21 Best Tony Stark Quotes: From Iron Man to Endgame

Tony Stark is probably the Most Loved character in the MCU. So here we will share with you the Best Tony Stark quotes from his MCU Journey. Consider this as a small tribute.

As we all know, we will no longer see Tony Stark in the MCU as his journey has come to an end with ‘Avengers: Endgame‘. Ever Since 2008, Robert Downey Jr’s career changed completely.

Now he is widely known for his role as Tony Stark AKA Iron-Man. He perfectly nailed this character for 11 years. Now his journey has come to an End.

However, we fans will have a soft corner for him in our Hearts. It’s crazy to think some of us grew up watching RDJ playing Iron-Man. So Let’s Dive in and see the Top Quotes from Tony Stark through his MCU Journey:

I’m gonna divide this list into three parts according to Marvel’s Phases. So, let’s check out top Iron Man quotes from Phase 1:

1. “I am Iron Man”

Tony stark quotes I am Iron Man

Is there a better way to start the list of Tony Stark quotes than this one? No, I don’t think so. The Journey started with this quote.

At the end of the first ‘Iron Man’ where he has to cover up some shit but instead he said “The Truth is…I am Iron Man.” How cool is that can you imagine a Superhero revealing his identity like that.

Unless of course, that person is Deadpool, who is Batman. Pun intended. Jokes apart !!

2. “Is it better to be feared or respected?”

Is it better to be feared or respected?

You must have heard a popular quote, many people also have this status “I would rather have people respect me than fear me”.

But those aren’t the ideals Tony lives his life on. From the first Iron Man movie, it was clear that he is a different kind of person. Yes, you can call even him egoistic or whatever. But that’s what fans like about his personality.

3. “I shouldn’t be alive unless it was for a reason.”

I shouldn’t be alive unless it was for a reason

This one’s also from the first Iron Man. When Tony truly got some motive for his life and he knew that it was right. Pepper Potts truly loved him and was afraid that he would hurt himself.

As she tells him that “You’re gonna kill yourself, Tony. I’m not going to be a part of it.” To which Tony replies:

I shouldn’t be alive… unless it was for a reason. I’m not crazy, Pepper. I just finally know what I have to do. And I know in my heart that it’s right.

After Endgame this line hits different and hard. As if Marvel has already planned this back in 2008.

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4. “Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.”

Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk

Another poetic quote from Tony Stark. When he was trying to fly in his suit for the first time. Then Jarvis advised that there are still TBs of data left to calculate. To which Tony replied, “Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.”

This means that sometimes the situation demands more than your capabilities and you should be able to give your best. It demands you to perform tasks requiring a higher level of expertise and skill before you learn the basics.

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5. “Iron man. That’s kind of catchy. I mean it’s not technically accurate.”

Just before when Tony was going to address the press conference, and reveal his Identity. He read about himself being referred to as Iron Man by the public.

Then he explains Pepper and said:

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.

Maybe that was the time he decided to reveal himself as Iron Man. Cause he thought this name was cool.

6. “What is the point of owning a race car if you can’t drive it?”

What is the point of owning a race car

Yes, this one’s from Iron Man 2, where Tony himself decides to drive his F1 racing car by quoting “What’s the point of owning a racing car if you can’t drive it” to Pepper potts.

Though it later proves to be a bad decision as he was on the verge of death. But don’t miss the point here.

This quote is remarkably poetic as in real life, even while having resources or capabilities, we don’t dare to think outside the box and do something different. Because we are too afraid of what society will think.

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7. “Following’s not really my style.”

Following’s not really my style Tony stark quote

The Avengers movie featured a lot of arguments between our heroes. As they just weren’t ready to work together as a team yet. And one of the Most interesting argument was between Tony and Steve.

When Steve tells Tony that they have been ordered and they should follow them. To which Tony replies:

Following’s not really my style”.

And you’re all about style, aren’t you?” Steve said. Again brilliant comeback from Steve but here is Tony’s answer: “Of the people in this room, which one is: A, wearing a spangly outfit; and B, not of use?

8. “Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist.”

Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist

As I’ve pointed out earlier, Steve vs Tony’s argument is one of the best in the whole MCU till now. As two people from different backgrounds, ideals, philosophies try to work together as a team.

When Steve said: That you are nothing without your armor. This was Tony’s savage reply: “Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist“.

However, steve’s comeback was also good, but that’s a different story. Especially now, after Endgame they’ve been proved wrong about each other.

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9. “If we can’t protect the earth, we’ll avenge it!”

if we can't protect the earth, we'll avenge it!

This is where we first saw what was the actual purpose of the Team Avengers. Tony explains to Loki that you have managed to piss off every single one of us. Including the incredible hulk. Then he continues:

You’re missing the point. There’s no throne. There is no version of this where you come out on top.

Maybe your army comes, and maybe it’s too much for us, but it’s all on you. Because “if we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damn well sure we’ll avenge it.

Marvel Studios started their phase 2 with Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 2. So let’s head on checkout Tony stark’s best quotes from Phase 2:

10. “We create our own Demons.”

We create our own Demons Tony stark quote

One of my Favourite Quotes, as this is soo true even in real life. Iron Man 3 begins with Tony Stark’s quote “We create our own Demons”. Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet once said: “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”

Tony Stark was actually crediting Oscar Wilde with this quote. Though this quote can mean something different to every person. But I think it’s stating that we are our own worst enemy.

Just think about this quote now, considering the Vulture & Mysterio and Many more. Those are the demons that Tony created.

