Phantom Stranger : [Concerning Joe Chill] He is beaten. Let your devotion of justice temper your rage.
Spectre : He took your parents, ruined your life. Fulfill your destiny. Become what you have trained to be, an agent of vengeance. He knows who you are, if this man lives, Batman dies.
Bruce Wayne : Batman may die... but Bruce Wayne? Never.
Phantom Stranger : [Regarding Batman] And so, an ordinary mortal conquered tragedy, and became the greatest champion for the cause of justice.
Spectre : Justice. What is justice without vengeance, Phantom Stranger? Simply a slap on the wrist and an invitation for evil to continue. Unabated.
Phantom Stranger : What would you have, Spectre? Batman to become like you? Dispensing punishment without mercy? Growing just as dark as the villains he fights?
Spectre : You know the reason for this meeting. Batman's darkest hour is at hand. Soon he will confront the man who took his parents from him. then the final stroke will be delivered. For vengeance.
Phantom Stranger : For the sake of his soul, I hope you're wrong. Batman must uphold justice.
Batman : Spectre, what's your stake in all of this?
Spectre : That depends on you.
Batman : I don't have time for cosmic guessing-games with you and the Stranger. I've finally uncovered the motive behind my parents' murder.
Spectre : Yet, you are restless.
Batman : I still need to know who pulled the trigger.
Spectre : And to what end, Dark Knight? What will you do once you find out?
Batman : I... I don't know.
Spectre : Surely the world's greatest detective has thought that far ahead.
Batman : You're the spirit of vengeance, Spectre. A criminal has walked free for over three decades. You have to know who he is.
[Spectre grins and starts walking way]
Batman : Don't walk away from me!
Lew Moxon : You've got some nerve showing up here, after running out on the charity job.
Joe Chill : I'm sorry, boss.
Lew Moxon : Yeah... when I get out of here, you'll be even sorrier.
Joe Chill : Wait, listen! I'll make this right! I can even the score with you with Thomas Wayne. He's the reason you're in here, not me! I'll make sure he suffers! Him, and his whole family.
Lew Moxon : ...Whatever. Just make it look like an accident.
Batman : So just like that, he signed away their lives. Soo casually, without remorse. Without blinking a filthy eye. Where was justice?
Spectre : Where indeed.