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Bruce Wayne (Character)
from Batman Begins (2005)

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Batman Begins (2005)
[from teaser]
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.

[Bruce is refusing to demonstrate his commitment to justice by executing a criminal]
Ra's Al Ghul: You cannot lead these men unless you are prepared to do what is necessary to defeat evil.
Bruce Wayne: And where would I be leading these men?
Ra's Al Ghul: Gotham. As Gotham's favored son you will be ideally placed to strike at the heart of criminality.
Bruce Wayne: How?
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: Are you ready to begin?
Bruce Wayne: I-I can barely stand...
Henri Ducard: [kicks him] Death does not wait for you to be ready! Death is not considerate, or fair! And make no mistake: here, you face Death.

Earle: Jessica, where are you?
[walks into outer room]
Bruce Wayne: [to Jessica] Eye on the ball, and...
Earle: Why is no one answering the phone?
[sees Bruce from behind, teaching Jessica to play golf]
Bruce Wayne: [turning around] It's Wayne Enterprises, Mr. Earle, I'm sure they'll call back.
Earle: Bruce? You're supposed to be dead.
Bruce Wayne: Sorry to disappoint.

Bruce Wayne: You were on the board?
Lucius Fox: When your father ran things, yeah.
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.

Carmine Falcone: You're taller than you look in the tabloids, Mr. Wayne.
[one of Falcone's attendant bodyguards gives Bruce a rough going-over to check for weapons but comes up with nothing]
Carmine Falcone: No gun? I'm insulted! You could have just sent a thank-you note.
Bruce Wayne: I didn't come here to thank you. I came here to show you that not everyone in Gotham's afraid of you.
Carmine Falcone: Only those who know me, kid. Look around you: you'll see two councilmen, a union official, a couple off-duty cops, and a judge.
[points a gun at Bruce]
Carmine Falcone: Now, I wouldn't have a second's hesitation of blowing your head off right here and right now in front of 'em. Now, that's power you can't buy! That's the power of fear.
Bruce Wayne: I'm not afraid of you.
Carmine Falcone: Because you think you got nothing to lose. But you haven't thought it through. You haven't thought about your lady-friend down at the D.A.'s office. You haven't thought about your old butler. Bang!
[Falcone pulls the trigger, but the hammer falls on an empty chamber with a click; he puts the gun away]
Carmine Falcone: People from your world have so *much* to lose. Now, you think because your mommy and your daddy got shot, you know about the ugly side of life, but you don't. You've never tasted desperate. You're, uh, you're Bruce Wayne, the Prince of Gotham; you'd have to go a thousand miles to meet someone who didn't know your name. So, don't-don't come down here with your anger, trying to prove something to yourself. This is a world you'll never understand. And you always fear what you don't understand. Alright.
[Falcone gives his bodyguards a signal to remove Bruce; they take hold of him, and he struggles against their grip]
Carmine Falcone: Yeah, you got spirit, kid. I'll give you that. More than your old man, anyway. In the joint, Chill told me, uh, told me about the night he killed your parents. He said your father begged for mercy. Begged. Like a dog.

Enormous Prisoner: You are in hell, little man!
[punches Bruce Wayne]
Enormous Prisoner: And I am the devil!
[punches him again]
Bruce Wayne: You're not the devil. You're practice.

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.
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.

[Bruce has been arrested]
Chinese Police Officer: [in Mandarin] He refuses to give his name.
Chinese Police Officer: Fool, what the hell do I care what your name is? You're a criminal.
Bruce Wayne: [in Mandarin] I'm not a criminal!
Chinese Police Officer: Tell that to the guy who owned these.
[Kicks a box with "Wayne Enterprises" stamped on it]

[concerning the memory cloth]
Bruce Wayne: Too expensive for the Army?
Lucius Fox: I don't think they tried to market it to the billionaire, spelunking, BASE-jumping crowd.
Bruce Wayne: Look, Mr. Fox.
Lucius Fox: Yes, sir?
Bruce Wayne: If you're uncomfortable...
Lucius Fox: Mister 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.
Bruce Wayne: Fair enough.

Bruce Wayne: I will go back to Gotham and I will fight men like this, but I will not become an executioner.
Henri Ducard: Bruce, please! For your own sake. There is no turning back.

Rachel Dawes: Wait! You could die. At least tell me your name.
[pause]
Bruce Wayne: ...It's not who I am underneath... but what I *do*... that defines me.
Rachel Dawes: ...Bruce?
[Batman turns and leaps off the roof]

Bruce Wayne: Good morning. I'm here to see Mr. Earle.
Jessica: [without bothering to look up from her desk] Name?
Bruce Wayne: Uh... Bruce Wayne.

Maitre D: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear.
Bruce Wayne: Well, they're European.
Maitre D: I'm going to have to ask you to leave.
[Bruce starts to write a check]
Maitre D: It is not a question of money.
Bruce Wayne: [gives him the check] Well, you see, I'm buying this hotel, and uh, setting some new rules about the pool area.

Bruce Wayne: Give it a try!
[Alfred turns on the lights of the cave]
Alfred Pennyworth: Charming.
[looks up and sees thousands of bats]
Alfred Pennyworth: At least you'll have company.

Lucius Fox: Well, what is it today? More spelunking?
Bruce Wayne: No. Today it's BASE-jumping.
Lucius Fox: BASE-jumping. That like parachuting?
Bruce Wayne: Kinda. Do you have any light-weight fabrics?
Lucius Fox: You know... I think I have just the thing.

Bruce Wayne: [about the prototype Batsuit] Tear resistant?
Lucius Fox: This sucker will stop a knife.
Bruce Wayne: Bulletproof?
Lucius Fox: Anything but a straight shot.
Bruce Wayne: Why didn't they put it into production?
Lucius Fox: Bean counters didn't think a soldier's life was worth 300 grand. So, what's your interest in it, Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: I wanna borrow it. For, uh, spelunking.
Lucius Fox: Spelunking?
Bruce Wayne: Yeah, you know, cave diving.
Lucius Fox: You expecting to run into much gunfire in these caves?
Bruce Wayne: Look, I'd rather Mr. Earle didn't know about me borrowing...
Lucius Fox: Mr. Wayne, the way I see it, all this stuff is yours anyway.

Bruce Wayne: [as Alfred opens the curtains] Bats are nocturnal.
Alfred Pennyworth: Bats may be, but even for billionaire playboys, three o'clock is pushing it. The price of leading a double life, I fear. Your theatrics made an impression.
[shows the newspaper to Bruce]
Bruce Wayne: Theatricality and deception are powerful weapons, Alfred. It's a good start.
Alfred Pennyworth: If those are to be the first of many injuries to come, it would be wise to find a suitable excuse. Polo, for instance.
Bruce Wayne: I'm not learning polo, Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: Strange injuries a non-existent social life, these things beg the question as to what exactly does Bruce Wayne do with his time and his money.
Bruce Wayne: And what does someone like me do?
Alfred Pennyworth: Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things that are not for sale... who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.

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

Soldier: Get in!
Henri Ducard: Are you so desperate to fight criminals that you lock yourself in to take them on one at a time?
Bruce Wayne: Actually, there were uh, seven of them.
Henri Ducard: I counted six, Mr. Wayne.
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 deep he chooses to sink.
Bruce Wayne: Who are you?
Henri Ducard: My name is merely Ducard, but I speak for Ra's al Ghul, a man greatly feared by the criminal underworld. A man who could offer you a path.

Bruce Wayne: Have you told anyone I'm coming back?
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, I just couldn't figure the legal ramifications of bringing you back from the dead.
Bruce Wayne: Dead?
Alfred Pennyworth: You've been gone seven years.
Bruce Wayne: You had me declared dead?
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, actually it was Mr. Earle, he's taking the company public. He wanted to liquidate your majority shareholding. Those shares are worth quite a bit of money.
Bruce Wayne: Well, it's a good thing I left everything to you, then.
Alfred Pennyworth: Quite so, sir. And you can borrow the Rolls if you like. Just bring it back with a full tank.

Henri Ducard: Your parents' death was not your fault.
[Bruce attacks Ducard with his sword]
Henri Ducard: It was your father's.
[Bruce furiously attacks Ducard, but is easily defeated]
Henri Ducard: Anger does not change the fact that your father failed to act.
Bruce Wayne: The man had a gun!
Henri Ducard: Would that stop you?
Bruce Wayne: I've had training!
Henri Ducard: The training is nothing! The will is everything!
[Ducard bests Bruce once again]
Henri Ducard: The will to act.

Bruce Wayne: You're gonna destroy millions of lives.
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.

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.
Bruce Wayne: Which is?
Henri Ducard: Legend, Mr. Wayne.

Bruce Wayne: We need to send these people away now.
Alfred Pennyworth: Those are Bruce Wayne's guests out there, sir. You have a name to maintain.
Bruce Wayne: I don't care about my name.
Alfred Pennyworth: It's not just your name, sir! It's your father's name! And it's all that's left of him. Don't destroy it.

Valet: Nice car.
Bruce Wayne: You should see my other one.

Henri Ducard: You have learned to bury your guilt with anger. I will teach you to confront it, and to face the truth. You know how to fight six men. We can teach you how to engage six hundred. You know how to disappear. We can teach you to become truly invisible.
Bruce Wayne: Invisible?
Henri Ducard: [Ducard shouts in a different language and 2 people dressed in black flip down from the ceiling] A Ninja understands that invisibility is a matter of patience... and agility.

Bruce Wayne: I'm sorry I didn't tell you, Rachel...
Rachel Dawes: No. No, Bruce, I'm sorry. The day Chill died I... I said terrible things.
Bruce Wayne: But true things. I *was* a coward with a gun. 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... I started to hope.
[She kisses Bruce]
Rachel Dawes: Then I found out about your mask.
Bruce Wayne: Batman's just a symbol, Rachel.
Rachel Dawes: [Rachel touches Bruce's face] No, 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 some day, when Gotham no longer needs Batman, I'll see him again.

Henri Ducard: When you lived among the criminals, did you start to pity them?
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.

Alfred Pennyworth: [referring to ordering the separate cowl pieces from Asia] They'll have to be, uh, large orders, uh, to avoid suspicion.
Bruce Wayne: How large?
Alfred Pennyworth: Say, uh, 10,000.
Bruce Wayne: Well, at least we'll have spares.

[Alfred smashes a prototype cowl with a baseball bat]
Alfred Pennyworth: It's a problem with the graphite, sir. The next 10,000 will be up to specifications.
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: When you told me your grand plan for saving Gotham, the only thing that stopped me from calling the men in white coats was when you said that it wasn't about thrill-seeking.
Bruce Wayne: It's not.
Alfred Pennyworth: What would you call *that*?
[points to a TV news report showing a helicopter shot of the Batmobile being chased down the freeway by police cars]
Bruce Wayne: [as he fixes his tie] Damn good television.
Alfred Pennyworth: It's a miracle no one was killed.
Bruce Wayne: Didn't have time to observe the rules of the road, Alfred.

Henri Ducard: Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.
Bruce Wayne: That's why it's so important. It separates us from them.

[Bruce Wayne begins to burn down Ra's Al Ghul's temple]
Henri Ducard: What are you doing?
Bruce Wayne: What is necessary, my friend.

Bruce Wayne: Don't turn around. You're a good cop, one of the few.
Jim Gordon: What do you want?
Bruce Wayne: Carmine Falcone brings in shipments of drugs every week, no one brings him down, why?
Jim Gordon: He's paid up with the right people.
Bruce Wayne: What will it take to bring him down?
Jim Gordon: Leverage on Judge Faden, and a DA brave enough to prosecute.
Bruce Wayne: Rachel Dawes.
Jim Gordon: Who are you?
Bruce Wayne: Watch for my sign.
Jim Gordon: You're just one man?
Bruce Wayne: Now we're two.
Jim Gordon: We?

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

[meeting someone introduced as Ra's al Ghul]
Bruce Wayne: You're not Ra's al Ghul. I watched him die.
Henri Ducard: [from behind Bruce Wayne] But is Ra's al Ghul immortal?
[Bruce turns around to face Ducard]
Henri Ducard: Are his methods supernatural?
Bruce Wayne: [to Ducard] Or cheap parlor tricks to conceal your true identity, "Ra's"?
Henri Ducard: Surely, a man who spends his nights scrambling over the rooftops of Gotham wouldn't begrudge me dual identities?
Bruce Wayne: I saved your life.
Henri Ducard: I warned you about compassion, Bruce.

Bruce Wayne: Everyone. Everybody.
[cinks his glass]
Bruce Wayne: I, uh... I wanna thank you all for coming here tonight and drinking all of my booze.
[the guests laugh]
Bruce Wayne: No, really. Uh... There's a thing about being a Wayne that... you're never short of a few freeloaders, like yourselves, to fill up your mansion with, so, here's to you people. Thank you.
Fredericks: That's enough, Bruce.
Bruce Wayne: Mm... I'm not finished. To all of you, uh, all you phonies, all of you two-faced friends, you sycophantic suck-ups who smile through your teeth at me, please leave me in peace. Please go. Stop smiling. It's not a joke. Please leave. The party's over. Get out.
Fredericks: The apple has fallen very far from the tree, Mr. Wayne.

Lucius Fox: [Bruce Wayne is recovering after being poisoned by Scarecrow] I analyzed your blood, isolating the receptor compounds and the protein-based catalyst.
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. Bottom line, I synthesized an antidote.
Bruce Wayne: Could you make more?
Lucius Fox: You planning on gassing yourself again, Mr Wayne?
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.

Bhutanese Prison Guard #1: [as Bruce Wayne is being pulled away from a prison rumble by the guards] Solitary!
Bruce Wayne: Why?
Bhutanese Prison Guard #1: For protection!
Bruce Wayne: I don't need protection!
Bhutanese Prison Guard #1: Protection for them!
[shows the groaning prisoners Bruce has beaten up]

Bruce Wayne: Gotham isn't beyond saving.

Rachel Dawes: [looking at the ruins of the burned down Wayne Manor] What will you do?
Bruce Wayne: Rebuild it. Just the way it was, brick for brick.
Alfred Pennyworth: *Just* the way it was, sir?
Bruce Wayne: Yeah. Why?
Alfred Pennyworth: I thought this might be a good opportunity for improving the foundations.
Bruce Wayne: In the south-east corner?
Alfred Pennyworth: Precisely, sir.

Ra's al Ghul: Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?
Bruce Wayne: I won't kill you.
[he throws two bombs, breaking a window and opening the back of the train car]
Bruce Wayne: ... But I don't have to save you.
[he spreads his cape and rises out the back of the car; the train plunges off the rails and explodes]

[as Wayne Manor is burning down]
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.
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.
Bruce Wayne: You still haven't given up on me?
Alfred Pennyworth: Never.

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

Bruce Wayne: They're planning on dosing the entire city with toxin.
Lucius Fox: [shaking his head] Water supply won't help you disperse an inhalant...
[pauses, realizing]
Bruce Wayne: What?
Lucius Fox: ...Unless you had a microwave emitter capable of vaporizing all the water in the mains. A microwave emitter like the one Wayne Enterprises just misplaced.
Bruce Wayne: "Misplaced?"
Lucius Fox: Earle just fired me for asking too many questions about it.
Bruce Wayne: I need you to go back to Wayne Enterprises right now and start making more of that antidote. I think the police are going to need all they can get their hands on, okay?
Lucius Fox: My security clearance has been revoked.
Bruce Wayne: Oh, that wouldn't stop a man like you now, would it, Mr. Fox?
Lucius Fox: [smiling] I suppose not.

[after getting thrown out of Falcone's restaurant, Bruce takes out his wallet, removes the cash, and throws the wallet into a drum fire. He then offers the cash to a homeless man]
Homeless Man: For what?
Bruce Wayne: Your jacket.
Homeless Man: Okay.
[as he takes it off, Bruce prepares to throw his own into the fire]
Homeless Man: Hey, hey, hey, let me have it. It's a nice coat.
[They switch coats]
Bruce Wayne: Be careful who sees you with that. They're going to come looking for me.
Homeless Man: Who?
Bruce Wayne: Everyone.
[He runs off]
Homeless Man: It's-it's a nice coat...

Henri Ducard: Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you. As it almost did me.
Bruce Wayne: What stopped it?
Henri Ducard: Vengeance.

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

Bruce Wayne: Yield.
Henri Ducard: You haven't beaten me. You've sacrificed sure footing for a killing stroke.
[he taps the ice with his sword, plunging Bruce into the water]

Henri Ducard: You are stronger than your father.
Bruce Wayne: You didn't know my father.
Henri Ducard: But I know the rage that drives you.

Rachel Dawes: The DA couldn't understand why Judge Faden insisted on making the hearing public. Falcone paid him off to get Chill out in the open.
Bruce Wayne: Maybe I should be thanking them.
Rachel Dawes: You don't mean that.
Bruce Wayne: What if I do Rachel? My parents deserved justice.
Rachel Dawes: You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge.
Bruce Wayne: Sometimes they're the same.
Rachel Dawes: No, they're never the same, Bruce. Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about you making yourself feel better. Which is why we have an impartial system.
Bruce Wayne: Your system is broken.
Rachel Dawes: [Rachel makes a sharp turn] You care about justice? Look beyond your own pain, Bruce. This city is rotting. People talk about the depression as if its history, and it's not. Things are worse than ever down here. Falcone floods our streets with crime and drugs, preying on the desperate, creating new Joe Chills every day. Falcone not have killed your parents Bruce, but he's destroying everything they stood for.
[She parks in front of a building]
Rachel Dawes: You wanna thank him for that, here you go. We all know where to find him, but as long as he keeps the bad people rich and the good people scared no one will touch him. Good people like your parents who will stand against injustice, they're gone. What chance does Gotham have when the good people do nothing?
Bruce Wayne: I'm not one of your good people, Rachel.
Rachel Dawes: What do you mean?
Bruce Wayne: All these years I wanted to kill him.
[reveals his gun]
Bruce Wayne: Now I can't.
Rachel Dawes: [Rachel slaps him twice] Your father would be ashamed of you.

Lucius Fox: [Bruce points to the Tumbler] The Tumbler? Oh you wouldn't be interested in that.
[Cuts to Bruce test driving the Tumbler on an indoor course, with Fox in the passenger's seat describing the vehicle]
Lucius Fox: She was built as a bridging vehicle. During combat, two of these would jump over a river, towing cables. Over here on the throttle, flip that open and throttle up. This will boost you into a rampless jump.
[Bruce goes to flip the throttle]
Lucius Fox: Not now! Not... not now, Sir!
[Bruce flips it back]
The Tumbler: Afterburner disengaged.
Lucius Fox: We never could get the damn bridge to work, but this baby works just fine.
[Bruce brings the Tumbler to a stop. He is very impressed]
Lucius Fox: So what do you think?
Bruce Wayne: Does it come in black?

Ra's al Ghul: You were my greatest student. It should be you standing by my side, saving the world.
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: And do you still feel responsible for your parents' death?
Bruce Wayne: My anger outweighs my guilt.
Henri Ducard: Come.

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

Alfred Pennyworth: Are you coming back to Gotham for long, sir?
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.
Bruce Wayne: Did it?
Alfred Pennyworth: In a way. Their murder shocked the wealthy and the powerful into action.
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?
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.
Bruce Wayne: You're thinking about Rachel?
Alfred Pennyworth: Actually, sir, I was thinking of myself.

Rachel Dawes: Bruce, I don't suppose there's any way to convince you not to come.
Bruce Wayne: Someone at this proceeding should stand for my parents.
Rachel Dawes: We all loved your parents, Bruce. What Chill did is unforgivable.
Bruce Wayne: Then why is your boss letting him go?
Rachel Dawes: In prison, he shared a cell with Carmine Falcone, he learned things and he will testify in exchange for early parole.
Bruce Wayne: Rachel, this man killed my parents. I cannot let that pass. And I need you to understand that, please.

Alfred Pennyworth: Will you be heading back to Princeton after the hearing, sir, or can I persuade you to stay on for a day or two?
Bruce Wayne: I'm not heading back at all.
Alfred Pennyworth: You don't like it there?
Bruce Wayne: I like it fine. They just don't feel the same way.
Alfred Pennyworth: I've prepared the master bedroom.
Bruce Wayne: No. My room will be fine.
Alfred Pennyworth: With all due respect, sir, Wayne Manor is your house.
Bruce Wayne: No, Alfred, it's my father's house.
Alfred Pennyworth: Your father is dead, Master Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: And this place is a mausoleum. If I have my way, I'll pull the damn thing down brick by brick.
Alfred Pennyworth: This house, Master Wayne, has sheltered six generations of your family.
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 hopes to talk you out of going.
Bruce Wayne: Should I just bury the past out there with my parents, Alfred?
Alfred Pennyworth: I wouldn't presume 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.
Bruce Wayne: Haven't given up on me yet?
Alfred Pennyworth: Never.

