Daredevil is one of the most popular Marvel superheroes, with an old school vigilante style that blends combat with detective work. The character also has his own Netflix series, which recently wrapped up its third season
The “matt murdock” is a fictional superhero who first appeared in Daredevil #1. He was created by writer-artist Frank Miller, with the character’s debut story being published in April 1964.
Marvel Comics’ Daredevil is a superhero character created by Matt Murdock. The blind vigilante rapidly became a cult favorite, and we’ve seen many film adaptations of the character. While the 2003 film starring Ben Affleck did not get the critical acclaim that the makers had hoped for, the Netflix series was fantastic and did justice to the character.
Still, Murdock is a terrific character, and he delivered some spectacular remarks even in the not-so-great 2003 film. His brilliance, on the other hand, is the most precisely reflected in comic books. So, without further ado, here are the top 50 Daredevil lines from the film, TV show, and comic books.
Daredevil Quotes That Will Stick With You (2003)
Daredevil (2003) is a film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, and Matt Murdock is played by Hollywood actor Ben Affleck. Although the film did not achieve the kind of popularity that its fans and producers had hoped for, it did have several memorable comments from Murdock’s character.
“It just takes one person to make a difference.”
Daredevil is a vigilante who works in the shadows, always monitoring, stalking, and defending the city. “Shortly, the world will know the truth,” Murdock says. The reality is that heroes – or A hero – defend their city.
One guy can make a difference, just as he does in his own community. It’s a saying that may be applied to our daily life. Failure to act because “one person’s actions can’t make a difference” is a flawed strategy and perspective on life. If everyone had the mindset that they could make a difference, guess what? They would.
“Vengeance isn’t going to make the hurt go away.” “Believe in me.”
Elektra is prevented from doing something she may later regret by Matt Murdock. He makes every effort to keep her from making the same errors he made. She craves vengeance on those who have wronged her, but Daredevil knows this is the wrong road to take.
It struck a chord with me as well, and it started me thinking. If someone wrongs you, and you respond by doing something wrong to them, it does not make it right, nor does it provide you happiness or comfort – it just causes you and others more grief. You can’t make someone else bleed alongside you to heal a wound.
“I’m not the evil guy, child,” says the narrator.
This phrase has a context in the film, but it may be used to understand Murdock’s personality when taken out of context. Despite the fact that he makes all of his decisions and acts for the greater good, his methods aren’t always pure and decent.
There’s an angel and a demon within him, he remarks on another time, and they may be the same thing. Regardless of his techniques, he is not the evil person; he is there to combat the bad people, even if it means using their unlawful methods against them.
“Are you blind?”
This statement is a snippet from Matt’s interaction with Elektra in the film, which I thought amusing. Elektra tells Murdock it’s right in front of him when he’s looking for honey on a shelf, to which he responds, “Could you be a little bit more specific?”
She responds, “Are you…”, not comprehending that, indeed, he is.
“That’s the C train!” exclaims the narrator.
Daredevil is as devilish as he is amusing. In a railway tunnel, he confronts Jose Quesada, who continually cries “I’ll kill you.” “That’s not paradise… that’s the C train!” Murdock says as he asks him if he sees the small light at the end of the tunnel.
“Violence has no boundaries.”
This is a lengthier quotation, but it reveals a lot about Daredevil’s personality, motivations, and views. I’ll let you read it for yourself since it’s quite self-explanatory:
“Violence has no boundaries. It affects everyone… the wealthy, the poor, the healthy, and the ill. It’s as chilly and invigorating as a Hudson Valley winter wind. Until it penetrates into your bones and gives you a cold you can’t get rid of.”
“They claim the wicked don’t get any rest.” “However, what about the good?” you may wonder.
This is maybe my favorite phrase from the film. As Daredevil points out, if the wicked can’t sleep, neither can the good. Because evil always wins, the fight between good and evil is never-ending. If the good is allowed to rest, the bad is free to spread and infect every strand of our society.
“Father, justice isn’t a sin.”
If you’ve ever seen Daredevil on TV or read the comics, you’ll notice that he has a strong religious streak. He goes to church, enters the confession booth, and begins confessing at one point. Father Everett, on the other hand, understands that he’s not asking for forgiveness, but rather permission to do what he does, which he can’t receive in the church.
When he says, “Justice isn’t a sin, Father,” he means it. Despite the fact that he does things that aren’t really innocent, he defends his acts by claiming that he is acting in the interest of justice.
However, his father corrects him, stating, “No, but revenge is a sin.” Daredevil, on the other hand, does not believe that violence breeds more violence.
“It just makes folks uncomfortable sometimes,” she says.
