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
Various


I seek...The means to fight injustice. To turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.


"I respect the mind's power over the body, it's why I do what I do"

"Dr. Crane isn't here right now. But if you'd like to make an appointment..."

(After having gassed Batman with fear toxin) "Ah, having trouble? Take a seat. Have a drink. (splashes gasoline on Batman) You look like a man who takes himself too seriously. You want my opinion? You need to lighten up." (lights Batman on fire)

"It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you."

"The world is too small for a man like Bruce Wayne to simply disappear. No matter how deep he chooses to sink."

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.

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."

"Gentlemen, time to spread the word. And the word is panic!"

"As long as he keeps the bad people rich and the good people scared, no one'll touch him. Good people like your parents,who'll stand against injustice, they're gone. What chance does Gotham have when good people do nothing?"

"Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?"

"No one can save Gotham. When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural. Tomorrow the world will watch in horror as its greatest city tears itself apart, through fear. The movement back to harmony will be unstoppable this time."

"We are back to finish the job. And this time no misguided idealists will get in the way. Like your father, you lack the courage to do all that is necessary. If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart."

"Your parents' death was not your fault. It was your father's. [Bruce attacks wildly and fails to land any blows] Anger does not change the fact that your father failed to act."

"He was a farmer. Then he tried to take his neighbor's land and became a murderer. Now he's a prisoner."