110 Batman Quotes That Delve Into Darkness & Justice

Enter the world of Gotham city through this collection of the top 110 Batman quotes.

Curated and carefully selected to inspire and help guide you through your everyday life, we’ve listed some of the movie and the comics’ most famous quotes that discuss topics like heroism, humanity, and madness.

As one of the most famous comics and characters, Batman is one of the world’s iconic superheroes—dedicating his life to fight crime and be the protector of Gotham City.

And as a series that stood the test of time, you’ll surely be able to find some words of wisdom through both the superheroes and villains in Batman.

Check out the full list below.

And make sure to read these Joker quotes and Bane quotes.

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Batman Quote - This city just showed you that it's full of people ready to believe in good.

1. “This city just showed you that it’s full of people ready to believe in good.” – Batman

2. “The first time I stole so that I wouldn’t starve, 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.” – Batman

3. “If I have to have a past, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.” – The Joker

4. “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Batman

Batman Quote - They'll hate you for it, but that's the point of Batman, he can be the outcast.

5. “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.” – Alfred Pennyworth

6. “A criminal is not complicated. What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger—the drive to do great or terrible things.” – Henri Ducard

7. “He’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.” – Jim Gordon

8. “Maybe that’s what Batman is about. Not winning, but failing, and getting back up. Knowing he’ll fail, fail a thousand times, but still won’t give up.” – Batman

9. “Justice is balance. You burned my house and left me for dead. Consider us even.” – Henri Ducard

Batman Quote - We'll hunt him, because he can take it; because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector - a dark knight.

10. “We’ll hunt him, because he can take it; because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector—a dark knight.” – Jim Gordon

11. “Bruce, if you turn yourself in, they’re not gonna let us be together.” – Rachel Dawes

12. “The night is darkest just before dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” – Harvey Dent

13. “What were you trying to prove? That deep down, everyone’s as ugly as you? You’re alone!” – Batman

14. “You care about justice? Look beyond your own pain, Bruce. This city is rotting. People talk about the depression as if it’s history. It’s not. Things are worse than ever down here.” – Rachel Dawes

Batman Quote - We can rebuild. We can do better.

15. “We can rebuild. We can do better.” – Batman

16. “You finally learned to do what is necessary.” – Batman

17. “It’s obvious. Only a criminal would disguise himself as a licensed, bonded guard yet callously park in front of a fire hydrant.” – Batman

18. “Laugh and the world laughs with you!” – The Joker

19. “What doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger!” – The Joker

Also read: Poison Ivy Quotes, Catwoman Quotes

Batman Quotes on Morals, Values, and Being a Hero

Batman Quote - The true crimefighter always carries everything he needs in his utility belt, Robin.

20. “The true crimefighter always carries everything he needs in his utility belt, Robin.” – Batman

21. “It is the duty of every good citizen of Gotham City to report meeting a man from Mars in a public park.” – Batman

22. “Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Batman

23. “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.” – Batman

24. “I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be.” – Batman

Batman Quote - A hero can be anyone - even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy's shoulders.

25. “A hero can be anyone—even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.” – Batman

26. “Having trouble? Take a seat. Have a drink. You look like a man who takes himself too seriously. Do you want my opinion? You need to lighten up.” – Scarecrow

27. “I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman.” – Batman

28. “The training is nothing! The will is everything! The will to act.” – Henri Ducard

29. “I’ll be standing where I belong—between you and the people of Gotham.” – Batman

Batman Quote - Bats frighten me. It's time the world shared my dread.

30. “Bats frighten me. It’s time the world shared my dread.” – Batman

31. “People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy, and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne.” – Batman

32. “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – Batman

33. “It’s not about what I want. It’s about what’s fair!” – Harvey Dent

34. “Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” – Batman

Batman Quote - You're not talking about justice. You're talking about revenge.

35. “You’re not talking about justice. You’re talking about revenge.” – Rachel Dawes

36. “You cannot lead these men unless you are prepared to do what is necessary to defeat evil.” – Henri Ducard

37. “I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend and it will be a very long time before someone inspires us the way he did.” – Batman

38. “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.” – Henri Ducard

39. “I’ve worked so hard to gain their respect, they sometimes forget I’m flesh and blood.” – Batman

Batman Quote - You can't be a hero if you only care about yourself.

40. “You can’t be a hero if you only care about yourself.” – Batman

41. “Tell me where the trigger is, then you have my permission to die.” – Batman

42. “As a man, I’m flesh and blood. I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.” – Batman

43. “All men have limits. They learn what they are and learn not to exceed them. I ignore mine.” – Batman

44. “Batman has no limits.” – Batman

Batman Quote - I fear dying here, while my city burns, and there's no one there to save it.

45. “I fear dying here, while my city burns, and there’s no one there to save it.” – Batman

46. “If this man is everything that you say he is, then this city needs me.” – Batman

47. “You don’t get heaven or hell. Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman? You get to be Batman.” – Batman

48. “Death does not wait for you to be ready. Death is not considerate or fair!” – Henri Ducard

49. “Peace has cost you your strength. Victory has defeated you.” – Bane

Also read: The Dark Knight Quotes

Batman Quotes on Humanity and Life

Batman Quote - No miracles. No mercy. No redemption. No heaven. No hell. No higher power. Just life. Just us

50. “No miracles. No mercy. No redemption. No heaven. No hell. No higher power. Just life. Just us.” – Batman

51. “Sometimes, Master Bruce, terrible things just happen. No sinister plots. No secret societies. They just happen.” – Alfred Pennyworth

52. “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” – The Joker

53. “Oh yes, I was wondering what would break first—your spirit or your body?” – Bane

54. “You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. It makes you weak.” – Batman

Batman Quote - Without warning, it comes crashing through the window of your study, and mine.

