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Steve Rogers (Character)
from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
[about to fight a squadron of black ops]
Steve Rogers: Before we get started, does anyone want to get out?

Nick Fury: You know, I read those SSR files. "Greatest Generation"? You guys did some nasty stuff.
Steve Rogers: Yeah, we compromised. Sometimes in ways that made us not sleep so well. But we did it so that people could be free. This isn't freedom. This is fear.
Nick Fury: S.H.I.E.L.D. takes the world as it is, not as we'd like to be. And it's getting damn near past time for you get with that program, Cap.
Steve Rogers: Don't hold your breath.

Natasha Romanoff: Did you do anything fun Saturday night?
Steve Rogers: Well, all the guys from my barbershop quartet are dead, so, no, not really.
Natasha Romanoff: You know, if you ask Kristen out, from Statistics, she'd probably say yes.
Steve Rogers: That's why I don't ask.
Natasha Romanoff: Too shy, or too scared?
Steve Rogers: Too busy!

Sam Wilson: Look, whoever he used to be and the guy he is now, I don't think he's the kind you save. He's the kind you stop.
Steve Rogers: I don't know if I can do that.
Sam Wilson: Well, he might not give you a choice. He doesn't know you.
Steve Rogers: He will. Gear up. It's time.
Sam Wilson: You gonna wear that?
Steve Rogers: No. If you're gonna fight a war, you got to wear a uniform.

[from trailer]
Alexander Pierce: Are you ready for the world to see you as you really are? Look out the window, you know how the game works: disorder, war, all it takes is one step.
Steve Rogers: I thought the punishment usually came AFTER the crime.

Natasha Romanoff: I know who killed Fury. Most of the intelligence community doesn't believe he exists. The ones that do call him the Winter Soldier. He's credited over two dozen assassinations in the last 50 years.
Steve Rogers: So he's a ghost story.

Natasha Romanoff: Tell me about the shooter.
Steve Rogers: He's fast. Strong. Had a metal arm.

Steve Rogers: You just can't stop yourself from lying, can you?
Nick Fury: I didn't lie. Agent Romanoff had a different mission than yours.
Steve Rogers: Which you didn't feel obliged to share.
Nick Fury: I'm not obliged to do anything.
Steve Rogers: Those hostages could have died, Nick.
Nick Fury: I sent the greatest soldier in history to make sure that didn't happen.
Steve Rogers: Soldiers trust each other. That's what make it an army. Not a bunch of guys running around shooting guns.
Nick Fury: Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye. Look, I didn't want you doing anything you weren't comfortable with. Agent Romanoff is comfortable with everything.
Steve Rogers: I can't lead a mission when the people I'm leading have missions of their own.
Nick Fury: It's called compartmentalization. Nobody spills the secrets, because nobody knows them all.
Steve Rogers: Except you.
Nick Fury: You're wrong about me. I do share. I'm nice like that.

Sam Wilson: Hey, Cap, how do we know the good guys from the bad guys?
Steve Rogers: If they're shooting at you, they're bad.

Steve Rogers: People are gonna die, Buck. I can't let that happen.

Natasha Romanoff: Hey, fellas. Either one of you know where the Smithsonian is? I'm here to pick up a fossil.
Steve Rogers: That's hilarious.

Nick Fury: We have to assume everyone aboard those carriers is HYDRA. We have to get past them, insert these server blades. And maybe, just maybe we can salvage what's left...
Steve Rogers: We're not salvaging anything. We're not just taking down the carriers, Nick. We're taking down S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nick Fury: S.H.I.E.L.D. had nothing to do with this.
Steve Rogers: You gave me this mission. This is how it ends. S.H.I.E.L.D.'s been compromised. You said so yourself. HYDRA grew under right your nose and nobody noticed.
Nick Fury: Why do you think we're meeting in this cave? I noticed.
Steve Rogers: How many paid the price before you did?
Nick Fury: Look, I didn't know about Barnes.
Steve Rogers: Even if you had, would you have told me? Or would you have compartmentalized that, too? S.H.I.E.L.D., HYDRA, it all goes.
Maria Hill: He's right.
Sam Wilson: Don't look at me. I do what he does, just slower.
Nick Fury: Well... It looks like you're giving the orders now, Captain.

Sam Wilson: You're a lot heavier than you look.
Steve Rogers: I had a big breakfast.

[first lines]
Steve Rogers: On your left.

Natasha Romanoff: Where did Captain America learn to steal a car?
Steve Rogers: Nazi Germany. And we're borrowing. Get your feet off the dash.

Steve Rogers: [after posing as Natasha's fiance] That was not my first kiss since 1945. I'm 95, I'm not dead.

Steve Rogers: Bucky?
Bucky Barnes: Who the hell is Bucky?

[last lines]
Sam Wilson: You're going after him.
Steve Rogers: You don't have to come...
Sam Wilson: I know. When do we start?

Natasha Romanoff: Five years ago, I was escorting a nuclear engineer out of Iran. Somebody shot out my tires near Odessa. We lost control, went straight over a cliff. I pulled us out. But the Winter Solider was there. I was covering my engineer so he shot him straight through me. Soviet slug. No rifling. Bye-bye, bikinis.
Steve Rogers: [sarcastic] Yeah, I bet you look terrible in them now.

