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Batman Begins Quotes

  • Bruce Wayne/Batman: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Bruce Wayne/Batman: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Carmine Falcone: What the hell are you?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I'm batman!!


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Rachel Dawes: It's not who we are but what we do that defines us
    Rachel Dawes: It's not who we are but what we do that defines us.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Henri Ducard: You finally learned to do what is necessary.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you


  • Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: There's nothing to fear, but fear itself!


  • Jim Gordon: I never said thank you.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And you'll never have to.


  • Henri Ducard: Don't be afraid, Bruce. Come on. Come on. You are just an ordinary man in a cape. That's why you couldn't fight injustice, that's why you can't stop this train
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Who said anything about stopping it?
    Henri Ducard: You never learned to mind your surroundings! Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you but I don't have to save you.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: You were on the board?
    Lucius Fox: When your father ran things, yeah.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: You knew my father?
    Lucius Fox: Oh, yeah. Helped him build his train. Ah, here we are. Kevlar utility harness. Gas-powered magnetic grapple gun. The three hundred and fifty pound test monofilament. Wonderful project, your dad's train. Routed it right into Wayne Tower along with the water and power utilities. Kind of made Wayne Tower the unofficial centre of Gotham City. Of course, Earle let it go to rot. Here we are. Nomex survival suit for advanced infantry. Kevlar biweave, reinforced joints.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Bruce Wayne.
    Earle: What makes you think you can decide who's running Wayne Enterprises?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Well, the fact that I'm the owner.
    Earle: What are you talking about? The company went public a week ago.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And I bought most of the shares - through various charitable foundations, and trusts, and so forth. Look, it's all a bit technical, but the important thing is that *my* company's future is secure. Right, Mister Fox?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And I bought most of the shares - through various charitable foundations, and trusts, and so forth. Look, it's all a bit technical, but the important thing is that my company's future is secure. Right, Mister Fox?
    Earle: Right you are, Mister Wayne.
    Lucius Fox: Didn't you get the memo?


  • Earle: Fox? I seem to remember firing you.
    Lucius Fox: You did. I got another job: Yours.
    Earle: On whose authority?
    Earle: On who's authority?


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family my father, built
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family, my father, built.
    Alfred Pennyworth: The Wayne legacy is more than bricks and mortar, sir.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I wanted to save Gotham. I failed.
    Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: You still haven't given up on me?
    Alfred Pennyworth: Never.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: When I found you in that jail, you were lost. But I believed in you. I took away your fear and I showed you a path. You were my greatest student. It should be you standing by my side, saving the world.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I'll be standing where I belong. Between you and the people of Gotham.
    Ra's Al Ghul: No one can save Gotham.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: Master Wayne, you've been gone a long time.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Yes, I have.
    Alfred Pennyworth: You look very fashionable........ Apart from the mud.
    Alfred Pennyworth: You look very fashionable, apart from the mud.


  • Lucius Fox: My security clearance has been revoked.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: That wouldn't stop a man like you, would it?
    Lucius Fox: I suppose not.


  • Jim Gordon: What is that? [BATS SQUEAKING]
    Jim Gordon: What is that?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Backup.
    Flass: What the...? [Swarming pack of Bats hurdle inside]


  • Rachel Dawes: I do what I do to keep thugs like Falcone behind bars, not in therapy. I want my own psychiatric consultant to have full access to Falcone including blood work. Find out what exactly you put him on.
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: First thing tomorrow, then.
    Rachel Dawes: Tonight. I've already paged Dr. Lehmann at County General.


  • Rachel Dawes: What's "scarecrow"?
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: Patients suffering delusional episodes often focus their paranoia on an external tormentor usually one conforming to Jungian archetypes. In this case, a scarecrow.
    Rachel Dawes: He's drugged?
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: Psychopharmacology is my primary field. I'm a strong advocate. Outside, he was a giant.In here, only the mind can grant you power.
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: Psychopharmacology is my primary field. I'm a strong advocate. Outside, he was a giant. In here, only the mind can grant you power.
    Rachel Dawes: You enjoy the reversal.
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: I respect the mind's power over the body. It's why I do what I do.


  • Henri Ducard: Tomorrow, you will be released. If you are bored of brawling with thieves and want to achieve something there is a rare blue flower that grows on the eastern slopes. Pick one of these flowers. If you can carry it to the top of the mountain you may find what you were looking for in the first place.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And what was I looking for?
    Ra's Al Ghul: Only you can know that.


