Iron Man 3 – Quotes

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Stark:  “A famous man once said, ‘We create our own demons.’ What it means, I don’t really know, but he said it.  Now I say it.  So, now it’s being said by two really great guys. …Whatever happened to him? I wish I knew.  Did he conquer them?  What was he like?  Did he have armor like mine?… Anyway, bottom line: I said it, because HE said it.”

Stark:  “The old days—never thought they’d come back to haunt me.  Why would they?  I had just created demons, and I didn’t even know it.”

Stark:  “Come on.  I ain’t scared of you.  I’m the best.”

Jarvis dryly comments, after things go very wrong for Stark:  “As always sir, a pleasure watching you work.”

Stark to a young kid:  “I loved you in a Christmas story, by the way.”

Happy:  “What I’m saying is the human element of HR is our biggest vulnerability.  They must be phased out immediately.”

“Failure is the fog through which we glimpse triumph.”

Stark:  “My suits are…”

Pepper interrupts: “Machines.”

Stark:  “They’re part of me.”

Pepper:  “Distractions.”

Stark:  “Maybe.”

Stark:  “I have to protect the one thing I can’t live without.  You.”

The Mandarin:  “True story:  Fortune cookies look and sound Chinese, but are actually American – which is why they’re hollow, full of lies and leave a bad taste in your mouth.”

Harley:  “Mom went to the diner and Dad left to get scratchers. I guess he won because that was 6 years ago.”

Stark:  “Dad’s leave. No need to be a p**** about it.”

Harley regarding the scorch marks from a bombing:  “People said the marks are the souls going to heaven, and he didn’t got o heaven, so he didn’t get a shadow.”

Harley:  “Does this shadow subject make you edgy?  Do you need a paper bag to breathe into?  Are there medications that you should be on?”

Stark:  “You walked right into this one:  I’ve dated hotter chicks than you.”

Brandt:  “That all you got??  Cheap tricks and a cheesy one liner?”

Stark:  “Sweetheart, that could be the name of my autobiography.”

Stark:  “That’s the thing about smart guys – we always cover our a**es.”

Stark to Harley:  “A: I saved you first.  B: Thanks.  Sort of.  C: When you save someone, don’t be a putz.”

Harley:  “We’re…connected.

Harley:  “So now you’re just gonna leave me here?  Like my Dad?”

Stark:  “Yeah.”

Harley:  “I’m cold.”

Stark:  “Wait – you’re manipulating me.  You know how I can tell?  Because we’re…connected.

Stark:  “A bomb’s not a bomb when it’s a misfire.”

“The rocket performed perfectly—it just landed in the wrong place.”

Maya:  “So we all started out pure science, wide eyed. And when we looked up we were all on the wrong shore.”

Harley:  “You’re a mechanic, right?  Why don’t you just build something?”

“You got a minute to live.  Fill it with words.”

“You should’ve pressed the panic button.”

“Well, I panicked, but then I handled it.”

“You know what my old man used to say to me?  The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”

Aldrich Killian:  “The second you give evil a face, you give people a target.”

Stark calls The Mandarin, “Sir Laurence Oblivier”

Aldrich Killian:  “I want to give you the same gift you gave to me:  Desperation.”

Stark:  “You are a maniac.”

Aldrich Killian:  “No, I am a visionary.  But I do own a maniac.  He takes the stage tomorrow at 9.”

“Pony tail express.”

“You…you breathe fire???  OK.”

One of Killian’s security guards as he surrenders to Stark:  “Honestly, I hate working here.  They are so weird.”

Stark to The Mandarin:  “Here’s how it works, Meryl Streep.  Tell us where Pepper is and he’ll stop doing that.”

“There’s a chunky monkey.  Let’s get him!”

Stark:  “Nice team effort.  Good work.  Excellent.  Go us!”

To Stark, looking at his fleet of Iron Men:  “This is how you’ve been managing your down time, huh?”

Stark:  “Everybody needs a hobby.”

Pepper:  “Oh my gosh…that was really violent.”

Pepper:  “Who’s the hot mess now?”

Stark:  “Debatable.  Probably tipping your way right now.”

Pepper:  “Am I going to be OK?”

Stark:  “No.  You’re with me.  It will always be a disaster.”

Stark:  “That’s what I do.  I fix things.”

Stark:  “Start something pure.  Something exciting.  Then come the mistakes. The compromises.  We create our own demons.”

Stark:  “As promised I got it sorted out.  Took some thinking.  But then I thought, ‘Why stop there?’”

Stark, narrating:  “So, if we’re to wrap this up and tie it with a bow…whatever…  My armor—it wasn’t a hobby, a distraction, it was a cocoon.”

Stark:  “You can take away my house, all my tricks and toys, the thing you can take away:  I AM Iron Man.”