Ben Parker Quotes in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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Ben Parker Quotes:

  • Ben Parker: Peter? I know things have been difficult lately and I'm sorry about that. I think I know what you're feeling. Ever since you were a little boy, you've been living with so many unresolved things. Well, take it from an old man. Those things send us down a road... they make us who we are. And if anyone's destined for greatness, it's you, son. You owe the world your gifts. You just have to figure out how to use them and know that wherever they take you, we'll always be here. So, come on home, Peter. You're my hero... and I love you!

  • Peter Parker: [eating meat loaf from the fridge exhausted] This beats all of the meat loafs.

    May Parker: Something is very wrong.

    Ben Parker: Yeah. Nobody likes your meat loaf.

  • May Parker: Why didn't you tell me you didn't like my meat loaf? You could have said that to me 37 years ago.

    Ben Parker: Um...

    May Parker: How many meat loaves have I made for you?

  • Ben Parker: You are a lot like your father. You really are, Peter, and that's a good thing. But your father by a philosophy, a principle, really. He believed that if you could do good things for other people, you had a moral obligation to do those things! That's what's at stake here. Not choice. Responsibility.

    Peter Parker: That's nice. That's great... That's all well and good. So where is he?

    Ben Parker: What?

    Peter Parker: Where is he? Where's my dad? He didn't think it was his responsibility to be here to tell me this himself?

    Ben Parker: Oh, come on, how dare you?

    Peter Parker: How dare I? How dare you?

  • Ben Parker: [sees Flash's Spider-Man t-shirt] That's a cool shirt.

    Flash Thompson: Yeah. Dude's... dude's crazy. But chicks dig him.

  • Ben Parker: [to Gwen] He's got you on his computer. I'm his probation officer.

  • May Parker: Ben Parker, don't you even think about leaving that filthy box in my kitchen!

    Ben Parker: These are my bowling trophies.

    May Parker: [sarcastically] Oh, but then, by all means, please leave that filthy box in my kitchen.

  • [Peter finds an old satchel in a closet]

    Ben Parker: I forgot all about that thing. It was your dad's.

  • Ben Parker: [as Peter tends to his injured face] How's the other guy look?

    [Peter looks at him in confusion]

    Ben Parker: Come on. You think I don't know a right cross when I see one? Yes or no: do I need to call somebody's father?

  • Ben Parker: I think it's the condenser tray.

    Peter Parker: No, too much water for the condenser tray or the heat exchange tubing. This has got to be the fill line.

    Ben Parker: That's the only thing that makes any sense...

  • Ben Parker: All the things that you've been thinking about, Peter... make me sad.

    Peter Parker: Can't you understand? I'm in love with Mary Jane.

    Ben Parker: You know I understand. But I thought you'd learned the meaning of responsibility.

    Peter Parker: [sigh] You don't know how it feels.

    Ben Parker: Peter, all the times we've talked of honesty, fairness, justice, out of those times I counted on you to have the courage to take those dreams out into the world.

    Peter Parker: I can't live your dreams anymore. I want a life of my own.

    Ben Parker: You've been given a gift, Peter. With great power, comes great responsibility.

    [pauses and holds out hand]

    Ben Parker: Take my hand, son.

    Peter Parker: [pause] No, Uncle Ben. I'm just Peter Parker. I'm Spider-Man... no more. No more.

    [to himself]

    Peter Parker: No more.

  • Ben Parker: Of all the times we talked of honesty, fairness, justice. A lot of those times I counted on you to have the courage, to take those dreams out into the world.

    Spider-Man: I can't live your dreams anymore. I want a life of my own.

    Ben Parker: You've been given a gift Peter, with great power, comes great responsibility.

    [gives his hand to Peter]

    Ben Parker: Take my hand son.

    Spider-Man: [backs away] No Uncle Ben. I'm just Peter Parker. I'm Spider-Man no more. No more...

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