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The Best Gotham Quotes

Updated September 13, 2019 1.8k votes 639 voters 16.6k views10 items

The best Gotham quotes and lines keep fans tuning in to the series week after week. For decades, the City of Gotham and its eclectic residents have fascinated fans of comics, films and cartoons. In 2014, TV fans got hooked on the dark drama of James Gordon and company when Gotham premiered on Fox. The show was created by Bruno Heller and features a talented cast including Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett Smith, playing freshly realized versions of Batman characters.

Fantastic lines from James Gordon, Harvey Bullock and, of course, Bruce Wayne, play into Gotham becoming a breakout hit that ran for five seasons. This list features some of the show's most memorable quotes and one-liners. Vote on this list to make sure that your favorite Gotham quotes rise to the top of the collection. Let us know which other lines are most memorable in the comments section!


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    Riddle Me This

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    Edward Nygma: "What I want the poor have, the rich need, and if you eat it you'll die."
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    James Gordon: "Fear doesn't need conquering. Fear tells you where the edge is."
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    One Choice

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    Fish Mooney: "We have one simple choice. We die here alone on our knees or we stand up, and we fight with our family."
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    Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

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    Bruce Wayne: "I don't want revenge. I want to understand how it all works."
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