I used the stones to destroy the stones is a popular quote from Thanos (portrayed by Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Endgame.
The phrase appears in Avengers: Endgame, which premiered in the US on April 26th, 2019.
In one of the scenes of the film, the Avengers approach Thanos in order to get the Infinity Stones, which could bring back the dead, whom Thanos ended in the previous Avengers movie.
Thanos then tells the heroes that he “used the stones to destroy the stones”.
The first meme that featured the phrase was posted on Reddit by SYKKO on April 30th, 2019.
Not long after that, the format started showing up in various Reddit threads, as well as Imgur and meme pages on Facebook and Instagram.
- Know Your Meme – I Used the Stones to Destroy the Stones