The Greatest Batman Quotes From TV, Cinema and Comics

The Greatest Batman Quotes From TV, Cinema and Comics

Batman is an iconic film, movie and comic franchise.


From the 60’s epic Batman TV shows with its’ cheesy characters and lines to the iconic cartoons and movies. 


Batman has kept us all entertained for decades.


That’s why we decided to bring you what we consider the best list of Batman quotes on the web.


You will find quotes from the Dark Knight himself and various iconic characters.


Some of the quotes will make you smile, others will remind you of classic scenes.


Dive in.


The Best Batman Quotes Ever


“But as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible.” Batman Begins

 

“It’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me.”

 

“Then I reminded myself that all intelligent children suffer bad dreams.” – Batman

 

. “I’m Batman.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman Begins“I fear dying here, while my city burns, and there’s no one there to save it.”

 

“You don’t get it, boy… this isn’t a mudhole… it’s an operating table. And I’m the surgeon.”

 

“I am Catwoman. Hear me roar.” – Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Batman Returns

 

“I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman.” -Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

 

“You think darkness is your ally.” – Bane, The Dark Knight Rises

 

“Let’s kick some ICE!” – Mr. Freeze, Batman & Robin

 

“All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That’s how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.” – The Joker, The Killing Joke

 

“I have one power. I never give up.”

 

“You finally learned to do what is necessary.” – Batman

 

“You will always fear what you don’t understand.” – Carmine Falcone

 

“It’s sometimes difficult to think clearly when you’re strapped to a printing press.” – Batman

 

"Careful, Robin. Both hands on the Bat-rope". - Batman

 

“Criminals are like weeds, Alfred; pull one up, another grows in its place.” – Batman

 

“You can’t be too careful with all those weirdos running around!” – The Joker, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

 

“You’re not taking me to the cooler!” – Mr. Freeze, Batman & Robin

 

The opposite of a girl is a boy! - Robin

 

“If you can carry it to the top of the mountain you may find what you were looking for in the first place.” – Batman

 

“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.” – Batman

 

Holy Captain Nemo, Batman! - Robin

 

“I respect the mind’s power over the body. It’s why I do what I do.” – Batman

 

“Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded” – Batman

 

Holey rusted metal, Batman! The ground. It's all metal. It's full of holes. You know, holey. - Robin

 

“Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding.” – Ra’s al Ghul

 

“Maybe that’s what Batman is about. Not winning, but failing, and getting back up. Knowing he’ll fail, fail a thousand times, but still won’t give up.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zero Year

 

Holy demolition, Batman! - Robin

 

“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

 

“It’s not who we are but what we do that defines us.” – Batman

 

"Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods!" - Robin

 

“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 Pennyworth, The Dark Knight

 

“It is the duty of every good citizen of Gotham City to report meeting a man from Mars in a public park.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman (TV series)

 

“The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” – Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

 

“The training is nothing! The will is everything! The will to act.” – Henri Ducard, Batman Begins

 

“Tell me where the trigger is, then you have my permission to die.” – Batman

 

“No use, Joker! I knew you'd employ your sneezing powder, so I took an Anti-Allergy Pill! Instead of a SNEEZE, I've caught YOU, COLD!”- Batman


“Madness, as you know, is a lot like gravity. All it takes is a little push.” – The Joker, The Dark Knight

 

"It's sometimes difficult to think clearly when you're strapped to a printing press". - Batman

 

 “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple as reassuring putting a coat on a young boy’s shoulders.” – Batman 

 

 “Life’s a bitch. So am I.” – Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Batman Returns

 

“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


 “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

 

You she-devil! Have you short-circuited Batman's brain? - Robin

 

 “Bats frighten me. It’s time the world share my dread.”  Batman Begins 

 

. “A gun is a liar’s weapon.” – Batman

 

“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.” Batman Dark Knight Rises

 

“Criminals, by nature, are a cowardly and superstitious lot.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman

 

“I am whatever Gotham needs me to be.” Batman Dark Knight Rises

 

“Tell me where the trigger is. Then…you have my permission to die.” Batman The Dark Knight Rises

 

“Holy bill of rights, Batman! - Robin

 

“If you kill a killer, the number of killers in the room remains the same.” – Batman

 

“As a man; I am flesh and blood; I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.” – Bruce Wayne, Batman Begins

 

“It’s obvious. Only a criminal would disguise himself as a licensed, bonded guard yet callously park in front of a fire hydrant.” – Batman

 

“I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you.” Batman (Batman v Superman)

 

“You cannot lead these men unless you are prepared to do what is necessary to defeat evil.” – Batman

