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.
Bruce Wayne: I won’t kill you, but I don’t have to save you.
Henri Ducard: You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent.
Enormous Prisoner: You are in hell, little man! And I am the devil!
Bruce Wayne: You’re not the devil. You’re practice.
Bruce Wayne: My anger outweighs my guilt.
Alfred Pennyworth: Why bats, sir?
Bruce Wayne: Bats frighten me. It’s time my enemies share my dread.
Thomas Wayne: The Bats again? You know why they attacked you, don’t you? They were afraid of you.
Bruce Wayne: Afraid of me?
Thomas Wayne: All creatures feel fear.
Bruce Wayne: Even the scary ones?
Thomas Wayne: Especially the scary ones.
Bruce Wayne: Too expensive for the Army?
Lucius Fox: I don’t think they tried to market it to the billionaire, spelunking, BASE-jumping crowd.
Bruce Wayne: Look, Mr. Fox.
Lucius Fox: Yes, sir?
Bruce Wayne: If you’re uncomfortable…
Lucius Fox: Mr. Wayne, if you don’t want to tell me exactly what your doing, when I’m asked, I don’t have to lie. But don’t think of me as an idiot.
Bruce Wayne: Fair enough.
Bruce Wayne: I will go back to Gotham and fight men like this, but I will not become an executioner.
Henri Ducard: Bruce, please! For your own sake. There is no turning back.
Batman: It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Henri Ducard: Men fear most what they cannot see.
Alfred Pennyworth: Took quite a fall, didn’t we, Master Bruce?
Thomas Wayne: And why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
Alfred Pennyworth: I assume that as you’re taking on the underworld, this symbol is a persona to protect those you love and care about from reprisals.
Bruce Wayne: You thinking about Rachel?
Alfred Pennyworth: Actually, sir, I was thinking about myself.
Bruce Wayne: You had me declared dead?
Alfred Pennyworth: Actually, it was Mr. Earle, he’s taking the company public. He wanted to liquidate your majority shareholding. Those shares are quite a lot of money.
Bruce Wayne: It’s a good thing I left everything to you then.
Alfred Pennyworth: Quite so, sir. And you can borrow the Rolls if you like. Just bring it back with a full tank.