Steve Rogers: You know me...
The Winter Soldier: No, I don't!
[attacks Steve]
Steve Rogers: I'm not going to fight you...
[drops his shield]
Steve Rogers: Your name is James Buchanan Barnes...
The Winter Soldier: SHUT UP!
[hits Steve]
Steve Rogers: You're my friend...
The Winter Soldier: You're my MISSION!
[repeatedly pummels Steve]
Steve Rogers: [bruised and bloodied] Then finish it... because I'm with you til the end of the line...

Natasha Romanoff: Kiss me.
Steve Rogers: What?
Natasha Romanoff: Public displays of affection make people very uncomfortable.
Steve Rogers: Yes, they do.

Steve Rogers: I'm getting a little tired of being Fury's janitor.

[Captain America and Batroc fight]
Georges Batroc: [In French, with English subtitles] I thought you were more than a shield.
[the Captain puts the shield on his back, and takes off his mask]
Steve Rogers: [Also in French, with English subtitles] We'll see.

Natasha Romanoff: I find that it's easier to keep your true self buried under several layers of untrue selves, to protect yourself.
Steve Rogers: That's not a good way to live.
Natasha Romanoff: No, but it's a good way not to die.

Steve Rogers: Even when I had nothing, I had Bucky.

Steve Rogers: We have nowhere else to go.
Natasha Romanoff: Everyone we know is trying to kill us.
Sam Wilson: [takes them in] Not everyone...

Steve Rogers: Dr Zola was a German scientist who worked with the Red Skull. He's dead.
Dr. Arnim Zola: [inside a machine] Firstly, I am in fact Swiss. Secondly, look around you, I have never been more alive!

Steve Rogers: How can you kill people over a prediction Zola made about them being a threat?
Jasper Sitwell: Zola's never wrong! He predicted it all!

Steve Rogers: We shut down Hydra, we shut down SHIELD.
Nick Fury: One has nothing to do with the other!
Steve Rogers: You're not part of Hydra, but you had the same ideas as they did! If we have to shut this down, we shut down everything!

Sam Wilson: Well, if it isn't the Running Man.
Steve Rogers: I saw the last few minutes, it was intense.

Steve Rogers: [on modern times] The food is better. We used to boil everything...

Nick Fury: You were part of some pretty unethical stuff yourself.
Steve Rogers: Yes, we did some things, but we never did it without having a concrete reason to do so. We never struck, until someone hit us first.

Kate: Captain
Steve Rogers: Neighbor.

Peggy Carter: Steve. You're alive. You came back.
Steve Rogers: Yeah, Peggy.
Peggy Carter: It's been so long. So long.
Steve Rogers: Well, I couldn't leave my best girl. Not when she owes me a dance.

Steve Rogers: [gets into Black Widow's car] Can't run everywhere.
Sam Wilson: No, you can't.

Steve Rogers: [in an elevator] You know, they used to play music.
Nick Fury: Yeah. My grandfather operated one of these things for 40 years. Granddad worked in a nice building.

[on the radio]
Steve Rogers: This is Captain Rogers. Shield's been taken over by Hydra. Alexander Pierce's their leader. Those carriers, they're triggered to take out a million people around the world. The price of freedom is a high price, and it's a price I'm willing to pay! Don't let control take the place of freedom!

Natasha Romanoff: After WWII, S.H.I.E.L.D. recruited German scientists with strategic value.
Dr. Arnim Zola: So I could help their cause. I also helped my own.
Steve Rogers: HYDRA died with the Red Skull.
Dr. Arnim Zola: Cut off one head, two more shall take its place.

Natasha Romanoff: What about the nurse that lives across the hall from you? She seems kind of nice.
Steve Rogers: Secure the engine room, then find me a date.
Natasha Romanoff: I'm multitasking.

Brock Rumlow: Whoa, big guy. I just want you to know, Cap, this isn't personal!
Steve Rogers: It kind of feels personal.

Jasper Sitwell: Is this little display meant to insinuate that you're gonna throw me off the roof? Because it's really not your style, Rogers.
Steve Rogers: You're right. It's not. It's hers.
[Natasha throws Sitwell off the roof]

Jasper Sitwell: Zola'a algorithm is a program for choosing Insight's targets.
Steve Rogers: What targets?
Jasper Sitwell: You! A TV anchor in Cairo, the Under Secretary of Defense, a high school valedictorian in Iowa City, Bruce Banner, Stephen Strange, anyone who's a threat to HYDRA. Now, or in the future.
Steve Rogers: In the future? How could it know?
Jasper Sitwell: How could it not? The 21st century is a digital book. Zola told HYDRA how to read it. Your bank records, medical histories, voting patterns, emails, phone calls, your damn SAT scores! Zola's algorithm evaluates people's past to predict their future.
Steve Rogers: And what then?
Jasper Sitwell: Oh, my God. Pierce is gonna kill me.
Steve Rogers: What then?
Jasper Sitwell: Then the Insight helicarriers scratch people off the list. A few million at a time.

Steve Rogers: Attention all S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, this is Steve Rogers. You're heard a lot about me over the last few days. Some of you were even ordered to hunt me down. But I think it's time to tell the truth. S.H.I.E.L.D. is not what we thought it was. It's been taken over by HYDRA. Alexander Pierce is their leader. The S.T.R.I.K.E. and Insight crew are HYDRA as well. I don't know how many more, but I know they're in the building. They could be standing right next to you. They almost have what they want. Absolute control. They shot Nick Fury. And it won't end there. If you launch those helicarriers today, HYDRA will be able to kill anyone that stands in their way. Unless we stop them. I know I'm asking a lot. But 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. But I'm willing to bet I'm not.
Sam Wilson: Did you write that down first, or was it off the top off your head?