  • Rachel Dawes: What will you do?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Rebuild it. Just the way it was, brick for brick.
    Alfred Pennyworth: Just the way it was, sir?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Yeah, why?
    Alfred Pennyworth: I thought this might be a good opportunity for improving the foundations.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: In the southeast corner?
    Alfred Pennyworth: Precisely, sir.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: What if I do Rachel? My parents deserved justice.
    Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same.
    Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same. Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about you making yourself feel better, which is why we have an impartial system.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Maybe I should be thanking them.
    Rachel Dawes: You don't mean that.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: What if I do Rachel? My parents deserved justice.


  • Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments. Now, I'm probably not very frightening to a guy like you. But these crazies, they can't stand it.
    Carmine Falcone: So when did the nut take over the nut house? [Starts screaming]
    Carmine Falcone: So when did the nut take over the nut house?
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: They scream and they cry much as you're doing now. Well, he's not faking. Not that one. I'll talk to the judge and see if I can get him moved to the secure wing at Arkham. I can't treat him here.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Look, Mr. Fox.
    Lucius Fox: Yes, sir?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: If you're uncomfortable...
    Lucius Fox: Mr. Wayne, if you don't want to tell me exactly what you're doing......when I'm asked, I don't have to lie. But don't think of me as an idiot.
    Lucius Fox: Mr. Wayne, if you don't want to tell me exactly what you're doing. When I'm asked, I don't have to lie. But don't think of me as an idiot.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Fair enough.


  • Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: Having trouble? Take a seat. Have a drink. You look like a man who takes himself too seriously. Do you want my opinion? You need to lighten up.


  • Henri Ducard: Are you so desperate to fight criminals that you lock yourself in to take them on one at a time?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Actually, there were seven of them.
    Henri Ducard: I counted six, Mr. Wayne.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: How do you know my name?
    Henri Ducard: The world is too small for someone like Bruce Wayne to disappear. No matter how far he chooses to sink himself.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: (Taps Bat signal) Nice.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Nice.
    Jim Gordon: I couldn't find any mob bosses.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Well, Sergeant?
    Jim Gordon: Oh, it's lieutenant, now. You really started something.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Look, I'd rather Mr. Earle didn't know about me borrowing it...
    Lucius Fox: Mr Wayne, the way I see it, all this stuff is yours anyway.


  • Jim Gordon: The Narrows is lost. And we still haven't picked up Crane or half the inmates that he freed.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: We will. We can bring Gotham back.
    Jim Gordon: What about escalation?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Escalation?
    Jim Gordon: We start using semi-automatic, they buy automatic. We start wearing Kevlar, they buy armor-piercing rounds.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And?
    Jim Gordon: And you're wearing a mask, and jumping off rooftops. Take this guy, armed robbery, double homicide. Got a taste for the theatrical, like you. Leaves a calling card.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: (Sees Joker card) I'll look into it.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: [sees Joker card] I'll look into it.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Oh, I'm sorry I didn't tell you, Rachel --
    Rachel Dawes: No, no, Bruce. I'm sorry. The day Chill died, I... said some terrible things.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: But true things. I was a coward with a gun, and justice is about more than revenge, so thank you.
    Rachel Dawes: I never stopped thinking about you, about us. And when I heard you were back, I started to hope. *kisses Bruce, sadly breaks it* But then I found out about your mask.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Batman is just a symbol, Rachel.
    Rachel Dawes: No, this is your mask. Your real face is the one that criminals now fear. The man I loved, the man who vanished, he never came back at all. But maybe he's still out there somewhere. Maybe someday when Gotham no longer needs Batman, I'll see him again.


  • Jim Gordon: (Gordon blows up the monorail track) oh shit
    Jim Gordon: [Gordon blows up the monorail track] Oh shit.


  • Henri Ducard: If you make yourself more than just a man. If you devote yourself to an ideal. You'll become something else entirely.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Which is?
    Henri Ducard: A legend, Mr. Wayne. A legend
    Henri Ducard: A legend, Mr. Wayne. A legend.


  • Thomas Wayne: And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: You're stronger than your father.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: You didn't know my father.
    Ra's Al Ghul: But I know the rage that drives you. That impossible anger strangling the grief, until the memory of your loved one is just... poison in your veins. And one day, you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed so you'd be spared your pain.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: You're not Ra's Al Ghul. I watched him die.
    Ra's Al Ghul: But... is Ra's Al Ghul immortal? Or are his metods supernatural?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Or cheap parlor tricks to conceal your true identity, Ra's.
    Ra's Al Ghul: Surely a man who spends his nights scrambling over the rooftops of Gotham... wouldn't begrudge me dual identities.


