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This page contains a listing of all notable quotes by James Gordon (Earth-One).

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Quote1 Reeves, for a city commissioner, you're the most incredibly stupid man I've ever known! Quote2
--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 I-I'm afraid I must tell you that Batman is wanted for a crime! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 For the good of Gotham and the safety of its citizens, I order you to withdraw from this case! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 To the blazes with them! The Batman is all I care about! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sit down and be silent-- or I'll have all of you arrested for breach of the peace! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 The real Batman will be back tomorrow-- so take off that costume, Bruce! You're a nice young chap but as Batman, you're just hopelessly miscast! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 Bruce-- as an old friend, I need your help! Would you be willing to let yourself be accused and convicted of being The Collector? Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 But Batman never gave up-- because he knew that a lawman must fight-- and keep on fighting until he wins the battle against crime! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 That Batgirl sure is tops in my book! Harrumph! Too bad you couldn't be a little more like her, Babs! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 He's an amazing individual- I've always been astonished at his powers of observation! He takes in the slightest details that are out of the ordinary! And he's a physical marvel, with reflexes that have been trained through years of experience! In many ways I have envied him for his abilities! He would have been a success in anything he wanted to do! He's brilliant-- one of the keenest minds of our time! And yet-- something seems to haunt him! Some terrible secret from his past seems to drive him ruthlessly-- something he can never forget! I have my own theories about it, of course!... To me, he seems like a man who never had a childhood-- a man who shuns close relationships! I sometimes wonder if his mask is only a defense against becoming involved with people! I've known him for years-- yet sometimes I think I don't know him at all! But whatever else may be said about him... whatever force it is that makes him drive himself so relentlessly... he is an exceptional man-- a true hero! He is... The Batman! There's no other like him on Earth... for which I both admire him... and pity him. Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 Batman-- don't let him get to you! Be the fighter you've always been! You've accepted the challenge... you can fight him, Batman-- and you can win! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 I guess I thought about what would happen if everyone gave up-- if nobody was willing to take the risks to fight crime! Somehow, I felt that if I didn't do my part to help people, then I couldn't expect anyone else to! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 Another one of those cheap hoodlums who thinks he can make a reputation for himself by outsmarting the law! Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)

Quote1 A single human life is worth more than the most precious artifact in any museum. Quote2

--James Gordon (Earth-One)