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Quotes by May Reilly (Earth-616)

Quote1 As your Uncle Ben used to say, the only job to be ashamed of is a job poorly done. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Oh dear, I certainly hope they find that horrible Spider-Man and lock him up before he can do any harm! Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Hush, Peter... You'll turn my head...! Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Just a minute, Mary Jane. I think there's something your husband needs to tell me. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Thank you, Peter. Sweet dreams. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 I know your secret. I know you're Spider-Man. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 It never hurts to make a good impression. Who knows, someday someone might want to make a movie about you. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Some people by nature are kind and charitable. You could say that some people, including at least one person at this table, are by their nature heroes. Ben always reminded me that we each contain all the nobler and meaner aspects of humanity, but some get a bigger dose than others of one thing or another. Some are pretty, and mean, and uncharitable. That's their nature. You can hope for better, even try to lead them to better, and you may even succeed. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 I appreciate the call, Mr. Flannigan. No, I honestly have no idea what the boy could be... ...keeping from me. Oh my... Look at all of this in here! It all makes sense now... ...where you've been going! What you've been doing! Peter! Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 You're wounded, Peter. It's a wound that stays with you. Changes you. You'll see the pain of this world more readily. You know it's there now. You won't be able to ignore it. You'll see that life is temporary. Fragile. That every death is as important to someone as Ben's was to you...That every life is worth protecting. And you'll feel weak where Ben's strength used to prop you up. But you'll honor him by standing on your own. Because you'll see that Ben taught you how to be strong, and you'll show the world that his strength still sustains you. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 But there are some people who blame all their failures on those who failed them. Use their youthful traumas as excuses for being less than they could have been. And there are others... who use those traumas to propel them to greatness. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Peter, you save lives every day. Have you any idea how many people you've saved as Spider-Man? I looked it up on the internet and it was over ten thousand. Ten thousand people directly, Peter. That's not even counting all the bombs you've desctivated or the things you've done with the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. On what planet is any of that insignificant? Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Some people by nature are kind and charitable. You could say that some people, including at least one person at this table, are by their nature heroes. Ben always reminded me that we each contain all the nobler and meaner aspects of humanity, but some get a bigger dose than others of one thing or another. Some are pretty, and mean, and uncharitable. That's their nature. You can hope for better, even try to lead them to better, and you may even succeed. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 It's Mary Jane, dear... ...her plane, it... it... Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 You've always assumed being Spider-Man will somehow fix things. But he's not coming back to life, Peter, no matter how hard you try. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 You're a sensitive boy, Peter. You always have been. But don't think you're responsible for every evil man you come across. That all to easily becomes an excuse to do nothing. Sometimes good men need a little blind enthusiasm. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Oh, monsters, is it? It's because of those horrible funny books! Take them out of here, Ben! Put them in the garbage! Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Your story will change lives, Peter. That's your greatest power. If you're not telling it because you're afraid of what will happen to me, that's rubbish. Family is a source of strength, not weakness. It should set you free, not hold you back. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Peter. Kissing that awful woman on television. I'm sure it was all blown way out of proportion. (...) I've said too much. Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)
Quote1 Don't worry, sweetheart--we'll get though this. After all--that's what marriage is all about-- --isn't it? Quote2
--May Reilly (Earth-616)

Conversations with May Reilly (Earth-616)

Mary Jane Watson (Earth-616) from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 648 0001
MJ
What a strange tone in her voice. The same tone I had sometimes when -- she doesn't...know, does she? Should I ask if she knows? No. Peter would tell me if she knew. Except Peter and I don't talk. Nuts.
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May Reilly (Earth-616) from Howard the Duck Vol 6 1 001
Aunt May
She had to hear the tone in my voice. She doesn't know that I know, does she? Should I tell her I know? No. In anyone tells her it should be Peter. Except Peter and she don't talk. Oh, dear...
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #40
Regina Venderkamp (Earth-616) 001
Regina Venderkamp
You idiot! You couldn't save any of my things? They're priceless...
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May Reilly (Earth-616) from Howard the Duck Vol 6 1 001
May Parker-Jameson
Oh, shush young lady. They're just things. People are what count. Spider-Man knows that.
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #18
Edwin Jarvis (Earth-616) from Avengers Vol 1 201 0001
Jarvis
May? May, what's wrong?!
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May Reilly (Earth-616) from Howard the Duck Vol 6 1 001
May
Oh my god...
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Edwin Jarvis (Earth-616) from Avengers Vol 1 201 0001
Jarvis
May! Are you having an attack of some kind? May! Say something! Dear lord, you look like you've seen a ghost! What--?
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May Reilly (Earth-616) from Howard the Duck Vol 6 1 001
May
Ben...?
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Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #7
Ethan MKSP18-17
Ethan Edwards
I'm a monster!
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May Reilly (Earth-616) from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 600
Aunt May
No. I've seen my share of monsters, son. And you're no monster.
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 1.6 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
She's right, Ethan. You're a man. A good man.
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Ethan MKSP18-17
Ethan Edwards
Really?
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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 1.6 Textless
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Sure. It doesn't matter where you came from. It doesn't matter who you are. I mean, Didn't you see "Shrek"...? Listen Ethan: You've got something that no one else here has. A gift to heal. And there's a lot of people out there who need healing.
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Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #18
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 1.6 Textless
Peter Parker
I'm going to miss her, Aunt May.
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May Reilly (Earth-616) from Howard the Duck Vol 6 1 001
Aunt May
We all will, Peter.
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Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol 2 #19