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11. “I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”

why can’t I sleep? Tony stark quote

This dialogue wasn’t in the movie, it’s from ‘Iron Man 3 Trailer‘. Though it’s absolutely true, especially now that we are so far in this MCU journey. Remember how disturbed Tony Stark was in the ‘Age of Ultron‘.

He even had a nervous breakdown Because of what he saw in ‘The Avengers‘. We got more info about this side of Tony Stark in the ‘Infinity War‘.

When Doctor Strange asks him to turn the ship around to Earth. To which Tony replies “We shouldn’t”.

Thanos has been inside his head for 6 years

Strange says that you don’t understand this, then Tony explains to him how Thanos has been inside his head for 6 years. Since he sent his army to New York.

12. “One thing you can’t take away? I am Iron Man”

One thing you can't take away? I am Iron Man

At the end of ‘Iron Man 3‘, when Tony lost his house and nearly lost his love pepper, and then had surgery for removing the shrapnel. So he didn’t need those arc reactors. But later he explains why he needed that suit what’s the purpose of that:

My armor was never a distraction or a hobby, it was a cocoon, and now I’m a changed man.

You can take away my house, all my tricks, and toys, but one thing you can’t take away – I am Iron Man.

Marvel’s Phase 3 is everyone’s best Phase as we see the grand buildup uncovering right in front of our eyes. So without wasting time let’s head to the next Phase and check out the top quotes:

13. “If we can’t accept limitations we’re no better than the bad guys.”

If we can't accept limitations we're no better than the bad guys.

This quote is from Captain America: Civil War. It’s when Tony decided to step out and work under Govt. supervision but Steve couldn’t agree.

Well, Tony was certainly disappointed after what happened in Sokovia. So that was his solution. As he couldn’t let these things happen again and again.

So he explains to everyone that “If we can’t accept limitations, we’re boundaryless, we’re no better than the bad guys.

14. “If you are nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.”

Now this one’s my favorite, it’s from ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’. When Peter Parker messed it up with his suit and said: “If you really cared you’d be here“. And then boom Tony was actually there.

This scene perfectly portrayed how much Tony actually cared about Peter. And the quote “If you are nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it” can be applied to real-life as well. It’s poetic and just soo deep.

15. “No amount of Money ever bought a second of Time.”

No amount of Money bought second of Time.

This one is remarkably deep. In Endgame when Tony had a reunion with his Father. He actually quotes his father, Future Howard Stark.

His father worked day and night to invent things for the U.S. govt. He was so rich that his son Tony would never have to really care about any Money.

But he never got a chance to connect with his son, or to have a bond with him. While Tony also said this as he never actually appreciated the work his father has done for him. Now he is a Billionaire but he can’t buy the time with his father.

16. “Everybody wants a happy ending, right?”

Everybody wants a happy ending, right?

Every Marvel fan knows about this line. If Tony’s final scene wasn’t enough for one to sob, allow this letter to introduce himself. Yes, the final message from Tony stark which he recorded in case of his untimely death.

This is even a Metaphor to the audience as we all wanted a happy ending after watching that heartbreaking ending in Infinity War. But it doesn’t always roll that way. The ending was still happy though, but we lost our three original Avengers.

17. “We’re the Avengers…We gotta finish this…”

We're the Avengers...We gotta finish this...

This one’s not from any Movie. But it’s from ‘Avengers: Endgame Special Look‘.

Tony Stark quotes: “It’s not about how much we’ve lost, it’s about how much we’ve left, we’re the avenger. We gotta finish this.

18. “Part of the Journey is the End.”

Part of the Journey is the End Tony stark quote

Well, ask a Marvel fan what hurts more than anything. This line would be the answer. It’s like we already have got some hints about Tony stark’s fate as the first trailer for the endgame started with this exact quote.

Tony Stark quotes while recording his message: “This time travel thing that we’re gonna try and pull off tomorrow, it’s… it’s got me scratching my head about the survivability of it all, that’s the thing. But then again, that’s the hero gig. Part of the journey is the end.

19. “Everything is going to work out exactly the way it’s supposed to.”

Everything is going to work out

Then he continues and says that “What am I even tripping for? Everything’s gonna work out exactly the way it’s supposed to“.

Maybe this time he was wrong, or maybe he has planned out everything. As he has already built a nano-powered gauntlet in his suit just in case something went wrong.

20. “I Love You 3000.”

I Love You 3000 Tony stark quote

This one dialogue means a lot to the MCU fans. If you want to propose a Marvel fan whether he is a boy/girl. Just say this, it’s more than likely that your chances may get higher.

This was first said by Tony stark’s daughter to her father. And tony thought that was extraordinarily amazing. However, there are other reasons why Marvel chose the 3000 number. We have explained that in this article: What is the Meaning of Love you 3000? Make sure to check that out.

21. “And…I…Am…Iron Man.”

I am iron man : Best ever tony stark quotes

So what else will be the best way to finish this article than this? After all, that’s how Tony Stark’s journey Ended. It started with the quote “I am Iron Man” and ended with the same.

However, we all know that moment we saw him in this position. It was truly heartbreaking for die-hard Iron man fans. Nevertheless, as he himself said, “Part of the Journey is the End.”

It was definitely a hell of a ride being with MCU. After all, they have given us so many characters to love. Out of them, Tony Stark was the best for me.

So, guys, these were the Best of Quotes from Tony stark in his MCU journey. Hope you liked it. Don’t forget to share this article with Die Hard Iron Man fans. I am damn sure they will love this.

Also, let me know about your favorite quote or if there is any quote that we missed here. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.