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The Best Ancient One Quotes

Updated February 8, 2021 806 votes 145 voters 4.7k views26 items

List RulesVote up the most memorable Ancient One quotes from the MCU.

Here are the best Ancient One quotes from Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Played by Tilda Swinton, the Ancient One is the leader of the Masters of the Mystic Arts and the mentor of Doctor Strange. Honorable and kind, the Ancient One provides wise words for friends and foes alike. What is your favorite quote from the Ancient One?

Vote up the Ancient One's best quotes below, and see where she ranks among the best MCU characters.

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    Gives Life Meaning

    Ancient One: Death is what gives life meaning. To know your days are numbered. Your time is short. You'd think after all this time, I'd be ready. But look at me. Stretching one moment out into a thousand... just so that I can watch the snow.

     

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    Never Lose Our Demons

    Ancient One: We never lose our demons, Mordo. We only learn to live above them.

     

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    Arrogance And Fear

    Ancient One: Arrogance and fear still keep you from learning the simplest and most significant lesson of all.

    Stephen Strange: Which is?

    Ancient One: It's not about you.

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    We Don't Get To Choose

    Stephen Strange: I'm not ready.

    Ancient One: No one ever is. We don't get to choose our time.

     

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