25 Best Buzz Lightyear Quotes From The Toy Story Movies


  • Buzz Lightyear’s delusion about being a real space ranger leads to hilarious moments where he unknowingly looks foolish, but also many of the best Buzz Lightyear Quotes.
  • Despite not being in an actual intergalactic war, Buzz takes his role as a toy seriously and even sets his laser to “kill” when facing danger, much to Woody’s amusement.
  • Buzz and Woody share a strong bond throughout the Toy Story movies, supporting and helping each other. Buzz expresses his pride in Woody at the end of Toy Story 2, showcasing their deep friendship.

The Toy Story films are filled with memorable characters, but the most memorable Buzz Lightyear quotes are a reminder of why he is the most iconic character of the franchise. The Space Ranger and enemy of the evil Emperor Zurg was introduced in 1995’s Toy Story, as a delusional yet heroic action figure who doesn’t realize that he’s a toy. Throughout the original and Toy Story 2-4, he grew and came to accept, then relish his place in Andy’s and Bonnie’s rooms. He was heroic, funny, and heartwarming, all qualities presented in the best Buzz Lightyear quotes thanks in no small part to Tim Allen’s inimitable performance.

While 2022’s Lightyear didn’t provide anywhere near as many memorable quotes from Chris Evans’ “real” version of the Space Ranger, Tim Allen’s plucky toy version of Buzz is a near-endless source of quotable dialogue and one-liners — including many in Spanish thanks to Toy Story 3. Luckily, Buzz Lightyear looks to be making a return along with his best friend Woody in the upcoming Toy Story 5. Until then, there are plenty of great Buzz Lightyear quotes, from the heroic to the ridiculous, to revisit before the toy Space Ranger returns.

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25 “Negative. There Are No Restraining Harnesses In The Cargo Area. We’ll Be Much Safer In The Cockpit.”

Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story franchise's Buzz Lightyear drives the pizza planet truck

One of the funniest aspects of Woody and Buzz’s relationship in the first Toy Story movie is the fact that Buzz is obviously delusional about being a real space ranger, but his insistence usually ends up making Woody the one who looks foolish. When the two toys find themselves stranded, they attempt to get a ride in a pizza delivery truck. However, when Woody hides in the truck, Buzz decides the passenger seat is the safest option since it has seatbelts. Clearly, it is a bad idea that could get them caught, but not only does Buzz not get caught, but he arrives unscathed while Woody is bounced around violently in the trunk.

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24 “I’ve Set My Laser From Stun To Kill.”

Toy Story (1995)

Sid's Toys in Toy Story (1995)

Despite not actually being in an intergalactic war with Emperor Zurg, Buzz does find plenty of danger just being a part of the toys of Andy’s room. However, the real danger comes when he and Woody end up at Sid’s house. With all of Sid’s creepy toy experimentations lurking around, Buzz assures Woody they’ll be well protected as he prepares his weapon.

Of course, the lightbulb Buzz thinks is a laser gives no comfort to Woody, who teases Buzz about being able to “blink them to death.” Seeing Buzz so oblivious to reality while taking his interpretation of events deadly seriously was hilarious throughout Toy Story, and this is one of the peak Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger delusion moments.

23 “I’m Proud Of You, Cowboy.”

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Buzz Lightyear and Woody having a conversation in Toy Story 2

While there are plenty of toys that have known Woody longer, the bond that forms between him and Buzz is stronger than any other. It is especially sweet how the two friends help each other out over the course of the four Toy Story movies, with both of them experiencing moments of doubt and personal crisis. At the end of Toy Story 2, Woody accepts that Andy will get older one day and he can just enjoy the time they have together now, Buzz expresses his pride in his friend. Whatever challenges and disagreements they might have, these two friends are always there to support each other.

22 “Spare Me Your Lies, Temptress! Your Emperor’s Defeated, And I’m Immune To Your Bewitching Good Looks.”

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Spanish Buzz and Jessie in Toy Story 3

Though Buzz accepts he is a toy at the end of the first movie, that is not the last time the delusional Space Ranger version of Buzz is seen. In Toy Story 3, after being taken by the villainous Lotso, Buzz is returned to his factory setting, becoming once again convinced he is a Space Ranger and Lotso convinces him his friends are actually Zurg agents. While Buzz proves to be a formidable foe to Andy’s other toys, it is hilarious that he still cannot hide his feelings for Jessie, and even his attempts to sound tough mention her beauty.

21 “The Important Thing Is That We Stick Together.”

