Bruce Wayne: Daily Planet - wait, do I own this one? Or is that the other guy?
Clark: Civil liberties are being trampled on in your city; good people living in fear.
Bruce: Don't believe everything you hear, son.
Clark: I've seen it, Mister Wayne. He thinks he's above the law.
Bruce: The Daily Planet criticizing those who think they're above the law is a little hypocritical, wouldn't you say? Considering every time your hero saves a cat out of a tree, you write a puff piece editorial about an alien who, if he wanted to, could burn the whole place down. There wouldn't be a damn thing we could to stop it.
Clark: Most of the world doesn't share your opinion, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce: Maybe it's the Gotham City in me; we just have a bad history with freaks dressed like clowns.
Bruce Wayne: That son of a bitch brought the war - to - us, two years ago. Jesus, Alfred, count the dead. Thousands of people. What's next: millions? He has the power to wipe out the entire human race, and if we believe there's even a 1% chance that he is our enemy, we have to take it as an absolute certainty. And we have to destroy him.
Alfred: But he is not our enemy!
Bruce: Not today. Twenty years in Gotham, Alfred. We've seen what promises are worth. How many good guys are left? How many stayed that way?
Lex Luthor: Oh... look at us. This is how it all caves in. Civilization on the wane, manners... out the window. But who would believe me? I'm insane. I'm not even fit to stand trial.
Batman: That's right. We have hospitals, to treat the mentally ill with compassion... That's not where you're going. I arranged for you to get a transfer to Arkham Asylum in Gotham. I still have some friends there. They're expecting you.
Lex: But... the bell's already been rung... and they've heard it. Out in the dark, among the stars. Ding dong... the god is dead.
(Batman punches the wall behind Lex, branding it instead of him.)
Lex: The Bell cannot be unrung! He's hungry... he's found us... and he's coming!! Ding, dingdingdingding... ding ding ding ding ding ding... ding ding ding ding ding...