Batman Begins

Batman Begins quotes

117 total quotes (ID: 60)

Bruce Wayne/Batman
Carmine Falcone
Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow
Henri Ducard/Ra's Al Ghul
James Gordon
Rachel Dawes

"Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding."

"If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal and if they can't stop you, you become something else entirely - legend, Mr Wayne."

"But I know the rage that drives you. That impossible anger strangling the grief, until the memory of your loved one 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."

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]

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?

"Only a cynical man would call what these people have "lives," Wayne. Crime. Despair. This is not how man was supposed to live. The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years. We sacked Rome; loaded trade ships with plague rats; burned London to the ground. Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence, we return to restore the balance."

[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]'

"There is nothing to fear but fear itself."

"To conquer fear, you must become fear."

"Because you think you got nothing to lose. But you haven't thought it through. You haven't thought about your lady friend down in the DA's office. You haven't though about your old butler. BANG! People from your world have so much to lose. Now, you think, because your mommy and your daddy got shot, you know the ugly side of life, but you don't. You've never tasted desperate. You're... You're Bruce Wayne, The Prince of Gotham. You'd have to go a thousand miles to meet someone who didn't know your name. So don't come down here with your anger, trying to prove something to yourself. This is a world you'll never understand. And you always fear what you don't understand."

"Death does not wait for you to be ready! Death is not considerate or fair. And make no mistake: here, you face death."

"The training is nothing! The will is everything! The will to act."

"To manipulate the fear in others you must first master your own."

[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.]

"Patients suffering delusional episodes often focus their paranoia on an external tormentor. Usually one conforming to Jungian archetypes. In this case, a scarecrow"