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May Parker (Character)
from Spider-Man (2002)

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Spider-Man (2002)
Peter Parker: Can I do anything for you?
Aunt May: You do too much - college, a job, all this time with me... You're not Superman, you know.

[in Aunt May's hospital room, talking about Mary Jane]
Peter Parker: Well, Harry's in love with her. She's still his girl.
Aunt May: Isn't that up to her?
Peter Parker: She doesn't really know who I am.
Aunt May: Because you won't let her. You're so mysterious all the time. Tell me, would it be so dangerous to let Mary Jane know how much you care? Everybody else KNOWS...

Aunt May: You won't have a bite?
Peter Parker: No thanks. Had a bite.

Uncle Ben: [changing a light bulb] And the Lord said, "Let there be light." And voilà! There is light. Forty soft, glowing watts of it.
Aunt May: Good boy. God will be thrilled, just don't fall on your ass.

Aunt May: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us...
[the Green Goblin bursts through the window]
Aunt May: [screams] DELIVER US!
Green Goblin: [laughing maniacally] Finish it. FINISH IT!
Aunt May: FROM EVIL!

[talking about Uncle Ben]
Peter Parker: I can't help thinking about... the last thing I said to him. He tried to tell me something important, and I threw it in his face.
Aunt May: You loved him. And he loved you. He never doubted the man you'd grow into; how you were meant for great things. You won't disappoint him.

[upon inspecting Peter Parker's bedroom]
Norman Osborn: A bit of a slob, isn't he?
Aunt May: All brilliant men are.

[in Aunt May's hospital room]
Aunt May: Go home dear, you look awful.
Peter Parker: And you look beautiful...

[On the morning after Peter gets bitten]
Aunt May: Feeling better this morning? Any change?
Peter Parker: Change? Yep. BIG change.

Aunt May: You know, you were about six years old when Mary Jane's family moved in next door. And when she got out of the car, and you saw her for the first time, you grabbed me and you said, "Aunt May, Aunt May, is that an angel?"
Peter Parker: Gee, did I really say that?

Aunt May: [Peter breaks a lamp in his room trying to practice his web shots]
[Behind door]
Aunt May: Peter?
[Peter opens door barely to hide webs in his room]
Aunt May: What's - what's going on in there?
Peter Parker: I'm excercising. I'm not dressed Aunt May.
Aunt May: Well... you're acting so strangely Peter...
Peter Parker: Ok... thanks.

Aunt May: Peter, are you alright?
Peter Parker: I'm fine.


Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Henry Jackson: Hi, Peter!
Peter Parker: Hey, Henry! You've grown tall.
May Parker: You'll never guess who he wants to be... Spider-Man!
Peter Parker: Why?
May Parker: He knows a hero when he sees one. Too few characters out there, flying around like that, saving old girls like me. And Lord knows, kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people. Setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.

May Parker: We need a hero, couragous sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero, people line up for 'em, cheer for them, scream their names, and years later tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who told them to HOLD ON a second longer. I believe theres a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble. And finally gets us to die with pride. Even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want most, even our dreams.

May Parker: Shame on you!

May Parker: [after Spider-Man saves her life] Ohh, have I been wrong about you!

Peter Parker: I'm responsible...
May Parker: For what?
Peter Parker: For what happened to Uncle Ben...
May Parker: But, you were at the library, you were doing your homework.
Peter Parker: He drove me to the library, but I never went in.
May Parker: What do you mean?
Peter Parker: [sobbing] I went someplace else, someplace where I thought I could win some money, to buy a car, because I wanted to impress Mary Jane. It happened so fast... I won the money, the guy wouldn't pay me, then he got robbed... the thief was running towards me... I could have stopped him, but I wanted to take revenge... I let him go, I let him get away. He wanted a car, he tried to take Uncle Ben's. Uncle Ben said no... and then he shot him. Uncle Ben was killed that night for being the only one who did the right thing. I held his hand when he died... I've tried to tell you so many times...

Peter Parker: [Aunt May is moving, and boxes are outside her house] Hey, where are all my comic books?
May Parker: Oh, those dreadful things? I gave those away.

May Parker: [Peter apologizes for a previous conversation] Pish-posh. We needn't talk about it. Water over the dam, or under the bridge, or wherever you like it.

May Parker: [Peter apologizes for a previous conversation] Pish-posh. We needn't talk about it. Water over the dam, or under the bridge, or wherever you like it, but...
[happily sighs]
May Parker: You made a brave move in telling me the truth, and I'm proud of you, and I thank you, and I... I love you, Peter. So very, very much...
[hugs him]

Peter Parker: [consoling his Aunt who blamed herself for Uncle Ben's death] Aunt May, you don't have to punish yourself...
May Parker: Oh, I know I shouldn't. It's just that you wanted to take the subway, and he wanted to drive you. If only I had stopped him, we'd all three of us be having tea together.

Spider-Man: [referring to Doc Ock] We sure showed him!
May Parker: What do you mean 'we'?


The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Peter Parker: Watch out!
[Peter catches a fly]
May Parker: That's a fly, Peter.

May Parker: [sees a bruised Peter] Peter. Where do you go? Who does this to you?
Peter Parker: Please, go to sleep, Aunt May.
May Parker: Please tell me.
Peter Parker: Aunt May, please, please, please, go to sleep.
May Parker: I can't sleep!

May Parker: Secrets have a cost. They're not free. Not now, not ever.

Peter Parker: [eating meat loaf from the fridge exhausted] This beats all of the meat loafs.
May Parker: Something is very wrong.
Ben Parker: Yeah. Nobody likes your meat loaf.

