65 Greatest Spider-Man Quotes of All Time

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Spider-Man is a comic book character that needs no additional introduction. Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is, according to most polls, the most popular superhero around the world, and we can only agree that Marvel found the right balance between comedy and seriousness in this character.

This article is going to include a list of the 25 best and most memorable quotes by Spider-Man, as we’ve heard them within Marvel’s fictional canon universe. The quotes will be sorted by the place they appeared (MCU, Raimi trilogy, comics, with some additional funny and emotional Spider-Man quotes).

Note: Although the most popular quote associated with Spider-Man is “With great power comes great responsibility.”, that quote was actually said by Uncle Ben, and not Spider-Man himself. A modification of that quote said by Spidey is later inside the article.

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“Have no fear! Spidey is here!”

We thought this would be a great quote to start the article with, since it goes to show what kind of tone most of the quotes are going to have. Spider-Man is probably the most popular superhero around the world and his unique personality has certainly contributed to that popularity.

“I just wanted to be like you.”

I chose to include this quote from Spider-Man: Homecoming because this is the beginning of Peter Parker’s journey to becoming a superhero. He wanted nothing more than to be like his mentor, Tony Stark, but he quickly learns that he has to be him and nothing more. When you become a hero without the suit, only then can you be one when you suit up.

“I’m sick of Mister Stark treating me like a kid!”

Peter Parker is a superhero, but he IS still a high-school kid in the end. But, you can’t treat him as a regular child, as he has great powers that make him much more. Still, we’ve all been in situations where we felt like we deserved more respect, and although Tony was proven right a little later in the movie (Spider-Man: Homecoming), I feel for Peter.

“Two hours! You deserve that! You’re a criminal! Bye, Mr. Criminal!”

The hilarious encounter from Spider-Man: Homecoming came after Spidey shot his webs and sealed a criminal’s hands to his car’s trunk. He interrogated him and then said: “That’s going to dissolve in two hours,” leaving him to stand like that. The criminal was just coming from a grocery store, saying, “I’ve got ice cream!” 

But, Spidey was determined to teach him a lesson. If you’re a criminal, you deserve to have your ice cream melt. Bye, Mr. Criminal!

“Somebody’s got to look out for the little guy, right?”

I love how Peter Parker’s character develops throughout the MCU. However, we’ve seen him mature already in his first movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. At first, he wants to be the great big Avenger, fighting cosmic threats. But near the end, he realizes he’s not ready yet, being content with staying in his neighborhood and delivering this awesome quote.

“I can’t go to Germany! I got homework!”

I laughed so hard at this Spidey quote from Captain America: Civil War, simply because we’ve all been in his situation. The only difference is that we usually want to go to the movies or hang out with friends. At the same time, Peter has homework keeping him from fighting other superheroes on another continent. But it’s basically the same thing, right?

“C-Cap-Captain. Big fan. I’m Spider-Man.”

In Captain America: Civil War, Spidey, and Captain America found themselves on opposite sides. Still, Spidey couldn’t help himself but go all “fangirl” when he met Steve Rogers. That just goes to show that even superheroes can get starstruck, so the next time you meet a celebrity and completely lose words, don’t feel too embarrassed. A little embarrassed is fine.

“Whatever happened, happened; it’s like my senses have been dialed to eleven.”

This was another quote from Civil War where Peter Parker explains his abilities to Tony Stark. Although they primarily refer to his spider senses, many fans didn’t realize it was another pop-cultural reference.

In the movie Spinal Tap, following a fictional rock band, they have an amplifier that goes to 11. They ask them why it is going to eleven instead of having the regular 1-10 scale, making the ten a bit stronger. They answer: “because 11 is one more, and just better.” So, Peter’s senses aren’t just at their peak, but one beyond.

“That thing does not obey the laws of physics at all.”

Spidey has a knack for stating the obvious, which is a part of what makes him such a beloved, funny character. However, it did make me question the silliness of Captain America’s shield. At one point, it hits a human and just bounces right off, but in the other, it easily penetrates a concrete wall. Wh-, what? How?

“When you can do the things that I can, but you don’t, and then the bad things happen, they happen because of you.”

This Spidey quote from Captain America: Civil War is probably the best quote Peter ever said to show his true character. He’s one of Marvel’s superheroes with the largest feeling of guilt whenever he fails to save somebody. 

