Pepper Potts Quotes in The Avengers (2012)


Pepper Potts Quotes:

  • Agent Phil Coulson: [via phone] Mr Stark, we need to talk.

    Tony Stark: You have reached the life model decoy of Tony Stark, please leave a message.

    Agent Phil Coulson: This is urgent.

    Tony Stark: Then leave it urgently.

    [Coulson enters Stark's penthouse, hanging up his cellphone]

    Tony Stark: Security breach.

    Tony Stark: [to Pepper] That's on you.

    Agent Phil Coulson: Mr Stark.

    Pepper Potts: Phil! Come in.

    Tony Stark: "Phil?" Uh, his first name is "Agent."

  • Pepper Potts: Is this about the Avengers? Which I know nothing about.

    Tony Stark: The Avengers initiative was scrapped, I thought. And I didn't even qualify.

    Pepper Potts: I didn't know that either.

    Tony Stark: Apparently I'm volatile, self-obsessed, and don't play well with others.

    Pepper Potts: That I did know.

  • Tony Stark: I thought we were having a moment.

    Pepper Potts: I was having 12% of a moment.

  • Pepper Potts: Levels are holding steady... I think.

    Tony Stark: Of course they are, I was directly involved. Which brings me to my next question: how does it feel to be a genius?

    Pepper Potts: Well, ha, I really wouldn't know now, would I?

    Tony Stark: What do you mean? All this came from you.

    Pepper Potts: No. All this came from that.

    [Points to the energy in his chest plate]

    Tony Stark: Give yourself some credit, please. Stark Tower is your baby. Give yourself... 12% of the credit.

    Pepper Potts: Twelve percent?

    Tony Stark: An argument can be made for fifteen.

    Pepper Potts: Twelve percent for my baby?

    Tony Stark: Well, I did do all the heavy lifting. Literally, I lifted the heavy things. And sorry, but the security snafu? That was on you.

    Pepper Potts: Oooooh.

    Tony Stark: My private elevator...

    Pepper Potts: You mean OUR elevator?

    Tony Stark: ...was teeming with sweaty workmen. I'm going to pay for that comment about percentages in some subtle way later, aren't I?

    Pepper Potts: Not gonna be that subtle.

    Tony Stark: I'll tell you what. Next building's gonna say 'Potts' on the tower.

    Pepper Potts: On the lease.

    Tony Stark: ...Call your mom, can you bunk over?

  • Tony Stark: You're good on this end. The rest is up to you.

    Pepper Potts: [on the other line] You disconnected the transition lines? Are we off the grid?

    Tony Stark: Stark Tower is about to become a beacon of self-sustaining clean energy.

    Pepper Potts: Wow. So maybe our reactor takes over and it actually works?

    Tony Stark: I assume. Light her up.

    [as Iron Man flies to the Stark Tower building, the power is switched on and the Stark sign lights up]

    Pepper Potts: How does it look?

    Tony Stark: Like Christmas, but with more... *me.*

  • Pepper Potts: Come on in. We're celebrating.

    Tony Stark: Which is why he can't stay.

    [flashes Coulson phony smile]

    Agent Phil Coulson: We need you to look this over as soon as possible.

    Tony Stark: I don't like being handed things...

    Pepper Potts: [cuts Tony off] That's fine, because I love to be handed things.

    [Pepper exchanges her champagne glass for Coulson's tablet]

    Pepper Potts: So, let's trade.

    [She takes Tony's champagne and gives him the tablet]

    Pepper Potts: Thank you.

    Tony Stark: [to Coulson] Official consulting hours are between 8 and 5 every other Thursday.

  • Pepper Potts: What is all of this?

    Tony Stark: This is, uh...

    [Different profiles appears in holographic form floating in the air in front of Stark and Pepper]

    Tony Stark: This.

    [Screens appear of Captain America in action, the Hulk roaring as he attacks the Army at Culver University, and another is of Loki and the Tesseract, to which Stark and Pepper look on in awe]

    Pepper Potts: I'm going to take the jet to D.C. tonight.

    Tony Stark: Tomorrow.

    Pepper Potts: You've got homework. You've got a lot of homework.

  • Maria Hill: Thor, what's his play?

    Thor: He has an army, called the Chitauri. They're not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.

    Maria Hill: An army. From outer space.

    Pepper Potts: So he's building another portal. That's what he needs Erik Selvig for.

    Thor: Selvig?

    Pepper Potts: He's an astrophysicist.

    Thor: He's a friend.