Rachel Dawes: The day that Chill died, I... I said terrible things.
Bruce Wayne: But true things. I *was* a coward with a gun. Justice is about more than revenge, so, thank you.

Bruce Wayne: I thought the point of solitary confinement was the solitary part.
Henri Ducard: These men have mistaken you for a criminal, Mr. Wayne...

Bruce Wayne: [seated in the back of his car; he answers the phone] Bruce Wayne.
Earle: What makes you think *you* can decide who's running Wayne Enterprises?
Bruce Wayne: Well, the fact that I'm the owner.
Earle: What are you talking about? The company went public a week ago.
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.
[speaks slightly louder]
Bruce Wayne: Right, Mister Fox?
Lucius Fox: Right you are, Mister Wayne.
[turns to Earle, takes off his glasses, and relishly says]
Lucius Fox: Didn't you get the memo?

Rachel Dawes: [Bruce and Rachel haven't seen each other for years. Bruce is wet from swimming in a "pool" in the restaurant] Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: Rachel?
Rachel Dawes: I heard you were back. What are you doing?
Bruce Wayne: Uh, just swimming. Wow, it is good to see you.
Rachel Dawes: You were gone a long time.
Bruce Wayne: I know, how are things?
Rachel Dawes: The same. Job's getting worse.
Bruce Wayne: Can't change the world on your own.
Rachel Dawes: What choice do I have when you're too busy swimming?
Bruce Wayne: Rachel, all- all this, it- it's not me, inside, I am, I am more.
European supermodel: Come on, Bruce.
European supermodel 2: 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.

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.
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.

Bruce Wayne: Who is he?
[implying the man imprisoned in a wooden cage]
Henri Ducard: He was a farmer. Then he tried to take his neighbor's land and became a murderer. Now he is a prisoner.
Bruce Wayne: What'll happen to him?
Henri Ducard: Justice. Crime can not be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding.

Old Asian Prisoner: Did you have dream?
Bruce Wayne: Nightmare.
Old Asian Prisoner: [indicating the prison around them] Worse than this?

Bruce Wayne: How are you feeling?
Rachel Dawes: Where are we? Why did you bring me here?
Bruce Wayne: If I hadn't, your mind would now be lost. You were poisoned.
Rachel Dawes: [trying to sit up] It was... it was Dr. Crane...
Bruce Wayne: [pushing her back down] Relax, Gordon has Crane.
Rachel Dawes: Is Sergeant Gordon your friend?
Bruce Wayne: I don't have the luxury of friends.

[Bruce awakens from a nightmare]
Thomas Wayne: The bats again?
[Bruce nods]
Thomas Wayne: You know why they attacked you, don't you? They were afraid of you.
Bruce Wayne - age 8: Afraid of me?
Thomas Wayne: All creatures feel fear.
Bruce Wayne - age 8: Even the scary ones?
Thomas Wayne: Especially the scary ones.

Rachel Dawes - age 8: Finders keepers and *I* found it.
Bruce Wayne - age 8: In *my* garden.

[first lines]
Bruce Wayne - age 8: Rachel, let me see! Can I see?

Bruce Wayne - age 8: [riding his father's monorail] Did you build this train, Dad?
Thomas Wayne: Gotham's been good to our family, but the city's been suffering. People less fortunate than us have been enduring very hard times. So we built a new, cheap, public transportation system to unite the city. And at the center... Wayne Tower.
[We see the building in the skyline from the window]
Bruce Wayne - age 8: Is that where you work?
Thomas Wayne: No, I work at the hospital. I leave the running of our company to much better men.
Bruce Wayne - age 8: Better?
Thomas Wayne: Well... more interested men.


The Dark Knight (2008)
Bruce Wayne: Targeting me won't get their money back. I knew the mob wouldn't go down without a fight, but this is different. They crossed the line.
Alfred Pennyworth: You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed them, you hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation, they turned to a man they didn't fully understand.
Bruce Wayne: Criminals aren't complicated, Alfred. Just have to figure out what he's after.
Alfred Pennyworth: With respect Master Wayne, perhaps this is a man that *you* don't fully understand, either. A long time ago, I was in Burma. My friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So, we went looking for the stones. But in six months, we never met anybody who traded with him. One day, I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away.
Bruce Wayne: So why steal them?
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Harvey Dent: The famous Bruce Wayne. Rachel's told me everything about you.
Bruce Wayne: I certainly hope not.

Bruce Wayne: You know that day that you once told me about, when Gotham would no longer need Batman? It's coming.
Rachel Dawes: Bruce. You can't ask me to wait for that.
Bruce Wayne: It's happening now. Harvey is that hero. He locked up half of the city's criminals, and he did it without wearing a mask. Gotham needs a hero with a face.

Alfred Pennyworth: I suppose they'll lock me up as well. As your accomplice...
Bruce Wayne: Accomplice? I'm going to tell them the whole thing was your idea.

Lt. James Gordon: [after Bruce saves Reese by blocking a truck with his car] It's mister Wayne, isn't it? That was a very brave thing you did!
Bruce Wayne: Trying to catch the light?
Lt. James Gordon: You weren't protecting the van?
Bruce Wayne: Why, who's in it?
[Reese steps out, sees Bruce, who nods slightly]
Bruce Wayne: Do you think I should go to the hospital?
Lt. James Gordon: You don't watch a whole lot of news, do you, Mr. Wayne?

Bruce Wayne: What about getting back into the plane?
Lucius Fox: I'd recommend a good travel agent.
Bruce Wayne: Without it landing.
Lucius Fox: [smiles] Now that's more like it, Mr. Wayne.

Alfred Pennyworth: Know your limits, Master Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Batman has no limits.
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, you do, sir.
Bruce Wayne: Well, can't afford to know 'em.
Alfred Pennyworth: And what happens on the day that you find out?
Bruce Wayne: Well, we all know how much you love to say "I told you so."
Alfred Pennyworth: On that day, Master Wayne, even I won't want to. Probably.

Bruce Wayne: [after running into Harvey and Rachel at a restaurant] So, let's put a couple tables together.
Harvey Dent: I'm not sure they'll let us.
Bruce Wayne: Oh, they should. I own the place.

Natascha: How could you want to raise children in a city like this?
Bruce Wayne: Well, I grew up in Gotham, and I turned out all right.

Bruce Wayne: People are dying, Alfred. What would you have me do?
Alfred Pennyworth: Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They'll hate you for it, but that's the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.
Bruce Wayne: Well today I found out what Batman can't do. He can't endure this. Today you get to say "I told you so."
Alfred Pennyworth: Today, I don't want to.
[pauses for several moments]
Alfred Pennyworth: But I did bloody tell you.

Lt. James Gordon: It's mister Wayne, isn't it? That was a very brave thing you did!
Bruce Wayne: Trying to catch the light?
Lt. James Gordon: You weren't protecting the van?
Bruce Wayne: [pretending to be oblivious] Why? Who's in it?

Lucius Fox: It emits a high-frequency pulse for mapping an environment and records a response time.
Bruce Wayne: Sonar. Just like a...
Lucius Fox: [interrupting before he can say "bat"] Like a *submarine*, Mr. Wayne. Like a submarine.

Bruce Wayne: I need a new suit.
Lucius Fox: Yeah, three buttons is a little '90's, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: I'm not talking fashion, Mr. Fox, so much as function.
[hands him a diagram]
Lucius Fox: You want to be able to turn your head.
Bruce Wayne: Sure would make backing out of the driveway easier.

Bruce Wayne: How will it hold up against dogs?
Lucius Fox: We talking Rottweilers or Chihuahuas? Should do fine against cats.

Bruce Wayne: You look tired, Alfred. You'll be all right without me?
Alfred Pennyworth: [looking at all the sunbathing women] You can tell me the Russian for, "Apply your own bloody suntan lotion."

Bruce Wayne: The bandit, in the forest in Burma, did you catch him?
Alfred Pennyworth: Yes.
Bruce Wayne: How?
Alfred Pennyworth: We burned the forest down.

[examining one of the gauntlets for his new and improved Batsuit, Bruce presses a button, and the spikes are launched across the room, narrowly missing Fox before they bury themselves in the wall]
Lucius Fox: Perhaps you should read the instructions first?
Bruce Wayne: [sheepish] Right.

Harvey Dent: Well, I guess no answer is a no.
Rachel Dawes: Harvey...
Harvey Dent: It's someone else, isn't it?
Rachel Dawes: Harvey...
Harvey Dent: Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete...
[Bruce comes up behind him and grabs him in a chokehold]
Rachel Dawes: What are you doing?
Bruce Wayne: [as Harvey falls unconscious] They're coming for him!

Alfred Pennyworth: [looks at the large gash on Bruce's arm] Did you get mauled by a tiger?
Bruce Wayne: [quietly] It was a dog.
Alfred Pennyworth: Huh?
Bruce Wayne: It was a big dog!
[pause]
Bruce Wayne: More copycats last night, Alfred, with guns.
Alfred Pennyworth: Why don't you hire them and take the weekend off?

Alfred Pennyworth: Will you be wanting the Batpod, sir?
Bruce Wayne: In the middle of the day, Alfred? Not very subtle.
Alfred Pennyworth: The Lamborghini, then.
[with deadpan sarcasm]
Alfred Pennyworth: Much more subtle.

Lucius Fox: [On the plan to capture Lau] Now, for high altitude jumps, you'll need oxygen and stabilizers; but I must say, compared to your usual requests, jumping out of an airplane is pretty straightforward.
Bruce Wayne: And what about getting back into the plane?
Lucius Fox: I'd recommend a good travel agent.
Bruce Wayne: Without it landing.
Lucius Fox: Now that's more like it. The CIA had a program back in the 60s for getting their people out of hotspots called Skyhook. We could look into that.

The Joker: You can't rely on anybody these days, you gotta do everything yourself, don't we? But that's okay, I came prepared. It's a funny world we live in; speaking of which, you know how I got these scars?
Bruce Wayne: No, but I know how you got these.

Bruce Wayne: ...Because sometimes truth isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more.

Bruce Wayne: I knew the mob wouldn't go down without a fight. But this is different, they crossed the line.
Alfred Pennyworth: You crossed the line first, sir. You hammered then and in their desperation they turned to a man they didn't fully understand. Some men aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Alfred Pennyworth: I trust you don't have *me* followed on my day off.
Bruce Wayne: If you ever took one, I might.


The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
[Bruce, wearing a ski mask, visits Gordon's hospital room]
Jim Gordon: [lying in a hospital bed] We were in this together, and then you were gone.
Bruce Wayne: The Batman wasn't needed anymore. We won.
Jim Gordon: Based on a lie. Now this evil... rises from where we tried to bury it. The Batman has to come back.
Bruce Wayne: What if he doesn't exist any more?
Jim Gordon: He must... he must...

[In the pit]
Crowd: [chanting] Deshi basara! Deshi basara!
Bruce Wayne: What does that mean?
Prisoner: Rise.

Selina Kyle: There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Bruce Wayne: You sound like you're looking forward to it.
Selina Kyle: I'm adaptable.

Bruce Wayne: I'm not afraid. I'm angry.

Lucius Fox: This conversation used to end with an unusual request.
Bruce Wayne: I'm retired.
Lucius Fox: Well let me show you some stuff anyway. Just for old time's sake.

Bruce Wayne: This city needs me.

Bruce Wayne: Must've lost my ticket.
Valet Attendant: Your wife said you were taking a cab home.
Bruce Wayne: My wife?

[from trailer]
Bruce Wayne: [to Lucius Fox] I need you to get me back in the game.

Doctor: I've seen worse cartilage in knees.
Bruce Wayne: That's good.
Doctor: No, that's because there is NO cartilage in your knee, and not much of any use in your elbows or your shoulders. Between that and the scar tissue on your kidneys, the residual concussive damage to your brain tissue, and the general scarred-over quality of your body, I cannot recommend that you go heliskiing, Mr. Wayne
Bruce Wayne: Right.

Bruce Wayne: I watched you die.
Ra's al Ghul: I told you I was immortal.

Blind Prisoner: You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. It makes you weak.
Bruce Wayne: Why?
Blind Prisoner: How can you move faster than possible, fight longer than possible without the most powerful impulse of the spirit: the fear of death.
Bruce Wayne: I do fear death. I fear dying in here, while my city burns, and there's no one there to save it.
Blind Prisoner: Then make the climb.
Bruce Wayne: How?
Blind Prisoner: As the child did. Without the rope. Then fear will find you again.

Bruce Wayne: Why didn't you just... kill me?
Bane: You don't fear death... You welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe.
Bruce Wayne: Torture?
Bane: Yes. But not of your body... Of your soul.
Bruce Wayne: Where am I?
Bane: Home, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth... Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy... So simple... And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to "stay in the sun." You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra's al Ghul's destiny... We will destroy Gotham and then, when it is done and Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die

Alfred: [about Selina Kyle] You two should exchange notes over coffee.
Bruce Wayne: So now you're trying to set me up with a jewel thief?
Alfred: At this point, I'd set you up with a chimpanzee if it'd brought you back to the world!
Bruce Wayne: There's nothing out there for me.
Alfred: And that's the problem. You hung up your cape and your cowl, but you didn't move on, you never went to find a life, to find someone...
Bruce Wayne: Alfred... I did find someone.
Alfred: I know, and you lost her. But that's all part of living, sir. But you're not living. You're just waiting, hoping for things to go bad again.

Alfred: If you're seriously considering going back out there, you should hear the rumors surrounding Bane.
Bruce Wayne: I'm all ears.
Alfred: There is a prison in a more ancient part of the world, a pit where men are thrown to suffer and die. But sometimes a man rises from the darkness. Sometimes the pit sends something back.
Bruce Wayne: Bane.
Alfred: Right. Born and raised in hell on earth.
Bruce Wayne: Born in prison?
Alfred: No one knows why or how he escaped, but they do know that once he did he was trained by Ra's Al Ghul, your mentor.
Bruce Wayne: Bane was a member of The League of Shadows.
Alfred: And then he was excommunicated. And any man who is too extreme for Ra's Al Ghul is not to be trifled with.

Bruce Wayne: If this man is everything that you say he is, then this city needs me.
Alfred: This city needs Bruce Wayne, your resources, your knowledge. It doesn't need your body, or your life. That time has passed.
Bruce Wayne: You're afraid that if I go back out there I'll fail.
Alfred: No. I'm afraid that you want to.

Alfred: I'll get this to Mr. Fox, but no more. I've sewn you up, I've set your bones, but I won't bury you. I've buried enough members of the Wayne family.
Bruce Wayne: You'll leave me?
Alfred: You see only one end to your journey. Leaving is all I have to make you understand, you're not Batman anymore. You have to find another way. You used to talk about finishing a life beyond that awful cape.
Bruce Wayne: Rachel died believing that we would be together; that was my life beyond the cape. I can't just move on. She didn't, she couldn't.
Alfred: What if she had? What if, before she died, she wrote a letter saying she chose Harvey Dent over you? And what if, to spare your pain, I burnt that letter?
Bruce Wayne: How dare you use Rachel to try to stop me?
Alfred: I am using the truth, Master Wayne. Maybe it's time we all stop trying to outsmart the truth and let it have its day. I'm sorry.
Bruce Wayne: You're sorry? You expect to destroy my world and then think we're going to shake hands?
Alfred: No... no, I know what this means.
Bruce Wayne: What does it mean?
Alfred: It means your hatred... and it also means losing someone that I have cared for since I first heard his cries echo through this house. But it might also mean saving your life. And that is more important.
Bruce Wayne: Goodbye, Alfred.

[Bruce arrives at a charity ball, and sits at the bar as he watches Selina dancing with an old man]
Miranda Tate: Bruce Wayne at a charity ball?
[Bruce turns to see Miranda wearing a small mask]
Bruce Wayne: Miss Tate, isn't it?
[Miranda takes off her mask]
Miranda Tate: Even before you became a recluse, you never came to these things.
Bruce Wayne: Proceeds go to the big fat spread. It's not about charity, it's about feeding the ego of whichever society hag laid this on.
Miranda Tate: Actually, this is my party, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Oh.
Miranda Tate: And the proceeds will go where they should, because I paid for the big fat spread myself.
Bruce Wayne: That's very generous of you.
Miranda Tate: You have to invest to restore balance to the world. Take our clean-energy project.
Bruce Wayne: Sometimes the investment doesn't pay off. I'm sorry.
Miranda Tate: You have a practiced apathy, Mr. Wayne. But a man who doesn't care about the world doesn't spend half his fortune on a plan to save it. And isn't so wounded when it fails that he goes into hiding. Have a good evening, Mr. Wayne.
[Miranda turns and walks off, and Bruce approaches Selina]

Bruce Wayne: Mind if I cut in?
[the old man who was dancing with Selina leaves, annoyed, as Bruce starts dancing slowly with her]
Bruce Wayne: Oh, you don't seem happy to see me.
Selina Kyle: You were supposed to be a shut-in.
Bruce Wayne: I felt like some fresh air.
Selina Kyle: Why didn't you call the police?
Bruce Wayne: I have a powerful friend who deals with things like this.
[notices the cat ears that are Selina's goggle lenses]
Bruce Wayne: That's a brazen costume for a cat burglar.
Selina Kyle: Yeah? Who are you pretending to be?
Bruce Wayne: Bruce Wayne, eccentric billionaire. Who's your date?
[referring the old man she was dancing with and who is now watching them]
Selina Kyle: His wife's in Ibiza. She left her diamonds behind, though. Worried they might get stolen.
Bruce Wayne: Mm. It's pronounced Ibeetha. You wouldn't want any of these folks realizing you're a crook, not a social climber.
Selina Kyle: You think I care what anyone in this room thinks of me?
Bruce Wayne: I doubt you care what anyone in any room thinks of you.
Selina Kyle: Don't condescend, Mr. Wayne. You don't know a thing about me.
Bruce Wayne: Well, Selina Kyle, I know you came here from your walk-up in Old Town, a modest place for a master jewel thief. Which means that either you're saving for retirement, or you're in deep with the wrong people.
Selina Kyle: You don't get to judge me just because you were born in the master bedroom of Wayne Manor.
Bruce Wayne: Actually, I was born in the Regency Room.
Selina Kyle: I started out doing what I had to. Once you've done what you had to, they'll never let you do what you want to.
Bruce Wayne: Start fresh.
Selina Kyle: There's no fresh start in today's world. Any twelve-year-old with a cell phone could find out what you did. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks.
Bruce Wayne: Is that how you justify stealing?
Selina Kyle: I take what I need to from those who have more than enough. I don't stand on the shoulders of people with less.
Bruce Wayne: Robin Hood?
Selina Kyle: I think I do more to help someone than most of the people in this room. Than you.
Bruce Wayne: I think maybe you're assuming a little too much.
Selina Kyle: Maybe you're being unrealistic about what's really in your pants other than your wallet.
Bruce Wayne: Ouch.

[Fox takes Miranda to a recycling plant]
Miranda Tate: You brought me out here to show me this, Mr. Fox?
Lucius Fox: Bear with me, Miss Tate.
[leads her inside a portakabin]
Lucius Fox: Please keep hands and feet inside the car at all times.
[presses a button. The office floor descends like an elevator down a shaft]
Miranda Tate: This is it, isn't it?
Lucius Fox: The reactor is beneath the river so it could be instantly flooded in the event of a security breach.
Miranda Tate: Is Bruce Wayne really that paranoid?
Lucius Fox: I'm gonna plead the fifth on that one.
[When the elevator office stops, they find Bruce waiting in the reactor chamber]
Bruce Wayne: I thought you might like to see what your investment built.
Miranda Tate: No fossil fuels. Free, clean energy for an entire city. Three years ago, a Russian scientist published a paper on weaponized fusion reactions. One week later your reactor started developing problems. I think this machine works.
Bruce Wayne: Miranda, if it were operational, the danger to Gotham would be too great.
Miranda Tate: Would it make you feel better to know that the Russian scientist died in a plane crash six months ago?
Bruce Wayne: Someone will work out what Dr. Pavel did. Someone will figure out a way to make this power source into a nuclear weapon. I need you to take control of Wayne Enterprises and this reactor.
Miranda Tate: To do what with it?
Bruce Wayne: Nothing. Until we can guarantee its safety.
Miranda Tate: And if we can't?
Bruce Wayne: Decommission it and flood it.
Miranda Tate: Destroy the world's best chance for a sustainable future?
Bruce Wayne: If the world's not ready, yes.
Miranda Tate: Bruce, if you want to save the world you have to start trusting it.
Bruce Wayne: I'm trusting you.
Miranda Tate: Doesn't count. You have no choice.
Bruce Wayne: I could have flooded this chamber any time in the last three years. I'm choosing to trust you. Please.

