Batman's Words of Wisdom

Batman: "Fore-warned is fore-armed."

Batman: "In the end, veracity and rectitude always triumph."

Batman: "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."

Batman: "No time to tarry, lest we forget, lives are at stake."

Batman: "Let's go, Robin. The longer we tarry, the more dire the peril."

Batman: "'It is the duty of every good citizen of Gotham City to report meeting a man from Mars in a public park.' - Gotham City Penal Code, Section 32, Subsection 14."

Batman: "People who stay in glass hotels shouldn't throw parties."

Batman: "Out of the sarcophagus and back into the saddle."

Batman: "I did think it would all end differently, somehow less ignominiously. To drown in my own anniversary cake!"

Batman: "The best-laid plans of mice and men oft gong agley."

Bruce: "It's sometimes difficult to think clearly when you're strapped to a printing press."

Batman: "I'm afraid we're not going to get much help from the Batcomputer, Robin. It can't go back to prehistoric times."

Bruce: "Arriving at Commissioner Gordon's office in a taxi might be deemed a trifle ostentatious."

Robin: "Holy tartars!"
Batman: "Unholy tartars, Robin. Stealing scimitars and golden eggs from a museum is one thing. But when the average citizen on the street is in peril, something must be done, and quickly."

Bank Manager: "Thank goodness you're here, Batman! Two girl bank robbers just robbed my bank while the policewomen did nothing. And then they took off into thin air in a getaway car..."
Batman: "Sometimes you can see a great deal in thin air, Sir."

Batman: "This is torture, at its most bizarre and terrible."

Batman: "If you can't spend it, money's just a lot of worthless paper, isn't it?"

Batman: "Good, even though it's sometimes sidetracked, always, repeat: always triumphs over evil."

Batman: "Since there is no life on Mars as we know it, there can be no intelligible Marsish language."

Batman: "To coin a phrase, there's less here than meets the eye."

Batman: "Whatever is fair in love and war is also fair in crimefighting."

Batman: "It's obvious. Only a criminal would disguise himself as a licensed, bonded guard yet callously park in front of a fire hydrant!"

Radio announcer: "If someone wishes a message broadcast, like 'Many are called, two are chosen,' I assume it's religious and that's all."
Batman: "I don't think we should treat religion lightly, Mr. Gore."

Batman: "He who hath life hath time. A proverb worth remembering."

Batman: "An opportunity well taken is always a weapon of advantage."

Batman: "Let's beware and be wary."

Batman: "A reporter's lot is not easy, making exciting stories out of plain, average, ordinary people like Robin and me."

Robin: "But how could you be so sure?"
Batman: "I really couldn't, Robin. Earth movement is an inexact science at best."

Batman: "It's time to get set, Robin. It's almost oda wabba simba."
Robin: "It's almost what?"
Batman: "Oda wabba simba. Six o'clock in our nomenclature. In the 14th dynasty, the hour of the hyena. The time when ancient Egyptian supercriminals invariably struck!"

Robin: "Gosh, Batman, is there anything you don't know?"
Batman: "Oh yes, Robin. Several things, in fact."

Batman: "A brother's sufferings claims a brother's pity, gentlemen."

Batman: "'He who knows how to fear, Robin, knows how to proceed with safety.' A translation from the Latin."

Batman: "How little do we know of time, Alfred. A one-syllable word, a noun. Yesterday's laughter, tomorrow's tears."

Batgirl: "How can I help?"
Batman: "By standing directly under that grating and concentrating on the Indian Fakir command, Rassi Seedha Rucko. Hindi for 'Rope stay straight'."

Batman: "Bartender, a bit of advice. Always inspect a jukebox carefully. These machines can be deadly."

Robin: "Gosh, Batman. I never see you use a telephone directory. How do you remember all those numbers?"
Batman: "Elementary, my dear Robin. I simply transpose the numbers into letters. For example, Pete Savage's number is the name of a girl he and I used to date."

Batman: "Planting a timebomb in a local library is a felony."

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