 

“Not you, Robin. They have strict licensing laws in this country. A boy of your age is not allowed in a drinking tavern.” Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman (TV series)

 

“But as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.” – Batman


“Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?” – The Joker, Batman

 

“I believe what doesn’t kill you simply makes you, stranger.” – The Joker, The Dark Knight

 

“Theatricality and deception are powerful agents.” – Ra’s al Ghul

 

“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and make that change.” – Batman

 

“You think all this can last? There’s a storm coming Mr Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches ’cause when it hits, you’re all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.” Catwoman

 

“No one cared who I was, until I put on the mask.” Bane


“I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.” – Batman

 

“People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy.” Raas Al Ghul

 

“They may be drinkers, Robin, but they’re still human beings.” – Batman

 

“Wait til they getta loada me” - Joker (Batman)

 

“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough, sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, The Dark Knight

 

“Funny thing is, I much prefer a knife to a gun. It’s hard to get precision from guns. I manage but it took some doing. You understand. I can tell. Few do.” Joker

 

“I was wondering what would break first: your spirit, or your body!” Bane

 

Remember Robin, always look both ways. - Batman

 

“There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself!” – Batman

 

“I believe in Jim Gordon. I believe in Harvey Dent. I believe in Gotham City.” Bruce Wayne

 

“She wants to kill you, Dick.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman & Robin

 

 “Our greatest glory is not in ever falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Batman

 

“If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” – The Joker, The Dark Knight “Death does not wait for you to be ready. Death is not considerate or fair!” – Ra’s al Ghul

 

“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, Batman Begins

 

“Some men just want to watch the world burn.” – Alfred Pennyworth, The Dark Knight

 

“Yes, father. I shall become a bat.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman: Year One

 

I've been dead once already; it's very liberating. You might think of it as... therapy. - Joker

 

“I’ve worked so hard to gain their respect, they sometimes forget I’m flesh and blood” – Batman

 

“About the whole no guns thing…I’m not sure I feel as strongly about it as you do.” – Selina Kyle/Catwoman, The Dark Knight Rises

 

“An older head can't be put on younger shoulders”. - Batman

 

“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 our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.” Jim Gordon, The Dark Knight

 

“Why do we fall, Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Batmans Father, Batman Begins

 

 “You’re not the devil. You’re practice.” Batman, Batman Begins

 

"Planting a timebomb in a local library is a felony". - Batman

 

“Let the games begin!” – Bane, The Dark Knight Rises

 


“Holy haberdashery, Batman!” - Robin


 

“Why is a woman in love like a welder? Because they both carry a torch!” - Batman

 

 “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” – Batman

 

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me. ” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman Begins

 


It's all a blur. Like a horrible day-mare. - Robin

 

Whatever is fair in love and war is also fair in crimefighting. - Batman

 

“Do you wanna know how I got these scars?” – The Joker, The Dark Knight


“It would be extremely painful… for you.” Bane

 

“Of course, Robin. Even crime-fighters must eat. And especially you. You're a growing boy and you need your nutrition.” - Batman


 

“I don’t blend in at a family picnic.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman Forever

 

“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


 “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.” – Ra’s al Ghul

“Holy Long John Silver, Batman!” - Robin


“If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.” – Batman

 

“Holy atomic pile, Batman!” - Robin

 

“I have given a name to my pain, and it is Batman.” – The Joker, Batman

 

“Mr. Freeze, give yourself up. We can get help for you... medical help!”- Batman

 

“I have one power. I never give up.” – Batman

 

“How can two people hate so much without knowing each other?” – Alan Moore, The Killing Joke

 

“Good grammar is essential, Robin.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman (TV series)

 

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“Swear to me!” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman Begins

 

“What were you trying to prove, that everyone is as ugly and twisted as you are on the inside?”


 

“We can rebuild. We can do better.” – Batman

 

I never touch spirits. Have you some milk? - Batman

“Batman punches people in the face.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman comics

 

“He’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.” – Commissioner Gordon, The Dark Knight

 

“Joygasm!” – The Riddler, Batman Forever

 

“It's Alfred's emergency belt-buckle Bat-call signal! He's in trouble!” - Batman

 

“This is torture, at its most bizarre and terrible”. - Batman

 

“There is a difference between you and me. We both looked into the abyss, but when it looked back at us… you blinked.” – Batman


“No miracles. No mercy. No redemption. No heaven. No hell. No Higher Power. Just life, just…us.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman: Absolution

 

“Holy costume party, Batman!” - Robin


“To manipulate the fear in others, you must first master your own.” – Ra’s al Ghul

 

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Batman

 

“Gotham, take control… take control of your city. Behold, the instrument of your liberation! Identify yourself to the world!” – Batman


“Rubber lips are immune to your charms.” – Dick Grayson/Robin,  Batman & Robin

 

“Batman has no limits.”


