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Quote1.png You've changed, Parker. You used to have a sense of humor. What happened? Why are you so angry? Quote2.png
Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 1 217
Quote1.png Peter, you two fighting isn't going to help the situation... it isn't going to help us find Mary Jane. You are Peter... aren't you? [...] Wonderful. The only one I'm sure isn't Peter is me! Quote2.png
Spider-Man Vol 1 58
Quote1.png There has to be a Spider-Man out there. I'm just not sure which of us it should be! Quote2.png
Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Omega Vol 1 1
Quote1.png This wasn't about me-- --about Spider-Man or the Scarlet Spider-- --this was directed at Seward!! The man who became my friend--my…mentor-- --the man who believed in me-- --and pulled me back from the edge!! Someone's after him--trying to kill him-- --and whoever he is, he's about to find out just how big of a mistake he's made!!! Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 405
Quote1.png Roses are red, spiders are two, one comes in scarlet, the other in blue! Quote2.png
Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 1 229
Quote1.png Sorry, Kaine-- --but for the first time in three long years-- --I've got something-- --someone-- --to live for! Quote2.png
Spider-Man: The Lost Years Vol 1 3
Quote1.png Take care, Aunt May. You too, Uncle Ben. Thanks to you, I've come to accept something I learned long ago-- --with great power comes great responsibility! Thanks to you-- --Spider-Man swings again! Quote2.png
Sensational Spider-Man Vol 1 0
Quote1.png Spider-Man. Ben Reilly. Peter Parker. Hero. Felicia Hardy. Criminal. What happens... when you can't tell which is which... and the mask becomes... the real you? Quote2.png
Spider-Man Unlimited Vol 1 11
Quote1.png I know what it's like to have no one, and no chance for a normal life. Quote2.png
Spider-Man Vol 1 64
Quote1.png ...life is about redemption and forgiving. By sacrificing himself to save you and your mom, I'd say he redeemed himself. In effect, he became a good man. Now you just have to learn to forgive him for the bad that was in him. I'm sorry your dad had to die to redeem himself, Stevie. Quote2.png
Spider-Man/Punisher: Family Plot Vol 1 2
Quote1.png The ever amazing Spider-Man, idol of millions and heckuva nice guy, at your service! Quote2.png
Sensational Spider-Man Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Uh, hi -- Mr. Thanos, I presume. I recognized you from your yearbook photo. Quote2.png
Spider-Man Team-Up Vol 1 2
Quote1.png Interesting idea though! Edible webbing! I might even be able to get my own breakfast cereal! Quote2.png
Sensational Spider-Man Vol 1 4
Quote1.png The Human Torch being unable to light up like a candle on his birthday is the very definition of a great gag! Right? Quote2.png
Spider-Man Team-Up Vol 1 3
Quote1.png Because I've been alone all my life too, Desiree. Makes it real easy to spot in other people. That veneer of carefree fun you put on for the world... doesn't hide your loneliness from me. Quote2.png
Sensational Spider-Man Vol 1 6
Quote1.png But, before I swing in with both feet, I think I wanna try one more test of my little "genetic memory" theory. Oh, yeah... they don't like me... ...that's gonna make things a whole lot easier! Thank you, Peter Parker... ...wherever you are! Quote2.png
Sensational Spider-Man Vol 1 10
Quote1.png Almost... there! Still weak from the shock I took last night. Don't think I have anything left. Got to try! C'mon, spider-strength! Trying. It could be Mary Jane under one of those blindfolds... or Flash... or Betty... or any of my friends! Can't give up! Never give up! Quote2.png
Spider-Man Vol 1 74
Quote1.png And as long as I live, I'll love her. As long as I live, I'll be watching over her. Both as Ben Reilly... ...and Spider-Man. Quote2.png
Spider-Man: Redemption Vol 1 4
Quote1.png Guess I'm as delusional as Parker, after all. But it's a good delusion, I think. And it sure as hell beats being a nobody. Quote2.png
Web of Spider-Man Vol 2 5
Quote1.png "Villain"? Ms. Frye, I don't think you understand... we're the good guys. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 17
Quote1.png Look, I'm not saying you can never go out. I know it's unfair to keep you stuck in here all day, but you can't just come and go as you please. I'll tell you what, there's been someone trying to hack into our systems lately. We haven't been able to pinpoint exactly who is doing it, but we know they're in San Francisco. Will you find them for me? Quote2.png
Prowler Vol 2 1
Quote1.png Please, Peter. This is darker than red. It's more of a... scarlet. It's me, Peter. Ben Reilly. Your brother from another blood cell. Quote2.png
Clone Conspiracy Vol 1 3
Quote1.png Bringing back Uncle Ben isn't some scheme or delusion. It's a gift. My gift to you. All you have to do is take it. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 22
Quote1.png So many people come through here to begin a new life. Find a new chance. Start everything over again. Why not me, then? Why not Ben Reilly? Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 1
Quote1.png We should be friends, Kaine! We should be working together! We could be the greatest team in the world... or I could just beat the living snot out of you. Either way works for me. Your call. Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 5
Quote1.png It's okay, ma'am. You and your baby are safe now. Can't say the same for these two monsters, though. Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 6
Quote1.png By the way, Hornet, aren't you supposed to be dead? Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 8
Quote1.png There's no way your being here is just a coincidence. I don't know whether you're actually on Hornet's side or a third party's. Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 9
Quote1.png I am so sick of officious jerks like you, going all the way back to a certain newspaper editor. You think no one else's life matters except your own. That heroes don't matter... that children don't matter... helpless children... you think you get to decide who lives and dies. You think you can tell me what to do. Well, you're wrong. You are so freaking wrong! I tell you what to do. An I am telling you that you're going to leave Cassandra Mercury alone. And if you don't... then this, right here... will seem... like... the good old days. Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 10
Quote1.png Are you kidding me?! Vegas is being attacked by an evil hotel?! Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 15
Quote1.png So... yeah... everyone's evil. Except... none of them triggered my spider-sense until they actually attacked. It's usually simple for me to tell who the bad guys are. They wear costumes. They shout my name and talk about how they're going to destroy me. Easy peasy. But now the demons just look like ordinary people. Well, for Vegas, anyway. I've been fighting the bad guys for years. How can I not be able to tell who they are by now? Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 16
