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10 Famous Inspirational Batman Quotes You Didn’t Know

We’ve all heard of the Batman, haven’t we. And we’ve also heard that some of the famous quotes from Batman are really inspirational and motivational with deep meanings. And when these come from movies which have been great hits, they leave a profound impact on the audience.

So here are the top 10 quotes which i find really outstanding and motivating.

1. ‘WHATEVER DOESN’T KILL YOU, SIMPLY MAKES YOU STRONGER.’

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This scene is from Dark Knight, second part of Batman trilogy. It’s actually a Corruption of the common phrase, ‘whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ which was given by Friedrich Nietzsche, in his book twilight of the Idols.

Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” means that, difficult situations toughen you up and makes you stronger.

The Joker uses the phrase during the bank robbery before pretending to kill mob banker by putting a grenade in his mouth. The implication is that, although the Joker sparred his life, the mob banker is left both physically and emotionally scarred.


2.’WHY DO WE FALL? SO THAT WE CAN LEARN TO PICK OURSELVES BACK UP.’

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This is one of the famous quotes from the first part of batman trilogy i.e. The batman begins. This phrase has been used twice in the trilogy. First Thomas wayne asks this to bruce when he falls in the deep well.

Next Alfred uses the same phrase in the movie Dark Knight when Bruce thinks he’s failed Gotham that instead of his continued efforts, he couldn’t save it.

It means however the number of times we fall, we’ve got to pick ourselves up again because every time we fall, we learn something new. This motivates us to accept our failures and not just be a crybaby about it. Because one day, we’ll look back and be proud of ourselves that we went through that.


3.’TO MAINPULATE THE FEAR IN OTHERS, YOU MUST FIRST MASTER YOUR OWN.’

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This dialogue was said by Ra’s Al Ghul in Batman begins.This concept applies to everything we do, not just fear as Ducard pointed out. Its called Success Mastery and we often overlook it in favor of a quick fix.

Once we overcome our own fears, we become much much stronger than we used to be. Because now, there’s nothing to be afraid of anymore. We can take all the risks we were hesitating to take. Such an inspiration!

4. ‘YOU EITHER DIE A HERO, OR LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE YOURSELF BECOME A VILLAIN.’

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This famous quotes uttered by Harvey Dent in the 2008 DC Comics superhero action film The Dark Knight, Batman trilogy.

The quote, which is meant to the dubious nature of heroism in the face of time, has been since used in various commentaries to describe the fall from grace of a well-known and popular public figure, as well as in image macros relating to fandoms outside of the Batman universe.

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5. ‘EVERYTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL SOMEBODY DOES IT.’

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This is a quote by batman from the movie batman begins. You see everything seems impossible but only when it hasn’t been done. Once somebody does something different, it seems possible.

If they can, maybe i can too. So learn. Learn from such inspirational figures in your life, they’ll definitely help you move ahead in life.

6. IT’S NOT WHO I AM UNDERNEATH,BUT WHAT I DO WHAT DEFINES ME.’

This line actually comes up a couple of times in Batman Begins. Firstly, Rachel says, “It’s not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you.” And then later, Bruce aka Batman himself says it, owning it: “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”

The line essentially says that actions speak louder than words. Bruce Wayne might be a broody, tormented billionaire orphan in his private life, tortured by his own internal moral compass, but as long as he fights crime and does the right thing as Batman, he’ll be defined as a hero.


7.’YOU START PRETENDING TO HAVE FUN, YOU MIGHT EVEN HAVE A LITTLE BY ACCIDENT.’

This quote is by Alfred Pennyworth from Batman Begins when Bruce is getting ready for his birthday party.

Some will not ever notice this quote, but oh, how influential it is. You might be having the worst week, or month of your life, but push through it. “Pretend” to have fun because you never know, by the end you will notice that you are actually starting to have fun again.


8. ‘IF YOU’RE GOOD AT SOMETHING, NEVER DO IT FOR FREE.’

This popular quote is by the joker from the movie The Dark knight. Joker says it when he’s making a deal with the mobsters to kill batman.

But whatever maybe his reason, he’s right. If you do things which you’re good at for free, people start to take advantage of you and don’t give the respect you deserve.

9. ‘A HERO CAN BE ANYONE. EVEN A MAN DOING SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AND REASSURING AS PUTTING A COAT AROUND A YOUNG BOY’S SHOULDERS TO LET HIM KNOW THAT THE WORLD HASN’T ENDED.’

This was quoted by the batman himself in the movie The Dark Knight rises. This quote is the moment we all waited for since the first movie, the time that Batman finally revealed himself to Commissioner Gordon after all this time. Of course, in typical Batman fashion, he left it cryptic and made Gordon think about it.

And what we learn from this is that you don’t have to have some super powers to become a hero. A hero is anyone who motivates and helps other people, people who think they have no one to rely on.

10. ‘I FEAR DYING IN HERE, WHILE MY CITY BURNS AND THERE’S NO ONE THERE TO SAVE IT.’

Quoted by Bruce Wayne in the movie Dark knight rises.

When Bruce is captured and put in a cell, a blind prisoner offers him words of wisdom about death. The prisoner claims Batman doesn’t fear death, though it’s what makes him weak. Bruce responds saying, “I do fear death. I fear dying in here, while my city burns, and there’s no one there to save it.”

Do you know any other famous batman quotes that you find inspirational? Tell us in the comments below!