Welcome back to Awesome Quotes. It is Friday, after all.
So, I recently had the pleasure of watching The Dark Knight for the sixth (?) time, and I realised that some of the quotes in there are just too good to not have an Awesome Quotes of their own. The late Heath Ledger, had quite a few of his own.
For those of you that haven’t seen this masterpiece, you’ll see how absolutely timeless these quotes are, and for those of you that have seen it, you will fall back in love with this movie.
Without further ado, let’s get right into the awesome quotes from The Dark Knight. Enjoy!
See, their “morals”, their “code”… it’s a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these, ah, “civilized people”? They’ll eat each other. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. See, I’m not a monster.I’m just ahead of the curve.
Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.
– The Joker
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
– Harvey Dent
The Chechen: What do you propose?
The Joker: It’s simple. We, uh, kill the Batman. [the mobsters laugh]
Salvatore Maroni: If it’s so simple, why haven’t you done it already?
The Joker: If you’re good at something, never do it for free.
Batman: This city just showed you that it’s full of people ready to believe in good.
The Joker: Until their spirit breaks completely. Until they get a good look at the real Harvey Dent, and all the heroic things he’s done. You didn’t think I’d risk losing the battle for Gotham’s soul in a fist fight with you? No. You need an ace in the hole. Mine’s Harvey.
Batman: [horrified] What did you do?
Joker: I took Gotham’s “White Knight”, and brought him down to our level. It wasn’t hard. See, madness, as you know, is like gravity: all it takes is a little push!
Two-Face: It’s not about what I want, it’s about what’s fair! You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time. But you were wrong. The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased, unprejudiced, fair. His son has the same chance she had. [shows both sides of his coin] Fifty-fifty.
Batman: What happened to Rachel wasn’t chance. We decided to act. We three.
Two-Face: Then why was it me who was the only one who lost everything?
Commissioner James Gordon: They’ll hunt you.
Batman: You’ll hunt me. You’ll condemn me, set the dogs on me. [in voiceover, Gordon destroys the Bat-Signal, Alfred burns Rachel’s letter, 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. [runs]
Gordon’s Son: Batman? Batman! Why is he running, Dad?
Commissioner James Gordon: Because we have to chase him.
Gordon’s Son: He didn’t do anything wrong.
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.
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
– Alfred Pennyworth
You see, I’m, a guy of simple taste. I enjoy dynamite, and gunpowder…and gasoline!
Do I really look like a guy with a plan?
– The Joker
Aaaand that’s it for this special Dark Knight themed edition of Awesome Quotes. Of course, there’s a few more amazing quotes in the movie, but some of those require a little context which doesn’t quite come through in a post like this, and let’s face it, this movie isn’t worth spoiling that much.
Before I go, I have to say, those of you that haven’t watched this, do yourselves a favour and go watch it. You shouldn’t even be asking if it’s worth the time. You just shouldn’t.
I hope you guys enjoyed, and stay tuned for more Awesome Quotes! I’ll see you guys next time.
rolls out in his Batpod