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--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png He's even madder than his nickname! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png He-- The only man who ever solved my identity-secret-- He was a greater detective than I! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Are you sure you're not related to the Joker? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I've never told anyone this... but you were my biggest inspiration! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Well, you've got to understand Superman-- Alfred comes from a line of "gentlemen's gentlemen!" He has generations of tradition to maintain! To call me anything else would offend his sense of what is proper! It doesn't mean he's any less of a friend, though! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Besides, I have a real problem to worry about! Ma Muder was released from prison this morning! She's been there twenty years and I doubt she's reformed. She's as mad as the Joker and potentially as dangerous! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Maybe it isn't really fun to be robbed The Joker but it sure was fun catching him! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

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--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png There, Scarns... Our gallery of enemies! The people who have caused us the most trouble! All candidates for the morgue! Bruce Wayne's statue has been draped in a black shroud... Because he's dead! You did a good job when you knocked off Wayne! But now, I want you to "hit"... Superman's pal... Jimmy Olsen! But you won't have all the fun! I'm reserving that punk... Batman's sidekick... for myself! While you take care of Olsen, I'll nail Robin! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Goodbye, Thomas... my brother! Your tragic life is over... your sick soul is finally at peace! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You may not recall it, but today is the anniversary of your arrival on Earth from the planet Krypton! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png If the world ever had a true hero-- that's him. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I had planned to tell Lana your identity... But now I don't even want to know it myself! At present I'm too young to be trusted with your secret! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png No, O'Quarious, these kids are not the problem... it's us and our middle-class hang-ups! It is we who should learn from them! If there is any hope in this crazy, messed-up mudball of ours, it lies with the kids! They possess the wisdom of the truly ignorant! They are our future! Look at them and learn, O'Quarious! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I brought that young man up as if he were my own son, Alfred! I was impressed with Dick's intelligence and skill at an early age... with his eagerness to learn... I was impressed enough to make him my partner... enough to let him strike out on his own! I'm not impressed by the accomplishments of Batgirl or Robin anymore... I've come to expect them! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I had a hunch this would happen! That's why I brought along invention number two -- suction shoes for walking up the sides of buildings! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Ha, Ha... They'll never make a lap dog out of Bat Hound! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Let's hope that no one ever names another baby Batman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png What we need is a remote-controlled eye that can move swiftly and scan everything! We'll have to build one. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Here on your planet, I become like my friend Superman on Earth. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Come on, Robin! I want to use my muscles again! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We did it! Kathy and I got married! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png That's the way it would be! There'd always be a Batman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png So gangland is now calling me a baby! Well, I'll dress like a baby, and prove them that I'm still a crime-fighter-- as Bat-Baby! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png He -- he's dead! Robin is dead! He sacrificed himself for me on this alien world! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png When I was in that trap and fully awake-- then I knew it was do or die! That I just had to beat it! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The Riddler gave us clues, but we didn't tumble to them! -- My faith in human nature is restored! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I was thinking of how cute Poison Ivy is-- I hate to put such a beautiful doll behind bars! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We can't thank you enough, Alfred! I guess we had lost sight of our original purposes! We're grateful to you for reminding us! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It's an awful slim lead, but I'll grab at straws when Gotham's drowning! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png More bad jokes? I'm running out of verbal comebacks -- and time. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Got to face up to it--no matter how it hurts! From now on, everything is going to be different--it has to be... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png There's no hiding place from Batman-- even on cloud-nine! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I don't die that easily... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The day a case is too small for the Batman is the day I hang up my cowl! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm hunted-- an outlaw! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Ordinarily, I'd enjoy a kiss from a beautiful woman! But after I've seen you hungry to kill... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png There's not enough water in that stream to wash the guilt from anyone who presumes to take the life of another--! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I've begun it -- the war with Ra's al Ghul! -- The war only one of us can survive. On his side, dozens of trained soldiers -- assassins -- And on mine, a reluctant scientist, a superstitious bandit, and a dead gangster. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Ra's al Ghul is... dead?! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Seems like every creep I go against has a walking tub of suet whose brains are in his knuckles! They huff and puff and swing... work up a lot of sweat making like brawlers when they probably couldn't whip orphan Annie! Eventually I get tired of their antics... or maybe I feel sorry for them! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The Batman's frightening image scares the guilty...not the innocent! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png No! Don't leave! The world needs you! Will you help? Will you come out of retirement? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png That stinking rat decoyed me... set me up like an amateur! I've been jobbed! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Whenever I meet a woman I can care for, she's an enemy! And that's my curse! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The serving girl...! Her movements -- fluid as quicksilver... unmistakably graceful -- and the voice like sun-warmed honey! It's her! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Save 'em Joker! As Queen Victoria remarked... "we are not amused"! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'd like to pound your rotten bones to dust... but there's been too much violence already! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Scared, Scarecrow?-- Didn't you know I strike terror in the hearts of criminals? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You'll be hearing from me, Commissioner... when I have something to say! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png For amateurs, you've been diabolically clever! Seldom have any criminals caused me such grief! You've deceived me... humiliated me--! The trouble is... I tend not to stay deceived and humiliated! Men like you are driven by greed! I have a stronger motivation! I hate crime... hate it with every fiber of my being!
