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A collection of quotes of Luke Cage.

Daredevil

Episode 2.03: New York's Finest

Spoken about Luke Cage

"I believe in what he's doing; I believe the city needs him. But the truth is, I can't help anymore. I've got this shift from hell 'cause I helped another friend trying to do good. Big guy. Stronger than our friend. And yet I'm the one who got the shaft. I'm just trying to keep my head down, do my job, stay sane."
Claire Temple to Foggy Nelson[src]

Jessica Jones

Episode 1.01: AKA Ladies Night

Spoken by Luke Cage

"Pops always said, if you don't feel good going to work, you should find new work."
―Luke Cage[src]

Dialogue

"Headin' out, boss."
"Be good, Roy."
"Why start now, huh?"
Roy Healy and Luke Cage[src]
"You're a P.I.?"
"I'm just trying to make a living. You know, booze costs money. Usually."
"There's better ways to hustle than digging in people's business."
"It's the only thing I'm good at."
"How good?"
"A natural."
"Yeah? So what have you detected?"
"Well, I can tell by the residue on this bar that four years ago, a man named Horace had buffalo wings."
"His name was Melvin."
"I stand in dark alleys and wait to take pictures of people boning."
"Except you been watching me like a hawk since you walked in."
"Force of habit."
"Or it's your way of flirting."
"I don't flirt. But you do. Not for sport. It's got purpose. Like getting customers to drink more. Tip more."
"So what else ya got, Sherlock?"
"All right. A drunk spills on your shirt, pukes on your shoe, and you roll with it. But break or scratch something? He's toast. I've never seen a dive bar this clean. Because you care about it. More than anything. Maybe anyone. There's history here. Memories. Something personal, but private. So no photos or memorabilia. But you also like women. Temporarily, at least. And they like you."
―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones[src]

Episode 1.02: AKA Crush Syndrome

Spoken by Luke Cage

"You can't fix me. I'm unbreakable."
―Luke Cage[src]

Episode 1.03: AKA It's Called Whiskey

Spoken by Luke Cage

"Okay, there's you, me... the big green dude and his crew. You think there's more of our kind out there?"
―Luke Cage to Jessica Jones[src]
"I protect myself and what's mine. But that's it."
―Luke Cage to Jessica Jones[src]
"She died. Bus crash."
―Luke Cage to Jessica Jones[src]
"Sweet Christmas!"
―Luke Cage[src]

Dialogue

"I've never done it with someone else who has, you know..."
"Gifts?"
"Yes, well, you are very gifted."
"Likewise."
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage[src]
"So just how unbreakable are you?"
"On a scale of "I don't know" to... "I'd rather not find out"?"
"So if I were to bite your finger with all of my considerable strength..."
"Depends on how considerable. So don't go getting any ideas about my extremities."
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage[src]
"Can you stop a moving car?"
"A slow moving car."
―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones[src]
"You know somebody else like us?"
"No. Not like us."
―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones[src]
"Were you born this way?"
"Nope. Accident. You?"
"Experiment. Does anyone else know about your abilities?"
"Couple. I'm not hiding, but I'm not advertising."
―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones[src]
"The way I see it, being a hero just puts a target on your back."
"Yeah, been there, done that."
"The hero gig?"
"I gave it a shot once."
"Tell me there was a costume and you still got it."
"It didn't work out."
"You still get points for doing good."
"Not near enough to cancel out the bad."
"The way I see it, most people got both going on. Just depends on which part wins that day."
―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones[src]
"I have business, unfinished and you've been through too much for me to..."
"Can't handle the dead wife, huh? Do what you gotta do."
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage[src]

Episode 1.04: AKA 99 Friends

Spoken about Luke Cage

"Kilgrave's spy has no distractions... just an acute focus on me. Fortunately... not Luke. No photos of him. He should be safe."
Jessica Jones[src]
"I don't need reminders of what I did to Luke. Even if I had good intentions. Mostly."
Jessica Jones[src]

Episode 1.06: AKA You're a Winner

Spoken by Luke Cage

"You are a hard-drinking, short-fused, mess of a woman, but you are not a piece of shit."
―Luke Cage to Jessica Jones[src]

Dialogue

"These guys work for Sirkes, the loan shark Antoine owes. Didn't I just kick your ass yesterday?"
"So that was you?"
―Luke Cage and Len Sirkes[src]
"I guess I should get used to you bailing on me."
"I had Antoine in hand, the priority was getting him home."
―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones[src]
"You made me think I could get past it, did Kilgrave force you to do that? You let me be inside you. You touched me with the same hands that killed my wife, while you knew."
"I'm so sorry"
―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones[src]