As he sees it, if you have the power to stop bad things from happening, but you don’t, you just as well might have done them yourself.

“I just want to go on a trip with my friends.”

Everybody needs a break – even your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In the second Tom Holland Spidey movie, titled Far From Home, Peter goes on a trip to Europe with his friends from school, hoping to get some rest from his secret superhero life. Little did he know, trouble would follow him there…

“Sorry I can’t remember anybody’s names!”

Spidey is a legitimate superhero, but he’s still a kid. A well-mannered, polite kid. So, when he’s thrown into battle with tons of other superheroes he never met in Avengers: Infinity Wars, he feels obliged to apologize for forgetting their names. I feel you, Peter. I once forgot my manager’s name. It resulted in a “Hey! Um… Mister… Hi!” Not my proudest moment.

“You can’t be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there’s no neighborhood.”

This was one of my favorite Spider-Man quotes from all the MCU movies. Peter is still very young, and Tony doesn’t want him to put his life in danger battling cosmic-level threats. Well, Spidey wants to protect his neighborhood, but it’s hard to do if there’s no neighborhood to protect. 

Peter follows it up by saying, “Okay, that didn’t really make sense. But you get what I’m trying to say.” It does make sense, Peter. It does.

“Do you remember when we were all in space, and I got all dusty? And I must’ve passed out because I woke up and you were gone. But Doctor Strange was there right. And he said, ‘it’s been five years. Come on. They need us.’ And he started doing the yellow sparkly thing that he does.”

This quote was from Avengers: Endgame when the Avengers managed to undo Thanos’ snap that wiped out half the universe – including Spidey. After they reunite on the battlefield, Peter and Tony have this heartfelt conversation.

Well, more like a monologue that Iron Man cuts short by hugging Peter, happy to see him back among the living, still being his old, chatty self.

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“No matter what I do. No matter how hard I try. The ones I love will always be the ones who pay.”

This quote from Spider-Man (2002)  once again reflects on a particular character trait that Spider-Man has throughout his comic book history. He feels guilt for all those he couldn’t save – especially if it’s his loved ones. Although he always tries his best, it’s hard to protect everybody when so many evil people want to harm them.

“The great thing about MJ is… when you look in her eyes… everything feels… not quite normal. Because you feel stronger and weaker at the same time. You feel excited, and at the same time, terrified. The truth is… you don’t know what you feel, except you know what kind of man you want to be. It’s as if you’ve reached the unreachable, and you weren’t ready for it.”

Outside of context, this quote might sound a bit weird. But, knowing their history and how much Peter Parker loves Mary Jane, it becomes a beautiful, emotional quote. I mean, the guy slings webs, jumps buildings and can lift tons. And yet, MJ’s eyes make him feel “not quite normal.” If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is.

“Work out. Plenty of rest. You know… eat your green vegetables.”

In Spider-Man 2 (2204), Peter is riding a bike when a car slams into him from behind. Luckily, his spider senses allow him to anticipate the attack and jump up in the air, doing a backflip and landing right back on his feet. A kid sees his stunt and asks him how he did that, to which Peter delivers the awesome quote I absolutely loved. Eat your greenies, kids!

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

This statement from Spider-Man (2002) just shows Peter Parker’s character depth once again. He knows that his powers oblige him to use them for good. Perhaps not everybody is meant to make a difference, but Spidey knows his powers mean that he HAS to make a difference. Luckily for everybody, he wants to do good, not the other way around.

“This is my gift. My curse. Who am I? I’m Spider-Man.”

The quote comes in the final scenes of Spider-Man (2002). Peter knows that he can’t run away from who he is, even though it brings as many problems to him as it does good things. He remembers Uncle Ben’s words: “With great power comes great responsibility.” 

And, he knows that his powers are a gift, but at the same time, they are a curse because he doesn’t get to choose the life he wants to live anymore.

“I can’t live your dreams anymore. I want a life of my own.”

Peter Parker contemplates what to do with his powers for a long time. He knows Uncle Ben would want him to use his powers to protect the city, but Peter wants to live a normal life. Although he chooses to take his own path for a while, he eventually does the right thing and gives his all to protect the ones who need his protection.

“Whatever comes our way, whatever battle we have raging inside us, we always have a choice. My friend taught me that. He chose to be the best of himself. It’s the choices that make us who we are, and we can always choose to do what’s right.”

