55+ Best Batman Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Profoundly inspirational Batman quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Batman Quotes

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

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. — Bruce Wayne

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

Bats frighten me. It’s time my enemies share my dread. — Batman

Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough, sometimes people need more. — Batman

I’m thinking of killing everyone whose name is a palindrome — Dan Slott, Arkham Asylum

The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming. — Harvey Dent

Lots of folks would argue that Bruce hides behind his perfectly coiffed hair and ever-easy smile far more than Batman does underneath his cowl. — Paul Asay, God on the Streets of Gotham

We must not remind them that giants walk the Earth. — Frank Miller, Batman

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

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

I have one power. I never give up. — Batman

I won’t kill you, but I don’t I have to save you. — Batman

Justice is balance. You burned my house and left me for dead. Consider us even. — Ra’s Al Ghul

Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are. — Batman

Perhaps the knife was too slow. — Batman

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

Everything’s impossible until somebody does it. — Batman

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

You care about justice? Look beyond your own pain, Bruce. This city is rotting. People talk about the depression as if it’s history. It’s not. Things are worse than ever down here. — Rachel Dawes

I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be. — Batman

Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can’t see the enemy. — Frank Miller, Batman: Year One

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

Because we have to chase him. 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 a hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Dark Knight. — James Gordon

It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known. — Jim Gordon

Desire becomes surrender. Surrender becomes Power. — The Joker

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

I respect the mind’s power over the body. It’s why I do what I do. — Batman

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

Always be yourself! Unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman. — Shadowtext

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

You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time! But you were wrong. The world is cruel. — Two-Face

If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice. — Batman

Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up. — Batman

Why do we fall, Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves back up. — Batman

A criminal is not complicated. What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things. — Ra’s Al Ghul

You finally learned to do what is necessary. — Batman

Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things that are not for sale… who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident. — Alfred Pennyworth

Some men aren’t looking for anything logical like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. — Alfred Pennyworth

This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren’t you? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever. — The Joker

Say, what’s the question mark for? Sexual identity? — Dan Slott, Arkham Asylum

I made a promise to my parents that I would rid the city of the evil that took their lives. — Jeph Loeb, Batman: The Long Halloween

Run, Bruce! Run from the truth! Run like you always have…but when you feel that prickling on the back of your neck, know that I’m coming for you! Reaching you from the other side of your reflection! — Scott Snyder

Bruce…if you turn yourself in, they’re not gonna let us be together. — Rachel Dawes

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

The antidote to joy is dread. — Sam Hamm, Batman: Blind Justice

Gambol: You’re just a freak in a cheap suit. Joker: The suit, it ain’t cheap, you oughta know you bought it. — Gambol/Joker

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

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

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. — Bruce Wayne

Any negative trait, if known, becomes your ultimate trait. Unless you are Batman. — Nikhil Sharda, Sans Destination

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

All men have limits. They learn what they are and learn not to exceed them. I ignore mine — Batman

Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded — Batman

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