Clark Kent Quotes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)


Clark Kent Quotes:

  • Clark Kent: Civil liberties are being trampled on in your city; good people living in fear.

    Bruce Wayne: Don't believe everything you hear, son.

    Clark Kent: I've seen it, Mr. Wayne. He thinks he's above the law.

    Bruce Wayne: 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 can do to stop it.

    Clark Kent: Most of the world doesn't share your opinion, Mr. Wayne.

    Bruce Wayne: Maybe it's that Gotham City and me... we just have a bad history with freaks dressed like clowns.

  • Jonathan Kent: It's somethin', innit? One minute in Kansas livin' on a pancake so we come to the mountains. All downhill from here; down to the floodplain, arm at the bottom of the world. I remember one season the water came bad. I couldn't've been twelve. Dad had out the shovels and we went at it all night. We worked 'til I think I fainted, but we managed to stop the water. We saved the farm. Your grandma baked me a cake, said I was a hero. Later that day we found out we blocked the water alright - we sent it upstream. A whole Lange farm washed away. While I ate my hero cake, their horses were drowning. I used to hear them wailing in my sleep.

    Clark Kent: Did the nightmares ever stop?

    Jonathan Kent: Yeah. When I met your mother. She gave me faith that there's good in this world. She was my world. I miss you, Son.

    Clark Kent: I miss you too, Dad.

  • Clark Kent: Mr. Wayne! Clark Kent, Daily Planet.

    Bruce Wayne: Oh, my foundation's already issued a statement in support of, uh, books.

    Clark Kent: I'm sorry?

    Bruce Wayne: [watching Diana Prince walk away] Wow. Pretty girl, bad habit. Don't quote me, alright?

  • Clark Kent: It's like a one man reign of terror. This bat vigilante has been consistently targeting the port and the adjacent projects and tenements, and as far as I can tell the cops are actually helping him.

    Perry White: 'Crime Wave in Gotham'! Other breaking news: 'Water, wet'!

  • Father Leone: What's on your mind?

    Clark Kent: I don't know where to start.

    Father Leone: Wherever you want.

    Clark Kent: That ship that appeared last night, I'm the one they're looking for.

    Father Leone: [swallows nervously] Do you know... why they want you?

    Clark Kent: No, but this General Zod... even if I surrender, there's no guarantee he'll keep his word. But if there's a chance I can save Earth by turning myself in, shouldn't I take it?

    Father Leone: What does your gut tell you?

    Clark Kent: Zod can't be trusted. The problem is, I'm not sure the people of Earth can be either.

    [walks away]

    Father Leone: Sometimes, you have to take a leap of faith first. The trust part comes later.

  • [last lines]

    Lois Lane: Hi, Lois Lane. Welcome to The Planet.

    Clark Kent: Glad to be here Lois.

  • Jor-El: To see you standing there having grown into an adult... if only Lara could have witnessed this.

    Clark Kent: Who are you?

    Jor-El: I am your father, Kal, or at least a shadow of him. His consciousness. My name is Jor-El

    Clark Kent: Kal? That's my name?

    Jor-El: Kal-El, it is.

    Clark Kent: I have so many questions. Where do I come from? Why did you send me here?

    Jor-El: You came from Krypton, a world with a much harsher environment than Earth's. Long ago, in an era of expansion, our race spread out through the stars, seeking new worlds to settle upon. This scout ship was one of thousands launched into the void. We built outposts on other planets, using great machines to reshape environments to our needs. For 100 thousand years our civilization flourished, accomplishing wonders.

    Clark Kent: What happened?

    Jor-El: Artificial population control was established. The outposts and space exploration were abandoned. We exhausted our natural resources. As a result, our planet's core became unstable. Eventually, our military leader, General Zod, attempted a coup, but by then it was too late. Your mother and I foresaw the coming calamity and we took certain steps to ensure your survival. This is a genesis chamber. All Kryptonians were conceived in chambers such as this. Every child was designed to perform a predetermined role in our society as a worker, a warrior, a leader, and so on. Your mother and I believed Krypton lost something precious, the element of choice, of chance. What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater? You were the embodiment of that belief Kal. Krypton's first natural birth in centuries. That's why we risked so much to save you.

    Clark Kent: Why didn't you come with me?

    Jor-El: We couldn't, Kal. No matter how much we wanted to. No matter how we loved you. Your mother, Lara, and I were a product of the failures of our world as much as Zod was. It's hard to explain.

    Clark Kent: So I'm alone?

