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The Best Thanos Quotes

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Here are the best Thanos quotes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Played by Josh Brolin, Thanos is the main villain in the MCU movies who seeks the Infinity Stones in order to "save" the universe from themselves. Powerful, determined, and ruthless, Thanos is surprisingly complex given his traumatic past, and some might even agree with his choices - even as they applaud his fitting end. What is your favorite quote from Thanos in comics?

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    The Strongest Wills

    Thanos: The hardest choices require the strongest wills.

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    I Know What It's Like

    Thanos: I know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening. Turns the legs to jelly. I ask you, to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now, it's here. Or should I say, I am.

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    They Will Resist

    Thanos: You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me. I thought by eliminating half of life, the other half would thrive. But you’ve shown me, that’s impossible. And as long as there are those that remember what was, there will always be those that are unable to accept what can be. They will resist.


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    As All Things Should Be

    Thanos: Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

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