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This page contains a listing of all notable quotes by Oliver Queen (New Earth).

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Quote1 This isn't Metropolis, Ralph. It's not even Gotham. Tonight, you're in my city. Like what I've done with the place? Quote2
--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Speaking of double identities...at first, I thought you might be Wayne. Then I saw you in action. No way you could be that preening, hypocritical, womanizing sack of ego. Wayne probably thinks raising an eyebrow is hard labor. If he were a little smarter, he'd have the IQ of moss. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Wow! And me without my anti-tank arrow. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You signed a full-year lease? And here I thought you were afraid of commitment-- Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 When it began, I thought I'd be chasing a big, bad villain... not a lost kid. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Touch him first, Green Lantern, and you'll have to touch me second... and I'll touch back! -- Believe it, chum! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 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 Arrow toy arrow kit? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Is that so? Well, my absolute hatred of dog-ridin' totalitarian @$$#&%$ justifies this! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 We live in a country where we'll trust one man in office to make nationwide decisions, but not an incorporated body of one thousand men in offices. Why? What would a big business have to do to get people to trust it? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 But I am a hunter. That's the one thing I learned on that island... The one thing I'm really good at. That's what I forgot. The basics. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Tell your friends there's a hunter on the streets. This is my town now, and creeps like you are an endangered species. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Believe me, after you've lived on a diet of lizards and bugs for awhile, it kind of gives you a different outlook on life. It's a little hard to get excited over more money. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Hmph! "Modern-Day Robin Hood." What am I supposed to do... Steal from myself and give to the poor? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 The name-- it's stupid! Why would anyone want to be named "Green Arrow"? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Maybe you were right. Maybe one person can make a difference... even a person in a funny costume. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 All right, so maybe I don't know much about being a hero like Mister Robin Hood here -- but I am heroically drunk! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 The water is still hot. Oily. Tinged with rust and mud and things I don't even want to imagine. It's the best drink I've ever had. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Anyone doesn't wanna be a human pin-cushion better make like a statue! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 At my core, I wasn't a hero. I was a hunter. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm a fair man. So I'm going to let you start running. When you're a dozen yards away, I'll try to bring you down. You could get lucky. I might miss. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Here's how it works, guys -- you have until I count to ten to stop your boisterous mischief... or I'll hand you boys your respective heads! Okay? One... two... ten! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Yeah, that's right... I'm shouting at this tin-plated, circuit-hearted, bloodless computer! It's got some information I want, somewhere in its silicon-chip guts... and I can't find it! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Yeah, I'm gonna miss Vertigo... like ringworm! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Green Arrow! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Everybody who's seen me naked gets to use my first name. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You know, just when I start to think there's hope for mankind... I run into guys like you, and my faith in human nature is restored. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 All those years of wearing that mask... and it turns out the only reason no one figured out wo I was... is that they never really tried. Makes sense, I suppose. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 The way I see it, we can do one of two things: run for it... in which case they can overtake us in a power boat and machine gun us from a safe distance... or stand and fight! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Well, we don't ride white chargers any more, but there's still a few of us around. And we don't really need a fancy costume or a phone booth to change in. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 ...look great in the newspapers... beat up a man in front of the whole church... jerk -- stupid idiot! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You killed innocent people, and you're going to have to answer for it. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I can feel it. The city. Something in the rhythm that flows with your blood. Nights like this, it calls. Wouldn't do any good to try to sleep anyway. Somewhere out there, it's happening. That moment of excitement... danger. The rush. It's just a question of finding it. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Just some drunk. I'll have you know I'm doing my duty as a responsible citizen. See, every instinct tells me that I should kick your asses and teach you a lesson before you graduate to the big time. But no, that wouldn't be responsible. Be a good boy, Ollie. Sit! Stay! Bend over! Zap! You're Dead! Join the club. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not kidding myself. I know the reality of the situation. The reality is that people like me don't have children. We are children. Dressed up and playing cowboys and Indians with real bullets and real arrows. But there's a part of me that really wants to believe I'd give it all up -- just to be a father. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Well, I think we can rule out a surprise attack. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 A bit theatrical, I suppose. But I wanted to save you the trouble of trying something stupid. You'd never make it. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Sherwood Forest. What's left of it. This is where it all happened. You can almost feel them in the trees. Robin Hood. Marian. Little John. Tuck. It's like stepping back into the past. I wonder where they are now. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Because I have a right, damn it!