Steve Rogers: You hold a gun on everyone on Earth and call it protection.

Steve Rogers: This is it.
[sees he's at his old army base]
Natasha Romanoff: Well, the file came from these coordinates.
Steve Rogers: So did I.

Natasha Romanoff: [Both are wearing loose shoes as part of a cover disguise] First rule of going on the run is "Don't run. Walk"
Steve Rogers: If I run in these shoes they're going to fall off


The Avengers (2012)
Steve Rogers: Is everything a joke to you?
Tony Stark: Funny things are.

Steve Rogers: [about Coulson] Was he married?
Tony Stark: No. There was a, uh... cellist. I think.
Steve Rogers: I'm sorry. He seemed like a good man.
Tony Stark: He was an idiot.
Steve Rogers: Why? For believing?
Tony Stark: For taking on Loki alone.
Steve Rogers: He was doing his job.
Tony Stark: [scoffs] He was out of his league. He should have waited. He should have...
Steve Rogers: Sometimes there isn't a way out, Tony.
Tony Stark: Right, I've heard that before.
Steve Rogers: Is this the first time you've lost a soldier?
Tony Stark: WE ARE NOT SOLDIERS! I am not marching to Fury's fife!
Steve Rogers: Neither am I! He's got the same blood on his hands that Loki does. But right now we've got to put that behind us and get this done.

[Stark suits up to chase Thor and Loki]
Steve Rogers: Stark, we need a plan of attack!
Tony Stark: I have a plan: attack!

Steve Rogers: Doctor Banner, now might be a good time for you to get angry.
Bruce Banner: That's my secret, Captain: I'm always angry.
[Banner hulks out and punches the Leviathan]

Steve Rogers: Thor, what's his play?
Thor: He has an army, called the Chitauri. They're not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.
Steve Rogers: An army. From outer space.
Bruce Banner: So he's building another portal. That's what he needs Erik Selvig for.
Thor: Selvig?
Bruce Banner: He's an astrophysicist.
Thor: He's a friend.
Natasha Romanoff: Loki has them under some kind of spell. Along with one of ours.
Steve Rogers: I wanna know why Loki let us take him. He's not leading an army from here.
Bruce Banner: I don't think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy's brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.
Thor: Have a care how you speak! Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard and he is my brother!
Natasha Romanoff: He killed eighty people in two days.
Thor: He's adopted.

Steve Rogers: Word is you can find the cube.
Bruce Banner: Is that the only word on me?
Steve Rogers: Only word I care about.

Steve Rogers: What's the matter, scared of a little lightning?
Loki: I'm not overly fond of what follows...
[Thor appears]

Steve Rogers: Are you nuts?
Tony Stark: Jury's out.

Steve Rogers: We have orders, we should follow them.
Tony Stark: Following's not really my style.
Steve Rogers: And you're all about style, aren't you?
Tony Stark: Of the people in this room, which one is A - wearing a spangly outfit and B - not of use?

Steve Rogers: Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?
Tony Stark: Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.
Steve Rogers: I know guys with none of that worth ten of you. I've seen the footage. The only thing you really fight for is yourself. You're not the guy to make the sacrifice play, to lay down on a wire and let the other guy crawl over you.
Tony Stark: I think I would just cut the wire.
Steve Rogers: Always a way out... You know, you may not be a threat, but you better stop pretending to be a hero.
Tony Stark: A hero? Like you? You're a lab rat, Rogers. Everything special about you came out of a bottle!
Steve Rogers: Put on the suit. Let's go a few rounds.

Steve Rogers: You think you can hold them off?
Clint Barton: Captain, it would be my genuine pleasure.

Tony Stark: [regaining consciousness] What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me.
Steve Rogers: We won.
Tony Stark: Alright. Hey. Alright. Good job, guys. Let's just not come in tomorrow. Let's just take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is, but I wanna try it.

Nick Fury: Having trouble sleeping?
Steve Rogers: I've been asleep for 70 years. I think I've had enough rest.

Steve Rogers: When I went under, the world was at war. I wake up, they say we won. They didn't say what we lost.
Nick Fury: We've made some mistakes along the way. Some, very recently.
Steve Rogers: Are you here with a mission, sir?
Nick Fury: I am.
Steve Rogers: Trying to get me back in the world?
Nick Fury: Trying to save it.
[Fury shows a file of the Tesseract]
Steve Rogers: HYDRA's secret weapon.
Nick Fury: Howard Stark fished that out of the ocean when he was looking for you. He thought what we think: the Tesseract could be the key to unlimited sustainable energy. That's something the world sorely needs.
Steve Rogers: Who took it from you?
Nick Fury: He's called Loki. He's not from around here. There's a lot we'll have to bring you up to speed on if you're in. The world has gotten even stranger than you already know.
Steve Rogers: At this point, I doubt anything would surprise me.
Nick Fury: Ten bucks says you're wrong. There's a debriefing packet waiting for you at your apartment. Is there anything you can tell us about the Tesseract that we ought to know now?
Steve Rogers: You should have left it in the ocean.

Steve Rogers: Have you got a suit?
Clint Barton: Yeah.
Steve Rogers: Then suit up.

