55+ Luke Cage Quotes

Disha Bhattacharyya
Mar 16, 2023 By Disha Bhattacharyya
Originally Published on Feb 27, 2023
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Quote by Henry Hunter in Luke Cage
Age: 3-18
Read time: 7.5 Min

Luke Cage is a famous superhero in the Marvel franchise.

He first appeared in the comic book 'Hero For Hire' in 1972. Since then, his popularity has only increased, resulting in a Netflix TV series where Luke Cage is the titular character.

Luke Cage was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. He was subjected to inhuman torture in the name of a scientific experiment.

Cage did not die; only he gained superhuman strength and unbreakable skin. After his release, he became a superhero and assisted other superheroes in fulfilling their mission. Read on to discover the best quotes by this mighty yet funny superhero.

Luke Cage Quotes On Money

Learn about Luke Cage's take on money in these quotes.

“You wanna hire this hero? The price just doubled.” - 'Luke Cage', season 2

"You pay me to work — I like to earn my pay." - 'Hero For Hire', Volume 1

"Luke Cage: It's my house! I paid for it with my own money!
Iron Fist: My money.
Luke Cage: His money, but it's still my house!"

"You like my Biggie photo? Me, too. You know what draws your eye when you look at that? The crown. Wanna know why? ‘Cause everybody wants to be the king." - Cornell Stokes, 'Luke Cage', season 1, episode 1

"Money outlasts respect. Respect will put your name on the side of a building but the money that put your name up there comes from someplace." - Cornell Stokes, 'Luke Cage'

"No bullet can kill me. No jail can hold me. You hear me? Nothing can stop me from getting to you." - 'Luke Cage'

"Time is a luxury most working-class men cannot afford." - Henry Hunter, 'Luke Cage'

 "I don’t plan on hibernating. I was innocent before and I’m innocent now. I’ve got work to do." - Luke Cage

Luke Cage Quotes On Respect

Some of the best Luke Cage quotes on respect are in this list.

“I’ll enforce the unwritten rules while you enforce the written ones.” - 'Luke Cage', season 2

“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.” - 'Luke Cage', season 1

"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." - 'Luke Cage'

"Pressure brings the best out of certain people." - Willis Stryker, 'Luke Cage'

"There's always a double standard." - Mercedes Knight, 'Luke Cage'

"You live and die by your choices." - 'Luke Cage', season 1, episode 1

"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." - 'Luke Cage', season 1, episode 1

"If you wanna know anything about anybody, ask a driver." - 'Luke Cage'

"If we try to protect only ourselves without looking out for those people closest to us… then we lose." - 'Luke Cage'

"You can’t save someone from drowning unless you have on your life jacket. Or you make enough room on the door for both of you to float." - James Lucas, 'Luke Cage'

"Who needs trust when you have power?" - Mariah Dillard, ‘Luke Cage’

"Not everyone deserves discretion." - Luke Cage

"The world may be my problem, but it’s not always my fault." - Luke Cage

Motivational Quotes Of Luke Cage

Read the paragraph for the most thought-provoking and inspirational quotes from comic books and TV series.

“Pops always said, if you don’t feel good going to work, you should find new work.” - 'Jessica Jones', season 1, episode 1

"We have to– we have to do what’s right for her. It’s all about her. Everything we do from now on. It’s all about her. I know we knew that in theory, but this is it. This is how it has to be." - Comics

“I got skin like steel and muscles to match.” - Comics

"Only one thing will tell me the battle was won. That the fight was over. And that is one day I am going to go for a walk. A free man of convictions. And I said to myself, if I ever get to do that again, I’ll know, on that day…we won.” - 'New Avengers Finale', Volume 1

"If we try to protect only ourselves without looking out for those people closest to us… then we lose." - Luke Cage

"The past is the past. And the only direction in life that matters is forward. Never backwards." - Henry Pop Hunters, 'Luke Cage'

"Yo, I'm Luke Cage. You can't burn me, you can't blast me, and you definitely can't break me. You wanna test me? Step up. I'm right here. I ain't going nowhere. You know where to find me. I am Harlem, and Harlem is me." - 'Luke Cage'

