55+ Quotes From Batman For When You Wish You Had A Bat Signal

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If we asked you, on the spot, to name five superheroes, Batman would definitely make the top three, right? The caped crusader is definitely one of the most popular fictional characters ever created. Even those of us who haven’t completely bought into the superhero-hype in movies know who Batman is. We know the name of his alter ego, Bruce Wayne. We can even spout off a few Batman quotes in casual conversation. The moral of the story? Batman is iconic.

If you need more proof, just look at the Batman franchise. It has spawned myriad films, more merch than one person could possibly collect, and some of the most successful spinoffs in recent years (we’re still talking about Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker). So, in honor of the Dark Knight’s enduring legacy, we decided to pull some of our favorite Batman quotes for your reading pleasure. These iconic lines come from the movies, the comics, and the TV series. Enjoy!

Batman Quotes: Bruce Wayne/Batman

  1. “I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman.”
  2. “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”
  3. “Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.”
  4. “Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves back up.”
  5. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
  6. “If you kill a killer, the number of killers in the room remains the same.”
  7. “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.”
  8. “I have one power. I never give up.”
  9. “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.”
  10. “Whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stronger.”
  11. “You’re not the devil. You’re practice.”
  12. “Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough; sometimes people need more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.”
  13. “As a man, I am 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.”
  14. “I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.”
  15. “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple as reassuring putting a coat on a young boy’s shoulders.”
  16. “The world only makes sense if you force it to.”
  17. “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”
  18. “Criminals, by nature, are a cowardly and superstitious lot.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “All men have limits. They learn what they are and learn not to exceed them. I ignore mine.”
  21. “That wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when, uh, I said I wanted to inspire people.”

Batman Quotes: Joker

  1. “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.”
  2. “We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us.”
  3. “You’re harder to kill than a cockroach on steroids!”
  4. “I believe what doesn’t kill you simply makes you… stranger.”
  5. “The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.”
  6. “Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside.”
  7. “And you know, madness is like gravity — all it takes is a little push.”
  8. “When the chips are down, these civilized people, they’ll eat each other.”
  9. “Nobody panics when things go ‘according to plan.’ Even if the plan is horrifying.”
  10. “Haven’t you heard of the healing power of laughter?”
  11. “Enough madness? Enough? And how do you measure madness?”
  12. “Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it!”
  13. “Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away forever.”
  14. “Why don’t we cut you up into little pieces and feed you to your pooches? Hm? And then we’ll see how loyal a hungry dog really is.”
  15. “I like you, but I want to kill you.”
  16. “Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But, as my plastic surgeon always said: If you gotta go, go with a smile.”

Batman Quotes: Bane

  1. “Let the games begin!”
  2. “It would be extremely painful… for you.”
  3. “Now is not the time for fear. That comes later.”
  4. “I am necessary evil.”
  5. “You merely adopted the dark.”
  6. “Peace has cost you your strength!”
  7. “Do you feel in charge?”
  8. “We will destroy Gotham. Then you have my permission to die.”
  9. “No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.”
  10. “The world is my prison. I will rule it or die.”

Quotes From Other Characters

  1. “Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you… as it almost did me.” — Henri Ducard
  2. “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” — Alfred Pennyworth
  3. “The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” — Harvey Dent
  4. “Here’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.” — Jim Gordon
  5. “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
  6. “You are as precious to me as you were to your own mother and father.” — Alfred Pennyworth
  7. “You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.” — Alfred Pennyworth
  8. “It’s not just your name, sir! It’s your father’s name! And it’s all that’s left of him. Don’t destroy it.” — Alfred Pennyworth
  9. “Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.” — Henri Ducard
  10. “Life’s a bitch. So am I.” — Selina Kyle/Catwoman
  11. “I’m puttin’ the word out. Five hundred grand for this clown dead. A million alive, so I can teach him some manners first.” — Gambol

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