Selina Kyle

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Show a man what he expects to see, and he won't look beneath the surface. - Catwoman vol. 1 #1

Selina Kyle, widely regarded as the first and most popular Catwoman, also known as The Cat, is a comic book character created by Bob Kane first appearing in Batman #1 Spring 1940; the comic book antihero and villainess, has a variety of appearances in other media.

Comic Book Quotes[edit]

  • "Like the view? It's the only thing you'll be catching tonight." - Hush
  • "Rabbiting? I've never rabbited in my life! I've pussy-footed. I've cat-scratched. I've even kittycornered. But I don't rabbit!" - Catwoman Vol.2 #12
  • "Live fast. Love hard. Die young. Leave a good-smelling corpse." - Catwoman Vol.2 #18
  • "They may suspect me, but they'll never see me. They may chase me, but they'll never catch me. Never, never, ever catch me." - Catwoman Vol.2 #19
  • "Little birds should stay away from big bad kittycats." - Catwoman Vol.2 #25
  • "I'm a thief--and stealing is what I do. Not so much for the prize or the possession or even the profit...but for the art of doing it...because I can...and because I'm good." - Catwoman Vol.2 #38
  • "You are part of the night, just like me. We're not afraid of the dark--we come alive in it...we're thrilled by it." [to Batman] - Catwoman Vol.2 #40
  • "A long time ago, before I put on this mask, I was afraid of everything." - Catwoman Vol.2 #59
  • "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 Vol.2 #75
  • "My world is all just shades of grey, Batman. That's why you'll never really understand me." - Catwoman Vol.3 #1
  • "Show a man what he expects to see, and he won't look beneath the surface." - Catwoman vol. 1 #1
  • "It's such a waste when pretty things get broken." - Catwoman vol. 1 #2
  • "Life would be so much easier if I didn't have this conscience!" - Catwoman vol. 1 #9
  • "I'm a thief--and stealing is what I do. Not so much for the prize or the possession or even the profit...but for the art of doing it...because I can... and because I'm good." - Catwoman vol. 1 #38
  • "The East End. My soul is tied to this place now. Because it's cost me so much in blood and tears. But this is where the Catwoman was born. And if it has to be, this is where she'll die." - Catwoman Vol. 3 #25
  • (To Poison Ivy) "Oh my god. I get it. You're insane, aren't you?" - Gotham City Sirens #18
  • (To Poison Ivy) "We both know you've been looking for a reason to say that for a long time. You never wanted me around. You've never liked me. But you could never justify it. Not to Harley." - Gotham City Sirens #21
  • (To Harley Quinn) "Your ex-lover, a murderous psychopath who has repeatedly made our lives a living hell, nearly burns my new home to the ground and all you can say is 'gross'?!" - Gotham City Sirens #5
  • "We are not in control. Every now and then life likes to reiterate that little point. Some people find such reminders disconcerting. They spend their lives in breathless pursuit of meaningless goals, hoping to forget everything they know about their own mortality. Some people anchor themselves to something larger. Religion, Art, Justice. Anything they deem significant in a life that's not. We are not in control. If we were, surely we'd know better than to care about anything." - Catwoman Vol.2 #57

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