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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Another actor in Greg's unique position might try to take advantage of the situation... But not him! Greg devotes all of his spare time to personal appearances on behalf of various charities! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'll never forget you, Metallo! You'll always inspire me to use my powers unselfishly as you used yours! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Even without Sauncha, the captain is stronger than most men! If something could knock him thirty feet, I'd like to see it! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Sorry, Bizarro... I have to destroy you with this glowing metal, for Smallville's sake! Besides, you're not a living creature! Don't try to escape! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png That sound-- Apartment 3-E's door closing! That must be Mr. Xavier-- My mysterious next-door neighbor... The one I know nothing about... Or have even seen... Until now! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It's The Parasite... The one creature on Earth who can be as powerful as I am... Perhaps even more powerful, since he can steal my strength... And keep his own for an edge! The first time we fought... He almost smashed me to a pulp... I defeated him-- Barely-- By my wits-- But he's had years to grow smarter-- More deadly! But I can't think about that--! Have to stand up-- And fight-- Even if it kills me! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Someday... when I grow up... I'm going to become Superman, the world's greatest champion for justice! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Buddy, can you spare a dime? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png ...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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png '*Whew* It's certainly been a heavy night! The responsibility for millions of future lives has suddenly been thrust upon my shoulders! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Everyone, no matter how strong he is, secretly worries about whether his life-style would be approved by his parents! Coram will never know how close he came to using that fear against me! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png How can I live with myself after this? Green Lantern dead-- And I am the murder weapon that killed him! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Even a Superman can learn something from the old storyteller-- Like the fact that some people can only believe in the reality of what they see and touch... while to others, imagination is so real it might as well be truth! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Lois doesn't know it, but I arranged for her to meet her idol-- And I knew he'd turn out to be a conceited ass! Just want to make sure she appreciates what she's already got! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Everybody-- Listen to me! No matter what the monster does-- I want you all to start laughing! Laugh it up-- As loud as you can-- And keep on laughing! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Maybe I should junk my "secret identity"! Who cares if "Clark Kent" is fired? Kal-El of Krypton doesn't need money... He doesn't even have to eat! Besides... Today's world could use a full-time Superman! Aww... Who am I kidding? Being super is like being rich-- You can't help wondering if people would accept you without it! I need Clark Kent! I like having friends as equals! And I like being a TV-personality! A Superman is still a man! I can probably get back my old job with the Daily Planet... But I'll sure miss this place! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It's true-- I'm not Clark Kent... At least I don't have his face! I've become someone else... Someone I don't recognize! How did I ever lose my face?! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm sick and tired of having to act meek and mild as every gorilla in town tries to put the make on Lois! And Oliver Queen has an obnoxious habit of attracting women the way flame attracts moths! Ollie's supposed to be my friend-- And he should know better! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png So it's finally come-- The moment I've dreaded... When I have to choose between my secret identity... And someone's life! Not just anyone... The son of my best friend! Heaven help me... What do I do now? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The father of our country will know how to deal with that trio of Tory spies! Meantime, this piece of paper has a date with history-- And it had better not be late! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Looks like I'm faced with the impossible-- But true! A short time ago Luthor managed to make me age back to young adulthood... But he's improved his methods enough to revert two of my Justice League buddies to juveniles! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I learned a lesson from what happened here today... No matter what you do, or how you do it, there are natural forces at work in the world that can't be stopped-- such as my own sonic boom! The world requires a balance, and though some things can be repressed for a while-- They can't be gotten rid of-- regardless of how much we try! I also learned another lesson... A man's worst enemy... can sometimes be... himself! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png And I was beginning to think it was Clark Kent that Lois was stuck on! I wonder--? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Don't call me Superboy! After what I've been through... I deserve to be called a man! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The lava contained traces of Kryptonite which I couldn't see... And they somehow combined with the lava to disintegrate Nam-Ek! I... I killed him! I've broken a vow never to take a life... And doomed God knows how many others! My career as Superman is over-- Finished! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You have information we want! I'm not going to threaten you-- But you'll observe your feet are off the ground! If you want to go a lot higher-- Remain silent! Otherwise... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Great quasars! Amalak! That guy's the most notorious space pirate in the universe! He's brainwashed you... Got you to do his dirty work for him! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'd be as flabbergasted as Terry-- If I hadn't met the young Forever People-- And learned about the Boom-Tube-- And the war with Apokolips!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You're terrific, Swifty! And you'll be even greater after I give you super-powers and put a spare cape on you! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Great Krypton! What in blazes got into me? That secret-identity set-up of mine had many wonderful advantages. Why'd I toss it aside? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Ok Lana, if that's what you want! That did it! You just revealed my super-powers to everyone! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Many similar universes co-exist in the same space, but in an infinite number of different dimensions! There's no limit to the variations. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You nice... you say you take me home! And they nice... they feed me when me hungry! But fighting not nice... fighting naughty! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It's against my code to kill any living creature, even an insect. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png If I ever have to take a new secret identity again, it won't be that of a blind boy. My "blockbuster" idea turned out to be a bomb! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Better start using your head instead of your atomic muscle! I don't care about your personal feelings! You're a Legionnaire! Act like one! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I think there's one more illusion here, Kid-- The illusion of the Fatal Five's "death"! They've escaped us before when we thought they died-- And I'm afraid that might have happened again! If it did, I swear they'll pay for what they did to Mordan-- And they won't believe the price! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png More than ever... I realized I can never marry Lois! With all the nightmarish enemies a Superman is plagued by, my bride's life-expectancy would only be a few weeks! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It's been a nothing-- Nothing I can tell without revealing I've been racing through one dimension after another looking for Lois in a flying subway train-- As Superman! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png What colossal arrogance! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png My most lethal foe on the loose... At the worst possible time! Just when I need my super-strength more than ever-- It's in the possession of somebody else! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I am no god... But I do have a request-- That you call me... friend! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Lois! A horrible suspicion is entering my mind! I hate myself for even thinking it! Please tell me it isn't true! Tell me you're not secretly... Star Sapphire! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png "Happy" on Earth, maybe... But my real birthday is a time of deep sorrow! --As it was for my ancestors on my native planet, Krypton! For us, it has always been... Unhappy birthday to you! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Lombard would flatten himself against my invulnerable body like an accordion if I didn't "give"! Lucky for "Slinger" I can control my temper! At times like this, a secret identity is a real pain! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The last thing I want to hear now-- or ever-- is another Steve Lombard lecture on women! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Once before a world was taken out from under me, and whether I have the strength or not... I won't let it happen again! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png No need for the old switcheroo here! This is a job for... Clark Kent, Superklutz! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Mxyzptlk is the only foe I've ever had who constantly makes me lose my cool! He causes trouble not out of a criminal instinct-- But because that's how he amuses himself! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I wonder... Is this the explanation for Smallville's charmed life? Has the town been under the protection of a secret guardian all these years-- A guardian with powers equal... or even greater... than my own? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Roy Raymond, the host of the popular television show Impossible But True-- disappeared years ago! On a hunch, I recently began a hunt for him-- And now I know he's alive! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You know, I'd much rather worry about setting a new world rock-skimming record-- than about how fast I can waste some pushy super-villain! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png So it was self-hypnosis that left me temporarily powerless, and hypnotizing Lois that got me out! But while I think bowling lanes are fine, my favorite Lane is still Lois! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I hate to run out on anybody, but my telescopic vision spotted a job for Superman if I ever saw one! Now, how did that bus become lighter than air? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png From now on, you won't be telling time-- You'll be doing it-- About 20 years worth! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Today, at precisely 5:00 P.M. Metropolis time... Every man, woman, and child on Earth... Vanished without a trace! Thus far, there are no clues to account for the incredible world-wide disappearance! At precisely 4:59 P.M. Superman and I were returning from a WGBS photo-session on the Moon-- Entering the Earth's atmosphere just as the catastrophe struck! As Superman and I surveyed the uninhabited planet below us, I started snapping pictures with my camera! With a burst of super-speed, the Man of Steel saved scores of airborne planes which were suddenly without pilots! I'm video-taping this broadcast as a permanent record of today's tragic occurrence-- Though it's doubtful anyone will ever see it! This is Clark Kent signing off for the last time! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I focused the time-screen on the homing device I built into the costume's Justice League Signal-- And sure enough, my costume has surfaced some 1,000 years in the future, on the site of Metropolis! But there's something very, very wrong... I've been to the future before... But it was nothing like this! I've never seen such devastation in all the times I've cracked the time-barrier! But according to that time-screen, civilization will be destroyed by a mysterious natural disaster... About a century in the future! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Grundy's won... And it's my own fault for bringing him here! I've underestimated him at every turn! I deserve to lose-- Because I've been using my brawn, not my brain! But as of right now-- That's over! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I had no idea Lightning would react so violently-- But suppose it was inevitable! Whirlicane tampered with the elements themselves-- And in the end, the elements had their revenge! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You shouldn't have lied to me, Kara... But I understand why you did. And in a few days, I won't be angry any more! But there's something you have to understand-- The real reason I became obsessed with saving Earth! Look, Kara! What you see down there is life... Growing, vibrant, fierce with energy! I love this world, Supergirl... As much as I ever loved Krypton! Perhaps, in certain ways, I love it more... Because it adopted me when I was lost and alone! It made itself my home, when I had no home! It gave me life... When my life could have been over! If I'm obsessed with Earth, it's not because of Krypton-- It's because of Earth, my home! I'm not ashamed of that obsession, Supergirl... I'm proud of it! Every man and woman on Earth should feel what I feel... And perhaps you should feel it most of all... Because, cousin-- You were adopted, too! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Look! That satellite city, orbiting New Genesis!! ---Can that be--- Of course! It can't be anything else-!! It's Supertown!!! I saw it once--- For one fleeting moment!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Uh, well, Mr. Edge... First the good news! I persuaded Superman to be my replacement! Now for the bad news! He saw the salary... And mumbled something about Lincoln freeing the slaves long ago! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Every day I get requests for help from all over the world and a few corners of the universe! Pleas from the weak, the poor, the sick, the oppressed... And also from the wicked, the greedy, the crooked, the unscrupulous! If I helped one-tenth of them even I'd have to work seventy-two hours a day!! There! Today's letters-- And more pouring in every minute! I get more mail than Santa Claus! I try to help some-- But my main efforts have to be saved for the big problems... The threats to Earth and mankind in general! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It's been a long time since I've had to deal with an escaped convict from the Phantom Zone... But not long enough to forget how deadly a super-criminal can be! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Pest!! If you don't stop wasting my time with trifling "emergencies," I'll take back the Superman Signal-Watch I gave you! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Jimmy constantly amazes me! First he enters a tennis match without knowing a thing about tennis-- And now he's about to fly a jet! I'll say this for the boy-- He doesn't lack self-confidence! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png That fool will never learn that he's nothing more than a minor annoyance to me! I can nail him in five seconds flat! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Get away from him, Black Lightning! I heard how you attacked Jimmy last night, but I didn't think you'd be stupid enough to try it again. You'd better pray he's all right, rat-- Because if he isn't-- I'll take you apart! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png A lot has happened while I was in Central City! The thing that bothers me most is that Kryptonite seems to be landing on Earth again... And that's supposed to be highly unlikely! More "K"... Secrets being stolen from S.T.A.R.... Michaels disappearing... SKULL-ers dying--! There has to be a connection! But what in Krypton's name is it?! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Karb-Brak must've followed me back here-- And now he's attacking me in front of a million viewers! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png That's the WGBS-TV blimp being hit by lightning! What idiot would take that big bird up in a storm like this? The blimp's going down-- But not far! I've got plenty of time to save this overgrown sausage and still switch to Clark Kent for the six o'clock news! Oh, no! I should have known-- Steve Lombard! The only ex-jock who doesn't know when to come in out of the rain! It had to be you! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png How strange-- Lois kept going on about how we don't really know each other... But she knows me well enough to anticipate the very way I think in a moment of crisis! Maybe she knows me better than even she realizes! Hardly any married couples know each other that well! And this whole experience has reminded me of how much I wish Lois and I were still a "thing"! I wonder... Maybe we should get back together...? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png 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.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Up until now there were only two or three things that could hit me that hard-- And a "monster" from a sewer wasn't one of them! Obviously, he's no mere monster! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I could have killed someone! And that weird fit I had-- I might not have regained my senses if not for... you, Lois! Lois, forgive me... For what a fool I've been all these years! For all the wonderful things I refused to see in you... All the love I felt... And refused to admit... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I've only got three quarters of my full strength--! That may not be enough... But it's all I've got! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I must be slowing down! I've already spent thirty seconds cleaning up Metropolis, and at this rate, it'll take me more than an hour to help the rest of the world! I'll have to stop dragging my feet-- After all, I'm a man with responsibilities! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Batman... Wonder Woman... Flash... All the others... Gone... Lost forever! You've robbed me of my closest friends-- Robbed the world of its greatest heroes! You... murderer! I'll make you pay for that! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png The merging was disturbing for both of us, I guess-- For, despite what some mystics may believe, a man needs his own private identity, and becoming one with anybody-- Even one's near-twin-- Might well be enough to drive even a Superman mad! I'm myself and myself alone... And until I die, that's exactly what I wish to remain! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Friends, a toast to our colleague Ray (The Atom) Palmer! In the words of an old Kryptonian pledge-- "May your tomorrows grow in happiness as your life grows in days!" Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Judo and karate, eh? What else have you got that's going to keep me from tying you into a pretzel? Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png By the time this taped interview is aired, Ms. Lang, UBC will have already made the announcement... That my first program will be a live half-hour interview-- In which I'll reveal my secret identity to the nation! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I'm certain that if I tried to renege, UBC would actually have the gall to take me to court! Imagine what a circus that courtroom would be... And how can I prove what UBC did to me without demonstrating it-- And putting myself under their control again? It's a matter of honor, too! Unwilling or not... I did sign that contract! If I refuse to honor it, I'll be faced with what happens to most people who are acquitted of serious charges! The public only remembers the accusation-- Not the final verdict! The story would be that Superman's word of honor is worthless-- Ignoring the fact that there's more to it than that! But in order to remain effective as a crime-fighter, my reputation has to be spotless! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png You should know by now, Lana-- I'm going to switch to Superman and save the day, naturally! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png After what's happened tonight, I think what we all could use-- is a little more trust... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png It'd serve these jokers right if I let the train hit them! Maybe then they'd learn that violence only begets more violence! But then, I guess I don't have to like my job-- I just have to do it! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Negative waves cause us to fail because they make us lose confidence in ourselves and our abilities! Our own abilities, not each other's! But we're more than just individual super-fighters... We're a team, the greatest team this Earth has ever known! We have to support each other... Help each other... And together we can lead ourselves... To victory! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Things would've been different if I hadn't become Lois' co-worker on the Planet! But, with super-powers, I can correct that mistake... And I will... right now!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Now, much as I'd love to continue our little chat... You may have noticed that my clothes were burned away by the blast--? So could you please get me something to cover myself with? I may enjoy being a public figure... But being this public a figure isn't quite what I had in mind! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png No, Lana, you don't love me... You only think you do! You're a magpie-- You see something shiny and you just have to swoop down and grab it! Well, I'm not yours for the grabbing-- And it wouldn't be fair to let you go on fooling yourself! You're not in love-- You're star-struck! You want reflected glory... What you imagine to be the glamor of being "Mrs. Superman"! And sometimes... I think that's all you ever wanted... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Here I go again-- This is where I'm supposed to say-- Up, up, and away! I wonder how that corny phrase ever got started? I know it wasn't my idea... Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png ...So many people-- So many depending on me to show them that someone cares if they live or die! And I want them-- I need them-- To need me! But sometimes I wonder if there's enough of me to go around... And if someone has to be short-changed of my feelings... If there have to be people who can't be told how important they are to me... Then it has to be the people I love-- Because I have to hope they already know how I feel! I know I don't say it often enough... I can't even remember the last time I told you... But... I love you. Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Could I trust you, Lana? Would I have had to do any of this if you hadn't undermined my plans for capturing the gang? And didn't you sneak out to the test-site in the trunk of Steve's car? This is what I've been trying to make you understand-- Why a "thing" between you and me just wouldn't work out! It takes more than love to make a relationship work-- It takes trust! Lois was the only person available whom I could trust enough to ask for help with this hoax! Thanks to mutual trust, Lois and I are able to help each other! I may never find a way to share this crazy life of mine with a woman-- But if I ever do... It's going to be with Lois! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Sorry to disappoint you, magicman-- But my strength never fades! I have a gentleman's agreement with the Sun-- As long as it shines-- Somewhere-- So do I!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png Lois and Lana have super-powers! I have an unpleasant premonition this may turn into a super-headache for...Superman! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png I still haven't figured out what the Thorn really wanted with that necklace-- Unless, of course she's secretly... Nah, that's ridiculous! Who'd ever believe a quiet little thing like Rose Forrest could also be the stunning Thorn! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1.png All my life, I've pledged to protect the human race-- And you're telling me by this time tomorrow I could be the cause of its extinction! At this moment, Drygur... "Despair" doesn't begin to cover what I'm feeling! I've got to get out of here-- Do something--!! Quote2.png

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

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