  • Carmine Falcone: Never underestimate Gotham City. People get mugged on their way home every day of the week. But sometimes... sometimes things just go bad!


  • Jim Gordon: You just one man?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Now we're two.
    Jim Gordon: ...we?
    Jim Gordon: We?


  • Ra's Al Ghul: You have travelled the world to understand the criminal mind and master its secrets. But... a criminal is not complicated. What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: You have learned to bury your guilt with anger. I will teach you to confront it and to face the truth. You already know how to fight six men. We can teach you how to engage six hundred. You already know how to disappear, we can teach you to become truly invisible.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: Wayne Manor is your house... Your father is dead...
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Alfred, this place is a mauseleum. If I had it my way, I would bring this whole place down brick for brick.
    Alfred Pennyworth: This home has sheltered six generations of your family.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Why do you give a damn, Alfred? It's not your family.
    Alfred Pennyworth: I give a damn, because a good man once made me responsible for what was most precious to him in the whole world. Miss Dawes has offered to drive you to the hearing. She probably tries to talk you out of going.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Should I bury my past down there with my parents, Alfred?
    Alfred Pennyworth: I wouldn't presume what to tell you what to do with your past, sir. Just know that there are those of us who care about what you do with your future.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: You're vigilantes.
    Henri Ducard: No, no, no. A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification. He can be destroyed, or locked up. But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can't stop you, then you become something else entirely.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Which is?
    Henri Ducard: A legend, Mr. Wayne, a legend.


  • Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: There's nothing to fear, but fear itself!


  • Ra's Al Ghul: If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.


  • Jim Gordon: I never said thank you.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And you'll never have to.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall sir? So we might learn to pick ourselves up.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: You still haven't given up on me?
    Alfred Pennyworth: Never.


  • Rachel Dawes: It's not who we are but what we do that defines us.


  • Carmine Falcone: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU!
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I'm Batman.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: Gotham's time has come. Like Constantinople or Rome before it the city has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving and must be allowed to die. This is the most important function of the League of Shadows. It is one we've performed for centuries. Gotham... must be destroyed.


  • Henri Ducard: Justice. Crime can not be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding
    Henri Ducard: Justice. Crime can not be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: When a forest grows too wild a purging fire is inevitable and natural. Tomorrow, the world will watch in horror as its greatest city destroys itself. The movement back to harmony will be unstoppable this time.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: You've attacked Gotham before?
    Ra's Al Ghul: Of course. Over the ages our weapons have grown more sophisticated. With Gothan we tried a new one: economics. But we underestimated certain of Gotham's citizens... such as your parents. Gunned down by one of the very people they were trying to help. Create enough hunger and everyone becomes a criminal. Their deaths galvanized the city into saving itself and Gotham has limped on ever since. We are back to finish the job. And this time no misguided idealists will get in the way. Like your father you lack the courage to do all that is necessary. If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them... and stab them in the heart.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: You will never learn.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: Gentlemen, time to spread the word. And the word is panic.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: Are you coming back to Gotham for long, sir?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: As long as it takes. I'm gonna show the people of Gotham their city doesn't belong to the criminals and the corrupt.
    Alfred Pennyworth: In the depression, your father nearly bankrupted Wayne Enterprises combating poverty. He believed that his example could inspire the wealthy of Gotham to save their city.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Did it?
    Lucius Fox: In a way. Their murders shocked the wealthy and the powerful into action.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can't do that as Bruce Wayne, as a man I'm flesh and blood I can be ignored I can be destroyed but as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.
    Alfred Pennyworth: What symbol?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Something elemental, something terrifying.
    Alfred Pennyworth: I assume that as you're taking on the underworld, this symbol is a persona to protect those you care about from reprisals.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: You thinking about Rachel?
    Alfred Pennyworth: Actually, sir, I was thinking of myself.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: Why bats, Master Wayne?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Bats frighten me. It's time my enemies shared my dread.


  • Henri Ducard: And do you still feel responsible for your parents' death?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: My anger outweighs my guilt.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: You were my greatest student. It should be you standing by my side, saving the world.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I'll be standing where I belong. Between you and the people of Gotham.
    Ra's Al Ghul: No one can save Gotham.


