Various quotes

Thomas Wayne:: "And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up."

Thomas Wayne:: [last words] "Don't be afraid."

Thomas Wayne:: "Gotham's been good to our family. But the city's been suffering. People less fortunate than us have been enduring very hard times. So we built a new, cheap, public transportation system to unite the city. And at the center... Wayne Tower"

Mr. Earle: "You're in excellent hands. We'll be watching the empire. When you grow up, it'll be waiting for you."

Alfred: "I give a damn, because a good man once made me responsible for what was most precious to him in the whole world."

Joe Chill: "Your honor, not a day goes by that I don't wish I could take back what I did. Sure, I was desperate—like a lot of people back then—but that don't change what I did."

Lucius Fox:: [On why Batman's body armor was discontinued] "They didn't think that a soldier's life was worth three-hundred grand"

Lucius Fox:: ...and over here on the throttle, [flips open afterburner guard] flip that open and throttle up, this will boost you into a rampless jump. [Bruce presses the button] NOT NOW!!!

Police Officer: [Trying to describe the Batmobile] "It's a black... tank!"

Police Officer: "Can you at least tell me what it looks like?" [Batmobile thunders by] "Never mind..."

[Bruce Wayne and a prisoner are in the morning chow line. Wayne looks at a fellow prisoner]
Prisoner: They are going to fight you.
Bruce Wayne: Again?
Prisoner: Until they kill you.
Bruce Wayne: Can they kill me before breakfast?
[A fellow prisoner accosts Bruce Wayne in the morning chow line.]
Prisoner: You are in hell, little man. And I... am the devil.
Bruce Wayne: You're not the devil. You're practice.

[After a brawl in the prison yard, Bruce is dragged away by guards.]
Guard: Solitary!
Bruce Wayne: Why?!
Guard: For protection.
Bruce: I don't need protection!
Guard: Protection for them.

Thomas Wayne: All creatures know fear.
Young Bruce: Even the scary ones?
Thomas Wayne: Especially the scary ones.

Ducard: Are you so desperate to fight criminals that you lock yourself in to take them on one at a time?
Bruce Wayne: Actually, uh, there were seven of them.
Ducard: I counted six, Mister Wayne.

Ducard: If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, then you become something else entirely.
Bruce Wayne: Which is?
Ducard: A legend, Mister Wayne.

Ducard: You're stronger than your father.
Bruce Wayne: You didn't know my father.
Ducard: 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. I wasn't always here in the mountains. Once I had a wife, my great love. She was taken from me. Like you, I was forced to learn that there are those without decency that must be fought without hesitation, without pity. Your anger gives you great power, but if you let it, it will destroy you, as it almost did me.
Bruce Wayne: What stopped it?
Ducard: Vengeance.
Bruce Wayne: That's no good to me.
Ducard: Why, Bruce? Why could you not avenge your parents?

Ducard: Compassion is not a quality your enemies will share.
Bruce Wayne: That's why it's so important. It separates us from them.

Alfred: Are you coming back for long, sir?
Bruce Wayne: As long as it takes. I want to show the people of Gotham that their city doesn't belong to the criminals and the corrupt.

[Bruce is machining throwing weapons in the shape of bats.]
Alfred: Why bats, Master Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: Bats frighten me. It's time my enemies share my dread.
[He throws completed batarang, embedding it in a wall.]

[Bruce looks and points his head at the "Tumbler" resting in the garage.]
Bruce Wayne: What's that?
Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh, you wouldn't be interested in that...

[Bruce has just test-driven the "Tumbler".]
Lucius Fox: So, what do you think?
Bruce Wayne: Does it come in black?

[Batman interrogates the corrupt Detective Flass while dangling him off the edge of a building.]
Det. Flass: I swear to God!
Batman: SWEAR TO ME!

Jumpy Thug: Where are you?!
Batman: [hanging upside down, right behind him] Here.

Carmine Falcone: [muttering to himself] What the hell are you?
[Batman bursts through the sun roof of Falcone's limousine.]
Batman: I'm Batman.
[Batman headbutts Falcone into unconsciousness, then sees the Homeless Man he traded coats with years earlier]
Batman: Nice coat.
[He flies off; the Homeless Man stares after him]
Homeless Man: Thanks.

