Our list of the best quotes from the original theatrical cut, and the definitive Justice League Snyder cut of the DC Extended Universe superhero movie directed by Zack Snyder. The story follows Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who fueled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), to face an even greater enemy, the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.'I don't care how many demons he's fought in how many hells, he's never fought us. Not us united.' - Bruce Wayne (Zack Snyder's Justice League) Click To Tweet
1. Justice League (2017)
News Reporter #1: The world remains in mourning after the death of the Superman. Violence, acts of war and terrorism are all on the rise.
New Reporter #2: And where is the Gotham Bat? The masked vigilante has been a no-show.
Martha Kent: I can hardly read the news anyway. So much bitterness.
Queen Hippolyta: Something is coming.
Bruce Wayne: I had a dream. It was the end of the world.
Bruce Wayne: I think it’s something more. Something darker.
Diana Prince: Long before I was born he came as the spearhead of an alien invasion.
Diana Prince: We’re asking people we don’t know to risk their lives.
Man: Please, we have families.
Steppenwolf: Why does everyone keep telling me that?
Bruce Wayne: We don’t have any more time.
Alfred Pennyworth: [to Bruce] One misses when ones biggest concerns exploding wind-up penguins.
Bruce Wayne: We have to be ready. You, me, the others. There’s an attack coming from far away.
Diana Prince: Not coming, Bruce. It’s already here. The others, where are they?
Bruce Wayne: There is a stranger who comes to this village from the sea. He comes in the winter when people are hungry, he brings fish, comes on the king tide. That was last night.
Arthur Curry: [turns to face Bruce] Talk.
Bruce Wayne: I believe that an enemy is coming from far away. I’m looking for warriors. This stranger, others like him. I’m building an alliance to defend us. It’s very important that I see this man.
Diana Prince: Organic and bio-mechatronic body parts. He’s a cyborg.
Victor Stone: You should probably move.
Bruce Wayne: Arthur Curry. I hear you can talk to fish.
Arthur Curry: Strong men are strongest alone, have you ever heard that?
Bruce Wayne: That’s not the same. That’s the opposite of what the saying is.
Bruce Wayne: Divided we are not enough. The world needs Superman. I made him a promise. This is why I brought you together.
Bruce Wayne: Barry Allen.
Barry Allen: Whoever you’re looking for, it’s not me.
Barry Allen: Look, man, I don’t know who you are, but whoever you’re looking for.
[Bruce throws a Batarang at Barry, Barry uses his power to slow down time and then catches it]
Bruce Wayne: So you’re fast.
Barry Allen: That feels like an oversimplification.
Barry Allen: [referring to the Batarang] Can I keep this?
2. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
'The world is hurt. Broken. Unexchangeable. But the world's not fixed in the past, only the future. The not yet. The now.' - Silas Stone (Zack Snyder's Justice League) Click To Tweet
Part 1: “Don’t Count On It, Batman”
Bruce Wayne: [to Arthur] There are enemies coming from far away. I need warriors. This stranger, others like him. I’m building an alliance to defend ourselves. It’s very important that I see this man.
Bruce Wayne: [to Arthur] Arthur Curry. Also known as Protector of the Oceans. The Aquaman.
Arthur Curry: So let me get this straight. You do it dressed like a bat? Like an actual bat?
Bruce Wayne: Worked for twenty years in Gotham.
Arthur Curry: Oh, that s**thole.
Bruce Wayne: You’ll join us.
Arthur Curry: “Strong man is strongest alone.” You ever heard that?
Bruce Wayne: You ever hear of Superman? He died fighting next to me.
Arthur Curry: My point exactly.
Bruce Wayne: He believed we were stronger together. We owe it to him.
Arthur Curry: I don’t owe anyone anything.
Arthur Curry: Dressed like a bat. You’re out of your mind, Bruce Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: [referring to Arthur] I found him. He said no.
Alfred Pennyworth: So the draft stands at naught for two? Maybe a man who broods in a cave for a living isn’t cut out to be a recruiter. Hmm?
School Girl: Can I be like you someday?
Diana Prince: You can be anything you want to be.
Queen Hippolyta: [referring to the Mother Box] Evil does not sleep. It waits.
Steppenwolf: Defenders. They have failed a hundred thousand worlds. They always fail. I have come to enlighten you to the great darkness. I will bathe in your fear.
Queen Hippolyta: Daughters of Themyscira, show him your fear!
Amazons: We have no fear!
Queen Hippolyta: [referring to Steppenwolf] He’s gone to the lands of men to find the other two boxes. We have to light the ancient warning fire.
Menalippe: The fire has not burned for five thousand years. Men won’t know what it means.
Queen Hippolyta: Men won’t. She will.
Part 2: “The Age of Heroes”
Bruce Wayne: Anything on that kid from the liquor store?
Alfred Pennyworth: Possibly.
Bruce Wayne: “Possibly.” If I had a dollar for every “possibly”.
Alfred Pennyworth: Yeah, it would make you even more insufferable.
Bruce Wayne: This has nothing to do with Lex Luthor. It has to do with him. I made a promise to him on his grave. I spent a lot of time trying to divide us. I need to bring us together and make this right.
Queen Hippolyta: [as she’s about to light the Arrow of Artemis] Sky torch, hero beacon, scatter the darkness. Burn as you burned in days before. Show her the darkness before the daylight of history. Warn my daughter that war has come, and protect her. Return to me, Diana.
Work Colleague: What did you do this weekend, Diana?
Diana Prince: Nothing very interesting.
Work Colleague: That’s all you ever tell us.
Diana Prince: What can I do? I’m not that exciting.
Work Colleague: You might as well disappear when you walk out of here.
Silas Stone: The box isn’t safe here. Victor, they came looking for it at the lab. People were taken by some kind of monster or something.
Victor Stone: You know a lot about monsters, don’t you? Especially how to make them.
Nuidis Vulko: Our people suffer.
Arthur Curry: Your people. A brutal, petty, superstitious race.
Nuidis Vulko: Is the surface any different?
Arthur Curry: Nobody calls me King of the Surface.
Nuidis Vulko: The Mother Box our people guard is not safe. Go to the stronghold of Atlantis. Protect the box. The time has come. Take up your mother’s trident. You can’t turn your back on the world forever, Arthur. Above or below.
Steppenwolf: This world is divided. They’re a primitive species. Unevolved and at war with one another. Too separate to be one. Their free will must be ripped from them, like the other worlds. Given absolution in one glorious belief, to serve him.
DeSaad: Mighty Steppenwolf, who might have sat here by the side of the great one. But undone by his self-pride.
Steppenwolf: DeSaad, I fall before you. Let me make a plea to him that I may come home after I take this world in his name.
DeSaad: You betrayed him. Your own family.
Steppenwolf: I saw my mistake! I slaughtered those who sought his throne.
Steppenwolf: The Mother Boxes will be found and united. No protectors here. No Lanterns. No Kryptonian. This world will fall, like all the others.
DeSaad: For Darkseid.
Steppenwolf: For Darkseid.
Bruce Wayne: You know, I paid millions of dollars for this building’s security.
Diana Prince: You got your money’s worth. Took me almost a minute to disable it.