There is something about Star-Lord that almost everyone can relate to. Maybe it’s his quirky personality, his sarcastic wit, or his subtle simplicity that draws audiences to this particular Avenger. Even before the affable Chris Pratt was cast as Peter Quill, his character in the Guardians of the Galaxy comics was so popular that he was hastily added to the MCU entourage.
Star-Lord is characteristically facetious, but he’s not without his intellectual moments. He becomes aggressively more docile and sentimental anytime that Gamora is involved. So whether it’s his cached affections or his prominent sardonic one-liners that viewers can’t get enough of, here are 10 Star-Lord quotes that prove he’s all of us.
10 What Should We Do Next? Something Good, Something Bad? Bit Of Both?
What’s unique about Star-Lord that sets him apart from the other Avengers is that he’s essentially a bad guy. At least within the Andromeda Galaxy. He’s an unashamed thief, using whatever means necessary in order to get by. So this quote questioning whether to take the high road shows that, like most of us, he has an angel and a devil perched on his shoulders.
9 Oh, I’m Sorry. I Don’t Know How This Machine Works
Peter Quill is notorious for telling it like it is. If he doesn’t like someone, audiences know about it. He wears his emotions on his sleeve, despite his blasé attitude. His bluntness is a trait that most people wish to possess, though most don’t display it as eloquently as Star-Lord. In this situation, the “machine” he’s referring to is his middle finger. This scene happens when the Guardians are being introduced in Kyln Prison. Essentially he’s flicking off the camera for his mug shot.
8 I Look Around And You Know What I See? Losers
This quote is sweeter than it sounds and it’s one that shows Pratt’s way of taking on both the sarcastic side of Star-Lord and his more sensitive side. In the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, Star-Lord calls his band of misfits “losers” as a way to connect with them about their united misgivings.
The full speech goes a little something like this, “I mean like, folks who have lost stuff. And we have, man, we have, all of us. Homes, and our families, normal lives. And you think life takes more than it gives, but not today. Today it's giving us something. It is giving us a chance”
7 I Don't Learn. It's One Of My Issues
In a hand-to-hand confrontation with his equally matched opponent, Gamora, Star-Lord admits to one of his faults. It’s a quote that many can relate to as most people are all too familiar with the concept. However, Star-Lord is blatantly unapologetic about his issues and wears them like a badge of honor. If only we could all be so bold.
6 It's Showtime A-holes!
Star-Lord's epic one-line mantra. In Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Star-Lord and the Guardians are confronted with the huge octopus-type creature where, based on the looks on their faces, it seems like they have bitten off more than they can chew. But instead of accepting defeat, Star-Lord revs up the squad by shouting that it’s, “Showtime, A-holes.”
5 Sometimes The Thing You're Searching For Your Whole Life Is Right There By Your Side All Along
Not to get all sappy, but Star-Lord’s character can make audiences weep as much as he can make them chuckle. It’s what makes him such a likable character while showing that everyone has the ability to display their soft side-- no matter how brazen they try to appear. In Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, audiences assume this quote is in reference to Gamora, who turns out to be the one weakness that Thanos eventually uses against Star-Lord.
4 That's Gonna Wear Real Thin, Real Fast, Bud
When he first meets Groot, Star-Lord is just as frustrated as anyone would be when met with a creature of limited words. When Rocket tries to explain to him why all the creature can sputter is “I am Groot,” Peter is not satisfied.
He says what anyone would think if stuck in frustrating communication mishaps by saying it’s going to "wear real thin, real fast.” Of course, this doesn’t actually take and Star-Lord learns to understand Groot’s unique language later on.
3 Don’t Call Us Plucky. We Don’t Know What It Means
In Avengers: Infinity War viewers finally get to see the Avengers cross paths with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Iron Man’s no-nonsense take on the situation (trying to figure out how to defeat Thanos) in juxtaposition with Star-Lord’s spirited demeanor helps show off his engaging personality. Despite not knowing about Tony Stark’s genius IQ, Star-Lord is not ashamed to admit when he doesn't know what something means.
2 Okay, I'm Gonna Get A Bowflex. I'm Gonna Commit. I'm Gonna Get Some Dumbbells
During their first encounter with Thor, the Guardians are all in awe of the God of Thunder’s beauty. While Star-Lord doesn’t agree, he seems to take the matter more seriously once Gamora chimes in with her thoughts. That’s when he has a “wake up call.” To level the playing field, Star-Lord decides he’s going to commit to working out more. A notion most people in the audience are all too familiar with.
1 Let's Talk About This Plan of Yours. I Think It's Good, Except It Sucks
Star-Lord has a dissolute ability to give zero consideration to the impression he leaves on others. He rarely cares what others think (unless its Gamora), as proven in this quote when he tells Iron Man that his plan sucks. People might not all have the courage to say what’s on our minds, but Star-Lord does it for them which is why it seems that there is a little bit of Peter Quill in all of us.