[Bruce straps braces onto his leg, grimacing with pain]
Alfred Pennyworth: Is it really painful?
Bruce Wayne: Well, you're welcome to try it, Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: Happy watching, thank you, sir.

Gangbanger: [Two street thugs catch a little boy that has stolen an apple from them] You steal from us, you little bastard?
[Selina appears and twists his arm from behind]
Selina Kyle: You boys know you can't come into my neighborhood without asking politely.
[She cracks his arm, knocking the apple into her hand. The boy watches as she knocks both thugs out]
Selina Kyle: Never steal anything from someone you can't outrun, kid.
[takes a bite out of the apple, and tosses it to the kid, who takes it and runs off]
Bruce Wayne: Pretty generous, for a thief.
[Selina turns to see Bruce approaching]
Selina Kyle: I thought they killed you.
Bruce Wayne: Not yet.
Selina Kyle: If you're expecting an apology...
Bruce Wayne: It wouldn't suit you.


Batman (1989)
Bruce Wayne: [Vicki goes to answer the front door; mouths] I'm Batman, I'm Batman.

The Joker: Bruce... Wayne, n'est-ce pas?
Bruce Wayne: Most of the time.

The Joker: Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Bruce Wayne: What?
The Joker: I always ask that of all my prey. I just... like the sound of it.
[shoots him]

Vicki Vale: I just gotta know, are we gonna try to love each other?
Bruce Wayne: I'd like to. But he's out there right now. And I've gotta go to work.

Bruce Wayne: Let me tell you about this guy I know. Jack. Mean kid. Bad seed. Hurt people.
The Joker: I like him already.

Bruce Wayne: You wanna get nuts? Come on! Let's get nuts!

Bruce Wayne: Y'see, my life is really... complex.

Vicki Vale: What about *your* family?
Bruce Wayne: Well, actually, Alfred is my family.
Vicki Vale: You know, this house and all this stuff really doesn't seem like you at all.
Bruce Wayne: Some of it is very much me. Some of it isn't.

Alfred Pennyworth: Miss Vale called again. Dare I suggest that your present course of action might simply strengthen her resolve. She is quite tenacious.
Bruce Wayne: You're right about that.
Alfred Pennyworth: And if I may say so, quite special. Perhaps you could try telling her the truth.

[about one of his suits of armor]
Bruce Wayne: It's Japanese.
Knox: How do you know?
Bruce Wayne: Because I bought it in Japan.

Vicki Vale: He's really wonderful? He loves you a lot.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred's a great one. I Couldn't find my socks without him.

Bruce Wayne: You're a real nice girl, and I like you a lot, but right now, shut up.

Bruce Wayne: I know who you are. Let me tell you about this guy I know, Jack. Mean kid. Bad seed. Hurt people.
The Joker: I like him already.
[laughs]
Bruce Wayne: Now you know the problem was... he got sloppy. You know? Crazy. He started to lose it. He had a head full of bad wiring, I guess.
[Walks towards the fireplace]
Bruce Wayne: Couldn't keep it straight up here.
[Points to his head]
Bruce Wayne: He was the kind of guy who couldn't hear the train until it was 2 feet from him.
The Joker: Hmm.
[Smiles and nods his head]
Bruce Wayne: You know what happened to this guy, Jack?
The Joker: [Shakes his head]
Bruce Wayne: Well... he made mistakes. Then he had his
[grabs a poker and smashes a vase]
Bruce Wayne: LIGHTS OUT! Now you wanna get nuts? Come on! Let's get nuts.


Batman Returns (1992)
Selina Kyle: A kiss under the mistletoe. You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.
Bruce Wayne: But a kiss can be even deadlier... if you mean it.
[silence as they realize each other's identities]
Selina Kyle: Oh, my God. Does this mean we have to start fighting?
Bruce Wayne: Let's go outside.

[last lines]
Alfred: Well, come what may. Merry Christmas, Mister Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Merry Christmas, Alfred. Good will toward men... and women.

Alfred: Let's not forget about repairing the Batmobile. There's certain security to consider. It's not as though we can take it to any old "Joe's bodyshop," is it, sir?
Bruce Wayne: Security? Who let Vicki Vale into the Batcave? I'm sitting there working and I turn around, there she is. "Oh hi, Vick - come on in."

Selina Kyle: It's gonna be a hot time on the cold town tonight.
Bruce Wayne: You-you've got kind of a - kind of a dark side, don't you?
Selina Kyle: No darker than yours, Bruce.

Bruce Wayne: The point is, Max, Gotham City has a power surplus. I'm sure you know that. My question is: what's your angle?
Maximillian 'Max' Shreck: Power surplus? Bruce, shame on you. No such thing. One can never have too much power. If my life has a meaning, that's the meaning.
Bruce Wayne: Yeah, well... I'm gonna fight you on this. And I've already spoken to the mayor and we see eye to eye, so...
Maximillian 'Max' Shreck: Mayors come and go. Blue bloods tire easy. You think you can go fifteen rounds with Muhammed Shreck?
Bruce Wayne: Well, I guess we're gonna find out. Course, I don't have a crime boss like Cobblepot in my corner, so it might...
Maximillian 'Max' Shreck: Crime boss? Shows what you know, Mr. to-the-manor-born-with-a-silver-spoon. Oswald is Gotham's new golden boy. If his parents hadn't eighty-sixed him, you two might've been bunkies at prep school!

Bruce Wayne: You know what, I mistook me for somebody else.

Bruce Wayne: [notices Selina's injuries] What happened?
Maximillian 'Max' Shreck: Did you injure yourself on that ski slope? Is that why you cut short your vacation and came back?
Selina Kyle: You know, it's... a blur. I-I mean, not complete amnesia. I-I-I - I remember Sister Mary Margaret puking in church and Betsy Riley saying it was morning sickness and I remember the time I forgot to wear my underpants to school and the name of the boy who noticed was Ricky Friedberg.
[smile vanishes]
Selina Kyle: He's dead now. But last night: complete blur. Couldn't you just die?

Selina Kyle: [Selina walks Bruce to the elevator] You don't seem like the type who does business with Mr. Shreck.
Bruce Wayne: No, you don't seem like the type that takes orders from him.
Selina Kyle: Well, that's a... long story.
Bruce Wayne: You know, I could... free up some time.
[Bruce walks in elevator]
Selina Kyle: I'm listed.
Bruce Wayne: I'm tempted.
Selina Kyle: I'm working.
Bruce Wayne: [Elevator doors close] I'm leaving!

Maximillian 'Max' Shreck: I'd offer you a coffee, but my assistant is using her vacation time.
Bruce Wayne: Good time, too. Everyone but the bandits will be slacking off till after New Year, anyway.

Bruce Wayne: Here's what I want you to do... tell Selina - tell Miss Kyle in there - tell her, uh, tell her I had to go out of town, a big business deal came up or some... no, you know what? Tell her, you know, not in some dumb, "be my girlfriend" kind of way...
Alfred: I will relay the message.
Bruce Wayne: Great.
[runs out]
Alfred: Miss Kyle...
Selina Kyle: Alfred, hi!
Alfred: Mr. Wayne told me to tell you...
Selina Kyle: Mr. Wayne? Oh, Bruce. Yes. Um, would you tell him for me that, uh, I've been going through a lot of changes, and... no. Um, just that this is not a rejection, my abruptly leaving. In fact, he makes me feel the way I hope I really am... no! Could you just make up a sonnet or something? A dirty limerick?
Alfred: One has just sprung to mind.
Selina Kyle: Thanks!
[runs out]

Bruce Wayne: [reading news archives on the Red Triangle Circus] "Red Triangle Circus put on a swell show with fierce lions... circus returns with a Freak Show, may not be suitable for kids. Featuring a poodle lady, the world's fattest man... and an aquatic bird boy."
Alfred: Why are you so determined to prove this Penguin is not what he seems? Must you be the only lonely man-beast in town?
Bruce Wayne: [continues reading] "... circus folded its tents yesterday, perhaps forever after numerous reports of missing children. In several towns, police have closed down the Red Triangle's fairgrounds, however at least one freak show performer vanished before he could be questioned."
Alfred: I suppose you feel better now, sir.
Bruce Wayne: No, actually I feel worse.

Bruce Wayne: [working on the Batcomputer. Alfred sets down a bowl of soup in front of him. He picks up the spoon and takes a sip, only to spit it out] Cold!
Alfred: It's vichyssoise.
Bruce Wayne: [stares, not knowing why it's important]
Alfred: It's *supposed* to be cold.


Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) (V)
[Batman tosses Joker out of the projection booth and slams him against a large building block]
Bruce Wayne: I'll break you in two...
The Joker: Oh, Batman, if you'd had the guts for that kind of fun, you'd have done it years ago! I, on the other hand...
[draws a switchblade, slashes Batman across the chest and stabs him in the leg. Batman falls down the pile of building blocks and hits the ground hard. Joker jumps down beside him]
The Joker: You've lost, Batman. Robin is mine. The last sound you'll hear will be our laughter.
[picks up the gun and tosses it to Robin]
The Joker: Here you go, sonny-boy! Make daddy proud! Deliver the punch line.
[Robin laughs. He pulls the trigger and the BANG flag pops out]
Bruce Wayne: Tim...
[Robin only continues to laugh]
The Joker: Do it!
[Robin turns and shoots the Joker, impaling him with the flag]
The Joker: That's not funny... that's not...
[dies]

Batman: He's tough. Any suggestions, boss?
Bruce Wayne: Joker's vain and likes to talk, he'll try to distract you, but don't listen. Block it out and power on through.
Batman: Wait... I like to talk, too.

Terry McGinnis: Where's the Joker?
Timothy Drake: Joker?
Terry McGinnis: Drop the act. I know you are working for him.
Timothy Drake: No. Joker's gone. I don't know where he is. Really.
Bruce Wayne: The suit's sensors aren't picking up any pulse fluctuations. He's telling the truth.
Timothy Drake: I don't do this anymore. I have a home and family. I gave this up years ago. Kid's stuff. That's all it was.
Terry McGinnis: He may be telling the truth but he's still whack.
Timothy Drake: Fun and games. Boy wonder playing hero. Fighting off bad guys and no one ever gets... oh god. I killed him. I didn't mean to. I tried so hard to forget. But I still hear the shot. Still see the dead smile. Every night the dreams get stronger... he's there when I sleep. Whispering! Laughing! Telling me that I'm as bad as he is! We're both the same!
Terry McGinnis: I'm calling an ambulance.
Timothy Drake: No. I'm all right. Forgive me Terry, old nasty memories twist inside me like bad oysters. Nothing, really. I'm perfectly fine now.
Terry McGinnis: How do you know my name?
Timothy Drake: There's nothing about you I don't know. Batfake.
[Throws the steel ball he's holding which turns into an electric claw and grabs Terry by the arm, Terry collapses to the ground, immobilized]
Bruce Wayne: Terry!
Timothy Drake: Have a time out. Kid. Can't let you spoil the party too soon. And Bruce, I'm sure you have got your monkey boy wired somehow. That's just peachy. Because I want you to see every minute of this. It's a killer.
[Laughs hysterically, holding his head, and after a while, becomes The Joker]
The Joker: [Takes off the lab coat, showing the purple tights underneath] Oh, I never get tired of that!
Terry McGinnis: Drake, you're The Joker?
The Joker: That flabby oaf doesn't realize I'm using him as a time share. Beneath this puckish exterior lies the mind of a genius years ahead of my time. In the weeks young Robin was under my tutelage, I used him as the subject of my greatest experiment. Using cutting-edge genetics technology which I pinched here and there, I encoded my DNA in a microchip and set it in Bird Boy's birdbrain.

Bruce Wayne: Terry, I've been thinking about something you once told me, and you were wrong. It's not Batman that makes you worthwhile, it's the other way around. Never tell yourself anything different.

Terry McGinnis: Wait... Joker smashed up the cases. But why was this the only costume he went out of his way to destroy?
Bruce Wayne: Robin did shoot him.
Terry McGinnis: A ghost out for revenge? I don't buy it. I've talked with Drake. He's got less love for that costume than the Joker. I think somehow he's behind this.
Bruce Wayne: That's crazy.
Terry McGinnis: So was Drake, once. Look. Here's a readout of everything the Jokerz have stolen. Now let's combine them into something that would be used by a communications expert. Someone of Tim Drake's caliber.
Bruce Wayne: [the objects on the computer screen moves together into a strange device] Satellite jamming system. Whoever uses this can access satellite defenses and fire them at will.
Terry McGinnis: Someone already has. I suspected Jordan Pryce of being the Joker. But the Jokerz were on your company yacht trying to slag Pryce. I got him off the boat before someone blasted it into splinters. I hate to say it but I think your Robin has turned into a bitter old crow. He's gotta be the brains behind this new Joker. It's harsh. But who else is there?

[a batarang flies across the length of the Batcave, neatly decapitates a mannequin of Two-Face, and returns to Bruce's hand. Ace whines softly]
Bruce Wayne: Still got it.

Terry McGinnis: It's funny. I know about all your other major enemies, but you never mentioned him. He was the worst, wasn't he?
Bruce Wayne: It wasn't a popularity contest. He was a psychopath. A monster.

Bruce Wayne: It's not possible. He died years ago.
Terry McGinnis: You're SURE?
Bruce Wayne: I was there.
Terry McGinnis: [softly] You killed him... didn't you?
Bruce Wayne: [Bruce doesn't look at him]
Terry McGinnis: That was it, wasn't it? He was gonna do something so terrible, you had no other choice.


Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Andrea Beaumont: What's that you're practicing?
Bruce Wayne: Jujitsu.
Andrea Beaumont: Gesundheit... That was a joke.

Arthur Reeves: [on TV] What kind of city are we running when we depend on the support of a potential madman!
[click]
Alfred: What rot, sir! Why you're the very model of sanity. Oh by the way, I pressed your tights and put away your exploding gas balls.
Bruce Wayne: Thank you, Alfred.

[at Andrea's mother's grave]
Andrea Beaumont: So, tell me - with all that money and power, how come you always look like you want to jump off a cliff?
Bruce Wayne: Why do you care?
Andrea Beaumont: I don't. Mom was asking.

Andrea Beaumont: Hi. Hey, what happened to you? Trip over some loose cash? It's been three days since we met and still no calls. I figured you must be dead or something.
Bruce Wayne: You expect every guy you meet to call you up?
Andrea Beaumont: The ones who are smart enough to dial a phone.

[Bruce's crime-fighting training is derailed by his infatuation with Andrea]
Bruce Wayne: What am I doing, Alfred? This isn't part of the Plan! I must be going nuts!
Alfred Pennyworth: If I may be so bold, sir, I'd say quite the opposite.

[At Bruce's parents' grave]
Bruce Wayne: It doesn't mean I don't care anymore. I don't want to let you down, honest, but... but it just doesn't hurt so bad anymore. You can understand that, can't you? Look, I can give money to the city - they can hire more cops. Let someone else take the risk, but it's different now!
[thunder and lightning]
Bruce Wayne: Please! I need it to be different now. I know I made a promise, but I didn't see this coming. I didn't count on being happy.
[thunder and lightning]
Bruce Wayne: Please! Tell me that it's okay.
Andrea Beaumont: [enters] Maybe they already have. Maybe they sent me.
[They embrace in the rain]

[Bruce proposes to Andrea]
Andrea Beaumont: I never thought this would happen. I always felt like... like I'd thrown you a curveball, like you never knew what to do with me, because I wasn't in "The Plan".
Bruce Wayne: You are now. I'm changing the Plan.

[after meeting Sal Valestra]
Bruce Wayne: Is my shirt too big, or is that my flesh crawling?


Batman Forever (1995)
Dick Grayson: I need a name! Batboy, Nightwing, I dunno. What you think? What's a good sidekick name?
Bruce Wayne: How about Dick Grayson, college student?
Dick Grayson: Screw you!

Alfred Pennyworth: [Bruce is with Chase when he contacts him] I'm sorry to bother you, sir. But I have some rather distressing news about Master Dick.
Bruce Wayne: What, is he all right?
Alfred Pennyworth: I'm afraid Master Dick has... gone traveling.
Bruce Wayne: He ran away?
Alfred Pennyworth: Actually, he took the car.
Bruce Wayne: He boosted the Jag?
Alfred Pennyworth: Not the Jaguar. The other car.
Bruce Wayne: The Bentley?
Alfred Pennyworth: No, sir. The *other* car.

Dick Grayson: All I can think about every second of the day is getting Two-Face. He took my whole life. And when I was out there tonight, I imagined it was him that I was fighting, even when I was fighting you. And all the pain went away. Do you understand?
Bruce Wayne: Yes, I do.
Dick Grayson: Good, cause you gotta help me find him. And when we do, I'm the one who kills him.
Bruce Wayne: So, you're willing to take a life.
Dick Grayson: Long as it's Two-Face.
Bruce Wayne: Then it will happen this way: You make the kill, but your pain doesn't die with Harvey, it grows. So you run out into the night to find another face, and another, and another, until one terrible morning you wake up and realize that revenge has become your whole life. And you won't know why.
Dick Grayson: You can't understand. Your family wasn't killed by a maniac.
Bruce Wayne: Yes, they were. We're the same.

Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce. Master Bruce. How are you, young man?
Bruce Wayne: You haven't called me that for a long time.
Alfred Pennyworth: Old habits die hard. Are you all right?
Bruce Wayne: Where's Chase?
Alfred Pennyworth: I'm afraid they've taken Dr. Meridian. Master Dick has run away. The cave has been destroyed. And there's another riddle.

Bruce Wayne: "We're 5 little items of an everyday sort. You'll find us all in a tennis court". In... A-E-I-O-U. Vowels.
Alfred Pennyworth: Not entirely unclever, sir, but what do a clock, a match, chess pawns, and vowels have in common? What do these riddles mean?
Bruce Wayne: Every riddle has a number in the question and they arrived at this order: 13, 1, 8, and 5.
Alfred Pennyworth: 13, 1, 8, and 5. What do they mean?
Bruce Wayne: Perhaps letters of the alphabet?
Alfred Pennyworth: Of course, 13 is M.
Bruce Wayne: 1 would be A, 8 would be H, and 5 would be E.
Alfred Pennyworth: M-A-H-E.
Bruce Wayne: Perhaps 1 and 8 are 18.
Alfred Pennyworth: 18 is R. M-R-E.
Bruce Wayne: How about Mr. E.?
Alfred Pennyworth: Mystery.
Bruce Wayne: And another name for mystery?
Alfred Pennyworth: Enigma.
Bruce Wayne: Mr. E. Nygma. Edward Nygma. Stickley's suicide was obviously a computer-generated forgery.
Alfred Pennyworth: You really are quite bright, despite what people say.

Bruce Wayne: I was scared at first, but only at first.

Bruce Wayne: [Edward extends his had to shake Bruce's] Mister...?
Edward Nygma: Ohhhhh... Bruce Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: No, that's uh, *my* name. And you are?
Edward Nygma: Oh! Nygma. Edward... Edward Nygma. You hired me personally. We've never actually met, but your name is on the hiring slip. I have it.
Bruce Wayne: I'm gonna need that hand back, Ed.
Bruce Wayne: Oh! Yes, of course! I'm sorry. It's just that... you're my idol.
Fred Stickley: Back to work, Edward.
Edward Nygma: [yanks arm away] And *some* people have been trying to keep us apart
Fred Stickley: *Back to work, Edward*!
Bruce Wayne: It's okay. So, Mr. Nygma, what's on your mind?
Edward Nygma: Precisely! What's on all our minds? Brainwaves.
[giggles, running back toward his cubicle]
Edward Nygma: The future of Wayne Enterprises is brainwaves.
Fred Stickley: You'll have to forgive this, Mr. Wayne; I personally terminated this project this morning!
Bruce Wayne: It's okay.
Edward Nygma: [pops out with a high-tech contraption] I have it! Voila! Huh? My invention beams any TV signal directly into the human brain. By stimulating the neurons, manipulating brainwaves if you will, this device makes the viewer feel like they're actually inside the show! Why be brutalized by an uncaring world?
Bruce Wayne: Did you say manipulating brainwaves?
Edward Nygma: Well... uh... yes.
Bruce Wayne: Hmmm.
Edward Nygma: Not that someone like you would need this. Someone so... sophisticated... and intelligent. I just need additional funds and time for human testing. Let me show you, *please!*
Bruce Wayne: Now look, Ed. I'm going to need a full set of technical schematics on this, all right?
Edward Nygma: I want you to know we're gonna be full partners on this Bruce! Look at us! Two of a kind!
Bruce Wayne: You call my assistant Margaret, she'll set something up.
Edward Nygma: [grabs Wayne by the arm] Uhhhhhh... that's not gonna be good for me. I need an answer now. I think I deserve it.
Bruce Wayne: I'm sorry, Ed, then the answer's no. Stimulating neurons... tampering with people's brainwaves... it just raises too many questions. I'm sorry. Thanks, everybody, factory looks great; keep up the good work.
Fred Stickley: All right, everyone. Back to work...
[in Nygma's ear]
Fred Stickley: We'll *discuss this later*!
Edward Nygma: [watching Wayne leave] You were supposed to understand!... I'll *make* you understand.

