35 Barry Allen Quotes To Reflect on Life and Inspire You
Barry Allen, the beloved DC hero, lives a double life as a forensic scientist and the protector of his city. After gaining superspeed powers that resemble those of the man who killed his mother, he uses them to find others like himself and band together for the good fight against evil.
"The Flash" debuted on screens in 2014, with its latest season airing this year. It followed Barry Allen's journey, one of DC's most well-known metahumans, after his life took a completely different course.
He said it himself; Barry was looking for the impossible until he became the impossible. And while his new abilities advanced and gave him the upper hand in most fights, they also came with significant character development and difficult lessons.
But even in the face of much adversity, Barry never lost his optimism. His loved ones constantly worried about his safety, but they believed in him, and that helped him believe in himself. So in honor of his growth, enjoy this collection of his quotes.
Barry Allen's Reflective Quotes
"My name is Barry Allen. I'm the fastest man alive." — Barry Allen
"It doesn't matter if you're the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive, every one of us is running. Being alive means running; running from something; running to something or someone. And no matter how fast you are, there are some things you can't outrun; some things always manage to catch up to you." — Barry Allen
"Not every hero wears a mask. Some heroes save the day in the simplest of ways. By just being there for us, or letting us know we're believed in." — Barry Allen
"There’s only one thing I know about life. I know some things happen by chance. And some things happen because we make them happen." — Barry Allen
"Everyone secretly thinks they've figured out what their life is gonna be like, but what no one ever considers is that life has its own plans for you, whether you like them or not. And so you're left with a choice. You can either embrace the change and move forward, or fight it, and be left behind." — Barry Allen
"Not every friendship is meant to last a lifetime. What does last forever is the pain when that person is gone." — Barry Allen
"I thought being the fastest man alive would make my life easier, that I could outrun anything. Turns out, no one can outrun pain." — Barry Allen
"You can’t let your love for somebody cause you to be afraid of what might happen. You gotta take the good with the bad, no matter what." — Barry Allen
"Things aren’t always what they seem. Our fears can play tricks on us, making us afraid to change course, afraid to move on, but usually hidden behind our fears are second chances waiting to be seized." — Barry Allen
"Sometimes the only way to move forward is to revisit the things in your past that were holding you back. You have to deal with them head on, no matter how scary they may be. Because once we do, you’ll see that you can go further than you ever imagined." — Barry Allen
"When it comes to family, when it comes to the people that we all love, we’re all vulnerable. None of us are above making a wrong decision." — Barry Allen
"Sometimes it’s just easier to say things to someone with no face." — Barry Allen
"I just never thought I’d have superpowers and feel more powerless than I ever have in my entire life." — Barry Allen
"Sometimes, great possibilities are right in front of us, and we don’t see them, because we choose not to. I think that we need to be open to exploring something new." — Barry Allen
"Not every criminal likes to hide in the dark." — Barry Allen
"If you’re as good as you say you are, you don’t have to kill anyone to get what you want." — Barry Allen
"My name is Barry Allen. I am not the fastest man alive. That title belongs to the man who killed my mother. But not for long." — Barry Allen
"The man in yellow, the one in the lightning. He's out there, and I had him. He got away. I was so close. I promised you that I would get you out of here. Every day you spend in here has been because of him, until today. Now you're in here because of me." — Barry Allen
"The lightning didn’t just give me speed. It also gave me friends." — Barry Allen
"Some things you can’t fight." — Barry Allen
"You can't let go of your love for somebody cause you're afraid." — Barry Allen
"Everyone dies. Maybe the only thing that makes it bearable is to find some meaning in it." — Barry Allen
"I was never a saint. I was just a guy chasing justice." — Barry Allen
"Some people are worth being crazy for." — Barry Allen
"I’ve spent my whole life searching for the impossible, never imagining that I would become the impossible." — Barry Allen
"Sometimes in life, all we can do is just live with the consequences." — Barry Allen
"People we admire aren’t always who we’d like them to be." — Barry Allen
Some Lighthearted Moments
"Why do the crazy ones always name themselves?" — Barry Allen
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the suburbs, King Shark shows up at your house." — Barry Allen
"All right. Keep your eyes open for the Turtle. A sentence I never thought I would say." — Barry Allen
"I’ve just got science stuff. Stuff I gotta science the stuff out of." — Barry Allen
"Impossible's just another Tuesday for us." — Barry Allen
"My social life consists of running at superhuman speed and Netflix." — Barry Allen
"I can't get drunk. I mean, I'm only 25, and my drinking days are already over." — Barry Allen
"Rule number one of having a secret identity is not taking pictures of yourself." — Barry Allen
Barry Allen was portrayed by Grant Gustin, who extended his presence to other DC shows, including "Arrow" and "Supergirl." His love interest, Iris West, was played by Candice Patton, also known for her appearance in shows like "The Game," alongside Tia Mowry and Lauren London, and "Grey's Anatomy."
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