Since the first comic book was published in 1964, Daredevil has become one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes. The blind lawyer turned vigilante crime fighter has been adapted into several films and TV shows over the years. However, it’s the 2003 film starring Ben Affleck that left a lasting impression on fans.
The Daredevil movie may not have been a critical success, but it still managed to capture the essence of the character with its gritty tone and intense fight scenes. One aspect that stood out, in particular, was some of the memorable quotes from both our hero and his adversaries. From inspirational words to chilling threats, here are some of the best Daredevil movie quotes that have stuck with us over time.
Daredevil is a fictional superhero created by writer Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett. The character first appeared in Daredevil #1, published by Marvel Comics. Daredevil’s real name is Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a child after an accident with radioactive waste while saving a man from being hit by a truck. Despite losing his sight, he gained heightened senses of touch, smell, hearing, and taste that he later used to become the vigilante known as Daredevil.
Daredevil operates primarily in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City and fights against crime and corruption through his legal work as an attorney during the day and his vigilante activities at night. He often faces enemies such as Wilson Fisk (also known as Kingpin), Bullseye, and Elektra Natchios.
Did you know that Ben Affleck, who played the lead role in Daredevil, almost went blind during filming? He was wearing a tight-fitting suit which caused him to have severe migraines and impaired vision for months following production. Also, Colin Farrell’s Bullseye character was initially supposed to wear prosthetic horns on his forehead but ended up having a scar instead.
Another interesting fact is that Michael Clarke Duncan, who played Wilson Fisk (a.k.a Kingpin), had never read any comics before he was cast in the role.
Top Daredevil Quotes
Daredevil has delivered some truly memorable lines that have become fan favorites. From inspirational speeches to snarky comebacks, these quotes showcase the best of what makes this superhero so great. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at some of the top Daredevil quotes that have stood the test of time.
“Wind blows the hardest the closer you get to the mountain top.”
“One man can make a difference.”
“I’m not seeking penance for what I’ve done, Father. I’m asking for forgiveness for what I’m about to do.”
“We come into this world who we are. And maybe we get a little nicer or a little angrier, but we can’t change our fundamental nature.”
“When someone in need tries to push you away, you have to find the strength to hold on tighter.”
“Violence doesn’t discriminate. It hits all of us—the rich, the poor, the healthy, the sick. It comes as cold and bracing as a winter breeze off the Hudson. Until it sinks into your bones, leaving you with a chill you can’t shake.”
“Guilt can be a good thing. It’s the soul’s call to action. The guilt means your work is not yet finished.”
Guilt is an emotion that many people try to avoid at all costs. It’s an uncomfortable feeling that makes us feel ashamed of ourselves and our actions. However, what if we were to tell you that guilt can actually be a good thing? That it’s the soul’s call to action, telling you that your work is not yet finished? When we experience guilt, it means that we have done something wrong or hurtful towards another person or even ourselves.
This feeling should not be ignored but instead used as motivation to make amends and improve upon our behavior. Guilt can serve as a reminder of our values and morals, pushing us to live up to those standards. Additionally, guilt can help us grow as individuals by forcing us to face our mistakes head-on. Rather than denying or ignoring our actions, we are forced to confront them and take responsibility for their consequences.
“The wheel constantly turns. We must adapt to its position or be crushed beneath it.”
“I play the long game. When I’m finally let out of this cage, it won’t be to wage war. It will be to win one.”
“Growing to love something is really simply forgetting slowly what you dislike about it.”
“Problems are just opportunities that haven’t presented themselves.”
“My years on this earth have taught me there is nothing more important than love. I didn’t have much of it. And when it was offered to me, I was too afraid to accept it.”
“Sometimes, even when you get knocked down, you can still win.”
“They say the past is etched in stone, but it isn’t. It’s smoke trapped in a closed room, swirling, changing, buffeted by the passing of years and wishful thinking. But even though our perception of it changes, one thing remains constant. The past can never be completely erased. It lingers. Like the scent of burning wood.”
“I’m Daredevil. Not even God can stop that now.”
“There are no heroes, no villains. Just people with different agendas.”
“I’d rather die as the Devil than live as Matt Murdock.”
“Smart doesn’t come out of books. Smart is making the right decision at the right time.”
“You hit them, and they get back up. I hit them, and they stay down.”
“The law couldn’t do anything to help that little girl, but I could.”
“They say your whole life flashes before your eyes when you die. And it’s true, even for a blind man.”