Bruce Wayne: Just what the hell do you think you were doing?
Dick Grayson: You got a *real* graditiude problem, you know that Bruce? I need a name, Batboy? Nightwing? I don't know, help me out, what's a good side-kick name?
Bruce Wayne: How about: Dick Grayson; College Student.
Dick Grayson: Screw you. I just saved your life. You owe me.
Bruce Wayne: You were totally out of control, you're gonna get yourself killed.
Dick Grayson: You're looking at a new partner.
Bruce Wayne: [Aggravated] No!
Dick Grayson: Bruce. whenever you go out at night, I'll be watching. And wherever Batman goes, I'm gonna be right beside him. I mean, how you gonna stop me?
Bruce Wayne: [Stands up] I can stop you.
Dick Grayson: [Hands Alfred his costume] Al. Put this next to the Bat suit, where it belongs.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Night of the Ninja (#1.28)" (1992)
Sensei Yoru: You practice as a man obsessed.
Bruce Wayne: I'm not good enough, Yoru Sensei. I lost!
Sensei Yoru: Everyone loses now and again.
Bruce Wayne: I have to be the best there is, no matter what it takes!
Sensei Yoru: Defeat can often be more instructive than victory.

Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce, I'm afraid there's been another robbery of a Wayne Enterprises company.
Dick Grayson: That's the sixth one in two weeks.
Bruce Wayne: Seventh.
[Dick makes a face behind Bruce's back]
Bruce Wayne: Where, Alfred?

Summer Gleeson: Mr. Wayne, Mr. Wayne! Do you have any idea why someone has been robbing and sabotaging your businesses? Two buildings burned down, another blown up. This one's computer system's wrecked.
Commissioner James Gordon: Miss Gleeson, how do you know that?
Summer Gleeson: A good reporter has sources, Commissioner. Any comments, Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: [to Commissioner Gordon] If you'll excuse me.
[walks away]
Summer Gleeson: Hmph! You can't ignore the press, Mr. Wayne!

Kyodai Ken: Or don't you remember?
[takes off his mask]
Bruce Wayne: I still remember you, Kyodai.
Kyodai Ken: Of course you would remember the man you ruined. Thanks to you, I was thrown out of the dojo like a common thief.
Bruce Wayne: As I recall, being a thief was what got you thrown out in the first place.

[after Bruce escapes his bonds, he rises and confronts Kyodai]
Kyodai Ken: Oh, really.
[They circle each other. Bruce throws a self-conscious glance at Summer - and Kyodai throws him across the room]
Kyodai Ken: You're getting soft, Wayne. Even a white belt could avoid that throw!
[throws him again]
Kyodai Ken: Tired already, Wayne? I haven't even broken a sweat yet. GET UP!
Robin: [watching from above] Come on, Bruce...
[another throw]
Summer Gleeson: Stop it! Can't you see he's no match for you?
Kyodai Ken: He never was.
[one last throw]
Kyodai Ken: I've had enough exercise for one evening. Now it ends, Wayne.
[Robin throws a ball bearing with a sling. Instead of hitting Kyodai, it hits a carpet roll above Summer's head, which rolls down over her eyes]
Summer Gleeson: Hey!
[Bruce attacks Kyodai, throwing him across the room]
Robin: Yes!
Kyodai Ken: Gotten a second wind, have you? Good! This will make your defeat all the more satisfying.
Bruce Wayne: Shut up and fight.
[Kyodai attacks. Bruce defends, then throws him again, following up with a flying kick]
Bruce Wayne: You were right about one thing, Kyodai - now it ends.
[Kyodai grabs a statue, hurls it through the window, and escapes]

Robin: You think he'll ever come back?
Bruce Wayne: It doesn't matter. I defeated him once. If necessary, I can do it again.
Robin: He did have you worried for a while, didn't he?
[For a moment, Bruce looks angry, then smiles]
Bruce Wayne: Thanks for your help. It would have been harder to defeat him with Summer watching. Maybe even impossible.
[Robin looks surprised, then grins]

Robin: So what did you tell Summer?
Bruce Wayne: That Batman showed up and took care of the ninja. That's true enough.

Dick Grayson: I think Bruce is worried he can't take this ninja. He won't admit it, of course.
Alfred Pennyworth: He never admits fears, Master Dick. Haven't you learned that by now?
[Alfred turns from sink, and both Dick and Alfred gasp when they see Bruce standing in the doorway wearing formalwear]
Alfred Pennyworth: Ah, Master Bruce, I-I - ah, uh, uh...
Bruce Wayne: I'll be at the museum. I should be back by midnight.
[leaves, closing the door]
Dick Grayson: Do you think he heard us?
Alfred Pennyworth: Who can tell?


Batman & Robin (1997)
Bruce Wayne: I'm going after Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy, "alone".
Dick Grayson: Alone?
Bruce Wayne: That's right, Dick. I want them so much, I can taste it.
Dick Grayson: What? Nobody can face them but the big, bad bat?
Bruce Wayne: It's Poison Ivy too. She has us fighting over her.
Dick Grayson: Yeah right. You're just saying that so I can't kiss her, is that it.
Bruce Wayne: Listen dick, it's a poisonous kiss.
Dick Grayson: A poisonous kiss? You don't understand. She understands how I feel.
Bruce Wayne: She has clouded your mind and you're not thinking straight.
Dick Grayson: I "am" thinking straight. For the first time in a long time. I want a Robin signal in the sky, I'm sick of being in your shadow.

Bruce Wayne: Well, he's over-eager. He's impulsive. I can't trust him not to get hurt.
Alfred: Perhaps the truth is you really don't trust anyone.
Bruce Wayne: Oh, don't tell me you're on his side, again.
Alfred: Despite all your talents, you are still a novice in the ways of family. Master Dick follows the same star as you but gets there by his own course. You must learn to trust him, for that is the nature of family.
Bruce Wayne: I trust *you*, Alfred.
Alfred: But I shan't be here forever.

Barbara Wilson: Alfred's sick.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred's not sick, he's dying.
Dick Grayson: Dying? Why didn't he tell us?
Bruce Wayne: You know Alfred, he wouldn't say anything, but I can tell.

[Alfred misses the doorbell]
Alfred: I must have dozed off. My sincerest apologies.
Bruce Wayne: Oh, there's no apology necessary, Alfred. It's the first time it's happened in 30 years.

[last lines]
Barbara Wilson: Partners?
Dick Grayson: Partners.
Bruce Wayne: Partners.
Alfred: We're going to need a bigger cave.

Bruce Wayne: Alfred, am I pig headed? Is it always my way or the highway?
Alfred: Yes, actually. Death and chance, stole your parents. But rather than become a victim, you have done everything in your power to control the fates. For what is Batman? If not an effort to master the chaos that sweeps our world. An attempt to control death, itself.
Bruce Wayne: [pause] But I can't, can I?
Alfred: None of us can.

Bruce Wayne: My father once told me. "To succeed,we need only pick a star and follow it"

Bruce Wayne: I'm not the marrying kind.


Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) (VG)
Alfred Pennyworth: Eight assassins after your head. What are you going to do?
Bruce Wayne: I'm going to find out who was operating this drone and make them tell me what they know. Then I'm going to find Black Mask, and put an end to this.

Alfred Pennyworth: I hope you will try to keep a low profile tonight, sir.
Bruce Wayne: Trust me. I'll take out those assassins before they even know I'm there.
Alfred Pennyworth: It's not just that. If some curious child looks out to see who's pattering across their rooftop, they'll expect Santa Claus, not a black-clad, bat-creature.
Bruce Wayne: I don't patter.
[Alfred groans]

Bruce Wayne: Black Mask put a bounty on my head. Where is he?
Oswald Cobblepot: I don't keep tabs on ever geezer with a grudge. You're not a popular bloke in this town.

Alfred Pennyworth: Sir, I've highlighted a nearby manhole on your map. Those sewer tunnels lead directly under the GCPD.
Bruce Wayne: Good work, Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: And sir, do try to keep out of the uh... muck down there. Remember who has to clean your suit.

Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce. Stop. Master Bruce. BRUCE!
Bruce Wayne: What are you...
Alfred Pennyworth: I will not in good conscience allow you to go. You are outmatched by these assassins and...
Bruce Wayne: I'm what?
Alfred Pennyworth: ...you're not some hardened vigilante. You're a young man with a trust fund and too much anger. You are in over your head and I don't want this to be your end.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred, who do you see when you look at me? The boy whose shoes you used to tie every morning, the teenager you drove to his first date? While you are here every night, I am out there... the ONLY THING between the innocent and the predatory...
Alfred Pennyworth: You may be, but...
Bruce Wayne: No, not 'may be'. I am. When the mugger or the thief stop to think twice, that is fear. That is what I am. That is why they hired assassins - because I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises. So no, Alfred, I am NOT in over my head. Tonight will not be my end. But it will be theirs.

Alfred Pennyworth: I know I haven't always been supportive of what you do... but I understand now. Go, they need you out there.
Bruce Wayne: I can't defend Gotham. I can't even defend my own home.
[turns off the police radio]
Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce... Master Bruce, now is not the time for doubt!
Bruce Wayne: I can't do it! I can't stop them!
Alfred Pennyworth: No, you can't... not on your own. But it's high time you realize you're a man, not an island. And a man's strength comes not from just brawn and intelligence... but also from his allies.
[hands Bruce the cowl, and he puts it on]
Alfred Pennyworth: They need you.
Bruce Wayne: No, they need US.


The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997) (TV)
Lois Lane: How could you have lied to me like that?
Bruce Wayne: Now I never actually said I wasn't Batman.

Clark Kent: Any sign of the comedian?
Bruce Wayne: Three nights, and not so much as a green hair.
Clark Kent: Of course, you have been dividing your time between work and Lois.
Bruce Wayne: Is that a problem?
Clark Kent: Let's just say I'm concerned. Your reputation is... dubious. In and out of costume.
Bruce Wayne: Don't worry. I'm taking Lois quite seriously. Besides, it seems to me you had your chance.

Bruce Wayne: I don't like guns.

[last lines]
[Bruce Wayne says good-bye to Clark Kent]
Bruce Wayne: She's all yours now, if you can handle that. But you'd better be good to her... 'cause I know where you live.

Lois Lane: You want to know what really galls me? Besides the fact that the new man in my life is really two men? It's that I'm sitting on the hottest story of the year - "Batman Unmasked!" - and there's not a blessed thing I can do about it!
Bruce Wayne: Then you really do love me.

Lois Lane: [typing at her desk] "... the Senator declined comment." Done.
[Bruce appears and kisses her cheek]
Bruce Wayne: And not a moment too soon.
Lois Lane: Bruce! When did you...?
Bruce Wayne: About three paragraphs ago. I didn't want to disturb you.


"Justice League: The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped (#3.13)" (2005)
Old Bruce Wayne: Surprised to see me?
Batman: A little. I'm more surprised I lived so long.
Future Batman: Batman, Bruce Wayne. Bruce Wayne, Batman. Or have you met?
Old Bruce Wayne, Batman: [At the same time] Not now!
Future Batman: Great. What did they used to call it? Stereo?

Batman: [Dangling Ghoul off the side of a building] Where's Chronos? My arm's getting tired.
Old Bruce Wayne: I can't believe I was ever that green.
[pulls Ghoul in and slowly approaches him]
Old Bruce Wayne: THIS is how you interrogate someone.

Ghoul: [Being interrogated] ... And we've got 9,453 active Jokerz organized into about 200 smaller groups. I dunno where Chronos is, he contacts us! He spends every night in a different one of those old buildings. There's no way of knowing ahead of time where he's gonna be. And that's everything I know!
Old Bruce Wayne: Everything?
Ghoul: ...I wet my bed until I was 14.
Static: Losing my patience.
Batman: I can't control my friend here much longer. You'd better give us something we can use.
Ghoul: His wife! I know where his wife is!
Static: Wow... Batman playing "good cop."
Green Lantern: Everything's relative.

Future Batman: We need to find Chronos.
Static: How? He could be anywhere.
Batman: Sometimes the old ways are best.
Future Batman: It's not gonna work. You don't know your way around here. A lot of things have changed.
Batman: Are criminals still superstitious and cowardly?
Old Bruce Wayne: Yep.
Batman: Good enough for me.

Old Bruce Wayne: TERRY!
[hangs his head in grief]
Old Bruce Wayne: Terry...


"Justice League: Epilogue (#4.13)" (2005)
Bruce Wayne: You're a stubborn piece of work, you know that.
Terry McGinnis: [sotto] Just like my old man.

Terry McGinnis: How could you do it to me, Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: The only thing that matters is the mission. You know that.
Terry McGinnis: What about people, Bruce? Dick, Barbara, Tim, Selena... they all loved you, but eventually every single one of them left you. Ever wonder why?
Bruce Wayne: Not for an instant. They quit because when it came down to it, they didn't have the heart for the mission. Are you about to quit too? It doesn't really surprise me.

Terry McGinnis: My dad wasn't a superhero. He didn't save the world from the near-Apocalypse of '09, he never went toe to toe with Mr. Freeze, but he was a good man just the same. Even after he and Mom got divorced, he always tried to do the right thing. My brother and I were always provided for, when Mom couldn't quite make the bills he always helped out. He tried to teach me right from wrong. What have too if I'd ever listen to him. He never laid a hand on me, although Lord knows I was asking for it.
Bruce Wayne: What's your point?
Terry McGinnis: [Incredulously] What's my point? My point is I never once doubted he loved me with all his heart! My point is all those warm feelings I had for my dad were just another lie! Another in a long list of things you've stolen from me! My point is I just found out Warren McGinnis isn't my father!... You are.
Bruce Wayne: ...What do you want from me?
Terry McGinnis: I wanna know the whole truth.
Bruce Wayne: Sounds like you already do.
Terry McGinnis: Guess I didn't wanna believe you were so incredibly arrogant that you thought the world couldn't go on without you.
Bruce Wayne: Or someone like me. It's not arrogance, it's fact.
Terry McGinnis: You set the whole thing up!
Bruce Wayne: How? You were already a teenager when I first met your mother.
Terry McGinnis: I don't know. Maybe you dug up some of that old Cadmus nanotech, used it to have my genes rewritten to match yours.
Bruce Wayne: That technology's been illegal for over 40 years.
Terry McGinnis: Didn't stop the Joker from using it on Tim Drake!
[Bruce's eyes widen in shock over the comment]
Terry McGinnis: [Remorseful] All right, low blow.

Bruce Wayne: The mantle of Batman is a honor, Terry.
Terry McGinnis: You know what, old man. All those years it turns out everyone was right. You are insane. Being Batman's no honor... it's a curse.

Bruce Wayne: You're in my chair.
Terry McGinnis: Yeah, I guess I am.
Bruce Wayne: Where the devil have you been?
Terry McGinnis: I had some stuff to take care of.
Bruce Wayne: Enigma's overrated, especially at 3 AM. You could've called. I made you some soup, but it's cold.
Terry McGinnis: Sorry. Don't mean to worry you.
Bruce Wayne: I was worried about Gotham. If Batman's not around...
Terry McGinnis: I've got it covered. Always.


Batman (1943)
Alfred Pennyworth: How many did I kill?
Bruce Wayne: Seven.
Alfred Pennyworth: But there were only four of the ruffians.
Richard Grayson: You killed three of them twice.
Alfred Pennyworth: Where are the bodies?
Bruce Wayne: We threw them out the window.

Linda Page: You think we can catch them?
Bruce Wayne: Sure, I just hope we catch them before a speed cop catches us.

Bruce Wayne: Maybe you should go back to the hospital and wait for your uncle to call.
Linda Page: I'd like to find out what's going on.
Bruce Wayne: I'd like to find out how he did that disappearing act. I'd like to try that when the creditors come after me.

Richard Grayson: [referring to Linda] You're liable to carry that masquerade too far.
Bruce Wayne: Think so?
Richard Grayson: Yes, I do. Why don't you let her know who you really are instead of letting her think you're just a good-for-nothing playboy?
Bruce Wayne: Well, if she knew I was the Batman, she might worry - not that she cares anything about me. Besides, on account of special assignment from Uncle Sam, our success depends on keeping our ability to keep our identity a secret.
Richard Grayson: And suppose she asks about your status in the army?
Bruce Wayne: Oh, I'm only still a 4-F.

Bruce Wayne: [seeing Prince Daka] Oh, a Jap!
Dr. Tito Daka aka Prince Daka: [as Batman struggles against two zombies] It is useless to struggle. My zombies are too strong, even for a superior person like yourself to cope with.


"Batman Beyond: Out of the Past (#3.5)" (2000)
Batman: [after finding out Ra's transferred his mind into Talia's body] Lady, that is the sickest thing I've ever heard! You're creeping me out.
Bruce Wayne: *You*? She *kissed* me!

[watching Batman: The Musical]
Bruce Wayne: You hate me, don't you?
Terry McGinnis: Come on, lighten up, it's your birthday.
Bruce Wayne: Don't remind me.
Terry McGinnis: Hey, it took me weeks to get tickets to this show. It's shway!
Bruce Wayne: Its schw-arbage.

Bruce Wayne: I should have known you'd cheat death again, Ra's.
Ra's Al Ghul: I don't cheat death, I master it. Though, I assure you, this time my longevity comes at a price most dear.
Bruce Wayne: Talia.

Ra's Al Ghul: But now this youthful form has served its purpose. It is time for me to move on to a new body: yours.
Bruce Wayne: [sarcastic] Sure, Ra's, why not? Anything to hold off the Grim Reaper another few seconds.
[contemptuous]
Bruce Wayne: I take it back. You don't cheat death, you whimper in fear of it.
Ra's Al Ghul: [backhands him] Silence!
Bruce Wayne: And you hit like a girl.

Batman: Lady, that is the sickest thing that I've ever seen. You're creeping me out.
Bruce Wayne: You? She kissed me.


"Batman: The Animated Series: The Forgotten (#1.23)" (1992)
Gaff Morgan (Disguised Bruce Wayne): [Inquiring about the stew] What is this?
Salvo Smith: If it's moving, it's a rat. If it isn't, it's a cooked rat.

Dan Riley: How ya holding up?
Gaff Morgan (Disguised Bruce Wayne): Okay, I guess.
Dan Riley: Remember anything yet?
Gaff Morgan (Disguised Bruce Wayne): I'm beginning to wonder if I ever will.
Dan Riley: Hey, you can't give up hope. Down here it's all we've got to hang on to.
Gaff Morgan (Disguised Bruce Wayne): I guess you're right. So, what brought you guys here?
Salvo Smith: I was one of Gotham City's unemployed. Now I got a job. Lucky me.
Dan Riley: I was a steamfitter at the Gotham Navy Yard. Two nights a week I did volunteer at the Dock Street Rescue Mission. One night, I was getting into my car and three guys jumped me. I wound up here. My family must be going out of their minds.

Dan Riley: My son, he's gonna be 6 on April 7th. Or 7 of April 6th. Oh, what's it matter? I'll never see him again!
Gaff Morgan (Disguised Bruce Wayne): Hang on, Riley. We'll make it. Remember what you told me? You can't lose hope.
Dan Riley: [sobbing] I can't take it anymore! I lost my family! My family!
[Riley's words start to echo and sparks Gaff's memory. Reminding him that he's actually Bruce/Batman]
Gaff Morgan (Disguised Bruce Wayne): Riley, you've got to pull it together. We're getting out of here.