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Buzz Lightyear and Woody with the other toys in a garbage chute in Toy Story 3

While Woody is the toys of Andy’s room look to, the Toy Story movies suggest Buzz is the better leader in the end. Woody can get worked up and irritated when people don’t listen to him whereas Buzz offers a calmer and more rational look at things. Though Sunnyside Daycare ultimately turns out to be a bad idea, Buzz is right in pointing out that the toys sticking together is what is most important. Woody is always concerned with what is best for Andy, but it becomes clear that Buzz is the one who is looking out for everyone else.

20 “I Am Buzz Lightyear; I Come In Peace.”

Toy Story (1995)

Buzz Lightyear standing over alien toys in Toy Story

When he first arrives in Andy’s room and is in full Space Ranger mode, Buzz Lightyear introduces himself with this now-famous quote. He assumes he is on a distant planet while he greets the other toys as if they are the strange creatures who inhabit this new alien world. It is funny how, given his new impressive status as Andy’s big new toy, the others regard Buzz with reverence and awe as if he were really a visitor from space. It helps to cement him as the celebrity of Andy’s room and feeds into his delusion of being a Space Ranger.

19 “Years Of Academy Training Wasted.”

Toy Story (1995)

Woody and Buzz in Toy Story

The scene of Buzz discovering that he is a toy after all is one of the saddest in Pixar, and it shatters his reality. Yet he still finds it hard to separate the reality from what he had in his head and this makes it hard not to see the humor in Buzz’s new crisis. As he snaps and starts to lament his situation, he talks about all the time wasted training to be a space ranger only to actually be a toy. It doesn’t occur to him that he likely never actually did any Space Ranger training.

18 “Andy’s House. Sid’s House. What’s The Difference?”

Toy Story (1995)

As hard as the truth is for Buzz to accept at first, the revelation that he is a toy is the start of a new journey for him and one that is far more rewarding. Of course, he does not see it that way immediately and fails to understand the importance of being a toy. When Woody tries to get Buzz’s spirit back up in order to escape Sid’s room, Buzz admits he sees no difference between which kid he belongs to. It is a defeated moment for the hero as he sees a pointlessness in his new existence, but it is also the moment he realizes he means something to Andy.

17 “Am I That Fat?”

Toy Story 2 (1999)

A multitude of Buzz Lightyears in Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2 finds Buzz fully embracing his role as a toy, but even he is flabbergasted to come across an entire aisle of Buzz Lightyear action figures when in Al’s Toy Barn. In a funny moment of self-reflection, he looks at one of the identical toys and is dismayed to see that is what he really looks like. After seeing him being consumed with his Space Ranger identity, it was a lot of fun seeing Buzz as a more grounded character and one who would have such a relatable moment as this.

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16 “Yes, I’m Back… Where Have I Been?”

Toy Story 3 (2010)


The helpful Buzz with all the great leadership qualities is missing from quite a lot of the runtime in Toy Story 3. After being reset to the Space Ranger mode, Woody and the others attempt to switch him back only to accidentally turn him into a Spanish version of Buzz. Finally, Buzz regains his old self and Jessie hugs him and welcomes him back. Buzz accepts the admiration but admits he has no idea where he had supposedly gone.

15 “You See The Hat! I Am Mrs. Nezbit!”

Toy Story (1995)

Woody and Buzz as Mrs Nesbitt in Toy Story

After discovering that he is actually a toy while trapped inside Sid’s house, Buzz is discovered by Sid’s sister who adds him to her tea part. Dressing him in a nice summer hat, she dubs him Mrs. Nezbit which certainly doesn’t help with Buzz’s identity crisis. Woody eventually finds Buzz and tries to snap him out of it, but he is spiraling out of control. He finally snaps, pointing out his new hat and telling Woody that he is indeed Mrs. Nezbit now. After seeing Buzz as the controlled hero the whole movie, it is hilarious and surprising to see him break like this.

14 “You’re Mocking Me, Aren’t You?”

Toy Story (1995)

Buzz Lightyear posing in Toy Story

Though it doesn’t take long for Woody to grow jealous and spiteful of his new competition, Buzz doesn’t show any animosity towards the cowboy. However, Woody cannot help but poke at Buzz and try to make him look foolish in front of the other toys. When Woody gets annoyed with Buzz’s continued claims of being a space ranger, he sarcastically makes a big deal about how impressed he is. Buzz just calmly lets him go on before dryly remarking, “You’re mocking me, aren’t you?” Though clearly annoyed, it cements that, despite his delusions, Buzz is the more mature of the two toys.

13 “My Eyeballs Could’ve Been Sucked From Their Sockets!”

