Gotham National Bank Manager: The criminals in this town used to believe in things. Honor. Respect. Look at you! What do you believe in? What do you believe in!
The Joker: I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.

Let's put a smile on that face!

The Joker

Why... so... serious?

The Joker

The Joker: [to Rachel] A little fight in ya. I like that.
Batman: Then you're going to love me.

This city deserves a better class of criminal and I'm gonna give it to them.

The Joker

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Harvey Dent

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

Harvey Dent

Alfred Pennyworth: Know your limits, Master Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Batman has no limits.

Alarm Guy: So why do they call him "the Joker"?
Safecracker: I heard he wears makeup.
Alarm Guy: Makeup?
Safecracker: Yeah, to scare people. You know, war paint.

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The Dark Knight Quotes

I had a vision, of a world without Batman. The mob ground out a little profit and the police tried to shut them down, one block at a time. And it was so... boring. I've had a change of heart. I don't want Mr.Reese spoiling everything, but why should I have all the fun? Let's give someone else a chance. If Coleman Reese isn't dead in sixty minutes then I blow up a hospital.

The Joker

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