[to Batman] You didn't think I'd risk losing the battle for Gotham's soul in a fistfight with you, did you?

The Joker

Bruce Wayne: I need a new suit.
Lucius Fox: Yes, three buttons is a little '90's, Mr. Wayne.

Sometimes, truth isn't good enough, sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

Batman

The Joker: Where do we begin? A year ago, these cops and lawyers wouldn't dare cross any of you. I mean, what happened?
Gamble: So what are you proposing?
The Joker: It's simple: Kill the Batman.

Bruce Wayne: People are dying. What would you have me do?
Alfred Pennyworth: Endure. You can be the outcast. You can make the choice that no one else will face - the right choice. Gotham needs you.

And tonight, you're gonna break your one rule...

The Joker

Bruce Wayne: How will it hold up against dogs?
Lucius Fox: We talking Rottweilers or Chihuahuas? Should do fine against cats.

You'll see, I'll show you, that when the chips are down, these uh... civilized people, they'll eat each other.

The Joker

Tell your son it's going to be okay, Gordon. Lie, like I lied.

Harvey Dent

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

[to Rachel] You know that day you once told me about, when Gotham would no longer need Batman? It's coming.

Bruce Wayne

I use a knife because guns are too quick. Otherwise, you can't savor all the emotions. You know who people are in their last moments.

The Joker

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The Dark Knight Quotes

Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...and so we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...a dark knight.

Lt. James Gordon

Wanna 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. Turns to me and he says "Why so serious?" Comes at me with the knife,"Why so serious?" He sticks the blade in my mouth. "Lets put a smile on that face!" And..... Why so serious?

The Joker