May Parker: Why didn't you tell me you didn't like my meat loaf? You could have said that to me 37 years ago.
Ben Parker: Um...
May Parker: How many meat loaves have I made for you?

May Parker: What a pretty girl.
Peter Parker: Yeah. That's what Uncle Ben said.
May Parker: Did you ask her out?
Peter Parker: [shakes his head]
May Parker: Why?
Peter Parker: Can't.
May Parker: Why?
Peter Parker: I'm just no good for her.
May Parker: Peter Parker, if there's one thing are, it's good. Anyone has a problem with that can talk to me.

May Parker: Ben Parker, don't you even think about leaving that filthy box in my kitchen!
Ben Parker: These are my bowling trophies.
May Parker: [sarcastically] Oh, but then, by all means, please leave that filthy box in my kitchen.

May Parker: Peter, listen to me. Secrets have a cost. They're not free. Not now, not ever.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Aunt May: Hey, wait. What are you doing? What are you doing? No, I do the laundry.
Peter Parker: I'm doing my laundry.
Aunt May: No, I do the laundry. No, I this is my job. I've been doing your laundry since you were 6 years old.
Peter Parker: I understand that. I'm in college now. I think it's time I took care of my own dirty underwear.
Aunt May: Last time you did it, you turned everything blue and red, so no.
Peter Parker: That was a mistake. Because I washing the American flag. My... Can I just please just...?
Aunt May: No one washes a flag.
Peter Parker: I do, and I won't anymore.
Aunt May: This is my machine.
Peter Parker: Fine. It's just underwear.
Aunt May: This is laundry, my home, my machine. Back off, eat your breakfast.
Peter Parker: All right, laundry sheriff. I'll do it later.

Aunt May: Everyone has a part of themselves they hide. Even from the people they love most.

Aunt May: What happened to your face? It's filthy.
Peter Parker: It is?
Aunt May: Yes!
Peter Parker: Oh, yeah, yeah, I was cleaning the chimney.
Aunt May: We have no chimney.
Peter Parker: Whaaat?

[from trailer]
Gwen Stacy: Hi, is Peter home?
Aunt May: No, he's doing... whatever it is he does.
Gwen Stacy: [sighs] Right.

[from trailer]
Aunt May: I once told you that secrets have a cost. The truth does too.

Aunt May: You know, it's so funny I've been trying to clean up around here to be more organized and putting some of Ben's stuff in boxes, and it's so funny, the heavier the box gets the lighter I feel.
Peter Parker: You're throwing his stuff away?
Aunt May: No, god no, I couldn't do that it's part of me, I'm just finding a better place for it. I'm going to take one last look, and I'm going to put it where it belongs.

Aunt May: [about graduating high school] I know the first thing your Uncle Ben would say.
Peter Parker: Yeah, I know too. "You better hurry up, party's over. You gotta get a job."
Aunt May: Alright, the second thing he would say: "Don't just follow the path, make your own trail."
Peter Parker: Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Aunt May: No.
Peter Parker: What do you mean, no?
Aunt May: Ben told me he made it up!

Peter Parker: Who was that?
Aunt May: Harvey.
Peter Parker: Doing a double shift, huh?
Aunt May: Sometimes. Got nothing else to do. I like the girls. I miss Ben. Gives me a little extra in the cookie jar.
Peter Parker: Well, I sold another couple of photos to the Bugle, so that ought to help.
Aunt May: Yeah, it would really help if that guy would pay you a fair wage.
Peter Parker: Oh, Jameson pays me a fair wage. If it was 1961, he pays me a fair wage.


Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Peter Parker: Flint Marko. The man who killed Uncle Ben, he was killed last night.
Aunt May: Oh, my. What happened?
Peter Parker: Spider-Man killed him.
Aunt May: Spider-Man? I don't understand, Spider-Man doesn't kill people. What happened?
Peter Parker: I, uh... He... he was... I thought that - That you'd feel... He deserved it, didn't he?
Aunt May: I don't think it's for us to say whether a person deserves to live or die.
Peter Parker: But, Aunt May, he killed Uncle Ben.
Aunt May: Uncle Ben meant the world to us. But he wouldn't want us living one second with revenge in our hearts. It's like a poison. It can - It can take you over. Before you know it, turn us into something ugly.

Aunt May: How's Mary Jane?
Peter Parker: I don't know.
Aunt May: I never heard from you. Did you ever propose?
Peter Parker: You said a husband's gotta put his wife before himself.
[puts the ring in her hand]
Peter Parker: I'm not ready.
Aunt May: But what happened? You seemed so sure.
Peter Parker: Yeah. I, uh... I hurt her, Aunt May. I don't know what to do.
Aunt May: Well, you start by doing the hardest thing: You forgive yourself. I believe in you, Peter. You're a good person. And I know you'll find a way to put it right.
[places the ring on the TV]
Aunt May: In time.

Aunt May: A man needs to put his wife before himself. Can you do that, Peter?

Aunt May: You must be ready to put her before yourself. Are you ready to do that Peter?


"The Spectacular Spider-Man: Market Forces (#1.4)" (2008)
Aunt May Parker: What's this?
Peter Parker: The Bugle paid me for my pictures. Now you can pay those bills!
Aunt May Parker: Out of the question. Besides, if you're gonna take photos for the Bugle, you need a new camera.
Peter Parker: Uh... Well, that thought occurred... But a man has to honor his responsibilities. You're one of mine.