Thanos Quotes: Some Of The Greatest Dialogues from the MCU

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Thanos is arguably Marvel’s most powerful character or antagonist to make it from the comics to the screen in the third installment of the Avengers. He’s a complete badass, a philosopher in his own right, and a genius when it comes to planning and combat.

To Marvel’s credit, they showed just what sets Thanos apart from most of the villains the Avengers have faced in the movie through intense, witty, and sometimes powerful dialogue. Thanos was more ideologically driven than any other villain ever showcased in Marvel. Here are some of the best Thanos quotes.

Best Thanos Quotes

Here are the best Thanos quotes that accentuate his depth as a character, divided into parts of the film.

Infinity War

Infinity War

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#1. “Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe. But this… does put a smile on my face.

#2. “I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening. Turn the legs to jelly. I ask you, to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now, it’s here. Or should I say, I am.

#3. “You have my respect, Stark. When I’m done, half of humanity will still be alive. I hope they remember you.

#4. “You should have gone for the head.

#5. “Little one, it’s a simple calculus. This universe is finite, its resources, finite. If life is left unchecked, life will cease to exist. It needs correcting.

#6. “You’re strong. Me… You’re generous. Me… But I never taught you to lie. That’s why you’re so bad at it. Where is the Soul Stone?

#7. “You’re not the only one cursed with knowledge.

#8. “I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless.

#9. “You were going to bed hungry, scrounging for scraps. Your planet was on the brink of collapse. I’m the one who stopped that. You know what’s happened since then? The children born have known nothing but full bellies and clear skies. It’s a paradise.

#10. “The Tesseract? Or your brother’s head? I assume you have a preference?

#11. “With all the six stones, I could simply snap my fingers, and they would all cease to exist. I call that… mercy.

#12. “Today, I lost more than you can know. But now is no time to mourn. Now is no time at all.

#13. “I ignored my destiny once. I cannot do that again. Even for you. I’m sorry, Gamora.

#14. “I’d finally rest and watch the sun rise on a grateful universe. The hardest choices require the strongest wills.

#15. “Fine, I’ll do it myself.

#16. “Reality is often disappointing.

#17. “Reality can be whatever I want.

#18. “They called me a mad man.

#19. “I’ve come home. Because I’m tired of running from who I am. From who I was born to be.

Endgame

Endgame

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#20. “In all my years of conquest, violence, slaughter, it was never personal. But I’ll tell you now, what I’m about to do to your stubborn, annoying little planet… I’m gonna enjoy it. Very, very much.

#21. “I will shred this universe down to it’s last atom and then, with the stones you’ve collected for me, create a new one. It is not what is lost but only what has been given… a grateful universe.

#22. “I thought by eliminating half of life, the other half would thrive, but you have shown me… that’s impossible. As long as there are those that remember what was, there will always be those that are unable to accept what can be. They will resist.

#23. “The universe required correction. After that, the stones served no purpose beyond temptation.

#24. “I am Inevitable.

#25. “Perhaps I treated you too harshly.

#26. “I don’t even know who you are.

#27. “Nothing. Yet. They’re not trying to stop something I’m going to do in our time. They’re trying to undo something I’ve already done in theirs.

#28. “You could not live with your own failure. And where did that bring you? Back to me.

When Thanos Died

Thanos Died

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#29. “I used the Stones to destroy the Stones. It nearly killed me, but the work is done.

#30. “And that is destiny.

#31. “You should be grateful.

#32. “A small price to pay for salvation.

A Few Parting Words

There are so many popular Thanos quotes because no character from Marvel has been as hell-bent at delivering the promise of an ideology as Thanos, which is what makes him so special.

He wanted to create peace and believed that by eliminating half the population of the world, the resulting balance would lay the foundation for that peace. He demonstrated his faith in this idea by the ruthlessness and cold-heartedness with which he fought and spoke.


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