The Dark Knight
quotes are sinister and
chaotic which really sets mood of the movie to the theme of
the story. Christopher Nolan
has brought us the darkest
best Batman movie
so far. The dialogue explores the fictional views of heroes
well as order and anarchy, but the real theme of this movie's story is
centered on creating chaos which you can explore further by reading
this collection of The
quotes and lines.
the bank heist]
by: Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan (screenplay)
Christopher Nola (screenplay)
Christopher Nolan (story)
David S. Goyer (story)
Bob Kane (characters)
Christian Bale - Bruce
Wayne / Batman
Heath Ledger - The Joker
Aaron Eckhart - Harvey Dent / Two-Face
Michael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Rachel Dawes
Gary Oldman - James Gordon
Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox
Eric Roberts - Salvatore Maroni
Chin Han -
- The Chechen
of a kind,
let's do this.
That's it, three guys?
guys on the roof. Every guy gets a share. Five shares is plenty.
Six shares, don't forget the guy who planned the job.
thinks he can sit it out and still take a slice? I know why they call
him "The Joker."
So why do
they call him "The Joker"?
heard he wears make-up.
to scare people. You know, war paint.
the bank heist, Bozo subdues the terrified customers and employees by
putting grenades in their hands and pulling the pins]
Obviously, we don't want you doing anything with your hands other than
holdin' on for dear life!
a bank heist, the Joker has tricked all his men into killing each
other, one after the other. One of the last ones, getting wise, points
his gun at another thug, who still has his mask on]
betting The Joker told you to kill me soon as we loaded the cash.
No, no, no. I kill the bus driver.
driver? What bus dri...?
school bus drives through the bank wall and
National Bank Manager:
Oh, criminals in this town used to believe in things. Honor. Respect.
Look at you! What do you believe in, huh? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IN?
[Bozo leans down and
sticks a grenade in the manager's mouth]
believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you...
[Bozo takes off his mask]
has just fought off
Scarecrow and a group of Batman wannabes]
Don't let me find you out here again.
We're trying to help you!
don't need help.
Dr. Jonathan Crane:
Not in my diagnosis!
What gives you the right? What's the difference between you and me?
[Batman lowers himself
into the Batmobile]
not wearing hockey pads!
nice when Wayne Manor's rebuilt, you can swap not sleeping in a
penthouse for not sleeping in a mansion.
copycats last night, Alfred, with guns.
Why don't you hire them and take the weekend off?
Know your limits, Master Wayne.
Batman has no limits.
Well, you do, sir.
can't afford to know 'em.
You don't have to sell me Dent. We all know
you're Gotham's White
a new suit.
Yeah, three buttons is a little '90's, Mr. Wayne.
I'm not talking fashion, Mr. Fox, so much as function.
[Wayne hands him a
You want to be able to turn your head.
Sure would make backing out of the driveway easier.
famous Bruce Wayne. Rachel's told me everything about you.
I certainly hope not.
Rachel at a restaurant]
let's put a couple tables
I'm not sure they'll let us.
Oh, they should. I own the place.
When their enemies were at the gates, the Romans would suspend
democracy and appoint one man to protect the city. It wasn't considered
an honor, it was considered a public service.
Harvey, the last man who they appointed to protect the Republic was
named Caesar and he never gave up his power.
Okay, fine. You either die a hero or you live long enough to see
yourself become the villain.
the mobsters meeting]
Who's stupid enough to steal from us?
Two-bit whack-job. Wears a cheap purple suit and make-up. He's not the
problem. He's a nobody.
announces that he's removed all the mob's cash from their banks before
the police raid, and stashed them in a secure location]
obvious reasons I couldn't wait for your permission. Rest assured, your
money is safe.
[from outside comes the
sound of loud, fake laughter. The mob bosses turn and see the Joker
thought my jokes were bad.
me one reason
why I shouldn't have my boy here pull your head off.
How about a magic trick?
[pulls out a pencil and
sticks it upright into the table]
I'm gonna make this pencil disappear.
[Gambol's thug walks
over to kill The Joker, who quickly slams his face into the pencil and
Ta-daa! It's...it's gone.