Episode 1.07: AKA Top Shelf Perverts

Spoken about Luke Cage

"Looking for Luke? He took some time off. Went away for a while."
"Good. Good for him. I just wanted to tell him-"
"You just wanted to tell him you love him, you want him back, you're gonna have his baby."
"What? No."
"Heard it before. Best move on. He won't miss you. The only one he ever missed... is in the ground."
"Tell him... the right people are gonna pay for what's been done. And tell him I don't expect him to forgive me."
Roy Healy and Jessica Jones[src]

Episode 1.11: AKA I've Got the Blues

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Episode 1.12: AKA Take a Bloody Number

Dialogue

"Tell me the truth, did you bugger my chances with her?"
"No, you screwed that up yourself."
"I'll have to think of a fitting response to that."
Kilgrave and Luke Cage[src]
"I've got no right to offer this but..."
"Don't apologize, I don't want that from you."
"How about, I forgive you, for everything, and I'll say it everyday for as long as you need to hear it."
―Luke Cage and Jessica Jones[src]
"Did you think he was more powerful than me? With his unbreakable skin, is that why you desired him?"
"You really thought I could forgive you? You killed my wife."
Kilgrave and Luke Cage to Jessica Jones[src]

Episode 1.13: AKA Smile

Dialogue

"They can lock her up for that, I won't let that happen."
"Okay, okay enough, she saves you, you save her, then she has to save you again and neither one of you wants to be saved, right?"
―Luke Cage and Claire Temple[src]

Luke Cage

Episode 1.01: Moment of Truth

Dialogue

"You should be out there helping people, that's all, like them other fellas downtown."
"Reva used to say the same thing."
"Yeah, well, she was right. You don't ever think about all the people you could help? You should be more ambitious."
"What if my ambition is to sweep hair wash dishes and be left the hell alone?"
"Well, that would be a waste."
"You think I asked for any of this? I was framed, beaten and put in some tank like an exotic fish. Came out with abilities."
"Saved your life."
"More like ruined it. Reva's dead. I'm a fugitive."
"So? Take my advice, brother. The past is the past. And the only direction in life that matters is forward. Never backwards."
Pop and Luke Cage[src]
"You're beautiful, you're a little older than he usually likes them."
"Yeah you're definitely not getting a tip tonight."
"But I'm not finished, dumb men like little girls, me, I ponder a woman."
"Why don't you ponder me another cosmo."
―Luke Cage and Misty Knight[src]
"Don't you have somewhere you need to be?"
"Yeah, home, just got off."
"Can't crash relations, you wanna go grab a coffee?"
"I don't like coffee."
"Neither do I."
Misty Knight and Luke Cage[src]
"Everyone has a gun, no one has a father."
"Ain't that the truth."
"You sure they did it?"
"People started calling me half an hour after it happened."
―Luke Cage and Pop[src]
"I don't like your tone, you're being disrespectful, it's unnecessary."
"I think, he think, he gonna bring it."
"I can, not the way I want to, I'd kill you."
―Luke Cage and Sugar[src]
"You want some?"
"I don't even like these niggas, man."
―Luke Cage and Sugar[src]
"We want to hire you."
"I'm not for hire. But you have my word, ma'am. I've got you."
Connie Lin and Luke Cage[src]

Episode 1.02: Code of the Streets

Spoken by Luke Cage

"Pop thinks he has a way to clear this mess up, I know you didn't kill Dante, or Shameek, all you guys wanted was the cash, it was an inside job, Dante's safe idea. I found you in four hours, for free, imagine how fast someone Cottonmouth pays will find you. The only chance you have of survival is if you come with me."
―Luke Cage to Chico Diaz[src]