    Bruce Banner: Loki has them under some kind of spell. Along with one of ours.

    Maria Hill: I wanna know why Loki let us take him. He's not leading an army from here.

    Pepper Potts: I don't think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy's brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.

    Thor: Take care how you speak. Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard. And he is my brother.

    Bruce Banner: He killed eighty people in two days.

    Thor: He's adopted.

  • Pepper Potts: I'm taking a shower.

    Tony Stark: Okay.

    Pepper Potts: And you're gonna join me.

    Tony Stark: Better.

  • [Tony tries to embrace Pepper]

    Pepper Potts: Don't!

    Tony Stark: It's okay...

    Pepper Potts: I'm hot, I'll hurt you!

    Tony Stark: [touches Pepper] No, you won't. See? Not hot.

    Pepper Potts: Am I going to be okay?

    Tony Stark: No. You're in a relationship with me, nothing will ever be okay. But I had this twenty years ago when I was drunk, I can sort it out. I fix stuff.

  • Pepper Potts: Who's the hot mess now?

    [a call-back to Tony's early statement to Pepper that he was a "piping hot mess."]

    Tony Stark: That's debatable. But you look great like this, the repulsor and the sports bra...

    Pepper Potts: I think I understand why you don't want to give up the suits. What have I got to complain about now?

    Tony Stark: Well, it's me. You'll find something.

  • [Pepper uses a repulsor on Killian]

    Tony Stark: Honey?

    Pepper Potts: Oh my god... that was really violent...

  • [Tony seals Pepper in the Mark 42 armor, then she saves him from falling debris]

    Pepper Potts: I got you!

    Tony Stark: I got you first!

  • Pepper Potts: ...and all your distractions?

    Tony Stark: Uh, I'm going to shave them down a bit...

    [taps earpiece]

    Tony Stark: Jarvis. Hey.

    Jarvis: All wrapped up here, sir. Will there be anything else?

    Tony Stark: You know what to do.

    Jarvis: The Clean Slate Protocol, sir?

    Tony Stark: Screw it, it's Christmas! Yes, yes!

    [One by one the suits explode]

    Tony Stark: [embraces Pepper] OK so far? You like it?

    Pepper Potts: [crying] It'll do.

  • Pepper Potts: You think he'll help you... he won't.

    Aldrich Killian: It's more, uh, embarrassing than that. You're here as my, uh...

    Pepper Potts: Trophy.

    Aldrich Killian: Yeah.

  • Tony Stark: See what happens when you hang out with my ex-girlfriends?

    Pepper Potts: You are such a jerk!

  • [from TV spot]

    Tony Stark: [suits up] You know, it's moments like these when I realize how much of a superhero I am.

    Pepper Potts: Wow!

  • [after being frightened by Tony's suit]

    Pepper Potts: I'm sleeping downstairs! Tinker with that!

  • Tony Stark: Nothing's been the same since New York.

    Pepper Potts: Oh, really? I didn't notice that at all.

    Tony Stark: You experience things and then they're over, and you still can't explain them. Gods, aliens, other dimensions. I'm just a man in a can. The only reason I haven't cracked up is probably because you moved in. Which is great. I love you. I'm lucky. But honey, I can't sleep. You go to bed, I come down here. I do what I know. I tinker. I... Threat is imminent. And I have to protect the one thing that I can't live without. That's you. And my suits, they're, uh... Machines. They're part of me.

  • Tony Stark: [about Natalie Rushman] Who is she?

    Pepper Potts: She is from legal and she is potentially a very expensive sexual harassment lawsuit if you keep ogling her like that.

  • [only in trailer]

    Tony Stark: [about to jump out of a plane] Okay, give me a smooch for good luck, I might not make it back!

    [Instead, Pepper kisses the "lips" of Stark's helmet and throws it out of the plane]

    Pepper Potts: Go get 'em, boss!

    Tony Stark: [diving after the helmet] You complete me!

  • Tony Stark: How do you spell your name, Natalie?

    Natalie Rushman: R-U-S-H-M-A-N.

    Pepper Potts: What, are you Googling her now?

    Tony Stark: I thought I was ogling her?

  • Natalie Rushman: Well done with the new chest piece. I'm reading significantly higher output and your vitals all look promising.

    Tony Stark: Yes, for the moment, I'm not dying. Thank you.

    Pepper Potts: [overhears] What do you mean you're not dying? Did you just say you're dying?

    Tony Stark: Is that you? No, I'm not. Not anymore.

    Pepper Potts: What's going on?

