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Quote1.png Her hobby is hunting down the best fighters in the world and beating them to death with her bare hands. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Bruce and Dick made a promise to one another on this very spot, a long time ago. He gave Dick the opportunity to leave his old life behind, a chance to make sure justice was served... Dick didn't take the easy way out. He didn't let his pain win -- I know you've already made that choice. This oath isn't about you... it's about me. I became Batgirl on my own. But the world is different now than it was then. And I'm in this chair as proof. "I pledge to you, Stephanie Brown -- my guidance. Support. For as long as you want it. When you go out at night, you won't be alone." Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png It's funny. Never thought of joining the force 'cause I thought it would be too violent. Then this happens. Didn't know what I was missing. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I promise loyalty. I promise secrecy. And I promise courage. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm Oracle, I know everybody. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Is that your only solution? More death? Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png She showed me that I had to make my own way in the world on my own terms, no matter what anyone else expects. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I have to find another path. Divine my own future. One uniquely mine. Not a page from someone else's book. Not a fate that begins and ends on page one. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png That voice though. Like wind growling over gravestones. That can't be natural. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I can see Gotham's future. And without people like you and Pixie Boots and me, this place doesn't have much to look forward to. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Watch your back, woman. I'm coming to get you. I don't buy your lies. No killing is justified. Ever. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png You didn't know me back then. I wasn't professional like you -- I had some issues. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png There's more to life than fighting and training and -- y'know -- the whole bat thing... Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png You know at the end of the day, when you close the door and you're all alone... And you strip off your armor and lower your guard and peel away the mask... When there's nobody watching and nothing to hide... And you no longer need to be strong or clever or pretty or brave... There's just you. That's it. That's the soul. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Oh, Cass... we really must teach you to read... Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png You can't try telling me it's healthy to live in a cave -- only coming out at night, dressed like a bat, to beat people up... Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Wearing that bat on your chest might scare off smaller thugs... but you're literally asking, no, begging for attention from more dangerous criminals. You're a mark for anyone who wants to make theirs, Stephanie. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png She lost more than that, Tim. Batman lost his parents. Huntress lost everyone with the name Bertinelli. This was a systematic annihilation of a family line. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Sorry, the tapes aren't online. Grossly unfair to us cybervigilantes, if you ask me. I'm thinking of writing my congressman. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png You saved the Joker's life before. Justice could have been served, but you had to be noble. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png He feels it the same as you do. The guilt, the doubts... only unlike you, he isn't used to going it all alone. He needs his friend. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png A little over a year has passed since my old life ended, since I died and was reborn. The shadows remain, but only to give contrast to the light. I am no longer a distaff impersonation of someone else. I'm me -- more me than I have ever been. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'd take you home – but honestly? – more of a cat person. Don't tell her I said that. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Listen, I don't like it much either, but we're in this together and it's gotten way more complicated than just a fun girls' night out. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I have to chase you all night long and watch Batman take down the Russian with one punch! I have to fight my way through the legion of losers, a small mountain that thinks we're engaged, faces, both clay and twoplus I outsmarted the Joker! At the very least, I wanted to clean Riddler's clock! Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I've armed all of you with state of the art antiviral weaponry. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png If I may have your attention, please? I'm Barbara Gordon, daughter of police commissioner James Gordon, and my stepmother is lieutenant Sarah Essen Gordon. I realize every one of you also has a parent, child or spouse... and I can't stop you from trying to make your way through the chaos to your loved ones' sides. I will point out, however, that leaving here would constitute dereliction of duty -- and, as my father would put it, a sheer waste of manpower. The most sensible, if not emotional, course of action demands the coordination of our efforts right here, starting right now... ensuring the highest overall survival rate, given our admittedly limited powers and resources. If we help whomever we can from here... then the welfare of our loved ones will be entrusted to fate and the efforts of strangers. But my final point is this... it was fate that created this situation, and we're all in it together. The moment the earthquake struck... is the moment we all ceased being strangers. