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A photo of Batgirl with a quote from the DC comic Batgirl (Vol 5) #49: "Gotham, come what may, I'm always yours." | Source: youtube.com/hbomax
A photo of Batgirl with a quote from the DC comic Batgirl (Vol 5) #49: "Gotham, come what may, I'm always yours." | Source: youtube.com/hbomax

33 Batgirl Quotes That Exemplify the Power of Female Empowerment

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
May 09, 2023
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Fans love superhero stories for the exciting adventures of their favorite characters. Among these heroes, Batgirl is an awe-inspiring figure known for her empowering portrayal of women. Here are 33 inspirational Batgirl quotes to awaken your inner hero.

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Batgirl is a beloved character in the world of comics and superhero fiction, first appearing in 1961 in the DC comic Batman #139 as Barbara Gordon. She quickly became a popular addition to the Batman family of characters.

An intelligent woman with strong leadership skills, Batgirl excels in martial arts, computer hacking, and gymnastics and has an eidetic memory. The female hero has been portrayed many times on the big screen.

One notable example is the 1997 film "Batman & Robin," which introduced a new character named Barbara Wilson, played by actress Alicia Silverstone. Scroll through these Batgirl quotes to remind you of your hidden greatness.

Barbara Wilson's quote from the "Batman & Robin" film: "Chicks like you give women a bad name." | Source: AmoDays

Barbara Wilson's quote from the "Batman & Robin" film: "Chicks like you give women a bad name." | Source: AmoDays

Memorable Batgirl Quotes from DC Comics

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"I have to find another path, not a page from someone else's book." — Batgirl: Year one #1

"I don't kill, but I don't lose either." — Batgirl (Vol 1) #8

"You don't have a monopoly on wanting to help." — Batgirl: Year One #1

"Gotham has multiple hospitals named Mercy. This should surprise no one." — Batgirl (Vol 3) #1

"You think I'm afraid of heights? You bargain-basement Hawkman?" — Batgirl (Vol 4) #11

Barbara Gordon's quote from the "Batman: The Killing Joke" animated film: "Well, that lights him up a bit, doesn't it?" | Source: AmoDays

Barbara Gordon's quote from the "Batman: The Killing Joke" animated film: "Well, that lights him up a bit, doesn't it?" | Source: AmoDays

“I’m Batgirl!” — Batgirl (Vol 3) #3

"Curl into a little Ball under that bench and stop. Let the snow bury your faux pas." — Batgirl (Vol 3) #5

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"If getting a few more scars is what it takes to stop grotesque... That's a price I'm willing to pay." — Batgirl (Vol 5) #25

"I'm a 'punch first, ask questions later' kinda girl." — Batgirl (Vol 3) #5

"Gotham, come what may, I'm always yours." — Batgirl (Vol 5) #49

Barbara Gordon's quote from the "Batman: The Killing Joke" animated film: "What I remember is you describing his white face and green hair. I was just a kid, scared the hell out of me." | Source: AmoDays

Barbara Gordon's quote from the "Batman: The Killing Joke" animated film: "What I remember is you describing his white face and green hair. I was just a kid, scared the hell out of me." | Source: AmoDays

Batgirl Quotes from the Animated Film 'Batman: The Killing Joke'

"My dad's department has been setting up city cams. I've been helping with the program. It's amazing. You can view half of Gotham from your computer." — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

"I'd been with Batman for almost three years. That night, my father signaled for him, so something was up. I tend to stay out of these discussions. I mean, why push my luck?" — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

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"First of all, I realize this is probably not how you thought the story would start, not with a big shiny moon or a city that could look stunning in spite of itself... Or me. But I wanted you to know before the horror began, before it all came crashing down, there was a time when capes and cowls and fighting crime really was exciting." — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

"There is no other class, Reese. This is it. And I'm good. He won't say it, but I'm the best damn student he ever had. So if he's gonna start making decisions based on emotions, of which he has zero, then I think we've got a problem!" — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

"Is this the gift? 'Cause I thought I was a little more special." — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

A dialogue from the "Batman & Robin" film: "Robin: We'll have to do this upside-down. Batgirl: Men, always doing things the hard way." | Source: AmoDays

A dialogue from the "Batman & Robin" film: "Robin: We'll have to do this upside-down. Batgirl: Men, always doing things the hard way." | Source: AmoDays

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"It just so happens I'm involved with someone. Sort of, kind of." — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

"Well, that lights him up a bit, doesn't it?" — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

"And that's it? You speak and the words are law? — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

"No, no, it's not okay. He's taking it to the limit this time. You didn't see his eyes. He said he wanted to... to prove a point. Said dad was top of the bill. What's he gonna do? What's he gonna do to my father?" — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

"I saw that abyss you spoke about... very scary, but so tempting. I don't know how you resist it. I don't think it's humanly possible after a while. Be careful." — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

