My favorite quotes from some of my favorite characters.

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  • "Then, Grundy gets his reward." - Solomon Grundy. (Justice League)

  • "Do you remember your parents? Do you remember their smiles? Do you remember times when they made you feel safe? That's what you hold on to. That's what you can do for other people. You can give them safety. You can show them they're not alone. That's how the world makes sense. And if you can do that, you can stop the world from making more people like us. And no one will have to be scared anymore." - Batman (Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth)

  • "I. Am. The. New. God. All is one in Darkseid. This mighty body is my church. When I command your surrender, I speak with three billion voices. When I make a fist to crush your resistance. It is with three billion hands. When I stare into your eyes and shatter your dreams. And break your heart. It is with six billion eyes! Nothing like Darkseid has ever come among you: Nothing will again. I will take you to a hell without exit or end. And there I will murder your souls! And make you crawl and beg! And die! Die! Die for Darkseid!" - Darkseid. (Final Crisis #5)

  • "And I - I have shown him ... that a man without hope is a man without fear." - Kingpin. (Daredevil #229)

  • "What power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?" - Dream. (Sandman #4)

  • "It's really very simple. In this world, there is right and there is wrong ... and that distinction is not difficult to make." - Superman. (Kingdom Come #3)

  • "I guess i'm dying. I guess it doesn't matter. I guess I don't care. Because if I could do what i've done--if I could help this sickness i've got destroy me--then i'm not worth saving. Then life has no meaning anyway." - Tony stark. (Iron Man #182)

  • "So this Zealot comes to my door, all glazed eyes and clean reproductive organs, asking me if I ever think about God. So I tell him I killed God. I tracked God down like a rabid dog, hacked off his legs with a hedge trimmer, raped him with a corncob, and boiled off his corpse in an acid bath. So he pulls an alternating-current taser on me and tells me that only the Official Serbian Church of Tesla can save my polyphase intrinsic electric field, known to non-engineers as "the soul". So I hit him. What would you do?" - Spider Jerusalem (Transmetropolitan #6)

  • "Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — "No, you move."" - Captain America. (Amazing Spiderman #537)

  • "You see nothing. I see, I see. I see you. Yes, I see your lonely little childhood. I see that mommy caught you playing with yourself. I see that feeling of superiority born out of nothing but always the highest test grades in class. Yes, I see the treadmill at home covered in dust. I see the bottle of hand sterilizer always in your pocket. Insect. I see the killing jar at home. The endless rows of many-legged and crawling things snuffed out and pinned and displayed for your own pleasure. Aberration. I see the rag and chloroform. I see the pigeon and the cat and the mice. I see you stroke their dead fur, and yourself. Foul dreamer I see the petty infant crimes and the mewlings for power and godhood. The jealous tattling on and prodding of those greater than yourself. I see, that I command obedience of such a thing as you is the only grace you shall ever know. Kneel slave, and serve your lord." - Moon Knight (Moon Knight #13)

  • "We'll use it to fight for justice. Because i'm Open Window Man! And it's what I do." - Open-Window Man. (Dial H #13)

  • "'Do it?' Dan i'm not a republic serial villain. Do you seriously think i'd explain my masterstroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago." - Ozymandias (Watchmen #11)

  • "Innocents? Why, to hear the tales they tell... You'd think there was no guilty child in hell!" - Etrigan the demon (Saga of the swamp thing #26)