Death does not wait for you to be ready. Death is not considerate, or fair.
He’s a Silent Guardian, A Watchful Protector. A Dark Knight.
The idea of Batman, what he stands for … what I stand for. That’s something they will never be able to destroy.
I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
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…a legend.