[The jailed Falcone has demanded to speak with Dr. Crane, director of Arkham Asylum.]
Carmine Falcone: Yeah, Dr. Crane, I can't take it anymore. It's all too much. The walls are closing in. Blah, blah, blah. Couple more days of this food, it'll be true.
Dr. Crane: What do you want?
Carmine Falcone: I want to know how you're gonna convince me to keep my mouth shut.
Dr. Crane: About what? You don't know anything.
Carmine Falcone: I know you wouldn't want the police to take a closer look at those drugs they found. And I know about your experiments with the inmates of your nuthouse. See, I don't go into business with a guy without finding out his dirty secrets. And those goons you used, I own the muscle in this town. Now, I've been bringing your stuff in for months, so whatever he's planning, it's big, and I want in.
Dr. Crane: Well, I already know what he'll say, that we should kill you.
Carmine Falcone: Even he can't get me in here. Not in my town.
Dr. Crane: Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments. Probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it.
Carmine Falcone: So when did the nut take over the nuthouse?
[Falcone begins to scream as Crane's fear-inducing gas takes effect.]
Dr. Crane: They scream and they cry... much as you're doing now. [Leaving Falcone's cell] Well he's not faking, not this one. I'll talk to the judge and see if I can get him moved to the secure wing at Arkham. I can't treat him here.

[Bruce wants Lucius Fox to mass-produce the antidote for Crane's fear gas.]
Lucius Fox: Planning on gassing yourself again, Mister Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: Well, you know how it is: it's late at night, and you're out looking for kicks, and somebody starts passing out the weaponised hallucinogens...

[After the power shuts down in Arkham]
Jonathan Crane: He's here.
Thug: Who?
Jonathan Crane: The Bat-Man.

Bruce Wayne: I wanted to save Gotham. I've failed.
Alfred: Why do we fall, Master Wayne? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
Bruce: You still haven't given up on me, have you?
Alfred: Never.

Rachel Dawes: Wait! You could die! At least tell me your name.
Batman: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Rachel: Bruce?

Rachel Dawes: [consoling a scared little boy] It's ok, they aren't going to hurt you.
[A masked and mounted Scarecrow leads the rampaging Arkham inmates.]
Scarecrow Of course they are!
Rachel Dawes: Crane?
Scarecrow: No... Scarecrow!

[Batman and Ducard/Ra's al Ghul battle on a speeding monorail.]
Ducard: Familiar! Have you learned nothing new? [swings sword at Batman, who traps it with his wrist guards]
Batman: How about this? [pulls wrists apart, shattering the sword]

Ducard: Don't be afraid, Bruce. You're just an ordinary man in a cape. That's why you can't fight injustice, and that's why you can't stop this train.
Batman: Who said anything about stopping it?
[An explosion destroys the tracks ahead.]
Batman: [Overpowering Ducard] You never learned to mind your surroundings.
Ducard: Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?
Batman: I won't kill you. But I don't have to save you.

[Bruce has announced his plan to rebuild Wayne Manor "brick by brick".]
Alfred: Exactly the way it was, sir?
Bruce: Yeah. Why?
Alfred: I was just thinking this could be a chance to... improve the foundation.
Bruce: In the southeast wing?
Alfred: Precisely, sir.
[The Batcave is located under the southeast wing of Wayne Manor.]

Batman: [knocks on new Bat-signal] Nice.
Gordon: Couldn't find any mob bosses.
Batman: Well, Sergeant?
Gordon: Oh, it's lieutenant now. You really started something. Bent cops running scared, hope on the streets...
Batman: But?
Gordon: The Narrows is lost. And we still haven't picked up Crane or half the inmates of Arkham that he freed.
Batman: We will. We can bring Gotham back.
Gordon: And what about escalation?
Batman: Escalation?
Gordon: We start carrying semi-automatics, they buy automatics. We start wearing Kevlar...they buy armor-piercing rounds.
Batman: And?
Gordon: And you're wearing a mask... and jumping off rooftops. Now, take this new guy. Armed robbery, double homicide. Got a taste for the theatrical. Like you. Leaves a calling card. [hands Batman a Joker playing card]
Batman: I'll look into it. [walks to edge of roof]
Gordon: I never said thank you.
Batman: [turns around to look at Gordon] And you'll never have to.
[Batman spreads his cape and leaps off the roof]

