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


[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.


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."

"Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you... As it almost did me."

"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. They scream, and they cry. Much as you're doing now."

[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.

"I spent a lot of time being scared for you. Then I heard you came back... the man I loved, the man who vanished...he never came back at all. Maybe one day, when Gotham no longer needs Batman, I'll see him again."

(After being driven insane by his own fear toxin) "Scarecrow...Scarecrow..."

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."

"Well, well. You took my advice about theatricality a bit... literally."

"Men fear most what they cannot see."

" Never underestimate Gotham City. People get mugged on their way home every day of the week. Heh, sometimes...sometimes things just go bad."

[While exiting the flaming ruins of Wayne Manor] "Justice is balance. You burned my house and left me for dead. Consider us even."

[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.]

"The work offered by organized crime must have some sort of attraction to the insane."

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?