Batman has fans from around the globe, including both young children introduced to the Caped Crusader via Justice League cartoons and adults who grew up reading Batman comics and still can't wait for an opportunity to see a childhood favorite appear on the on the silver screen. Share YourDictionary's collection of Batman quotes with the superhero fans in your life.
I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you.
Batman Begins (2005), Christian Bale
People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can't do that as Bruce Wayne.Bruce Wayne
I'll be standing where I belong. Between you and the people of Gotham.Bruce Wayne
Well, a guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.Bruce Wayne
Bats frighten me. It's time the world share my dread.Bruce Wayne
You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.Batman
Sometimes the truth isn't good enough, sometimes people deserve more.Batman
I fear dying in here, while my city burns, and there's no one there to save it.Bruce Wayne
If this man is everything that you say he is, then this city needs me.Bruce Wayne
You don't get heaven or hell. Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman? You get to be Batman.neil gaiman
We all wake up in the morning wanting to live our lives the way we know we should. But we usually don't, in small ways. That's what makes a character like Batman so fascinating. He plays out our conflicts on a much larger scale.Christopher Nolan
The great thing about Batman and Superman, in truth, is that they are literally transcendent. They are better than most of the stories they are in.neil gaiman
I saved the world again today. It was off the chain.LEGO Batman
"Why did you build this thing with only one seat?" "'Cause last time I checked, I only have one butt."LEGO Batman
The first lesson is: Life doesn't give you seat belts!LEGO Batman
Master Wayne, since the age of seven you've been into the art of deception like Mozart to the harpsichord, but you've never been too hot at lying to me.Alfred Pennyworth
It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.Batman
Sometimes it's only madness that makes us what we are.Grant Morrison
If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. A legend, Mr. Wayne.Henry Ducard
Why should I apologize for the monster I've become? No one ever apologized for making me that way.The Joker
Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, Batman has been a staple of DC Comics since 1939. He lives in the fictional Gotham City, crime fighter by night and wealthy businessman and philanthropist Bruce Wayne by day.
Batman quotes often seek to explain the popularity behind the Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan, writer and director of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, believes Batman's appeal lies in the fact that he is an ordinary man following his desire to make the world a better place. Unlike heroes with superpowers, Batman is simply a man who believes he can make a difference. "We all wake up in the morning wanting to live our lives the way we know we should. But we usually don't, in small ways. That's what makes a character like Batman so fascinating. He plays out our conflicts on a much larger scale," he said.
Neil Gaiman, British author and comic book writer, says Batman's fans are so loyal that they'll often overlook flaws in a story simply due to their love for a character. "The great thing about Batman and Superman, in truth, is that they are literally transcendent. They are better than most of the stories they are in," he said.
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