Elektra said this brief remark while attempting to remove Matt’s sunglasses off his eyes. He gives the phrase, which explains why, despite being blind, he constantly wears sunglasses. He doesn’t do it for himself, but he understands that seeing his eyes might make others uncomfortable, so he covers them behind the shades.
“They believe that when you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. Even for a blind guy, this is true.”
Although it is a self-explanatory remark, I thought it to be incredibly intriguing. How would it work, particularly if they’ve been blind from birth?
“There are days when I believe, and other days when I don’t.”
Matt Murdock and his personality are aptly described in this brief remark. He’s talking about the idea of a single person making a difference. Daredevil is the ideal mix of good and evil. Every day, he believes in a brighter future, but his will is occasionally shattered, and he loses his belief.
Every day, as a night roaming vigilante, he witnesses mankind at its darkest, most vicious, and it becomes difficult to think that it can ever be fixed.
“People beg me for compassion, not the other way around!”
Another conversation between Daredevil and Father Everett yielded this statement. God’s compassion is boundless, Everett assures Murdock, but you have to beg for it. Daredevil, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to mind, claiming, “Everything I had was snatched from me.” I’m meant to beg forgiveness now? People beg me for compassion, not the other way around!”
It’s apparent that he won’t feel regret no matter how cruel he is in his pursuits since he doesn’t deal with innocent people. He only cares about one thing: justice.
“And sometimes all you need is trust.”
When Matt Murdock is talking about Elektra, he says this. He claims that he went out to rescue the city, but Elektra saved himself instead. “Now I believe that everything is possible,” he continues, and he is quite correct. You’re already halfway there if you believe you can do anything.
“We exclusively work with innocent clients.”
If they were paid to do so, some attorneys wouldn’t mind getting their hands dirty defending a criminal. Murdock is not one of them. When Matt reaches out to Wilson Fisk, he refuses to take him on as a client since he picks his clients and only represents those he feels are innocent.
“I’ve never seen him before,” says the narrator.
I recalled this amusing phrase from the movie, which shows Murdock isn’t afraid to mock his own narrative. Daredevil says that he has never seen Nelson before when Elektra asks whether he is a friend. They’ve known one other for a long time, but Matt has never really seen him.
From Marvel’s Daredevil TV Series, the Most Memorable Daredevil Quotes
Daredevil is a Netflix-produced and streamed television drama based on the Marvel Comics character Daredevil. The program ran three seasons and received positive reviews, with an 8.6 IMDb rating, but it was unexpectedly terminated, and season four was never produced.
Fans were reawakened by speculations that the program might return on Disney+. Nonetheless, there have been more than enough spectacular, motivating, and unforgettable statements worth remembering throughout the three terrific seasons we’ve enjoyed.
“Father, I’m not seeking penance for what I’ve done. I’m pleading with you to forgive me for what I’m going to do.”
This phrase appears in the opening episode of season one, and it is repeated throughout the series, demonstrating that despite his acts, Murdock is a devout Christian.
“These moral concerns… have no place in a court of law.” Only the facts are important.”
Murdock is also a smart lawyer during the day, in case you didn’t know. When he’s not off performing vigilante work, that is. His tremendous mind and intelligence, along with his legal talents, make him a natural communicator. It’s most likely why he has so many great quotes.
“You don’t have the right to obliterate who I am.”
Daredevil and Kingpin’s clashes are the focus of the whole series. Murdock, on the other hand, does not believe in murdering, therefore he must pursue his adversary via the legal system. In the end, he succeeds, but during their last showdown, the Kingpin attempts to persuade Matt to murder him.
He pushes him to the brink, but Murdock refuses to let the criminal destroy his character and values, stating what I think is the show’s greatest line.
“My name is Daredevil… Even God won’t be able to stop it now.”
Matt Murdock nearly lives as a building falls on him, and he temporarily loses faith. He continues to be Daredevil, but he refuses to regard himself as a God’s army. Despite becoming progressively more vicious in his pursuits, he continues to refuse to murder. It demonstrates that his moral standards and ideas extend well beyond religion.
“You whack them, and they stand up again.” They remain down because I strike them.”
While this wasn’t Daredevil’s precise statement, it had a significant impact on him. The Punisher is introduced to the tale in season two. Their approaches are vastly different: whereas Daredevil refuses to kill, Punisher kills them for good.
Daredevil’s techniques were called into question as a result of the incident, which raised some philosophical problems. Is his job truly productive if the people he knocks down merely get back up and go about their business as usual?
“I had lost my sight, but I was compensated in some way. My remaining four senses worked at a superhuman level of precision. But, most astounding of all, my hearing sense emitted a type of radar signal!”
The remark is self-explanatory, yet it gives you a good idea of Daredevil’s capabilities.
