40+ Handpicked Batman Begins Quotes for Nolan Fans

January 9, 2022

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and David S. Goyer. Based on Batman, the DC Comics character Batman.

The film is a reboot of its Batman films, telling the story of the origin that follows Bruce Wayne from the death of his parents until his rise to becoming Batman and his struggle for the right to prevent Ra’s Al Ghul as well as the Scarecrow from slamming Gotham City into chaos.

Lets look at some of the best Batman Begins quotes handpicked..

Best Batman Begins Quotes (Handpicked)

1. β€œWell, a guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.” – Bruce Wayne

Well, a guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues quote from Bruce Wayne

2. β€œIf someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.” -Henri Ducard

you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart quote by Henri Ducard

3. β€œThe work offered by organized crime must have an attraction to the insane.”- Dr. Jonathan Crane

Dr. Jonathan Crane quote is The work offered by organized crime must have an attraction to the insane

4. β€œA criminal is not complicated. What you really fear is inside yourself. You fear your own power. You fear your anger, the drive to do great or terrible things.” – Henri Ducard

Henri Ducard quote to us A criminal is not complicated. What you really fear is inside yourself

5. Dr. Jonathan: Outside, he was a giant. In here, only the mind can grant you power.
Rachel Dawes: You enjoy the reversal?
Dr. Jonathan: I respect the mind’s power over the body. It’s why I do what I do.

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6. β€œYou must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent.” -Henri Ducard

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

7. β€œYou 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.” – Henri Ducard

Your training is nothing. The will is everything. If you make yourself more than just a man quote by Henri Ducard

8. β€œI won’t kill you but I don’t have to save you.” – Bruce Wayne

I won’t kill you but I don’t have to save you quote from Bruce Wayne

9. Bruce: Bats are nocturnal.
Alfred: Bats may be, but even for billionaire playboys, three o’clock is pushing it. The price of leading a double life, I fear. Your theatrics made an impression.
Bruce: Theatricality and deception are powerful weapons, Alfred. It’s a good start.

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10. β€œThere’s nothing to fear but fear itself!” – Dr. Jonathan Crane

There's nothing to fear but fear itself quote by Dr. Jonathan Crane

11. β€œAlways mind your surroundings.” – Henri Ducard

Henri Ducard quote is Always mind your surroundings

12. Bruce: Should I just bury the past out there with my parents, Alfred?
Alfred: I wouldn’t presume to tell you what to do with your past, sir. Just know that there are those of us who care about what you do with your future.

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13. β€œWhat chance does Gotham have when the good people do nothing?” – Rachel Dawes

What chance does Gotham have when the good people do nothing quote from Rachel Dawes

14. β€œWhy do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Thomas Wayne

Why do we fall, Bruce So we can learn to pick ourselves up quote by Thomas Wayne

15. Ducard: Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.
Bruce: That’s why it’s so important. It separates us from them.

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16. β€œCriminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding.” – Henri Ducard

Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding quote from Henri Ducard

17. β€œThe League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years. We sacked Rome, loaded trade ships with plague rats, burned London to the ground. Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence, we return to restore the balance.” -Henri Ducard

Henri Ducard quote to us is Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence, we return to restore the balance

18. β€œThe Wayne legacy is more than bricks and mortar, sir.” – Alfred Pennyworth

The Wayne legacy is more than bricks and mortar quote from Alfred Pennyworth

19. Ducard: A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification. He can be destroyed, or locked up. But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can’t stop you, then you become something else entirely.
Bruce Wayne: Which is?
Ducard: Legend, Mr. Wayne.

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20. β€œDeep down you may still be that same great kid you used to be. But it’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.” – Rachel Dawes

it's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you quote by Rachel Dawes

21. Rachel: What’s β€˜scarecrow’?
Dr. Jonathan: Patients suffering delusional episodes often focus their paranoia on an external tormentor. Usually one conforming to Jungian archetypes. In this case, a scarecrow.

