A collection of quotes from Taneleer Tivan, also known as the Collector.


Thor: The Dark World


"I present to you, Taneleer Tivan, the Collector."
"Asgardians, it's an honor."
"You know why we're here."
"Of course. But if I may ask, why not keep it secure, in your own vault?"
"The Tesseract is already on Asgard. It is not wise to keep two Infinity Stones so close together."
"That's very wise. I can assure you, it will be absolutely safe here in my collection."
"See that it is."
"One down, five to go..."
Carina, Collector, Sif and Volstagg[src]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Spoken about the Collector

"I present to you, Taneleer Tivan, the Collector!"

Spoken by the Collector

"Beautiful, beyond compare."
―Taneleer Tivan talks about the Power Stone[src]
"I don't have to tell you what happened to the last attendant who disappointed me."
Collector to Carina[src]
"Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots... Infinity Stones."
―The Collector[src]
"These stones, it seems, can only be brandished by beings of extraordinary strength. These carriers can use the stone to mow down entire civilizations like wheat in a field. Once, for a moment, a group was able to share the energy amongst themselves, but even they were quickly destroyed by it."
"Carina! Don't!"
Collector to Carina[src]


"Oh, my dear Gamora. How wonderful to meet in the flesh."
"Let's bypass the formalities, Tivan. We have what we discussed."
"What is that thing there?"
"I am Groot."
"I never thought I'd meet a Groot. Sir, you must allow me to pay you now so that I may own your carcass. At the moment of your death, of course."
"I am Groot."
"Why, so he could turn you into a frickin' chair?"
"That's your pet?"
"His what?!"
"Tivan, we have been halfway around the galaxy, retrieving this orb."
"Very well, then. Let us see what you brought."
Collector, Gamora, Groot and Rocket Raccoon[src]
"We're all very fascinated, whitey. But we'd like to get paid."
"How would you like to get paid?"
"What do you think, fancy man? Units!"
"Very well, then."
Rocket Raccoon and Collector[src]

Avengers: Infinity War

Spoken about the Collector

"Because for years… the Reality Stone's been safely stored there with a man called the Collector."
"If it's with the Collector, then it's not safe. Only an idiot would give that man a stone."
"Or a genius."
Thor and Star-Lord[src]


"Everyone in the Galaxy knows you'd sell your own brother if you thought it would add the slightest trinket to you pathetic collection. I know you have the Reality Stone, Tivan. Giving it to me will spare you a great deal of suffering.
"I told you. I sold it. Why would I lie?
"I imagine it's like breathing for you
"Like suicide.
So you do understand?"
Thanos and the Collector[src]
"The Reality Stone. Not even you would surrender anything so precious."
"I didn't know what it was!"
"Then you are more of a fool than I took you for."
Thanos and Collector[src]


Guardians of the Galaxy Prequel Infinite Comic

Spoken about the Collector

"It's quite a collection he has."
"He likes to collect."
Volstagg and Carina[src]
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