Chances are that if any one of us had access to Tony Stark’s mad scientist lab, our respective city would soon be a smoldering pile of ash. What I’m trying to say, is that Tony Stark can barely contain the raw power of the Iron Man suit, so what chance do you or I have of putting it on and not flying into a mountain or blowing ourselves up? Couple that with the cocky billionaire’s propensity for stopping bad guys from doing bad guy stuff, and the deft way that he tosses out cool one-liners while in the process of heroing, and it’s easy to see why we’re all pretty excited to see him fly again this weekend when Avengers: Age of Ultron debuts.
With that in mind, here are 10 Tony Stark quotes to bust out next time you feel the need to save the planet or adventurously sculpt your facial hair.
“I did you a big favor. I have successfully privatized world peace. What more do you want?”
Once he declared himself Iron Man and saved the planet, Tony Stark went into full snarky swagger mode and made an ass clown out of Senator Stern in front of the senate. No flipping, Senator Stern.
“Following’s not really my style.”
Maybe you’re the leader of a team of superheros, or maybe you’re just trying to get Tuesday night bowling team together. Either way, bust this one out and lead your team to glory.
You don’t get in a man like Tony Stark’s way unless you want to feel his wrath (looking at you, Jeff Bridges). This line also works well when trying to assemble a piece of IKEA furniture and you want to feel like a badass whilst holding a Skorva midbeam like Thor’s hammer.
“Jarvis, sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.”
Billionaire superheros don’t have time for walking, they only run, fly, and blow sh*t up. I’m sure Bruce Wayne has said this same line to Alfred a few times.
“It’s working. We’re safe. America is secure.”
The old adage, “If something’s not broken don’t try to fix it” applies to robotic war suits, too.
“I am Iron Man.”
Most superheroes try with all of their might to protect their secret identity, not Tony Stark, though. His ego simply wouldn’t allow that. Even if you’re not Iron Man, this line works pretty well as an alternative to simply saying “Look at me!”
“I told you, I don’t want to join your super secret boy band.”
C’mon, we really couldn’t expect Tony Stark to go along with Nick Fury’s proposal right way, right? The guy’s gotta play at least a little hard to get.
“Okay, give me smooch for good luck, I might not make it back.”
Even though this line did kind of backfire when Pepper kissed his helmet and threw it out of the plane, it’s still pretty smooth. Even if you’re just running to Taco Bell and not saving the world, this one’s guaranteed to work on your significant other.
“Am I the only one who did the reading?”
Basically, this is Tony Stark’s way of telling the rest of the Avengers “I told you so.” Use sparingly or risk annoying all of your friends very quickly.
“My name is Tony Stark and I’m not afraid of you. I know you’re a coward, so I decided… that you just died, pal. I’m gonna come get the body. There’s no politics here, it’s just good old-fashioned revenge.”
Perfect when you’re dealing with a terrorist like the Mandarin, but maybe a little over the top when you’re dealing with your cable company.