Even in a word as confused and uncertain as ours, justice still exists-- and whether through me or through the machinery of civilization-- the law-- justice triumphs!
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--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png My business is my pleasure! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'll find him! Even if he's on the moon-- Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Uncle Batman Wants You! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You kept telling me to kill you, Spook-- but I won't do it! You're not going to die-- you'll just wish you were dead! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png There are still unanswered questions... But what else can it be except an insane terrorist conspiracy to blow up-- pulverize!-- the Panama Canal. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I don't work against the police-- nor do I work for the police... or with the police! I work alone! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png What do you mean-- "real identity?" Is the Batman any less real than Bruce Wayne? Aren't they both absolutely real? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Deduction had little to do with solving this Commissioner... it was mostly luck! Aye, the luck o' the Irish! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Bad taste in clothing is the least of your crimes, mister... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png What makes people like the Kite-Man do the things they do? Why do some children never grow up? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The Riddler isn't interested in anyone-- except himself! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Alfred, the day I can't handle a punk like Boomerang alone is the day I hang up my cowl! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The Egyptian Cat-God Exhibition at the museum was stolen earlier tonight---the perfect sort of crime for the Catwoman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You won't die, Selina-- I'll see to that! You can't die-- you're the woman Bruce Wayne loves! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png ... die, Commissioner! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Alfred, every so often I find myself wondering if this crusade of mine means anything. I wonder if it makes any difference. And, if truth can be told, there are times I despair for want of an answer! But then... times like this justify all the horrors and all the hells. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I choose hell, and to hell with you! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You'll never make it in the underworld wearing those threads, anyway...Burger King will sue you for trademark infringement! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'll find a cure, Langstrom! And when I do, I'll bring you to your daughter... so you can see her, hold her... and that you'll know -- the future still lives -- and you still have hope! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I also believe-- that free speech should be available to anyone willing to listen. Like me. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png And on behalf of us all-- Welcome Home! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Get off me-- you lunatic! What you're pretending to be isn't real-- it isn't-- my God... ...blood... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We are responsible for each other. You hurt me by leaving Gotham... I hurt you by starting up with Vicki. Life can take people in opposite directions. It's not fair. It's the way things are. Neither of us intended the hurt we gave. But for the hurt I gave you, Selina, I'm sorry... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm sick of "citizens" who want us to save them from life's hard realities. "Let someone else do it... let the Police handle it... I'm afraid... it's dangerous." It turns my stomach. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Thank you, Dick... for all the years... for everything. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Save the humor until we're home-free, Robin... and remember everything I've ever taught you. This is death we face... NOW! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I suppose the only ones who don't like to be scared are criminals-- because they secretly know they deserve it. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Anton Knight-- once known as the Thief-of-Night and now as Night-Slayer-- is not the Batman... I AM. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Talk to me-- keep me asleep. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png ...I think that costume is making you reckless-- Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You succeeded, Black Mask. All trace of Roman Sionis has been obliterated... and you've masked yourself for life. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Sometimes being a loner gets lonely. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Bright snow does hamper my camouflage. I'm built for the night. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png In the beginning, Gordon, perhaps he really did have two sides, one good and one evil, but his evil side has steadily grown stronger over the years-- eating away the good man who was once District Attorney Harvey Dent. He's the most tragic foe I've ever faced, Gordon, and I still feel as I always have. Short of capital punishment, the only way to put an end to Two-Face's evil is to reach the good side of Harvey Dent trapped inside-- and free it. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Listen to me, Dent! You're making the wrong choice! You don't have to succumb to evil just because half your face was ruined! You were once a good man! Then you turned half-good and half-evil... but now you're turning all evil! Don't you see? That proves you can go the other way too! You can return to being Harvey Dent again! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Hello again. Beware... forever. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png He's a great dog! It was he who really saved us! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You know how it is with Batman... When his job's done, he disappears! But if you ever need him, I'm sure he'll be around! