"The transition from Robin to Nightwing was... difficult for us both. It was a day I had long prepared for because -- Dick was born to be in the center ring." -Batman
"[Alfred] always had faith that the dynamic duo could survive anything. Except maybe each other." -Nightwing
"It's a hopeless case. A lost cause. A town so mired in corruption and sin that it's drowning … When Batman sent me here, I thought I'd solve one case and book. But then I realized … if I could make a difference here -- well, that'd be something. This filthy old town needs me…. Surrounded by a dozen of my worst enemies. No way out. Nowhere to hide. The little brat was right. I do love it"
Immediately his presence was felt by not only the criminals and police officers of Bludhaven, everyone knew there was someone looking over it's citizens and crime had a new adversary. Nightwing struck fear in the hearts of criminals all over Bludhaven much like his mentor before him, and Bludhaven was better because of it.
"Dick, listen, I know it may have been hard, finding out that you were meant to be one of the owls. I know it might seem like I saved you from that destiny. But you could never have been one of them. NEVER. They might have seen something in you, back then, but so did I. And the truth is, i didn't saved you from some dark fate, those years ago. You saved me from one. And you're still saving me, every day." -Bruce Wayne to Dick Grayson
"Our friendship, our bond... that is the only definition of forever that has any meaning. With that in mind, I -- had the document you're holding up drafted up. It's just a... formality, a gesture; symbolic. You don't have to sign it. If you think it's frivolous, or-- disrespectful to the memory of your parents, I'll understand. It doesn't really change anything. It's just the only way I -- the only way I could convey that -- that -- " -Batman
"I get it, and I love you too." -Dick Grayson
Because of Bruce's tragedy, he was unable to show love in a way that normal people would understand but he tried to show Dick that he loved him, and even though it was hard for Bruce to express it in words, Dick knew he loved him like a son, and Dick loved Bruce like a father; there wasn't any doubt of that. But if there was ever any doubt, it got swept away the day that Bruce oficially adopted Dick Grayson and presented him with the court documents inside the Batcave.
"You prepare yourself for this day ... well, prepare is the wrong word ... Do you prepare yourself for the sun to rise, or for water to flow from a tap? No. These are knowables. These are eventualities. I knew I would never see him as an old man. No, he'd leave us in a box, with jet black hair, and the only lines on his face would be ones brought by injury. You knew it wouldn't end well. Despite all the training. All the brilliance. All the strength ... under it all there was just flesh, blood and bone. And a man who never feared death. You know as well as I do he was frightened of a great many things, but his own mortality barely made the top hundred list with him. I just ... I ... I just wasn't ready to lose him." -Dick Grayson talking about loosing Batman
Coming from a background in the circus, Dick was a performer since a very young age and when the time came for him to take on the mantle of Batman, he took everything he knew and ran with it, making his stance as the caped crusader a memorable one and in many people's minds, the best take on Batman ever. Now, I won't go on record and make such a claim, and I don't think even Dick would be so bold as to say something like that, but it's in the debate and just for that, means Dick Grayson succeeded as Batman.
"I've never really admitted this to anyone, but I don't think I would. Trade, I mean. And I don't think I'm ready to see your face if I TOLD you that. Which is why I'm never gonna send this letter. I miss my parents with my whole heart Batman, I do, but I wouldn't trade this for the world. Love; Dick." -Dick Grayson letter to Batman
"I believe Bruce would have 'smoked' the place ... meaning he'd drop a few flash bang grenades, and the joint would have emptied in a panic. But he'd leave a batarang in the wall to let them know he was there. Better to instill fear and be unseen. He and I are different in a lot of ways. I was born into a circus. A trapeze artist. I know that sometimes people need a show ... and I'm a born entertainer" -Dick Grayson
"And I'm unique in this family, a talker among writers. Alfred's got his journal. You've got your files. Babs keeps an account of everything. While I've only ever recorded a message like this once before... the first time." -Nightwing
"You weren't the perfect father but that's okay because -- probably nobody's a perfect father. No family's perfect, either. I was lucky. I was privileged. Not because of the big house and the money, but because you gave me a lot of yourself. You taught me, you showed me, you encouraged me -- you never lied to me and you never demanded that I be anything I’m not. I didn’t imitate you because you insisted that I do so, but because I wanted to. Of all the men I knew, you were most worthy of imitation. Then I blamed you for letting me be who I was. Pretty dumb." -Dick Grayson
"Dick, I don't -- " -Bruce Wayne
"Hold it. I've got one more thing to say. You and Alfred gave me a home and you gave me what we don't mention. The L word. You were the best family I could have had. Thanks." -Dick Grayson
"Don't ever let me forget the golden rule, Alfie. The show must go on." -Dick Grayson to Alfred
"No one can be [Batman]. But someone can represent what he stood for. The ideals that made Batman -- justice, consequence, and ironclad resolve to protect. And there is none other that has the wherewithal to uphold those ideals than you ... Richard Grayson." -Alfred to Dick Grayson
"I am not Bruce Wayne. But when lives were lost ... and the entire city was at stake ... I did what Batman had to do. I acted as the Dark Knight. To the best of my abilities - I became him. And I succeeded. Not as Dick Grayson. And not as Bruce Wayne. But as Batman." -Dick Grayson
But as demanding as the job became, Dick never faltered, he never gave up and he succeeded where everyone else would've failed miserably. That's what makes Dick Grayson Batman's greatest triumph, not only as a crime fighter and as mentor, but as a friend and more importantly; a father.