[Last lines]
Dan Riley: ...it's no palace, but you're welcome to stay at our place until you get back on your feet.
Salvo Smith: Thanks, Riley. Maybe this time, we can find some work that pays.
[both laugh]
Dan Riley: You know, pal, it will be tight, but you're welcome too.
Bruce Wayne: Thanks, but I...
Alfred Pennyworth: [standing at limo] Are we ready to go, Master Bruce?
Dan Riley, Salvo Smith: [looking at Bruce] Master Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: Bruce Wayne... WayneTech Enterprises. If you'd like a job, I can probably help.
Salvo Smith: Hit me, Riley.
Dan Riley: Hit you? Why?
Salvo Smith: Maybe I'll lose my memory and wake up a millionaire, too.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Day of the Samurai (#1.55)" (1993)
[last lines]
Sensei Yoru: If you see Batman, tell him I have great respect for him.
Bruce Wayne: Why? He's as much a ninja as Kyodai was.
Sensei Yoru: Not so. Batman offered to help his adversary, and a lesser man would have used the secrets of the Onemuri touch against his opponent. Batman is the essence of samurai, Wayne-san. You would do well to remember that.
Bruce Wayne: [bows] Domo-arigato, Sensei.

[the phone rings]
Bruce Wayne: Alfred?
Kyodai Ken: [chuckles] No, rich man. But I have him.

[Kyodai is stranded on an island in the middle of a lava stream. Bruce throws a rope to Kyodai, who ignores it]
Bruce Wayne: Kyodai! The rope!
[Kyodai kicks the rope into the lava, then bows to Wayne. An explosion occurs, and in the clearing smoke, no sign of Kyodai can be seen]

Alfred Pennyworth: I couldn't see through the smoke. Was Kyodai...?
Bruce Wayne: I don't know, Alfred. I wish I did.


"Batman Beyond: The Eggbaby (#2.19)" (2000)
Terry McGinnis: Ma Mayhem?
Bruce Wayne: A tabloid gave her that name. It was the golden age of alliteration.
Terry McGinnis: So what do you want me to do? Wait until she tries to fence the ruby?
Bruce Wayne: I have a feeling she'll be holding on to it. There was another robbery a week ago.
Terry McGinnis: More rubies?
Bruce Wayne: Exactly.
Terry McGinnis: What is she going to do them all?
Bruce Wayne: Don't know. But I have a feeling she not making slippers.
Terry McGinnis: Slippers? From rubies?
Bruce Wayne: Hm. Before your time.

Terry McGinnis: No sign of him anywhere. I've lost him.
Bruce Wayne: Him? That's a doll you're talking about, not a life.
Terry McGinnis: It's my life if it's lost. I'll have to take family studies again. Have you ever taken family studies?

Bruce Wayne: Terry, remember. It's not worth risking your life for an egg.

Terry McGinnis: It will have to wait til tonight. I have to get to class. It's family studies and I'm failing.
Bruce Wayne: How does someone fail family studies?


Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) (V)
[after a "field test" of his bullet-proof energy shield, Batman brings it back to Fox]
Bruce Wayne: It works too well. I'm willing to put my life on the line to do what I have to. But it has to be mine, no one else's.

Alfred Pennyworth: [about Bruce's gun collection] It's a bagful of tragedy, sir. I can't see how you could even bear to handle one.
Bruce Wayne: You have to know your enemy, Alfred. I'd never use one, but even I can appreciate the attraction of a gun. The heft. The sleekness. The cool steel. The precision. And the power. The power to change lives, history. The power of God.

Bruce Wayne: It was just like that night in the alley, Alfred... the closeness of the walls, the gunfire. It seems I've been trying to stop those two bullets all my life.

Bruce Wayne: [after Cassandra has told Bruce about her life as a child in her village] Then why don't you leave?
Cassandra: Because, this is where I belong. In your life, isn't there such a place?


"Batman Beyond: Black Out (#1.3)" (1999)
[to elderly Bruce Wayne]
Derek Powers: So how are you holding up, Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: With a cane.

[Terry looks at the Grey Ghost costume]
Bruce Wayne: Way before your time.

Commissioner Barbara Gordon: I hear you wrangled yourself a new errand boy.
Bruce Wayne: I never wrangled anyone. Every one of you came to me.
Commissioner Barbara Gordon: Maybe for once you should try to talk someone out of it.
Bruce Wayne: Would it have worked for you?

Bruce Wayne: [while Terry is piloting the Batmobile] Remember, easy gestures, let the suit do the work...
Batman: [speeding] WOO-HOO!
Bruce Wayne: Mind not doing that?
Batman: Sorry.
Bruce Wayne: You scratch it, no allowance.


"Beware the Batman: Hunted (#1.1)" (2013)
Alfred Pennyworth: It took you five moves to subdue me. It should only have taken you three. Your reaction to me at the foot of your bed was sloppy at best. If I hadn't purposely...
Bruce Wayne: Do we need to do this now?

Bruce Wayne: Your job is to protect Bruce Wayne, not Batman.
Alfred Pennyworth: Are they not the same?
Bruce Wayne: No!

Bruce Wayne: What's this?
Alfred Pennyworth: It appears to have occurred last night. Perhaps if you hadn't slept most of the day. Then again, bats are nocturnal creatures.

Bruce Wayne: [sees Mr Toad] How "Wind in the Willows"...


Batman: Arkham City (2011) (VG)
Bruce Wayne: It's billionaire, Vicki. Millionaire is so last year.

Bruce Wayne: Shut Arkham City down! It's out of control!
Hugo Strange: Shut it down? By the end of tonight, I will be a hero. Just like you... Batman.

Jack Ryder: Bruce Wayne? Great, here I was reporting on your crummy press conference, and now here we both are. I guess that'll teach you to get involved in politics.
Bruce Wayne: Listen to me carefully, when they open the door, do not panic. Stay close to me.
Jack Ryder: You think I'm taking advice from some guy who's never even been in a fight?

Vicki Vale: This is Vicki Vale reporting live from Arkham City; the controversial super-prison built right here in the heart of Gotham. In a few moments, Bruce Wayne will be live on stage to explain his sudden interest in Gotham politics. The infamous playboy millionaire has never been one to...
Bruce Wayne: It's billionaire, Vicki. Millionaires are so last year.


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) (V)
Carrie Kelley: How do you fight someone like that?
Bruce Wayne: Simpler than I've made it. There's nothing wrong with Joker that I can't fix. With my hands.

Bruce Wayne: What is it you want, Oliver?
Oliver Queen: A piece of him. The schoolboy. I always knew it would come down to the two of you someday. The world's not big enough for the both of you. Doesn't have to be a big piece. Just count me in, for old times' sake.

Alfred Pennyworth: You're not even close to fully recovered.
Bruce Wayne: Neither is he.
Alfred Pennyworth: He doesn't need a walking hospital bed to keep his insides together.
Bruce Wayne: I know you're not looking forward to your part in this.
Alfred Pennyworth: I can't say it will be pleasant. But it does fall within my duties.


"Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Chill of the Night! (#2.11)" (2010)
Phantom Stranger: [Concerning Joe Chill] He is beaten. Let your devotion of justice temper your rage.
Spectre: He took your parents, ruined your life. Fulfill your destiny. Become what you have trained to be, an agent of vengeance. He knows who you are, if this man lives, Batman dies.
Bruce Wayne: Batman may die... but Bruce Wayne? Never.

Young Bruce Wayne: You know, Dad, that movie was pretty good after all! Can I be Zorro when I grow up?
Thomas Wayne: Absolutely, son. We'll need to get you a bigger sword...
Young Bruce Wayne: [runs down the alley] Take that, you wicked tyrant!
Martha Wayne: Dear...
Thomas Wayne: Oh, Martha. Let him play.
Martha Wayne: Thomas Wayne, when he has nightmares tonight, you can be the one to calm hm down.
Thomas Wayne: Okay, that's enough for now, Bruce. We'll start you on fencing lessons when you're older. Say... 30?

Young Bruce Wayne: I swear, by the spirits of my parents, to avenge their deaths by spending the rest of my life warring on all criminals.


"The New Batman Adventures: Chemistry (#2.8)" (1998)
Bruce Wayne: Everything's changed for me in the past few weeks. The pain of my parents' deaths... It's still there, but it seems smaller. And there's a new feeling now.
Barbara Gordon: Which would be?
Bruce Wayne: It's a lightness. A sense that things will work out for the best.
Tim Drake: It's called happiness.
Bruce Wayne: Whatever it is, I like it. And I know who's responsible for it. I've asked Susan to marry me. She's accepted. She's everything I need. She's perfect.
Dick Grayson: There's just one problem. That.
[nods at the batsuit]
Dick Grayson: How you gonna keep it from her?
Bruce Wayne: I won't have to. I've always assumed that sooner or later the three of you would get all this. Well, it's going to be sooner. I'm not going to be Batman anymore.

Susan Maguire: Why are you interrogating me like this?
Bruce Wayne: Too much perfection, and too many green eyes.
Susan Maguire: What are you talking about?
Bruce Wayne: Let's just say I want to know more about you. Where you came from, your friends, your relatives.
Susan Maguire: Oh, you're just being silly.
[Bruce stares sternly, as Susan tries to walk away. Bruce grabs her arm]
Bruce Wayne: You're not leaving this cabin until you tell me. Well?
[Susan starts to sweat green liquid]
Bruce Wayne: What are you?
Susan Maguire: Why, Bruce. I'm your wife.

Bruce Wayne: I should have known. It was too easy.
Susan Maguire: Relationships aren't supposed to be easy. Even I know that and I'm just a vegetable.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Zatanna (#1.50)" (1993)
[as Zatanna appears on stage, Bruce and Alfred are in the audience]
Alfred Pennyworth: How long has it been? Ten years, twelve?
Bruce Wayne: And a whole other lifetime.
Alfred Pennyworth: She and her father were very fond of you.
Bruce Wayne: I was a different person then.
Alfred Pennyworth: Yes. Intense, driven, moody... she'd never recognize you now.
[Bruce gives him a look]

John Zatara: You have the makings of a great magician. I'm truly sorry you have to leave us.
Bruce Wayne: Me, too. It was an honor to study with you, Zatara.
John Zatara: But to what end? Three months ago you showed up on my doorstep, with no interest in performing, and yet dying to become an escape artist...
[laughs]
John Zatara: And for some reason, I ended up teaching you secrets I've never shared with another magician.
Bruce Wayne: You could have sent me away.
John Zatara: No. There was something inside you I had no right to deny. Something deep, and painful.

Zatanna: Here, pick a card. I'll tell your future.
[Bruce does]
Zatanna: Hmm, I see intrigue, danger... two of hearts.
Bruce Wayne: [looks] Joker.
Zatanna: Oh, it's a dumb trick anyway!


"Batman: The Animated Series: Prophecy of Doom (#1.22)" (1992)
Bruce Wayne: As the Bard said, "the fault lies not in our stars, but in ourselves."

Nostromos: Peace to all. Brothers and sisters, the negative plane is aligned with the positive, bringing forth astral harmony.
Bruce Wayne: What?
Man: The vibrations are right for prophecy.
Bruce Wayne: Oh. Okay.
Nostromos: That which you seek and cannot find is the seeker. You are merely the eye trying to view itself.
Bruce Wayne: This is awfully deep.
Woman: Shh!
Nostromos: We are but radios for the cosmic transmitter, tune your receivers, hear the inner voice...
[Nostromo screams]
Nostromos: Brother Ethan, the inner voice speaks. Someone here is in grave danger. The messenger of death is searching... crying out for...
[Points at Bruce Wayne]
Nostromos: ... You!

Nostromos: Welcome, Brother Bruce!
Lisa Clark: No, not Bruce!
Bruce Wayne: Lisa, you... don't understand.
Lisa Clark: Oh, I understand, all right. You're like all the rest, suckered in by this money-grubbing, bogus creep!
Ethan Clark: Lisa!
Lisa Clark: You know what my inner voice tells me, Nostromos? You've ripped off your last victim!
Ethan Clark: I'm soo sorry, I...
Nostromos: Do not apologize. She will believe. They will all believe... after the Great Fall.


"Batman Beyond: Hooked Up (#2.8)" (1999)
Terry McGinnis: How do I tell her no?
Bruce Wayne: You're asking *me* for advice on handling women?
Terry McGinnis: Ah. I see your point.

Terry McGinnis: I can't believe I got her involved in this.
Bruce Wayne: Now you sound like batman.
Terry McGinnis: What?
Bruce Wayne: I've been right where you are, more times than I care to count. And like you said, there is no way you could have stopped her.

Terry McGinnis: There's Donny. I'll feel better when I rip spellbinder's location out of his face.
Bruce Wayne: Or you could cool your jets and just tail him.
Terry McGinnis: Oh, I guess that's a good idea too.


"Justice League: Maid of Honor (#2.7)" (2003)
Bruce Wayne: [dancing with Diana] I'm a little surprised to see you here. From what I've heard, this isn't really your kind of affair.
Princess Diana: I've decided to get out more, have a little fun.
Bruce Wayne: [twirls her] Enjoying yourself so far?
Princess Diana: More than I expected. What about you? What brings you to the City of Lights?
Bruce Wayne: I never miss a good party. I may also have to attend to some business while I'm in town.

[as Bruce and Diana are dancing, terrorists drop in and seize Princess Audrey]
Bruce Wayne, Princess Diana: Excuse me.
[they break off in different directions; Bruce starts to loosen his tie... then sees Diana fly up and grab Audrey away]
Princess Diana: Always this popular?
Princess Audrey: Yes, although my admirers are usually unarmed.
[as she drops Audrey and flies at the terrorists, Bruce smiles and puts his tie back in place]

[at a party, Diana is surrounded by a crowd]
Reporter: What is it like working with Superman?
Dignitary: When you fought the aliens, were you scared?
Princess Diana: Um...
2nd Dignitary: Are you really from an island with no men?
Princess Diana: I...
[a hand appears]
Bruce Wayne: May I have this dance?
Princess Diana: Yes!
[Diana is led away from the crowd]
Princess Diana: Thank you, Mr...?
Bruce Wayne: Wayne. Bruce Wayne.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Nothing to Fear (#1.10)" (1992)
Alfred Pennyworth: Imagine that, sir.
Bruce Wayne: What?
Alfred Pennyworth: Someone dressed up in a frightening costume running around scaring people. What will they think of next?
Bruce Wayne: The question is, why would Scarecrow want to destroy the university?
Alfred Pennyworth: Perhaps he flunked phys. ed. Are you all right, sir?
Bruce Wayne: The Scarecrow drugged me with some kind of fear toxin. I never know when it's gonna hit me. I'm having horrible visions of my father. He says I'm shaming the family name.
Alfred Pennyworth: That's rubbish. I know your father would be proud of you because... I'm so proud of you.

Thomas Wayne: [Batman is hallucinating and thinks sees his father] You are a disgrace.
Batman: No! No! You are not my father! I am not a disgrace! I am vengeance! I am the night! I am BATMAN!

Dr. Long: Your father and I attended university together. He had big plans for you.
Bruce Wayne: Well, I guess he'd be pleased. Wayne Industries is more prosperous than ever.
Dr. Long: Pleased? When your father was alive, Wayne was a name that commanded great respect. Now all Wayne stands for is a self-centered jet-setting playboy. It's lucky your father didn't live to see what you've done to his good name. He'd have died of shame.


"The New Batman Adventures: Cold Comfort (#1.3)" (1997)
Bruce Wayne: Alfred tells me you failed a civics test?
Tim Drake: Like I really care what a district attorney does.
Bruce Wayne: You don't know the first thing about the American justice system, do you?
Tim Drake: I know it's bogus.
Bruce Wayne: And how did you come to that well-thought-out conclusion?
Tim Drake: Watching you. You don't exactly follow the rules of due process.
Bruce Wayne: [flustered] I... how did you do on you math test?

Bruce Wayne: You don't have to do this. Wayne Enterprises helped save your wife's life, and we can help you.
Mr. Freeze: It's too late for that. Much too late.
Bruce Wayne: Why? I have some people working for me who can...
[Mr. Freeze smacks Bruce away]
Mr. Freeze: You were just a boy when you lost your family. But you keep trying to create a surrogate family for yourself. To destroy you, I need only destroy that. Perhaps your... beloved surrogate son?
[Points his freeze gun at Tim Drake]
Mr. Freeze: No. I think... the surrogate father.
[points and shoots at Alfred]

Ice Maiden #3: So, who's next, Freeze?
Mr. Freeze: Someone important.
[turns on TV]
Mr. Freeze: Someone who feels safe, secure, untouchable.
[footage of Bruce Wayne presenting a $1 million check to the Gotham City Orphanage]
Bruce Wayne: As my father once told me, those who have the most must give the most.
Mr. Freeze: Those who have the most also have the most to lose, Mr. Wayne.


"Batman: The Curse of Tut (#1.27)" (1966)
Reporter: It's alive! The snake's prophecy was right. The king has risen again.
Bruce Wayne: [loudly shouting] Is there a doctor in the house?

Aunt Harriet Cooper: [Alfred comes up as they are about to leave] What is it Alfred?
Alfred: The telephone Madam. Police Commissioner Gordon wishes to speak with Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: [Aunt Harriet and Dick look at Bruce who is as surprised] With me Alfred?
Alfred: Yes sir, he was most distinct. With Mr. Bruce Wayne.

Dick Grayson: Holy hieroglyphics! This might mean a battle royale!
Bruce Wayne: Not the first, Dick, not the last. To the Batpoles.


"The New Batman Adventures: Old Wounds (#2.5)" (1998)
Barbara Gordon: He was so upset he couldn't even talk about it. It wasn't the first time I've seen him like that. What is it between you two? What's going on?
Bruce Wayne: You really care for him, don't you?
[Barbara nods]
Bruce Wayne: Follow me.

Barbara Gordon: [as Barbara decends into the Batcave] Oh, my god.
Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce, I -
[notices Barbara]
Alfred Pennyworth: Ms. Gordon, I uh, see you've discovered our little secret. Yes, I admit it, I am Batman.
Bruce Wayne: It's all right, Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: Very good, sir.
Barbara Gordon: Why would you trust me with this?
Bruce Wayne: For Dick's sake. Besides, I'm not the only one with a secret, am I... Batgirl?
Barbara Gordon: How did you - ?
Bruce Wayne: I make it my business to know.

Bruce Wayne: Alfred, contact Robin.
Alfred Pennyworth: I've already tried, sir. I'm afraid he's not answering
Bruce Wayne: Keep trying. The Joker will have his goons well-placed. I'm gonna need back-up.
Barbara Gordon: You've already got it.


"Batman Beyond: The Call: Part 1 (#3.7)" (2000)
Bruce Wayne: This isn't the first time Superman's gone rogue. I made sure to be prepared for when it happens again. I prayed I'd never have to use it.
Batman: Kryptonite. This could kill him.
Bruce Wayne: Do whatever it takes, but make sure you stop him.

Clark Kent: Good to see you Bruce.
Bruce Wayne: It's been a while.
Clark Kent: You seem to be holding up pretty well.
Bruce Wayne: I could use some of that Kryptonian DNA.
Clark Kent: You'll outlive us all, Bruce. You're too stubborn to die.
Bruce Wayne: [Looks at Terry] What are you smiling at?
Batman: Nothing.


"Batman: Death in Slow Motion (#1.31)" (1966)
Dick Grayson: [Bruce lays down Bat-phone] What is it, Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: The Riddler.
Bruce Wayne: That's a good question, Dick.
[pushes button hidden in bust to reveal Bat-poles]
Bruce Wayne: While we ponder it, to the Bat-poles.
[as they run towards the Bat-poles, they almost trip on each other's feet]
Bruce Wayne: Excuse me.

Dick Grayson: What is it, Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: The Riddler.
Dick Grayson: Holy triple feature, doesn't that Riddler ever learn?
Bruce Wayne: That's a good question, Dick. While we ponder it, to the Bat-poles.


"Batman Beyond: Sneak Peek (#2.18)" (2000)
Bruce Wayne: Why did you call me here?
Sneak Peek: I can't control it anymore. And it's happening without the belt.
[camera focuses on his abdomen becoming intangible]
Bruce Wayne: What do you want from me?
Sneak Peek: My body is losing its substance. You have the resources. That company, all those scientists.
Bruce Wayne: There are other companies.
Sneak Peek: Yes, but Taka worked for yours.
Bruce Wayne: What does he have to do with this?
Sneak Peek: I was the last one to interview him.
Bruce Wayne: Taka would never have talked to someone like you...
Sneak Peek: You'd be surprised how obsequious someone like me can be when I need to. I have Taka's files and research right in there.
[points to the counter]
Sneak Peek: I even have the belt he made.
Bruce Wayne: [Grabs him by the shirt] You stole it! You're the one who started the fire!
Sneak Peek: [Pushes him off] I had to have it! To him it was just some experiment but to me it was power... a chance to kick my career into high gear!
[Bruce walks away as the intangible part starts to spread]
Sneak Peek: You can't leave, you gotta help me!
[Grabs Bruce by the shoulder]
Bruce Wayne: [turns to face him] Give me one good reason!
Sneak Peek: I know your secret, I know who you used to be!
[at that moment, his head becomes intangible]
Bruce Wayne: [with a smirk] You're losing your head!
[starts walking away again]
Sneak Peek: Wait!
[pulls a disc out of his coat pocket]
Sneak Peek: Here it is! The only unedited footage from the cave, no one's seen it but me!
[Bruce doesn't respond]
Sneak Peek: Take it!
[Throws the disc at him, he doesn't turn around]
Sneak Peek: Rragh!
[Puts him in an arm lock and they struggle until Batman shows up and knocks him a distance, by then, all but his arms and legs are intangible, he picks up a gun and fires a few shots at Batman, one hits the ceiling and bits of it fall onto Bruce and Batman. They climb out of the rubble, then he smirks and aims the gun at them then it suddenly falls out of his hand as he becomes entirely intangible and stars to sink through the floor]
Sneak Peek: Wha? Huh? Aaah! Help! Help meeeeee!
[as he goes all the way through the floor]
Bruce Wayne: Looks like there's only one force left that has any effect on him. Gravity.

