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This page contains a listing of all notable quotes by Bruce Wayne (New Earth).

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Quote1 Apokaliptian demigods. We're a little out of our depth here. Quote2
--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It's over. Batman is gone. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Call it self-preservation, Superman. I don't much fancy the idea of a super-vampire flying around. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He's probably just delusional, but... he wouldn't be the first person to crawl his way up through time. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 They say there are genetic monsters in the basements, aliens conspiring with corrupt officials, and more doomsday weapons to the square mile than anywhere else on Earth. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This is the home of the Threshold Project, Plastic Man: General Wade Eiling's "doorway to another dimension." Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You want vengeance. I don't. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You and I... with what we do... what's at stake... we can't fail. Others don't understand, but even if it's... impossible, we still have to succeed. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Everything's impossible until somebody does it. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't know what's wrong with you lately, Batgirl. Your concentration's slipping. You're distracted. Unfocused. Unreliable... If you've got better things to do than being Batgirl, Cass, just say so. No one's forcing you to do this. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Don't be stupid. You know who we are. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm ordering you to stand down as Batgirl. I can't allow anyone to jeopardize the mission, Cassandra. Even you. I -- I'm sorry. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Strange? You're a pot calling me black, if what I've read about you is true. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Remember the prediction! Your precog said one day I'd show up to avert a disaster! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't do deals with the devil! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He's driven by obsession, a singleness of purpose. He'll never give up. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It's too big. How can I fight a disease? And if I can't, Gotham is doomed. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I once believed that the end of the Falcone Organization would come with a broken woman in a wheelchair. I was wrong. It ended with a broken man. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I warned you back in Arkham I'd be watching you, waiting for the day you'd pick up that gun again. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Twenty-five years... my parents murdered in front of my eyes... the wet rattle of my father's dying breath... the heavy emptiness invading my mother's dilating eyes... so long ago. Too long ago... Too long to feel the loss... or the rage... or the fear... all those things that made me... I can't remember my mother. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Today I saw an example of your "greater good." Her name was Mariska. She died alone, in agony, pieces of her scattered in a field. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I always take murder personally in Gotham. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It's because of people like you that I became this. And you'll never give me a reason to become someone else. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He does insane, horrible things. And then we fight. And then he escapes no matter how hard I try to stop him. That's the punchline -- I never stop him. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Everything that's happened I planned for. Every variable, every murder and double cross. I should've realized it earlier but I didn't. And now it's too late. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I read somewhere that the term "Gothic" might possibly be derived from the word "Goetic" -- goes in the Greek -- meaning "magical." I'm beginning to believe that. If architecture could be used to focus and direct spiritual power, then... then... could it also be used for evil? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He calls himself "Scarecrow." Psychologist turned psychopath. He preys on the innocent and instill them with fear. When I chose to wear my... costume, it was to prey upon the criminals, and instill them with fear. The irony is not lost on me... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Tell everyone. All the punks, junkies, gunsels, enforcers... all the wise guys, leg-breakers, muscle boys... tell them they're finished. Tell them the streets belong to the Batman. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's war in Gotham City. Perhaps where crime is concerned, there always has been. But seldom this open, this rabid. A madness seeping into every stratum of criminal society. Escalating like a plague, threating to surpass even the horror that created me. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He's dead. The Joker is dead. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Oh I thought I was some fine detective. I was right. But I wasn't strong enough. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 That's what we're for -- when the law doesn't work. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Murder isn't my work. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You play the hand you're dealt. What I am, I am of my own choice. I don't know if I'm happy... but I'm content. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You've got to be kidding -- for what it's worth, I'm not into bondage. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Open your eyes. Look into the darkness... as the darkness looks into you. That man you killed -- he had a family, people who cared for him. Do you, punk? Will anyone care? Will anyone... miss you? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This is a story about Mercy. It's also about revenge... justice... and fighting for yourself. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I am the Batman. This is my city. At night it belongs to me. Quote2

