Best Dr Manhattan Quotes 2021

Only Dr. Manhattan has real superpowers in the series and is the most powerful superhero in this universe. Some of the quotes from Dr. Manhattan are listed below.

Famous Dr. Manhattan quotes.

1.”That’s right. And you know what, you watched me. You could’ve turned the gun into steam, the bullets into mercury, the bottle into goddamned snowflakes, but you didn’t, did you? You really don’t give a damn about human beings. You’re driftin’ out of touch, Doc. God help us all.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

2.”We’re all puppets, Laurie. I’m just a puppet who can see the strings.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

3.”I first met Miles Davis about 1947 and played a few jobs with him and Sonny Rollins at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan. During this period, he was coming into his own, and I could see him extending the boundaries of jazz even further. ”

-John Coltrane.

4.”They claim their labors are to build a heaven, yet their heaven is populated by horrors. Perhaps the world is not made. Perhaps nothing is made. A clock without a craftsman. It’s too late. Always has been, always will be. Too late.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

5.” Truly, whoever we are, wherever we reside, we exist upon the whim of murderers.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

6.”Well, what do you expect? The Comedian is dead.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

7.”This city is dying of rabies. Is the best I can do to wipe random flecks of foam from its lips?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

8.”Part of…being a hero is knowing when you don’t need to be one anymore.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

9.”They say we have we created the man to end all wars; I say we have created a man to end all worlds.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

10.”Nothing’s that simple, not even things that are simply awful.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

11.”Blake understood. Treated it like a joke, but he understood. He saw the cracks in society, saw the little men in masks trying to hold it together…he saw the true face of the twentieth century and chose to become a reflection of it, a parody of it. No one else saw the joke. That’s why he was lonely.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

12.”Okay. There it is. I dressed up as an owl. And fought crime. Perhaps you begin to see why I half expect this summary of my career to raise more laughs than poor cuckolded Moe Vernon with his foam teats and his Wagner could ever hope to have done.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

13.”A live body and a dead body contain the same number of particles. Structurally, there’s no discernible difference. Life and death are unquantifiable abstracts. Why should I be concerned?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

14.”We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

15.”I am going to look at the stars. They are so far away, and their light takes so long to reach us. All we ever see of stars are their old photographs.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

16.”In the ‘Mad Men’ era, the archetypal dad came home; put down his briefcase; received pipe, Manhattan, roast beef, potatoes, a key-lime pie; and was – apparently – content.”

-Sandra Tsing Loh.

17.”I’m officially near-famous. If you’ve got four-year-old kids and you’ve got cable, then you’ve got no choice but to know who I am. But if you’re one of my peers – a 26-year old guy who lives in Manhattan – you have no idea who I am. I’m only famous if you’re four.”

-Steve Burns.

18.”Does the human heart know chasms so abysmal?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

19.”When you left me, I left Earth. Does that not show you that I care?”

-Dr. Manhattan.

20.”I feel fear for the last time.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

21.”Janey accuses me of chasing jailbait. She bursts into angry tears, asking if it’s because she’s getting older. It’s true. She’s aging more noticeably every day—while I am standing still.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

22.”The newspapers call me a crimefighter, so the Pentagon says I must fight crime.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

23.”Nothing ends, Adrian. Nothing ever ends.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

24. “If you think there’s a problem with my attitude, I’m prepared to discuss it.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

25.”I am a being of Inaction… On a collision course with a man of Action… To this universe of hope… I have become the villain.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

Dr. Manhattan Quotes From ‘The Watchmen’

While Superman is compared to God, Dr. Manhattan himself is God, so he is stronger than Superman. Some more quotes from this superhero are listed below.

Quotes from Dr. Manhattan.

26.”In each human coupling, a thousand million sperm vie for a single egg. Multiply those odds by countless generations, against the odds of your ancestors being alive, meeting, siring this precise son; that exact daughter…Until your mother loves a man …and of that union, of the thousand million children competing for fertilization, it was you, only you…(it’s) like turning air to gold… a thermodynamic miracle.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

27.”Give me the smallest finger on man’s hand. I’ll produce information.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

28.”Existence is random. It has no pattern, save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

29.”You can’t heal under a mask, Angela.”

-Will Reeves.

30.”Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? [Who watches the watchmen?]”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

31.”For you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

32.”Nothing is insoluble. Nothing is hopeless. Not while there’s life.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

33.”I’m leaving this galaxy for one less complicated.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

34.”Laurie: Her pain, her fears, her whole life, y’ know? I mean, ordinary people, right? All the things that happen to them… doesn’t that move you more than a bunch of rubble?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

35.”All that pain and conflict done with? All that needless suffering over at last? No, that doesn’t bother me.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

37.”That guy talks too much.”

-Looking Glass.

