"Bucky Barnes was the best brother-in-arms any soldier ever had. He was braver than me, because he didn’t have any serum making him stronger and faster… But he never hesitated. Never faltered. He always thought he had to live up to my expectations… To the symbols I represented. But I don’t think I could’ve done it without him. And I was never prouder than when I saw him pick up that shield… To carry on in my place. Bucky was an inspiration, without even trying."