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
Dark Knight quotes and lines.
by: Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan (screenplay)
Christopher Nola (screenplay)
Christopher Nolan (story)
David S. Goyer (story)
Bob Kane (characters) Starring: 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 -
Lau Ritchie Coster
- The Chechen
the bank heist] Grumpy:
of a kind,
let's do this. Chuckles:
That's it, three guys? Grumpy: Two
guys on the roof. Every guy gets a share. Five shares is plenty. Chuckles:
Six shares, don't forget the guy who planned the job. Grumpy: He
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"? Dopey: I
heard he wears make-up. Happy:
Make-up? Dopey: Yeah,
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] Grumpy:
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] Grumpy: I'm
betting The Joker told you to kill me soon as we loaded the cash. Bozo: No.
No, no, no. I kill the bus driver. Grumpy:[confused] Bus
driver? What bus dri...? [a
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] Bozo: I
believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... [Bozo takes off his mask] The Joker:
has just fought off
Scarecrow and a group of Batman wannabes] Batman:
Don't let me find you out here again. Brian Douglas:
We're trying to help you! Batman: I
don't need help. Dr. Jonathan Crane:
Not in my diagnosis! Brian Douglas:
What gives you the right? What's the difference between you and me? [Batman lowers himself
into the Batmobile] Batman: I'm
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. Alfred Pennyworth:
Why don't you hire them and take the weekend off?
Know your limits, Master Wayne. Bruce Wayne:
Batman has no limits. Alfred Pennyworth:
Well, you do, sir. Bruce Wayne: Well,
can't afford to know 'em.
Harvey Dent] Lt.
James Gordon: You don't have to sell me Dent. We all know
you're Gotham's White
Wayne: I need
a new suit. Lucius Fox:
Yeah, three buttons is a little '90's, Mr. Wayne. Bruce Wayne:
I'm not talking fashion, Mr. Fox, so much as function. [Wayne hands him a
diagram] Lucius Fox:
You want to be able to turn your head. Bruce Wayne:
Sure would make backing out of the driveway easier.
famous Bruce Wayne. Rachel's told me everything about you. Bruce Wayne:
I certainly hope not.
Rachel at a restaurant] Bruce
let's put a couple tables
together. Harvey Dent:
I'm not sure they'll let us. Bruce Wayne:
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. Rachel Dawes:
Harvey, the last man who they appointed to protect the Republic was
named Caesar and he never gave up his power. Harvey Dent:
Okay, fine. You either die a hero or you live long enough to see
yourself become the villain.
the mobsters meeting] The Chechen:
Who's stupid enough to steal from us? Salvatore Maroni:
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
enter] The Joker: I
thought my jokes were bad. Gambol: Give
me one reason
why I shouldn't have my boy here pull your head off. The Joker:
How about a magic trick? [pulls out a pencil and
sticks it upright into the table] The Joker:
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
kills him] The Joker:
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... Gambol: Freak! [the mobsters laugh but
the Joker ignore this and continues] The Joker: A
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?" [indicates
Lau on the video phone] The Joker: Batman
has no jurisdiction.
He'll find him and make him squeal! I know the squealers when I see
them, and... [he
indicates Lau again, who hurriedly turns off the picture]
Chechen: What do
you propose? The Joker:
It's simple. We, uh, kill the Batman. [the mobsters laugh] Salvatore Maroni:
If it's so simple, why haven't you done it already? The Joker:
If you're good at something, never do it for free.
You're crazy. The Joker:
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. Gambol:
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] The Joker: Ah-ta-ta-ta-ta!
"blow" this out of proportion. Gambol: You
think you can steal from us and just walk away? The Joker:
listen, why don't you give me a call when you start taking things a
little more seriously. [takes out his Joker
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. Bruce Wayne:
And what about getting back into the plane? Lucius Fox:
I'd recommend a good travel agent. Bruce Wayne:
Without it landing. Lucius Fox:
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] Lucius Fox:
Perhaps you should read the instructions first. Bruce Wayne:[sheepish] Yeah.
Wayne's Yacht on the
Carribean with the Moscow Ballerinas] Bruce Wayne:
You look tired, Alfred. You'll be all right
without me? [Alfred looks at all the
sunbathing women] Alfred Pennyworth:
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] The Joker:
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]...tryouts. [The Joker throws the
broken pool cue in the middle of the thugs] The Joker:
Make it fast.
captured and is recording him] The
Joker: Tell them your name. Brian:
Brian...Douglas. The Joker:
Are you the real Batman? Brian: No. The Joker:
No? Brian: No. The Joker:
No? Then why do you dress up like him? [grabs Brian's mask and
dangles it in front of the camera] The Joker:
Because he's a symbol that we don't have to be afraid of scum like you. The Joker:
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] The Joker:
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
my word. [laughs]
the fund raising party in
Bruce Wayne's Penthouse] Alfred Pennyworth:
A little liquid courage, Mr Dent? Harvey Dent:
Alfred Pennyworth: That's right, sir. Harvey Dent:
Yeah, Rachel talks about you all the time. You've known her, her whole
life! Alfred Pennyworth:
Oh, not yet, sir. Harvey Dent:[laughs]
Any psychotic ex-boyfriends I should be aware of? Alfred Pennyworth:[smiles]
Oh, you have no idea.
know that day that you once told me about, when Gotham would no longer
need Batman? It's coming. Rachel Dawes:
Bruce. You can't ask me to wait for that. Bruce Wayne:
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.
Harvey Dent: You
cannot leave me alone with these people. Rachel Dawes:
The whole mob's after you, and you're worried about these guys? Harvey Dent:
Yeah, compared to this, the mob doesn't scare me.