Loki: Kneel before me. I said, KNEEL!
[Loki stamps his scepter on the ground, causing a shockwave that intimidates the crowd into silence as they all kneel before him]
Loki: Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.
German Old Man: [slowly rises to his feet] Not to men like you.
Loki: [smiling] There are no men like me.
German Old Man: There are *always* men like you.
Loki: Look to your elder, people. Let him be an example.
[Loki aims a blast of power from his scepter at the old man when Captain America leaps in front of the intended target, deflecting the blast with his shield back at Loki, knocking him down]
Steve Rogers: You know, the last time I was in Germany and saw a man standing above everybody else, we ended up disagreeing.
Loki: The soldier. A man out of time.
Steve Rogers: I'm not the one who's out of time.

Maintenance Guy: [as the Avengers climb aboard the Quinjet to fly to Manhattan] Uh... You are not authorized to be here!
Steve Rogers: Son... just don't.

Tony Stark: Why did Fury call us in? Why now? Why not before? What isn't he telling us? I can't do the equation unless I have all the variables.
Steve Rogers: You think Fury's hiding something?
Tony Stark: He's a spy. Captain. He's THE spy. His secrets have secrets.

Tony Stark: [about Loki killing Coulson] He made it personal.
Steve Rogers: That's not the point.
Tony Stark: That IS the point. That's Loki's point! He hit us all right where we live. Why?
Steve Rogers: To tear us apart.
Tony Stark: Yeah, divide and conquer is great, but he knows he has to take us out to win, right? THAT'S what he wants. He wants to beat us, he wants to be seen doing it. He wants an audience.
Steve Rogers: Right. I caught his act at Stuttgart.
Tony Stark: Yeah, that was just previews. This is - this is opening night. And Loki, he's a full-tilt diva, right? He wants flowers, he wants parades. He wants a monument built to the skies with his name plastered...
[Stark pauses; he and Rogers look at each other knowingly]
Tony Stark: Sonofabitch!

Natasha Romanoff: [all arguing in the lab] Are you really that dense? S.H.I.E.L.D. monitors potential threats.
Bruce Banner: Captain America is on threat watch?
Natasha Romanoff: We ALL are!
Tony Stark: [to Rogers] You're on that list? Are you above or below angry bees?
Steve Rogers: I swear, Stark, one more wisecrack out of you...
Tony Stark: Verbal threat! Threatening! I'm being threatened!

Steve Rogers: Stark? We got him.
Tony Stark: Banner...?
Steve Rogers: Just like you said.
Tony Stark: Then tell him to suit up... I'm bringing the party to you.
[Stark in his Iron Man armor leads the monstrous Leviathan into view, heading toward the rest of the Avengers]
Natasha Romanoff: I - I don't see how that's a party.

Tony Stark: What's the stat, Rogers?
Steve Rogers: [looks at the Helicarrier tech] It seems to be powered by some sort of electricity!
Tony Stark: ...well, you're not wrong.

Natasha Romanoff: Gentlemen, you might want to step inside in a minute. It's going to get a little hard to breathe.
[as the Helicarrier starts to power up, Steve Rogers and Bruce Banner walk to the edge]
Steve Rogers: Is this a submarine?
Bruce Banner: Really? They want me submerged in a pressurized metal container?
[Rogers and Banner stand at the edge and they look over as the Helicarrier starts to slowly rise out of the ocean to fly]
Bruce Banner: [smiles] Oh, no, this is MUCH worse!
[Rogers hands $10 to Fury]

[Captain America puts on a parachute to go follow after Thor, Loki and Iron Man]
Natasha Romanoff: I'd sit this one out, Cap.
Steve Rogers: I don't see how I can.
Natasha Romanoff: These guys come from legend. They're basically gods.
Steve Rogers: There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that.
[Captain America leaps out of the Quinjet]

Thor: You speak of control, yet you court chaos.
Bruce Banner: It's his M.O., isn't it? I mean, what are we, a team? No, no, no. We're a chemical mixture that makes chaos. We're... we're a time-bomb.
Nick Fury: You need to step away.
Tony Stark: Why shouldn't the guy let off a little steam?
Steve Rogers: You know damn well why! Back off!
Tony Stark: Oh, I'm starting to want you to make me.

Nick Fury: Agent Romanoff, would you escort Dr. Banner back to his...
Bruce Banner: Back where? You rented my room.
Nick Fury: The cell was built...
Bruce Banner: In case you needed to kill me, but you can't! I know! I tried!... I got low. I didn't see an end, so I put a bullet in my mouth... and the other guy spit it out! So I moved on. I focused on helping other people. I was good, until you dragged me back into this freak show and put everyone here at risk!
[Banner slowly gets upset as he looks at Romanoff, who gets unnerved]
Bruce Banner: You wanna know my secret, Agent Romanoff? You wanna know how I stay calm?
[Black Widow and Nick Fury have their hands down to grab their guns]
Steve Rogers: Doctor Banner... put down the scepter.
[Banner looks down and is shocked to see he's holding Loki's scepter; the computer beeps]
Tony Stark: Got it.
[Banner puts down the scepter and heads to the computer]
Bruce Banner: Sorry, kids. You don't get to see my little party trick after all.