  • Henri Ducard: You've traveled the world to understand the criminal mind and conquer your fears.


  • Henri Ducard: You are stronger than your father.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: You didn't know my father.


  • Henri Ducard: Always mind your surroundings.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Yield!
    Henri Ducard: You haven't beaten me. You have sacrificed sure footing for a killing stroke
    Henri Ducard: You haven't beaten me. You have sacrificed sure footing for a killing stroke.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Well, a guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.


  • Henri Ducard: But I know the rage that drives you. That impossible anger strangling the grief, until the memory of your loved one is just... poison in your veins. And one day, you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed so you'd be spared your pain
    Henri Ducard: But I know the rage that drives you. That impossible anger strangling the grief, until the memory of your loved one is just... poison in your veins. And one day, you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed so you'd be spared your pain.


  • Lucius Fox: I analyzed your blood, isolating the receptor compounds and the protein-based catalyst.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Am I meant to understand any of that?
    Lucius Fox: Not at all, I just wanted you to know how hard it was. Bottomline I synthesised an antidote.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Could you make more?
    Lucius Fox: You planning on gassing yourself again, Mr Wayne?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Well, you know how it is, Mr Fox. You're out at night, looking for kicks, someone's passing around the weaponized hallucinogens.
    Lucius Fox: I'll bring what I have. The antidote should inoculate you for now.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: Well, well. You took my advice about theatricality a bit... literally.


  • Henri Ducard: Theatricality and deception are powerful agents.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: You're not Ra's al Ghul. I watched him die.
    Ra's Al Ghul: But is Ra's al Ghul immortal? Are his methods supernatural?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Or cheap parlor tricks to conceal your true identity, "Ra's"?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Or cheap parlor tricks to conceal your true identity, 'Ra's '?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Or cheap parlor tricks to conceal your true identity, 'Ra's'?
    Ra's Al Ghul: Surely, a man who spends his nights scrambling over the rooftops of Gotham wouldn't begrudge me dual identities?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I saved your life.
    Ra's Al Ghul: I warned you about compassion, Bruce
    Ra's Al Ghul: I warned you about compassion, Bruce.


  • Rachel Dawes: Your father would be ashamed of you.


  • Rachel Dawes: Deep down you may still be that same great kid you used to be. But it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: Familiar. Don't you have anything new?
    Lucius Fox: How about *this*?


  • Jim Gordon: I'll get my car.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I brought mine.
    Jim Gordon: Yours?
    Jim Gordon: I've got to get me one of those.


  • Henri Ducard: When you lived among the criminals, did you start to pity them?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: The first time I stole so that I wouldn't starve, yes. I lost many assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong. And when I traveled, I learned the fear before a crime and the thrill of success. But I never became one of them.


  • Henri Ducard: Men fear most what they cannot see.


  • Henri Ducard: But a criminal is not complicated. What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: You're vigilantes.
    Henri Ducard: No, no, no. A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification. He can be destroyed, or locked up. But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can't stop you, then you become something else entirely.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Which is?
    Henri Ducard: A legend, Mr. Wayne
    Henri Ducard: A legend, Mr. Wayne.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: Only a cynical man would call what these people have "lives," Wayne. Crime, despair... this is not how man was supposed to live. The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years. We sacked Rome, loaded trade ships with plague rats, burned London to the ground. Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence, we return to restore the balance.
    Ra's Al Ghul: Only a cynical man would call what these people have 'lives,' Wayne. Crime, despair... this is not how man was supposed to live. The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years. We sacked Rome, loaded trade ships with plague rats, burned London to the ground. Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence, we return to restore the balance.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you...but I don't have to save you."
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you...but I don't have to save you.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: You never learned to mind your surroundings.
    Ra's Al Ghul: Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you. But I don't have to save you.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: Tomorrow the world will watch in horror as its greatest city destroys itself. The movement back to harmony will be unstoppable this time.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: You attacked Gotham before?
    Ra's Al Ghul: Of course. Over the ages, our weapons have grown more sophisticated. With Gotham, we tried a new one: Economics. But we underestimated certain of Gotham's citizens...such as your parents. Gunned down by one of the very people they were trying to help. Create enough hunger and everyone becomes a criminal. Their deaths galvanized the city into saving itself...and Gotham has limped on ever since. We are back to finish the job. And this time no misguided idealists will get in the way. Like your father, you lack the courage to do all that is necessary. If someone stands in the way of true justice...you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.