Dialogue

"Pop, got some fresh towels right here, you got some dirty ones, I could take them out if you want, no sweat at all."
"I'm good Luke..."
―Luke Cage and Pop[src]
"You count calories, Power Man?"
"Fork will kill you quicker than any bullet."
Pop and Luke Cage[src]
"I found Chico, he ain't coming. Can't save everybody."
"You're wrong about that. What would have happened in my life if people gave up on me, I was no angel, no I was a beast."
―Luke Cage and Pop[src]
"You really think Chico killed his friend over money?"
"You are?"
"Luke Cage."
"Detective Misty Knight."
"Detective, looks like you found some better clothes to audit in."
―Luke Cage and Misty Knight[src]
"Pop wants to set up a parley for Chico, he doesn't want him to end up like Shameek."
"I don't know what you talking about."
"Those cuts on your hand say different. All I'm saying is if you want to talk to Pop about Chico, it can be arranged."
―Luke Cage and Cottonmouth[src]
"Pop! Come on, you hear those sirens, they almost here, they're coming. Someone call a goddamn ambulance!"
"Swe... Swear... Swear... Jar..."
"I will, I will."
"Luke... Forward... Always... Always... Forward... Forward..."
―Luke Cage and Pop[src]
"Do you even know who Crispus Attucks was? A free black man, the first man to die for what became America, he could have acted scared when those Brits raised their guns, blended in in the crowd, but he stepped up, he paid with his life, but he started something. That's what Pop did, not me, I laid in the cut until he stepped up and it cost him his life too. I ain't laying back no more!"
―Luke Cage to Mamba[src]

Episode 1.03: Who's Gonna Take the Weight?

Dialogue

"Pop's death is still on you."
"Step off, before you get hurt."
"Why? I'm just getting started."
―Luke Cage and Cottonmouth[src]
"I'm not going to touch him, not the way I should. Since I can't touch the king, I'm going to take his queen, his knights, his rooks, I'm knocking all his pieces off the board."
"Where you going now?"
"Check these fools."
―Luke Cage and Bobby Fish[src]
"Now you got change that can make change."
"What the hell did you do? Can you forget the swear jar for a minute! What the... Where'd all this money come from?"
"Banks not worried it, neither should you. Use it for this."
―Luke Cage and Bobby Fish[src]

Episode 1.04: Step in the Arena

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Episode 1.05: Just to Get a Rep

Spoken by Luke Cage

"Keep my name out your mouth."
―Luke Cage to Cottonmouth[src]
"I asked Pop once why he didn't want people to curse in his shop. And why we had to wear these ugly smocks. He said "These kids need to see a man go to work every day and to be in the presence of men in uniform putting in work." I didn't want to walk in late, but I was trying to do what Pop always did. Help those in need. And protect them from the forces that would do them harm. At first, it was selfish because my name was attached to it. But then it got bigger. If we try to protect only ourselves without looking out for those people closest to us, then we lose. Pop never forgot his people. Where some people saw hard rock kids, he saw precious jewels. He reminded me that diamonds are formed by pressure covered in dirt. But then you polish them and they shine. Pop saw the shine in everyone that walked in his barber shop. He cut their hair. He listened to their problems. And he made them feel better about the world and themselves. We have to strive on a daily basis to do the same for each other. And sometimes, that's gonna mean standing up to a bully. Especially if he calls himself a friend. I don't believe in Harlem. I believe in the people who make Harlem what it is."
―Luke Cage's speech at Pop's memorial[src]

Spoken about Luke Cage

"You need to let this go."
"No."
"It makes you look weak."
"I can't ignore him."
"You can't let this dude drive you stupid. It only helps his name ring out... like yours used to."
Shades and Cottonmouth[src]
"I've seen a man... a blind man who can see, because his other senses are so amplified. And this other man who survived a shotgun blast to his head and recovered from a brain hemorrhage in a few hours. And they both needed my help."
Claire Temple to Soledad Temple[src]

Dialogue

"Don't you need a gun?"
"I am the gun."
Alicia and Luke Cage[src]
"You started all this. This is me finishing it."
"You want Harlem? It's expensive."
"I don't want Harlem. I just want you to stop messing with it."
―Luke Cage and Cottonmouth[src]
"You wanna go to war? Hmm? I'll take you to war."
"You don't have enough people. This mob's not deep enough."
Cottonmouth and Luke Cage[src]
"You're supposed to be dead."
"You can't kill me."
Shades and Luke Cage[src]
"Aisha's ring, you got it? Think about where you are, it's hallowed ground this park, named for Jackie Robinson. It's here, it's all around you, if you respect yourself enough to take a look."
"At what?"
"Our legacy."
―Luke Cage and Zip[src]
"You him, huh? Your name is all over Harlem today. Not in a good way."
"I'm about to change that. You should do the same."
Eddie Axton and Luke Cage[src]
"So, you're one of them, huh?"
"You mean someone who gives a damn? Yeah."
Aisha Axton and Luke Cage[src]
"I was wrong. I'm glad you came. Embarrassing you in public was much better than doing it behind closed doors in your cheap-ass club."
"Never confuse the battle with the war."
"Next suit that gets damaged... I'm taxing you."
―Luke Cage and Cottonmouth[src]
"Hell of an impression you made in there."
"I'm sorry, did you just pay me a compliment?"
"No, I didn't. You need to stop with this pissing contest before more people get killed."
"Maybe if y'all stopped him in the first place, no one would've had to die."
"I will get him the right way. The system will win."
"Forget the system. Arrests lead to indictments. And indictments lead to pleas. There's always a bigger fish, a bigger angle. A slap on the wrist. Boom. Right back in business. I ain't going for that."
"You just started World War III in there. And your ass might be bulletproof, but Harlem ain't. Harlem is gonna suffer. So if you aren't gonna help us take him down, then you need to leave right now, Luke, before you make things worse."
Misty Knight and Luke Cage[src]