55. “Without warning, it comes crashing through the window of your study, and mine. I have seen it before somewhere. It frightened me as a boy. Yes, father. I shall become a bat.” – Batman

56. “If you can carry it to the top of the mountain, you may find what you were looking for in the first place.” – Batman

57. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Batman

58. “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

59. “Rachel, all this, it’s not me. Inside, I am more.” – Batman

Batman Quote -It's not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.

60. “It’s not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.” – Rachel Dawes

61. “Mr. Wayne, the way I see it, all this stuff is yours anyway.” – Lucius Fox

62. “Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about you making yourself feel better, which is why we have an impartial system.” – Rachel Dawes

63. “What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family—my father—built.” – Batman

64. “My security clearance has been revoked.” – Lucius Fox

Batman Quote - The Wayne legacy is more than bricks and mortar, sir.

65. “The Wayne legacy is more than bricks and mortar, sir.” – Alfred Pennyworth

66. “You look very fashionable, apart from the mud.” – Alfred Pennyworth

67. “Sometimes, the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes, people deserve more. Sometimes, people deserve to have their faith rewarded.” – Batman

68. “I have one power. I never give up.” – Batman

69. “Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share. That’s why it’s so important. It separates us from them.” – Batman

Batman Quote - We all make mistakes. That's why they put erasers on the end of pencils. What matters is how fast you make your recovery.

70. “We all make mistakes. That’s why they put erasers on the end of pencils. What matters is how fast you make your recovery.” – Batman

71. “It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” – Jim Gordon

72. “You are as precious to me as you were to your own mother and father. I swore to them that I would protect you, and I haven’t.” – Alfred Pennyworth

73. “Well, I grew up in Gotham, and I turned out alright.” – Batman

74. “Always be yourself! Unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman.” – Shadowtext

Batman Quote - I saved the world again, today. It was off the chain.

75. “I saved the world again, today. It was off the chain.” – Batman

76. “Criminals are like weeds, Alfred. Pull one up, another grows in its place.” – Batman

77. “If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and make that change.” – Batman

78. “I respect the mind’s power over the body. It’s why I do what I do.” – Batman

79. “You will always fear what you don’t understand.” – Carmine Falcone

Batman Quotes on Madness and Society

Batman Quote - I'm Gotham's reckoning, here to end the borrowed time you've all been living on.

80. “I’m Gotham’s reckoning, here to end the borrowed time you’ve all been living on.” – Bane

81. “Enough madness? Enough? And how do you measure madness?” – The Joker

82. “We all look for meaning behind the tragedies that befall us, and sometimes, the meaning is there.” – Alfred Pennyworth

83. “I see without seeing. To me, darkness is as clear as daylight. What am I?” – Batman

84. “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.” – Alfred Pennyworth

Batman Quote - But if I do that, if I allow myself to go down into that place, I'll never come back.

85. “But if I do that, if I allow myself to go down into that place, I’ll never come back.” – Batman

86. “Criminals, by nature, are a cowardly and superstitious lot.” – Batman

87. “Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away forever.” – Joker

88. “I wear a mask. And that mask, it’s not to hide who I am, but to create what I am.” – Batman

89. “Riddle me this, riddle me that, who’s afraid of the big black bat?” – The Riddler

Batman Quote - I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you.

90. “I won’t kill you, but I don’t have to save you.” – Batman

91. “Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you, as it almost did me.” – Henri Ducard

92. “Someone like you, someone who will rattle the cages.” – Batman

93. “That wouldn’t stop a man like you, would it?” – Batman.

94. “When Gotham is in ashes, you have my permission to die.” – Bane

Batman Quote - I do what I do to keep thugs like Falcone behind bars, not in therapy.

95. “I do what I do to keep thugs like Falcone behind bars, not in therapy.” – Rachel Dawes

96. “Sometimes, it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” – Batman

97. “You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.” – The Joker

98. “Don’t talk like one of them. You’re not! Even if you’d like to be. To them, you’re just a freak, like me!” – The Joker

99. “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.” – Batman

Batman Quote - I'm real when it's necessary.

100. “I’m real when it’s necessary.” – Batman

101. “Why so serious?” – The Joker

102. “You’re not the devil. You’re practice.” – Batman

103. “You thought we could be decent men in an indecent situation, but you were wrong. The world is cruel.” – Harvey Dent

104. “Speak of the devil and he shall appear.” – Bane

Batman Quote - Now's not the time for fear. That comes later.

105. “Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later.” – Bane

106. “This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible aren’t you?” – The Joker

107. “You can never escape me. Bullets don’t harm me. Nothing harms me. But I know pain. I know pain. Sometimes, I share it—with someone like you.” – Batman

108. “I made a promise to my parents that I would rid the city of the evil that took their lives.” – Batman

109. “I always claimed I became the Batman to fight crime. That was a lie. I did it to overcome the fear.” – Batman

Batman Quote - Gotham, take control. Take control of your city.

110. “Gotham, take control. Take control of your city. Behold, the instrument of your liberation! Identify yourself to the world.” – Bane

Did These Batman Quotes Help You Realize the Importance of Getting Back Up Every Time You Fall?

To most people, Batman may just be a fictional character—a hero we’ve come to know through the comics and the screens. However, if one thinks deeply about Batman and the other characters in the story, you’ll come to realize that really, they represent the polarities we face in life—the good and evil in all of us, the fear we have deep in ourselves. Through all of this, the message is clear: it’s not our past, nor what’s underneath that defines us; it’s what we do and how we act that mould our true selves.

Actions will always matter more than our intentions. Therefore, we should take care and be conscious of the decisions and actions we do take. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what we think or what we do. What the world would remember is what we did. So, let’s all make sure to act towards the good and let’s let that be the legacy we leave in the world.

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