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

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Quote1 Someday... when I grow up... I'm going to become Superman, the world's greatest champion for justice! Quote2
--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Calm down, Lois! You wouldn't look good with a... er... swelled head like the Ultra-Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Hi! I was just flying by so I thought I'd pop in and say hello! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Maybe he's right, Sharn-- Everything is tougher here! On Earth, I could squeeze metal to liquid in my hands, but not the metal here! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Calm down, Lois! You wouldn't look good with a... er... swelled head like the Ultra-Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Yes, I was foolish enough to release that villain from the Zone. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Buddy, can you spare a dime? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Whoa, big fella! If it's an opponent you want, meet the number one challenger! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Unbelievable! You'd think they show more respect for me! After all, I'm supposed to be a hero who died in the line of duty! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 This Atomic Cauldron is fueled by radioactive Kryptonian elements which I got from Kandor! It will dissolve these super-weapons into their molecular components instantly! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Gosh, Lois. I feel like a complete fool in this zoot suit. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 ...so the vile Lex Luthor thwarted Superman today with his trickery and escaped capture. No citizen is safe until that warped criminal genius is apprehended. In fact, that skin-headed wretch should be put away for a hundred years... and even then he'd be getting off easy. Luthor's a blight on the human race... a stomach-churning disgrace to all of us. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 If I can't trust a fellow journalist, who can I trust? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 In less time than it takes to say "Frankenstein," Lois turned into a monster right before my eyes! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 A man's worst enemy can sometimes be...himself! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I am up against one of the deadliest dilemmas of my life! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I guess you could say that, ladies. In fact, it's happened so many times, you might say... It's the story of my life! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm really afraid I wouldn't survive against a war-world like this one. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 In a scrap between good and bad, good always comes out on top! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How the old Ice-Cream Parlor has changed! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You can't fool me, Robin! You're in with that gang - and your scientist boss used some super-scientific gimmick to materialize you in my Secret Citadel! You're here to spy on me! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm always rescuing endangered aircraft. This time I'll be... Different! Instead of saving the plane, I'll wreck it! Ha, Ha, Ha! The propeller's shattering on my invulnerable hand!... Fall, Plane!!! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Your obsession with the idea that Clark Kent is Superboy is getting out of hand! You see Clark Kent everywhere! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Even though Karate Kid bit off more than he could chew, anyone who can give ME that kind of tussle belongs in the Legion! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 We dual-identity characters have to protect each other, don't we? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I promised immunity for everyone in this courtroom--but for Luthor, that ends the moment he leaves here--and I'll be waiting! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You can't just kill everyone who does wrong, son! You've got to reform them, make them better! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 We live on remembering and honoring the past, but always looking to the future. Good-bye, Kara... Linda Lee... Supergirl. I will miss you forever. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sounds like you certainly do a lot of casual annihilating! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You called me an old-timer! Well, to me... you're just a young punk! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That's the only trouble with having super-vision, Kara... sometimes you get so involved with microscopic details that you miss the big picture! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Jimmy Olsen, boy reporter... reading a comic book on company time!? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Slow down, friend... one step at a time. And the first step is who are you, and why is Mongul trying to make you into a paperweight? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 After all the super-villains... the Kryptonite... the magic... who'd have thought it would end like this -- that Superman would go out like a shooting star -- to become one more infinitesimal speck of stellar energy in a cosmic graveyard?? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Some days I really do feel like I was born on another planet! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I only had the one chance Creeper! To save the world I'll dare anything - and under the circumstances - I did what I had to do! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You didn't really think you'd get away with trying to ransack the earth again - did you outlaw? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How the old Ice-Cream Parlor has changed! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 The 73rd Century? I don't recall ever visiting that one! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Hold it right there, Wizard! this farce has gone far enough! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Don't you know by now that you can't fight hate with hatred? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 There are parallel Earths, Commander Steel … SEVEN that we know of, for certain. To us, our world is Earth-1. Your world is Earth-2. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 "But I need being Clark-- I need a private life just like anyone! In the past, I've tried assuming other identities-- But it just didn't work! Clark Kent is as much a part of who I am as Kal-El of Krypton is! Ma and Pa Kent... The way they raised me... My boyhood in Smallville-- They made me what I am-- And I'd sooner die than give it up!" Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How can I learn who they were... how they lived... and what they accomplished in life... good or evil? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 None of us are perfect! You have to judge a man by the good in him! The legend of Questar should be an inspiration for all! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You may be a crack policeman, Dvron..., but it'll take everything you have working alongside us! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Where me land this time? Will me find gold? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I wonder... when I grow up... Will I know a great love, too? Or will the price of my super-career be... loneliness? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Spinning satelllites! This isn't my outfit! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Up--Up... And Away! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I swear by the Holy Sun of Krypton I will not try to escape from this cell until I'm cleared of this charge! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Smallville is through with Superboy! They want me -- Super-Clark! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I know it isn't polite to point -- but you'll have to forgive me! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Who was that other member? Who was Anti-Lad? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You may be a crack policeman, Dvron..., but it'll take everything you have working alongside us! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Those weird beams flashing into our eyes. They're hypnotic... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What a girl! She's strong and smart... and brave! She... she was willing to die in order to save my life! Gosh! I've never known a girl like her! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 No, Superboy! Destiny will keep your super-feats out of the Daily Planet... until you grow up into me, Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 So, you see, I'm too adept at sports! My super-powers make me unfit to compete with boys who are normal in their skills! If I played against them, it would be unsportsman-like because we wouldn't be fairly matched! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I must warn you, Mon-El! There are dangerous villains at large in the Phantom Zone! Life may be hard... but at least you'll be alive! And I promise you, in the future I'll find a cure for the deadly effects of lead... and return you to the real world! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sure, you were conned! Just like you conned him into coming here! You got as good as you gave! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 There's no time for us to waste by repeating my mistake! We have a world to save! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 That's right, Brainy -- today is the anniversary of the day I was inducted into the Legion by our three charter members... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Hel-lo pretty lady. Why you so small? Me help you pretty lady? Are these your friends? Nice pretty lady. Nice friends. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm tired of hiding it from you, Lois! And sick of being called shy and timid! The fact is-- I am Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Great Guns! Lois has supernatural powers -- and they may prove mightier than mine! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Two superhorses? I must be delirious... Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sorry, Jimmy... I'm afraid you're responsible for the actions of your robot... You're under arrest! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Hm... seems I have six pals now... and they're all named Jimmy Olsen! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What a twist! I, Superman, writing up Jimmy's super feats! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Me play "blocks"... Me stop bad mans! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It's me or Krypto, Jimmy! Are you going to be my pall... or Superdog's pal? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Sorry, pal -- you had your free shot! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Uh-uh -- No more Superboy! From now on it’s Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Under hypnosis, Ryan, you can be made to do almost anything. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 So this is 2956! What a difference time makes! Now I know how Rip Van Winkle felt! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm resigning as Vice-President! How could I ever become President if Superman is invulnerable? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How strange fate works! If Krypton had never exploded, I would have ended up as there as - Superman! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 T-Taxes! But I've never been asked to pay taxes before! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What colossal arrogance! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I believe you're looking for me, buddy! Superman's the name! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Not a thing stirring! It's like a world-wide graveyard! Even my mother Lara is dead! I-I'm the last man alive on Krypton! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Either you haven't seen a paper or you can't read! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 He's deliberately trying to crush my hand with that grip of his! I'd better fake pain, or Lois will be suspicious. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What I've always feared most is finally happening! An arch-foe who knows it's next to impossible to kill me... striking at the dirtiest way possible -- through my friends! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 For the rest of my life, I'm going to have to live with the knowledge that millions of peaceful Lexorians would still be alive today... if I hadn't journeyed to Lexor determined to bring Luthor to justice! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I... will... remember you... forever! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 It wouldn't look right for Superman to be arrested for indecent exposure. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm going to teach you a lesson, Spider-Man-- Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Wonder Woman successfully handled a major crisis that we didn't even know about! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 As absurd as it sounds, the Red Kryptonite helped! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Even a super-hero can get sick of the same old grind! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 I'm contracting for the murder of Superman... before he murders me! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Somewhere out there is something that knows what must be-- and strives to make it so! Call it destiny-- or whatever else-- the result is the same! If magic is to be my albatross, I'll live with it! A little humility is good for even a Super-Man! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Nature doesn't allow contradictions! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 You know, it always makes me feel odd to meet another Superman, who's been in action since before World War II. Hmm... I wonder if I'll be in business that long. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Batman sure perked up at seeing Robin! Come to think of it, it wasn't until Robin left for college that Batman started developing such a grim attitude! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Desecrated your altar... to a god of evil...? I've got news for you, mister-- I'm going to desecrate a few more things around here before I'm finished! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 We're like night and day, you and I, and yet, we're closer than we realize, closer than twins, because we complement each other. We fit each other... like hand and glove. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Yes, I am an alien -- but this is my home now. Unlike you, I did not seek power for the sake of power -- and I will not abandon the human race in its hour of need! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Don't bother trying to start the engine. I just frosted the connection to the gas tank with my super-breath! Even if I hadn't, I could knock this van over with a nudge of my elbow. Come along, and at least spare yourself that embarrassment. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Batman and Robin! Don't tell me you're here for the same reason I am? Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 He changed to "Batman" and "Superman" because of his childish hero worship! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 How do you like that, Robin? He solves our case for us... at home, in a wheel chair! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Smart... I always said you were the world's greatest detective! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Just stand where you are and I'll make this carpet really fly-- fast enough to carry us forward through time! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 First, a little super-juggling among friends. Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 What a youngster! You've always had Robin for a partner... But now I have a partner too! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Batman-- I want to apologize for my ridiculous behavior! Let's shake and be friends! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)

Quote1 Arrest my best friend? No-- Please don't ask me to do that! Quote2

--Kal-El (Earth-One)