[In a Quinjet, Agent Coulson walks to Steve Rogers who is seated and looks at Bruce Banner's file on his laptop]
Steve Rogers: So this Doctor Banner was trying to replicate the serum that was used on me?
Agent Phil Coulson: A lot of people were. You were the world's first superhero. Banner thought gamma radiation might hold the key to unlocking Erskine's original formula.
[Steve watches the footage of the Hulk's attack on the Army at Culver University and the Hulk roars with fury as he slams a jeep apart]
Steve Rogers: Didn't really go his way, did it?
Agent Phil Coulson: Not so much. When he's not that thing though, guy's like a Stephen Hawking.
[Steve looks puzzled, not understanding the reference]
Agent Phil Coulson: He's like a smart person. I gotta say, it's an honor to meet you, officially. I sort of met you, I mean, I watched you while you were sleeping. I mean, I was... I was present while you were unconscious from the ice. You know, it's really, it's just a... just a huge honor to have you on board.
Steve Rogers: Well, I hope I'm the man for the job.
Agent Phil Coulson: Oh, you are. Absolutely. Uh... we've made some modifications to the uniform. I had a little design input.
Steve Rogers: The uniform? Aren't the stars and stripes a little... old-fashioned?
Agent Phil Coulson: With everything that's happening, the things that are about to come to light, people might just need a little old-fashioned.

[Black Widow is flying a Quinjet, while a maskless Captain America and helmetless Iron Man stand in the back keeping an eye on Loki]
Steve Rogers: I don't like it.
Tony Stark: What? Rock of Ages giving up so easily?
Steve Rogers: I don't remember it being ever that easy. This guy packs a wallop.
Tony Stark: Still, you are pretty spry, for an older fellow. What's your thing, Pilates?
Steve Rogers: What?
Tony Stark: It's like calisthenics. You might have missed a couple things, you know, doing time as a Capsicle.
[Captain America looks at Iron Man, annoyed]
Steve Rogers: Fury didn't tell me he was calling you in.
Tony Stark: Yeah, there's a lot of things Fury doesn't tell you.

[Captain America throws his shield between Iron Man and Thor, stopping their fight in the woods]
Steve Rogers: Hey! That's enough!
[Captain America looks at Thor]
Steve Rogers: Now, I don't know what you plan on doing here.
Thor: I've come here to put and end to Loki's schemes!
Steve Rogers: Then prove it! Put the hammer down.
Tony Stark: Um, yeah, no! Bad call! He loves his hammer!
[Thor knocks Iron Man back with his hammer]
Thor: [to Cap] You want me to put the hammer down?
[Captain America ducks and holds up his shield as Thor leaps at him, blocking Thor's blow. The impact of the hammer on the vibranium shield creates a massive shockwave, knocking Thor off his feet]
Steve Rogers: Are we done here?

Steve Rogers: Does Loki need any particular kind of power source?
Bruce Banner: He'd have to heat the cube to a hundred and twenty million Kelvin just to break through the Coulomb barrier.
Tony Stark: Unless Selvig has figured out how to stabilize the quantum tunnelling effect.
Bruce Banner: Well, if he could do that, he could achieve heavy ion fusion at any reactor on the planet.
Tony Stark: Finally, someone who speaks English.
Steve Rogers: Is that what just happened?
[Stark and Banner shake hands]
Tony Stark: It's good to meet you, Dr. Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled. And I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.
Bruce Banner: Thanks.
Nick Fury: [to Stark] Dr. Banner is only here to track the cube. I was hoping you might join him.
Steve Rogers: Let's start with that stick of his. It may be magical, but it works an awful lot like a Hydra weapon.
Nick Fury: I don't know about that, but it is powered by the cube. And I'd like to know how Loki used it to turn two of the sharpest men I know into his personal flying monkeys.
Thor: Monkeys? I do not understand.
Steve Rogers: I do!
[Stark rolls his eyes, while Captain America looks proud of himself]
Steve Rogers: I understood that reference.

Steve Rogers: Stark, are you seeing any of this?
Tony Stark: Seeing, still working on believing.

Tony Stark: Cap, pull the lever!
Steve Rogers: I need a minute here!
Tony Stark: Lever. Now!

[after attacking Loki with full weapons activated]
Tony Stark: Make a move, Reindeer Games...
[Loki quietly surrenders]
Tony Stark: Good move.
Steve Rogers: Mr. Stark.
Tony Stark: Captain.

Nick Fury: [having discovered a security breach] What are you doing, Mr Stark?
Tony Stark: Uh, kind of been wondering the same thing about you.
Nick Fury: You're supposed to be locating the Tesseract!
Bruce Banner: We are! The model's locked and we're sweeping for the signature now. When we get the hit, we'll have a signature within half a mile.
Tony Stark: Yeah, you'll get your cube back, no mas, no fuss.
[pause]
Tony Stark: What is Phase 2?
Steve Rogers: [drops a weapon on a table] Phase 2 is SHIELD uses the Cube to make weapons! Sorry, the computer was moving a little slow for me.
Nick Fury: Rogers, we gathered everything related to the Tesseract, this does not mean that we...
Tony Stark: I'm sorry Nick, what were you lying?
[turns a monitor around showing a schematic of a rocket]
Steve Rogers: I was wrong, Director. The world hasn't changed a bit.

