Chaos Agent: 28 Joker Quotes From The Dark Knight

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The Joker Quotes The Dark Knight

About The Joker From The Dark Knight

For those of us that had a dance with comic books and movies born from their writing, the gravity Gotham City possesses is damning. From the titular character of Batman to the many people that attempt to help, and the ceaseless efforts of the villains he must thwart, for the greater good, it is rich. An arguable counterpoint to Batman is The Joker, if not for trying to make The Bats question his allegiances then for mirrored persistence.

The Dark Knight was directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer. It stars Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Heath Ledger (The Joker), and Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent/Two-Face). In this iteration, it almost seems like Gotham City will become a metropolis of positive growth and squashed crime.

The cold reality of Batman’s world is that the Joker notices the changes made by Harvey Dent and launches a counterinitiative that leaves both the good and bad guys scrambling to stay on their feet. The Joker plants the seeds of chaos and the fruits of desperation are born. These are some of our favorite Joker quotes from The Dark Knight.

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The Joker Quotes From The Dark Knight

“And I thought my jokes were bad.” – The Joker

“How about a magic trick? I’m going to make this pencil disappear.” – The Joker

“Depending on the time, he may be in one spot, or several.” – The Joker

“By the way, the suit, it wasn’t cheap. You ought to know, you bought it.” – The Joker

“Let’s wind the clocks back a year. These cops and lawyers wouldn’t dare cross any of you. What happened? Did your balls drop off? You see, a guy, like me…look, listen. I know why you choose to have your little group therapy sessions in broad daylight. I know why you’re afraid to go out at night. The Batman. See, Batman has shown Gotham your true colors, unfortunately.” – The Joker

“When the chips are down, these ‘civilized’ people, they’ll eat each other.” – The Joker

“The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.” – The Joker

“I’m not a monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.” – The Joker

“You have all these rules and you think they will save you.” – The Joker

“I know the squealers when I see them.” – The Joker

“Does it depress you, Commissioner, to know just how alone you really are?” – The Joker

“If you’re good at something never do it for free.” – The Joker

“It’s simple. We kill The Batman.” – The Joker

Gordon: Havey Dent never made it home.
The Joker: Of course not.
Gordon: What have you done with him?
The Joker: Me? I was right here. Who did you leave him with? Your people? Assuming, of course, they are still your people, and not Maroni’s.

“Never start with the head, the victim gets all fuzzy.” – The Joker

“I don’t want to kill you. What would I do without you? Go back to ripping off mob dealers? No, no. No, you complete me.” – The Joker

“To them, you’re just a freak, like me. They need you right now. When they don’t, they’ll cast you out like a leper.” – The Joker

“Their morals, their code…it’s a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble.” – The Joker

“Killing is making a choice.” – The Joker

“You have nothing to threaten me with. Nothing to do with all your strength.” – The Joker

“You wanna know how I got these scars? My father was a drinker and a fiend, and one night he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn’t like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me and says ‘Why so serious’? He comes at me with the knife. ‘Why so serious?’ He sticks the blade in my mouth. ‘Let’s put a smile on that face.'” – The Joker

“You remind me of my father. I hated my father.” – The Joker

“You look nervous. Is it the scars? You want to know how I got them? So, I hate a wife. Beautiful, like you, who tells me I worry too much. Who tells me I ought to smile more. Who gambles and gets in deep with the sharks. One day they carve her face. We have no money for surgeries. She can’t take it. I just want to see her smile again. I just want her to know that I don’t care about the scars. So, I stick a razor in my mouth and do this to myself, and you know what? She can’t stand the sight of me. She leaves. Now I see the funny side. Now I’m always smiling.” – The Joker

“You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it. I just do things.” – The Joker

“I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are.” – The Joker

“Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos.” – The Joker

“You know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.” – The Joker

“You truly are incorruptible, aren’t you? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won’t kill you because you are just too much fun.” – The Joker

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