I have the right to some measure of justice!
Someone has to pay!'' Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I never should have trusted Fyers. I let my own need for revenge get the better of my judgment. He played me for a chump and left a trail that led straight to my doorstep. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 There's about $20,000 there... enough for a start. An apartment, tuition and books.
You'll have to work for the rest if you want it bad enough.
If you need a job, check with Sherwood Florist.
Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 It's already too late! The took away everything! Everything! What the hell happened? I was... happy! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 They picked a loyal American... a guy who had bought the whole god-and-country line of crap... A man who thought this still stood for something... despite the fact that it's been spit on, burned and dragged through the dirt of every miserable political war since Vietnam. I believed in it. You tell me... How am I supposed to forget that? Kiss my ass... Sir! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Death. Maybe for me if I go... maybe for a lot of people if I stay. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I've been wandering around for a while, and they don't exactly have the border clearly marked in these mountains. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You know, one thing that didn't occur to those bastards is that I was a pain in the ass as an innocent man... I kind of wonder what kind of trouble I could stir up if I really tried! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 A legend really doesn't have much choice if he's going to stay a legend. The great Tommy O'Connor would pick something really special for his last hurrah. And this is your last, isn't it? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Perfect timing. I think their arms are tired from hitting me. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You know, Arthur... The thing that amuses me about a 200-pound slime-bag hiding behind an 80-pound boy... is how much sticks out around the edges! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Hmm. Hammered iron on a reed shaft. Not very sophisticated, but it seems effective. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You two have a ten-year-wall to tear down. It might help if you both worked on it from the same side. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 People are going to die-- Let's just make sure it's the right people. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 This. This is what I am. This is who I am. Come hell or high water. If I deny it, I deny everything I've ever done... Everything I've ever fought for. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't have to prove anything. This has nothing to do with the law. It has to do with justice. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Doesn't mean much by itself, and maybe it isn't anything at all... unless you stop and ask yourself-- what do you do with a supply of radioactive iodine? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I wouldn't do that. Even if you're a lot faster than you look, you're going to get a shaft through a very tender part of your anatomy. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You're wrong. Oh, you'll probably have everyone's sympathy. Everyone except the police. Their job isn't based on justice, it's based on the law. And the law says if you kill Hauke you have to pay. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Well, here we are under a sky full of stars... The majesty of the mountains surrounding us. -- And just a few miles away, in a sleepy little town... some lucky guy is eating a pizza and watching Madonna on VH1. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Well, someone said something, and someone else said something back, and pretty soon you have a protest rally. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 There's nothing quite like being so old you're back to one candle on your birthday cake. It's like people can't count that high or something. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 That's okay... Stupidity should be painful. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Wait a minute, Lieutenant. Don't you see? That's the way you've been thinking. You've been looking at the victims as just that... Street people. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Hal and me. We were going to change the world. Sometimes I wonder what happened to us. Maybe caring went out of fashion... Like these. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 How the hell am I supposed to provide security and protection for a man who's going to stand up in front of 35,000 people, just begging to be a target? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't know... the thought of skinning a drug lord gives me kind of a warm feeling. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Bastards like that have about as much relationship to true hunters as a worm has to an eagle. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 There's a program at the veteran's center for guys just like you who carry a little too much of the past around. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Well, you see, I figure it's more sporting if I give him thirty or forty chances to kill me first. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Hey Fyres... When we get a few more miles up this mountain... Remind me to kill you. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't care if many parts of a pine tree are edible... I'd kill for a chili dog right about now. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Look, this isn't exactly my idea of a fun way to spend a vacation. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Our Final Jeopardy Category is "People Who Want to Kill us and Why." DooDooDooDooDooDooDoo Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm the best there is at what I do: screwing up my life. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I like to think of it as an elegant weapon for a more sophisticated time. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 The Yakuza down here must be getting their ninjas at Sears. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not super. Any talents I have, I worked for -- it seems a long time since I thought of myself as a hero. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 If we're both on the same side, shouldn't we stop choking each other? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You think justice is something that can be bought, blackmailed, killed. You're wrong. Justice is an arrow. And I've made one just for you. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I never liked being called a hero. I just do what I think is right. Try to make a difference. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I'll tell you one thing -- if I could turn back the clock... I'd kill that bastard all over again. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 It doesn't matter if you're doing it to save the whole damn world. It still makes you a killer. That's not a price I'm willing to pay anymore. I don't belong in a costume. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Get Eddie under cover. He owes me forty bucks. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Maybe I'm not the smartest guy in the world. But I've learned enough to know that you solve your own problems first. If an ass recreates the world in his own image then he winds up with a world only an ass would want to live in. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Why didn't you tell me you were my son? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You know damn well how I relax, lady. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Well, that was exciting. My nipples are all kinda hard. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Evenin', Ma'am. Team Arrow is pleased to offer a new service to all of our Star City subscribers. For no additional costs, you're free to administer a few strategic kicks to your would-be assailant here. And when I say strategic, I mean his crotch. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Now, did you bring the lockpick arrow? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I shoot him in the shoulder out of pure instinct. And in the solar plexus to get his attention. And in the trachea to see if he'd even feel it. And then I shoot him in the face. Just to piss him off. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Kyle, it's like someone showing up at your house on Halloween dressed as your dead best friend. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Yeah. You run most of the drugs, prostitution and racketeering in this city, and I'm the jerk here. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Would you quit your babbling, you five-fathom fascist! Which reminds me -- when the Hell are you going to allow for some democratic elections down there?! Kings went out of style with religious persecution in this country -- a country you're a de facto part of, because water surrounds most of our borders! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Oh, Hell, no. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I lied. This isn't a weekend off. You're going to join the Teen Titans. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You thought fighting the bad guys would always be "cool"? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You're seeing me as a hero figure -- and I'm seeing you as a sweet young warm body -- and I do too much of this, boinking people without any feeling, just because I can. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I love Star City. I love everything it was. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 So unless you and all your little would-be corporate dictator buddies want to go to prison -- real prison, by the way. Federal prison. Sadies Hawkins Dance, and the-worst-part-of-Deliverance prison -- you'll do exactly what I say. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I will never understand the appeal of the Hawaiian pizza. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 The big bad Dark Knight. You're a walking psychosis, and every damned manner of sociopathic fruit fly flits toward you. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Well, you know the expression, 'Gutlessly haul ass in an S.U.V.... live to cravenly fight another day' Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Dinah Laurel Lance... will you marry me? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 The good news is that I can hear sirens two blocks away. The bad news is the Reverend's followers don't give up easily. But neither do I. Then I realize the last suit is coming in so fast that any shot I take is going to go through him. And the only angle I have is at his head. And that's when I remember what an arrow does to anatomy. How it tears through organs, arteries and fragments bones. When I said I had forgotten those little experiments, I wasn't lying. The problem is that I've done some things lately that I'm not proud of, and I've started remembering them again. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I stay out of everyone else's way, and they stay out of mine. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Nobility has nothing to do with it. This is about winning pure and simple. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Damn it... not only are you people murdering scum -- but you're just a bunch mindless worker bee gestapo. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Man up, bear down and hit that thing. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Daddy's right here. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 This is a badly written parody of a trial! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Look... sure, I'm ticked off at the pushers because they prey on weakness -- but that doesn't mean my heart bleeds for junkies. Life is tough for everyone. If you want to claim humanity, you don't crawl into a drugged stupor. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Okay! Save the plea! I'll Go! I'll trot into the mess we call civilization-- The Stink... The Foulness! Little Robin Hood Me... Into the fray once again! But don't expect me to smile! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Arrows won't work here. But this...this might. In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who...who...Crap. How the hell does the rest of that-- Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 At last... I understand why The Lantern never misses a John Wayne movie! