While Loki did debut a long time ago, Marvel really put much effort into his evolution and that made him one of the most popular and intriguing Marvel characters of the modern era. Loki’s mischievous, he’s funny, and he’s absolutely fun, which is why we all love him.
This article is going to include a list of the 25 best and most memorable Loki quotes, as we’ve heard them within Marvel’s fictional canon universe. We have found some great lines from the movies, as well as the TV shows!
25. “Such bluster. How very typical. Ever the sheltered son. So many fractured delusions. You know nothing of war. For all these countless millennia — when it comes to the two of us — you seem to have avoided the simplest of conclusions. Instead, you feel the incessant need to avenge every wrong you perceive from your position of languid morality…as if it were some sort of game. Quite sad. But if it’s a war you truly desire, Thor — then Loki can happily provide.”
This one was taken from one of the comics and illustrates just how eloquent and specific Loki was, which is why we decided to start off the list with this one. This one also shows the nature of the relationship Loki had with his brother, Thor, and the constant tensions between the two.
24. “Time is elusive, lovely Hela. And its rules may be bent but not broken. I cannot go back and change what has happened. But I can make what happened, happen. And spend the rest of my very, very long life wondering which came first. But ultimately…caring not a whit.”
Loki was a manipulator and a lot of his schemes involved messing with reality, either through time or space. This is a “temporal” line from the comics, spoken to his half-sister Hela, who was also his recurring ally in the comics. It also goes to show that Loki really understood time as a concept.
23. “The Time-Keepers have built quite the circus and I see the clowns are playing their parts to perfection.”
This one’s from the recent Loki series and since it has to do with the Multiverse and the timelines, we connected it with the previous quote. This one, though, has a more comical sentiment as it illustrates Loki’s role in the series and his importance in maintaining the Multiverse.
22. “You can trust one thing. I love to be right.”
Another Loki classic, this quote perfectly illustrates the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) iteration of Loki. Not that the comic book version is any different, but the MCU Loki is well known for his subjective perception of his own perfection.
21. “Love is a dagger.”
This one is actually a somewhat bittersweet quote from Loki, especially considering the circumstances in which it was said. Loki’s relationship with Sylvie, who’s actually a female version of himself, was quite nice, albeit a bit bizarre.
20. “We may lose. Sometimes painfully. But we don’t die. We survive.”
This is a lesson, and a very powerful one at that. It also goes to show the very nature of Loki’s existence. It also goes to show that Loki is a survivor, which he has proven on several occasions in the MCU.
19. “I don’t wanna hurt you. I don’t want a throne. I just…I just want you to be okay.”
Loki and Sylvie had a wonderful relationship in Loki and this line sums it up quite nicely. The fact that Sylvie betrayed him only adds more melancholy to the whole line but hey, what’s life without a little sorrow, eh?
18. “So I am no more than another stolen relic, locked up here until you might have use of me.”
The realization of his true heritage and his true nature somewhat shocked Loki, as he turned from being a son to being a “relic”. And in a way, he was right, although he was never treated as an object; he was never treated the same as Thor (at least when Odin is concerned), but he wasn’t treated like an alien in Asgard.
17. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to destroy Jotunheim.”
Sure, why not? It’s not like Jotunheim is the land of the giants or anything, right? Well, it’s a fact that Loki actually showed a lot of arrogance here, as he thought his plan was bulletproof, despite it not turning out like that in the end. This is why he boasted his plan, thinking that he is much cleverer than any of his potential opponents. What to they say about arrogance, again?
16. “I could have done it, father! I could have done it! For you! For all of us!”
Despite initially being portrayed as a villain, Loki was still just a son who craved his father’s acceptance. This moment, from the first Thor movie, showed just how much he yearned for Odin’s acceptance, despite the fact that he never got it, and despite the fact that he was more of a villain at that point than anything else.
15. “An ant has no quarrel with a boot.”
This is a clear example of his arrogance. Taken from The Avengers, we had a very different Loki before us, a Loki that was egocentric, self-loving, and berated others. This line is an example of him considering himself superior to all others.
14. “Kneel before me. I said… kneel! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It’s the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.”
This is the evil Loki from The Avengers, the guy who wanted to subdue humanity and take over the Earth. He has evolved since then, of course, but you can see just how menacing he was at the time and how dangerous as well.
