There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. Once you realize it’s normal, then you can put it in its place. Then you can act.
The first time I stole so that I wouldn’t starve, yes. I lost many assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong. And when I traveled, I learned the fear before a crime and the thrill of success. But I never became one of them.
People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne. As a man, I’m flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed, but as a symbol… as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.
My parents built this company to make Gotham a better place. They would have sacrificed everything for this city. They did sacrifice everything. And if that’s what it takes… so will I.