“And how do you know the angels and the Devil inside me aren’t the same things?”
“Maybe, maybe we created him. All of us. The moment that we let Daredevil or the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, or whatever it is.”
“These questions of good and evil have no place in a court of law, only the facts matter.”
“I gotta say, sometimes, sometimes I think you really just might be the Devil.”
“I’m not trying to be a hero. I’m just a guy that got fed up with men like you, and I decided to do something about it.”
“People that can hurt you, the ones that can really hurt you, are the ones that are close enough to do it.”
“Another man’s evil does not make you good. Men have used the atrocities of their enemies to justify their own throughout history.”
“We all pay for our choices.”
“We don’t get to pick the things that fix us, Red. Make us whole. Make us feel purpose. My moment of clarity? It came from the strangest of places.”
“Time and distance, they afford a certain clarity.”
“There is goodness in people, even in you.”
“War changes people. Sometimes, they see things they can’t unsee. Come home to find home is not there anymore. It changed.”
“Revenge won’t make the pain go away. Trust me.”
The desire for revenge is a natural human emotion. When someone has hurt us deeply, we often feel the need to retaliate, to make them pay for what they’ve done. But while seeking revenge may provide a temporary sense of satisfaction, it won’t make the pain go away. In fact, it can often make things worse. Firstly, seeking revenge can consume us, taking up valuable time and energy that could be used towards healing and moving on from the hurt.
It can become an obsession that takes over our thoughts and actions until we’re consumed by bitterness and anger. This only prolongs the pain and keeps us stuck in a cycle of negativity. Secondly, seeking revenge can also have negative consequences for our relationships with others. It can cause rifts between friends or family members who may not agree with our actions or support our desire for retaliation.
“So the question you have to ask yourself is: are you struggling with the fact that you don’t wanna kill this man, but have to? Or that you don’t have to kill him but want to?”
“They say there’s no rest for the wicked, but what about the good?”
“In each of us, there is a world, webbing out, reaching others, creating reactions. Sometimes equal, sometimes opposite.”
“It’s painful, raising children. We spend our lives teaching them to be strong, to be independent. Not realizing that once we have achieved that, they are no longer in our control.”
“Listen, revenge can feel like the only thing that matters, but I’ve been down that road. It’s empty. Even if you get what you think you want, it doesn’t change anything. The past is still the past.”
“It means that I am not the Samaritan. That I’m not the priest or the Levite. That I am the ill intent who set upon the traveler on a road that he should not have been on.”
“Everyone warned me that prison would be an inhumane environment. It is, but I find it refreshing. The perfect microcosm of the animal world. When an animal wants something, when it needs something, other things need to be stepped on.”
“You can build a prison of stone and steel, but you merely present the prisoner with a challenge. Any truly determined man will find a way out. But love, love is the perfect prison.”
“No prison can keep me, you know that. Come on! Kill me!”
“You tell me what you understand about God.”
“I need to be the man this city needs.”
“I would help those that others wouldn’t. I would seek justice one way or another.”
When it comes to standing up for what’s right, some people tend to shy away from conflict and avoid getting involved. However, I am not one of those people. If I see someone being mistreated or wronged in any way, I feel a strong urge to step in and offer my assistance. Whether it’s a friend who needs a shoulder to cry on or a stranger who is being bullied, I would help them without hesitation.
I believe that everyone deserves justice and that we all have a responsibility to fight for it. Even if the odds are stacked against us or the situation seems hopeless, giving up is never an option for me. Instead, I would seek justice one way or another – whether that means speaking out against injustice, taking legal action if necessary, or simply lending my support to those who need it most.
“There are days when I believe, and others when I have lost all faith.”
“There’s one thing in this world that makes me feel more alive, and that’s you.”
“Good men died tonight. You will make their sacrifice worth something, or you can shove our deal up your ass.”
“We’re all broken. The point is that you find a person whose broken pieces fit with yours.”
Daredevil: Born Again will be released on Disney Plus in spring 2024.
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Let’s Wind Up…
Daredevil is a character that has inspired many with his strength, determination, and ability to fight for what is right. His quotes have become iconic and are often used as motivation for those who are struggling. The depth of the character’s personality can be seen through his words and actions. The journey of Daredevil has been an inspiration to many, and it’s not just about fighting crime but also about overcoming personal struggles. So, whether you’re a fan of Daredevil or not, there is something to learn from his quotes that can help you in your own life.