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Catwoman Quotes From Throughout the Batman Universe

There have been many actresses who played the role of Catwoman (also known as Selina Kyle) and contributed to these amazing Catwoman quotes.

This compilation of the best Catwoman lines comes from the original 1960s show, Batman ReturnsCatwoman, and The Dark Knight Rises.

With so many actresses and takes on the character, it can be hard to keep it all straight. If you were wondering when Catwoman made her first appearance, or the order the many talented actresses played her in, you are not alone!

Catwoman first appeared in the 1940 DC Comic series, where she was known as “The Cat.” Later during the 1960s, Julie Newmar originated the role on the Batman TV series.

Lee Meriwether played the iconic villain in the 1966 film adaptation when Newmar couldn’t. Newmar then left the TV show in 1968. Which gave the incomparable Eartha Kit a chance to step into Catwoman’s heels.

Keep reading these Catwoman quotes to learn more about how the role changed over the years!

Don’t forget to also check out these Batman quotes from the wise dark knight.

Catwoman quotes from Batman Returns

1. “Honey, I’m home! Oh, I forgot, I’m not married.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

2. “But a kiss could be deadlier if you mean it.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

3. “Please. I wouldn’t touch you to scratch you.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

4. “I am Catwoman. Hear me roar.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

5. “You poor guys. Always confusing your pistols with your privates.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

6. “I don’t know about you, Miss Kitty, but I feel so much yummier.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

7. “You’re catnip to a girl like me. Handsome, dazed, and to die for.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

8. “Somebody say fish? I haven’t be fed all day!” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

9. “You’re the second man who killed me this week, but I’ve got seven lives left.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

10. “Seems like every woman you try to save ends up dead – or deeply resentful. Maybe you should retire.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

11. “As I was saying, I’m a woman and can’t be taken for granted. Life’s a bitch, now so am I.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

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12. “Bruce, I would – I would love to live with you in your castle… forever, just like in a fairy tale. I just couldn’t live with myself, so don’t pretend this is a happy ending!” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

13. “To destroy Batman, we must first turn him into what he hates the most. Namely us.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

14. “The thought of busting Batman makes me feel all… dirty. Maybe I’ll just give myself a bath right here.” — Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns (1992)

Catwoman quotes from Catwoman

15. “Cats come when they feel like it. Not when they’re told.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

16. “The day I died was the day I started to live.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

17. “Freedom is power. To live a life untamed and unafraid is the gift that I’ve been given, and so my journey begins.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

18. “You saved my life, Midnight. But somebody killed me and I’ve got to find out who and why.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

19. “Freedom is power. To live a life untamed and unafraid is the gift that I’ve been given, and so my journey begins.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

20. “In my old life, I longed for someone to see what was special in me. You did, and for that, you’ll always be in my heart. But what I really needed was for me to see it. And now I do.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

21. “You’re a good man. But you live in a world that has no place for someone like me. You see, sometimes I’m good. But sometimes I’m bad. But only as bad as I wanna be.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

22. “It all started on the day that I died. If there had been an obituary, it would have described the unremarkable life of an unremarkable woman, survived by no one.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

23. “Days blended together, consistently ordinary, thanks to a job that was the practical version of my passion. I was supposed to be an artist by now. Instead, I was designing ads for beauty cream.” — Halle Berry, Catwoman (2004)

Catwoman quotes from The Dark Knight Rises

24. “Careful what you wish for.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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25. “My mother warned me about getting into cars with strange men.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

26. “You could have gone anywhere, but you came back.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

27. “Look, you wouldn’t beat up a woman any more than I would beat up a cripple.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

28. “Don’t condescend, Mr. Wayne. You don’t know a thing about me.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

29. “You boys know you can’t come into my neighborhood without asking politely.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

30. “Come with me. Save yourself. You don’t owe these people anymore. You’ve given them everything.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

31. “There’s no fresh start in today’s world. Any twelve-year-old with a cell phone could find out what you did. Everything we do is collated and quantified. Everything sticks.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

32. “I started out doing what I had to. Once you’ve done what you had to, they’ll never let you do what you want to.” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

33. “I don’t know what you’re planning to do with Mr. Wayne’s prints, but I’m guessing you’ll need his thumb. You don’t count so good, huh?” — Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Catwoman quotes that teach us things about life

34. “Show a man what he expects to see, and he won’t look beneath the surface.” — Catwoman

35. “A long time ago, before I put on this mask, I was afraid of everything.” — Catwoman

36. “It’s such a waste when pretty things get broken.” — Catwoman

37. “Little birds should stay away from big bad kittycats.” — Catwoman

38. “That’s part of the rule. Never quit. Never let them see you’re afraid. Above all — never let them see you’re hurt. Never let them see you cry. Never.” — Catwoman

39. “My world is all just shades of grey, Batman. That’s why you’ll never really understand me.” — Catwoman

40. “Life would be so much easier if I didn’t have this conscience!” — Catwoman

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41. “No one ever finishes that proverb. Curiosity killed the cat…but satisfaction brought it back.” — Catwoman

42. “Batman wanted to change us. That’s not love. Try to remember who you are.” — Catwoman

Catwoman quotes between Julie Newmar and Adam West

43. “We could make such beautiful music together…” — Julie Newmar, (Batman, 1960)

44. “Party pooper. Teenagers should be seen and not heard. All right, men, destroy the Dynamic Duo!” — Julie Newmar, (Batman, 1960)

45. “I’m not just pussyfooting around this time, Batman!” — Julie Newmar, (Batman, 1960)

46. Catwoman: If I were to kiss you, would you think I was a… bad girl?

Batman: But, eh, no… No, of course not, Catwoman.

47. Catwoman: [pointing her cat-shaped revolver at Batman’s cowled face] Beg. Beg for your mortal existence.

Batman: I’d rather die than beg for such a small favor as my life.

48. Catwoman: Batman, why for art thou doing this to me?

Batman: It’s my job, Catwoman.

49. Catwoman: Married, engaged, or going steady?

Batman: My crime-fighting leaves me little time for social engagements.

Catwoman: Boy…have I got a girl for you!

50. Batman: Catwoman, I find you to be odious, abhorrent, and egregious.

Catwoman: A dealing with you is expanding my vocabulary…erm…a whole lot.

Which of these Catwoman quotes is your favorite?

Julie Newmar’s take on Catwoman started the sexual tension between her and Batman. Michelle Pfieffer played the character in 1992 and really turned up the heat.

Maybe it was because it was the 90s and not the 60s, and she could. However, if you ask my husband it’s because she is Michelle Pfieffer and the best Catwoman!

Halle Berry followed Michelle Pfieffer, and sadly that movie kind of tanked, and Halle’s version of Catwoman is often ranked the worst. Anne Hathaway gave it a shot after that. While I love her, I have to agree with “the Michelle Pfieffer obsessed husband” and say the performance lacked… something.

Recently, it was announced that Zoe Kravitz would be playing the villain turned antihero, in the upcoming Batman movie. What are your thoughts on that?

Who is your favorite Catwoman? Do you have any other Catwoman quotes and sayings to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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