"The secret to every great lie is it has to run parallel to the truth." - Luke Cage, season 1, episode 8

"There’s a big difference between what’s legal and what’s righteous." - John Mclver, 'Luke Cage', season 2

"When you have a calling, sometimes you need to heal yourself just as much as the person who you’re trying to heal. You gotta take care of yourself, or else the whole world is gonna fall apart." - James Lucas, 'Luke Cage'

 "A photograph freezes time. It allows you to look at things, slow down, think about what’s out of place, and then fill in the blanks." - Mercedes Knight, 'Luke Cage'

"You can’t plant a seed without getting your hands dirty." - Mariah Dillard, 'Luke Cage'

"You can’t control what people say. Just be the best man that you can be. And always make sure they spell your name right." - Bobby Fish, 'Luke Cage'

"History remembers queens and kings. Not the flunkies." - Mariah Dillard, 'Luke Cage'

"Everyone gets knocked down. The only thing that matters is getting back up." - Tilda Johnson, 'Luke Cage'

"You can’t erase the past. You can’t burn it away. That’s the spell on you. That’s magic. Science in its purest form." - John Mclver, 'Luke Cage'

"Sometimes when we unpack the baggage and repack it, it’s not as heavy." - Tilda Johnson, 'Luke Cage'

Famous Luke Cage Quotes

The most famous Luke Cage quotes compiled from various sources over the years for you!

"You're absolutely right. I’m not gonna touch him. Not the way I should. Since I can’t touch the king, I’m gonna take his queen, his knights… his rooks… I’m knocking all his pieces off the board." - 'Luke Cage', Season 1

“Me? It’s my show.” - 'Luke Cage', Season 2

“I ain’t guilty. But I ain’t innocent either.” - Luke Cage

"I’m about sick of always having to buy new clothes." - 'Luke Cage', season 1

“I want to say that I should tell ya that over the last couple of months I seem to… I seem to be thinking about you… A lot. More than I was admitting to myself. You know what I mean?” - 'Alias', Volume 1

"Danny Rand never cried… Except the one time." - 'The Pulse', Volume 1

“Sweet sister” - Comics

“Sweet Christmas.” - Comics

"Dumb men like little girls. Me? I ponder a woman." - 'Luke Cage'

"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.

I think that's what I want to do. Is help people… with abilities." - Claire Temple, 'Luke Cage'

"Nothing humbles a man like gravity." - Cornell Stokes, 'Luke Cage', season 1, episode 3

"No time is ever really wasted. Time reveals all." - Hernan Alvarez, 'Luke Cage', season 1, episode 6

"There’s a bullet for everyone." - Hernan Alvarez, 'Luke Cage', season 1, episode 5

"You know how the wind feels fluffy like you could stuff it into a pillowcase right before a big thunderstorm? Harlem’s the same. Trouble smells a certain way. You can touch it." - Henry Hunter, 'Luke Cage'

"Evil won’t die on its own. It only festers." - John Mclver, 'Luke Cage'

"You can’t drown sorrow with tears. If you want to erase sorrow, you must burn it." - John Mclver, 'Luke Cage'

"Children matter. They hold our hopes, our dreams. They blot out your mistakes." - Mariah Dillard, 'Luke Cage'

"When you find someone who’s gonna make room for you on the door when the ship goes down, that’s a rose you cultivate." - James Lucas, 'Luke Cage'

"Sometimes you have to reach across the aisle to get things done." - Mariah Dillard, 'Luke Cage'

"That’s the thing about power. People don’t care how you get it." - Luke Cage

"You take away a player’s queen, the game is pretty much won." - Mercedes Knight, 'Luke Cage'

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Bachelor of Pharmacy

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Disha BhattacharyyaBachelor of Pharmacy

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from West Bengal University of Technology and a medical-writing accreditation from Stanford University. Disha is an experienced SEO writer with a passion for writing about science and psychology. Her prior work experience as a content writer has equipped her with the necessary skills to write engaging and informative content. Disha is known for her versatility and thorough research skills. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and writing mental health journals on her blog.

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