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22. β€œI know the rage that drives you. That impossible anger strangling the grief, until the memory of your loved one is just… poison in your veins. And one day, you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed, so you would be spared your pain.” – Henri Ducard

Henri Ducard quote to us catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed, so you would be spared your pain

23. β€œWhen a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.” – Henri Ducard

When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural quote from Henri Ducard

24. Alfred: Why bats, Master Wayne?
Bruce: Bats frighten me. It’s time my enemies shared my dread.

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25. β€œYou have learned to bury your guilt with anger. I will teach you to confront it, and to face the truth. You know how to fight six men. We can teach you how to engage six hundred. You know how to disappear. We can teach you to become truly invisible.” – Henri Ducard

We can teach you how to engage six hundred. You know how to disappear quote from Henri Ducard

26. β€œIgnorance is bliss, my friend. Don’t burden yourself with the secrets of scary people.” – Carmine Falcone

Carmine Falcone quote is Ignorance is bliss, my friend. Don't burden yourself with the secrets of scary people

27. β€œMen fear most what they cannot see.”-Henri Ducard

Men fear most what they cannot see quote from Henri Ducard

28. β€œTomorrow the world will watch in horror as its greatest city destroys itself. The movement back to harmony will be unstoppable this time.” – Henri Ducard

Quote by Henri Ducard is Tomorrow the world will watch in horror as its greatest city destroys itself

29. Ducard: Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you. As it almost did me.
Bruce: What stopped it?
Ducard: Vengeance.

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30. β€œPeople need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne. As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol… as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.” – Bruce Wayne

People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy  quote by Bruce Wayne

31. β€œMy anger outweighs my guilt.”- Bruce Wayne

My anger outweighs my guilt quote from Bruce Wayne

32. Ducard: When you lived among the criminals, did you start to pity them?
Bruce Wayne: The first time I stole so that I wouldn’t starve, yes. I lost many assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong. And when I traveled, I learned the fear before a crime and the thrill of success. But I never became one of them.

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33. β€œDeath does not wait for you to be ready! Death is not considerate, or fair! And make no mistake: here, you face Death.” – Henri Ducard

Henri Ducard quote is Death does not wait for you to be ready

34. Bruce: We need to send these people away now.
Alfred: Those are Bruce Wayne’s guests out there, sir. You have a name to maintain.
Bruce: I don’t care about my name.
Alfred: It’s not just your name, sir! It’s your father’s name! And it’s all that’s left of him. Don’t destroy it.

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

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36. Maitre D: Sir, the pool is for decoration, and your friends do not have swimwear.
Bruce: Well, they’re European.
Maitre D: I’m going to have to ask you to leave.
[Bruce starts to write a check]
Maitre D: It is not a question of money.
Bruce: [gives him the check] Well, you see, I’m buying this hotel, and uh, setting some new rules about the pool area.

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37. Bruce: Good morning. I’m here to see Mr. Earle.
Jessica: [without bothering to look up from her desk] Name?
Bruce: Uh… Bruce Wayne.

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38. β€œIn the Civil War, your great-great grandfather was involved in the Underground Railroad, secretly transporting freed slaves to the North. And I suspect these caverns came in handy.”- Alfred Pennyworth

Alfred Pennyworth quote is your great-great grandfather was involved in the Underground Railroad

39. Bruce: How are you feeling?
Rachel: Where are we? Why did you bring me here?
Bruce: If I hadn’t, your mind would now be lost. You were poisoned.
Rachel: [trying to sit up] It was… it was Dr. Crane…
Bruce: [pushing her back down] Relax, Gordon has Crane.
Rachel: Is Sergeant Gordon your friend?
Bruce: I don’t have the luxury of friends.

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40. Bruce: Give it a try!
[Alfred turns on the lights of the cave]
Alfred: Charming.
[looks up and sees thousands of bats]
Alfred: At least you’ll have company.

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41. Bruce: Who is he?
[implying the man imprisoned in a wooden cage]
Henri: He was a farmer. Then he tried to take his neighbor’s land and became a murderer. Now he is a prisoner.
Bruce: What’ll happen to him?
Henri: Justice. Crime can not be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding.

Batman Begins Quotes

All Villains In Batman Begins

Ra’s al Ghul (Liam Neeson): In Batman Begins, Ra’s is played by Liam Neeson, but the third act’s twist reveals it later in the movie. Before that, Bruce had thought of a decoy played by Ken Watanabe as Ra’s who was killed when his League of Shadows’ temple had been destroyed.

The Scarecrow, Dr. Jonathan Crane (Cillian Murphy): The Scarecrow is Batman’s greatest foe. Scarecrow is known for using fear to take advantage over his foes.

Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson): Falcone played a vital part in Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman and saved his life when Bruce confronted him only to show the extent of power he possesses throughout the world.

Victor Zsasz (Tim Booth): Zsasz is an assassin in Batman Begins for Carmine Falcone. He is acquitted and is found to be insane due to Jonathan Crane. He is sent to Arkham and later escapes.

Joe Chill (Richard Brake): In Batman Begins, the killer of Bruce’s parents is Chill and is now in Jail.

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