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With many so-so sequels and prequels hitting theaters this summer,
its a good time to remember the mother of all superhero/action sequels
The Dark Knight. Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker will live
on forever as one of the greatest characters in cinema history. Below
is a collection of the 13 best quotes (or in some cases memorable
dialogue) by The Joker in The Dark Knight. I doubt we are missing
much, but feel free to offer your two cents on the ranking.

13. I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes

12. All right. So, listen. Why don’t you give me a call when you
want to start taking things a little more seriously? Here’s my

11. Joker: Oh, you. You just couldn’t let me go, could you? This is
what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You
are truly 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.

10 . Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You
can’t savor all the… little emotions. In… you see, in their last
moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your
friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them
were cowards?

9. Batman: Then why do you want to kill me?
Joker: I don’t want to kill you! What would I do without you? Go
back to ripping off mob dealers? No, no, NO! No. You… you…
complete me.
Batman: You’re garbage who kills for money.
Joker: Don’t talk like one of them. You’re not! Even if you’d
like to be. To them, you’re just a freak, like me! They need you
right now, but when they don’t, they’ll cast you out, like a
leper! You see, their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped
at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world
allows them to be. I’ll show you. When the chips are down, these…
these civilized people, they’ll eat each other. See, I’m not a
monster. I’m just ahead of the curve.

8. This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I’m gonna give
it to them.

7. Joker: If you’re good at something, never do it for free.

6. Batman: Let her go!
Joker: [holding Rachel out of a window] Very poor choice of words…

5. Joker: [to Gambol's thugs, being held helpless by his own] Now, our
operation is small, but there’s a lot of potential for
“aggressive” expansion. So, which one of you fine gentlemen would
like to join our team? Oh, there’s only one spot open right now, so
we’re gonna have…Tryouts. Make it fast.

4. How about a magic trick? I’m gonna make this pencil disappear.
Ta-daa! It’s… it’s gone.

3. Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m
a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught
it. You know, I just… do things. The mob has plans, the cops have
plans, Gordon’s got plans. You know, they’re schemers. Schemers
trying to control their little worlds. I’m not a schemer. I try to
show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really
are. So, when I say… Ah, come here.
When I say that you and your girlfriend was nothing personal, you know
that I’m telling the truth. It’s the schemers that put you where
you are. You were a schemer, you had plans, and look where that got
you. I just did what I do best. I took your little plan and I turned
it on itself. Look what I did to this city with a few drums of gas and
a couple of bullets. Hmmm? You know… You know what I’ve noticed?
Nobody panics when things go “according to plan.” Even if the plan
is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang
banger will 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
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!

2. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s
entertainment! Well, you look nervous. Is it the scars? You want to
know how I got ‘em? Come here. Hey! Look at me. So I had 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…
Look at me! One day, they carve her face. And we have no money for
surgeries. She can’t take it. I just want to see her smile again,
hm? 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! A little fight in you. I like
that. Batman: Then you’re going to love me.

1. [holding a knife inside Gambol's mouth] 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! Turns to me, and
he says, “why so serious, son?” Comes at me with the knife…
“Why so serious?” He sticks the blade in my mouth… “Let’s
put a smile on that face!” And…Why so serious?

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37 Responses to “The 13 Best Quotes by the Joker in The Dark Night
– Heath Ledger Lives On”
 By Varun  on July 21, 2009 @ 11:32 am

Heath Ledger was a legend. god bless his soul. i never thought that
someone can act so well.

 By josiah  on August 15, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

why so serious

 By Marianne on August 24, 2009 @ 1:47 pm

Amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing

 By hannah  on September 6, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

kill the batman

 By Tommy  on September 6, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

I love the joker, it’d be tight to talk to him

 By Stacey on September 23, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

Oh My Gosh Heath Ledger was an amazing Actor who brought the joker to
A whole new level Heath Definitely went out with a bang R.I.P Heath
Andrew Ledger God Bless his soul

 By Jayla(wish-she-was-mrs.ledger)!!!  on September 26, 2009 @ 10:56

I LOVE Heath Ledger. It was a dark day to see him pass on. But one
thing is clear: HE DID NOT COMMIT SUICIDE!!! I’m sick of peeps
saying him had an overdose. Yeah, but not on purpose. He had to many
doctors and to many perscriptions. I’m watching the Dark Knight as I
type this and I’m going to be the Joker for Halloween. I love Heath
and God bless his daughter Matilda. She is so much like him. TEAM


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