Quote1.png I made a deal with the Devil... to save Abigail's life and to save my soul. I must've been crazy. What good would a purified soul do me if I'm then damned when I die? Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 17
Quote1.png My name is Ben. I'm the one who wrote you about the child, Abigail. Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 20
Quote1.png I'll thwip over, save a few folks, punch an old man, and meet you back at the apartment for leftovers? Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 84
Quote1.png I'm happy because, as Spider-Man, I can find the meaning and purpose I'm missing. Because I know I can make a positive difference in the world. There were times in the past, in that dream-life I lived before, when I thought being Spider-Man was a curse. But now I see, so clearly... that it's a blessing. Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Spider-Man Vol 1 1
Quote1.png Tell me this: How can I let go of the past... when it won't let go of me? Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Spider-Man Vol 1 2
Quote1.png I'm sorry. I can't have any of you getting in my way. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 91
Quote1.png I don't remember right from wrong. I don't remember all the lessons that taught me how to live. But Janine, all my memories of her --those are mine. Only mine. That's what I've got to anchor me. I'm not a bad person. I can't be. For her. Because she's had enough bad people in her life. So it's time to get my memories back and be who I should be. Quote2.png
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 5 92
Quote1.png Thanks to Doctor Kafka... to Edward.. and, believe it or not, to you, Spidercide -- I can finally see -- that however much a man may treasure the past -- the real treasure -- lies in the future! Ben Reilly's future! Quote2.png
Ben Reilly: Spider-Man Vol 1 4
Quote1.png Ben is gone. And where you were... there is only a chasm. Quote2.png
Benjamin Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Beatrice McBride was the only family Malcom had. The one person on Earth who unconditionally loved and accepted him -- despite Carrion's unspeakable sins. When he lost her, he lost everything. And it broke him. Quote2.png
Martha McBride (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Mysterio wanted a daughter so badly, he built himself one. Quote2.png
Misty Beck (Earth-616)
Quote1.png Shirley's a good woman. Treats me with respect. Pays me more than the job is worth. But she's big on doling out advice. I know she means well, but it gets under my skin sometimes. Quote2.png
Shirley Washington (Earth-616)
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Spider-Clone
Hold it right there... I don't know what the gag is, but I'm not laughing!
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Spider-Man
Neither am I, handsome!
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 149
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"Peter Parker"
The roof should be--Oh, no!
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Spider-Man
What the--?
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"Peter Parker" and
Spider-Man
It's you!
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Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 1 216
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Spider-Man
You're not me -- I'm a clone...
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Scarlet Spider
No, Peter, we are the same -- we're brothers! Two of a kind!! Please -- let me help you!! ...please...
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Spider-Man
Brothers...?! Don't kid yourself, Ben... we're a universe apart!
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 404
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Spider-Man
But there's still a big problem: one of us has to stay to work the gate controls!
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Scarlet Spider
Guess that's me. Hate to sound maudlin, but... I am just a clone. No one'll miss me if I don't make it back.
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Venom
No. The gate is symbiote machinery. Only one of their race can operate it. We'll stay.
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Venom Super Special Vol 1 1
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Spider-Man
Look, Ben... you keep saying that they're our memories--that we can share them--and maybe we can--but we can't share this life. This isn't my life, and it's not mine to keep--I'm not the real Peter Parker--and I'm not the real Spider-Man! It's your right--and it's the way it should be.
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Scarlet Spider
My right? I don't know, Pete, you've been Spider-Man longer than I have. You've built a life here. You're more Peter Parker than I am. This is your life--you earned it! Mine is out there somewhere--and I have to go and find it. You keep this--it looks better on you anyway! You're better at it! I guess what I'm saying when it comes down to it... I make a pretty good Ben-- and you make a pretty good Peter... and I wouldn't have it any other way! This fight proved it! We didn't beat D'Spayre because we're the same guy--we beat him because we're different! Take, care, Mon Frere! And take care of you lovely wife and baby, too! You deserve them, Peter, and they're very, very lucky to have you!
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Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 128
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Scarlet Spider
I'm not the Jackal anymore, Kaine. I'm the Scarlet Spider.
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Scarlet Spider
No, Ben. I am.
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Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 4
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Ben Reilly
He was stealing food from homeless people! You're telling me that's not evil?
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Death
I'm here to tell you that you are, as well. And your face is going to reflect it until you change. This opportunity is a gift, Ben. Even if you're too stupid to realize it.
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Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 11
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Scarlet Spider
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Scarlet Spider
Oh, what? Mephisto made you do it? Oldest excuse in the book.
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Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider Vol 1 24
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Spider-Man
I don't want to fight you.
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Spider-Man
Because you're still hurt.
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Spider-Man
No, because you are!
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Spider-Man
Don't act like you want to help me!
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Spider-Man
All I ever wanted is to help you!
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