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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 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
Ray Palmer


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