This quote is self-explanatory, and it depicts Spider-Man’s character in a great way. The friend he refers to is Harry Osborn.

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“Every day, I wake up knowing that no matter how many lives I protect, no matter how many people call me a hero, someone even more powerful could change everything.”

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker delivers this quote that perfectly sums up his character. No matter how many people consider Spidey a hero, he can never rest or let his guard down. Yesterday, it was Green Goblin. Today, it’s Electro. Who knows who might come tomorrow?

“We all have secrets: the ones we keep… and the ones that are kept from us.”

Peter Parker delivers this quote in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). It’s true not only for him but for everybody. Sure, Peter has his secrets, but it’s not like the ones close to him don’t have secrets of their own.

“You seriously think I’m a cop in a skintight red and blue suit?”

As Peter tries to prevent a car thief from stealing a vehicle, the guy asks him if he’s a cop. I laughed so hard at Spidey’s response. We all know that thieves can be dummies sometimes, but this guy definitely takes the cake.

“I do some web designs.”

When Harry Osborn and Peter Parker reunite after ten years of not seeing each other, his old best friend asks him what he has been up to lately. Peter answers with this hilarious quote. When you think of it, he’s not wrong there.

“You know what it is I love about being Spider-Man? Everything!”

Being your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man isn’t easy sometimes. You’re constantly in danger, and if your identity gets revealed, that means your entire family is in constant danger all the time, too. However, being Spidey has its perks. Like – BEING A SUPERHERO! Peter knows it too, and he delivers this cool quote in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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“This is my fault. I brought them up against an enemy they’re not even close to ready for. And now they’re going to die. And it’s all my fault… Just like Marla…Just like Uncle Ben. I didn’t save him. He died because I was weak. Because I wasn’t good enough. I made a promise to him that day that I could never be good enough to keep… But I swore I’d never stop trying. I know I’m not good enough. I never will be. That’s no excuse to stop fighting. No matter how much it scares me. No matter how much it hurts. Ben Parker taught me that. And nothing scares me more than letting him down.”

Spider-Man’s connection to Uncle Ben was truly enormous and very deep. Ben was a father figure to Spider-Man and he taught him several important lessons about life and values. It is therefore not strange that Spider-Man felt such a strong desire not to let Uncle Ben down and that wish drove him forward in most situations.

“There’s no way out! She’d never have me as I am–and I just can’t give up being Spider-Man! So, she’ll end up marrying Leeds–and living the quiet, uneventful life she dreams of! There’s only one thing I’ve got to figure out–how do I forget about–the girl I love??”

Spider-Man has been associated with love triangles throughout his crime-fighting career, whether it’s Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy, or Black Cat. He was a nice guy, he was handsome, and he was Spider-Man, so you can understand why they fell for it. The main issue here is that he often couldn’t adjust his life as Peter Parker with his life as Spider-Man.

“I can do this. It’s not impossible. Not for me. I have great power, resources, and resolve. And I will make this work. Not for Uncle Ben, Captain Stacy, Gwen, Marla, or any of the others I failed in the past. This is for you, for all of the living, for everyone out there! I’m going to make you all proud. You’ll see. I promise.”

This one likewise refers to Spider-Man’s great sense of responsibility, something taught to him by Uncle Ben. Out of all of Marvel’s superheroes, Spider-Man was probably the most responsible one, realizing early on that he also had a role to play in society. This line reflects that point of view.

“Which is worse…? Staying behind while other guys are doing the fighting…? Or fighting in a war that nobody wants… against an enemy you don’t even hate?”

This one’s actually deep, don’t you think? Sure, Spider-Man was young and he wasn’t full of wisdom – wit, certainly, but not wisdom – although he was surrounded by pretty wise characters. Still, this line reflects his own thoughts on superheroism and the fights the heroes are going through while fighting crime or villains.

“If the cost of silence is the soul of the country…If the cost of tacit support is that we lose the very things that make this nation the greatest in human history, then the price is too high.”

Okay, a bit of Captain America from Spider-Man’s mouth, but he did hang out with Cap long enough to pick something up from him. This was more a political statement than anything else, but it shows one aspect of Spider-Man’s personality that we don’t often get to see, which is why we decided to include it on our list.

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“It would be simpler, and more legal, if guys like me registered. If we were regulated, like the AMA or any of those other initial-groups. The problem is that after registration always comes regulation.”

