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Quote1 Someday... when I grow up... I'm going to become Superman, the world's greatest champion for justice! Quote2
--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Calm down, Lois! You wouldn't look good with a... er... swelled head like the Ultra-Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Hi! I was just flying by so I thought I'd pop in and say hello! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Maybe he's right, Sharn-- Everything is tougher here! On Earth, I could squeeze metal to liquid in my hands, but not the metal here! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Calm down, Lois! You wouldn't look good with a... er... swelled head like the Ultra-Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What that Imp doesn't know is that when I wanted to leave his world, I pronounced my real name backwards: Le-Lak. My real name; given to me by my Kryptonian parents, is... Kal-El! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 The sun... It's red now, not yellow! In this far future, Earth's sun has become red as suns usually do as they get old! ...but under a red sun... I have no super-power!... How will I ever get back to my own time? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I guess I can't pretend any longer! I may as well take off my "Perry White" plastic mask and be myself. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Buddy, can you spare a dime? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Listen to me! An enemy has turned me into a living Super-Bomb! I know of no way to prevent it from destroying Earth... but rioting won't help! Return to your homes and remain calm! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Whoa, big fella! If it's an opponent you want, meet the number one challenger! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It wasn't very smart of you to line this place with lead to block my X-ray vision, Luthor! That made it stand out like a snowball in a coal bin. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Where's Superman? Where is that murderer? Show him to me and I'll take him apart with my bare hands! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Unbelievable! You'd think they show more respect for me! After all, I'm supposed to be a hero who died in the line of duty! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It happens in medicine sometimes! You gave me such an overdose of Kryptonite rays that I built up a tolerance to them! I'm immune to kryptonite now! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I swore never to misuse my awesome powers. This is my moment of truth! My sacred oath must not be broken. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 They'll be punished on their home world -- where the Superman Revenge Squad's penalty for failure of a mission is lifelong slavery! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 As a reporter, I was always at the center of vital events. Suppose I became a magician? Would the change interfere with my super-career?... It's a challenge... And I accept it! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You'll find it takes more than a glowing Halloween suit to make you a super-villain! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 This means I can never die... No force in the universe can harm me! My friends... Lois, Jimmy, Perry, Lana, Batman... All dead ages ago! But I can't die! I'll live forever... And I can never... go... home! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 There's nothing for me in this era now but regret! Why didn't I marry Lois? I miss her so... Now that she's lost forever! All I can do is jump a few dozen centuries ahead... Maybe I'll find happiness waiting there! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What? Why did you do a fool thing like that? I'm over a million years old... I've outlived everything and everybody I cared for! I wanted to die! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Me, a TV reporter! I'll get around easier now, but I'll still miss the Planet! ...I'll miss the thunder of those presses... The smell of printers' ink! But times change... And even Superman has to change along with them! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 For one brief moment, I had a son-- The son I always dreamed of! Goodbye, Gregor! I'll always remember you! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 This Atomic Cauldron is fueled by radioactive Kryptonian elements which I got from Kandor! It will dissolve these super-weapons into their molecular components instantly! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I come to you today not as a super-hero, but a man! A man who is suffering from a fatal illness that will claim his life in the next 24 hours unless something drastic is done! My one hope of survival rests with you, the citizens of Metropolis! I ask for able-bodied volunteers to donate a small amount of his or her blood so that I can give myself a super-transfusion! I can't promise that your blood will cure me! But if I do survive, I shall be eternally grateful... And continue to defend you from any and all threats! My life rests in your hearts! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You would have let the bomb explode here-- And sacrificed yourself-- As long as I died, too! Luthor, do you hate me that much? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Someone obviously booby-trapped the elevator--! Clark Kent may have been the intended victim-- But now this is a job for Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What's this... Dozens of pictures of Clark... And only one of Superman! For once, there was someone who loved meek Clark Kent instead of Superman! Lorna... I'll always remember you-- As you once were! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 My two arch-enemies... The world's most evil beings... Earth will never see their like again! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Another day, another brush with near-disaster! If the thousands who envy the life of Superman only knew what it's really like... The awful loneliness... The constant life-and-death decisions... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 See this? You know what it stands for? It means I can mop up the ocean with saltwater scum like you... and there isn't a thing you can do to stop me. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Gosh, Lois. I feel like a complete fool in this zoot suit. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 ...so the vile Lex Luthor thwarted Superman today with his trickery and escaped capture. No citizen is safe until that warped criminal genius is apprehended. In fact, that skin-headed wretch should be put away for a hundred years... and even then he'd be getting off easy. Luthor's a blight on the human race... a stomach-churning disgrace to all of us. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Before we get on with tonight's top stories... I'd like you viewers to call in and tell me what you see when I take off my shirt! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 If I can't trust a fellow journalist, who can I trust? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 In less time than it takes to say "Frankenstein," Lois turned into a monster right before my eyes! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 First a young boy goes through a repeat performance of the traumatic event that spawned the Batman then a teenager undergoes a reenactment of the freak phenomenon that created The Flash. Is there a reason behind these two happenings? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 One of the by-products of age is experience... and thanks to Luthor I'm now short on both! All the years of practice I've had using my super-powers are lost — GONE! It's like I never — GAHH! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 A man's worst enemy can sometimes be...himself! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I am up against one of the deadliest dilemmas of my life! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What would have happened if I hadn't brought that computer back from the future to place in that capsule? ... What came first — the present day computer or the future computer? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I guess you could say that, ladies. In fact, it's happened so many times, you might say... It's the story of my life! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Great Scott! If I didn't know better-- I'd swear I'm standing face-to-face with my foster father-- Jonathan Kent! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I can see again, but Olsen's escaped me-- for the fifth time! That red-headed creep's got too much luck! Luck I'll have to cut short the next time our paths cross! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I wish I could, Steve... ...but your parents' bloodtypes don't match yours! You're not their natural son! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm really afraid I wouldn't survive against a war-world like this one. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I said-- stop! You're tearing me-- APART!!? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Frankly, Primus, as much as I'd like to help, I have a problem. Quite literally, I'm only half a Superman. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Primus helped me lift the Fortress key with his psionic powers when the Omega Men were here... but alone, my body can't the strain of moving it... even though I still possess my super-strength! I tend to forget how my super-powers augment each other! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That doesn't matter... because you fought your fears, and tried your best! You never have to be ashamed of anything, not even losing... ...as long as you've done your best! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I used to be Superman. I had powers beyond your imagining. Now... I'm helpless. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Satanis magically sabotaged every time-travel method I knew about-- but I'd never heard of this Rip Hunter till Lois mentioned it. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Satanis, I've tracked you through the ages to claim what's rightfully mine! I want my other self-- and nothing will stop me from having it! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I can't believe Arkham Asylum let this fruit fly loose! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Yessir, a fellow doesn't need X-ray vision to see the truth when it's right under his nose! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How often, up above, I wanted to throw aside my false "timidity" and use the Superboy powers openly when people scorned me as a "weakling"! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How the old Ice-Cream Parlor has changed! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You can't fool me, Robin! You're in with that gang - and your scientist boss used some super-scientific gimmick to materialize you in my Secret Citadel! You're here to spy on me! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I see you recognize the execution instrument used by the planet Krypton to punish its criminals! Well, you're going back where you belong... to the Phantom Zone. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm always rescuing endangered aircraft. This time I'll be... Different! Instead of saving the plane, I'll wreck it! Ha, Ha, Ha! The propeller's shattering on my invulnerable hand!... Fall, Plane!!! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Your obsession with the idea that Clark Kent is Superboy is getting out of hand! You see Clark Kent everywhere! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Even though Karate Kid bit off more than he could chew, anyone who can give ME that kind of tussle belongs in the Legion! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 We dual-identity characters have to protect each other, don't we? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I promised immunity for everyone in this courtroom--but for Luthor, that ends the moment he leaves here--and I'll be waiting! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You can't just kill everyone who does wrong, son! You've got to reform them, make them better! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 These exhibits are all I have left to remind me of my parents... The wonders of Krypton... Everything that was blown to kingdom come... by... you! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'll say this about the Borotavians -- They're stubborn! They want to spread their civil war to the surrounding countries -- -- And they'll kill anyone who wants to stop them! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 We live on remembering and honoring the past, but always looking to the future. Good-bye, Kara... Linda Lee... Supergirl. I will miss you forever. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sounds like you certainly do a lot of casual annihilating! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You called me an old-timer! Well, to me... you're just a young punk! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That's the only trouble with having super-vision, Kara... sometimes you get so involved with microscopic details that you miss the big picture! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Jimmy Olsen, boy reporter... reading a comic book on company time!? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Slow down, friend... one step at a time. And the first step is who are you, and why is Mongul trying to make you into a paperweight? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 After all the super-villains... the Kryptonite... the magic... who'd have thought it would end like this -- that Superman would go out like a shooting star -- to become one more infinitesimal speck of stellar energy in a cosmic graveyard?? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Some days I really do feel like I was born on another planet! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Looks like I'd better introduce myself. Where I come from they call me Superman! And everyone back there knows I stand for truth and justice! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I only had the one chance Creeper! To save the world I'll dare anything - and under the circumstances - I did what I had to do! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You didn't really think you'd get away with trying to ransack the earth again - did you outlaw? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How the old Ice-Cream Parlor has changed! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Flammbron; mightiest solar furnace in the universe, whose incandescent neutronic flames match the searing heat of a thousand normal suns! In another second, I'll be a pinch of cosmic dust! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Poor Superman! Despite his powers, he is a minority of one in a teeming world of billions! A stranger in a strange land... What does Superman mean to you, down there? Do they secretly resent him? Fear him--? Hate him? For the first time in many years-- I feel I'm alone-- Alone! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 The 73rd Century? I don't recall ever visiting that one! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Hold it right there, Wizard! this farce has gone far enough! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Don't you know by now that you can't fight hate with hatred? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 There are parallel Earths, Commander Steel … SEVEN that we know of, for certain. To us, our world is Earth-1. Your world is Earth-2. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Assuming that Hawkman used a normal space warp, his ship could have gone off course here... I feel a strong force... pulling me! ...Very powerful gravity! Ahead, a neutron star--! And there's Hawkman's ship being drawn toward it! I don't know whether even a Superman can overcome such pull-- But I've got to try! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You'll never solve the problem by handing it to somebody else! My friends and I will restore your oceans' ecology as much as we can, after we recover our own plankton! But whatever we do can only be temporary! You must each face your own problem-- re-do your thinking about how and why you pollute your planet-- Even as we must do on Earth! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I am Superman... Why must I keep impressing that on Earthlings? There are 3 1/2 billion people on this planet and I am unique... different! ...A stranger in a strange land! Exercising... and brooding in my Fortress of Solitude aren't helping my situation any! I need some company-- To be among those that share the curse-- as well as the blessing-- of super-powers! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 If that's all you have left to fight with, Starbreaker-- You're finished! With every gob of garbage that strikes me I get madder-- And the madder I get, the stronger I become-- All of which will be vented upon you... Full super-strength! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 But I need being Clark-- I need a private life just like anyone! In the past, I've tried assuming other identities-- But it just didn't work! Clark Kent is as much a part of who I am as Kal-El of Krypton is! Ma and Pa Kent... The way they raised me... My boyhood in Smallville-- They made me what I am-- And I'd sooner die than give it up! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How can I learn who they were... how they lived... and what they accomplished in life... good or evil? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 As I was saying, fellows, the most important thing in newspaper work is accuracy! All facts must be checked and double-checked before they're printed! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 None of us are perfect! You have to judge a man by the good in him! The legend of Questar should be an inspiration for all! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You may be a crack policeman, Dvron..., but it'll take everything you have working alongside us! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You said you came from Krypton! But the initial on your costume isn't in Kryptonese script! The letter D for Dak-El is part of the English alphabet. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Where me land this time? Will me find gold? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I wonder... when I grow up... Will I know a great love, too? Or will the price of my super-career be... loneliness? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Spinning satelllites! This isn't my outfit! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Up--Up... And Away! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I swear by the Holy Sun of Krypton I will not try to escape from this cell until I'm cleared of this charge! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Thomas Fuller, in the 18th Century, wrote: "He that has no fools, knaves, nor beggars in his family, was begot by a flash of lightning." My Legion friends sure learned how true that is! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 He has a brilliant mind and a world of courage! He'll make a splendid hero! Yes, someday, we'll be a great team — Batman and I! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Curses... Evil spells... As Superboy, I can't believe in them! Yet there may be dark forces in this world not even I can understand! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I know it isn't polite to point -- but you'll have to forgive me! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Who was that other member? Who was Anti-Lad? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You may be a crack policeman, Dvron..., but it'll take everything you have working alongside us! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Those weird beams flashing into our eyes. They're hypnotic... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What a girl! She's strong and smart... and brave! She... she was willing to die in order to save my life! Gosh! I've never known a girl like her! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 No, Superboy! Destiny will keep your super-feats out of the Daily Planet... until you grow up into me, Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Mxyzptlk is not only one of my worst enemies... He's the whackiest of them all! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 So, you see, I'm too adept at sports! My super-powers make me unfit to compete with boys who are normal in their skills! If I played against them, it would be unsportsman-like because we wouldn't be fairly matched! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I must warn you, Mon-El! There are dangerous villains at large in the Phantom Zone! Life may be hard... but at least you'll be alive! And I promise you, in the future I'll find a cure for the deadly effects of lead... and return you to the real world! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 No, we can't have trash like you cluttering the streets-- or wouldn't you love to have someone trip over you and get hurt? Isn't that what you live for... menacing innocent people with your insane gimmicks? Face it, Lex Luthor... The future would be better off without you! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sure, you were conned! Just like you conned him into coming here! You got as good as you gave! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 There's no time for us to waste by repeating my mistake! We have a world to save! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That's right, Brainy -- today is the anniversary of the day I was inducted into the Legion by our three charter members... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Those containers held synthetic neutronium, Garth ... the densest most fantastic material known to science! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Hel-lo pretty lady. Why you so small? Me help you pretty lady? Are these your friends? Nice pretty lady. Nice friends. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I never thought you'd stoop that low to ruin things, just for being turned down for a movie part! Goodbye, Lois! I never want to see you again! Understand? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Lois, dearest! What's Clark got that I haven't got? Forget him and be my bride! Say yes, Lois, and make me the happiest man of earth! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 The most curious woman of all time, who opened Pandora's Box... and released trouble onto mankind! Ha Ha!... I might have known she could only be you! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm tired of hiding it from you, Lois! And sick of being called shy and timid! The fact is-- I am Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Great Guns! Lois has supernatural powers -- and they may prove mightier than mine! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Two superhorses? I must be delirious... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sorry, Jimmy... I'm afraid you're responsible for the actions of your robot... You're under arrest! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That isn't gold... it's Gold Kryptonite, the one substance that can rob me of all my super-powers... permanently. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Hm... seems I have six pals now... and they're all named Jimmy Olsen! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 No story is worth your life, Jimmy! --Especially if Morgan Edge is at the bottom of it! You haven't got a chance here! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 The Evil Factory has bred a terrifying product! Among the living human cells they stole from the "Project" was a special batch which had been treated in a manner to simulate atomic war conditions! He could be bred for surviving atomic war! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 This contraption is drifting into a strange, new system! There're only two giant planets! --One, brightly green and beautiful-- The other, in its shadow, is-- Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That's the secret! Think small! Like Dabney Donovan-- who undertook to simulate cosmic matter in small terms! Small continents! Oceans! Life! In short-- A small planet! Welcome to Transilvane, Jimmy! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 A demon dog-- The symbol of their destruction! --As our own is forecast in the prophecies we've inherited!! Donovan had watched life evolve on Transilvane, and by film had prepared it for its own doom! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 The point is that the war between New Genesis and Apokolips-- Now involves the "Project!" Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What a twist! I, Superman, writing up Jimmy's super feats! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Me play "blocks"... Me stop bad mans! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It's me or Krypto, Jimmy! Are you going to be my pall... or Superdog's pal? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Yes, you villains possess the super-weapons of evil! Villainy and cunning! But Jimmy had weapons far more powerful... loyalty and honor! But those are two words you'll never begin to understand! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 As far-out as it sounds, somehow my mind alone was catapulted forward through time into my own future! I can only guess-- but I somehow switched minds with myself-- meaning Superman's mind is now in the Superboy body I left behind in Smallville thirteen years ago! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 A criminal with all my super-powers... who's found a way to slip in and out of the Phantom Zone at will! If she's as cunning and sinister as she seems to be-- this master plan of hers is bound to be a killer! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sorry, pal -- you had your free shot! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Uh-uh -- No more Superboy! From now on it's Superman!! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You see, I was caught in a mystic war between two sorcerers-- Lord Satanis and his wife, Syrene... It was a battle that split me into two Supermen, each possessing only some of my powers. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That's just the beginning! Next, I intend to hunt up some heavy duty super-help! And then, I'm going to track down Mongul, no matter where in the universe he may be hiding-- and recover the crystal key... or die trying! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Maybe I can't lead a double life anymore! The time has come for me to make a choice-- and decide once and for all if I'm to live my life as Clark Kent-- or Superman! It's got to be one or the other! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 My stubborn pal always keeps trying to handle dangerous situations by himself! Wonder how he'd do on his own? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I hate to brag, Supergirl, but we did a great job! Maybe we'll visit the planet in a few years and see what sort of society develops... It could prove interesting... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 So this is 2956! What a difference time makes! Now I know how Rip Van Winkle felt! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm resigning as Vice-President! How could I ever become President if Superman is invulnerable? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Surprised, eh? The Black Knight isn't from the past. He's a friend of mine who let me encase him in a specially insulated iceberg to play this trick on you! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How strange fate works! If Krypton had never exploded, I would have ended up as there as - Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 T-Taxes! But I've never been asked to pay taxes before! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Listen, you pest! I'm going to the moon and stay there till you go back to the Fifth Dimension! I never want to see your face again! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 DO GOOD TO OTHERS AND EVERY MAN CAN BE A SUPERMAN Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Ar-Val, some day, some how, I'll find a way to restore you to life! You were too eager for fame and you made mistakes, but at the end... you proved to be the finest Superman of all. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How about that! Jimmy Olsen is going to handle that emergency himself — even though I've warned him often against risking his life unnecessarily! Hm—mm... this is a job for Superman and Batman. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What colossal arrogance! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I believe you're looking for me, buddy! Superman's the name! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Not a thing stirring! It's like a world-wide graveyard! Even my mother Lara is dead! I-I'm the last man alive on Krypton! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Either you haven't seen a paper or you can't read! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Edge is the kind of man you don't like at first... But gradually, you get to hate him! He forbade Clark Kent to aid those people... But he didn't say anything about Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm the worst enemy the planet has! Disposal of the ants is no great task-- Their size would have doomed them soon, anyway! There-- That toss will keep them headed away from Earth-- for eternity! And-- me? Should I follow them? Should I fly away... Lose myself in the vastness between the stars... And never return? It seems to be the single choice I have... To leave this good, green place-- My adopted home, my friends! I'll allow myself one last look... at Lois-- Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Ridicule... Laughter! So soon, they've forgotten all I've done... my years of service... of sacrifice! I guess I'm being bitter-- And I don't care! I've a right to bitterness... No man has a better right! I've denied myself the comforts of home... family... to continue helping these... ingrates! I thought they admired me... for myself! I've lived in a fool's paradise! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I've had a taste of the glory of being normal! To win through determination... courage... To be no more than himself-- and no less! For years I've been dreaming of working and living as a plain man-- without the responsibilities... the loneliness... of Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Wait!-- Look! The flames... the cracks...! I can't see any sign of life-- anywhere! Oh, dear Lord... What have we done? For our own selfish ends, we've destroyed-- everything! Forgive me, forgive me... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It was good helping out my alien friends in this star-system... But it's even better to be heading back to the home-front! Earth wouldn't need a Superman if it weren't for the trouble-makers among the human race! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Now, do me a favor... Forget you're a demon newshen--! --Forget you're the bravest woman on three continents... And just-- Stay put! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 There was no way to reason with those hot-heads at all! They are convinced they are doing the right thing-- I only hope they don't get proven wrong... The hard way! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Let's get something straight! Sure-- I rebuilt your homes, but that's because an earthquake is something you can't handle-- Something you can't safeguard yourselves against-- But you must not count on a Superman to patch up your lives every time you have a crisis-- or disaster-- Young Manuel here-- has the right idea! When the rest of you backed down to Harley, Manuel refused to knuckle under... You don't need a Superman! What you really need is a super-will to be guardians of your own destiny! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 L'Drr-- You can take your threat and stick it in your ear! Now... I'll give you an ultimatum! In one planetary minute, climb into this tin-can with your buddies and shoo yourselves away from our solar system-- And we'll do you the favor of forgetting you! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 He's deliberately trying to crush my hand with that grip of his! I'd better fake pain, or Lois will be suspicious. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What I've always feared most is finally happening! An arch-foe who knows it's next to impossible to kill me... striking at the dirtiest way possible -- through my friends! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Go suck a lemon, Luthor! I'll be there in three seconds! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I've been telling kids for years that wearing a Superman costume won't give them powers like mine... but I wonder if those words are somehow gaining a ring of truth! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 For the next seven days at least-- and maybe forever-- there will be no Superman. No matter what! Hopefully, I'll learn what the real Clark Kent is like in the process! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I've got to find out what it's like to be a full-time Man of Steel... so for the next week or so, Clark Kent will have to keep out of my life! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I tried to decide whether Clark or Superman is more important... and realized what to do away with one would be to kill half of myself-- whoever I really am! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You're not human--You're not even alive! So I don't have to worry about killing you! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It's times like this that almost make me wish I'd landed on Mars after Krypton exploded! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You'll never do that to anyone again! I'll destroy you--! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How could they keep this a secret from me-- --The man who's single-handedly defended this country for years?! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 ...If Michaels comes to again-- --Clobber him! This time, when his "lights" go out... ...I want them to stay out! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 By the time this taped interview is aired Ms Lang, UBC will already have made the announcement.. ...--In which I'll reveal my secret identity to the nation! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 People of Kandor--members of the Science Council--I bring you good news! Since I first rescued your shrunken city from the villainous Brainiac, I've sought a way to restore you to normal size----And I believe at last, I've found it! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Lord--No! The change has begun already--! My hair growing uncontrollably-- --My features becoming cruder, more brutal-- --transforming me from a Superman-- --to a Super-Brute!! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 By all that's sane--What's happening? The whole world's running backwards! Everyone-- Everyone-- But me! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You see? Understand? There's no sign left of your ship's crash-landing... which means it happened long, long ago... perhaps hundreds, thousands of years! While you were sleeping, whatever purpose your message had... became meaningless! I am sorry! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Great Scott! What's going on? Stan--Steve--Dave--Art--Margo--Eileen--Janis--Sandy--Kris all disappearing--?! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 If I'm helpless to save the adopted race I've pledged to protect ...The least I can do for them is insure a swift and merciful end by disintegrating the earth around them! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Murphy Hill... Mike Underwood... The Metros... It's like some kind of omen... Telling me which college to go to! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 According to my Super-Computer's Visi-Indicator, the odds are 99,998 to one Lois and Lana would both perish well before I could hope to find a cure by planet-hopping! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That astronaut would choke on his words if he knew how prophetic they may turn out to be! Because saving the shuttle may very well have been the last Superman feat the world will ever see! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What on Earth has happened to me? According to my reflection-- I... I have turned into a man! B-but how could that be? When I left Ma and Pa today, I was 16 years old! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You know, you shouldn't knock "snappy patter"! It's a handy way for someone like me to keep up a sunny disposition-- when I have to take time out of a busy day to deal with someone like you! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Maybe he felt he could truly help people with his gift! But what he failed to realize... was that no mortal can take on the troubles of countless numbers of his fellow-men without paying a heavy price--! No one knows better than I! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 For the rest of my life, I'm going to have to live with the knowledge that millions of peaceful Lexorians would still be alive today... if I hadn't journeyed to Lexor determined to bring Luthor to justice! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I... will... remember you... forever! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 These guys sure didn't scare much! I wonder what Batman's got that I haven't got? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 NOOOOOOOOO Gasp They've done it... They've actually done it! They've destroyed everything! I could have stopped it... I'm Superman! I should have done something... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Enough, Luthor! Today you die! ENOUGH!! I've had it! This time you've gone to far!! Never again will I let you disrupt my life--Never again will you endanger the innocent lives of others--Never again will this planet be damaged by the sadistic machinations of your warped evil genius! NEVER AGAIN!! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It wouldn't look right for Superman to be arrested for indecent exposure. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm going to teach you a lesson, Spider-Man-- Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Wonder Woman successfully handled a major crisis that we didn't even know about! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Until now, I pulled my punches, for fear of hurting him too much--but I can't afford to be gentle now! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Somehow, for some mysterious reason, he loved me... And though his affection caused us endless trouble, it cost that creature his life! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 As absurd as it sounds, the Red Kryptonite helped! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 After sleeping for 10 centuries, that terrible secret will now sleep forever! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You and Robin are my best friends! Why are you doing this to me? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It looks as though I have my work cut out for me! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Another L.L. girl! Like Lois Lane, Lana Lang, and others! Fate haunts me with those initials! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Even a super-hero can get sick of the same old grind! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I have a better show for you, Lukaz! It's called "Can a Mafia Chief Find Happiness Inside the Fortress of Solitude?" A real tear-jerker! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I should have understood that Jor-El's disdain is the thing I most dreaded! I've beaten it... I suppose I should feel triumph! ...But I don't! It's reminded me of the horrible tragedy that will dog me the rest of my life... And I'm forced to realize that I'd trade all the power-- the glory-- of being Earth's Superman-- for the existence of an ordinary citizen of Krypton! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I think that sets a record-- I've never been Clark for less than a minute before! Lois is in trouble, probably! She generally is! So it becomes a job for... Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You have been fools! Utter fools! You tried to destroy mankind because some people laughed at you! Why didn't you try to show humans you could do something worthwhile... Prove you weren't just a joke...? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Something's terribly wrong around here! Not only was Kid Flash putting Mal down, but Mal was taking it! He acted as though he really believes he is a second-class citizen! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm contracting for the murder of Superman... before he murders me! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Somewhere out there is something that knows what must be-- and strives to make it so! Call it destiny-- or whatever else-- the result is the same! If magic is to be my albatross, I'll live with it! A little humility is good for even a Super-Man! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Even when all the chips are played against me, I know too much about Earthmen-- ...Too much to continue the cycles of pain and suffering they inflict upon themselves and others-- This has been the most frightful time of my life! I was within seconds of murdering a million people... All because I was too afraid to face my own human failings! I suppose there will always be those who fear others... And will seek to destroy them! But more, and more are striving to face their fears... Struggle to overcome them... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You guys are impressive-- The way peacocks are impressive! That is, you strut a lot-- And your mouths are full of pep-- Which leads me to suspect you're trying to convince yourselves of your bravery! Me-- I'm bored! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 People used to wonder if the Martian Manhunter could throw as hard a punch as I can! Judging from the condition of my jaw, the answer is a definite yes! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Nature doesn't allow contradictions! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You know, it always makes me feel odd to meet another Superman, who's been in action since before World War II. Hmm... I wonder if I'll be in business that long. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Batman sure perked up at seeing Robin! Come to think of it, it wasn't until Robin left for college that Batman started developing such a grim attitude! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Desecrated your altar... to a god of evil...? I've got news for you, mister-- I'm going to desecrate a few more things around here before I'm finished! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 We're like night and day, you and I, and yet, we're closer than we realize, closer than twins, because we complement each other. We fit each other... like hand and glove. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Yes, I am an alien -- but this is my home now. Unlike you, I did not seek power for the sake of power -- and I will not abandon the human race in its hour of need! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Don't bother trying to start the engine. I just frosted the connection to the gas tank with my super-breath! Even if I hadn't, I could knock this van over with a nudge of my elbow. Come along, and at least spare yourself that embarrassment. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Batman and Robin! Don't tell me you're here for the same reason I am? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 He changed to "Batman" and "Superman" because of his childish hero worship! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How do you like that, Robin? He solves our case for us... at home, in a wheel chair! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Smart... I always said you were the world's greatest detective! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Just stand where you are and I'll make this carpet really fly-- fast enough to carry us forward through time! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 First, a little super-juggling among friends. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What a youngster! You've always had Robin for a partner... But now I have a partner too! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Batman-- I want to apologize for my ridiculous behavior! Let's shake and be friends! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Arrest my best friend? No-- Please don't ask me to do that! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 The Rocket which carried me here opened a space-warp between Krypton and Earth — which explains the appearance of so many Kryptonian artifacts around the planet... like this tape I found on the Moon — inscribed with my father's name — and telling "The Jor-El Story". Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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