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This page contains a listing of notable quotes by Raymond Palmer (New Earth).

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Quote1.png Time for atomic action. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png If my mental stats is so repellent to you, shouldn't I at least consider embracing it? What if I'm not losing my mind? What if the voice isn't an illusion? Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I ran away. Disappeared into subatomic space. I thought maybe if I became small enough... I could escape the pain. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png You don't know how often that's happened to me. There was this time Dr. Mid-Nite's owl thought I was a mouse and-- Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png The gods came, Aquaman. They obliterated us. There are no heroes. I'm just Ray Palmer, a guerilla trapped behind enemy lines... I was a scientist, and science lost out to... religion. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Okay, I'm down--about 2500 angstroms from the target. Not bad at all. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png ''TWO PLUS ONE EQUALS THREE! STOP EQUALING FOUR! STOP EQUALING FOUR!!'' Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Are you finished? Because there are about a half million other things we can be doing to save lives rather than stand in the United Nations and be insulted. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png "Oan scum"? As if Earth racism isn't bad enough... What did you ever do to tick that thing off? Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Score one for objective reality. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I discovered that I could mentally will it to grow or diminish if I was in close enough proximity. I then realized that it was this strange psycho-sensitive property that had allowed me to first survive and reverse the shrinking process... Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I think we're on an electron. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I've killed better men than you just because they threatened me once! And I'm ten times madder at you than I was at them!" Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Join you? Since I came back to the states, it seems like everyone has plans for me -- and I'm getting really tired of it! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png This is the Atom speaking from just inside your right ear! And unless you carefully pull over to the side of the road -- I'm going to crawl inside your brain. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Sic your swarm on me again and I'll shrink into one of your pores and they'll blast you instead. By the way, I think you should know -- I never beat Larvan this easily! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I think about my early days as the Atom, and it's like reflecting on my childhood. I was dashing. Incorruptible. Back then I played out my heroic fantasies just as surely as i had in the playground and vacant lots of my boyhood. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png That must be the White Dwarf Matter of my Atom suit -- it disappeared along with my extra mass after I came through Norm's phone. It's wherever the rest of me is! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png This is the JLI?! The only two I recognize are J'onn J'onzz and the Batman! Where did these people come from? And who in blazes is this "Captain" Atom? What, I'm gone for a few months and someone steals my name? Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Rivalry? You've been trying to kill me for years! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't like people shooting at me! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Is this what I fought to protect? Is this how you celebrate the end of a war -- by tearing down what the enemy didn't? Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Now that I am able to turn myself into a human Atom -- who knows what strange and wonderful things may happen? Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png It's incredible how quiet a cat can be on a linoleum floor. Before I heard it, I felt its breath on my neck." Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Even without my size control, I can give these guys a run for their money. After all, I didn't spend ten years bouncing off erasers for nothing. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png This life suits me. I never had to be a hero -- I could've just been a... crazy professor who shrank things. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png If Superman or, God, Batman sees me pulling this stunt they'll never give me a break! Plastic Man and Damage... maybe even Aztek will get into the JLA before me! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I don't belong with these guys! I was Justice League! I was big time! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Oh, that mysterious force has taken hold of me again! it's treating me as if I were a puppet -- pulling the strings to make me pick up this piece of mineral. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Maybe magic can't hurt you, but have a taste of my bewitching punch! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png They were caused -- not by luck -- but according to the Law of Mathematical Probabilities! Apparently you acted as a 'catalyst' to increase the chance of an improbability happening. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png You're absolutely right! Not a word of my adventure is true! I made up that entire story! Now, if you'd like to hear a different solution to the mystery -- the real explanation -- I'll be glad to oblige. Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png What an odd coincidence that I should be at both of his robberies! I wonder if -- something about the White Dwarf Star Matter of my Atom uniform is necessary for him to work that Ion Mask? Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I'm the world's smallest hero... and the dumbest! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Your last mission's finished, old friend! What bitter irony! If I stayed inside your skull... your second life could continue indefinitely... but Ray Palmer's life would be discontinued! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png I always thought Superguy was just a muscle-bound enforcer of his definition of justice! Never knew he was so... sensitive! I respect him a lot more now! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Listen -- I wouldn't do this if I were you! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png What Earthly good is this power of mine, except on rare and special occasions? Last night I skipped a special JLA meeting to tail some crooks and the police took 'em before I could throw a punch! Controlling my size and weight makes me a health spa instructor, not a hero! Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Precisely because of your nervous breakdowns, I've never revealed the truth about my alter ego, The Atom! I've always feared the revelation might upset you... Perhaps cause another breakdown... But now that we're going to be husband and wife-- I wonder if I have the right to keep silent any longer? Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)

Quote1.png Hold it! I appreciate your advice, but the time for it is over. This is my life... And Jean's. I have to make the decision... Me! Shouldn't be too hard, right? After all, what's at stake? Only the rest of our lives... Quote2.png

--Raymond Palmer (New Earth)
Quote1.png Size isn't matter. Quote2.png
Ray Palmer


Quote1.png You want me to re-enter your skull and go another twelve rounds with your sinuses, 'cause I'm game. Quote2.png
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