Terry McGinnis: Sounds like something's happening at City Hall.
Bruce Wayne: City Hall? Better be careful.
Terry McGinnis: Always am.
Bruce Wayne: Yes, but you've never had to face politicians before.


"Batman Beyond: Earth Mover (#2.2)" (1999)
Bruce Wayne: Interesting.
Terry McGinnis: Interesting? That's all you can say? It was unbelievable!
Bruce Wayne: A word I rarely use.

Bruce Wayne: This stuff can turn a person's DNA inside out. It's toxic industrial waste. Probably buried several years ago. That's where Wallace fits in.
Terry McGinnis: You're getting a little ahead of me.
Bruce Wayne: Don't you read the news? I was only ten years ago.
Terry McGinnis: I was seven.
Bruce Wayne: Oh. Well, back then, the DA accused Wallace of dumping this kind of chemical. Nothing was ever proved though.


Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) (VG)
Thomas Wayne: I can't believe you insisted on sitting through that movie again, Bruce. Come on, we'll be late for Alfred.
Young Bruce Wayne: I'm sorry, Daddy.
Martha Wayne: Go easy on him, Tom. He loved it so.

Young Gordon: Come on, kid, this way. Take a seat in my office.
Cop #1: Is he okay?
Cop #2: He'll be fine. Kid like that, with all that money? He'll be just fine.
Young Gordon: Shut up, now! He's eight years old and all alone! Money won't fix that.
Cop #2: Whatever you say, Gordon. His butler's on his way to pick him up. You hear that? He's got a butler.
Young Gordon: I'm sorry about that. I just need to ask you some questions. Can I get you anything? You okay?
[silence]
Young Gordon: I know you don't feel like answering me, but it's the only way to catch who did this.
Young Bruce Wayne: [crying] Why did he do it, Officer? Why?
Young Gordon: I don't know. It's this city, there's something wrong with it. And listen, son, call me Jim.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Joker's Wild (#1.42)" (1992)
[while posing as a blackjack dealer]
The Joker: Try your luck, friend?
Bruce Wayne: Why not?
The Joker: Say, don't I know you...? Sure, Bruce Wayne! Ah, so this is how your family made all those billions.

Cameron Kaiser: [cutting the ribbon] Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, one and all... to Joker's Wild!
The Joker: Say *what*?
Summer Gleeson: Ugh, that's disgusting!
Cameraman: [whispering] Psst, Summer! We're on the air!
Summer Gleeson: Oh! Uh... there you have it! Let's get a reaction from the crowd. Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: [equally nauseated] No comment...


"Batman Beyond: Untouchable (#3.2)" (2000)
Bruce Wayne: When I was young, women used to throw themselves at my feet all the time.
Terry McGinnis: What did you do?
Bruce Wayne: Step over them.
Terry McGinnis: Smooth.
Bruce Wayne: I thought so.

Bruce Wayne: Anything broken?
Terry McGinnis: If I said yes, can I go home?
Bruce Wayne: No.


"Batman Beyond: The Call: Part 2 (#3.8)" (2000)
[Batman is fleeing an alien-possessed Superman in the Batmobile]
Batman: [to Bruce, on the radio] How fast does this thing go?
Bruce Wayne: Mach 3.
Batman: Is that faster than a speeding bullet?

Batman: The kryptonite was two inches from my hand. But I hesitated.
Bruce Wayne: Why?
Batman: The guy's the greatest hero who ever lived. Uh, one of the greatest.
Bruce Wayne: But now you know better.


"Batman Beyond: Rebirth: Part 2 (#1.2)" (1999)
Terry McGinnis: You built that company. And now Powers is making nerve-gas there. You gotta do something. You're Batman.
Bruce Wayne: I WAS Batman.

Bruce Wayne: Welcome to my world.


"Batman: The Wail of the Siren (#3.3)" (1967)
Robin: Your goose, so to speak, is cooked!
The Siren: Not by a long shot, short stuff. I now own this building.
Robin: Is that true, Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: [under the Siren's stunning spell] She now owns this building.

Batgirl: Oh, Bruce, if only you were more like Batman.
Bruce Wayne: [still under the Siren's stunning spell] Batman...
Batgirl: Perhaps then you would have had the strength to resist the Siren's stunning spell.


"The Batman: A Matter of Family (#4.1)" (2006)
Tony Zucco: Let me be blunt, John. I don't think this circus or your family can afford not having our protection.
Robin: Funny, cause I think we can.
Tony Zucco: And what makes you so sure about that, Sonny.
Robin: I called the police 5 minutes ago.
Bruce Wayne: And guess who intercepted that call.

Bruce Wayne: I've been thinking Dick. I'm not sure Bruce Wayne has what it takes to raise you properly.
Robin: Yeah, kinda noticed he's never around. But if not Bruce Wayne, what about the Batman?
Bruce Wayne: We'd have to give you a name.
Robin: How about Robin?
Bruce Wayne: Like the bird?
Robin: It's a family name.


"Batman: Batman's Satisfaction (#2.52)" (1967)
Bruce Wayne: [Final lines]
[to Pinky Pinkston's dog]
Bruce Wayne: Now Appricot, you were saying?
Pinky Pinkston: [Having been talking to Apricot a lot] Bruce you nut, talking to a dog.
[Britt, Bruce and Pinky start laughing]

Britt Reid: [referring to Batman] Eh... what kind of a... guy is he, Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: An enigma. I really don't know him very well, Britt. But if he tangled with Green Hornet last night, the Green Hornet would have gotten the worst of it.
Britt Reid: Well, that would be a switch. Heh, Green Hornet usually comes out the winner.
Bruce Wayne: That's because you have no Batman in your city.


"Batman: A Horse of Another Color (#3.5)" (1967)
Bruce Wayne: [on phone, talking about a recently recovered priceless folio] Yes, Alfred tells me that Batman returned it just a few minutes ago, Miss Gordon.
Barbara Gordon: [on other line] Well that's incredible! Batman said he'd have it back within an hour, but...
Bruce Wayne: You didn't believe him?
Barbara Gordon: Well, I'm afraid I'm still naive enough to believe the impossible can't be done. I guess I owe Batman an apology.
Bruce Wayne: A word of thanks should do, at the proper time.

Racing Secretary: [on phone with Bruce Wayne] I demand that the Wayne Foundation memorial handicap be canceled this afternoon.
Bruce Wayne: [on other line] Oh, you do?
Racing Secretary: Yes, as racing secretary of this meet I have a duty to the owners, trainers, officials and, and, and trackfans and myself. Why, if there were any logical explanation for such a travesty. If Batman for instance told me that this race must be run for a particular reason, well, that might be different. But just to satisfy a stubborn whim of your own, Mr. Wayne, as honorable a man as I know you are.
Bruce Wayne: And suppose Batman did tell you that the race must be run?
Racing Secretary: I would have to hear it from him in person.
[hangs up]


"Batman: Batman's Waterloo (#2.54)" (1967)
Lisa Carson: Would you like to come in for a glass of... milk and cookies.
Bruce Wayne: I'm afraid it's rather late.
[looks at his watch]
Bruce Wayne: Why, it's ten-thirty.

Bruce Wayne: [looking into the camera as Lisa embraces him] Man cannot live by crime-fighting alone.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Pretty Poison (#1.9)" (1992)
Criminal: [Terrified] Who are you?
Bruce Wayne: I'm your worst nightmare!

Harvey Dent: [about Pamela Isley] So, what do you think?
Bruce Wayne: Does she have a sister?
Harvey Dent: Nope. Pam's one of a kind. That's why I asked her to marry me.
Bruce Wayne: [Spits out his water] What?
Harvey Dent: Yep. That's the page-one headline.
[Groans and tugs at shirt]
Harvey Dent: Is it getting warm in here?
Bruce Wayne: You're still flushed from that last kiss. Harvey, you just met her last week.
Harvey Dent: And I already know she's the one. Gosh, it's so hot in here.
Bruce Wayne: Marriage is a big step, Harv. Don't you think you're rushing it?
Harvey Dent: No way. The moment I laid eyes on Pam, love hit me right in the face.
[Harvey passes out and collapse face-first into a bowl of chocolate mousse]
Bruce Wayne: [laughs] Harv, you've lost your mind... Knock it off. Harv? Harvey!


"Batman: The Unkindest Tut of All (#3.6)" (1967)
Narrator: [narrating] Sunday afternoon in Gotham City. A day of rest for everyone, including crimefighters. Or so it seems...
Bruce Wayne: I was very glad that you could accompany me to the accordeon recital this afternoon, Barbara.
Barbara Gordon: Oh, there's nothing I like better than hearing 'Lady of Spain' being played eight times in successon.
Bruce Wayne: That is beautiful.

Commissioner Gordon: [on phone] Yes. What? You don't say.
[louder]
Commissioner Gordon: You don't say.
[even louder]
Commissioner Gordon: You don't say!
[hangs up]
Bruce Wayne, Barbara Gordon: Who was it?
Commissioner Gordon: He didn't say. What his name was, that is.


"Batman: The Londinium Larcenies (#3.11)" (1967)
Bruce Wayne: [to Dick, who wears a Beatle wig and hits a cymbal as the Batphone rings] Cool it, Ringo.

Alfred: Excuse me sir, your crate is safely aboard.
Bruce Wayne: Thank you, Alfred.
Barbara Gordon: I saw that immense thing with your name stencilled on it on the pier. What in the world do you have in it?
Bruce Wayne: Just because we're traveling, I don't think that Dick should neglect his studies, so we've brought along a thousand key works of literature, his biological specimens and also his own desk.
Dick Grayson: Yes, I expect to study hard.
Barbara Gordon: It's a good thing you're going by ship, Dick.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Christmas with the Joker (#1.38)" (1992)
Dick Grayson: [Robin and Batman are about to watch some TV] Come on, Bruce. You're gonna love "It's a Wonderful Life".
Bruce Wayne: It's not relentlessly cheerful, is it?
Dick Grayson: No, it's about the difference one man can make to an entire city. Sound familiar?

Bruce Wayne: [to Robin] We have to find Joker.
The Joker: [popping out from behind a curtain] I'll save you the trouble.


"Batman Beyond: Dead Man's Hand (#1.8)" (1999)
[Contemplating the Royal Flush Gang's next move]
Bruce Wayne: All of their crimes are playing-card-related, and the earliest playing-card decks had swords, not spades.
Terry McGinnis: How does the yacht fit in?
Bruce Wayne: It was part of a yacht *club*.
Terry McGinnis: Ouch.

[On Terry's prospective girlfriend, who turns out to be a criminal]
Terry McGinnis: This kinda thing ever happen to you?
Bruce Wayne: Let me tell you about a woman named Selina Kyle.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Beware the Gray Ghost (#1.32)" (1992)
[searching the archives at the film library]
Bruce Wayne: So many actors...
Alfred Pennyworth: I wish I could be of more use, sir, but I don't watch television. I prefer my fireplace.

[last lines]
Bruce Wayne: [presenting a "Gray Ghost" video to Trent] Could you make it out to Bruce?
Simon Trent: [signing the video] Here you go, Bruce!
[Wayne starts to leaves, then turns and looks at Trent]
Bruce Wayne: You know, as a child I used to watch it with my father. The Gray Ghost was my hero.
Simon Trent: Really?
Bruce Wayne: [quietly to Trent, in a familiar tone] ... and he still is.


"Batman: A Death Worse Than Fate (#1.10)" (1966)
Zelda: [on phone, using a scarf to muffle her voice] This line better not be traced, my friends, or it'll be very sad for Mrs. Harriet Cooper.
Robin: [on television, as per Zelda's instructions] How is she?
Zelda: [glances up at Aunt Harriet] Oh, quite well, Boy Wonder. At least as well as one can be in a straitjacket over a fatal pool of flaming oil.
Bruce Wayne: You devil! How could a woman stoop to such a trick?

Bruce Wayne: [Adressing Zelda, who remains unknown to them, via television] As a director of the First National Bank of Gotham City, let me tell you that the money in your possession is one hundred per cent bona fide.
Robin: [pleading] You gotta believe Mr. Wayne!
Commissioner Gordon: As a bank director, if he made a false statement, he would be liable to federal prosecution.
Bruce Wayne: Yes.
Robin: Don't you see, out there? This reckless crime of yours is unnecessary!
Bruce Wayne: You already have your filthy lucre.


Batman: Year One (2011) (V)
[first lines]
Bruce Wayne: Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can't see the enemy.

Bruce Wayne: I've tried to be patient. I've tried to wait. But I have to know. How, Father? How do I do it? What do I use to make them afraid? If I ring the bell, Alfred will come. Another of your gifts, Father. But I'd rather die than wait another hour. I've already waited 18 years. Eighteen years since all sense left my life.
[a bat crashes through his window, lands on his father's sculpture]
Bruce Wayne: Yes, Father.


"The New Batman Adventures: The Demon Within (#1.10)" (1998)
Tim Drake: Whoa! So all of this is what I think it is, right? Magic? Sorcery?
Jason Blood: "There are more things Ven and Earth, Horatio, that are dreamt of in your philosophy."
Tim Drake: What's that supposed to mean?
Bruce Wayne: It means get up. We've got a branding-iron to find.

Klarion the Witch Boy: Exquisite craftsmanship, isn't it, Mr. Wayne? Enjoy it while you can.
Bruce Wayne: Who are - ?
Jason Blood: Klarion. Why am I not surprised to see you here?
Klarion the Witch Boy: We do have a way of bumping into each other, Uncle Jason. Next time, it will be on purpose.
[starts to walk away]
Bruce Wayne: Jason.
Jason Blood: Bruce. Thanks for stepping in.
Bruce Wayne: It was nothing. But tell me, how'd you ever get a brat like that for a nephew?
Jason Blood: We're not related. For some reason, it amuses him to call me "Uncle". But don't underestimate him. He'll do anything to get what he wants.
Bruce Wayne: Surely his parents...
Jason Blood: Don't expect any help from them. The little witch boy turned them into mice.
Bruce Wayne: You're not serious.


"Batman: The Animated Series: On Leather Wings (#1.2)" (1992)
Dr. March: You donate a few million and you think you own the place. I understand I'm the analyze something for you.
Bruce Wayne: Yeah, doc. See, I keep hearing squeaks in my chimney.
[Hands Dr. March a small plastic sandwich bag]
Bruce Wayne: And I found these in my empty fireplace. They look like hairs. I thought maybe you could tell me if I have a bat problem.
Dr. March: And what if they are bats, Mr. Wayne? What then? Destroy them like insects? We won't survive the next evolutionary cataclysm, but bats will! They're survivors, Mr. Wayne, not pests! You should understand that!

Dr. Kirk Langstrom: [Speaking of Dr. March] He's a little protective of all this. I think he likes bats better than people.
Bruce Wayne: I can't imagine.


"Batman Beyond: The Curse of the Kobra: Part 2 (#3.11)" (2001)
[talking about a villain HQ]
Terry McGinnis: It's a toxic waste dump.
Bruce Wayne: Or so they say. Can you think of a better way to keep people away?
Terry McGinnis: Call it a high school?

Bruce Wayne: You're lucky. It was just a minor concussion. And four cracked ribs.
Terry McGinnis: Only four?
Bruce Wayne: It'll hurt when you move. And breathing won't be fun either.


"Batman: Green Ice (#2.19)" (1966)
Dick Grayson: [Mr. Freeze has crashed the poolside reception for the Bruce Wayne Foundation] Let's get him, quick.
Bruce Wayne: [reminding his youthful ward they are not wearing their crime fighting costumes] Patience... Dick Grayson.

Bruce Wayne: [Bruce Wayne is being robbed at his own pool-side party and unable to slip way to become Batman] Don't fight it, Aunt Harriet. One day these men will get their just deserts.
Aunt Harriet Cooper: [disgruntled] Oh!
Dick Grayson: You said it, Aunt Harriet!


"Batman Beyond: The Winning Edge (#1.9)" (1999)
[as Terry is on his way to find Bane]
Bruce Wayne: Remember, he was a formidable opponent. Be careful.
Batman: Come on, he must be a zillion years old. What trouble could an old geezer...
[remembers who he's talking to]
Batman: Never mind.

[several Hamilton Hill students are arrested for using Venom, and the coach is suspended from duty]
Mrs. Mary McGinnis: Why would he allow that to go on?
Bruce Wayne: He wanted to win at any cost. So he looked the other way.


"Batman: Hi Diddle Riddle (#1.1)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: Yes, commissioner?
Commissioner Gordon: You'll never guess who's on the loose. Your old archenemy. The Riddler.
Bruce Wayne: Good heavens!
Dick Grayson: Him again!
Commissioner Gordon: Will you come to headquarters right away?
Bruce Wayne: It'll be a pleasure, Commissioner Gordon.
[hangs up Batphone after which he and Dick head for the Batpoles without another word]

Bruce Wayne: My resources are behind you... in full.
Mr. Harris: You're a real champion, Mr. Wayne.
Female visitor: Indeed you are.
Bruce Wayne: Don't mention it, Mr. Harris. Perhaps if they're had been anti-crime centers of the type you now propose when my own parents were murdered by dastardly criminals...
Bruce Wayne: [Alfred clears his throat] Yes, Alfred?
Alfred Pennyworth: [Whispers] The batphone sir.
Bruce Wayne: Forgive me. I'm just reminded I promised to take my young ward Dick Grayson fishing. If you'll excuse me.
Mr. Harris: It will be a pleasure working with you, sir.
Female visitor: It's wonderful knowing you're behind us.
Bruce Wayne: Oh there you are, Dick. Feel like a bit of... fishing?
Dick Grayson: Holy Barracuda! You mean...
[Dick notices Aunt Harriet behind him]
Dick Grayson: Sure, Bruce. Why not? Sounds swell. Doesn't it Aunt Harriet?


"Batman: The Animated Series: Be a Clown (#1.11)" (1992)
Mayor Hamilton Hill: I don't know where Jordan could've gone. He was dying to see you.
[chuckles]
Mayor Hamilton Hill: You know kids...
Bruce Wayne: Not really.

Mayor Hamilton Hill: If only I paid more attention, he wouldn't have run away.
Bruce Wayne: Take it easy, mayor. I'm sure the police will find Jordan.
Mayor Hamilton Hill: I tell you, Wayne. Things are going to be different if only he'd come back.


"Superman: Knight Time (#3.2)" (1998)
Bruce Wayne: Everybody's gone. We're alone.
[Brainiac emerges from another room]
Brainiac: Well done, Mr. Wayne.
[Superman, disguised as Batman, is watching from hiding]
Superman: Brainiac...

[last lines]
Bruce Wayne: I heard the city's been busy.
Superman: Nothing the kid couldn't handle. I've got to say, for a guy who's supposed to be such a loner, you sure know how to pick a partner.


"Batman: Ice Spy (#2.59)" (1967)
Chief O'Hara: Commissioner Gordon is on the other phone with Batman, Mr. Wayne. Perhaps, if we put the two phones together, you could talk to him yourself?
Bruce Wayne: Alright, Chief, I don't have much time...
[O'Hara moves over to the other desk and puts the horn of his regular phone up against the Batphone]
Bruce Wayne: Batman?
Batman: [talking back and forth into his regular phone and the Batphone ] Yes, Mr. Wayne. Have you heard Mr. Freeze's scurrilous demands?
Bruce Wayne: Just briefly.
Batman: If Robin and I act as go-betweens are you prepaired to make the telecast at midnight and pay the ransom, Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: I... have no choice, Batman.
Batman: Then may I suggest you tape the broadcast from the Commissioners office an hour earlier. And we will have a dummy package of money.
Bruce Wayne: A dummy package of money? That sounds risky.
Batman: Risk is our business, Mr. Wayne!
Bruce Wayne: Of course, Batman, I have the same faith in you that all of Gotham City has.
Batman: I hope Robin and I are deserving of that faith. I'll make the necessary arrangement and meet you at the Commissioners office at eleven.
Bruce Wayne: Fine.
Batman: Did you get all that, Commissioner?
[O'Hara hangs up the line with Bruce Wayne without another word]
Commissioner Gordon: Indeed I did, Batman. We'll set up the tape telecast and have the dummy package of money waiting. See you at eleven tonight.
[hangs up the Batphone]
Commissioner Gordon: Two fine men. So dissimilar in many respects and yet... yet so similar in others.

