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Batman, an American comic strip superhero created for DC Comics by writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane. Batman debuted in May 1939 in Detective Comics no. 27 and has since appeared in numerous comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels; on television in a camp live-action series and a critically acclaimed animated program; in electronic games; and in brooding, atmospheric films. These Batman quotes will inspire you in life.

Famous Batman Quotes

  1. “If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.” – Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke
  2. “The training is nothing! The will is everything! The will to act.” – Henri Ducard in Batman Begins
  3. “Adults…struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life. Adults foolishly demand to know how Superman can possibly fly, or how Batman can possibly run a multi-billion-dollar business empire during the day and fight crime at night when the answer is obvious even to the smallest child: because it’s not real.” – Grant Morrison, Supergods
  4. “It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.” – Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins
  5. “You don’t get heaven or hell. Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman? You get to be Batman.” – Neil Gaiman, Batman
  6. “Don’t talk like one of them. You’re not! Even if you’d like to be. To them, you’re just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these… these civilized people, they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.” – Christoper Nolan as The Joker
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  8. “Ladies. Gentlemen. You have eaten well. You’ve eaten Gotham’s wealth. Its spirit. Your feast is nearly over. From this moment on…none of you are safe.” – Frank Miller, Batman
  9. “I’m the goddamn Batman.” – Frank Miller, All-Star Batman, and Robin, the Boy Wonder

  10. “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – Harvey Dent, Batman quotes on hero
  11. “Batman: a force of chaos in my world of perfect order. The dark side of the Soviet dream. Rumored to be a thousand murdered dissidents, they said he was a ghost. A walking dead man. A symbol of rebellion that would never fade as long as the system survived. Anarchy in black.” – Mark Millar, Superman
  12. “Alfred: Hmf. I suppose you’ll take up flying next, like that fellow in Metropolis.” – Frank Miller, Batman
  13. “Batman is easily my most favorite character beside Spawn.” – Todd McFarlane
  14. “Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough, sometimes people need more.” – Batman
  15. “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple as reassuring putting a coat on a young boy’s shoulders.” – Batman
  16. “Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Batman

  17. “All men have limits. They learn what they are and learn not to exceed them. I ignore mine” – Batman
  18. “Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” – Batman
  19. “If you can carry it to the top of the mountain you may find what you were looking for in the first place.” – Batman
  20. “But I know the rage that drives you. That impossible anger strangling the grief until the memory of your loved ones is just poison in your veins. And one day you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed, so you’d be spared your pain.”? Christopher Nolan, Batman quotes on love
  21. “’ Show some respect. They were your grandparents.’ ‘Just names and dusty frames on the wall to me.’ ‘I take exception to that. There is not a speck of dust collecting on those portraits.’” – Peter J. Tomasi, Batman, and Robin, Volume 1
  22. “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Batman

  23. “[At his parents’ graves] I’ve brought a young man — a boy, actually — to stay at the house. He’s … lost his parents at roughly the same age that I … That I lost you. I don’t know what will happen. I don’t see myself as any sort of father figure. But … I think I can make a difference in his life.” – Jeph Loeb, Batman
  24. “Gotham may have lost its king and queen, Bruce, but it could still have its prince” – Geoff Johns
  25. “And yes, it all might end at any moment for any of us, in violence or not, but what matters is what we do before that. The lives we lead.” – Scott Snyder, Batman, Volume 4
  26. “Batman’s not a hero. He’s a complicated character. I don’t think I could ever play a real hero — there’s always got to be something a little bit wrong. I think it’s because one of my eyes is smaller than the other one.” – Robert Pattinson
  27. “There are no heroes and there are no villains. There are just opposing points of view. That’s all history is… the viscously long battle between world views. And eventually -Finally- no matter how much it may hurt, Truth wins out. Every. Damn. Time.” – Peter J. Tomasi, Batman
  28. “Sometimes people identified too strongly with the famous—it was one of the prices of notoriety, especially when so many considered you to be a hero. Batman sometimes filled much too large a hole in people’s lives.” –Craig Shaw Gardner, The Batman Murders
  29. “Fear clears the mind. Panic clouds it.” – Marie Lu, Batman

  30. “If you make yourself more than just a man if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can’t stop you, then you become something else entirely… Legend Mr. Wayne.” – Henri Ducard in Batman Begins
  31. “Harvey. Grundy. Myself. Each of us lost pieces of our lives……and hid what was left in the dark, is this what I want for myself? A world that exists only in darkness?” – Jeph Loeb, Batman
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  33. “This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren’t you? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.” – The Joker
  34. “Bats frighten me. It’s time my enemies share my dread.” – Batman “Perhaps the knife was too slow.” – Batman
  35. “Tell me where the trigger is, then you have my permission to die.” – Batman

  36. “Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things that are not for sale… who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.” – Alfred Pennyworth
  37. “The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” – Harvey Dent
  38. “People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne. As a man I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed, but as a symbol, as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.” – Bruce Wayne
  39. “Because we have to chase him. Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now, so we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it because he’s not a hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark Knight.” – James Gordon
  40. “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Batman
  41. “I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.” – Batman
  42. “Run, Bruce! Run from the truth! Run like you always have…but when you feel that prickling on the back of your neck, know that I’m coming for you! Reaching you from the other side of your reflection!” – Scott Snyder
  43. “Desire becomes surrender. Surrender becomes power.” – The Joker