13. “You’re not seriously thinking of going back, are you? Our sister destroyed your hammer like a piece of glass. She’s stronger than both of us, she’s stronger than you; you don’t stand a chance! Do you understand what I’m saying to you?”
Although he was powerful and self-centered, Loki showed some affection towards Thor later in the story, evolving as a character. He also preferred to live if possible, which is why he would’ve given up Asgard to save them both.
12. “No. Mischief is a small thing, a toy I’ve well used and discarded. This isn’t mischief. This is mayhem. Just watch.”
This one was also taken from the comics and goes to show that Loki generally restrained his powers and caused problems that were more fun than anything else, a mere toy. But, he was capable of complete chaos and would prove it if needed.
11. “I can feel the righteousness surging.”
Another piece of Loki gold, as the God of Mischief impersonated Captain America and then mocked his righteous ideals. This was Loki’s classic perception of such ideals and a line that speaks more about his personality than about anything else.
10. “Satisfaction isn’t in my nature.”
This is what Loki replied when Thor asked him if he would be satisfied when Jane Foster died. Loki has a very profound understanding of himself as a character and he knew that even if he got what he wanted, he would never truly be satisfied because it was against his very nature.
9. “Trust my rage.”
Unlike Odin (see #8), Loki loved Frigga and when she was killed, he wanted revenge. Thor wanted to trust his brother, he did love him, but he was reasonably suspicious every time. Now, in order to soothe him, Loki said that he can certainly trust his rage, which Thor did.
8. “I didn’t do it for him.”
Loki’s death in Thor: The Dark World was supposed to be permanent, which would have made this line even more powerful. Still, Loki’s rejection of any proper relationship with Odin, even in death and after a sacrifice, shows how disappointed he was with the truth.
7. “We are not doing ‘Get Help.'”
Thor: Ragnarok brought us several memorable gags, with the “Get help!” gag being one of the best. Loki explicitly says that he doesn’t want to go through with it, but the next scene shows him doing exactly that. Don’t you just love them?
6. “You will never be a god.”
This is what Loki said to Thanos just before the Mad Titan killed him. Hulk lost to Thanos and Loki failed to kill him with his knife, to which Thanos reacted by seemingly killing the God of Mischief. As we know, Loki survived but it was a powerful line nonetheless.
5. “I HAVE BEEN FALLING… FOR 30 MINUTES!”
This line doesn’t need further introduction, especially for MCU fans. Doctor Strange trapped Loki in a loop of endless portals, through which he would continue falling for half an hour, before Strange “freed” him.
4. “Your savior is here!”
Another brilliant quote taken from Thor: Ragnarok, it shows how funny Loki actually was but also his self-loving personality. Sure, Loki was aware of his limitations, but he was also quite theatrical and liked all the attention so, if no one would give it to him, he gave it to himself.
3. “You ask me why I did what I did? Ask, rather, why the serpent Nidhogg eats the roots of Yggdrasil — Why, when the tree’s death means, in turn, the dragon’s ruin? Because, Thor, I keep telling you — That is what it was born to do — That is what I was born to do.”
A line from the comics in which Loki explains to Thor his very nature, the fact that he cannot do anything but be himself. Sure, Loki’s now more of an antihero than a villain, but he cannot really escape his very nature and become a good guy. It would seem odd.
2. “It hurts, doesn’t it? Being lied to. Being told you’re one thing and then learning it’s all a fiction. You didn’t think I’d really come and see you, did you? This place is disgusting. Does this mean you don’t want my help? Look, I couldn’t jeopardize my position with Grandmaster, it took me time to win his trust. He’s a lunatic, but he can be amenable. What I’m telling you is, you could join me at the Grandmaster’s side. Perhaps, in time, an accident befalls the Grandmaster, and then…”
This one was taken from Thor: Ragnarok, and is actually a brotherly exchange between Thor and him. Although it shows several different sides of Loki, it also tells of his sad fate within the MCU and how hurt he was by the fact that Odin, his father, had lied to him for a very long time.
1. “This time I’m not guilty!”
We decided to go with this one simply because it summarizes everything Loki represents – the comical, the mischievous, the ingenious. Loki is, as we’ve established by now, a fun character and although he likes to cause mischief, but there were instances where he wasn’t guilty, despite being the usual suspect whenever there’s trouble.
Before we wrap this up, we are going to answer some questions for you, questions that are, of course, related to Loki’s quotes and his lines.