Bruce Wayne: [picks up phone] Dick?
Dick Grayson: [on other line in phonebooth in back of police headquarters] Yes, Bruce.
Bruce Wayne: I slipped an Anti-Eavesdrop-Batplug into the telephone just in case, I suggest you do the same.
Dick Grayson: I already have.


"CollegeHumor Originals: Batman Blows His Cover (#1.347)" (2012)
Bruce Wayne: Hi! Rachel, Commisioner Gordon. I was just waterskiing from a hovercraft. You know, doing reckless billionaire type stuff like I do.

Rachel: Admit it. You're Batman.
Bruce Wayne: Look, we can go on and on about who or who isn't the vigilante Batman, but I think it's time we consider the fact that Batman is actually a half-man half-bat that doesn't even have a secret identity.
[He places a hand on Rachel's shoulder showing that he is still wearing Batman's gauntlets]
Bruce Wayne: Batman... gave this glove to me.
Commissioner Gordon: Cause you guys hang out?
Bruce Wayne: Yeah. Yeah we do. He's kind of the coolest.
[to Rachel]
Bruce Wayne: He said we should go out sometime.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Perchance to Dream (#1.26)" (1992)
[after the Batman impostor is revealed]
Bruce Wayne: The Mad Hatter?
The Mad Hatter: Congratulations are in order, I suppose. And you're right! This is a dream, a very special dream.
Bruce Wayne: Then you know everything about me?
The Mad Hatter: I do! But I'm only a part of your dream. The mind control apparatus I've hooked you to reveals nothing to the outside world - it's purpose is to create an ideal fantasy world for you!
Bruce Wayne: Then you're not the real Mad Hatter.
The Mad Hatter: No. Just a figment of your imagination. But that doesn't mean I'm not real - in this dream world!
Bruce Wayne: Make it stop!
The Mad Hatter: I'm crushed! You don't like the fantasy world I've created for you?
Bruce Wayne: It's not real!
The Mad Hatter: Ah! Are you the dreamer or are you part of someone else's dream? That's exactly the question Tweedledee put to Alice in 'Through the Looking... '
Bruce Wayne: This isn't some silly storybook!
The Mad Hatter: Oh, but it is! It's a beautiful story! You have love, wealth, a family, all you ever wanted! Your own private Wonderland!
Bruce Wayne: NO! I won't live a lie! No matter how attractive you make it!

Bruce Wayne: [looking over a high ledge] You're wrong. There is a way for me to wake up.
The Mad Hatter: N-now just a moment! You don't want to do anything foolish- this isn't an ordinary dream! What if you're wrong?
Bruce Wayne: Then I'll see you in your nightmares.


"Justice League: The Savage Time (#1.24)" (2002)
[a new timeline exists in which Wayne's parents were killed by Vandal Savage, and he leads the rebellion against Savage]
J'onn J'onzz: You understand that if we do change the past, you, this version of you, will never have existed?
Bruce Wayne: ...*Nothing* would make me happier.

The Flash: Bats, you're starting to scare me.
Bruce Wayne: I scare a lot of people.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Robin's Reckoning: Part I (#1.51)" (1993)
Bruce Wayne: I know it must be very difficult.
Dick Grayson: If only I could have stopped him! I saw him coming out of the tent! I knew he didn't belong there!
Bruce Wayne: I know. You keep thinking, If only I had done something differently. If only I could have... warned them. But there isn't anything you could have done. There isn't anything either of us could have done.
Dick Grayson: Your mom and dad? Does the hurt ever go away?
Bruce Wayne: I wish I could say yes. But it will get better in time. For you. That I promise.

Bruce Wayne: I know it must be very difficult.
Dick Grayson, Age 10: If only I could had stopped him. I saw him coming out of the tent! I knew he didn't belong there!
Bruce Wayne: I know. You keep thinking "if only I'd done something differently. If only I could've... Warned them". But there isn't anything you could have done. There isn't anything either of us could have done.
Dick Grayson, Age 10: Your mom and dad? Does the hurt ever go away?
Bruce Wayne: I wish I could say yes. But it'll get better in time... For you. I promise.


"The Batman: Clayface of Tragedy (#1.13)" (2005)
Clayface: Come on in, Batman. It's time to say our goodbyes to Chief Rojas.
Batman: Let him go.
Clayface: What, you don't approve, Bats? After all, to Rojas here, we're both on the wrong side of the law.
Batman: It doesn't matter what he thinks. It's the code you live by that matters. And you don't wanna cross a line that you can't uncross.
Clayface: Maybe you haven't noticed, Bats, but my line's been crossed for good!
Detective Ellen Yin: Ethan, no!
Detective Ethan Bennett: It's not cool anymore to reveal secret identities, Yin.
Detective Ellen Yin: Not that it matters.
Bruce Wayne: When I can be anyone I choose.
Batman: And when I'm no longer sure what I am.
The Joker: Except a freak!
[laughs]
The Joker: You know what separates the freaks from the normals? Just one rotten day. Ever had a really rotten day, Batman?
Clayface: Thought so.
Batman: Joker's rotten to the core by choice. A choice that's still yours to make, Detective.
Detective Ellen Yin: Turn yourself in, Ethan. We can help you.
Clayface: You don't get it, do you? Joker didn't just melt my skin, he melted my mind! I am a freak, inside and out! And Chief Rojas has zero-tolerance for the likes of me!


"Batman: The Joker's Epitaph (#2.48)" (1967)
Dick Grayson: Bruce Wayne may be a crooked embezzler, but he's not a killer! Right, Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: You phrase it well, Dick.


"Gotham: Penguin's Umbrella (#1.7)" (2014)
James Gordon: I promised I would find your parents killers, I might not be able to do that, I'm in a tight spot, I've upset powerful people
Bruce Wayne: Stop treating me like a child, explain
James Gordon: You are a child
Bruce Wayne: You expect to die!I should at least know why, is it connected to my parents?
James Gordon: Yes, all of it is connected, if for any reason I can't, Montoya and Allen will take over your parents case, I told them everything I know, I trust them a hundred per cent
Crispus Allen: A hundred per cent
Alfred Pennyworth: How can we help now?
James Gordon: You can't, from here on in I'm on my own


"Batman: Zelda the Great (#1.9)" (1966)
Aunt Harriet: [gazing at the Bat Signal up in the sky] Mercy alive, whoever that unknown Batman is, I hope he sees the signal...
Bruce Wayne: Ah!
[slaps his forehead]
Bruce Wayne: Great heavens, what a fool I am. Isn't today Wednesday, Alfred?
Alfred: Indeed, sir.
Bruce Wayne: Wednesday night, Gotham Town Hall. We have tickets to that lecture on Latin American affairs.
Dick Grayson: [snapping his fingers] Holy Venezuela, you're right!


"Justice League: A Knight of Shadows: Part II (#1.21)" (2002)
The Flash: [J'onn is taking the stone to La Fey] We'll stop him. I promise.
Etrigan: Like you promised to protect the stone?
Bruce Wayne: We'll do whatever it takes, Etrigan.
Etrigan: Are you saying you're prepared to take out one of your own?
Bruce Wayne: I repeat. *Whatever* it takes!


"The Zeta Project: Shadows (#1.8)" (2001)
Batman: He swore he wouldn't kill anymore.
Bruce Wayne: It's in his programming. He was built to kill.
Batman: And now he's running loose because I let him go.
[Starts to leave]
Bruce Wayne: Where are you going?
Batman: To stop him!


"Justice League: The Doomsday Sanction (#4.3)" (2005)
Bruce Wayne: Passing judgment like gods, with our super-powered army and our orbiting death ray... Cadmus is right to be scared. The human race wouldn't stand a chance.
Clark Kent: We'd never go there. It isn't in our nature and nothing can change that.
Bruce Wayne: Nothing? What if Luthor does become President? Like he did in their world? What's to stop you from doing what that Superman did?
Clark Kent: There's always that Kryptonite you carry around.
Bruce Wayne: YOU DON'T GET TO JOKE! Not today! I just took a bullet for you!
Clark Kent: ...I'm sorry, Bruce. You're right. But you don't have to worry about the Justice League. Trust me. You know me.
Bruce Wayne: Yeah, I do.


"Batman: Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin (#3.1)" (1967)
Bruce Wayne: [Dick has passed his driving exam on his birthday] How does it feel to have a license?
Dick Grayson: Well, it's gonna be a little easier on Batman now that Robin can drive the Batmobile.


"Batman: The Animated Series: The Cat and the Claw Part I (#1.1)" (1992)
[Bruce arrives to pick up Selina for their date, but they are interrupted by a phone call with bad news]
Selina Kyle: You go down to the office! Break down the door if you have to! I want that land for the mountain lions!
[She slams the phone down and sinks into a chair]
Selina Kyle: [sighs] I'm afraid I'm not going to be very good company.
Bruce Wayne: Is there anything I can do?
Selina Kyle: [dryly] Not really. Not unless you can get me a meeting with the Chairman of Multigon International.
[Bruce picks up the phone and starts dialing]
Bruce Wayne: What time's good for you?
Selina Kyle: [surprised, to Maven] Hey, I'm starting to like this guy.


"Batman: Hizzonner the Penguin (#2.17)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: Alfred, you may exorcise your familiarity with the bard.
[Alfred does so by pulling back the head on Shakespeare's bust and pressing the secret button to reveal the batpoles]


"The Batman: The Rubberface of Comedy (#1.12)" (2005)
Alfred Pennyworth: City champions that year, I believe. I suppose in a way you both still are.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred, how would you feel about bringing Ethan into the fold?
Alfred Pennyworth: Allow someone, besides myself, to know the Batman's identity? I'm certain Detective Bennett can be trusted.
Bruce Wayne: Trust isn't the issue. Ethan needs to know the truth before circumstances force one of us to harm the other.


"The Batman/Superman Hour: How Many Herring in a Wheelbarrow?/In Again Out Again Penguin (#1.3)" (1968)
[last lines: "In Again Out Again Penguin"]
Bruce Wayne: A crafty bird, the Penguin, but he can't fool you.
Commission James Gordon: Well, n - no-no, no. Not often, that is.
[Bruce and Dick grin at each other]


"Batman: When the Rat's Away, the Mice Will Play (#1.12)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Well, you may not get all the kudos that Batman does, but believe me Bruce, you are the unsung hero of this dark hour. Thank you.
Bruce Wayne: I just want to do my duty as a proud citizen of this fair community.


"The New Batman Adventures: Sins of the Father (#1.2)" (1997)
Bruce Wayne: You work with me, Tim, you follow the rules. Rule Number One: You give me everything you've got. Rule Number Two: Then you give me more. And Rule Number Three: I make the rules.
Dick Grayson: Watch that last one, kid. It's a killer.


"Batman: Come Back, Shame (#2.25)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [on Batphone] There were three auto thefts in Gotham City today, Batman.
Bruce Wayne: [dressed as Bruce Wayne but answering as Batman] That should be simple enough for your fine force.
Commissioner Gordon: It would be, except that all clues point to the redoubtable road agent.
Bruce Wayne: The bloodthirsty bushwacker?
Commissioner Gordon: Shame himself.
Bruce Wayne: We'll be right there.
[hangs up]
Bruce Wayne: To the Batpoles.


"Batman: Batman Sets the Pace (#1.26)" (1966)
Girl Clerk: Good afternoon, may I help you?
Bruce Wayne: Thank you. We thought we might find some amusing favors for a small diner party this young man is giving.
Girl Clerk: To be sure. How about these?
[hands over some fake glasses]


"Batman: The Animated Series: Birds of a Feather (#1.52)" (1993)
[Penguin steps outside with a small case]
Bruce Wayne: [follows him] Admiring the Vreeland jewelry, Mr. Cobblepot?
The Penguin: Ah, Mr. Wayne, isn't it? Actually, I was thinking of adding this to her collection.
[reveals a gold penguin brooch]
Bruce Wayne: [surprised] I'm sorry. Maybe the rumors of your reform are *not* exaggerated.
The Penguin: Anything's possible when love is involved.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Heart of Ice (#1.3)" (1992)
[Bruce learns that Boyle is to receive a highly undeserved humanitarian award]
Bruce Wayne: I feel ill.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Riddler's Reform (#3.3)" (1994)
Dick Grayson: [after Bruce explains how he escaped. Dick chuckles] Nice going, Bruce. Man, I'd have never thought of that.
Bruce Wayne: Neither would the Riddler.
[cut to the Riddler who is back in Arkham after Batman escaped from his latest death trap - but refused to tell him how]
The Riddler: It's impossible, I tell you. Impossible! My trap was perfect! HOW DID HE DO IT? I have to know! Somebody tell me! It's not fair! There was no way, I tell you! No way he could have gotten out! Somebody tell me! Do you hear me? SOMEBODY TELL ME HOW HE DID IT! I have to know! I HAVE TO KNO-O-O-O-OW!


"Batman Beyond: Shriek (#1.7)" (1999)
Terry McGinnis: Tell me something: Why were you so sure those voices weren't comin' from you?
Bruce Wayne: Well, first, I know I'm not psychotic.
Terry McGinnis: I hope your other reason's more convincing.
Bruce Wayne: And second, the voice kept calling me Bruce. In my mind, that's not what I call myself.
Terry McGinnis: What do you call yourself?
[Bruce gives Terry a long stare]
Terry McGinnis: Oh, yeah. I suppose you would.
[Voice sinking to Batman's tone]
Terry McGinnis: But that's my name now.
Bruce Wayne: Hmm. Tell that to my subconscious.


"Batman Beyond: Payback (#2.24)" (2000)
Bruce Wayne: Who are you?
Payback: I'm your worst nightmare!
Bruce Wayne: You have no idea what my nightmares are like.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Cat Scratch Fever (#1.33)" (1992)
[after Selina is released from custody, Bruce expresses reservations about seeing her again]
Alfred Pennyworth: But I thought you'd grown quite fond of her. And I'd assumed the feeling was mutual...
Bruce Wayne: It's not that simple, Alfred. She's in love with Batman.
Alfred Pennyworth: Oh, dear. These modern relationships are entirely too complicated for me.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Eternal Youth (#1.16)" (1992)
Bruce Wayne: [on the phone] I don't care how much money we'll lose! I won't have Wayne Enterprises involved with an operation that destroys a rainforest! Shut it down, or you're *gone*!
[he hangs up and switches to his Batman voice]
Bruce Wayne: One of my greedy directors made a deal with a slash-and-burn outfit in the Amazon.
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, it's fortunate you learned of the deal in time to stop it.
Bruce Wayne: I hate when things slip by me.


"Young Justice: Usual Suspects (#1.25)" (2012)
Bruce Wayne: Tell me if this sounds familiar. You hacked league systems, disobeyed protocol, and endangered your lives. And your initiative resulted in the capture of three escaped felons, proving Warden Strange runs Belle Reve as a cover for criminal activity. Well done.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Blind as a Bat (#1.54)" (1993)
[Bruce Wayne/Batman has been temporarily blinded. Leslie orders him to take rest to recuperate]
Bruce Wayne: No way, Leslie! Not as long as the Penguin has that chopper.
Alfred Pennyworth: [clears throat] If there's some question, Master Bruce, I urge you to resolve it straightaway.
[looks out the window and sees the signal]
Alfred Pennyworth: You have a call on your private line.
Bruce Wayne: Then let's go!
Alfred Pennyworth: In your condition, sir?
Bruce Wayne: If you think a little inconvenience like this is going to stop me...
[he knocks over a lamp]
Alfred Pennyworth: Indeed.


"The Batman/Superman Hour: A Game of Cat and Mouse/Beware of Living Dolls (#1.10)" (1968)
[last lines]
Dick Grayson: Just goes to show you that consorting with criminals doesn't pay any more than crime itself. Right, Bruce?
Bruce Wayne: [clearing his throat] ... So it would seem, Dick.
[Dick hides a wicked grin]


"Batman Beyond: Sentries of the Last Cosmos (#2.23)" (2000)
Terry McGinnis: So get this. My school counselor says my problem is I lack direction.
Bruce Wayne: Go to the Hall of Records. I'm showing a break in at their data bank.
Terry McGinnis: Somehow I don't think that's what she meant by direction.


"Gotham: Harvey Dent (#1.9)" (2014)
[Selina picks up a vase]
Bruce Wayne: It's from the Chinese Ming dynasty. Five... 500 years old.
Selina Kyle: You can get one just like it for $5 in Chinatown.


"Young Justice: Schooled (#1.5)" (2011)
Bruce Wayne: The boy needs you.
Clark Kent: No. He needs you. He needs Red. I'm just a constant reminder of what he's not.
Bruce Wayne: Sorry, Clark, but you're dead wrong. Look, I know he troubles you. But he's here. You have to get over the how and why. Trust me on this. This boy needs his father.
Clark Kent: I'm not his father!


"Batman: The Clock King's Crazy Crimes (#2.11)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: When one is dealing with a villain like Clock King, one must use time wisely.


"Batman Beyond: Disappearing Inque (#1.11)" (1999)
Bruce Wayne: [Bruce Wayne in the mechanized bat suit just risked a heart attack to fight and defeat Inque] Now do you believe me about why I retired?
Terry McGinnis: Not entirely, but tonight, I'm glad you didn't stay retired.


"Batman: True or False Face (#1.17)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: [after Batman gets off phone] Mr. Ladd, we'll keep you informed and let you know just as soon as your missing money truck is found.
George W. Ladd: Bless you, Batman. Every law-abiding citizen of Gotham City goes with you today in spirit.
Ladd's secretary: And if it were possible, in body.


"Nightwing: The Series: Origins (#1.2)" (2014)
Bruce Wayne: Are you ready to go out?
Dick Grayson: Bruce, we literally just put her in the ground.
Bruce Wayne: The Joker's still out there.
Dick Grayson: She's dead.
Bruce Wayne: People die every day. This is the life we live: it's who we are, it's what we do.
Dick Grayson: I'm getting so sick of this. Every single person you bring into your life gets consumed by this ridiculous vendetta you have, and look at the result! I can't be apart of this anymore.
Bruce Wayne: Careful what you say next.
Dick Grayson: You and I, Batman and Robin, it's over.
Bruce Wayne: Listen to yourself, you sound like a child. Barbara would tell you the same.
[Dick swings at Bruce]
Bruce Wayne: All the training you've done, all the good you can do, you're just going to abandon all that?
Dick Grayson: You're not listening. You *never* listen. What I'm abandoning is you.
Bruce Wayne: You're not ready.
Dick Grayson: I hope you treat Jason better than you treated me.


Batgirl (1967) (TV)
Bruce Wayne: You're new here, aren't you?
Barbara Gordon: Yes, I just started working here recently, but it isn't like we're complete strangers, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Oh?
Barbara Gordon: I'm Commissioner Gordon's daughter.


Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) (VG)
[the last will and testament of Thomas Wayne]
Thomas Wayne: In the event of my death, I hereby declare that all my worldly possessions pass to my son, Bruce Wayne. Bruce: I ask that you honour the Wayne family legacy, and commit yourself to the improvement of Gotham City, its institutions and its citizens. Please, be strong. You are young, but destined for great things. Make the most of your opportunities; use them to give back to a city that has given us so much, to change the lives of millions of people. Do not be frivolous with this wealth; please do not waste it all on fast cars and outrageous clothes, and the pursuit of a destructive lifestyle. Invest in Gotham. Treat its people like family; watch over them, and use this money to safeguard them from forces beyond their control. My deepest regret is I will not see you grow into the good man I know you will become. And finally, my son, I ask that you never abandon this city to fate. We have lived through dark days; there's no doubt there are more to come. But it is the good and great men who stand up for Gotham when others turn and run. In death, I will love you for ever. Your father, Thomas.


"Batman: The Joker Is Wild (#1.5)" (1966)
Aunt Harriet Cooper: I'm afraid you're going to have to practice more diligently, Dick. You're just not making any progress with Chopin.
Dick Grayson: Gee whiz, Aunt Harriet, what's so important about Chopin?
Bruce Wayne: All music is important, Dick. It's the universal language. One of our best hopes for the eventual realization of the brotherhood of man.