  • Jim Gordon: I never said thank you
    Jim Gordon: I never said thank you.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And you'll never have to
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And you'll never have to.


  • Henri Ducard: Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding.


  • Rachel Dawes: Wait! You could die... At least tell me your name.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath... But what I *do* that defines me.
    Rachel Dawes: ...Bruce?


  • Thomas Wayne: And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up...


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Can't change the world on your own.
    Rachel Dawes: What choice do I have when you're too busy swimming?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me.. inside.. I am, I am more... [Bruce's dates shouted: "Come on, Bruce. We have some more hotels for you to buy."]
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me.. inside.. I am, I am more... [Bruce's dates shouted: 'Come on, Bruce. We have some more hotels for you to buy.']
    Rachel Dawes: Bruce, deep down you may still be that great kid you used to be, but it's not who you are underneath, it's what you *do* that defines you.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Alfred, I don't care about my name!
    Alfred Pennyworth: It's not only your name, sir! It's your father's name! And it's all that's left of him! Please... don't destroy it.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you. But I don't have to save you.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: [to Ra's al Ghul decoy] You're not Ra's al Ghul. I saw him die.
    Henri Ducard: But, is Ra's al Ghul immortal? Are his methods... supernatural?


  • Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: They scream, and they cry! Much as you're doing now!


  • Lucius Fox: Why do you need that [anti-shooting equipment], Mr. Wayne?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Spelunking. Y'know, cave diving.
    Lucius Fox: Uh-huh... and you expect to be shot a lot in these caves?


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: My parents deserve justice.
    Rachel Dawes: Youâ??re not talking about justice. Youâ??re talking about revenge.
    Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Sometimes theyâ??re the same.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same.
    Rachel Dawes: No, theyâ??re never the same. Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about you making yourself feel better
    Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same. Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about you making yourself feel better


  • Alfred Pennyworth: It's a problem with the graphite, sir. The next 10,000 will be up to specifications.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: At least they gave us a discount.
    Alfred Pennyworth: Quite. In the, uh, meantime, Sir, may I suggest you try to avoid landing on your head?


  • Alfred Pennyworth: They'll have to be, uh, large orders, uh to avoid suspicion.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: How large?
    Alfred Pennyworth: Say, uh, Ten Thousand.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Well, at least we'll have spares.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: you look very fashionable, apart from the mud.
    Alfred Pennyworth: You look very fashionable, apart from the mud.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Flass: You sure you don't want a taste?
    Jim Gordon: I don't do that.
    Flass: You know, that makes people like me worry you're a rat.
    Jim Gordon: I'm not a rat. In a city this bent, who's there to rat to?


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not about who you are, but what you do that defines you.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Still haven't given up on me?
    Alfred Pennyworth: Never.


  • Rachel Dawes: its not who are underneath, its what you do that defines you
    Rachel Dawes: It's not who I am underneath, but what I *do* that defines me.


  • Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn how to pick ourselves back up.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: Where were the other drugs going?!
    Flass: I don't know! I swear to god!
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Swear to me!


  • Jim Gordon: I never said thank you
    Jim Gordon: I never said thank you.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: and you will never have to
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And you will never have to.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I do care about my name
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I don't care about my name.
    Alfred Pennyworth: its not just your name sir its your fathers name and that's all that's left of him
    Alfred Pennyworth: It's not just your name, sir! It's your father's name! And it's all that's left of him.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: i can defeat 2 of your pawns
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I can't beat two of your pawns?
    Henri Ducard: as you wish
    Henri Ducard: As you wish.


  • Thomas Wayne: don't be afraid
    Thomas Wayne: Don't be afraid.


  • Earle: didn't you get the memo
    Earle: Didn't you get the memo?


  • Alfred Pennyworth: I hope you are not a member of the fire brigade
    Alfred Pennyworth: I hope you are not a member of the fire brigade.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I Won't kill you, but I don't have to save you.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: As a man, I'm flesh and blood, I can be ignored or destroyed. But as a symbol, I can be incorruptible...I can be everlasting.


  • Rachel Dawes: It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: What was the point of all those push-ups if you can't even liftup a bloody log!


  • Henri Ducard: If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal and if they can't stop you, then you become something else entirely.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: What's that?
    Henri Ducard: A legend, Mr. Wayne


  • Rachel Dawes: It is not what you say, but what you do that defines you.


