30 Day DC Challenge – Day 17: Favorite quote from a DC character


There are far too many different quotes from DC characters to limit to just one, so I’m going to list my favorites. Searching around the internet I stumbled upon an article on the MIT Technology Review. Titled, The Secret Science of Memorable Quotes, several researchers, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil from Cornell University, studied what made lines memorable. They studied around “1,000 movies and compared them against other lines of a similar length spoken by the same character at about the same point in the film.” Memorable phrases are shown to “made up of combinations of words that are unlikely to appear in the corpus.” They also tend to use “pronouns, indefinite article a instead of the, and verbs in the past rather present tense. This results in making the phrases “general rather than specific.” It’s a good read, check it out.


So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there’s always madness. Madness is the emergency exit.

The Joker

I can speak 17,897 galactic languages an’ I got no idea what yer talkin’ about!

Lobo

I was going to say… that a great many interesting and powerful people have stood exactly where you are right now… and they made the same mistake of taking my empathy for weakness. 

Kal-El (Prime Earth)

Take a good look Bruce. What do you see? You’ve never fought someone with all your training. Your discipline. See it yet? I’m not him in a batsuit. I’m you. You. How you are supposed to be without the codes. Without the rules. Except one. BATMAN. ALWAYS. WINS.

The Batman Who Laughs
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