This is actually a reference to the plot of Civil War (both the comic book and the movie), in which Spider-Man expresses his thoughts on the whole concept of superhero registration. As with most things, this question wasn’t fully straightforward and Spider-Man just wanted to avoid regulation, although he wasn’t against registration.

“Huh. Maybe I should’ve dressed up like a bat instead of a spider. Strike fear into my enemies… Nah. Dumb idea.”

65 Greatest Spider-Man Quotes of All Time

This one’s actually great because it’s hilarious. Spider-Man and Batman – a great combination, although the two of them are completely different. It was a punch thrown at DC but it’s such a great fan that we doubt that even hardcore DC Comics fans will get angry. It certainly made us laugh.

“And I’m Spider-Man. Weird things happen to me all the time.”

A pretty neat introduction, don’t you think? We’d certainly fall for it, without a doubt. And it’s completely true. Sure, Spider-Man had his great moments, but some encounters were truly bizarre and it’s actually no surprise that Spider-Man would introduce himself in such a way.

“That’s what I love about this city. Every time I need to hit someone really, really hard, some jerk steps up and volunteers.”

Spider-Man is a New York native and while he was connected to the city in a very profound way, he also had a somewhat informal relationship with it, especially because he knew that there were criminals everywhere around him. Even when he needed to kick someone’s ass.

“My name is Peter Parker, and I’ve been Spider-Man since I was fifteen years old. Any questions?”

An Iron Man-style quote, this line refers to both Peter identifying himself with the persona of Spider-Man and taking “credit” for it. The two have been one person for so long that the line between them practically disappeared and Spider-Man realized that at one point in his life.

“Whether a law is right or wrong, moral or immoral, is an idea, a personal philosophy… but it always seems that fights over ideas skip over the barrier into the real world and become battles of real violence.”

Another deep line from Spider-Man, who pondered the nature of a lot of his conflicts. People usually fought over ideas, over ideals, but these non-material fights clearly transferred themselves to real life and became actual, palpable violence. This was the tragedy of Spider-Man’s fights and he was quick to realize it.

“No matter how hard I try… people… die!”

Peter Parker is always a guy who feels tremendous guilt about the people he couldn’t save. He always thinks he could’ve been stronger, faster, smarter. In reality, though, there was nothing he could do but do his best. The quote tells you all you need to know about Spidey’s character.

“There’s no stopping you. I want you to run because you don’t have your armor. But you won’t…’cause you’re a hero.”

Over the years, Spider-Man’s character grew and evolved into a much smarter, experienced superhero. After Riri Williams became Ironheart but started having doubts about being a hero, Spidey gave her these inspirational words to help guide her back on the right path. After all, he was a kid when he first started being Spider-Man, just like her.

“No one can win every battle. But, no man should fall without a struggle.”

Spidey is well-known for his inspirational quotes, especially now when the character became even more popular with all the MCU films. However, even in the early days in the comics, Peter still had that inspirational, never-give-up attitude. Ultimately it’s what drives him and makes him such a believer superhero.

“Typical Parker luck.”

This quote became one of the most common catch-phrases not only for Spidey but people surrounding him. Sometimes it’s used in a sarcastic tone, where Peter tries hard to avoid a problem, but it unluckily goes right around to bite him. In other times, they use the phrase when Spider-Man survives simply due to that good old Parker luck.

“With great power, there must also come great responsibility. No one gets that right.”

Peter Parker’s first lesson as a hero is probably the most-quoted line from any Spidey version, comics, or movies. However, everybody gets it wrong, and says “… comes great responsibility.” What’s important, though, is that everybody gets the message, including Miles Morales and other Spideys from the Spider-Verse.

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“You can’t arrest me. I’m the good guy”

The police didn’t like Spider-Man in the beginning; their relationship wasn’t all that fruitful. Now, Spider-Man was also a comedian so this line actually reflects both his relationship with the law and his own carefree nature, as he is known for making jokes while fighting crime.

“I can’t let a common cold put me out of action! Otherwise, next time around, I’m liable to cry uncle if I develop some dandruff… or a case of chaffed lips! I might even become the only super-hero in town who won’t fight because he’s got acne!”

Another comedy gold from Spider-Man, but with a twist reflecting his societal responsibility. Spider-Man was, like any other human being, prone to becoming ill but although, as young people usually do, he tended to exaggerate his condition, he was also aware that he had to keep going in spite of it.