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Look around you guys. This whole situation defies reason. But I'm not letting anyone run me out of my hometown. I didn't let the Joker do it and I'm damn sure not going to let a bunch of bureaucrats do it! Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Propaganda. All wars require propaganda. Amazing. Not one of these guys ever paid attention during a history class, yet here they are creating and spreading propaganda. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't know how this is possible... but Matches Malone has just been shot. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png The Gotham Underground is going to get more vicious... more desperate. We're going to want to take the easy way out whenever possible -- but we can't. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Oh, you're down and you're not coming back, huh? You remember Batgirl, Dinah? A tough honey. Tough enough to hang out with the Dark Knight himself. It's got everything to do with me! Do you think I like sending out agents to do my dirty work? Do you think I get my thrills living vicariously? Do you think I don't know hurt? You don't know hurt, sister! I can't get off the mat to take down thugs like Lynx on my own -- but you can. And by God, you will -- because if you don't, you'll regret it -- the rest of your life. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I can't pretend to know everything. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png You do this stuff to torment me, don't you? Rush in recklessly like Black Orchid, hold your fire like Phantom Lady, scuttle the mission site like Catwoman... Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png How did everything go so wrong so fast? On our watch. My watch. I'm Oracle. I run a tight operation here... Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png That's it then? We do your bidding and you get to wallow in grief? Maybe you'd better think about changing your specialty, Bruce. You don't handle the 'grieving thing' well. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Did you know that the gun used in the murder of Vesper Fairchild is registered to Bruce Wayne? Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png There's a monster at Lake Wackadoodle? Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png If she comes back and I'm not alive, it'll break her heart. I know that. But if she died protecting me, that would be even worse. I couldn't bear it. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm sorry for what I did, Helena. By the time I knew you, knew what you were really like, I'd already made a mess of things. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Yep, just when you least expect it, there it'll be. Revenge. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png If nothing else ever comes of this, well, it's still an extraordinary gift isn't it? Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Listen, unless you want a girl in a wheelchair to smack you around a bit, you're gonna have to let the "It's all my fault" thing go. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm Oracle, I know everybody. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Now why does an organization with three hundred supervillains in it send in these no-name drones? Distraction. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Human beings have that one bit of grace that sustains us all. We adapt. We adapt hard. We adapt to the unadaptable. We pitch tents in bombed-out craters. We turn parking lots into hydroponics labs. A dome comes down and seals off everything we've ever known beyond the city limits. What do we do? We adapt. And we adapted to the unadaptable. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png I love my life. I'm going to fight to keep it. Because, glass cage or not, aliens or not... love will conquer fear. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png What could we do? Of all the psychos, murderers and thieves Bruce has defeated--he's never faced a bunch as dangerous as--The United States Congress. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Someone else is out there, being me! Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png You know what it takes to rebuild a city? It's not time. You can make time. It's not hope. Humanity--no man's land notwithstanding--has an infinite capacity for hope. It's money. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Sometimes our only comfort comes from believing that there is no chance. That whatever happens in this world happens for a reason. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Y'know, the costume may have changed... but the attitude's still the same. Eternally optimistic. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png For a long time I felt I had to cope with losing the use of my legs. I had to learn to get over it. And I beat myself up for the longest time. I couldn't "get over it!" I missed walking and running and turning on the bathtub faucet with my toes. It wasn't until I realized that I'd always miss my legs. It wasn't until I realized I'd never not miss them. That's when I could get on with my life. But I had to leave a lot behind. Dancing. Skating. Feeling carpet on bare feet. -- And you. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Haven't you... just for a second... in your darkest imaginings... wondered if Bruce did murder Vesper Fairchild? Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Dick, we can't go on like this... I think it would be better if-- --- I think maybe we shouldn't see each other anymore. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png You're fooling around with things you couldn't possibly understand. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png He thinks leaping from the roof will lose me. He's wrong. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png It may not be swinging from rooftops, but...but it's not bad. It's not bad at all. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

Quote1.png Yeah, I was asleep, but it's okay. I was having my favorite dream. I have it all the time. I was dancing. I was beautiful. I was dancing. Quote2.png

--Barbara Gordon (New Earth)

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