    Tony Stark: I was going to tell you, I didn't want you to alarm you

    Pepper Potts: [interrupts] You were going to tell me? You really were dying?

    Tony Stark: You didn't let me.

    Pepper Potts: Why didn't you tell me that?

    Tony Stark: I was going to make you an omelet and tell you.

    Natalie Rushman: Hey, hey. Save it for the honeymoon. You got incoming, Tony. Looks like the fight's coming to you.

    Tony Stark: Great. Pepper?

    Pepper Potts: Are you okay now?

    Tony Stark: I'm fine. Don't be mad, I will formally apologize...

    Pepper Potts: I am mad!

    Tony Stark: ...when I'm not fending off a Hammeroid attack.

    Pepper Potts: Fine.

    Tony Stark: We could've been in Venice.

    Pepper Potts: Oh, please.

  • Pepper Potts: Have you been drinking?

    Tony Stark: Chlorophyll.

  • Tony Stark: [puts down a disgusting-looking dish]

    Pepper Potts: What is that?

    Tony Stark: This is your in-flight meal.

    Pepper Potts: Did you just make that?

    Tony Stark: Yeah. Where do you think I've been for three hours?

  • Happy Hogan: Anything else, boss?

    Tony Stark: I'm good, Hap.

    Pepper Potts: No, I'll be just... another minute.

    Tony Stark: I lost both the kids in the divorce.

  • [from trailer]

    Pepper Potts: Natalie is here!

    [Stark's notary enters]

    Tony Stark: I want one.

    Pepper Potts: No...

  • Justin Hammer: [about Christine Everhart] She's actually doing a big spread on me for Vanity Fair. I thought I'd throw her a bone, you know. Right?

    Pepper Potts: Right. Well, she did quite a spread on Tony last year.

    Tony Stark: And she wrote a story as well.

  • Tony Stark: I just want to talk to you for a minute, well, make that 30 seconds...

    Pepper Potts: Okay.

    [looks at her watch]

    Pepper Potts: 29, 28, 27...

  • [looking through Natalie's resume]

    Tony Stark: She's fluent in French, Italian, Russian, Latin. Who speaks Latin?

    Pepper Potts: No one speaks Latin. It's a dead language.

  • Pepper Potts: I need you...

    Tony Stark: I need you too, that's what I'm trying to...

    Pepper Potts: leave. Now.

  • Tony Stark: I want one.

    Pepper Potts: No.

  • Pepper Potts: You know, there's only 8,011 things that I really need to talk to you about.

  • Pepper Potts: My point is, we have already awarded contracts to the wind farm people.

    Tony Stark: Yeah. Don't say "wind farm." I'm already feeling gassy.

  • Natalie Rushman: Will that be all, Mr, Stark?

    Tony StarkPepper Potts: No...

    [Pepper talking over Tony]

    Pepper Potts: Yes. Yes, that will be all, Ms. Rushman.

  • Pepper Potts: You're out of control, okay?

    Iron Man: [intoxicated] I'm not out of control.

    Pepper Potts: Trust me on this one.

    Iron Man: You're out of control, gorgeous.

    Pepper Potts: It's time to go to bed. It's time.

    Iron Man: [leaning in to kiss her] Come on, you know you want to. Give me another smooch.

    Pepper Potts: You're not going to be happy about this.

    Iron Man: Come on, you know you want to.

    Pepper Potts: You just peed in the suit.

    Iron Man: I know, it has a filtration system.

    Pepper Potts: It's not sexy.

    Iron Man: You could drink that water.

  • Pepper Potts: Tony... what're you not telling me?

    Tony Stark: I don't want to go home.

  • Pepper Potts: I quit. I'm resigning. My body literally can't handle the stress. I don't know when you're going to kill yourself, or mess up the whole company...

    Tony Stark: I think I did okay!

  • [Happy Hogan has just slammed Tony's limo into Vanko, preventing him from harming Tony]

    Happy Hogan: [to Tony] Are you okay?

    Tony Stark: Were you aiming for him or me?

    Happy Hogan: [as Pepper breathes heavily in back seat] I was aiming for him.

    Tony Stark: I couldn't tell.

    Pepper Potts: [literally screaming; to Tony] ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND? GET IN THE CAR!

    Tony Stark: [shouting over her] I was attacked!

    Happy HoganPepper Potts: [Pepper is screaming; while Happy is shouting, but not as loudly as Pepper] Get In The Car!

    [Tony does]

    Tony Stark: [as he opens the door; to himself] First vacation in two years...

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