"Batman: Fine Feathered Finks (#1.3)" (1966)
Dick Grayson: Oh, heck! What's the use of learning French anyway?
Bruce Wayne: Dick, I am surprised at you. Language is the key to world peace. If we all spoke each other's tongues, perhaps the scourge of war would be ended forever.
Dick Grayson: Gosh, Bruce, yes. I'll get these darn verbs if they kill me.


"Batman: The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra (#3.25)" (1968)
Bruce Wayne: [picks up Batphone during it's first ring] Yes, Commissioner?
Dr. Cassandra: [disembodied voice in Commissioner Gordon's office] Batfink?
Bruce Wayne: Batf... who is this speaking?
Dr. Cassandra: Dr. Cassandra. World famous alchemist, occult science practitioner, and all-around evil-doing swinger.
Bruce Wayne: Where's the Commissioner?
Dr. Cassandra: Just zip your lip, while I lay the word on you, Batcat. I'm gonna put Gotham City in a trance, and there's not a thing you or that junior birdman can do about it.
[laughs an evil laugh]


"Gotham: Arkham (#1.4)" (2014)
Alfred Pennyworth: Are you all right?
Bruce Wayne: I'm fine. Why?
Alfred Pennyworth: I heard screaming.
Bruce Wayne: A bad dream.
Alfred Pennyworth: Oh. Was I in it?
Bruce Wayne: Not this time.


"Justice League: Starcrossed: Part II (#2.25)" (2004)
[to hide from a Thanagarian patrol, Diana grabs Bruce and plants a long, deep kiss on him]
Princess Diana: [as they break apart] Sorry.
Bruce Wayne: [smiles] Don't be.


"Batman: Pop Goes the Joker (#2.57)" (1967)
Dick Grayson: [the Joker gets an applause from the audience at an art show he is taking part in] How can they clap for that crook?
Bruce Wayne: Don't forget, Dick, this is a home town crowd and Joker's from Gotham City.
Dick Grayson: Hmm!


"Young Justice: Secrets (#1.18)" (2011)
Roy Harper: I'm not convinced. Sure you two, and Kid Flash are above suspicion. But I know Artemis isn't shooting straight. For starters, she's not Green Arrow's niece.
Kaldur'ahm: What?
Dick Grayson: Well, yeah. In fact, she's related to...
Bruce Wayne: Enough. Artemis's relations may indeed make her suspect. But she's entitled to a secret identity. I'm more concerned about Superboy. We still know very little about what Cadmus programmed into their weapon. Conner could be the mole, and not know it.


"The New Batman Adventures: Torch Song (#1.12)" (1998)
Barbara Gordon: So Dad's got me registering items they found in Lynn's apartment. And guess what, there's an invoice to an address on the east side of town.
Bruce Wayne: Interesting. What are you doing tonight?
Barbara Gordon: [Imitating The Brain] The same thing we do every night, Pinky.
Bruce Wayne: ...What?
Barbara Gordon: Never mind.


"Batman Beyond: Speak No Evil (#3.6)" (2000)
[last lines]
[Above a jungle, a cargo carrier flies. It lands. Fingers walks out, followed by Terry and Bruce]
Fingers: [looks around] Looks the same. Quieter, though.
[Terry looks to Bruce. Bruce takes an injection gun from under his jacket and walks up behind Fingers]
Fingers: [turns around half-way, waves it off] No. No injection.
Bruce Wayne: But this will get rid of your human DNA.
Terry McGinnis: You won't remember what happened.
Fingers: [to Terry] I want to remember.
[Bruce puts away the injection gun]
Fingers: I've been given a gift. I'm strong as a gorilla, but smart as a human. I'm going to use it.
Terry McGinnis: How?
Fingers: There'll be more poachers. There'll always be more. But now they'll have to deal with me.
[Fingers walks off, looking back at the edge of the clearing once before entering the forest]
Terry McGinnis: [to Bruce] He knows who we are.
Bruce Wayne: I don't think we need to worry. He's a kindred spirit if I've ever seen one.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Heart of Steel: Part I (#1.39)" (1992)
Bruce Wayne: And what have you got there?
[Barbara takes a teddy bear out of her purse]
Barbara Gordon: Oh, this is Wubby. I've had him forever. Dad won't pick me up at the airport without bringing him along.
Commissioner James Gordon: [blushing] Well... he knows the way better than I do.


"Batman Beyond: Lost Soul (#2.4)" (1999)
Bruce Wayne: I always been a bit of a night person.


"Batman: The Spell of Tut (#2.7)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: Well, Alfred, it looks like my young ward and I are going fishing again, for the big one.


Son of Batman (2014) (V)
Alfred Pennyworth: I think we might be able to skip the gardener.
Bruce Wayne: Well, he was trained by the League of Assassins.
Alfred Pennyworth: I, myself, am rooting for the shrubbery.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Two-Face Part II (#1.18)" (1992)
Harvey Dent: You knew there was something terribly wrong with me! You could have fixed me!
[He puts his face in his hands and looks up to reveal the scarring]
Two-Face: Now look at me!
Batman: I'm sorry, Harvey. I tried.
Two-Face: [the bridge he is standing begins to rock violently. He falls over the edge and screams as he falls toward lava] Why couldn't you save me?
Batman: [He runs over to try to save him] Harvey! No!
Thomas Wayne: [Thomas and Martha Wayne are standing underneath a streetlight] Why couldn't you save us, son?
Bruce Wayne: [Bruce wakes up]


"Batman: Black Widow Strikes Again (#2.55)" (1967)
Alfred: Sir?
Bruce Wayne: Yes, Alfred?
Alfred: A Mr. 'Gordon Commish' is calling.


"Batman: The Animated Series: The Last Laugh (#1.15)" (1992)
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, you'll be happy to know I've drawn you a bath. Whenever you're ready, sir.
[Bruce approaches the tub, which is empty]
Bruce Wayne: What's the deal, Alfred?
[Alfred holds up a small card, with a picture of a tub on it]
Alfred Pennyworth: I said I "drew you a bath," sir. April Fools!
Bruce Wayne: Very funny, Alfred. I guess I'll just take a shower.
Alfred Pennyworth: [to himself] Not a funnybone in his entire body.


"Batman: Batman Stands Pat (#1.14)" (1966)
[last lines]
Dick: What's wrong, Bruce?
Bruce: It's funny, I... when I came in here I could swear I was wearing a hat.


Le Squatch: Master Criminal (2011)
Bruce Wayne: Where is Dick, I need dick!
Arrogant Doctor: That makes two of us!


"Batman: Louie's Lethal Lilac Time (#3.18)" (1968)
Dick Grayson: [Bruce Wayne removes two pills from his scarf] What are those?
Bruce Wayne: The latest invention of Batman: instant unfolding Batcostumes, complete with utility belts. Drop in the water.


"Batman: The Animated Series: If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich? (#1.41)" (1992)
[last lines]
Dick Grayson: But that creep Mockridge got to pocket a cool ten mil from the buyout. What a burn!
Bruce Wayne: Maybe. But we've searched everywhere for the Riddler, and he's still out there.
[Mockridge is shown, shivering with fear, locking five separate deadbolts on his front door, then tip-toeing to his bedroom, carrying a shotgun]
Bruce Wayne: [voice-over] Mockridge may have his money, but he won't be sleeping well at night.
[Still shivering, Mockridge looks nervously under the bed, then puts down his shotgun and climbs into bed. He turns out the light and lies awake, staring at the ceiling]
Bruce Wayne: [voice-over] How much is a good night's sleep worth? Now there's a riddle for you.


"Batman: Fine Finny Fiends (#1.33)" (1966)
Dick Grayson: Holy Wayne Manor! You don't mean our Alfred?
Bruce Wayne: Yes, Dick, I mean our Alfred.


"Batman Beyond: Revenant (#2.11)" (1999)
Bruce Wayne: These people believe anything they can't explain is magic.
Terry McGinnis: Naturally, you don't believe in that kind of thing.
Bruce Wayne: Of course I do. I've seen it all. Demons, witch boys, immortals, zombies. But this thing... I don't know. It just feels so... high school.


"Batman: The Bookworm Turns (#1.29)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: This is one time we don't wait for the Batphone.


"The New Batman Adventures: Never Fear (#1.4)" (1997)
The Scarecrow: [regarding crocodiles] Terrifying, aren't they?
Bruce Wayne (Disguised): What's going on?
The Scarecrow: That's what I'd like to know. Who are you? Why were you snooping around?
Bruce Wayne (Disguised): Easy, easy. I was just looking for some loose cash. I wasn't trying to move in on your operation. Whatever it is.
The Scarecrow: A thief. I thought as much.
[Raises gun]
Bruce Wayne (Disguised): Hey, be cool!
[Scarecrow shoots the gun, hitting Bruce with fearless gas]
The Scarecrow: Scared you, didn't I?


"Batman: Deep Freeze (#2.20)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: Nothing has ever cut me so deeply to the quick. No blow ever struck by any arch-villain has ever hurt me so acutely as that little boy's boo.


"Batman: The Animated Series: The Cat and the Claw Part II (#1.8)" (1992)
Selina Kyle: Where'd you learn to drive like that?
Bruce Wayne: Oh, ah, I've been going to the Paris Grand Prix for years; you know, one these days I think I'll enter it.


Justice League: War (2014) (V)
Green Lantern: Out of my way, Batman.
Batman: Your arm is broken, you idiot.
Green Lantern: I can handle this. Get out of my way.
Batman: You're gonna die.
Green Lantern: Then I die.
Batman: What are you trying to prove?
Green Lantern: I'm not trying to prove anything, you phenomenal douche bag. Don't act like you know me. You don't.
Batman: We're just somewhat alike.
Green Lantern: We are nothing alike.
Batman: We're fighting alongside an alien, an Amazon, a human lightning bolt, a cyborg and a speedster. As far as I can tell, Hal, you and I are the only normal people here.
Green Lantern: I never told you my name.
Batman: Saw it on your flight suit.
Green Lantern: You're pretty south of normal, spooky. You know that, right?
Bruce Wayne: [removes his cowl and cape] My name is Bruce Wayne. When I was 10, my parents were murdered in front of my eyes. I've spent my life training to fight the same sort of criminals that took them from me. But this, this is different. This isn't about me.
Green Lantern: Uh, you're telling me this why?
Bruce Wayne: This is bigger than I am and it's bigger than you are. Get out of your own way. Focus on what's important here. Everyone else. Regroup with the others.
Green Lantern: And do what exactly?
Bruce Wayne: You're loud. They'll listen to you if you got something to say. Try to at least sound smart.


"Batman: Smack in the Middle (#1.2)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: I have only one regret in the whole affair. One thing that makes me heartsick.
[as Bruce stares towards the window, a superimposed image of Molly appears shaped like a star]
Dick Grayson: Molly? You kind of liked her, didn't you?
Bruce Wayne: [turns around] If only I could have helped her somehow. Weened her from that tragic alliance with the underworld which led to...
Aunt Harriet: [Aunt Harriet comes in carrying a tray filled with milk, tea and cookies] Oh dear me, Bruce, I hope you're not speaking of any young lady we know. I mean the thought of young Dick being exposed to any criminal element is...
Bruce Wayne: Rest at ease, Aunt Harriet, the young lady won't trouble us. She's merely someone I passed like a ship in the night. Now vanished like a puff of smoke.


"Gotham: The Mask (#1.8)" (2014)
[last lines]
Bruce Wayne: Alfred? Can you teach me how to fight?
Alfred Pennyworth: Yes, master Bruce. Yes, I can.


"The Batman: The Breakout (#4.6)" (2006)
Batgirl: Batman. Figures.
Robin: No wonder you always take point. You're good.
Bruce Wayne: And you guys are pretty good at grunt work. Now who wants to wash the bat-mobile?


"The Batman: Meltdown (#2.7)" (2005)
Detective Ellen Yin: We've really lost him, haven't we, Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: Ethan has passed the point of no return. Now, only Clayface remains.


"Batman: Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires (#3.26)" (1968)
Bruce Wayne: Minerva, after every visit to your spa, I always feel like a new man.
Minerva: Hm. I feel like a new man too, Bruce.


"Nightwing: The Series: Oracle (#1.4)" (2014)
Dick Grayson: We both know Batman can't die.
Bruce Wayne: Batman won't. But Bruce Wayne will. When it comes, someone's going to have take up the mantle. There's only one person I trust to do that.
Dick Grayson: I got my ass kicked the other night.
Bruce Wayne: You made a mistake.
Dick Grayson: I can barely stand on my own let alone...
Bruce Wayne: You rushed in head first without knowing your enemy. You have a secret weapon, Dick. Use it. You're a detective. It's who we are...
Dick Grayson: It's what we do.
Bruce Wayne: You're going to be way better at this life than I ever was.


"Batman: The Yegg Foes in Gotham (#2.14)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: 12.03. I can't conceive of what happened to those three milionaires. It's all too incredible, but Gotham City now belongs to Chief Screaming Chicken.
Chief Screaming Chicken: You'd better believe it, buddy!
Commissioner Gordon: [Millionaires Wayne, Tyler and Savage finally arrive] What happened to you?
Bruce Wayne: That's a long story are we...
Commissioner Gordon: Too late! Midnight came and went, and with it the fate of Gotham City.
Chief Screaming Chicken: You no show up, me now ownum Gotham City and all subburbs. That is the way the wigwam watusies.


"Justice League: The Once and Future Thing Part One: Weird Western Tales (#3.12)" (2005)
Jonah Hex: Fancy gun-belts you've got there. I'm thinking you folks are time-travelers.
Bruce Wayne: Where would you get a crazy idea like that?
Jonah Hex: Experience. I've had an interesting life.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Mad as a Hatter (#1.24)" (1992)
Dr. Marcia Cates: Bruce, you remember Jervis Tetch.
Dr. Jervis Tetch: [shaking Bruce's hand] H-hello.
Bruce Wayne: Of course. I read your proposal on using microchips to enhance the brain's potential. Sounds intriguing.
Dr. Jervis Tetch: Actually, the prototype isn't quite ready yet.
Dr. Marcia Cates: Tetch, I think we owe our founder and employer, Mr. Wayne a little more than lame excuses.
Dr. Jervis Tetch: Sorry.
Bruce Wayne: That's all right, Dr. Cates. Mr. Tetch is a valued member of our research team. I'm sure we can spare him more time.
Dr. Jervis Tetch: As you say, Bruce.
Dr. Jervis Tetch: Thank you.
Dr. Marcia Cates: [to Tetch after Bruce leaves] You got off easy this time, Tetch. But heads could roll if you slip up again.


"The Batman: Call of the Cobblepot (#1.2)" (2004)
The Penguin: Bruce Wayne! King of the castle, ruler of the roost.
Bruce Wayne: Have we met?
The Penguin: Cobblepot. Oswald Cobblepot.


"Batman: The Penguin Goes Straight (#1.21)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: [puts receiver on Batphone] The Penguin.
Dick Grayson: Holy nick of time! Lucky for us we just finished installing the bulletproof windshield on the Batmobile.
Bruce Wayne: Not so lucky for the Penguin.


Le Squatch: Master Criminal 2.0 (2014)
Young Bruce Wayne: Vengeance and justice! You shall all pay!


"Batman: The Animated Series: His Silicon Soul (#1.43)" (1992)
Bruce Wayne: Could it be it had a soul, Alfred? A soul of silicon, but a soul nonetheless.


"Batman: The Animated Series: Off Balance (#1.44)" (1992)
Commissioner James Gordon: [Hears slight noise and sees door behind him closing] Batman?
Bruce Wayne: [Stepping out of the shadows] Over here, Jim.
Commissioner James Gordon: I heard Twitch got away. Thanks to a couple of shadow agents.
Bruce Wayne: And when I tried to nail them, they used some sort of gas to erase their own minds.
Commissioner James Gordon: Yeah, that fits with what little we know about them.
Bruce Wayne: But something Twitch said makes me think they're going after Wayne Tech's new sonic drill tonight when it comes into Gotham. Tell Bullock he should add more guards just to be safe.
Commissioner James Gordon: Is there anything you don't know about? I only assigned that detail a couple of hours ago.
[Turns back to Batman, but he's vanished]
Commissioner James Gordon: One of these days I'm going to nail his feet to the ground.


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) (V)
Commissioner Gordon: That was some stunt you pulled at the racetrack.
Bruce Wayne: Keeps the blood flowing.
Commissioner Gordon: So long as most of it stays inside you.
Bruce Wayne: Worried about me?
Commissioner Gordon: Let's just say I'm glad you survived Batman's retirement and I was hoping you'd keep it that way.


Batman and Robin (1949)
[last lines]
[Vickie receives a phone call from "Bruce Wayne" that is actually a recording]
Bruce Wayne: Vickie, I'm sorry, I can't keep our date. I need a vacation; I'm leaving town for a week. You understand, don't you?
Vicki Vale: Well, of course, Bruce. You must be completely worn out.
[to Batman]
Vicki Vale: You know, I thought I had discovered your identity, but I just found out I was wrong.
Batman: Really? Who did you think I was?
Vicki Vale: Bruce Wayne. Wasn't that silly?
Batman: Yes, wasn't it?


"Batman Beyond: The Last Resort (#2.16)" (2000)
Bruce Wayne: I was getting concerned.
Terry McGinnis: I'll bet you even brought along one of your spare Bat-Suits.
Bruce Wayne: You'll never know.


"Batman Beyond: April Moon (#2.22)" (2000)
Terry McGinnis: That's the best you can do?
Bruce Wayne: I'm only human.
Terry McGinnis: I keep forgetting.


"Batman Beyond: Meltdown (#1.5)" (1999)
Batman: Just because he ran off doesn't mean he'll come back.
Bruce Wayne: He'll be back. Count on it. He lives for revenge.
Batman: Not the Victor Fries I met.
Bruce Wayne: What you met was a ghost.


"Batman: Batman's Anniversary (#2.45)" (1967)
Dick Grayson: Holy cryptology, what was that all about?
Bruce Wayne: I don't know, Dick. The Commissioner is not given to unnecessary alarm.


"Justice League: For the Man Who Has Everything (#3.2)" (2004)
Young Bruce Wayne: Beware my terrible sword! Ha-ha! Let all evildoers beware my...
[Joe Chill comes out of the shadows, brandishing a gun]
Joe Chill: We'll start with the pretty pearls around the lady's neck. Now.


"Batman: Batman Makes the Scenes (#1.34)" (1966)
Bruce Wayne: [Finella has been invited to the Multi-millionaires Annual Award Dinner] Well, someday when you've paid your debt to society, you may be released from prison not only for one day, but forever.


Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) (V)
Bruce Wayne: [Dick has been injured] Alfred, take him home.
Dick Grayson: I can help.
Bruce Wayne: You already have. Thank you.
Dick Grayson: Alright but you know where to find me if you need me. He did just... thank me didn't he?
Alfred Pennyworth: Indeed he did sir.
Dick Grayson: Weird.


"Batman: Batman Is Riled (#1.6)" (1966)
Aunt Harriet Cooper: It's time for your piano lesson, Dick.
Dick Grayson: [watching television with Bruce and Alfred] Aw, gee, Aunt Harriet, I wanna hear about the Joker!
Aunt Harriet Cooper: The Joker?
[turns off the television set]
Aunt Harriet Cooper: Bruce Wayne, I'm surprised at you. Allowing a boy Dick's age to listen to such sordid goings on.
[Bruce winks at Dick as Aunt Harriet addresses Dick]
Aunt Harriet Cooper: Now you march yourself straight over to that piano, young man.
Dick Grayson: [desperate glance at Bruce] Golly G-minor, Bruce, do I have to?
Bruce Wayne: Who am I to oppose your Aunt Harriet? I doubt whether even Batman would wanna take that job on.


"Batman Beyond: Bloodsport (#2.6)" (1999)
[entering a museum]
Terry McGinnis: You should see this place: antiques, relics... you'd feel right at home here.
Bruce Wayne: Cute.


"The New Batman Adventures: Over the Edge (#1.11)" (1998)
Bruce Wayne: [Picking up the phone] Yes?
Commissioner James Gordon: Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Commissioner? What can I do for you?
Commissioner James Gordon: Drop the act. Ten minutes on Barbara's computer told me everything. Like a fool I allowed you to run wild on your private crusade. A psychotic misfit playing masked hero. Now I've paid for it with Barbara's life.
Bruce Wayne: Jim, believe me. I know how you feel.
Commissioner James Gordon: You can't.
Bruce Wayne: You know how I lost my parents. The only way I could hold on to my sanity was to take matters into my own hands.
Commissioner James Gordon: That makes us even.