Quotes from the Movie The Dark Knight

The Joker won. All of Harvey's prosecutions, everything he fought for...undone. Whatever chance you gave us of fixing our city dies with Harvey's reputation. We bet it all on him. The Joker took the best of us and tore him down. People will lose hope.

Commissioner James Gordon

Five dead, two of them cops...you can't sweep that up.

Commissioner James Gordon

Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.

Commissioner James Gordon

Because we have to chase him.

Commissioner James Gordon

They won't. They must never know what he did.

Batman

But the Joker cannot win. Gotham needs its true hero.

Batman

"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." I can do those things, because I'm not a hero, not like Dent. I killed those people, that's what I can be.

Batman

I'm whatever Gotham needs me to be. Call it in.

Batman

You'll hunt me. You'll condemn me, set the dogs on me. [In the voiceover, Gordon destroys the Bat-Signal, Alfred burns Rachel's letter, and Fox destroys the sonar device] Because that's what needs to happen. Because sometimes... the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

Batman

This city just showed you that it's full of people ready to believe in good.

Batman

No... but I know how you got these! [Fires steel spike protrusions from his gauntlet, hitting the Joker in the face, who drops the detonator.

Batman

What were you trying to prove? That deep down, everyone's as ugly as you?! You're alone.

Batman

I said it couldn't hurt your chances. [The coin lands on the clean side] You're a lucky man. [Maroni smiles with relief. But Two-Face then flips the coin again, and this time, it lands on the scarred face.] But he's not.

Two-Face

The Joker's just a mad dog. I want whoever let him off the leash. I took care of Wuertz, but who is the other man inside Gordon's unit who picked up Rachel? It must have been someone she trusted.

Two-Face

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to listen to her die?

Two-Face

Going to see your wife? You love her?

Two-Face

Look, take it up with the Joker. He killed your woman. He made you... like this.

Maroni

You wanted me to do the diligence on the LSA Holdings deal, again. Well, I found some irregularities.

Coleman Reese

No, not with their numbers; with yours. Applied Sciences - a whole division of Wayne Enterprises - just disappeared, overnight. I went down to the archives and started pulling some old files. [produces blueprints of the Batmobile] You're not gonna tell me you didn't recognize your baby out there, pancaking cop cars on the evening news. Now you have the entire R&D department burning through cash, claiming that it's related to cell phones for the army? What are you building for him now, a rocket ship? I want $10 million a year, for the rest of my life.

Reese

Let me get this straight: You think that your client - one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world - is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands, and your plan is to blackmail this person? [chuckles] ...Good luck.

Fox

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