Batman Begins Quotes

The Scarecrow: Boo! [sprays a dose of fear toxin at Batman]
The Scarecrow: Aw, having trouble? [Batman starts hallucinating and tumbles backward into an easy chair]
The Scarecrow: Take a seat. Have a drink. [splashes Batman with alcohol]
The Scarecrow: You look like a man who takes himself too seriously. [produces a lighter and lights it]
The Scarecrow: Do you want my opinion? You need to lighten up. [tosses the lighter at Batman, setting him on fire]

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Flass: [referring to the Narrows] Cops only go there if they're in force!
Batman: [shouts] Do I look like a cop?

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Alfred Pennyworth: [to Bruce] Batman may have made the front page, but Bruce Wayne got pushed to page eight. [Bruce reads the headline: "Drunken Billionaire Burns Down Home."]

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Batman: Falcone sent them to kill you.
Rachel Dawes: Why?
Batman: You rattled his cage. [throws photos of Judge Faden with prostitutes]
Rachel Dawes: What's this?
Batman: Leverage.
Rachel Dawes: For what?
Batman: To get things moving.
Rachel Dawes: Who are you?
Batman: Someone like you. Someone who'll rattle the cages.

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Batman: Do you drive stick?

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[last lines]
Jim Gordon: And what about escalation?
Bruce Wayne: Escalation?
Jim Gordon: We get semi-automatic weapons, they get automatics. We get Kevlar body armor, they get armor-piercing rounds. And *you're* wearing a mask and jumping off rooftops. Take this guy: armed robbery, double homicide. Has a taste for theatrics, like you. Leaves a calling card. [Gordon presents Batman with a clear plastic evidence bag containing what appears to be a single playing card; Batman turns it over in his hand to reveal a Joker]
Bruce Wayne: I'll look into it. [turns away from Gordon and walks toward the rooftop ledge]
Jim Gordon: I never got to say, Thank you.
Bruce Wayne: [looks back to Gordon] And you'll never have to.

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[ from teaser ]
Bruce Wayne : 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.

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Uniformed Policeman #1 : [ describing the Batmobile ] He is in a vehicle!
Dispatcher : Make and color?
Uniformed Policeman #1 : It's a black... [ looks at his partner, who shrugs ]
Uniformed Policeman #1 : ...tank!

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[ Bruce is refusing to demonstrate his commitment to justice by executing a criminal ]
Ra's Al Ghul : You cannot lead these men unless you are prepared to do what is necessary to defeat evil.
Bruce Wayne : And where would I be leading these men?
Ra's Al Ghul : Gotham. As Gotham's favored son you will be ideally placed to strike at the heart of criminality.
Bruce Wayne : How?
Ra's Al Ghul : Gotham's time has come. Like Constantinople or Rome before it the city has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving and must be allowed to die. This is the most important function of the League of Shadows. It is one we've performed for centuries. Gotham... must be destroyed.

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Jumpy Thug : [ screaming ] WHERE ARE YOU?
Batman : [ appears upside-down behind him, whispering ] Here.

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Dr. Jonathan Crane : I am more than aware that you are not intimidated by *me*, Mr. Falcone. But you know who I'm working for, and when he gets here...
Carmine Falcone : He-he's coming to Gotham?
Dr. Jonathan Crane : Yes he is. And when he gets here, he's not gonna want to hear that you have endangered our operation just to get your thugs out of a little jail time.

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Henri Ducard : Are you ready to begin?
Bruce Wayne : I-I can barely stand...
Henri Ducard : [ kicks him ] Death does not wait for you to be ready! Death is not considerate, or fair! And make no mistake: here, you face Death.

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Earle : Jessica, where are you? [ walks into outer room ]
Bruce Wayne : [ to Jessica ] Eye on the ball, and...
Earle : Why is no one answering the phone? [ sees Bruce from behind, teaching Jessica to play golf ]
Bruce Wayne : [ turning around ] It's Wayne Enterprises, Mr. Earle, I'm sure they'll call back.
Earle : Bruce? You're supposed to be dead.
Bruce Wayne : I'm sorry to disappoint.

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Jim Gordon : [ sideswipes several cars; grimaces ] Sorry!

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Bruce Wayne : You were on the board?
Lucius Fox : When your father ran things, yeah.
Bruce Wayne : You knew my father?
Lucius Fox : Oh, yeah. Helped him build his train. Ah, here we are. Kevlar utility harness. Gas-powered magnetic grapple gun. The three hundred and fifty pound test monofilament. Wonderful project, your dad's train. Routed it right into Wayne Tower along with the water and power utilities. Kind of made Wayne Tower the unofficial centre of Gotham City. Of course, Earle let it go to rot. Here we are. Nomex survival suit for advanced infantry. Kevlar biweave, reinforced joints.

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Ra's al Ghul : You are just an ordinary man in a cape! That's why you couldn't fight injustice and that's why you can't stop this train!
Batman : Who said anything about stopping it? [ Ra's al Ghul looks up, confused, and sees his own sword jammed into the brake panel ]
Jim Gordon : [ blows up the train supports ] Yes!
Batman : [ reverses his grip and pins Ra's al Ghul to the floor ] You never learned to mind your surroundings!