“I would aid people who no one else would.” I’d pursue justice in whatever way I could.”
You’ll understand what Daredevil is all about if you pay attention to this quote. He doesn’t give a damn about who you are. If you needed assistance, he would come when no one else would, as long as it was fair in his view… At the very least, his intellect.
“I’m not trying to be heroic.” I’m simply a man who became tired of guys like you and decided to do something about it.”
Murdock is unconcerned whether they will acknowledge him or give him a pat on the back for everything that he has accomplished in the battle against evil and crime. He doesn’t want to be a hero; all he wants is justice.
“There was nothing the law could do to aid that young kid.” But I may be able to.”
Matt Murdock is a lawyer by day, as I have said. When it comes to dealing with criminals, he believes in the rule of law and always uses it as his first choice. If the law is unable to assist the victims, Daredevil may be able to.
“There’s one thing that makes me feel more alive in this world.” And you’re the one.”
In an emotional scene with his girlfriend, Matt Murdock speaks this phrase. It demonstrates that he is more than a vigilante. There’s a human person with tremendous feelings hiding behind that diabolical façade. He doesn’t love many people, but when he does, he loves them completely.
“How do you know the angel and demon within me aren’t one and the same?”
Matt Murdock’s ongoing war between good and evil building within him is a key personality attribute. He views himself as a morally upright soldier of God, but he also recognizes that he has a dark side that revels in all elements of vigilantism, including violence. How can you tell the difference between an angel and a devil?
“Justice has been done.”
Dinner is served by certain persons. Matt Murdock is a vigilante who fights for justice. That is who he is, and what he stands for. I’m sure he’s a lot of fun at gatherings.
“Foggy, this city needs me in that mask.”
Daredevil considers abandoning his vigilante job during a chat with Foggy Nelson, but understands that the city needs him to continue his mission. Who knows where evil may go if he does not keep it in check?
“You’ll be able to smell him in no time.” He’s a big fan of the cologne.”
Unlike many of the other quotations on this list, this one has a unique atmosphere. Daredevil is usually a harsh figure, but in this case, he demonstrates that he has a sense of humour to go along with his serious side.
“Rather than live as Matt Murdock, I’d rather die as the Devil.”
Murdock pretends to be dead for a time when a building falls and almost kills him, but he continues his vigilante activity. He’s Daredevil, and he’d rather die as Daredevil than live as simply Murdock.
“Lawyer. I run my own practice, therefore I’m in charge.”
Matt Murdock’s day job is one of the things that allows him to accomplish what he does at night. Even if he had a nine-to-five job, organizing his other duties would be difficult. Being his own employer enables him to plan his time according to his preferences. In addition, he only has one employer in life, and that is the big man in heaven.
“I have to be the guy this town needs.”
Matt recognizes the need for someone to perform the dirty job and deal with the worst of them as his community descends farther and deeper into darkness, violence, and crime. That’s why he does what he does: he understands that something needs to be done.
“I once heard that fighters were supposed to be alone.”
Murdock has already allowed individuals in and cared for them. However, he suffered the price every time he did so. That is why Matt stopped doing so — he feels that caring for others makes him weak. “I’m not going to make that mistake again,” he declares.
Daredevil Comics’ Most Memorable Quotes
Finally, the comic book adaptation of Daredevil is by far the greatest. The Netflix series was enjoyable, but the comics are superior. Let’s look at a few of the quotations to understand what I’m talking about.
“Stay away of Hell’s Kitchen if you can’t tolerate the heat.”
This statement is a pun on Daredevil’s neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen, in Manhattan, New York. Daredevil tells anybody causing trouble in his neighborhood to stay away if they can’t bear the repercussions.
“Oh. Failing. Right. You mean by overcoming a suicidal depression via faith and sheer willpower to become a force for good on this planet? We should all fail in such a horrible manner.”
This is a quotation from Daredevil vol. 4 #7, in which Matt Murdock talks about himself and how he became the vigilante Daredevil.
“I get to defend the world as Daredevil.” As a lawyer, I may be able to help. I need both of them. That’s what I came to realize. The lawyer and the warrior. If I just have one, it won’t work.”
Murdock leads two lives, and he understands that he can’t live one without the other. The vigilante protects the world by dealing with the repercussions immediately, while the lawyer seeks to solve it before the consequences arise.
“Even the bull has a chance to win!”
Because of how it was given and to whom, I adored this passage from Daredevil Vol. 1 #5. It was uttered by Daredevil to Manuel Eloganto, also known as the Matador. You can beat the odds many times, but the odds can also defeat you, just as the bull may win against a matador on occasion.
“Romping about town in a costume may not be the safest employment in the world — but it has its perks: I don’t have to waste my hard-earned shekels on taxi fare! — and I don’t have to worry about being stuck in traffic!”
