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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
  1. #1
    ″‘Scuse me. We’re heading straight for a brick wall.’
    ‘Don’t...worry, Robin...it’s just a hologram”
  2. #2
    “This should be agony. I should be a mass of aching muscle--broken, spent, unable to move. And, were I an older man, I surely would... But I am a man of thirty--of twenty again. The rain on my chest is a baptism--I’m born again.”
  3. #3
    “Woman explodes in subway station--film at eleven.”
  4. #4
    “I’m surprised there is a controversy. His actions are categorically criminal. I will have him brought to trial.... I’ll be more specific my first act as police commissioner will be to issue an arrest warrant for the Batman on charges of assault, breaking and entering, creating a public hazard...”
  5. #5
    ″...A new life begins today for Harvey Dent. Dent, a former district attorney became obsessed with the number two when half his face was scarred by acid. Dent believe his disfiguration revealed a hidden, evil side to his nature. He adopted as his personal symbol a dollar coin...”
  6. #6
    “Mutants surrender now--or be destroyed! Blam!”
  1. #7
    “I think of Sarah. The rest is easy.”
  2. #8
    “Commissioner--This is Batman. The governor’s life is in danger. I haven’t time to save him. It’s up to you.”
  3. #9
    “I’ve just been handed this bulletin--Commissioner James Gordon has been shot and killed--oops! Sorry, folks I read it wrong...Gordon has shot and killed a seventeen-year-old member of the mutant gang...”
  4. #10
    “Dent’s crimes were brilliantly pathological the most horrendous of which was his last--he was apprehended in the act by Gotham’s famous vigilante, the Batman, and committed to Arkham Asylum twelve years ago.”
  5. #11
    “If it’s war they want--I’ve got just the thing...”
  6. #12
    “The mutants are dead. The mutants are history. This is the mark of the future. Gotham City belongs to the Batman.”

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  1. #13
    “Very good, sir. your sense of humor is keen as ever, sir.”
  2. #14
    “Our younger viewers will not remember the Batman. A recent survey shows that most high schoolers consider him a myth. But real he was. Even today, debate continues on the right and wrong of his one-man war on crime. This report would like to think that he’s alive and well, enjoying a celebratory drink in the company of friends...”
  3. #15
    “I will never forget Jason. He was a good soldier. He honored me. But the war goes on.”
  4. #16
    “It is my pleasure to introduce your new police commissioner. I do not envy her the next few years. The job has few rewards. The best you can hope for is that when you’re finished with it, things aren’t as lousy as they would’ve been without you. Ellen Yindel is eminently qualified for this job...She face a city of thieves and murderers and honest people too frightened to hope. She faces life-and-death decisions, every hour to come. Some will torture her. She will face a man who is the living spoirit of...something we need. She may be his enemy. She may learn from him.”
  5. #17
    ″‘Tell Gordon we have to talk.’ ‘Sure thing, Bats. But how’s he sposed to get in touch with--oh, yeah! Now I remember...‘”
  6. #18
    “Carrie. She’s perfect. She’s young. She’s smart. She’s brave. With her, I might be able to end this mutant nonsense once and for all.”
  7. #19
    “Two hundred and six were slain during the Joker’s escape from the David Endochrine show including host Endochrine and Dr Bartholomew Wolper. The joker reportedly used his deadly smile gas on the crowd. Commissioner Yindel refused to comment on this, or on the escape of the Batman, which left twelve police officers hospitalized.”
  8. #20
    “I stand here atop Gotham’s beautiful twin towers, with two bombs capable of making them rubble. You have twenty minutes to save them...The price is five million dollars. I would have made it two--but I’ve got bills to pay...”
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