As one of the best-loved and most iconic characters in the Transformers movie franchise, Optimus Prime is regularly given the opportunity to deliver some of the series’ best lines. From uplifting speeches to empowering calls to action, Prime serves up some classic pieces of dialogue.

In this post I am taking a look at the best Optimus Prime quotes. This post includes lines from Transformers: The Movie (1986), Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), and Bumblebee (2018).

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The best Optimus Prime quotes

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Optimus Prime – “In any war, there are calms between the storms. There will be days when we lose faith, days when our allies turn against us. But the day will never come, that we forsake this planet and its people.”

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

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Megatron – “No more, Optimus Prime! Grant me mercy, I beg of you!”

Optimus Prime – “You, who are without mercy, now plead for it? I thought you were made of sterner stuff!”

Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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Optimus Prime – “Remember this: you may lose your faith in us, but never in yourselves.”

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

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Sam Witwicky – “You A-holes are in trouble now. Gentlemen, I want to introduce you to my friend, Optimus Prime.”

Optimus Prime – “Taking the children was a BAD move! Autobots, relieve them of their weapons!”

Transformers (2007)

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Megatron – “Prime!”

Optimus Prime – “One shall stand, one shall fall.”

Megatron – “Why throw away your life so recklessly?”

Optimus Prime – “That’s a question you should ask yourself, Megatron.”

Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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Megatron – “Now, we need a truce. All I want is to be back in charge. Besides, who would you be without me, Prime?”

Optimus Prime – “Time to find out!”

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

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Optimus Prime – “For my world to live, yours must die.”

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Optimus Prime – “Knights, Autobots. This cannot and will not be the end. To save earth and her people we are going to steal Quintessa’s staff. Only you, Vivian, can take it back. I will lead the way into her chamber. And when the account of the ages is etched into the cosmos, let those who exist long after us know that this was our finest hour!”

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Optimus Prime – “There are mysteries to the universe we were never meant to solve. But who we are and why we are here, are not among them. Those answers we carry inside. I am Optimus Prime, and this message is to my Creators: leave planet Earth alone, ’cause I’m coming for you!”

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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Optimus Prime – “I rise… you FALL!”

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Optimus Prime – “How many more of my kind must be sacrificed, to atone for your mistakes?”

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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Optimus Prime – “Megatron!”

Megatron – “Prime!”

Transformers (2007)

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Optimus Prime – “At the heart of every legend, there is truth: a few brave souls unite to save the world. We can be heroes in our own lives, every one of us, if we only have the courage to try. Our fates were always intertwined, but now our worlds are joined as one. We need to repair our planets, work together, if we wish to survive. A dangerous secret is buried deep inside the Earth. There is more to this planet than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime, calling all Autobots: It is time to come home.”

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Optimus Prime – “Bumblebee, our war rages on. You must protect Earth, and its people.”

Bumblebee (2018)

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Optimus Prime – “Autobots, fall back! Get to the tower!”

Bumblebee (2018)

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Optimus Prime – “Let’s ROLL!”

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Optimus Prime – “Honour to the end.”

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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Optimus Prime – “Who dares to challenge me?”

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Optimus Prime – “I have sworn to never kill humans…”

Hound – “Big mistake.”

Optimus Prime – “…but when I find out who’s behind this, he’s going to die.”

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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Optimus Prime – “Our races, united by a history long forgotten and a future we shall face together. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message so that our past will always be remembered. For in those memories, we live on.”

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Optimus Prime – “With the All Spark gone, we cannot return life to our planet. And fate has yielded its reward: a new world to call home. We live among its people now, hiding in plain sight, but watching over them in secret, waiting, protecting. I have witnessed their capacity for courage, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there’s more to them than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars. We are here. We are waiting.”

Transformers (2007)

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The Fallen – “Die like your brothers.”

Optimus Prime – “They were your brothers, too.”

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Optimus Prime – “Megatron must be stopped… no matter the cost.”

Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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Ironhide – “Why are we fighting to save the humans? They’re a primitive and violent race.”

Optimus Prime – “Were we so different? They’re a young species. They have much to learn. But I’ve seen goodness in them. Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. You all know there’s only one way to end this war: we must destroy the Cube. If all else fails, I will unite it with the spark in my chest.”

Ratchet – “That’s suicide! The Cube is raw power, it could destroy you both!”

Optimus Prime – “A necessary sacrifice to bring peace to this planet. We cannot let the humans pay for our mistakes. It’s been an honour serving with you all.”

Transformers (2007)

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Optimus Prime – “Ultra Magnus, it is to you, old friend, I shall pass the Matrix of Leadership as it was passed to me.”

Ultra Magnus – “But Prime, I’m… I’m just a soldier. I… I’m not worthy.”

Optimus Prime – “Nor was I. But one day, an Autobot shall rise from our ranks, and use the power of the Matrix to light our darkest hour.”

Optimus Prime – “Until that day, till all are one.”

Transformers: The Movie (1986)

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Optimus Prime – “It’s you and me, Megatron…”

Megatron – “No, it’s just ME, Prime!”

Optimus Prime – “At the end of this day, one shall stand, one shall fall!”

Megatron – “You still fight for the weak! That is why you lose!”

Transformers (2007)

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And finally…

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Optimus Prime – “Autobots, roll out!”

Transformers (2007)

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If you’re a fan of Optimus Prime, as well as the Transformers movie series, then you may wish to know that a book about Transformers is currently available.

Transformers: A Visual History, is an art-book which takes a look back at the iconic franchise. The 408-page tome is loaded with behind-the-scenes production sketches, as well as artwork used in the movies, and more.

Transformers: A Visual History is available from all good book stockists, including Amazon UK and Amazon US.

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