Barbara Gordon's quote from the "Batman: The Killing Joke" animated film: "And that's it? You speak and the words are law? | Source: AmoDays

Barbara Gordon's quote from the "Batman: The Killing Joke" animated film: "And that's it? You speak and the words are law? | Source: AmoDays

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"Uh-uh. We've been up against worse threats than Paris Franz. This isn't about me, it's about us. It's about you getting protective and sitting in judgment. I won't have it!" — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

"What I remember is you describing his white face and green hair. I was just a kid, scared the hell out of me." — Barbara Gordon, "Batman: The Killing Joke"

Batgirl Quotes and Dialogues from the Live-Action Film 'Batman & Robin'

"Uncle Alfred's been supporting me his whole life, I'm going to take him away from all this." — Barbara Wilson, "Batman & Robin"

"Using feminine wiles to get what you want? Trading on your looks? Read a book, sister. That passive-aggressive number went out long ago." — Batgirl to Poison Ivy, "Batman & Robin"

"Chicks like you give women a bad name." — Barbara Wilson, "Batman & Robin"

A quote from Batgirl (Vol 1) #8: "I don't kill, but I don't lose either." | Source: AmoDays

A quote from Batgirl (Vol 1) #8: "I don't kill, but I don't lose either." | Source: AmoDays

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"Those targeting mirrors are frozen, the thawing beam won't work." — Barbara Wilson, "Batman & Robin"

"Paying someone to do your dishes, cook your meals, you call that family?" — Barbara Wilson, "Batman & Robin"

"Barbara Wilson: Partners?

Dick Grayson: Partners.

Bruce Wayne: Partners.

Alfred: We're going to need a bigger cave." — "Batman & Robin"

A quote from Batgirl: Year one #1: "I have to find another path, not a page from someone else's book." | Source: AmoDays

A quote from Batgirl: Year one #1: "I have to find another path, not a page from someone else's book." | Source: AmoDays

"Dick Grayson: Please be here for me!

Barbara Wilson: Actually I'm looking for Alfred." — "Batman & Robin"

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"Robin: Where's the snowman?

Batgirl: Maybe he melted.

Batman: No, he's just hibernating." — "Batman & Robin"

"Robin: We'll have to do this upside-down.

Batgirl: Men, always doing things the hard way." — "Batman & Robin"

A quote from Batgirl (Vol 4) #11: "You think I'm afraid of heights? You bargain-basement Hawkman?" | Source: AmoDays

A quote from Batgirl (Vol 4) #11: "You think I'm afraid of heights? You bargain-basement Hawkman?" | Source: AmoDays

"Alfred Pennyworth: Barbara is the daughter of my dear sister Margaret.

Barbara Wilson: Bideoth my parents were killed in a car accident five years ago. Uncle Alfred's been supporting me ever since.

Bruce Wayne: You have?

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Dick Grayson: So, secrets, Al?

Alfred Pennyworth: Secrets are a virtual prerequisite in this house. Don't you think so?

Barbara Wilson: I'm on break from...

Bruce Wayne: Oxbridge Academy. Alfred's alma mater.

Bruce Wayne: It says so on the patch on your sweater." — "Batman & Robin"

Barbara Gordon's quote from the "Batman: The Killing Joke" animated film: "Is this the gift? 'Cause I thought I was a little more special." | Source: AmoDays

Barbara Gordon's quote from the "Batman: The Killing Joke" animated film: "Is this the gift? 'Cause I thought I was a little more special." | Source: AmoDays

"Batgirl: [in the Batcave; Alfred's image is on a computer screen] Uncle Alfred, it's me, Barbara!

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Alfred: I expected you might find your way down here. I programmed my brain al-algorithms into the Batcomputer to create a virtual simu-simulation.

Batgirl: I want to help Batman and Robin.

Alfred: I anticipated you would, and took the liberty to create something in your size.

Batgirl: Suit me up, Uncle Alfred!" — "Batman & Robin"

Barbara Wilson's quote from the "Batman & Robin" film: "Those targeting mirrors are frozen, the thawing beam won't work." | Source: AmoDays

Barbara Wilson's quote from the "Batman & Robin" film: "Those targeting mirrors are frozen, the thawing beam won't work." | Source: AmoDays

Regardless of which incarnation of Batgirl is being portrayed—Alicia Silverstone or the voiceover artists behind the brilliant superhero—the character remains an important and beloved part of the Batman universe.

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With her intelligence, resourcefulness, and determination, Batgirl serves as a role model for young readers and viewers, showing that anyone can be a hero with the right skills and attitude.

Aside from Batgirl, the character of Mia Wallace, portrayed by actress Uma Thurman in the classic movie "Pulp Fiction," has garnered a devoted fan base over time. Learn more about the character's unforgettable quotes that continue to impact viewers.

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