  44. “You’re not a superhero. You’re a spy. With a gun. You’re not Wing-Knight or Nightwing or whatever. You’re agent 37.” – Tom King, Grayson, Volume 1
  45. “The Joker as sadistic chaos, the Batman as merciless order. This mirror-image theme would come to define the two characters’ relationship in the comics and across all media for the next forty years.” – Glen Weldon, The Caped Crusade
  46. “The whereabouts of Batman remain unknown. And yet… I can see him now, in the grip of implacable forces, innumerable foes. Somewhere without hope. In a place where all seems lost. And I know this… the enemy will look away, for just a moment, underestimating him for that single fraction of a second too long. And no matter how dark the night… there will be no hiding place for evil.” – Grant Morrison, Batman
  47. “Batman was human. He had no powers. He stood next to Gods and said, “I handle my city.” – Scott Snyder, Batman
  48. “A gun is a coward’s weapon. A liar’s weapon. We kill…too often because we’ve made it easy…too easy…sparing ourselves the mess.. and the work..” – Frank Miller
  49. “We all look for meaning behind the tragedies that befall us. And sometimes the meaning is there. But sometimes, Master Bruce, terrible things just happen. No sinister plots. No secret societies. They just happen.” – Batman vs. Robin, Alfred
  50. “Live bravely in the time you have and smile at the void.” – Scott Snyder, Batman (2011-2016)

  51. “I always claimed I became the Batman to fight crime. That was a lie. I did it to overcome the fear.” – Jim Starlin, Batman
  52. “This city just showed you that it’s full of people ready to believe in good.” – Batman
  53. “You cannot lead these men unless you are prepared to do what is necessary to defeat evil.” – Batman
  54. “Why do we fall, Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Batman
  55. “Criminals are like weeds, Alfred; pull one up, another grows in its place.” – Batman
  56. “I knew Harvey Dent, I was his friend and it will be a very long time before someone…Inspires us the way he did.” – Batman
  57. “Gotham, take control… take control of your city. Behold, the instrument of your liberation! Identify yourself to the world!” – Batman
  58. “Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded” – Batman

  59. “Targeting me won’t get their money back. I knew the mob wouldn’t go down without a fight, but this is different. They crossed the line.” – Batman
  60. “Gambol: You’re just a freak in a cheap suit. Joker: The suit, it ain’t cheap, you oughta know you bought it.” – Gambol/Joker
  61. “This city just showed you that it’s full of people ready to believe in good.” – Batman/Bruce Wayne
  62. “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with.” – Alfred Pennyworth
  63. “You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time! But you were wrong. The world is cruel.” – Two-Face
  64. “It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” – Jim Gordon
  65. “The first time I stole so that I wouldn’t starve, I lost many assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong. And when I traveled, I learned the fear before a crime and the thrill of success. But I never became one of them.” – Bruce Wayne
  66. “A criminal is not complicated. What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things. ” – Ra’s Al Ghul, Batman quotes on fear
  67. “Justice is balance. You burned my house and left me for dead. Consider us even. ” – Ra’s Al Ghul
  68. “Bruce…if you turn yourself in, they’re not gonna let us be together.” – Rachel Dawes

  69. “You care about justice? Look beyond your own pain, Bruce. This city is rotting. People talk about the depression as if it’s history. It’s not. Things are worse than ever down here.” – Rachel Dawes, Batman quotes on justice
  70. “Always be yourself! Unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman.” – Shadowtext
  71. “Any negative trait, if known, becomes your ultimate trait. Unless you are Batman.” – Nikhil Sharda, Sans Destination
  72. “Say, what’s the question mark for? Sexual identity?” – Dan Slott, Arkham Asylum
  73. “The antidote to joy is dread.” – Sam Hamm, Batman: Blind Justice
  74. “Does Batman ever NOT have a plan…?” – Mark Waid, Kingdom Come
  75. “We must not remind them that giants walk the Earth.” – Frank Miller, Batman
  76. “Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can’t see the enemy.” – Frank Miller, Batman: Year One
  77. “I made a promise to my parents that I would rid the city of the evil that took their lives.” – Jeph Loeb, Batman: The Long Halloween
  78. “I’m thinking of killing everyone whose name is a palindrome” – Dan Slott, Arkham Asylum

  79. “Lots of folks would argue that Bruce hides behind his perfectly coiffed hair and ever-easy smile far more than Batman does underneath his cowl.” – Paul Asay, God on the Streets of Gotham
  80. “People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy.” – Batman
  81. “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” – Batman
  82. “I wear a mask. And that mask, it’s not to hide who I am, but to create what I am.” – Batman
  83. “If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.” – Batman
  84. “Without warning, it comes…crashing through the window of your study, and mine…I have seen it before…somewhere. It frightened me as a boy… frightened me. Yes, father. I shall become a bat.” – Batman
  85. “I won’t kill you, but I don’t I have to save you.” – Batman

  86. “If you need to stop an asteroid, you call Superman. If you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But if you need to end a war, you call Wonder Woman.” – Batman
  87. “Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you… As it almost did me.” – Henri Ducard in Batman Begins
  88. “You finally learned to do what is necessary.” – Batman
  89. “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” – The Joker in The Dark Knight
  90. “You are as precious to me as you were to your own mother and father. I swore to them that I would protect you, and I haven’t.” – Batman
  91. “Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They’ll hate you for it, but that’s the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.” – Alfred in The Dark Knight
  92. “It’s obvious. Only a criminal would disguise himself as a licensed, bonded guard yet callously park in front of a fire hydrant.” – Batman

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