    Jor-El: No, you are as much a child of Earth now as you are of Krypton. You can embody the best of both worlds. The dream your mother and I dedicated our lives to preserve.

    [He reveals to him the Superman suit]

    Jor-El: The people of Earth are different from us, it's true, but ultimately I believe that is a good thing. They won't necessarily make the same mistakes we did, but if you guide them, Kal, if you give them hope, that's what this symbol means. The symbol of the House of El means hope. Embodied within that hope is the fundamental belief the potential of every person to be a force for good. That's what you can bring them.

  • Colonel Nathan Hardy: This man is not our enemy.

    Clark Kent: Thank you, Colonel.

  • Clark Kent: My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they'd reject me... out of fear.

    [flashbacks show Clark telling Lois how Jonathan died in a tornado; Clark having to stand and watch because Jonathan told him not to use his powers to come to his aid]

    Clark Kent: I let my father die because I trusted him. Because he was convinced that I had to wait. That the world was not ready. What do you think?

  • Martha Kent: What are you going to do when you're not saving the world? Have you given any thought to that?

    Clark Kent: I have, actually.

    [Clark chuckles]

    Clark Kent: I gotta find a job where I can keep my ear to the ground. Where people won't look twice when I want to go somewhere dangerous and start asking questions.

  • Lois Lane: I figured if I turned over enough stones you'd eventually find me. Where are you from? What are you doing here? Let me tell your story.

    Clark Kent: What if I don't want my story told?

    Lois Lane: It's going to come out eventually. Somebody's going to get a photograph or figure out where you live.

    Clark Kent: Well, then I'll just disappear again.

    Lois Lane: The only way you could disappear for good is to stop helping people altogether, and I sense that's not an option for you.

  • Martha Kent: [about Jonathan] He always believed you were meant for greater things, and that when the day came, your shoulders would be able to bear the weight.

    Clark Kent: Yeah, I just wish he could have been here to see it finally happen.

    Martha Kent: He saw it, Clark, believe me.

  • General Zod: If you love these people so much, you can mourn for them!

    Clark Kent: Don't do this! Stop! Don't!

    General Zod: Never!

    Clark Kent: NOOOO!

  • Clark Kent: Really, Lois, supposing that man had shot you? Is it worth risking your life over ten dollars, two credit cards, a hairbrush, and a lipstick?

    Lois Lane: How did you know that?

    Clark Kent: Know what?

    Lois Lane: You just described the exact contents of my purse.

    [Clark peeks in her purse]

    Clark Kent: Hmm. Uh, wild guess.

  • Clark Kent: [in Superman's voice] Lois, there's something I have to tell you. I'm really...

    [In Clark's voice]

    Clark Kent: I-I mean I was, at first, really nervous about tonight, uh... but then I decided, darn it! I'm gonna show you the time of your life.

    Lois Lane: [still infatuated with Superman] That's Clark, nice.

  • Lois Lane: Any more at home like you?

    Clark Kent: Uh, not really, no.

  • Clark Kent: Excuse me, Mr. White. I was wondering if, if, uh, perhaps you could arrange for half my salary to be sent to this address on a weekly basis.

    Lois Lane: Your bookie, right?

    Clark Kent: My what?

    Lois Lane: Don't tell me: he sends a check every week to his sweet, grey-haired old mother.

    Clark Kent: Actually, she's silver-haired.

  • Perry White: Now look. The Post: "It Flies." The News: "Look, Ma, No Wires." The Times: "Blue Bomb Buzzes Metropolis." The Planet. We're sitting on top of the story of the century here! I want the name of this flying whatchamacallit to go with the Daily Planet like bacon and eggs, franks and beans, death and taxes, politics and corruption.

    Clark Kent: I don't think he would lend himself to any cheap promotion schemes though Mr. White.

    Perry White: Exactly how you would you know that Kent?

    Clark Kent: Um, just a first impression?

  • Perry White: Olsen! Why am I paying you forty dollars a week when I should have you arrested for loitering? Go get Mr... er...

    Clark Kent: Kent.

    Perry White: ...Kent here a towel!

    Jimmy Olsen: Right, Chief.

    Perry White: And make mine black and no sugar!

    Jimmy Olsen: Right, Chief.

    Perry White: And don't call me 'sugar'!

  • Man in Street: I said, that'll be the day when a guy could fly, huh?

    Clark Kent: Oh, I don't know. You'd be surprised.

    Man in Street: Yeah.

  • Lois Lane: Oh, hi Rex!

    Rex Reed: Hey Lois!