Bruce Banner: I'd like to know why SHIELD is using the Tesseract to build weapons of mass destruction.
Nick Fury: Because of him!
[points at Thor]
Thor: Me?
Nick Fury: Last year, Earth had a visit from another planet that had a grudge match that leveled a small town. We learned that only are we not alone, but we are hopelessly, hilariously outgunned.
Thor: My people want nothing but peace with your planet!
Nick Fury: But you're not the only ones out there, are you? And you're not the only threat. The world is filling up with people that can't be matched, that can't be controlled!
Steve Rogers: Like you control the cube?

Loki: Kneel!
Steve Rogers: Not today!

Waitress: [deleted scene: Cap, feeling disconnected from the world, sits at an outdoor cafe table sketching Stark Tower] Waiting on the big guy?
Steve Rogers: Ma'am?
Waitress: Iron Man. A lot of people eat here just to see him fly by.
Steve Rogers: Right. Maybe another time.
[pays his tab]
Waitress: The table's yours as long as you like. Nobody's waiting on it. Plus we've got free wireless.
Steve Rogers: Radio?
[she gives him a nice look over her shoulder as she walks away]
Stan Lee: [from the adjacent table] Ask for her number, you moron.


Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Peggy Carter: How do you feel?
Steve Rogers: Taller.

Steve Rogers: [showing his shield to Peggy] What do you think?
[Peggy unloads her gun into the shield]
Peggy Carter: [sweetly] Yes. I think it works.

[from trailer]
Col. Chester Phillips: General Patton has said that wars are fought with weapons but are won by men.
Loud Jerk: You just don't know when to give up, do ya?
Steve Rogers: I could do this all day.
Col. Chester Phillips: Our goal is to create the greatest army in history.
Steve Rogers: I should be going with you. Look, I know you don't think I can do this...
James 'Bucky' Barnes: This isn't a back alley, Steve. It's war!
Col. Chester Phillips: But every army begins with one man.
Abraham Erskine: Five tries in five different cities. I can offer you a chance.
Col. Chester Phillips: He will be the first in a new breed of super-soldier.
Steve Rogers: Why me?
Abraham Erskine: Because a weak man knows the value of strength, of the value of power.
Steve Rogers: That wasn't so bad.
Abraham Erskine: That was penicillin.
Col. Chester Phillips: We are going to win this war because we have the best men.
Abraham Erskine: Now, Mr. Stark.
[Howard Stark engages the machine]
Col. Chester Phillips: And they will, personally, escort Adolf Hitler to the gates of Hell.

Steve Rogers: Who the hell are you?
Heinz Kruger: The first of many. Cut off one head...
[bites down on cyanide pill]
Heinz Kruger: ...two more shall take its place. Hail Hydra.

Steve Rogers: [after being injected in the arm] That wasn't so bad.
Abraham Erskine: That was penicillin.

Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan: Wait. You know what you're doing?
Steve Rogers: Yeah. I knocked out Adolf Hitler over 200 times.

Steve Rogers: Sir, if you're going after Schmidt, I want in
Col. Chester Phillips: You're an experiment. You're going to Alamogordo.
Steve Rogers: The serum worked.
Col. Chester Phillips: I asked for an army and all I got was you. You are not enough.

Red Skull: Arrogance may not be a uniquely American trait, but I must say, you do it better than anyone. But there are limits to what even you can do, Captain, or did Erskine tell you otherwise?
Steve Rogers: He told me you were insane.
Red Skull: Ah. He resented my genius and tried to deny me what was rightfully mine, but he gave you everything. So, what made you so special?
Steve Rogers: Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.

[last lines]
[Steve Rogers finds himself in New York]
Nick Fury: At ease, soldier! Look, I'm sorry about that little show back there, but we thought it best to break it to you slowly.
Steve Rogers: Break what?
Nick Fury: You've been asleep, Cap. For almost 70 years.
[Steve is silent with shock]
Nick Fury: You gonna be okay?
Steve Rogers: Yeah. Yeah, I just... I had a date.

Abraham Erskine: Do you want to kill Nazis?
Steve Rogers: Is this a test?
Abraham Erskine: Yes.
Steve Rogers: I don't want to kill anyone. I don't like bullies; I don't care where they're from.

Steve Rogers: You save me any of that schnapps?
Abraham Erskine: Not as much as I should have. Sorry.

[Steve finds Bucky strapped to a table in one of Schmidt's testing labs and quickly releases him from it]
Steve Rogers: It's me. It's Steve.
James 'Bucky' Barnes: [groggily] Steve?
Steve Rogers: Come on.
James 'Bucky' Barnes: Steve.
Steve Rogers: I thought you were dead.
James 'Bucky' Barnes: [aware of Steve's new size] I thought you were smaller.

Peggy Carter: You can't give me orders!
Steve Rogers: The hell I can't! I'm a Captain!
[smiles]

Steve Rogers: Where are we going?
James 'Bucky' Barnes: The future.