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Quote1 What's happening to me? Why can't I get her out of my mind? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I've tried to live a life of logic and emotion... but, slowly, from the knot in my stomach... I begin to feel I'm playing the fool. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I've got to go back downtown. I may finally put an end to the ritual murders tonight. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Sometimes there's a clue to the present in the past. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Shondra...something I have to tell you...back when it all began, when you were kidnapped...I was on my way to ask you...if you'd marry me... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It's over, Jean-Paul. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 His kind of madness never really dies. It just keeps cycling back, again and again...to destroy all that's good...to corrupt all that's innocent Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Last time we met, you almost took me. This time I'm dragging you up-into the light. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Clean? You can never be clean. Drugs. Prostitution. Protection. Corruption. Assassination. This city is sick. Its people are sick with fear. Now you know what that feels like. You and your kind have turned Gotham City into a Hell. Now rot in it. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 If I ever see you in this city again, God help you. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 No, O'Quarious, these kids are not the problem... it's us and our middle-class hang-ups! It is we who should learn from them! If there is any hope in this crazy, messed-up mudball of ours, it lies with the kids! They possess the wisdom of the truly ignorant! They are our future! Look at them and learn, O'Quarious! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Kathy...? I'm sorry. I don't want to frighten you. I did once when you saw me through the window at your home. I know I look scary and there have been too many scary things in your life. So I want you to see... I'm just a man, a man who's trying to help. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Whatever the case, I won't stop until I have rescued Gotham City. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The Batman can't die. He feeds on evil like yours. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I AM NOT INSANE! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You call yourself Hood, after your hero Robin Hood. And you share the same philosophy-- "rob the rich to pay the poor". Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I swear on the lives of every innocent who died tonight--I swear on the feelings that Shondra betrayed--I will find the woman I loved...and bring her to justice. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Go to her. It's okay. Keep your eyes open. Any trouble, contact me! But remember-- you're sworn to protect a city. Not just one person...! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Alan Scott said Grundy isn't really alive -- therefore he can't really die! I could let him go... but he walks like a man -- talks like a man -- and who am I to judge where life begins or ends? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I never waste time, Azrael. You of all people should know that. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm American. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Sometimes, it takes death to make you realize how precious life is. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Do you think I saved you from murder just to watch you murder someone else? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Did DeWettering really trust Bruce Wayne? Or did he have an inkling of my other dimension? Did he choose the Guardian of Gotham as the new Guardian of the Grail? I only hope he chose well. Quote2

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Quote1 I always claimed I became the Batman to fight crime. That was a lie. I did it to overcome the fear. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 My present reality is not a pretty sight. It is a thing of agony and delirium. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Dawn Golden. I haven't thought about her in years. I'd put her out of mind after she broke my heart in college. Now she's become an obsession. I find myself searching my memory for her... all the way to the dimly remembered days before my life was shattered forever. Before I became what I am. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Where I come from, Lady--we make our own power. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It's humiliating to admit Batman has his limits. That none of my abilities makes any difference if the mark doesn't believe. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Whatever there may be between us, I'm sworn to bring you to justice. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I believe in Harvey Dent. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Life is like a detective story. It starts with a dame, and ends with a funeral... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 'What is the first truth of Batman?' I had help. I wasn't alone. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Everyone needs a friend. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This war was a mistake. It began as a game -- an exercise in planning and strategy that was never meant to happen. But now it has. The result? Thousands injured. Hundreds dead. Police... gangsters... civilians... friends. As things got worse, I kept playing the game. I knew the pieces. I knew the board. All I had to do was play the right moves... or so I thought. But war is not a game. It's an abomination. And this must be stopped... tonight! No more games. This is war. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Don't become a part of what destroyed our families. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 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... frightened me... yes, Father. I shall become a bat. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 We're going to Santa Prisca...and you're going to take me to the man I'm looking for. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Nothing wrong with dreaming, Nightingale... as long as you don't sleep through the truth. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Robin is going to be a very good soldier. A very good soldier. Quote2

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Quote1 Your life could end here, now, and nobody would ever know. Would anyone even miss you? Tell me, what's your life worth, punk... ? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 More than a legend, Tim. He's a hero. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Crime has learned my name, and it has recoiled. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Starting today, we fight ideas with better ideas. The idea of crime with the idea of Batman. From today on, Batman will be everywhere it's dark, no place to hide. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You should have stayed in Pennsylvania, Joe. We don't have a Batman in Pennsylvania. Not yet. Welcome to Gotham. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 In the cave, in Nanda Parbat, I hunted down and killed and ate the last traces of fear and doubt in my mind. Tell your "dark master," whoever he is, to make his move soon, before I come looking for him. Tell him, he was wrong to wait until I was ready. Tell him... I look forward to facing him. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I decided early that I would never take a life. Right around the time I decided that I wanted to live. It wasn't an arbitrary decision and it was more than moral. It's about identity. As long as you can choose that, choose who you are in the world... you can choose to call yourself sane. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Slime like you made me. You earned me. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 And now he's dead...senselessly, brutally murdered! By all that's holy, I swear to avenge him! