The Dark Knight Quotes

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Bruce Wayne: People are dying, Alfred. What would you have me do?
Alfred Pennyworth: Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They’ll hate you for it, but that’s the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.
Bruce Wayne: Well today I found out what Batman can’t do. He can’t endure this. Today you get to say “I told you so.”
Alfred Pennyworth: Today, I don’t want to.
[pauses for several moments]
Alfred Pennyworth: But I did bloody tell you.


 

Alfred Pennyworth: I suppose they’re gonna lock me up as well. As your accomplice…
Bruce Wayne: Accomplice? I’m going to tell them the whole thing was your idea.


 

[Harvey talking at the press conference]
Harvey Dent: The night is darkest just before the dawn. I promise you, the dawn is coming.

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Harvey Dent: So be it. Take the Batman into custody.
[everyone at the press conference looks confused]
Harvey Dent: I am the Batman.


 

[Dent throws his coin to Rachel and she discovers Dent’s coin is two-faced]
Rachel Dawes: You make your own luck.


 

[the Batpod emerges from an alleyway]
The Joker: Now there’s a Batman!


 

[stumbles out of wrecked truck; to Batman]
The Joker: Come on, come on, come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it. Come on, hit me. Hit me!


 

[we see Gordon back from the dead; to The Joker]
Lt. James Gordon: We got you, you son of a bitch!
[Gordon gets Harvey out of the back of the truck Joker had kept him in]
Harvey Dent: Gordon! You do like to play things pretty close to the chest.
Lt. James Gordon: We got him Harvey.


 

[referring to The Joker]
Mayor: What do we got?
Lt. James Gordon: Nothing. No matches on prints, DNA, dental. Clothing is custom, no labels. Nothing in his pockets but knives and lint. No name, no other alias.

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James Gordon Jr.: Did Batman save you, Daddy?
Lt. James Gordon: Actually, this time I saved him.


 

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Lt. James Gordon: Where is he?
The Joker: What’s the time?
Lt. James Gordon: What difference does that make?
The Joker: Well, depending on the time, he may in one spot, or several.
Lt. James Gordon: If we’re gonna play games…
[takes off Joker’s handcuffs]
Lt. James Gordon: I’m gonna need a cup of coffee.
The Joker: Ah, the good cop, bad cop routine?
Lt. James Gordon: Not exactly.
[Gordon steps out of the room, the overhead lights come on. Batman is behind The Joker, he slams Joker’s head on the table]
The Joker: Never start with the head, the victim gets all fuzzy.


 

Batman: You wanted me, here I am.
The Joker: I wanted to see what you’d do. And you didn’t disappoint…you let five people die. Then, you let Dent take your place. Even to a guy like me, that’s cold…


 

Batman: Then why do you want to kill me?
The Joker: [laughs] I don’t…I don’t want to kill you! What would I do without you? Go back to ripping off mob dealers? No, no, no! No. You…you…complete me.
Batman: You’re garbage who kills for money.
The Joker: Don’t talk like one of them. You’re not! Even if you’d like to be. To them, you’re just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these, uh…these civilized people, they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.


 

[grabs Joker]
Batman: Where’s Dent?
The Joker: You have all these rules and you think they’ll save you!
[as Batman slams Joker into the wall]
Lt. James Gordon: He’s in control.
Batman: I have one rule.
The Joker: Oh, then that’s the rule you’ll have to break to know the truth.
Batman: Which is?
The Joker: The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.
[mimicking Batman’s voice]
The Joker: And tonight you’re gonna break your one rule.
Batman: I’m considering it.
The Joker: Oh, there’s only minutes left, so you’re gonna have to play my little game if you wanna save one of them.
Batman: Them?


 

[The Joker has just indicated that his has taken both Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes]
The Joker: You know, for a while there I though you really were Dent, the way you threw yourself after her…
[Batman loses control and starts to punch the Joker]
The Joker: Look at you go! Does Harvey know about you and his little bunny?
[slams Joker into mirror]
Batman: Where are they?!
The Joker: Killing is making a choice…
[punches Joker]
Batman: Where are they?!
The Joker: Choose between one life or the other. Your friend, the district attorney. Or his blushing bride to be.
[Batman punches him again]
The Joker: [laughs] You have nothing, nothing to threaten me with. Nothing to do with all your strength. Don’t worry I’m going to tell you where they are. Both of them, and that’s the point, you’ll have to choose. He’s at 250 52ND Street and she’s on Avenue X, at Cicero.


 

[to Det. Stephens]
The Joker: Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savor all the…little emotions. In…you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?


 

[after the tragic ending of Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes capture]
Lt. James Gordon: The Joker planned to be caught. He wanted me to lock him up in the M.C.U.


 

[Alfred opens Rachel’s letter Bruce and starts to read it]
Rachel Dawes: [voice over] Dear Bruce, I need to be honest and clear. I’m going to marry Harvey Dent. I love him and I want to spend the rest of my life with him. When I told you that if Gotham no longer needed Batman we could be together, I meant it. But now I’m sure the day won’t come when you no longer need Batman. I hope it does and if it does I will be there, but as your friend. I’m sorry to let you down. If you lose your faith in me, please keep your faith in people. Love, now and always, Rachel.

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[after Rachel’s death]
Bruce Wayne: Did I bring this on her? I was meant to inspire good. Not madness, not death.
Alfred Pennyworth: You have inspired good, but you spat in the faces of Gotham’s criminals. Didn’t you think there might be some casualties? Things were always gonna get worse before they got better.


 

Bruce Wayne: She was going to wait for me Alfred. Dent doesn’t know. He can never know.
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Bruce Wayne: What’s that?
Alfred Pennyworth: It can wait.
Bruce Wayne: That bandit, in the forest in Burma, did you catch him?
Alfred Pennyworth: Yes.
Bruce Wayne: How?
Alfred Pennyworth: We burned the forest down.


 

Harvey Dent: Remember that name you all had for me when I was at Internal Affairs? What was it, Gordon?
Lt. James Gordon: Harvey, I…
Harvey Dent: Say it. SAY IT!
Lt. James Gordon: Two-Face. Harvey Two-Face.
[Harvey turns his head, revealing the horribly burnt scarred side of his face]
Harvey Dent: Why should I hide who I am?


 

[after visiting the scarred Dent in the hospital, Gordon emerges and sees Maroni there, leaning on a cane and looks at him coldly]
Salvatore Maroni: This is crazy, this is too much.
Lt. James Gordon: You should have thought of that before you let that clown out of the box.


 

The Chechen: What you do with all your money?
The Joker: You see, I’m a guy of simple tastes. I enjoy dynamite, and gunpowder…And gasoline!
[the Chechen watches, appalled, as Joker’s thugs pour gasoline on his mountain of cash]
The Joker: And you know the thing that they have in common? They’re cheap!

 


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