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm just a low-class brawler... Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You didn't expect me to waltz in, did you? My mama didn't raise any total idiots. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 That's right, Lantern... apologize. Grovel in front of that walking mummy. You call yourself a hero! Chum, you don't even qualify as a man. You're no more than a puppet... and the Guardians pull your strings. Listen... forget about chasing around the galaxy! And remember America. It's a good country... beautiful... fertile... and terribly sick! There are children dying, honest people cowering in fear, disillusioned kids ripping up campuses. On the streets of Memphis a good black man died... and in Los Angeles, a good white man fell. Something is wrong. Something is killing us all! Some hideous moral cancer is rotting our very souls. [Addresses the Guardians, pointing an accusing finger] And you... sitting on your mudball, preening like a smug tomcat. How dare you presume to meddle in the affairs of humanity, when human beings are no more than statistics to you and your crew. [The Guardians ask Green Arrow how he would advise them] Come off your perch. Touch, taste, laugh, and cry! Learn where we're at... and why! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Maybe when we get you straightened out, we'll learn something... maybe we'll finally know how maniacs like Joshua can come to be... how they can seize the hearts of decent people and fill them with the poison to hate... of bigotry! Sure, the hypnotism was part of it... but there had to be a part of you that responded to his insanity -- you... me... all of us! Maybe now we can get rid of that part... forever. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 This is like some badly written parody of a trial. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Look... sure, I'm ticked off at the pushers because they prey on weakness -- but that doesn't mean my heart bleeds for junkies. Life is tough for everyone. If you want to claim humanity, you don't crawl into a drugged stupor. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Hey, Lantern... You're almost as clever as the bad guys! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Aliens. I said I never wanted to mess with aliens again. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Maybe you should stop focusing on the family you can't have -- and start focusing on the one you can. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Like I always say, the Justice Society may teach you how to be a hero... and the Titans may teach you how to be a family... but the League -- sure, it teaches you how to protect, but from the very start -- the League teaches you how to fight. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Haven't you learned anything yet? Think about your own life -- everything you've done to keep your secret safe. You don't just wear the mask for yourself. It's for your wife... your parents... even for -- one day -- your children. There are animals out there. And when it comes to family, we can't always be there to defend them. But the mask will. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 If you want a good enemy, choose a friend -- they know exactly where to strike. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 We need a decoy -- someone to harass and irritate Kobra. And we all know who is the best here to do that, don't we, kiddies? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm a loner... and the League's just too big for a guy like me... or maybe I'm too big for The League? Aw, nuts... maybe I'm not such a loner after all... Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I feel like I've been hit by the Magical Mystery tour bus! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I know those looks. You're putting the band back together, aren't you? Hold on, I'll get my bow. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Hell, I never claimed to be sane. At least not while I was in my right mind. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Are all faceless guys this sarcastic? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Hmph! "Modern-Day Robin Hood." What am I supposed to do? Steal from myself and give to the poor? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I really don't like being told what to do. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Man, I don't believe this! We were watching out for New York, for Metropolis, for Atlantis... but who was watching out for Lacroix, Louisiana? Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 We finally found some arrows whackier than ours -- but they worked! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Remember me Slingshot? I'm the guy that doesn't like you! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I just love nabbing little old ladies! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 Ahh, it's part of the gig. I also get cats down from trees... Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 You'll also be shy a few teeth, son -- Unless you tell me where I can find Slingshot! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 This flare arrow will throw a little light on the subject! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 We have many strange exhibits in our trophy room, but this is the first time we'll display a WHALE! Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)

Quote1 I really hate this cosmic stuff. Quote2

--Oliver Queen (New Earth)
Quote1 I'm sort of a specialist myself. I shoot green arrows. Therefore, instead of Captain Pectorals or the Incredible Moose, they call me... Green Arrow. And as such, I'm not exactly chopped liver. Quote2
--Oliver Queen


Quote1 Let me guess... I forgot to put the lid down again. Quote2
--Oliver Queen


Quote1 Yeah -- that's me!! Vigilante, mayor, playboy, hypocrite. And the guy with swords to your throat... now let's talk about limits... Quote2
--Oliver Queen


Quote1 Now you know... You almost died... could have died... but most important -- you got your ass kicked. And don't forget... don't you ever forget, Mr. Brickwell... who was wearing the boots. Quote2
--Oliver Queen


Quote1 Freeze, butt monkeys!!! Quote2
--Oliver Queen


Quote1 He was my favorite martian. Quote2
--Oliver Queen (New Earth)[src]


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