25 timeless Marvel movie quotes every Marvel fan should know

Avengers: Endgame (2019) poster. Image: Marvel Studios
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Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy..L to R: Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2014 /

“I am Groot” – Groot

7. I am Groot

Marvel movie: Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Avengers: Infinity War

The point of this list was to break down the most timeless phrases from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Quotes that every fan of the MCU should know. When it comes to that criteria, “I am Groot.” has to be in the top two. Let’s break down the reasons why three words from a talking tree became one of the most iconic things ever said in the MCU.

Probably the most important is that it’s entertaining. It was a tree saying the same three words. When he was an adult, it was funny. You always understood what he was saying by his tone and mannerisms. When he was a child, it was cute. Groot became even more marketable than he was. Teenage Groot became annoying. For some reason, still fun. It’s like the bulletproof phrase. Nothing could stop him. People were saying, “I am Groot” in memes and in regular conversations. All that is great, but the sentimental moment in the first Guardians of the Galaxy solidified its superiority.

The Guardians of the Galaxy were about to crash and die. Groot created a cocoon to protect them from the impact. When Rocket said not to because he’d die, Groot wiped the tear from Rocket’s face and said, “We. Are. Groot.” There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. That is the moment where “I am Groot” went from a silly quote to one of the best phrases in the MCU.