  • Rachel Dawes: Wait! You could die. At least tell me your name.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I *do* that defines me.
    Rachel Dawes: Bruce?


  • Henri Ducard: You traveled the world... Now you must journey inwards... to what you really fear... it's inside you... there is no turning back. Your parents' death was not your fault. Your training is nothing. The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. Are you ready to begin?


  • Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn, to pick ourselves up.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: With all do respect sir, why bats?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Bats frighten me. Its time the world share my dread.


  • Henri Ducard: Anger does not change the fact that your father failed to act.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: The man had a gun!
    Henri Ducard: Would that stop you?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I've had training.
    Henri Ducard: Your training is nothing! Will is everything!


  • Henri Ducard: A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification. He can be destroyed, or locked up. But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they cannot stop you, then you become something else entirely.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Which is?
    Henri Ducard: Legend, Mr. Wayne.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: "Death does not wait for you to be ready! Death is not considerate, or fair! And make no mistake: here, you face Death. "
    Ra's Al Ghul: Death does not wait for you to be ready! Death is not considerate, or fair! And make no mistake: here, you face Death.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: A taste of your own medicine, doctor? What have you been doing here? Who are you working for?
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: Ra's... Ra's al Ghul.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Ra's al Ghul is dead. Who are you working for? Crane!
    Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: Dr. Crane isn't here right now. But if you like to make an appointment...


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: You still haven't given up on me..
    Alfred Pennyworth: Never!


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I Do that defines me.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Henri Ducard: If you make yourself more than just a man... if you devote yourself to an ideal...and if they can't stop you, then you become something else entirely. Wayne: Which is? Ducard: A legend, master Wayne. A legend.
    Henri Ducard: If you make yourself more than just a man... if you devote yourself to an ideal...and if they can't stop you, then you become something else entirely.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Which is?
    Henri Ducard: A legend, master Wayne. A legend.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you.


  • Jim Gordon: I never said thank you.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: And you'll never have to.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: What's that?
    Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh, you wouldn't be interested in that.


  • Lucius Fox: [after taking a ride in The Tumbler] So, what do you think?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: [smiling] Does it come in black?


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Henri Ducard: If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can't stop you, then you become something else entirely.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Which is?
    Henri Ducard: Legend, Mr. Wayne. Legend.


  • Rachel Dawes: If you die, at least tell me your name.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, it's what I do that defines me.
    Rachel Dawes: Bruce?


  • Flass: I swear to God!
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Swear to me!


  • Jim Gordon: I'm going for my car.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: I brought mine.
    Jim Gordon: Yours?(The Tumblers jumpes over Gordon's head) Oh! I've need to get one of those.
    Jim Gordon: Yours? [The Tumblers jumpes over Gordon's head] Oh! I've need to get one of those.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I'm not going to kill, but that doesn't mean that I have to save.


  • Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall Bruce? So we can pick ourselfs up.
    Thomas Wayne: And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.


  • Rachel Dawes: It's not who you are that defines you, it's what you do.


  • Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: They scream, and they cry, much as your doing now.


  • Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: There's nothing to fear but fear himself!


  • Ra's Al Ghul: If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.


  • Ra's Al Ghul: Justice is balance. You burned my house and left me for dead. Consider us even.


  • Thomas Wayne: Why do we fall Bruce? To learn to stand up.
    Thomas Wayne: And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you! But I don't have to save you.


  • Carmine Falcone: What are you?
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: (Falcone gets pulled out of car through sunroof) I'm Batman.


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I'm Batman!


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what i do that defines me.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.


  • Henri Ducard: No, no, no. A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification. He can be destroyed or locked up. But, if you devote yourself to an ideal, if you make yourself more than just a man and even they can't stop you, then you become something else entirely.
    Batman/Bruce Wayne: Which is?
    Henri Ducard: A legend, Mr. Wayne.


  • Henri Ducard: Training is nothing.Will is everything.The Will to act..
    Henri Ducard: Training is nothing. Will is everything. The Will to act..


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: I seek the means to fight injustice, to turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.


  • Henri Ducard: You need to be aware of your surroundings.
    Henri Ducard: You always need to be aware of your surroundings.


  • Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall, sir? So we can pick ourselves up.


  • Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow: I am more than aware that you are not intimidated by *me*, Mr. Falcone. But you know who I'm working for, and when he gets here...


  • Batman/Bruce Wayne: They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear. But the night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something. I've looked for it ever since. I went around the world, searched in all the shadows. And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge... Me.


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