Daredevil in comic books had a far better sense of humor than his movie and TV show predecessors, in my opinion. New York traffic stinks, he’s correct. I’d leap the buildings there, too, if I could. (From Daredevil Vol. 1 #26; Daredevil Vol. 1 #27; Daredevil Vol. 1 #28; Daredevil Vol
“If this continues, I may have to chase down a litterbug… if I’m fortunate!”
For the most part, being a night wandering vigilante is rather exhilarating. However, there are occasions when it is just sitting on top of a building, waiting for anything to happen. The less criminal activity occurs, the better – but this makes our diabolical hero’s life even more monotonous. (From Daredevil #28 in volume one)
“With a little luck, you may be able to overcome a blind guy… if you team up!”
I’m not sure which is more damaging to a criminal’s ego: being crushed by a blind man or having to form a gang to defeat a blind man. Daredevil Vol. 1 #32 features the fight.
“There isn’t much in the world that can stop me from following my dreams.” But what about you, Bullseye? “I’m on my way to get you.”
When Daredevil has a certain aim in mind, he is laser-focused. When someone like Bullseye, one of his arch nemeses, emerges from the shadows, you can bet Murdock will be there to answer the call! Daredevil #34 was the scene of this specific conflict.
“Did you just call me “street level”? It’s what I refer to as “people level.”
This remark encapsulates everything I like about Daredevil. When Tony Stark, alias Iron Man, refers to him as a “street-level hero,” Murdock is unfazed, telling Stark that it just means he’s there to help the people. Even if the Avengers and Iron Man are fighting grander, cosmic dangers, saving one innocent life on the streets is priceless.
“At this hour, nothing nice happens.”
“Nothing good ever occurs after 2 a.m.” is an ancient adage. That’s precisely when Daredevil patrols the streets, and if he’s telling the truth, you’d best heed to your mother when she tells you to be home by ten o’clock. (From Daredevil, Vol. 5, No. 10)
“Frank, I’m not you. “I’ll never be as good as you.”
Matt Murdock and Frank Castle, dubbed the Punisher, meet again in Daredevil Vol. 6 #4. While Castle murders anybody who he feels deserves to die, Murdock keeps even the most known offenders alive in order to bring them to justice in the face of the law.
“I see now that I’ve been battling the whole time.” And I haven’t won anything.”
Remember when Murdock said that on certain days he believes everything has a purpose, but on other days he totally loses faith?
This remark from Daredevil Vol. 1 #612 exemplifies it well. Matt has a tendency to go into dark regions in his mind, but he always comes out of them.
“Castle, you’re a murderous piece of garbage.”
Daredevil and Punisher had a disagreement in Punisher Vol. 12 #3 regarding how they work. Despite the fact that they are both vigilantes, Murdock is outraged by Frank Castle’s murder and refers to him as a “straight-up killer.”
“Listen, I know retribution sometimes seem like the only thing that counts, but I’ve been there. It’s completely vacant. It makes no difference whether you obtain what you believe you desire. “What has happened in the past has happened in the past.”
This comment from Daredevil Vol. 1 #599 echoes what Matt Murdock stated in the film and in the television program. Revenge is a waste of time. Even if you feel it would help, it will not alter what has already occurred, leaving you unsatisfied.
They refer to me as a “man without fear.” Only because I’m deafeningly deafeningly deafen I’d be terrified brown if I could see half of what I got myself into.”
In Daredevil Vol. 3 #10, Matthew Murdock offers a hilarious perspective. Blindness may be a gift in disguise for our vigilante, since if he could see what he’s up against half the time, he’d definitely poopoo his pants, as he put it.
“Would you have slain Hitler as a youngster if you had known what he would ultimately do?”
Daredevil has strong feelings about murder, thus in Daredevil Vol. 2 #2, he raises this difficult philosophical moral and ethical dilemma. Is the aim justifiable in comparison to the means? Is it okay to kill a kid if it means rescuing millions in the future? I’m not going to respond, but I believe every response is incorrect.
“Please consider my no-killing order removed. “KILL THEM ALL!”
This quotation from Shadowland Vol. 1 #3 is featured since it’s arguably the darkest Daredevil we’ve seen – at least among the ones I can recall. Although Daredevil isn’t really Daredevil since the Beast controls him, it was nevertheless fascinating to witness a man who refuses to murder anybody suddenly yell SLAY THEM ALL!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Daredevil have a catchphrase?
What is daredevils catchphrase?
A: No fear. No pain.
What is it to be a hero Daredevil?
A: The hero in the comic books and TV show is a vigilante who goes out at night to fight crime, usually wearing a mask.
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