Quotes: The Dark Knight Rises
: Who are you? Bane
: It doesn't matter who we are. What matters is our plan. No-one cared who I was 'til I put on the mask. CIA Agent
: If I pull that off, will you die? Bane
: It would be extremely painful... CIA Agent
: You're a big guy. Bane
: ...for you.
: Was getting caught part of your plan? Bane
: Of course.
: Well congratulations, you got yourself caught
. Now what's the next step of your master plan? Bane
: Crashing this plane — with no survivors!
: Don't you wanna know who he was? Gordon
: I know exactly who he was. He was the Batman.
"Once you've done what you had to, they'll never let you do what you want to."
: You think this can last. There's a storm coming, Mister Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, 'cause when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us. Bruce
: You sound like you're looking forward to it. Selina
: I'm adaptable.
Your wife said you were taking a cab home. Bruce:
? (cuts to Selina driving Bruce's car)
: [examining X-rays
] I have seen worse cartilage in knees. Bruce Wayne
: That's good. Doctor
: No. That's because there is no
cartilage in your knee. Scar tissue on your kidneys, percussive damage to your brain tissue... I cannot recommend that you go heliskiing.
My mother warned me about getting into cars with strange men. Batman:
This isn't a car. (cuts to an exterior shot of The Bat launching into the sky and flying away)
Leave us. Daggett:
No, stay here! I'm in charge. (Bane casually places his hand on Daggett's shoulder) Bane:
Do you feel
in charge? Daggett:
...I've paid you a small fortune. Bane:
And this gives you power over me?
: What are you? Bane
: I'm Gotham's reckoning. Here to end the borrowed time you've all been living on.
"Peace has cost you your strength. Victory has defeated you."
"Theatricality and deception—powerful agents to the uninitiated. But we
are initiated, aren't we, Bruce?"
"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man. By then, it was nothing to me but blinding! The shadows betray you because they belong to me!"
: Why didn't you just kill me? Bane
: You do not fear death, you welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe
"Then, when it is done, and Gotham is ashes... then you have my permission to die."
"I do fear death. I fear dying in here, while my city burns, and there's no one there to save it."
— Bruce Wayne
: You don't owe these people any more. You've given them everything. Batman
: Not everything. Not yet.
"You see, it's the slow knife, the knife that takes its time, the knife that waits years without forgetting, then slips quietly between the bones. That's the knife that cuts deepest."
— Talia al Ghul
"A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting their coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know the world hasn't ended."
"Not a lot of people know what it feels like, do they? To be angry. In your bones. I mean, they understand. Foster parents. Everybody understands. For a while. And then, they want the angry little kid to do something he knows he can't do. Move on. So after a while, they stop understanding. They send the angry kid to a boys’ home. I figured it out too late. You gotta learn to hide the anger. Practice smiling in a mirror. It's like putting on a mask. So you showed up this one day in a cool car, pretty girl on your arm. We were so excited - Bruce Wayne, billionaire orphan. I mean, we used to make up stories about you, man. Legends. And you know, with the other kids that's all it was, just stories. But... right when I saw you, I knew who you really were. I’d seen that look on your face before. It's the same one I taught myself."
—Bane (seeing a flaming bat-symbol signaling Batman's return)
: There's a point, far out there where the structures fail you, and the rules aren't weapons anymore. They're...shackles letting the bad guy get ahead. One day...you may face such a moment of crisis, and in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did. To plunge their hands into the filth so that you can keep yours clean! John Blake
: Your hands look plenty filthy to me, Commissioner.
You could’ve gone anywhere, did anything, but you came back here. Batman: So did you... Catwoman:
I guess we're both suckers. *Big Damn Kiss happens*
: Can I change your mind? About quitting the force? John Blake
: You know what you said, about structures becoming shackles? You were right, and I can't take it. The injustice. I mean, no one's ever gonna know who saved an entire city. Jim Gordon
: They know. It was the Batman. *Cue the reveal of a statue of Batman*
John Blake: Uh, try my legal name.
Woman: You should use your full name. I like that name. Robin.