“Whoa! I haven’t seen this many villains, thugs, and lowlifes in one place since I watched C-Span’s coverage of congress yesterday!”

Another political line, which we don’t often see in Spider-Man’s stories, but also a very humorous one, as it was related to his own experience at the time. Spider-Man liked to tell jokes and he would never give up on them, regardless of the situation or context.

“Because Flash Thompson is my friend! And if you think you’re going to get away with him, you’re– –you’re– –absolutely right, apparently.”

This is one of those weird situations Spider-Man usually talks about. During a talk, a talk that seems to be quite epic and inspired, the villain just disappears and makes the whole situation unintentionally funny, because that is Spider-Man.

“And we shall be called… the Fellowship of the Ring.”

We just had to put this one in because – Spider-Man. Just when you expect something great, epic, and serious, the guy throws in a Tolkien pun and gets away with it with an applause. Kudos to you, my kind sir!

“Ah, man, when Wolverine grows his face back, he’s really gonna be pretty upset.”

In the New Avengers comic book storyline, Wolverine fell right down on his face to the ground, seriously injuring himself. Of course, his healing factor always gets him through those situations, but Spidey knew it’d make him rather pissed off, delivering this hilarious quote.

“Let me just say, if aliens wind up implanting eggs in my chest or something and I eat one of you, I’m sorry.”

My favorite thing about Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is his teenage character. He’s a pop-cultural fanatic, so when he ends up in space with Iron Man and Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War, Spidey delivers this hilarious quote. I was amused, but Tony didn’t share the enthusiasm, saying, “I don’t want another single pop culture reference out of you for the rest of the trip.”

“Wait a minute! You guys aren’t the real Avengers! I can tell! Hulk gives it away.”

I absolutely loved the little joke from Spider-Man: Homecoming. As Peter goes in to stop a gang trying to rob some ATMs, he notices they are all wearing Avengers masks. He jokingly delivers this awesome quote. Peter Parker regularly jokes around to relieve the tension in dangerous situations, and the MCU version of the Spidey managed to do the same.

“A god named Sparkles?”

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker fights Jamie Foxx’s Electro. As the supervillain presents his plan to take over and control everything, he states: “I will be like a god to them.” Spidey has the best answer, though, delivering this hilarious quote that only made Electro way angrier than he was.

“All right, laundry sheriff. I’ll do it later.”

I found this little interaction between Aunt May and Peter from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 quite funny. Parker is already in college, but when he tries to do his laundry, Auntie May gets mad at him, saying she’s the one doing the laundry around here. After a bit of back-and-forth about who’s cleaning his underwear, Peter gives up and delivers this hilarious quote.

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“I’ve always felt I was partly responsible for the death of Uncle Ben, because he was killed by a criminal whom I didn’t catch! And now–Aunt May! The two people I’ve loved most in the world–who were like my own father and mother to me–! Yet, their love for me–their kindness to me– has brought them nothing but–tragedy! But it can’t happen again! It mustn’t! It mustn’t! Not to Aunt May!! She’s been too good–too kind–! I can’t pay her back– like this!! There must be some way to save her! There must be! And I’ll find it! Somewhere, somehow–I’ll find it! No matter what the cost–I’ll save her!”

Uncle Ben’s responsibility motto carved itself into Spider-Man’s mind and it was a driving force for him throughout his career. But not only that, but he also felt the responsibility to honor Uncle Ben’s by being the best possible version of himself and by saving all the loved ones from peril, especially Aunt May.

“The more I risk my life… the more deadly chances I take… the less good it seems to do! With all my strength … with all my powers… why can’t I ever make things right?”

Self-doubt is something that is certainly good for a superhero. If you become too sure about yourself, you become arrogant and that will, eventually, bring you down. Now, becoming depressed about everything won’t do any good either, but constantly working on yourself is a necessity.

“And maybe you want to think about what you would call weakness– and others, compassion– isn’t always such a bad thing.”

Compassion is something that comic book characters, especially villains, often considered as a sign of weakness but Spider-Man, who has experience with every such emotion, knows better. He knows how compassion can be a sign of strength and that weaknesses can usually be found within those who think they’re invincible.

“Fate gave me some terrific super-powers, and I realize now that it’s my duty to use them… without doubt… without hesitation!! …and that means Spider-Man is going into action again! I’ll fight as I’ve never fought before!! Nothing will stop me now! For I know at last that a man can’t change his destiny… and I was born to be… Spider-Man!!!”

