He’s definitely the type of guy you want to have your back. His closest and oldest friend is Bucky Barnes, and, at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he is willing to die instead of continuing to fight Barnes.
This line is an emotionally packed one as it’s something that the two characters said to each other in their past, and it clearly sparks something in the Winter Soldier as he ends up saving Steve from the river after the helicarrier fall.
8 ‘WHAT MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL?’
"What makes you so special? Nothing, I'm just a kid from Brooklyn."
One of the things that makes Captain America so relatable as a character, even after he becomes a super soldier, is that he has a lot of heart. His stubbornness and willing to sacrifice himself were always there, even before he got the serum. This quote is a reminder that Captain America really didn’t come from a special background, but his inherent goodness is what makes him special and is why he was chosen.
7 FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, I JUST WANTED TO DO WHAT WAS RIGHT.
This quote from The Winter Soldier once again gets to the core of what Captain America is all about. He is a man who has always wanted to do the right thing. He wanted to be a soldier to protect others and do his part. While his ideals are sometimes too high, and he often gets burned because of them, it’s clear that striving to do the right thing and save other people is one of his driving motivations.
6 THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS HIGH...
"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."
A quote about freedom has to be included on a list of Captain America’s most inspiring quotes since he is a symbol of America. Coming from the World War II generation and time period, Cap has a lot to say about freedom and what America should stand for.
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Even when institutions and the government let him down, Captain America is still there to uphold the values of freedom and equality and fight for them to his last breath.
5 THIS IS GONNA WORK, STEVE...
"This is gonna work, Steve.' 'I know it is. Cause I don't know what I'm going to do if it doesn't'"
This quote comes from the Avengers: Endgame trailer, and there isn’t a lot of context for it yet. While clearly, Steve is more downtrodden than maybe ever before, he still hasn’t given up hope. He’s clearly still fighting to save the world and probably to save many people who he has lost such as Falcon and Bucky. Steve Rogers isn’t a man who quits, even in the face of the most insurmountable odds.
4 I’M NOT LOOKING FOR FORGIVENESS...
"I'm not looking for forgiveness, and I'm way past asking for permission."
In Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America is a fugitive from the law and done playing by other people’s rules.
This is a more badass quote from him than usual and speaks to the side of him that is willing to break rules if it means doing what he thinks is right. He is all about saving people and following his own moral compass which is a message we can all learn from.
3 I’VE KNOCKED OUT ADOLF HITLER...
"You know what you're doing?' "Yeah, I've knocked out Adolf Hitler over two hundred times..."
This is both an inspiring and funny quote. While Captain America in the MCU didn’t actually ever knock out Adolf Hitler, he was a figurehead in the comics of fighting against Hitler and Nazism. We are pretty sure that, if given the chance, Captain America definitely would have knocked out Hitler more than two hundred times, and he does fight and win over Red Skull.
2 I DON’T LIKE BULLIES. I DON’T CARE WHERE THEY’RE FROM.
One of the best things about Cap is how he stands up for the little guy. He was a little guy himself who never backed down from a fight. His commitment to standing up for people who can’t fight for themselves is admirable, and this is one of his best and most inspiring lines from the entire MCU.
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Whether the bully is a big, mean jerk in Brooklyn or a purple alien like Thanos, Captain America is here to keep other people safe from bigots and bullies.
1 I CAN DO THIS ALL DAY.
Probably the most memorable and quotes Steve Rogers line from the MCU is the above quote. This line really gets to everything that Captain America stands for. This is a man who believes that if you get knocked down a million times, you get up a million and one times. He doesn’t back down and can even sometimes be too stubborn. But, these qualities are what make him willing to sacrifice himself for others and do whatever he must to save the world.