Bane. Did you really think this was enough? Nightmares? Did you honestly believe I would curl into a fetal ball? That I’d lie idle, rubbing tears out of my eyes? That I’d cry out for mommy?
Is this your marvelous plan, Bane? After all these years of me humiliating you? Of me exposing you as a soft, feeble-minded lamb? Of me, time and again, breaking you? You answer… with bad dreams!
Do you know what my life is? Do you have any conception what I have gone through? How many I’ve lost. How many I’ve hurt. You challenge me with… nightmares? I live the nightmare. Bane! Why can’t you understand?! I’m Batman! I am the nightmare!
Batman finally escapes from the nightmare machine that Bane has trapped him in, and the Dark Knight immediately dispatches all the villains in his way to Bane.
From – Batman Vol. 3 #70