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[ from trailer ]
Henri Ducard : You traveled the world... Now you must journey inwards... to what you really fear... it's inside you... there is no turning back. Your parents' death was not your fault. Your training is nothing. The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely. Are you ready to begin?

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Henri Ducard : You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent.

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Carmine Falcone : You're taller than you look in the tabloids, Mr. Wayne. [ one of Falcone's attendant bodyguards gives Bruce a rough going-over to check for weapons but comes up with nothing ]
Carmine Falcone : No gun? I'm insulted! You could have just sent a thank-you note.
Bruce Wayne : I didn't come here to thank you. I came here to show you that not everyone in Gotham's afraid of you.
Carmine Falcone : Only those who know me, kid. Look around you: you'll see two councilmen, a union official, a couple off-duty cops, and a judge. [ points a gun at Bruce ]
Carmine Falcone : Now, I wouldn't have a second's hesitation of blowing your head off right here and right now in front of 'em. Now, that's power you can't buy! That's the power of fear.
Bruce Wayne : I'm not afraid of you.
Carmine Falcone : Because you think you got nothing to lose. But you haven't thought it through. You haven't thought about your lady-friend down at the D.A.'s office. You haven't thought about your old butler. Bang! [ Falcone pulls the trigger, but the hammer falls on an empty chamber with a click; he puts the gun away ]
Carmine Falcone : People from your world have so *much* to lose. Now, you think because your mommy and your daddy got shot, you know about the ugly side of life, but you don't. You've never tasted desperate. You're, uh, you're Bruce Wayne, the Prince of Gotham; you'd have to go a thousand miles to meet someone who didn't know your name. So, don't-don't come down here with your anger, trying to prove something to yourself. This is a world you'll never understand. And you always fear what you don't understand. Alright. [ Falcone gives his bodyguards a signal to remove Bruce; they take hold of him, and he struggles against their grip ]
Carmine Falcone : Yeah, you got spirit, kid. I'll

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Enormous Prisoner : You are in hell, little man! [ punches Bruce Wayne ]
Enormous Prisoner : And I am the devil! [ punches him again ]
Bruce Wayne : You're not the devil. You're practice.

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Carmine Falcone : [ frantically loading his shotgun ] What the hell are you? [ Batman breaks open the limo's sunroof and pulls Falcone out ]
Batman : I'm Batman! [ Batman knocks Falcone out with a headbutt, then notices a bum watching him. The bum is wearing the coat Bruce gave him years ago ]
Batman : Nice coat. [ Batman flies off with Falcone ]
Homeless Man : Thanks.

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[ one of Ra's' henchmen watches Wayne Manor burn, to make sure no one comes out; Alfred sneaks up and knocks him out with a golf club ]
Alfred Pennyworth : I hope you're not a member of the fire brigade.

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Ra's al Ghul : Justice is balance. You burned my house and left me for dead. Consider us even.

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Blonde Female Reporter : [ making her way through the crowd leaving the courtroom ] Joe! Hey, Joe! Falcone says, "Hi." [ takes out a gun and shoots him ]

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Ra's al Ghul : If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.

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Ra's al Ghul : Tomorrow the world will watch in horror as its greatest city destroys itself. The movement back to harmony will be unstoppable this time.
Bruce Wayne : You attacked Gotham before?
Ra's al Ghul : Of course. Over the ages, our weapons have grown more sophisticated. With Gotham, we tried a new one: Economics. But we underestimated certain of Gotham's citizens... such as your parents. Gunned down by one of the very people they were trying to help. Create enough hunger and everyone becomes a criminal. Their deaths galvanized the city into saving itself... and Gotham has limped on ever since. We are back to finish the job. And this time no misguided idealists will get in the way. Like your father, you lack the courage to do all that is necessary. If someone stands in the way of true justice... you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.

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Ra's al Ghul : When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.

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[ Batman confronts Ra's, flanked by two of his ninjas ]
Batman : It ends here.
Ra's al Ghul : For you and the police, maybe. My fight, however, lies with the rest of Gotham. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a city to destroy.
Batman : I can't beat two of your pawns?
Ra's al Ghul : As you wish. [ two more ninjas drop down from above ]

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[ Bruce has been arrested ]
Chinese Police Officer : [ in Mandarin ] He refuses to give his name.
Chinese Police Officer : Fool, what the hell do I care what your name is? You're a criminal.
Bruce Wayne : [ in Mandarin ] I'm not a criminal!
Chinese Police Officer : Tell that to the guy who owned these. [ shows Bruce a box with "Wayne Enterprises" stamped on it ]

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[ Bruce awakens from a nightmare ]
Thomas Wayne : The bats again? [ Bruce nods ]
Thomas Wayne : You know why they attacked you, don't you? They were afraid of you.
Bruce Wayne - age 8 : Afraid of me?
Thomas Wayne : All creatures feel fear.
Bruce Wayne - age 8 : Even the scary ones?
Thomas Wayne : Especially the scary ones.

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