Quotes / No Hero to His Valet

"I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring."
Otto von Bismarck

"Great men, even during their lifetime, are usually known to the public only through a fictitious personality. Hence the modicum of truth in the old saying that no man is a hero to his valet."
Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion

David: I love the relationship between Lucius and Bruce. Lucius is the only person smart enough to see past Bruce’s mask to the real guy, possibly because Lucius was so close to Thomas. The idea that Thomas and Martha, his two good friends, raised a completely selfish asshole is something that never even occurs to him.
Andy: I think Fox is just smart like a fox, and knows a bullsh**ter when he sees one. “Spelunking my balls.”
Chris Sims, Andy Khouri, and David Uzumeri' on The Dark Knight

Batman: You think you know everything about me, don't you?
Alfred: I diapered your bottom, I bloody well ought to... Sir!
Batman: (gets in the Batmobile) Well, you're wrong! (drives away)