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I've heard the cries of the dying... and the mourning... the victims of crime and injustice... I swore I'd do everything in my power to avenge those deaths... to protect innocent lives... and if I fail to keep that promise... my entire life is a lie! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'd sacrifice any of you -- and myself -- before I'd let one innocent be harmed. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I want to tell you that I'm proud of you. Sometimes I realize my war on crime is unwinnable... but at times like this, I honestly believe we can do it -- that we'll see a day when there's an end to crime, to suffering, to injustice... and on that day, none of us will need masks anymore... on that day, none of us will be Outsiders...! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Come with me, all of you. You've nothing to return to... you're all looking for something, and I can help you find it... whether it's the proper way to use your powers... or who you really are... or simply some kind of purpose in your lives! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We have no need to bargain... we could end your entire race with a few more volts... but we won't. Just remember that we could. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png If you didn't deserve this now... you will soon. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You've done the same for me... and even if you hadn't, you're no good to me dead. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png He told you what you wanted to hear, so you could do what you wanted to do... commit "acts of war" against innocents who'd never hurt you in the least! And as long as men rationalize injustice... my war -- the Outsiders' war -- will never reach an end! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png If that's the way you feel, fine. Effective immediately... the Outsiders are dissolved. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You lead the Titans well, Robin -- I guess even the teacher can learn from his pupil... his former pupil! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png ... It's fact, sir -- The Blackhawks are washed-up has-beens, out of date antiques, a danger to national security! To put it bluntly ... They just don't swing! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png They are good soldiers. And like all good soldiers...they have to learn to adapt. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png At least they sent Beta and not VHS. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You aren't any Terrible Trio I recognize! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You're everything I could possibly want in a woman... beautiful, intelligent, loyal! If I was anyone else, I'd cherish you for the rest of my life! But I can't consider our marriage real! I have a mission and you'd keep me from doing what I must! So, forgive me Talia! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I've become two people... a crime-fighter by day-- a thief by night! I've become a menace to society... I must give myself up to the police! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Batman, Junior helped me in that one case only-- and, after all, there's only one Robin! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I can't remember-- can't remember anything! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Dick, when that bat flew into my room, it must have prodded my subconscious memory of my father's costume! Now I realize I adopted a Batman costume because I remembered my father wearing one! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Dick-- there's one thing I learned while I was Barney Warren. There'll never be another Robin! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm Bruce Wayne! Batman is Bruce Wayne! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png They'll find no gold at the end of this rainbow... only prison. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm trapped-- trapped in giant size! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Robin, I must tell you the truth! I'm afraid of anything that resembles a bat... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Let's hope the reward we claimed will some day be the reward of everyone-- the hand of friendship between all people everywhere! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Another crook who wants to make himself a reputation by outsmarting me! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Just as I suspected! That comet gave me super-strength! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The machine-- bathing me in an eerie light... infusing me with lines of force! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Use your common sense, Robin! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I want to make sure that the world doesn't forget! Alfred deserves a fine tribute-- a memorial! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Odd, Robin! We've seldom done less deduction on a case! It seems to me that mainly we had to think fast and act fast-- Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png If you let people know you like them-- they'll like you! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The Joker may be a dangerous criminal, Robin-- but he's a clown at heart! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png He's too tough for Batman... but not for Bruce Wayne! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png He made all the hits-- and we made all the errors! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Here's where I cloud up and rain all over you, Weather Wizard! I'm in a stormy mood myself, you see! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Outsider-- I'm going to get you-- if it's the last thing I ever do! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png All of us have deep buried fears! Me too! But I'm not going to give into those fears! Give them an inch-- and they want a mile! That's the way fears are! Got to fight them-- like we fight crime itself! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm always glad to be of help-- in any way or whatever-- to Batman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Well, I don't think Janis Joplin would appreciate being called "Batty," either... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I believe in "The Hammer of Hell"-- and the things it can say to audiences about the nature-- and folly-- of war! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The Batman NEVER uses a gun! He uses only the decent weapons of outrage and indignation to bring criminals to justice! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Langstrom! What mad cravings made you go this far? Man-Bat was evil enough! But now... a Vampire-Bat? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Can what they say be true--? Am I really just an inhuman instrument of violence--? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You actually want me-- Bruce Wayne, number one playboy of the jet set-- to convince someone like Batman to turn himself in? Outrageous! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I made a promise on the graves of my parents-- to battle evil in all forms, no matter what the cost-- and that's one promise I won't break, old friend-- even if it costs me my life! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It's about time you dropped the pretense-- and stood for what you truly are-- Ra's al Ghul's League of Assassins... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png True, the police can't interrogate you without counsel... that's one reason I'm not a policeman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The Batman seldom enjoys himself! I'm certain he envies those who can lead peaceful lives! He's driven... he's burdened with a compulsion to battle crime! It isn't pretty-- it's simply what he does... what he needs to do! Don't pity him-- but don't condemn him either! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I've heard there's no hope in Crime Alley, Miss Thompkins-- that's wrong! You and those like you... you're the hope of Crime Alley-- maybe the only hope our tormented civilization has left! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Vigilantism is an idea, not a person-- a sick, deadly dangerous idea! And ideas don't die-- not unless people want them to-- and sometimes, not even then! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png In a way, it's lucky that the Batman can't bring you in... because Bruce Wayne is the one to grieve for his butler... and Bruce Wayne gets the best wherever he goes! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png This is my city, Royal--the best in the country, and maybe in the world, in spite of the rats that live here! I've sworn to keep it clean of rats! That's my right! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I never have nightmares! I give nightmares! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I hate people who know they know it all! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You picked a bad night to tangle with me, little man... a real bad night! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Attention... Maxie Zeus-- this is the Batman! Despite all your cleverness, you failed! I'm not dead-- and I'm laughing at you! You're a paltry excuse for a God... unable to defeat a mere mortal like me! You're probably ashamed to face me! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I have been beaten. I have been shot. I've been subjected to fists and bullets and rockets and dynamite-- in order to save your life-- and you dare... you dare refuse to have it saved? I could make you come! I could hit you and carry you out and I want to! I've never wanted to do anything more! But I won't... God help me, I will not! If I believe anything, it's that each man is responsible for his own choices! Goodbye, reverend! Enjoy your martyrdom! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The trick to avoiding bullets-- is not to be where they're going! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You might say that, Alfred... I've been shot. I'm at someplace called Hotel Dolan, Can you pick me up? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Alfred-- I never joke. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I may not have as many lives as a cat, Blake... but I'm just as hard to kill as you are. Maybe a little more so. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Lately, I've allowed the Foundation to rule my life. I've lost sleep-- spent hours pouring over obscure reports-- wasted my energies on business that had nothing to do with my lifetime goals. In a word, I'm exhausted. That's why I'm resigning my position as Chief Executive Officer of both the Foundation and Wayne Enterprises. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You're no God Zeus-- just a sorry little psychopath with delusions of grandeur! Nobody worships you punk-- they pity you! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I have needs now, Alfred -- Dirty, horrible needs -- Needs I can't control! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We'll have a long talk someday soon, Wayne-- about the chance that brought you here! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You've won rounds one and two, Croc... but round three is going to be mine! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png This is it, Man-Bat! You've gone too far! No more will I treat you with kid gloves simply because I feel sorry for you! You've crossed the line-- and I'm coming after you with blood in my eyes! Do you hear me, Man-Bat? I'm going to kill you!! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png ...Remember that the mind often turns a blind eye on reality, favoring the darkness of what it wants to see. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I possess and control more money than any thousand people could reasonably spend in very long lifetimes. - It means nothing to me. I wouldn't shed a single tear if it all vanished this very second. Yet for one solid hour this afternoon... after they came and took Jason away from me... I broke down and wept. Money is fine gentlemen, but it isn't real. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Even if there are good shortcuts as well as bad ones, by definition they're all off the beaten track... and there's usually good reason why most people don't take them. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Sorry to mix business with pleasure, Catwoman, but it is the cross borne by those who work nights. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Worst night of my life, Alfred. Absolutely, without a doubt, the most miserable night of my life. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We've been a team from the early days, Superman... And there's no need to start worrying about each other's safety now! Stop worrying about grown men who can take care of themselves! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png There's your reason out there! Superman and I have been friends for a long, long time-- The World's Finest! We're a team! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png If we've offended you, Zatanna, we apologize... but we honestly believe you'd want election to the League! After all, we worked well together, during your search for your father, the Magician Zatara-- and as Wonder Woman indicated once, the League is in sore need of more women to balance our rolls! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We made a series of mistakes... and it almost cost us our lives! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png A court will have to decide a punishment fit for their crimes. But in the meantime--they won't be bothering anyone for a good long while! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Robin! What have I done to you? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Who is this new Batgirl who seems to have taken over my crime-fighting territory? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png By God, Joker-- you've done your last criminal act! I swear this time to hunt you down and destroy you like the mad dog you are!! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Lois sure deserves that super-kiss! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Clark's spending time with Babs will do Superman some good... It'll loosen him up from that "world-saver" image he's always having to live up to! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Poor Gordon! He really is getting too old! They did him a favor...retiring him before he becomes decrepit! Hope someone does the same when my time comes! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Nations, like men who live in mistrust and fear, end up destroying each other! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I used to do that kind of thing... until I realized it was hurting my crime fighting! Crooks begin to lose their fear of The Batman if he's too much of a public figure! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm a detective. And I'm good at what I do. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Jack? Do me a favor? Don't call me "BATS"! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We all have our violent sides... and our gentle ones. We all hate... and we all love! If we deny either side... we die a little inside. It's called being human. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I can't help being who or what I am! I'm sorry if that upsets you -- but I didn't ask to come here! You think it's fun, being in a world where an older version of yourself has died? Try facing your own mortality like that sometime, Robin! It's not very pleasant! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm the best I've been in days, Helena... because I've just realized that the Batman existed for more reasons than fighting crime... he exists to spare others the loss I felt when my parents died-- Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We were given a clean green world as a gift! This is what happens when we don't take care of it! The world will become a junkyard! Each generation is the guardian of this planet-- passing it on to the next-- that's you! You're the future-- the world belongs to you! I'm not going to stand here and watch you being ripped off! - Clean up your own backyard and you can clean up a planet! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png All right, that's enough! Look at yourself feeling sorry for yourself! Is this how your parents trained you? Would they want you to deny your abilities, to refuse to use them to help mankind... because your life isn't perfect? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Life's a grim joke, Ragman--! Either we laugh ai it-- or cry unheard! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png So suddenly you turn all goody-goody! Kind of late, baby, isn't it? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The Flash... dead... and it's all my fault! I should have stopped him -- locked him up if necessary! Those fiends... they knew he was ill, and deliberately ran him to death! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We heroes without super-powers have to improvise, G.L.! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png A convention of robots from all over the world! What's next? Robots voting?... or running for office? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Enough, you two! I've had enough! You've ruined everything with your kooky romanticism! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png All right, Deadman! I know you're here...! Listen! I'll take your case...I'll help you find your killer! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I hereby accept the office of United States Senator. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm no longer haunted by my orphaned childhood... Killing my past by finally putting the ghosts of my parents to rest has freed me! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I had not shed a single tear in my parent's memory since their funeral. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png All right, mister whoever-you-are, you've been asking for a war-- and now you have one! And it's a war only one of us will survive!! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It could have been fatal to me--if I didn't have such super friends-- And I mean both of you! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Maybe I'll even grow a beard...to keep away from my shaving mirror! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png No! No! I'm Bruce Wayne! You're Clark Kent -- and Superman too! Has everyone gone crazy? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I could stand it to be inferior to you, but I can't forgive your tricking me... making me a fake hero! I'm through with you Superman... for good! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It's no dream... what I suspected is true! We're not on our own Earth at all! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I hope that-- the whole rest of my life, I never again have to go chase myself! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Superman, help me... HELP ME! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Nice try, Composite Superman... Or should I say Joe Meach? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Er... On our world, we hunters name ourselves after our trapping regions! I'm from the land of Bat... My partner's from the land of Super! