87+ Best Batman Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Profoundly inspirational Batman quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Batman Quotes

This city just showed you that its full of people, ready to believe in good.

You wanted me here, here I am.

Whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stronger.

We can rebuild. We can do better.

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

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

I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.

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

It would be extremely painful… for you.

I fear dying here, while my city burns, and there’s no one there to save it.

Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.

The first truth of Batman… It had to be one I didn’t like to admit. The gunshots left me alone. For years I was alone in the echoing dark of that well. But something else defined the exact moment Batman was born. The First Truth of Batman… The saving grace. I was never alone. I had help.

You either die a hero or live enough to see yourself become a villain.

The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.

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

I’m not afraid. I’m angry.

Bats frighten me. It’s time the world share my dread.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Uhh, you…you just couldn’t let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren’t you? Huh? 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.

But as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.

We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us.

You can never escape me. Bullets don’t harm me. Nothing harms me. But I know pain. I KNOW pain. Sometimes I share it. With someone like you.

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

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

Tell your friends tell all your friends I AM THE KNIGHT.

If you’re good at something, never do it for free.

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

You finally learned to do what is necessary.

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

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

I’ve worked so hard to gain their respect; they sometimes forget I’m flesh and blood

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.

They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But the night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something. I’ve looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge… Me.

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.

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.

I knew Harvey Dent, I was his friend and it will be a very long time before someone…Inspires us the way he did.

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

I saved the world again today. It was off the chain.

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

Batman has no limits.

I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman

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

I have one power. I never give up.

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

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.

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

Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you.

People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy.

Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

A gun is a liar’s weapon.

Then I reminded myself that all intelligent children suffer bad dreams.

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.

Laugh and the world laughs with you!

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

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.

I am whatever Gotham needs me to be.

You’re not the devil. You’re practice.

If you kill a killer, the number of killers in the room remains the same.

What do you see when you look at me, the child whose shoes you used to tie every morning, the teenager you drove to his first date? I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises. Tonight will not be my end, but it will be theirs!

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

Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough, sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded

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

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

Well, I grew up in Gotham, and I turned out all right.

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

There’s nothing to fear but fear itself!

I am not Bruce Wayne. But when lives were lost … and the entire city was at stake … I did what Batman had to do. I acted as the Dark Knight. To the best of my abilities – I became him. And I succeeded. Not at Dick Grayson. And not as Bruce Wayne. But as Batman.

I believe in Jim Gordon. I believe in Harvey Dent. I believe in Gotham City.

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

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

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

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

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.

It’s not who we are but what we do that defines us.

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.

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

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

In my attempts to see clearly in the deepest dark, in my efforts to go to the still eye in the storm of madness, did I open myself to some pure source of evil? Did I finally reach the limits of reason? And find the Devil waiting? And was that fear in his eyes?

Well, a guy who dresses up as a bat clearly has issues.

Well, today I found out what Batman can’t do. He can’t endure this. Today, you get to say I told you so.

They may be drinkers, Robin, but they’re still human beings.

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

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