10 Great (Mostly) Superhero Quotes

by Jesse Giglio in

Gathered these for a youth camp I spoke at this summer for kids in the foster care system. The theme was courage, thought I'd share.


"If anyone knows what it's like to be on the outside, I do. Sometimes I feel like I'm out there fighting all alone. Sometimes I feel like giving up. But, then I remember that what I stand for is more important than anything else." ~ Superman

"Tarnished reputations are unfortunate, Robin. But we can live with those. However, a threat to all of Gotham City is something else." ~ Batman

"When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world - No. You move." ~ Captain America

"Fate rarely calls upon us at the moment of our choosing." ~ Optimus Prime

"No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid; I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for...for ten minutes!" ~ Mr. Incredible

"They say that heroes are born not made! That's bull! I'm livin' proof! Bein' a hero's more than havin' some sort o' power. What keeps 'em goin' is guts! Without guts all the power an' trainin' in the world don't mean spit!" ~ Wolverine

"Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option." ~ Spiderman

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends." ~ Dumbledore

"My brothers, I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come, when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all the bonds of fellowship. An hour of wolves, and shattered shields, when the Age of men comes crashing down. But it is not this day, this day, we fight!" ~ Aragorn

"Courage is not simply one the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." ~ C.S. Lewis