    Lois Lane: See anything good today?

    Rex Reed: Not 'til you came along.

    Lois Lane: Oh, Rex, this is, uh...

    Clark Kent: Clark Kent.

    Rex Reed: Yeah, see you around.

  • Jimmy Olsen: Look up in the sky, see?

    [Points at a small figure of Superman in the picture]

    Lois Lane: It's a bird

    Perry White: It's a plane

    Jimmy Olsen: No, it's...

    [Is interrupted by the entrance of Clark]

    Clark Kent: You wanted to see me?

  • Clark Kent: Jimmy how did Lex Luthor get out of prison?

    Jimmy Olsen: When his appeals came up, they called Superman as a witness, and he never showed. How much do you think that pisses off Superman?

    Clark Kent: A lot.

    Jimmy Olsen: A lot

  • Clark Kent: Thanks for giving me my job back.

    Perry White: Don't thank me. Thank Norm Parker for dying!

    Jimmy Olsen: It was his time.

  • Jason White: Who are you?

    Clark Kent: I'm Clark... Kent. An old friend of your mom's from before you were born.

    Jason White: Really? She never mentioned you.

    Clark Kent: [shocked slightly] Really?... Never?

  • Richard White: It's great to finally meet you, I've heard so much.

    Clark Kent: [looks at Lois] Oh, you have?

    Richard White: Yeah. Jimmy just won't shut up about you.

  • Bo the Bartender: Must be tough coming back.

    Clark Kent: Coming back?

    Bo the Bartender: To work.

  • Clark Kent: Swell.

  • Jimmy Olsen: [leans over an unsuspecting Clark who is holding a family photo of Lois, Jason, and Richard] Ha, yea! He looks just like his mom. Already takes after her too, especially when it comes to getting into trouble.

    Clark Kent: [obviously confused] Mother?

    Jimmy Olsen: Oh yea, well I guess you've been gone. Fearless reporter Lois Lane is a mommy.

    Clark Kent: [cracks the glass and winces] I'm sorry.

    Jimmy Olsen: [takes the picture from Clark] It's okay. She's got plenty of them.

    Clark Kent: She's married?

    Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, well no, its more of a prolonged engagement, but don't ask Miss Lane when they're tying the knot because she hates that question

  • Clark Kent: Yeah. Well, you know, things change. I mean, of course things change, but sometimes things that you didn't think would change

    [struggles to find the right wording]

    Clark Kent: could - change. Take Lois. A woman like her, I never thought she'd settle down.

    Jimmy Olsen: You know, if you ask me - 'cause she'll never tell you this - but, if you ask me, she's still in love with You-Know-Who.

    [takes a swig of beer]

    Clark Kent: [slowly turns to look disconcertedly at Jimmy, who burps obliviously]

  • Clark Kent: [explaning to his mother about his journey to the remains of Krypton as Superman] That place was a graveyard... but I'm all that's left.

  • Lois Lane: Richard's an assistant editor here who's basically saved our International section. He's also a pilot and he loves horror movies.

    Clark Kent: [sighs theatrically, trying to appear impressed]

    Lois Lane: [to Richard] Clark is...

    Clark Kent: [smirks at her expectantly]

    Lois Lane: Well...


    Lois Lane: he's Clark.

  • Perry White: I don't have to tell you, it isn't easy for me to lose one of my best reporters.

    Clark Kent: Oh, that's okay.

    Perry White: But you deserve the vacation, Lois.

    Lois Lane: Thank you.

  • Clark Kent: I can give as good as I get.

  • [Clark directs his sneeze at Ricky's bowling ball, giving him a strike and destroying the bowling pins]

    Lana Lang: Gesundheit.

    Clark Kent: Thank you.

  • Jimmy Olsen: Clark, I want you to keep these people distracted so they don't know what I'm doing.

    Clark Kent: What are you doing?

    Jimmy Olsen: What am I doing? Remember what the chief said? A photographer always goes after a story.

    Clark Kent: That could be dangerous, Jimmy.

    Jimmy Olsen: Danger? Goes with the territory, Mister Kent.

  • Clark Kent: General, would you care to step outside?

    General Zod: Come to me, son of Jor-El, kneel before Zod!

  • [Clark Kent has been beaten in a fistfight after losing his superpowers]

    Clark Kent: Looks like from now on you'll have to have a bodyguard with you.

    Lois Lane: I don't want a bodyguard. I want the man I fell in love with.

    Clark Kent: I know, Lois. I wish he was here.