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Where there's smoke, pal, there's fire... And where there's darkness, there's the Batman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png All right! I have to shield him! That murdering madman... is my own brother!! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png What does it mean? The head shrinks say dreams are a way of working out problems... But I can't figure this particular nightmare! Well, no sense trying to get back to sleep... Time for the Bat to fly! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Hated to trick Superman... But I couldn't let Dr. Lucas sacrifice himself! He means too much to his family... The universe...! As Batman, I've had a full life... In fact, two full lives when you're considering my Bruce Wayne identity! Well, it was fun-- And fury! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Never dreamed it would come to this... That to save the world, I must kill my greatest friend, Superman! Nobody's sadder than I am, fella... But it must be done! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png He's alive! Superman's alive -- Now I've got something to fight for -- Kor-El's tyranny will soon end! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png When I was the beast, I wasn't all that different from what I am when I do my job! Maybe a certain amount of brutality-- Of ruthlessness-- Is necessary-- In the task I'm driven to do! But it must be tempered with mercy... With humanity! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I figure that one of my duties as your friend is to save you from yourself! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Superman I've got this terrible feeling... that our problems have just gone from bad to worse! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png From the deepest pit of Hell! At least that's where I'm planning to send them back to! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'd hoped to explore a girl named Yumiko, tonight, but she's gone... so instead I'm exploring a cave in search of Yumiko. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png We can't condone their methods-- but we can't condemn them for their goals... Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Superior beings don't slaughter innocents! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I can prove my loyalty -- by executing him! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I guess we're stuck with each other. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Not so strange! 'The guilty flee where none pursueth!' Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Superman, well he's seen a lot of things. He's encountered wonders we'd never find if we spent our whole lives away and searching. He's seen the Earth rise while standing in the tail of a streaking comet and shadowboxed with starfighters that could shatter a sun. He's walked on worlds the size of a thumb-print... and worlds made of water that broke at his touch into a thousand glistening droplets. Stars that scream and stars that sing and stars that think. He knows them all. We dream that we may someday catch a falling star... he's done it. Does that answer your question? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png People nowadays are all too ready to link being wealthy with being crooked! As if the two just naturally walked hand in hand! I'm here to say it isn't so! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Unpleasant facts are never easy to accept. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You wouldn't have to be thanking me now... if you'd handled the situation a little differently than you always do... flying right into the thick of things. You're faster than a speeding bullet... slow down... and use that super-brain once in a while. The night... the shadows... those are my domain. The backstreets and back alleys... they're my territory. Leave them to an expert. The world almost lost Superman... because of his foolish impetuosity. I'll save your neck any time... but I won't write your epitaph. Think about it. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Never mind repairing the Batplane now, Superman. The bigger problem is Lois Lane's discovery of your identity. -- Wait! Suppose we confused her! Suppose she were now to discover that Bruce Wayne is Superman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Why, Superman-- even Robin could have figured something out! Just dig into your brain, old pal! Or-- have I underestimated you? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png If it's the last thing we ever do, we must beat Superman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You make it almost too easy, Superman! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png What the princess really means, strong-boy, is that she prefers my company... so why don't you just take off? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It all seems like a dream now! Do you suppose maybe a whiff of that gas made us imagine we crossed time? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I haven't got money to throw away! What do you think I am-- a millionaire? Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Members of the jury, we are here to seek the answer to a transcendent question: Who killed the Batman? --And to bestow full honor and recognition for this glorious achievement! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Whatever scientific knowledge I have, it's the knowledge of a dilettante! I'm no expert, like Ray Palmer or Katar Hol! I'm a detective, a synthesist, a practical scientist, if anything... And this is a job for a theoretical genius! Still... It's my job, and I can't escape it just by wishing! I'm the Leaguer on monitor duty... And that makes it my responsibility, since I can't contact the others... And if I've learned anything in my years as a crimefighter... It's that a man can do whatever he must do. Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm not even going to ask what this is all about! Weird extraterrestrials are your department--! Me-- I just catch bad guys! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Terra-Man made a fool out of me-- On television! By nightfall, every crook in the country will have heard about it! If they think I can be taken so easily, it'll make my job a lot harder! Quote2.png

--Bruce Wayne (Earth-One)

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