Well, he wasn’t really born to be Spider-Man, it was an accident, but fate certainly might have had something to do with it. Spider-Man wasn’t always happy with his role as New York’s superhero, but he grew into it and this line illustrates just how deeply he bonded with the role and how important it was for him.

“Not gonna happen. I’m not giving up on you. Any of you. There have been plenty of times I wanted to give up on myself. When just about everybody wrote me off. But there was always someone who didn’t. Some of those people are still around… and some aren’t. They believed in me. And there’s no way I’d let them down. I believe in you. And this foot! I know you’ve been through a lot. Things nobody should have to face. But I’ll show you there’s always a better way.”

Another piece of motivation from good ol’ Spidey. Spider-Man wasn’t that much of a philosopher, really, but the guy knew how to motivate people and the best thing about it was that it was absolutely sincere, as it came not only from the heart, but also from his own experience with doubt and trouble.

“No matter how small I am–no matter how hopeless everything seems–I mustn’t give up! My size doesn’t matter! Even my life doesn’t matter! No one can win–every battle, but–no man should fall– without a struggle!”

Spider-Man was a very resilient superhero. He seemed weak – small, skinny – but he was strong and he was determined to see his fights through to the end. He did not give up even when faced with much stronger threats, and this line perfectly reflects his view on those things.

“You say you don’t want the responsibility? Guess what? People like us…we don’t get a choice.”

This is a twist on Uncle Ben’s motto, with Spider-Man realizing that their responsibility is not a matter of choice, but of necessity. Uncle Ben has been mentioned on here so many times but this one is actually a consequence of his words, a realization that Spider-Man came to all by himself and something that fully reflected his view on heroism.

“The wisest man I ever knew told me with great power comes great responsibility.”

That man is Uncle Ben. The full quote continues with: “The smartest man I know lives that. Every day. And I’m proud to call him a friend… …and Stretcho.” The second man is Mr. Fantastic and both of them have been role models for Peter Parker, who wanted to be authentic and remain true to the ideals that he has been taught by the people he loved and respected.

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“You killed the woman I love. And for that, you’re going to die!”

Peter Parker isn’t a vengeful person, nor is Spider-Man a vengeful hero. However, when the Green Goblin causes his lover’s – Gwen Stacy – death, Spidey delivers this iconic quote showing that even Spider-Man can get angry and seek vengeance. The quote becomes even more iconic when you pair it with the image of Spidey holding a deceased Gwen in his arms.

“Is this the end of Spider-Man?”

This quote came from the comics, specifically, The Amazing Spider-Man #132. Spidey fought Molten Man and got exposed to some radioactive rocks. After he fell unconscious trying to find his way out, he expressed this tragic, emotional quote. The quote was later repeated numerous times, but it was never his real end, as we all know.

“If you can hear me, Leah… Sweet dreams. Sweet, sweet dreams.”

The Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1 had me in tears. It follows a story of a small, homeless girl named Leah. She wishes to fly through the city buildings with Spidey, but near the end of the issue, we learn that it’s Leah’s dreams while she lays on her deathbed. Spidey at least comforts her in her last moments, heartbroken that he can’t save her.

“I just really miss him. Everywhere I go, I see his face.”

I was heartbroken and devastated when Iron Man passed away in Avengers: Endgame. Imagine how Peter Parker must’ve felt then – Tony Stark was his father figure, mentor, and friend. 

Spidey felt somewhat responsible, delivering this quote in Spider-Man: Far From Home, but Happy reassured him: “I don’t think Tony would have done what he did if he didn’t know you were going to be hereafter he was gone.” Right in the feels, Happy.

“You know why we can’t be together. Spider-Man will always have enemies. I can’t let you take that risk. I will always be Spider-Man. You and I can never be.”

Near the end of Spider-Man 2 (2004), Mary Jane finally gets confirmation of her doubts that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. They love each other, but he knows they can never be together because being together would always mean putting MJ at risk – and that’s the last thing he wants. It was emotional and sad, but probably for the best.

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Spider-Man doesn’t have a catchphrase in the literal sense of the word, but he has what is known as the Peter Parker principle, a proverb that goes: “with great power there must also come — great responsibility!”. This quote is most commonly attributed to Uncle Ben and not Spider-Man himself, but has become a general phrase associated with the world of Spider-Man.