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 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... frightened me... Yes, father. I shall become a bat. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Ladies. Gentlemen. You have eaten well. You've eaten Gotham's wealth. Its spirit. Your feast is nearly over. From this moment on -- none of you are safe. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 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. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I've known Commissioner Jim Gordon for more years than I'd care to admit. During that time a friendship has grown that I thought was as solid as a rock. I would have trusted my life to the man. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The best cure I know for the pain I'm feeling lies amidst Gotham's neon-bathed streets. I answer the city's call. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I survive, but the Beast escapes... leaving a startling realization in the wake of his departure. I've finally run into someone who's better at this game than I am. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The police, unfortunately, have been trained to give a suspect a chance to surrender before they open fire. That moment's hesitation is all the Russian Killing Machine needs. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 With the exception of Bruce Wayne, who was a logical if erroneous choice to be on the list, each of these men had a part in the process that led to my becoming the Batman. These were the men who trained me. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 We're seeking justice, Alfred. How can that ever be a mistake? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Gotham isn't your city, Slasher -- it belongs to its people, not to its vermin! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm going to try to break the link in the unreal world. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Maybe you are innocent. This time. But you're filth. I want you to know -- from now on, I'll be watching your every move. The first time you step out of line -- will be the last time. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 And the war...is merely on hold. I did fail. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Rest... I'll need more of it than she knows... Now that I have to face a man-- two men eventually-- fueled by the same venom that turned me into a monster... nearly destroyed me. And in my arsenal... sedatives. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 No harmony or integration. No speed or grace. My body knows what to do, but it's forgotten how. My back is healed, but the muscles are soft and lazy. My physical memory is shot. I've lost far more than I realized -- basic skills, automatic reflexes. Got to pull my mind away from the end of my goal... stop thinking and exist for the moment, in the here and now. Relax and take each step in its time -- let each move flow from the last and into the next. Stay within myself at all times... expanding the ambition of each move only when and as my skills return. Learn to absorb acceptable and necessary losses -- to achieve every available gain... and to prevail, even poorly... but at least to prevail. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You're a mistake, the biggest of my life, made in a moment of weakness--and I'm here to take it all back. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I know who and what the Batman is all too well. Maybe I should spend some time getting to know Bruce Wayne...and other matters closer to home. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I believe you. But tonight...I'm the nightmare. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Mother, father...Love is not enough. They're everywhere...and their work is too random. I can only find so many...and I can never stop them all. I've failed you...but in your names...in your memory...I will never stop trying. Quote2

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Quote1 That I've defeated and captured him time and again is a piercing thorn in his side. That I frighten him must be sheer hell. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 We all wear two faces. What counts is what they mask. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's no love lost between me and death. Death is the enemy--and I hate it. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Like you, Brand, archaeologists study the dead--but Chimu's people are still alive... and the living, as you keep pointing out, deserve privacy. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Fear serves no purpose beyond triggering the primitive instinct of flight for self-preservation... but in this case we have to face our beast, hunt it down, and slay it. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm dressed this way... to save the world. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Don't do it Langstrom! You're not a killer! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I didn't come to the top of the world to slay a monster, Dr. Steinman. I came to save a man. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Mother...Father...Your lives were sacred, your murders profane. Your fate shaped my destiny...as your end charted my beginning. Your deaths were violent. Your resting place must remain inviolable. No further harm will come to you, I swear. So long as I shall live, you will be safe in death. No one will touch you. Nor will any of the dead be disturbed--not one more grave desecrated. This night, a monster falls. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 No man is perfect, Etrigan...but every man should strive to be. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm reacting to your judgement of me--but ask yourself: If you were a "gaudy hero", what would you do? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Vesper? I think...no, Vesper, I'm certain...I...I love you. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It's never easy to find inner strength and peace, even when the outer world is relatively stable...the destruction of physical reality always does spiritual damage. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 My life has been a crusade to save this city. But as Batman. And now, in its greatest hour of crisis, Gotham turns to Bruce Wayne. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not going to present you with a fairy-tale image of Gotham. It's a hard luck town. It always has been. It's a place of dark tragedies and bitter ironies. A city of deep shadows and sharp contrasts. A city that touches everyone who lives there. For good and bad. I see Gotham as an anvil. One is broken or tempered on it. So many trials. So much misfortune. So little hope. But some thrive there. Gothamites are a tough breed. They're proud of their town and their talent for living in it. My family has lived there for two centuries. It was there that they built the financial giant that is a leading player in a half dozen industries. And it was Gothamites who helped build it. By their sweat and their labor and sometimes their lives they made Gotham a world competitor. Against all the odds. Maybe Gotham is inspiring in its own way. Inspiration spurred by fear. Or something even darker. But despite their troubles and their setbacks, Gothamites keep going. And there's something noble about that. It's an admirable trait, I think. Every city has its own personality. I like to think that dogged determination is Gotham's. It's a town that's never had its hand out. That's never played the victim. It's a town that's used to standing alone. It bears being maligned and forgotten. It helps itself. Even when the burdens become too great. Even when it should be screaming for rescue. But the people of Gotham know that justice can be an illusion. And rescue has its price. I guess what I'm trying to say is that Gotham can only help itself from this latest catastrophe -- with your help -- the country's help. I know the people of my hometown will work hard to rebuild. I know they'll repay this nation for any sacrifice it has to make. There's simply more to be gained by helping us than abandoning us. And I'm betting my entire fortune on it. Without a single doubt or regret. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The rain falls on murderers and madmen, the same as it does on innocent children... and it can't stop a bullet. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I really screwed up tonight. I let myself get off-balance and it was used to my disadvantage... Let my anger run away with me. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You can't fight fate, and you can't survive alone... I can't help but notice that almost seems like a definition of who I am... A person who's trying to do both. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Bruce Wayne is a mask I wear, that I've been wearing since I was a child... but it's become a liability, so it's over. Bruce Wayne and his troubles aren't my concern anymore. The only thing that matters now is my mission. Nothing will stand in the way anymore. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I lost sight of what all of you mean to me... And lost sight of the fact that an innocent woman was brutally murdered for no reason other than to hurt me... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 If Clark wanted to, he could use his superspeed and squish me into the cement. But I know how he thinks. Even more than the Kryptonite, he's got one big weakness. Deep down, Clark's essentially a good person... and deep down, I'm not. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I made a promise on the grave of my parents that I would rid this city of the evil that took their lives. Tonight... I nearly became a part of that evil... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The LexCorp Gulf Stream 5 has the same specifications as WayneTech's Air Glide 3. Lucius tells me that we'll be in court for years over patent infringement. Having knowledge of the inner workings of the aircraft gives me the edge. It's one of the few times I'm grateful for the way LexCorp does business. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Riddles are your compulsion. Your addiction. And a riddle that everyone knows the answer to is worthless. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 That's the trouble about girls who love secrets: They can't keep them. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'd feel lucky, though, if I were you. Angel's capable of anything. Hell, he even had his own sister murdered. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I wear a mask. And that mask, it's not to hide who I am, but to create what I am. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 And as the sun, that had been too afraid to show its face in this city, started to turn the black into grey, I smiled. Not out of happiness. But because I knew... that one day, I wouldn't have to do this anymore. One day, I could stop fighting. Because one day... I would win. One day, there will be no pain, no loss, no crime. Because of me, because I fight. For you. One day, I will win. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Whatever you are up to - stop. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 When will you learn? Bring all the advantages in the world and I'll still beat you. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Do it. Pull the trigger. Give me a reason. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This doesn't change anything. It doesn't change anything at all. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The beatings stop when you start talking. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I've gone through times doubting the need for a -- sidekick. Now I see. The brightness of him. I need to see that light more. I need hope. I fear for Tim. Harvey. Selina. Dick. Alfred. And my city -- filled to capacity with every conceivable variety of maniac. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 We're a team. Wayne Manor should be your home. Dick was my ward. Legally, it gave him security. I think you should have that too. However... the laws have changed. can't adopt you as my ward. For you to have the security I feel you deserve... I'd have to adopt you as my son. I don't know how you feel about that, Tim. I do know that I could never replace your real father, but I'd try to -- Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You don't seek justice. You seek vengeance. They're not the same. You have no regard for life. So I'm stopping you. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Prepare to bleed. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You ask for pity? You demand mercy? I have only Justice. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm looking at you because you're the only creep still standing. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 In my attempts to see clearly in the deepest dark, in my efforts to go to the still eye in the storm of madness, did I open up myself to some pure source of evil? Did I finally reach the limits of reason? And find the Devil waiting? And was that fear in his eyes? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The next time you wear it will be last. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I should have known when I chose to walk this path. It never ends. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The most important weapon in your arsenal will be your ability to adapt. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Police scanner reports a warehouse full of bodies. Seemingly poisoned. All bearing some semblance of a rictus-like grin, even in death. Gordon's bound to be there. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 We're always outnumbered. Our strategy is intelligence -- about applying measured pressure where it will do the most good. It's not brute force. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You know better than to force my hand. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It was an initiation, a rite of passage. You were to be his first solo kill, Robin. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Batwoman assessment. Final conclusion. Regarding her civilian identity, my theory proved correct. Kate Kane is Batwoman. It is time she and I have a serious discussion about the future. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Clark has told me about Bizarro. How he speaks in opposites. Makes the Joker seem sane... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You come into my city? You attack Gotham police? You'd better have a very good explanation! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Let the world think you're crazy if that's what it takes to be the best you can be, Michael. You proved me wrong. You proved yourself wrong. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 That's the most reckless card playing I've ever seen. I wish Barry had lived to see you with money. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's hope for you yet, Miss Brown. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You can overcome this or you can wither and die. The choice is yours. I hope you make the right one. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It's too late for Gotham. The blood of survivors is not a source of a cure or a vaccine against Ebola Gulf A. We've failed. All of us. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Attention Gotham City police. This is the Batman, and I've just taken over your airwaves. Some of you have seen me, some of you have even worked with me before. All of you know I'm good to my word. Now I'm asking you to take me at that word, and follow my orders. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I tell myself to stay out of sight and return later with back-up. It's the only sensible thing to do. It's the only sensible thing to do. But then my mind's eye flashes on those bodies, hanging from hooks like sides of beef. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Forager gave his life saving Earth. Saving the universe. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You should know, whatever created you, whatever Yatz shot you up with contained not only the Doctor’s nano-technology, the smart skin, but also elements of the Joker’s so-called “venom”. I’ve seen men driven insane from exposure to it… Sometimes they come back. Sometimes they don’t. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Don't be absurd, Robin. I know who the Reaper is -- don't you? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's law -- and there's justice. What have you gained by all this? Nothing. You've put yourself in your own prison. And I'll always be around to make sure you stay there. That's the promise I made -- and that's the promise I'll keep. For the rest of our lives. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 No one will hurt you anymore. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I couldn't forget Hassan's words: ""Your country-- it does not murder? It does not bomb women and children? It does not prop up a dozen tyrants who brutalize and persecute their peoples?" Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The aliens have brought the war to Gotham... it's only fair Gotham should take it right back! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I accept what the night brings! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There is a city that needs looking after. The Buccaneer of Birds may have crossed that Great Divide -- but crime won't take time off to mourn! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 If I'm right, Kruden'll be in no position to threaten anyone for a long time... If I'm wrong, the creep can sue me! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Don't brood too much, son. For your parents' sake, be strong. Always remember -- life has to go on. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Become like me? The Night-Monster. The man who taints the lives of all around him. Is that what I want for him? Is that what he will want for himself? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm Batman. And we both know Batman's secret identity is.....Bruce Wayne!! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Someone went to a lot of trouble to warn you. More effort than they've made to kill you. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You won't see the light of day until your eighteen birthday. And I'll be here. And next time we meet you will be an adult. Remember that. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The doubt is still there. Even if it were an illusion, there is the uncertainty. Is it possible that I never brought their killer to justice? And in the end, does that matter? Does that make a difference in what I do? No. It does not. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I thought I taught you that you have to eliminate all possibilities in a homicide investigation. The only wrong guesses are the one you overlook. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You know nothing of terror, Romana Vrezhenski. But you will learn. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Gotham is my city. In every way that matters. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Damn the physics -- we're not going to die. We're not. I... won't... LET US! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Have a little faith. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't call it my city just because I live here. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Under Henri Ducard's tutelage I mastered long-range sniping. I hated using a gun then. I hated using one tonight. But what I hated most of all is how close I had to come to that last resort. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 What makes you think you can bring me down this time, Firefly? You're the kind of psycho that makes me sick. You think you're the master that fire serves. But you're just a moron transfixed by what you see in the flames. It's you who serves the fire, Lynns. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Dusty Howell's whole life was one felony after another, interrupted only by prison terms. And the night of his biggest score he dies saving the lives of his wife and little girl. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I vowed to protect the innocent. I promised that no one would suffer if I could do anything to stop it. I've lived this years to be a guardian to the entire city. But there's little I can do against disease and natural disasters. A lost cause can become a fool's errand. I'm still only human. I did what was humanly possible. I hope you don't think I've failed in my promise. And I renew that promise now. Mother...Father...As long as there's breath in my body I am an instrument of justice. Justice for you. Justice for all. I only hope you can forgive me my failures. Because I'm not sure I can forgive myself. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This is the new language of Gotham. If I don't speak it, the message won't be understood. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I swore an oath to fight for justice and I don't know how to keep that oath. Or even if I can. What good is an oath if it tears you apart? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He thinks he can scare me. He thinks he can stop me. There's nothing wrong with him a bullet in the head won't fix. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 James Gordon is the heart of the GCPD. His heart aches, but it will never quit. And like mine, his will remember. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not interested in playing games. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm...sorry I was so slow. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This is holy work for me. There's little room for mistakes, and less for forgiveness. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You've got thirty days to prove you can keep up and not get killed. Otherwise I will fire you. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Vesper Fairchild... Go home. Go. Home. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I have questions. You will answer them. Or else. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Debbie Farrow will never fall in love. She will never have children. She will never fulfill whatever dreams she had. She will never have anything again. Because of you. Doesn't that make you want to die? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 She found me and she took care of me...taught me how to survive. There is nothing I wouldn't do for her. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Even with one arm, I could just snap his neck. And end this forever. But I can't... I won't ever... become like him. There is always... another way. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 In an ideal world, no blood would have to be spilled. Unfortunately, this is the real world. And the chasm between the two is far and wide. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Some would say it isn't him attacking. It's his disease. It's his addiction. Too bad I can't kick his addiction. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You called, I came. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 What? You'll come up with a better gas? Or you'll pick at the scabs of my psyche and find a deeper fear? Don't you understand I've faced terror a wretch like you could never imagine -- and I overcame. This boy has been through more than you've ever known. He's beyond your illusions too. You have no power. You're the joke you always feared you might be. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I hear the soft gurgle of pleasure in the mugger's throat. I'll turn it into a scream. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 If I've learned anything living in Gotham -- it's that only the good stay dead. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This is war. It's ugly and brutal. Forget any fairy tales your mother told you about entitlement. We're fighting for our lives, understand? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I wasn't aware an option existed. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Dinosaur Island. Another chronomaly. Like the Oblivion Bar. Places that exist outside of normal space and time. Where the laws of physics take liberties. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 No-- I trust Niles Caulder, their leader. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Goodbye, old friend. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I made a very solemn vow about firearms. But for you, I'm making a once-in-a lifetime exception. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm not the one wearing hood ornaments on the side of my head. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm Batman. I don't enjoy anything. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Not why I came to Atlantis... But never again will I let another family be ruined. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Here on the East End, a midnight walk constitutes attempted suicide. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

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--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I believe in Harvey Dent. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 In her own perverse way, she loves him. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

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--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You know the sort of people I've gone up against, so you know I don't say this lightly... but the Joker? Riddler? Croc, Scarecrow and the others? He's in their league. Only without the crippling psychoses to cloud his judgment. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 People think it's an obsession. A compulsion. As if there were an irresistible impulse to act. It's never been like that. I chose this life. I know what I'm doing. And on any given day, I could stop doing it. Today, however, isn't that day. And tomorrow won't be either. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Not again... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Everyone looks up to you. They listen to you. If you tell them to fight, they'll fight. But they need to be inspired. And let's face it, "Superman"... the last time you really inspired anyone -- was when you were dead. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Why? Because some Greek psychic, high on inhalants told you we might all die? The JLA has taken on Darkseid. And won. But we were united. Doing this on your own just increases the chances that you'll fail. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 No one tries too hard to make the world better. You can never shout too loudly in the name of freedom. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 We'll be ready. Justice is always ready. That's why evil always fails. There's only one kind of good, and it's all evil ever gets to battle. Makes it weak and narrow-minded. There's an endless variety of evil. And good's got a lifetime of tricks up its sleeve. We learn from the best. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm opening the Sci-Fi closet, Alfred. Don't tell my friends in the GCPD about this. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I prayed for us all. After seeing what Titus had done to the Man of Steel, I knew that we were in for the fight of our lives. Of course, the others had already met our foe -- on the outskirts of Jerusalem...Yes, I prayed...It focuses the mind. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You're prepared for a meta-human attack. Nothing in here will have any effect on me. Give up now while you still can. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 First blood goes to them, but now it's our turn. My suggestion is this: we make plans, we move fast and we hit hard. This is war! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I wrote off the Key as a minor threat a long time ago. It may be time to reassess that evaluation. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I appreciate your confidence in me, Plastic Man. Of course I have a plan. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't carry guilt around like a cross. Life is hard. Terrible things happen. We do our best and we keep doing it -- and we don't cross the line. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I'm a detective. Don't insult me. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 ...I suppose we owe it to ourselves to get back to our lives. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You want me to do something illegal, don't you? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Will you be confessing while you still have the capacity to eat solid food or not? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Never ignore a hunch... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The JLA are dead... but the JLA can never die. It's too important, both practically and symbolically. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 We die every day. A thousand times an hour. Anyone who does this work sees it. Death. Their own... their partner's... their loved ones. We go to work anyway. Death is powerless against you if you leave a legacy of good behind. Death is powerless against you if you do your job. My father saved the lives of over four thousand people, one at a time... with his bare hands and his mind. Death was with him the entire time. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 No matter what differences we had over the years, I've always known that Dick had a gift. Jason had only... rage. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 And when you're sitting here alone in the middle of the night, unsleeping in the dark, remember -- every breath you take you owe to me. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He calls himself "Scarecrow." Psychologist turned psychopath. He preys on the innocent and instill them with fear. When I chose to wear my... costume, it was to prey upon the criminals, and instill them with fear. The irony is not lost on me... Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 That is an OMAC invasion. And I would imagine-- they are coming for you. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You did your best Mrs. Waller -- but you came up against something that was too big for you... too big for any of us. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Ms. da Costa -- please remember that I'm wearing a disguise. Underneath this, I assure you, I'm ugly as sin. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's a lot we have to learn -- about each other and about ourselves -- before we can present ourselves to the public in any major fashion. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's no doubt now this is not a random series of events. It's an invasion. STARRO the CONQUEROR has declared WAR on EARTH. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The entire planet has been infested by microscopic starro spores. The social order is disintegrating in every town, city and country. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The Justice League is a strike force. The Justice Society is a family. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The most powerful being on the planet and they kept him hidden on a small Kansas farm. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Sometimes all the detective work in the world can't beat a super-dog with a keen sense of smell. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Man-Bats. Ninja Man-Bats. Alarming Twist. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Defending a planet and cleaning up a city are two very different things. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't do it for the money. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You're a junkie. A Chocos junkie! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 First blood goes to them, but now it's our turn. My suggestion is this: we make plans, we move fast and we hit hard. This is war! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He's born fully grown on the first battlefield of each war, and always dies from the last shot fired in the last battle. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This is a war, Dick. Robin is my second... my lieutenant. Anything less than total devotion to this cause is simply wasting my time. I'll say it again... you're fired, Dick. Get out of my cave. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It means Ted Kord is dead, Alfred... and none of us are safe - none of us. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Any hero who operates in public has the F.B.I., the C.I.A., Homeland Security and Metahuman Affairs looking over his shoulder. Groups like the J.L.A., the Justice Society, and even the Teen Titans are under the microscope. This limits their options. Only criminals operate without constraints anymore, so we're going to cultivate the Outsiders' reputation as a team of outlaws. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I need a team people expect the worst from-- a team that bad guys see as kindred spirits. All those "screw-ups" you refer to-- the coup in Africa, the Nuke in Russia, the Prison Riot-- they got you branded as terrorists. As much as you hate it, that's exactly why the Outsiders will accomplish things no so-called heroes can. And if you refuse to be a part of that, well... then you're everything I always hoped you would be. Go back to the good fight, Dick. Leave the bad fight to us. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The world is going down the tubes, and her most beloved heroes are the worst-positioned people to do anything about it. Like it or not, you're elected to save the day -- and you're going to be hated for it. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You use your weapon, Katana, and I'll use mine... the dark. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 We'll just have to settle for another day's sunrise. It may have been the last the world had ever seen, if Fusion had his way. ...Thanks to us, it's just one of many. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Plastic Man survived for 3000 years as little more than crumbs scattered around the Atlantic. If that doesn't give you an idea of the level of power he hides behind that doofy smile of his, then you're brain dead. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Philip Miles. The dentist, a maniac-depressive and sado-masochist fetishist. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You wouldn't know a decent impulse if it punched you square in the jaw! I think it's time we ended your little coup--! I didn't think there'd be anybody worse for this country than Harjavti -- but lady -- you're the bottom of the barrel! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Hit the showers. Take your time. Come up with other reasons you're a terrible person and I'll shoot those arguments down when you get back. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You remember the conditions of our agreement. You disobeyed a direct order in the field. No excuses. That was also part of our deal. You're fired. Take the rest of the afternoon to gather your things and retrieve your personal files out of the computer. Take everything now, because you won't be back. The codes will be changed as soon as you leave. I gave you a fair shot. You didn't measure up, but there's no shame in that. And Stephanie? Let this be the end to all of it. From now on, I don't expect to see Spoiler out there either. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You don't know how I question myself and everything I've become. The right of it. The wrong of it. Not allowing myself any reward for the good. Damning myself for every mistake. Thinking of everyone who's sacrificed themselves in my war. Everyone close to me. Everyone who cared. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 If the best Cassandra could do to drive a wedge between us is criticize your costume color... that's just proof of how disturbed she is. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Did you get the bad guys? And you came home safe. You made it a perfect Father's Day, Tim. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 The job's still yours if you want it. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I don't know what sort of "elder" you've mistaken me for, but "bloodlines" mean nothing to me. On my territory, the innocent need never beg for mercy...and the guilty quickly learn not to waste their breath. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 He didn't become the world's greatest escape artist for the applause. He did it to survive. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Is there a race of half-men, half-bat that live deep in the caves of Gotham? Did I meet one of them tonight? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 As you said, Robin, I'm tired. I don't have enough for two... Lucky if I can cover my own back. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Troubles in Gotham await me, Gentlemen. I'd like this over as soon as possible. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's hope for you yet, Miss Brown. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Why does the Honolulu SCU have this number? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Clark was right. Kara did handle herself well. I just can't help feeling like it was all a setup. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Supergirl, you're one of the most powerful creatures on the planet. If someone intelligent were to come after you, they wouldn't attack you directly. They'd try to trick you. Surprise you. Remember Supergirl... only your body's invulnerable. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Which one of us is the detective again? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 "Her presence will bring death and destruction". When this day is done, Clark, how will you answer for that? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 An island of beautiful women and a man spying on them from above and Clark doesn't see any problem with that. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 No, Clark, you're missing the point of the question. Why do I keep that giant penny? Or old costumes, models of the Batmobile? Orphans are collectors, Clark. Losing so much... makes it that much harder to give things up. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Croc was crazed, insane, lashing out... I'm not sure he knew where he was. Or who he was fighting. He's all rage - desperate, desperate rage. Not that it was helping me any. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 What would I say...?... That I wanted her? That I didn't care if she was married? That here we are trapped in Darkseid's hell in space--death and torture all around us--and yet I would be nowhere else. Because of her. Because of Bekka. My beautiful, beautiful Bekka. God help me. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's no reward in being right all the time. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Let them all know. That when they need one...when they want one...they have a savior. And he is safe again. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I hate Metropolis. It's an art deco nightmare. All bright lights and rounded corners. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I hear it in Clark's voice. Something alien to him. Panic. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 This world doesn't exist. It's just a dream we're sharing, Superman. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Go home, Kent. This is below your pay grade. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 So the obvious path is, who else knew he was doing the story? Who else wanted to protect my identity? Who would want to stop this story enough to kill? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You're an architect, Clark,. You're building a future. I'm a fireman. I put out fires as best I can, and then move on to the next one. Go build your future, Kent. I've got work to do. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 It is a remarkable dichotomy. In many ways, Clark is the most human of us all. Then... he shoots fire from the skies and it is difficult not to think of him as a god. And how fortunate we all are that it does not occur to him. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Sometimes the old ideas still work. And remember, I've got the shadows covered, Smallville... We need you out in the light. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Your bereavement needn't destroy you. In time it can even make you stronger. But all that starts with one thing: acceptance. He's gone. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Like the earth he sprang from, he deserved our respect. Perhaps even our love. But he's gone... and as ever, it's futile to speculate on what might have been. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 There's a master cat burglar on the loose and you're chatting with your friends? Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Death is powerless against you if you leave a legacy of good behind. Death is powerless against you if you do your job. My father saved the lives of over four thousand people, one at a time... with his bare hands and his mind. Death was with him the entire time. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I am a practical man. I do not believe in gods, or devils, or souls. But if perchance there is a Devil... tonight he had his fingers burned. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Clark, I'm sure anywhere you go in the universe, you'll find stupid people. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 You can split my mind... into a thousand little pieces... it won't make me believe... that you're anything more than a garden variety psychopath... and a pitiful one.. at that. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Horrible things happen to children everywhere. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 Let you in on a little secret, Superman. I can't fly. Bullets don't bounce off my chest. I can't bend steel in my bare hands. But criminals fear me. I'm sorry normal citizens do too, but I'd rather have that than word on the street what a nice guy I am. That sort of talk could get me killed. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 What's wrong, is you assumed I'd be your backup just because it's the anniversary of Harrison Grey's death! You act like we're partners, or friends! Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)

Quote1 I didn't pull the trigger on Robin and Batgirl, but I might as well have. I trained them. I let them wear the costumes that made them targets. It doesn't matter that the Joker shot Barbara Gordon, not Batgirl. It was only a matter of time. Quote2

--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)
Quote1 Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot -- so I have to wear a disguise that will strike terror into their hearts! I must be a creature of the night, black, terrible, like a... a... a bat! Quote2
--Bruce Wayne


Quote1 Father... I'm afraid I may have to die tonight. Quote2
--Bruce Wayne


Quote1 You have a choice. You can crawl -- on your bellies -- and plead for her forgiveness. That's the first choice. The second is -- I hurt you. Choose one. Choose the second. Quote2
--Bruce Wayne (New Earth)[src]


Quote1 If detective work were easy -- everyone would be doing it. Quote2
--Batman


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