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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.
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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.
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.