37.”Even though it’s somebody else’s tragedy rather than my own. I was there, and I laughed along with all the rest, and I guess that makes it part of my story also.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

38.”I read atoms, Laurie. I see the ancient spectacle that birthed the rubble. Besides this, human life is brief and mundane.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

39.”A world grows up around me. Am I shaping it, or do its predetermined contours guide my hand?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

40.”Why…do they need to keep making their Godforsaken bombs?”

-Adrian Veidt.

41.”Sometimes I look at myself and think, ‘how did everything get so tangled up?’”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

42.”In my opinion, it’s a highly overrated phenomenon. Mars gets along perfectly without so much as a micro-organism.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

43.”Is that what happens to us? A life of conflict with no time for friends so that when it’s done, only our enemies leave roses.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

44.”Truly, life is hell, and death’s rough hand our only deliverance.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

45.”Real life is messy, inconsistent, and it’s seldom when anything ever really gets resolved. It’s taken me a long time to realize that.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

46.”All we ever see of stars are their old photographs.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

47.”I’m disappointed in you, Adrian. I’m very disappointed. Reassembling myself was the first trick I learned. It didn’t kill Osterman. Did you really think it would kill me? I have walked across the surface of the sun. I have witnessed events so tiny, and so fast, they could hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you’re just a man. The world’s smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

48.”The horror is this: In the end, it is simply a picture of empty, meaningless blackness. We are alone. There is nothing else.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

49.”The morality of my activities escapes me.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

50.”I can’t prevent the future. To me, it’s already happening.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

51.”People who wear masks are driven by trauma.”

-Laurie Blake.

52.”Gone to place without clocks, without seasons, without hourglasses to trap the shifting pink sand.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

53.”I am watching the stars, admiring their complex trajectories through space and time. I am trying to give a name to the force that set them in motion.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

54.”I still can’t believe it…him comin’ here every day, nobody realizin’. Still, that’s life: lotta stuff happens under the waterline.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

55.”There is no future. There is no past. Do you see? Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time when the whole design is visible in every facet.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

56.”I believe he’s a man of great integrity, but he seems to see the world in very black and white. Manichean terms. I personally believe that to be an intellectual limitation.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

57.”There’s no such thing as quitting. Just sometimes there’s a long pause between relapses, right?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

58.”Laurie, try to understand…my work’s at an important stage! It seemed unnecessary to…”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

59.”Beneath me, this awful city, it screams like an abattoir full of retarded children. New York.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

60.”…this world’s smartest man means no more to me than does its smartest termite.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

61.”Frankly, isn’t it time we reassessed Rorschach, as a patriot and American?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

62.”Please! Don’t all leave. Somebody has to do it, don’t you see? Somebody has to save the world…”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

63.”I live my life free of compromise and step into the shadows without complaint or regret.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

64.”The dusk reeks of fornication and bad consciences.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

68.”Edward Blake is interesting. I have never met anyone so deliberately amoral.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

69.”All those generations of struggle, what purpose did they ever achieve? All that effort and what did it ever lead to?”

-Dr. Osterman.

70.”Why do we argue? Life’s so fragile, a successful virus clinging to a speck of mud, suspended in endless nothing.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

68.”It must be great for you, having a secret identity, a secret place nobody knows about.”

– Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

69.”I’m 65 years old. Every day the future looks a little bit darker. But the past, even the grimy parts of it, well, it just keeps on getting brighter all the time.”

– Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

70.”Until then, we’re society’s only protection. We keep it up as long as we have to.”

– Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

71.”I don’t lend things. It’s my philosophy. In this world, you shouldn’t rely on help from anybody. In the end, a man stands alone.”

-Bernard.

72.”I see death. I see destruction. And I feel responsible.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

73.”Everything is preordained. Even my responses.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

74.”Things have their shape in time, not space alone. Some marble blocks have statues within them embedded in their future.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

75.”Once a man has seen society’s black underbelly, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend, like you do, that it doesn’t exist.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

76.”In this world, you shouldn’t rely on help from anybody. In the end, a man stands alone.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

77.”On Mars, you taught me the value of life. If we hope to preserve it here, we must remain silent.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

78.”We are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

79.”He stood up for his country […] if that makes him a Nazi, you might as well call me a Nazi, too.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

80.”Professor Einstein says that time differs from place to place. Can you imagine? If time is not true, what purpose have watchmakers, hein?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

81.”Please go away. Please go away. I said leave me alone!”

-Dr. Manhattan.

82.”You’re young, you don’t know. Things change. What happened, happened forty years ago. It’s history.”

-Dr. Manhattan.

83.”As I lie I hear her shouting at me in 1963; sobbing in 1966. My fingers open. The photograph is falling.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

84.”The superman exists, and he’s American.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

85.”Down those stairs! I knew he had something hidden back there from his attitude.”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

86.”But the country’s disintegrating. What’s happened to America? What’s happened to the American dream?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

87.”Crazed with helplessness, I cursed God and wept, wondering if He wept also. But then, what use are His tears, if His help was denied me?”

-Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’.

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