Toy Story (1995)

Buzz in Toy Story

While it was fun to see Buzz’s arc as a character coming to accept the fact that he is a toy, his delusion of thinking he’s a space ranger does provide some hilarious moments. After the two toys get into a scuffle, Woody opens Buzz’s helmet. Buzz immediately doubles over gasping for air and clutching at his throat as Woody casually watches. Buzz finally realizes the air is breathable, but that doesn’t stop him from lecturing Woody about the dangers of opening a spaceman’s helmet. The seriousness of Buzz’s reaction when toys don’t even need to breathe his space ranger act even funnier.

12 “I Don’t Believe That Man Has Ever Been To Medical School.”

Toy Story (1995)

Sid from Toy Story is one of the most terrifying Pixar villains. Andy’s neighbor gets a sick satisfaction out of mutilating and destroying toys. Of course, Woody and Buzz eventually find themselves trapped in Sid’s house and see the twisted young man at work. Pretending to be a doctor, Woody and Buzz watch as he dismembers it in a disturbing scene. While Woody is disgusted, Buzz simply remarks, “I don’t believe that man has ever been to medical school.The way Buzz takes everything at face value and the way he delivers the line with immense gravity highlight why he’s one of the funniest Toy Story characters.

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11 “This Isn’t Flying, This Is Falling With Style.”

Toy Story (1995)

Woody and Buzz flying to catch up with Andy's moving truck

After escaping from Sid’s house, Buzz and Woody make a daring chase to catch up to Andy’s family and their moving van. This also involves lighting a rocket that shoots them up into the air. Before the rocket blows, Buzz activates his wings allowing him and Woody to glide through the air in an iconic scene. Woody exclaims that Buzz is flying, but Buzz just says “This is falling with style,” the same phrase Woody used earlier to dismiss Buzz’s abilities. It is a defining moment for Buzz as he accepts that he is not a space ranger but can still be a hero even as a toy.

10 “And There Seems To Be No Sign Of Intelligent Life Anywhere.”

Toy Story (1995)

Woody Laughing at Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story

Buzz is introduced in the first film as the big present that Andy gets at his birthday party. Though Andy is excited, it quickly becomes clear that there is something a little off about this spaceman toy. As Buzz surveys his new surroundings, he believes he is transmitting a message back to Star Command. From atop Andy’s bed, he examines this strange planet he finds himself on before commenting that there is no intelligent life around, just as Woody introduces himself. It is a great way to have these two characters meet as it makes for a bit of an unintentional dig at Woody while also showing how overly serious Buzz is on this “new planet.”

9 “So Your Inner Voice Advises You.”

Toy Story 4 (2019)

Buzz listens to his inner voice in Toy Story 4

Woody and Buzz make a great team, but they can even help each other when they are apart. In Toy Story 4, Woody talks about his inner voice directing him. Buzz takes this to mean his voice box is his inner voice, showing that he still has trouble being too literal at times. This makes for a hilarious gag throughout the film as Buzz uses his programmed catchphrases to direct him throughout their adventure. Surprisingly, the voices actually happen to give some very good advice most of the time.

8 “We Have A Friend In Need, And We Will Not Rest Until He’s Safe In Andy’s Room.”

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Even after accepting life as a toy and even embracing it, Buzz retains some of his Space Ranger tendencies, and he seems to find himself in the hero role quite often. After Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz organizes a mission to rescue him, and he shows that even though he know’s he’s a toy he’s still just as courageous as any real-life Space Ranger. He rallies the other toys to help him set out on the dangerous mission, and it becomes clear that, despite their initial differences, Woody and Buzz are close companions now.

7 “But We’re Not On My Planet, Are We?”

Toy Story (1995)

Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story

As great of friends as they become, things started rough between Woody and Buzz in the first film. Woody saw Buzz as a toy who would replace him as Andy’s favorite and his jealousy quickly grew into resentment. After accidentally knocking Buzz out of the window, Buzz tracks Woody down and confronts him. He calmly tells him that revenge is not something they believe in on his planet. But then he reminds Woody, they aren’t on his planet and he attacks. It is a rare moment in which Buzz is pushed too far and decides to put aside his heroic and noble demeanor.

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6 “Woody, You’re Not A Collector’s Item, You’re A Child’s Plaything. You. Are. A. Toy.”

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Buzz Lightyear

One of the best aspects of the friendship between Woody and Buzz is that they take turns motivating and grounding eachother throughout the franchise. While Buzz has his delusions in the first movie, in the sequel it’s Woody who needs a reality check. In Toy Story 2, Woody discovers that he is a beloved collector’s item and decides to start a new life in a toy museum where he can be appreciated forever. It is Buzz that needs to talk some sense into Woody this time around, and Buzz uses Woody’s own words to console him — “You. Are. A. Toy.”

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