Episode 1.06: Suckas Need Bodyguards

Dialogue

"You need to get some new clothes."
"I have some stuff back at the crib. This is beginning to become a habit."
"Swiss cheese shirt. Car bounces off of you. Punching through steel and concrete. Just another day, right?"
"You're safe and your mom's van is insured. That's all that matters to me."
"After all that, you can't say you're not special."
"I'm still not sure what I am."
"You know exactly who you are. And what you need to do."
"Pop used to say the same thing you're saying to me. I did right by him. Cottonmouth's in jail and I'm done."
"You're moving on? I think so. It's time."
"There's things with your powers you haven't even tested. There's so many good things that you could still do."
"Maybe I could help."
Claire Temple and Luke Cage[src]

Episode 1.07: Manifest

Spoken by Luke Cage

"I guess you guys haven't heard about me."
―Luke Cage[src]
"I'm about sick of always having to buy new clothes."
―Luke Cage[src]
"Too much in Harlem happens in the shadows. People fear what they can't see. And that's what makes you different. They see you. It makes them trust you."
Claire Temple to Luke Cage[src]

Dialogue

"Where are the guns?"
"I don't know what you're talking about."
"The ones you got back from Cottonmouth. The ones my friends died over."
"What, you think you can go after everyone?"
"I kinda do. I can pick you up, walk you over to the bridge and throw your ass in the Hudson. And here's the thing. It's not the fall that kills you. It's the impact against the water. And when the water fills your lungs, right before you black out, you'll ask yourself "Why didn't I just give Luke Cage what he wanted?""
"The guns are downstairs."
"Muchas gracias."
―Luke Cage and Domingo Colon[src]

Episode 1.08: Blowin' Up the Spot

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Episode 1.09: DWYCK

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Episode 1.10: Take It Personal

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Episode 1.11: Now You're Mine

Spoken about Luke Cage

"With that hostage you killed, they're gonna shoot first and ask questions later. Mariah supplied the force with some Judas 2.0s, so they won't bounce off of you. They'll stick."
Diamondback to Luke Cage[src]

Dialogue

"Couldn't we have made amends a long time ago?"
"Couldn't you have died during childbirth?"
―Luke Cage and Diamondback[src]

Episode 1.12: Soliloquy of Chaos

Dialogue

"What the hell? What type of Jean Paul Gaultier shit is this? What are you, a pimp stormtrooper?"
"No, I'm the angel of death."
"You look like a damn fool."
Bobby Fish, Diamondback and Luke Cage[src]
"You know I'm gonna kill 'em all later, right?"
"You have to get past me first."
"Oh, I don't go past. I go through."
Diamondback and Luke Cage[src]

Episode 1.13: You Know My Steez

Spoken by Luke Cage

"People are scared but they can't be paralyzed by that fear. You have to fight for what's right every single day, bulletproof skin or not. You can't just not snitch, or turn away or take money under the table because life has turned you sour. When did people stop caring? Harlem is supposed to represent our hopes and dreams. It's the pinnacle of black art politics innovation. It's supposed to be a shining light to the world. It's our responsibility to push forward, so that the next generation will be further along than us."
―Luke Cage to Misty Knight and the New York City Police Department[src]

Spoken about Luke Cage

"Yo, Farley, bring the camera. The 4K one. Luke Cage is going at it."
Dave Griffith to Farley[src]
"You still hit like a bitch!"
Diamondback to Luke Cage[src]
"Don't forget to breathe, Carl."
Diamondback to Luke Cage[src]
"All these people were talking bad about Luke Cage. But they didn't stop for one minute to look at the good he had done. Cleaning up Crispus Attucks by himself, lookin' out for people. Most of these guys wear spandex. Who would have thought a black man in a hoodie would be a hero?"
Aisha Axton to Thembi Wallace[src]

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