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"Why so serious?"
The Joker, just before he kills Gambol

"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
Harvey Dent

"You know what I noticed? Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying. If tomorrow I told the press that, like, a gang-banger would get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics. Because it's all part of the plan. But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!"
The Joker

James Gordon: Why is he running, Dad?
Commissioner Gordon: Because we have to chase him.
James Gordon: He didn't do anything wrong.
Commissioner 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.

"This town deserves a better class of criminal, and I'm gonna give it to em'."
The Joker

"You see madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push!"
The Joker

"It's not about money... It's about sending a message. Everything burns."
The Joker

Bruce: I knew the mob wouldn't go down without a fight. But this is different, they crossed the line.
Alfred: You crossed the line first, sir. You hammered then and in their desperation they turned to a man they didn't fully understand. Some men aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

"Some men just want to watch the world burn."

"Buyer beware. I told you my compound would take you places. I never said they'd be places you wanted to go."
Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow

"Batman has no jurisdiction."
The Joker

Alfred: Know your limits, Master Wayne.
Bruce: Batman has no limits.

"See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
The Joker

"Do you know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can't savor all the little... emotions. Ya see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are... so in a way, I knew your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?"
The Joker

"That's not him."
(Tumbler bursts through the wall)
"That's more like it."
Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow (after he's attacked by a group of Bat impostors)

This is what happens when an unstoppable force...meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you? Huh? 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


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