“That’s one trouble with dual identities, Robin. Dual responsibilities.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman (TV series)

 

“We all wear masks.” -Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman Forever

 

“Same Bat time, Same bat channel”. - Narrator


“You wanna get nuts? Come on! Let’s get nuts!” – Bruce Wayne/ Batman, Batman

 

“Bats frighten me. It’s time my enemies shared my dread.” – Batman

 

It was noble of that animal to hurl himself into the path of that final torpedo. He gave his life for ours - Batman

 

“What killed the dinosaurs? The ice age!” – Mr. Freeze, Batman & Robin

 

“I’m a lover not a fighter!” – Poison Ivy, Batman & Robin

 

“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late”. - Batman

 

“Never rub another man's rhubarb”. - Joker

 

“Tell the fat lady she's on in five.” - Riddler

 

“Oh, so you think darkness is your ally? But you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then to me it was only blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me.” Bane

 

“Never start with the head, the victim gets all fuzzy. He can’t feel the next.” – Batman

 

I hate to disappoint you but my rubber lips are immune to your charms. - Robin

 

"Here comes the bride, all bagged and tied"! - Penguin Batman Returns

 

“Holy rusted metal, Batman!” – Dick Grayson/ Robin, Batman Forever

 

“You’ve gotta admit, I’ve played this stinking city, like a harp from hell!” – The Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot, Batman Returns

 

“You should have let me in on this. We could have planned it, prepared it, pre-sold the movie rights!” - Riddler

 

“The true crimefighter always carries everything he needs in his utility belt, Robin.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman (TV series)

 

“You either die a hero or live enough to see yourself become a villain.” – Batman

 

“You do not fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe.” Bane

 

 “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

 

“I wear a mask. And that mask, it’s not to hide who I am, but to create what I am.” – Batman

 

 “Training is nothing! Will is everything. The will to act.” – Ra’s al Ghul

 

“I won’t kill you, but I don’t I have to save you.” – Batman

 

 “All men have limits. They learn what they are and learn not to exceed them. I ignore mine” – Batman “The world only makes sense if you force it to.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, The Dark Knight Returns

 

“Never steal from someone you can’t outrun, kid.” Catwoman

 

“Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about you making yourself feel better.” – Rachel Dawes

 

“The way we get into these scrapes and get out of them, it's almost as though someone was dreaming up these situations; guiding our destiny.” - Robin

 

“Always mind your surroundings.” – Ra’s al Ghul


 “All men have limits. They learn what they are and learn not to exceed them. I ignore mine.” Batmans

 

“The pen is truly mightier than the sword!” – The Joker, Batman

 

“Stop fiddling with that atomic pile and come down here!” - Batman

 

 “Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you… As it almost did me.” – Henri Ducard, Batman Begins


 “I’m not afraid. I’m angry.” Drak Knight Rises (Batman)


“You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent.” – Ra’s al Ghul

 

“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

 

“I’m not going to kill you. I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me.” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman


 “When it is done, and Gotham is… ashes… then you have my permission to die.” Bane

 

“If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.” – The Joker, The Killing Joke

 

“Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” – Batman

 

“You’re a real nice girl, and I like you a lot, but right now—shut up!” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman

 

"You've tripped on one of your tricks this time, Joker!" - Robin

 

“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough, sometimes people need more.” – Batman

 

“I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman” – Batman

 

Holy heart failure, Batman! - Robin 

 

“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

 

“Well, a guy who dresses up as a bat clearly has issues.” Bruce Wayne (Batman Begins)

 

“This city just showed you that its full of people, ready to believe in good.” Btaman The Dark Knight

 

“This city just showed you that it’s full of people ready to believe in good.” – Batman

 

“I see without seeing. To me, darkness is as clear as daylight. What am I?” – Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman Forever


 “If this man is everything that you say he is, then this city needs me.”

 

 “You don’t get heaven or hell. Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman? You get to be Batman.” – Batman


“There is a difference between you and me. We both looked into the abyss. But when it looked back at us, you blinked.”

 

“If you can't spend it, money's just a lot of worthless paper, isn't it? “ - Batman

“So many people to kill... so little time”. - Poison Ivy

 

“Tonight, hell freezes over!” - Mr Freeze (Batman and Robin)


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