Steve Rogers: Can I ask a question?
Abraham Erskine: Just one?
Steve Rogers: Why me?
Abraham Erskine: I suppose that's the only question that matters.
Abraham Erskine: [Displaying a wine bottle] This is from Augsburg, my city. So many people forget that the first country the Nazis invaded was their own. You know, after the last war, they... My people struggled. They... they felt weak... they felt small. Then Hitler comes along with the marching, and the big show, and the flags, and the, and the... and he... he hears of me, and my work, and he finds me, and he says "You." He says "You will make us strong." Well, I am not interested. So he sends the head of Hydra, his research division, a brilliant scientist by the name of Johann Schmidt. Now Schmidt is a member of the inner circle and he is ambitious. He and Hitler share a passion for occult power and Teutonic myth. Hitler uses his fantasies to inspire his followers, but for Schmidt, it is not fantasy. For him, it is real. He has become convinced that there is a great power hidden in the earth, left here by the gods, waiting to be seized by a superior man. So when he hears about my formula and what it can do, he cannot resist. Schmidt must become that superior man.
Steve Rogers: Did it make him stronger?
Abraham Erskine: Yeah, but... there were other... effects. The serum was not ready. But more important, the man. The serum amplifies everything that is inside, so good becomes great; bad becomes worse. This is why you were chosen. Because the strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows... compassion.
Steve Rogers: Thanks. I think.
Abraham Erskine: [Gesturing toward the wine] Get it, get it. Whatever happens tomorrow, you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are, not a perfect soldier, but a good man.

James 'Bucky' Barnes: [discovering Steve is taller] What happened to you?
Steve Rogers: I joined the Army.

[talking about Steve taking the Super-Soldier formula]
James 'Bucky' Barnes: Did it hurt?
Steve Rogers: A little.
James 'Bucky' Barnes: Is this permanent?
Steve Rogers: So far.

James 'Bucky' Barnes: [looking down a long and steep zip line they'll soon be traveling] Remember when I made you ride the Cyclone on Coney Island?
Steve Rogers: Yeah, and I threw up?
James 'Bucky' Barnes: This isn't payback, is it?
Steve Rogers: [grinning] Now why would I do that?

Gabe Jones: Who are you supposed to be?
Steve Rogers: I'm... Captain America.
[Steve walks off to free the soldiers trapped below]
James Montgomery Falsworth: I beg your pardon?

[Steve starts yelling]
Peggy Carter: Shut it down!
Abraham Erskine: Kill the reactor, Mr. Stark! Turn it off! Kill it! Kill the reactor!
Steve Rogers: [from within the chamber] No! Don't! I can do this!

Peggy Carter: You're late.
[hold up broken transmitter]
Steve Rogers: I couldn't call my ride.

Steve Rogers: I had some ideas about the uniform.
Howard Stark: Whatever you want, pal.

Steve Rogers: [picking up a shield] What about this one?
Howard Stark: No, no, that's just a prototype.
Steve Rogers: What's it made of?
Howard Stark: Vibranium. It's stronger than steel and a third the weight. It's completely vibration absorbent.

4F Doctor: [looks at Steve's file which shows he has a long list of health issues] Sorry, son.
Steve Rogers: Look, just give me a chance.
4F Doctor: You'd be ineligible on your asthma alone.
Steve Rogers: Is there anything you can do?
4F Doctor: I'm doing it. I'm saving your life.

Abraham Erskine: [knocking on the capsule Steve is locked in for the procedure to change him] Steven, can you hear me?
Steve Rogers: It's probably too late to go to the bathroom, right?

Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan: So, let's get this straight.
Gabe Jones: We barely got out of there alive, and you want us to go back?
Steve Rogers: Pretty much.
James Montgomery Falsworth: Sounds rather fun, actually.
Jim Morita: [burps] I'm in.
[Jacques and Gabe converse briefly in French]
Gabe Jones: [referring to himself and Jacques] We're in.
Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan: Hell, I'll always fight. But you gotta do one thing for me.
Steve Rogers: What's that?
Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan: [drinks the rest of his beer in one go] Open a tab.
[they laugh as Steve gets up to go to the bar]
Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan: Well, that was easy.

Steve Rogers: Dr. Erskine said that the serum wouldn't just effect my muscles, it would effect my cells. Create a protective system of regeneration and healing. Which means, um, I can't get drunk. Did you know that?
Peggy Carter: Your metabolism burns four times faster than the average person. He thought it could be one of the side effects.

Steve Rogers: I know this neighborhood. I got beat up in that alley. And that parking lot. And behind that diner.

Steve Rogers: There's not gonna be a safe landing, but I can try and force it down.
Peggy Carter: I'll-I'll get Howard on the line. He'll know what to do.
Steve Rogers: There's not enough time. This thing's moving too fast and it's heading for New York. I gotta put her in the water.
Peggy Carter: Please don't do this. W-we have time. We can work it out.
Steve Rogers: Right now I'm in the middle of nowhere. If I wait any longer a lot of people are gonna die. Peggy, this is my choice.
Steve Rogers: [turns the plane toward earth] Peggy...
Peggy Carter: I'm here.
Steve Rogers: I'm gonna need a rain check on that dance.
Peggy Carter: All right. A week next Saturday at The Stork Club.
Steve Rogers: You've got it.
Peggy Carter: Eight o'clock on the dot. Don't you dare be late. Understood?
Steve Rogers: You know, I still don't know how to dance.
Peggy Carter: I'll show you how. Just be there.
Steve Rogers: We'll have the band play something slow.
[the ship Cap is piloting is about to crash onto an icy land in the Arctic]
Steve Rogers: I'd hate to step on your...
[the radio goes to static]
Peggy Carter: Steve? Steve?
[Colonel Phillips is nearby as a tear drops down Peggy's face]
Peggy Carter: Steve?
[Colonel Phillips walks off. Peggy is alone, silently sobbing]

Steve Rogers: [Right before they zipline onto the moving train Dr. Zola is on] We've only got about a 10 second window. You miss that window and we're all just bugs on a windshield!
Steve Rogers: Mind the Gap!

