“The Dark Knight” quotes are poular in film circles across the globe. It’s a movie about battling your inner demons and becoming the person you have always wanted to be. Not only was this movie a blockbuster smash, but it resonated with a lot of viewers as a heart felt, serious second installment of the epic trilogy.
- “I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you…stranger.” – The Joker. This quote comes from the Joker’s opening line. It serves as the perfect summation of what The Joker stands for. He says this line in “The Dark Knight” during the opening bank heist scene in which he has created. After the bank manager tries to tell him that criminals are scum, The Joker places a grenade in his mouth. He says this line while he does this and takes off his mask to reveal his true identity. The Joker is known for being a strange character, but in “The Dark Knight“, he is the antithesis of being the most difficult challenge that Batman must overcome.
- “It’s happening now. Harvey is that hero. He locked up half of the city’s criminals, and he did it without wearing a mask. Gotham needs a hero with a face.” – Bruce Wayne. Bruce Wayne’s true identity is being Batman. Often times viewers believe that Batman is an alternation identity to Bruce Wayne. However, it becomes evident that Bruce Wayne is simply the alternate identity to Batman. In “The Dark Knight“, Batman has become a bit of a stigma in the city of Gotham. The people want someone they know and can see. Since the election of Harvey Dent, Batman has become somewhat of a four-letter-word. Bruce Wayne is willing to give up being Batman for the better sake of Gotham’s people and to have Rachel to himself. Little does he know, The Joker has different plans.
- “Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” – Alfred Pennyworth. Alfred is making a statement about The Joker in this quote. He is attempting to explain to Bruce Wayne the reasoning, or lack there of, behind The Joker’s actions. In “The Dark Knight“, The Joker has a specific goal of causing chaos. He believes that reducing the world to madness will reflect the true character of others. In the midst of trying to get Gotham’s gang problems under wraps, The Joker becomes the wrench in the proverbial gears.