Let's wind the clocks back a year. These cops and lawyers wouldn't dare
cross any of you. I mean, what happened? Did...did your balls drop off?
Hm? You see, a guy like me...
[the mobsters laugh but
the Joker ignore this and continues]
like me...Look, listen. I know why you choose to have your
therapy sessions in broad daylight. I know why you're afraid to go out
at night. The Batman. See, Batman has shown Gotham your true colors,
unfortunately. Dent? He's just the beginning. And as for the
television's so called "plan?"
Lau on the video phone]
has no jurisdiction.
He'll find him and make him squeal! I know the squealers when I see
indicates Lau again, who hurriedly turns off the picture]
It's simple. We, uh, kill the Batman.
[the mobsters laugh]
If it's so simple, why haven't you done it already?
If you're good at something, never do it for free.
I'm not. No, I'm not. If we don't deal with this now, soon little uh,
Gambol here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma.
Enough from the clown!
[reveals the inside of
jacket, which has hand grenades with the pins attached to a thread
tied to the Joker's finger]
"blow" this out of proportion.
think you can steal from us and just walk away?
listen, why don't you give me a call when you start taking things a
little more seriously.
[takes out his
card and places on the table]
Now for high altitude jumps you're gonna need oxygen and stabilizers.
Now I must say compared to your usual requests, jumping out of an
airplane is pretty straightforward.
And what about getting back into the plane?
I'd recommend a good travel agent.
Without it landing.
Now that's more like it, Mr. Wayne. The CIA had a program back in the
60's for getting their people out of hot spots called Sky Hook. We
could look into that.
one of the gauntlets for his new and improved Bat suit, Bruce presses a
button, and the spikes are launched across the room, narrowly missing
Fox before they bury themselves in the wall]
Perhaps you should read the instructions first.
Wayne's Yacht on the
Carribean with the Moscow Ballerinas]
You look tired, Alfred. You'll be all right
[Alfred looks at all the
tell me the Russian for, "apply
your own bloody suntan lotion."
know how I got these scars? My father was...a drinker. And a
fiend. And one night he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the
kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that. Not-one-bit.
So...me watching...he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does
it! He turns to me, and he says, "Why so serious, son?" Comes at me
with the knife..."Why so serious?" He sticks the blade in my
mouth..."Let's put a smile on that face!" And...
[looks sidelong at one
Gambol's thug, watching the whole thing in horror]
Why so serious?
[Joker flicks his
wrist and Gambol goes down]
our operation is small, but there's a lot of potential for
"aggressive" expansion. So, which one of you fine gentlemen would like
to join our team? Oh, there's only one spot open right now, so we're
pool cue over knee]
[The Joker throws the
broken pool cue in the middle of the thugs]
Make it fast.
captured and is recording him]
Tell them your name.
Are you the real Batman?
No? Then why do you dress up like him?
[grabs Brian's mask and
dangles it in front of the camera]
Because he's a symbol that we don't have to be afraid of scum like you.
Yeah you do, Brian. You really do. Yeah. Oh shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.
So, you think Batman's made Gotham a better place? Hmm? Look at me.
LOOK AT ME!
[turns camera to himself]
You see this is how crazy Batman's made Gotham! You want order in
Gotham? Batman must take off his mask and turn himself in. Oh, and
every day he doesn't, people will die. Starting tonight. I'm a man of
the fund raising party in
Bruce Wayne's Penthouse]
A little liquid courage, Mr Dent?
Alfred Pennyworth: That's right, sir.
Yeah, Rachel talks about you all the time. You've known her, her whole
Oh, not yet, sir.
Any psychotic ex-boyfriends I should be aware of?
Oh, you have no idea.
know that day that you once told me about, when Gotham would no longer
need Batman? It's coming.
Bruce. You can't ask me to wait for that.
It's happening now. Harvey is that hero. He locked up half of the
city's criminals, and he did it without wearing a mask. Gotham needs a
hero with a face.
cannot leave me alone with these people.
The whole mob's after you, and you're worried about these guys?
Yeah, compared to this, the mob doesn't scare me.
evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight's entertainment! I only
have one question. Where is Harvey Dent?
[nobody responds, the
Joker walks around the room pointing with his shotgun at everyone]
We're not intimidated by thugs!
