The Dark Knight Quotes: Sinster and Chaotic

(Total Quotes: 88)


Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by:
Jonathan Nolan (screenplay)
Christopher Nola (screenplay & 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 – Lau
Ritchie Coster – The Chechen


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 and the best Batman movie to date.

Verdict: The dialogue explores the fictional views of heroes and villains as well as order and anarchy, but the real theme of this movie’s story is centered on creating chaos.

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[first lines; before the bank heist]
Grumpy: Three 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.”


Happy: 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.


[during 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!


[during 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 kills Grumpy]



Gotham 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: …stranger.


[Batman 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!


[to Bruce]
Alfred Pennyworth: Be nice when Wayne Manor’s rebuilt, you can swap not sleeping in a penthouse for not sleeping in a mansion.


Bruce Wayne: More copycats last night, Alfred, with guns.
Alfred Pennyworth: Why don’t you hire them and take the weekend off?


Alfred Pennyworth: 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.


[to Harvey Dent]
Lt. James Gordon: You don’t have to sell me Dent. We all know you’re Gotham’s White Knight.


Bruce 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.


Harvey Dent: The famous Bruce Wayne. Rachel’s told me everything about you.
Bruce Wayne: I certainly hope not.


[after running into Harvey and Rachel at a restaurant]
Bruce Wayne: So, 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.


Harvey Dent: 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.


[during 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.


[Lau announces that he’s removed all the mob’s cash from their banks before the police raid, and stashed them in a secure location]
Lau: For 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.


The Joker: 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 guy like me…Look, listen. I know why you choose to have your little…group 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]


The 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.


Gambol: 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 his 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! Let’s not “blow” this out of proportion.
Gambol: You think you can steal from us and just walk away?
The Joker: Yeah.


The Joker: So 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]



Lucius Fox: 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.


[examining 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.



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Total Quotes: 88



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