16+ Of The Best 'Green Arrow' Quotes From The TV Show, Movies And Comics

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Feb 15, 2021
A bow and arrow has always been Green Arrow's trusted weapon.

Oliver Queen, whose superhero alias is Green Arrow, was first introduced in the DC Comic Universe in 1941.

The fictional superhero's aim has always been to save Star City, and he does so with the help of his trusty bow and arrow. Often partnering with others, he is a hero that has often been portrayed as a vigilante.

Also known as the Green Archer, he enjoyed moderate popularity in the early years of publication.

However, following the release of the 'Green Arrow' TV series on CW, the character has gained much more popularity. It is set at the beginning of the Arrow-verse, and the audience is introduced to many different storylines and heroes over the course of the series.

Encouraged by your response to our 'Wrath Of Khan 'quotes and 'X Files' quotes, we've compiled the perfect collection of the 'Green Arrow Quotes' from TV shows, movies, and comics to keep inspiring you!

Quotes About Being A Hero

Do you admire Green Arrow, Oliver, and his heroism? Here are some of our favorite quotes to remind us of his heroism.

1. "My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was stranded on an island, with only one goal: survive."

- Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

2. "Death would be released from this life, and his sentence has yet to be carried out."

- Slade Wilson 'Arrow'.

3.“They’re leaving because of their own personal darkness. I can’t help but think that they were infected by mine.”

- Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

4.“I just wanted one night to remind me of what I’m fighting for.”

- Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

5. "Oliver brought heroes into the world, he inspired heroes. He inspired all of us here."

- Diggle, 'Arrow'.

5. "Will we ever get back? Will we ever see the Arrowcave - or the Arrowcar? Will we see those days again when kids flocked around us in department stores, asked for our autographs, and played with the Green Arrowtoy arrow kit?"

- Oliver Queen, 'Green Arrow'.

6."At my core, I wasn't a hero. I was a hunter."

- Oliver Queen, 'Green Arrow'.

7. "That was the old Oliver Queen. That's not who I am anymore. I'm a hunter."

- Oliver Queen 'Green Arrow: Year One'.

8. "This isn't Metropolis, Ralph. It's not even Gotham. Tonight, you're in my city. Like what I've done with the place?"

- Oliver Queen, 'Green Arrow'.

9.  "All right - So it was dumb to stick an envelope with 200 bucks in my pocket and go across town... But you don't worry about being robbed when you're a six-foot-tall, 185-pound professional hero!"

-Oliver Queen 'Action Comics'.

10.“The only reason you’re still breathing is because one of us is still human.”

-Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

11.“Marriage is about inclusion. It’s about leaning on your partner when things get complicated. But I don’t think you know how to do that.”

-Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

12.“You’re at war with two sides of yourself.”

-Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

Quotes About Friendship And Love

Friends are an essential part of our lives, hero or not. Here are some of our favorite best quotes about friendship and love!

13 "Her name is Dinah Drake Lance, but she is known as the Black Canary. She's a force of nature, utterly unstoppable when innocent lives are on the line."

-Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

14. "Green Arrow: Well, now that you mention it, and since I'm on my knees anyway. [He opens a small box to reveal an engagement ring.] I can't live without you. Literally.

Black Canary: Yes. The answer is yes."

- 'Green Arrow'.

15. "I feel pretty lame not recognizing my own brother just because he's wearing a hood."

- Thea Queen, 'Arrow'.

16. "Oliver always told me that in order to save his city, he had to become someone else, he had to become something else. I always thought that meant becoming the Green Arrow, but today I realize that meant becoming a better man."

- John Diggle, 'Arrow'.

17. "If Ollie's death has taught me anything, it's that we don't have a lot of time in this life."

- Thea Queen 'Arrow'.

Inspirational Arrow Quotes

Are you in need of some inspiration? Here are some of the most popular Green Arrow inspirational quote ideas and Green Arrow funny quotes. Enjoy!

18.“You have saved so many people’s lived and you have changed so many for the better, including mine. Knowing you has changed my life. You’ve opened up my heart in a way I didn’t even know was possible. I love you.”

-Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

19.“Being a hero, Mia, means choosing other people’s safety over your own, including family. That’s why I hid my work from you, to protect you from having to make difficult decisions like this.”

-Oliver Queen, 'Arrow'.

20. "There must be a means of getting coconuts with an arrow!"

-Oliver Queen, 'Adventure Comics'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Green Arrow quotes, then you could also take a look at these universe quotes or Ursula quotes for more good quotes!

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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