I grew up on the lower east side. My father sold fruit. My mother sewed shirtwaists for a factory. Let me tell you, you don't get to climb the American ladder without picking up some bad habits on the way. There's a ceiling for certain types of people based on how much money your parents have, your social class, your religion, your sex. And the only way to break through that ceiling sometimes is to lie, so that's my natural instinct to lie.Howard Stark in Agent Carter, Season 1 Episode 4
Peggy Carter: 'You can't be serious.'
Howard Stark: 'I try not to be, but sometimes it just slips out anyway.'
Technically, we don't even know if it works. But, let's face it. I invented it. So, it works.Howard Stark in Agent Carter
You know, they say sarcasm is a metric for potential. If that’s true, you’ll be a great man some day.Captain America - Civil War, by Howard Stark