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

When the chips are down, these civilized people will eat each other. You'll see. I'll show you.

The Joker

[to Batman] Come on, I want you do it, I want you to do it. Come on, hit me. *Hit me!*

The Joker

Why don't we cut you up into little pieces and feed you to your pooches? Hmm? And then we'll see how loyal a hungry dog really is. It's not about money. It's about sending a message.

The Joker

[to The Joker] You wanted me, here I am.


Let's put a smile on that face!

The Joker

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.

The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming!

Harvey Dent

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

I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer.

The Joker

This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.

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.

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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