  • Perry White: [upon Clark entering his office] Kent, I need a story to run with the page three sidebard. Get me everything you can on this terrorist group.

    Clark Kent: Right!

    [is about to leave but stops]

    Clark Kent: Uh, sorry. T... terrorists?

    Perry White: Get your head out of the closet, Kent! Where've you been for the past twelve hours?

    Clark Kent: Home.

    Perry White: Well, don't you watch television?

    Clark Kent: Frankly, Mr. White, I really don't enjoy television. Too much violence. I was just reading Dickens.

    Jimmy Olsen: [races in] Mr. Kent! A gang of terrorists seized the Eiffel Tower! In Paris!

    Perry White: He knows where the Eiffel Tower is, Olson!


    Perry White: You do, don't you Kent?

    Clark Kent: Yes, sir.

    [to Jimmy]

    Clark Kent: Has anybody been hurt?

    Jimmy Olsen: Well, so far the hostages are unharmed.

    Clark Kent: The hostages?

    Jimmy Olsen: Yeah! Tourists! About twenty of them!

    Perry White: Yeah, but that's just petty stuff. These guys claim that if the French government doesn't meet their demands, they've got a hydrogen bomb ready to level Paris.

    Clark Kent: Well, geez Mr. White. That's t... terrible!

    Perry White: That's why they call them "terrorists," Kent.

  • Clark Kent: [returning from the bathroom, Clark discovers that his seat next to Lois has been taken] Excuse me sir, you're sitting in my seat.

    Rocky: [referring to the bathroom Clark just exited] You're seat's in there, four eyes.

    Clark Kent: Somebody ought to teach you some manners, sir.

    Rocky: Oh, yeah? Well, let me know when he comes in.

  • Perry White: If Paris is going to go kablooie I want my best reporter right in the middle of it... No offense, Kent. You're good, but Lois Lane's better.

    Clark Kent: It's not that; I mean, isn't that awfully dangerous for her?

    Perry White: That goes with the territory, Kent. Relax; if I know Lois Lane, she'll not only come back with a Pulitzer Prize story, but a one-on-one interview with the hydrogen bomb titled "What Makes Me Tick."

  • Clark Kent: I have to go back.

    Lois Lane: You can't go back, there's no way now.

    Clark Kent: I have to. I've gotta try dammit, I've got to try something. Anything!

    Lois Lane: It's not your fault. You didn't know this was going to happen.

    Clark Kent: They knew. They tried to tell me. But, I didn't listen.

  • Lois Lane: I'm gonna' be fine. Don't worry about me.

    Clark Kent: I like worrying about you.

  • Clark Kent: I've never seen garbage eat garbage before.

  • Clark Kent: [Sees that General Zod has taken over the world] Here? When?

    Diner Owner: When? Where the hell have you been? On a Desert Island?

  • [Back at the diner, Rocky has just finished his plate of Steak and Eggs. Clark returns]

    Rocky: [to Ron, the owner] Hey, Ron?

    Diner Owner: Yeah?

    Rocky: Gimme another plate of this garbage.

    Waitress: Garbage? That's my number-one special, Rocky.

    Rocky: All right, eh? Gimme some more coffee too, will ya?

    Clark Kent: Gee, that's funny. I've never seen garbage eat garbage before.

    [Rocky then notices Clark, unaware that Clark's Krypton powers are fully restored. The patrons fall silent]

    Clark Kent: Um, excuse me, sir. I think you're sitting in my favorite seat.

    Rocky: [dares Clark] Well, come and get it, four-eyes.

    [Clark slowly make his way towards the end of the counter]

    Diner Owner: Now, cool it, Rocky. Take it easy, will ya? I just had this joint fixed. It cost me a fortune.

    [Rocky shoves Ron's face back, then stands up right at Clark; Dishes and silverware clatter. Rocky slugs him hard, but then breaks his right hand badly in the process, as Clark gets his revenge. Rocky groans in pain]

    Rocky: [groans] Oh, God!

    [Clark spins Rocky around the greasy spoon till the seat moves up higher. He then lifts Rocky up and sits on the plate of Steak and Eggs, splattering it over the counter]

    Clark Kent: [to Ron and Annie, the waitress] This order's to go.

    [Clark shoves a screaming Rocky across the counter, destroying property items. Rocky eventually lands on and wrecks a pinball machine, knocked unconscious]

    Clark Kent: [to Ron] I'm, uh... terribly sorry about all the damage, sir.

    [hands Ron the money for repairs]

    Clark Kent: Oh, I've been, uh... uh, working out.

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