"HULK STRONGEST ONE THERE IS!"
"Bah! If puny god is all that makes ground shake, Hulk will climb to top of mountain - and make god stop!"
—Hulk, Incredible Hulk #202
"Sorry, it's just... Tony Stark and Reed Richards use their genius to save the world every other week. That's how they'll be remembered in history. Meanwhile, I — I, who, forgive me, have just as much to contribute — will be lucky if my tombstone doesn't simply say "Hulk Smash"."
— Bruce, Indestructible Hulk #1
"Even now, I can feel it. Buried somewhere deep inside. Watching me. Waiting. But you know what scares me the most? When I can't fight it anymore, when it takes over, when I totally lose control..."
"My son is...unique. And because he is unique, the world will not tolerate his existence."
— David Banner, Hulk 2003
"I've been alone for a long time. Not because I want to be, but because until I solve this problem, I have to be."
— Bruce, The Incredible Hulk 2008 trailer
Tony Stark: It's good to meet you, Doctor Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled - and I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage-monster.
Loki: I am a GOD, you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by -
(five seconds of utterly one-sided asskicking)
Hulk: ...Puny god.
— The Avengers
Janitor: So, which one is it? Are you a big guy that gets all little, or a little guy that, uh, sometimes blows up large?
Bruce: You know - I'm not even sure.
— The Avengers (deleted scene)
"There you are, Banner. Weak. Soft. You let the old man scream at you. You let the pretty girl walk away. You hide in your work. And what kind of work is that? You're a genius. You could do anything. But you make bombs. Don't seem to get it, do you? Look at you. Playing the hero. Risking your life to save some stupid kid. But if you're so smart ... why didn't you just stop the countdown from the bunker? And as gamma radiation seeps into every cell in your body ... you scream. For hours. And what's running through your head all that time? Same thing as always. Daddy beating Bruce. Daddy killing mommy. And little Bruce finally hitting back ... and killing daddy. Stupid kid. Buzzing around like an insect ... but you can't shut him up. Can't ever let yourself go. Until now. Of course, you'll hate yourself tomorrow. But you don't have to. You can just hate the Hulk. That's why you made me, isn't it?"
— The Hulk, Fear Itself: The Worthy
"Maybe the real reason I became the Hulk... was to protect the world from Banner."
— Bruce, Incredible Hulk #603
"There aint many around who can describe what it feels like to get hit by the Hulk... Simple fact bein there aint many around who can survive to tell the tale. There aint no pain at first. Its like he hits ya so damn hard ya actually leave yer own body. Its when ya come back that ya feel the pain. An ya realize yer goin toe-to-toe with a walkin earthquake."
— Wolverine, Wolverine: Origins #28
Arthur: What if the Hulk wasn't green? Would we still think he was awesome?
Sheldon: Yeah I suppose so. He'd still be the Incredible Hulk.
Arthur: And what if the Hulk had, like, a smooth sexy voice? And was a dude people wanted to be around?
Sheldon: I dunno... I guess he'd still kinda be the Hulk.
Arthur: And what if the Hulk needed to BORROW $2O? Would you give it to him?
Sheldon: I suppose I'd kinda have to. He's the Hulk.
Arthur: And what if the Hulk looked like a smaller creature? Say, a mongoose? Or perhaps a sexy-voiced duck?
Sheldon: What's happening here?
Arthur: You're not answering my question.