Peggy Carter: You have no idea how to talk to a woman, do you?
Steve Rogers: I think this is the longest conversation I've had with one. Women aren't exactly lining up to dance with a guy they might step on.

Steve Rogers: What about the others? Are you planning a rescue mission?
Col. Chester Phillips: Yeah, it's called winning the war.
Steve Rogers: But if you know where they are, why not at least...
Col. Chester Phillips: They're thirty miles behind the lines, through some of the most heavily fortified territory in Europe. We'd lose more men than we'd save, but I don't expect you to understand that because you're a chorus girl.
Steve Rogers: I think I understand just fine.
Col. Chester Phillips: Well, then understand it somewhere else.


Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979) (TV)
Steve Rogers: [sketching a portrait of an old lady] Mrs. Shaw, you have the eyes of Farrah Fawcett and a face like Julie Christie.

Steve Rogers: Miguel, the revolutionary?
Dr. Simon Mills: The man behind the airport slaughter at Copenhagen, the massacre at the World Cup Track meet and most of the kidnapings and executions of diplomats all over Europe.

Dr. Simon Mills: We have reason to believe that these are all pictures of Miguel.
Steve Rogers: Looks like six different men, Simon. Who is he really? I mean, what's his background? Is he really a general?
Dr. Wendy Day: No one seem to know. I've heard stories that he's the son of a French Count. De DeMontray I think.
Dr. Simon Mills: Or that he's actually a Dutch physician named Van Hooten. Or an Englishman named Thornton.


Captain America (1979) (TV)
Dr. Simon Mills: Steve, I wonder if you have any idea what a tragedy it was when your father died. Now I mean of course not just for youself, but for this entire nation.
Steve Rogers: Maybe I don't. But he was my dad and I loved him. And then one day he was gone. And all I had left was a letter from the President, a man I didn't even know.

Steve Rogers: The American ideal. It's a little tough to find these days, isn't it?
Dr. Simon Mills: Not if you know where to look.
Steve Rogers: Right on.


"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Avengers Assemble (#2.26)" (2012)
Steve Rogers: You are Earth's mightiest heroes, and I've called you together for one reason: the end of the world is here, and it's our job to stop it. You have your assignments. Galactus' heralds must be stopped, no matter what. Do whatever it takes to destroy the machines they're creating, and then we take the fight to Galactus himself. This isn't the battle of good versus evil, it's a battle of survival. We fight to save humanity itself. The world is counting on us, and we will not fail. Each of you are heroes, but today... We are all Avengers.

Terrax: You believe you can defeat a Herald of Galactus?
Steve Rogers: We don't believe, monster. We're doing it.


"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Ultron Unlimited (#2.17)" (2012)
Vision: Why do you keep fighting? You are but flesh and bone. I am a machine. You cannot win. What do you have to gain?
Steve Rogers: You think I'm fighting for me? To save my own life? That's why you'll never win. I'm not fighting for me. I'm fighting for them. And that's something you'll never understand, machine! It's the very thing that makes us human.

Steve Rogers: Vision, you saved all of us. Why? Why did you do it?
Vision: Ultron created me to be perfect. He thought that meant less human, to be cold and unfeeling. I wish to be perfect, but I believe that means to be more human.


"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: The Deadliest Man Alive (#2.22)" (2012)
Gen. 'Thunderbolt' Ross: [to the Hulk] Don't you get it? You're old news! They don't want a psycho, they want a soldier!
Steve Rogers: We've already got one, thanks!
[hits Red Hulk]


"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Living Legend (#1.9)" (2010)
Tony Stark: Bio-engineered monsters. Freaky ooze creatures. Is that what it was like fighting evil in the 40's?
Steve Rogers: No, sometimes it got strange.
Tony Stark: Did you just make a joke? Captain America has a sense of humor.
Steve Rogers: Don't get used to it, soldier. And please, call me Steve.


"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: The Kang Dynasty (#1.19)" (2011)
Tony Stark: Guys, we're cut off. A forcefield sealed the breach.
Steve Rogers: Hang on. We'll find a way to open it.
Tony Stark: No. Stick with the plan, we'll find another way in.
Janet Van Dyne: We will?
Tony Stark: I don't know. I'm just making this up as I go along!


"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Gamma World, Part 1 (#1.12)" (2010)
Steve Rogers: Why does that man have green hair?
Tony Stark: I have no idea.


"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Come the Conqueror (#1.18)" (2011)
Steve Rogers: Find Kang. You're the only one of us who can do it, Tony.
Tony Stark: I hate him. You know, when he's right.
Hank Pym: That's how the rest of us feel about you.


Ultimate Avengers (2006) (V)
Nick Fury: A lot has changed, son.
Steve Rogers: Did... did we win?
Nick Fury: We did.


Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
[from title reveal trailer]
Tony Stark: I don't play well with others...
Thor: After all this time, why return now?
Steve Rogers: Here with a mission, sir? Trying to get me back in the world?
Bruce Banner: We're not a team, we're a time bomb.
Maria Hill: They've gone their separate ways...
Nick Fury: They'll come back. Because we'll need them to.


"The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Panther's Quest (#1.11)" (2010)
Hank Pym: [the Avengers are in their quinjet flying to Wakanda on a mission] You okay, Cap?
Steve Rogers: In my day, if something went this high, we didn't call it an "airplane".
Hank Pym: What did you call it?
Steve Rogers: Science fiction.