"I returned to Earth to see her three times. And I knew if I returned a fourth, well, I'd...I'd never leave. The Expansion...the reason for my very existence would be over, so I did what I had to do. But...it broke my heart to put that tumor in her head." "...What?" "Now, now, alright, I know that sounds bad, but--" "Who...in the HELL...do you think you are?!" "You killed my mother!" "I tried so hard to find the form that best suited you, and this is the thanks I get?! You really need to GROW UP! I wanted to do this together, but I suppose you'll have to learn by spending the next thousand years as a battery!"
"I call it the "Expansion". It is my purpose, and now it is yours as well. Over thousands of years I implanted thousands of extensions of myself on thousands of worlds. I need to fulfill life's one true purpose, to grow and spread, covering all that exists until everything is... me!"
"It doesn't need to be like this Peter. Why are you destroying our chance? Stop pretending you aren't what you are! One in billions? Trillions, even more! What greater purpose can life possibly have to offer?"
"Where are you taking me?" "Come on, come on. Look! " "Oh, it's beautiful." "I was afraid it wouldn't take to the soil, but it grew quickly and soon, it will be everywhere, all across the universe!" "Well, I don't know what you're talking about, but I like the way you say it." "My heart is yours, Meredith Quill." "I can't believe that I fell in love with a spaceman."
"My mother told everyone that my father was from the stars. She had cancer so everyone thought she was delusional." "Peter..." "Look, I would love to believe this, I really would but you left the most wonderful woman ever. To die! Alone!" "I didn't want to leave your mother Peter! If I don't return regularly to my planet and the light within it, this form will wither and perish." "So why didn't you come back? Why did you send Yondu, a criminal of all people, to come and fetch me?" "I loved your mother Peter! I couldn't stand to set foot on an earth where she wasn't living, you cannot imagine what that's like!" "I know exactly what that feels like! I had to watch her die!" "...Over the millions and millions of years of my existence, I have made many mistakes Peter. But you are not one of them. Please give me the chance to be the father that she would have wanted me to be. There is so much that I need to teach you about this planet and the light within. They are part of you Peter." "What do you mean?" "Give me your hands son. Here, hold them like that. Now, close your eyes and concentrate. Think of the brain in the centre of this planet. YES! YES!" "Woah! What was that?" "It's alright, just relax and concentrate, bring it back, yes! Now shape it, feel that energy. Yes, your home."
"I created what I imagined biological life to be like. Down to the most minute detail." "Did you make a penis?" "Dude!" "What is wrong with you?" "If he's a planet, how could he make a baby with your mother? He would smush her." "I don't need to hear how my parents..." "Why? My father would tell the story of impregnating my mother every winter solstice." "That's disgusting. It was beautiful. You earthers have hang-ups." "Yes, Drax, I got a penis." "Ha!" "And it's not half bad. "Huh!"