You know, you remind me of my father.
[Joker pulls out his
switchblade and brings it to the Gentleman's mouth]
hated my father!
[turns to face Rachel,
tosses the Gentleman to his thugs and approaches Rachel, adjusting his
hair with the knife]
Well, hello, beautiful. You must be Harvey's squeeze, hm? And
you are beautiful.
[Joker hovers around
the incredibly nervous Rachel]
look nervous. Is it the scars? You want to know how I got 'em?
[he grabs Rachel's head
and positions the knife by her mouth]
Come here. Hey! Look at me. So I had a wife, beautiful, like you, who
tells me I worry too much. Who tells me I ought to smile more. Who
gambles and gets in deep with the sharks... Look at me! One day, they
carve her face. And we have no money for surgeries. She can't take it.
I just want to see her smile again, hm? I just want her to know that I
don't care about the scars. So...I stick a razor in my mouth and do
slicing his mouth open with his tongue]
...to myself. And you know what? She can't stand the sight of me! She
leaves. Now I see the funny side. Now I'm always smiling!
[Rachel knees the Joker
in the groin, he merely laughs it off]
little fight in you. I like that.
you're going to love me.
[Batman attacks him]
[Joker dangles Rachel
out of a window]
Very poor choice of
let's Rachel drop]
Batman saves Rachel from
falling out of a window]
Let's not do that again.
Targeting me won't get their money back. I knew the mob wouldn't go
down without a fight, but this is different. They crossed the line.
You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed them, you hammered them
to the point of desperation. And in their desperation they turned to a
man they didn't fully understand.
Criminals aren't complicated, Alfred. We just need to figure out what
respect, Master Wayne, perhaps this is a man that you don't
fully understand either.
A long time ago, I was in Burma, my friends and
I were working for the
local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of triba
by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being
raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So we went looking for
the stones. But in six months, we never met anyone who traded with him.
One day I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The
bandit had been throwing them away.
So why steal them?
Because he thought it was good sport. Because
aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought,
bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the
Enterprises accountant Coleman Reese believes that he's discovered
Batman's secret identity]
Let me get this straight, you think that your client, one of the
wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who
spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And
your plan is to blackmail this person? [Fox smiles at Reese]
Can't we go someplace quieter? We can't hear each other talk.
What makes you think I want to hear you talk?
Gordon has been seen shot
and killed during the Mayor's speech to the grieving police offer
Rachel listen to me, you're not safe there.
This is Gordon's unit....
Gordon's gone Rachel.
He vouched for these men.
And he's gone. The Jokers named you next. God is there someone, is
there anyone in this town you can trust?
Bruce, we can trust Bruce Wayne.
is holding Maroni out
over a ledge]
want The Joker.
one professional to another, if you're trying to scare somebody, pick a
better spot. From this height, the fall wouldn't kill me.
counting on it.
[he drops Maroni off the
ledge, breaking his legs]
breaking Maroni's Legs
from dropping him over a ledge]
I don't know. He found us!
must have friends!
Have you met this guy?
Someone knows where he is.
Nobody's gonna tell you nothin'. They're wise to your act.
got rules. The Joker, he's got no rules. Nobody's gonna cross him for
you. You want this guy, you got one way. And you already know what that
is. Just take off that mask and let him come find you. Or do you want
to let a couple more people get killed while you make your mind?
[Harvey tosses his coin
trying to torture one of Joker's thugs in getting
him to give information about the Joker]
leave a man's life to chance?
Joker killed Gordon. He's going to kill Rachel.
You're the symbol of hope I could never be. Your stand against
organized crime is the first legitimate ray of light that Gotham in
decades. If anyone saw this, everything would be undone, all the
criminals you pulled off the streets would be released and Jim Gordon
will have died for nothing. You're gonna hold a press conference
one else will die because of me. Gotham's in your hands now.
can't give in. YOU CAN'T GIVE IN!
once told me that if the day came that I was finished that we'd be
Bruce, don't make me your one hope for a normal life.
Did you mean it?
[they kiss and Bruce
then starts to walk away from her]
Bruce...if you turn yourself in, they're not gonna let us be together.
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