It’s often a challenge to know exactly what to say when your kids face adversity. There’s a lot of parenting advice on how to build resilience, but sometimes inspirational quotes from other people can go a long way with your kid. They’re used to hearing certain things from you, why not switch it up a little?
For kiddos whose interests revolve around costumed heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s arguably no collection of superheroes with better words of wisdom and resilience than Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers. Below are the most inspiring quotes — organized by character — from various Avengers, throughout all 27 MCU films.
Captain America (Steve Rogers)
“I can do this all day.” – Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
“You start running, they’ll never let you stop. You stand up, push back.” – Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
“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.” – Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
“Some people move on. But not us… Not us.” – Captain America in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
“Be careful. Look out for each other. This is the fight of our lives. And we’re going to win. Whatever it takes. Good luck.” – Captain America in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
“Isn’t that the “why” we fight, so we can end the fight, so we get to go home?” – Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
“No amount of money ever bought a second of time.” – Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
“Resentment is corrosive.” – Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
“No one has to break anything.” – Thor in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
“I choose to run towards my problems, and not away from them. Because that’s what heroes do.” – Thor in Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
“I’m still worthy.” – Thor in Avengers: Endgame (2019)
“Higher, further, faster, baby.” – Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel (2019)
“I’m not gonna fight your war. I’m gonna end it.” – Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel (2019)
“I have nothing to prove to you.” – Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel (2019)
“Wakanda Forever!” – Black Panther in Black Panther (2018)
“We let the fear of discovery stop us from doing what is right. No more.” – Black Panther in Black Panther (2018)
“We will work to be an example of how we, as brothers and sisters on this earth, should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.” – Black Panther in Black Panther (2018)
Undoubtedly, as the MCU continues to grow, there will be more lessons imparted to audiences both young and old. What we do with them and how we implement them within our own lives is up to us!