Gordon: The Narrows is tearing itself to pieces.
Batman: This is just the beginning. If they hit the whole city with toxins, there's nothing to stop Gotham from tearing itself apart through mass panic.
Gordon: How are they gonna do that?
Batman: They'll be using the train. The monorail follows the water mains along Gotham's central hub beneath Wayne Tower. If they get their machine into the station, it'll cause a chain reaction that'll vaporize the city's entire water supply.
Gordon: Covering Gotham in this poison.
Batman: I'm gonna stop them from loading that train, but I may need your help.
Gordon: What do you need?
Batman: [holds up the Batmobile remote] Can you drive stick?

[After the Batmobile runs through a police cruiser]
Officer: He is in a vehicle.
Dispatch: Make and color?
Officer: Uhh, it's a black.................tank.

Gordon: [hearing bat sounds] What's that?
Batman: Backup.

[In Gordon's Office]
Batman: (holds Gordon up with a gun)Don't turn around. You're a good cop, one of the few.
Gordon: What do you want?
Batman: Carmine Falcone brings in shipments of drugs every week. Nobody takes him down. Why?
Gordon: He's paid up with the right people.
Batman: What would it take to bring him down?
Gordon: Leverage on Judge Fayden, and a DA brave enough to prosecute.
Batman: Rachel Dawes.
Gordon: Who are you?
Batman: (the "gun" is then revealed to be a stapler, unknown to Gordon)Watch for my sign.(retracts the stapler and backs off)
Gordon: You're just one man?
Batman: Now we're two.
Gordon: We?

[As Gordon is taking out the trash, he sees Batman perched on a railing next to his house.]
Batman: Storm's coming.
Gordon: The scum's getting jumpy ever since you stood up to Falcone.
Batman: It's a start. Your partner was at the docks with Falcone.
Gordon: Yeah, well, he moonlights as a low-level enforcer.
Batman: They were splitting the shipment in two. Only half went to the dealers.
Gordon: Where was it going?
Batman: Flass knows.
Gordon: He won't talk.
Batman: He'll talk to me.
Gordon: Comissioner Loeb set up a massive task force to capture you.He thinks you're dangerous.
Batman: What do you think?
Gordon: I think you're trying to help... [He sees that Batman has already left] ...but I've been wrong before.

[As Wayne takes money out of his wallet and gives it to the Homeless Man.]
Homeless Man: For what?
Bruce Wayne: Your jacket.
Homeless Man: Okay...
[as he takes it off, Bruce prepares to throw his own into the fire.]
Homeless Man: Hey, let me have it. It's a nice coat.
[They switch coats]
Bruce Wayne: Be careful who sees you with that. They're going to come looking for me.
Homeless Man: Who?
Bruce Wayne: Everyone.
[He runs off]
[Homeless Man holds up the coat, looking at it]
Homeless Man: It's a nice coat...

Gordon: I'll get my car.
Batman: I brought mine!
Gordon: Yours?
[the Tumbler roars past Gordon]
Gordon: I gotta get me one of those!

[Batman lands on top of a monorail support]
Ducard: Well, well. You took my advice about theatricality a bit...literally.

[Rachel is about to be murdered and pulls out a taser, the criminal runs away]
Rachel: (yelling) That's right, you better run!
[Rachel turns around to see that Batman is standing behind her, startles her and she fires the taser, Batman just looks at the cables and calmly removes them]
Batman: Falcone sent these men to kill you.
Rachel: Why?
Batman: You rattled his cage.
Rachel: (Batman throws some photos at her feet) What's this?
Batman: Leverage.
Rachel: For what?
Batman: To get things moving.
Rachel: Who are you?
Batman: Someone like you. Someone who'd rattle the cages.
[Rachel bends to pick up the photos and as she goes back up, Batman is gone]'

Bruce Wayne: You're not Ra's al Ghul. I watched him die.
Henri Ducard: [from behind Bruce] But is Ra's al Ghul immortal? Are his methods supernatural?

[The League of Shadows set Wayne Manor on fire]
Henri Ducard: You burned my house and left me for dead. Consider us even.

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