If you want to kill a public servant, Mr. Maroney, I suggest you buy American.

Harvey Dent

[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

Batman: You don't want to hurt the boy, Harvey.
Two-Face: It's not about what I want, it's about what's fair!

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

You truly are incorruptible aren't you? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won't kill you, because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.

The Joker

You have nothing to threaten me with. Nothing to do with all your strength.

The Joker

Bruce Wayne: What about getting back into the plane?
Lucius Fox: Well I suggest you find a good travel agent.
Bruce Wayne: Without it landing.
Lucius Fox: [smiles] Now that's more like it Mr. Wayne.

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


Bruce Wayne: Do you think I should go to the hospital?
Lt. James Gordon: You don't watch the news very much do you?

Alfred Pennyworth: I suppose they'll take me in as well, as your accomplice.
Bruce Wayne: Accomplice? I'm going to say the whole thing was your idea.

If you're good at something, never do it for free.

The Joker

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

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