The joker is one of my favorite characters (if you happen to be my friend, you might have already learnt it the hard way :)). The life that Heath Ledger brings into the character is just awesome — the closest I can think of are Anthony Hopkins in “Silence of the lambs” for the body language and Hugo Weaving in Matrix/V for Vendetta for his powerful dialogue delivery. There are a lot of awesome quotes in the movie, here are some of my favorites:
“I believe that what doesn’t kill you simply makes you … stranger”.
“… And I thought my jokes were bad”.
“Oh, and by the way, the suit, it wasn’t cheap. You oughta know, you bought it.”
“If you are good at something, never do it for free”
“Why so serious son?”
“Up” — the scene at 3:24 in this video is one of the best scenes ever. The scene perfectly symbolizes the classic villain that the joker is.
“Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn. ”
“Come on, I want you to do it, I want you to do it. Come on, hit me. *Hit me!*”
” You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. ”
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.
The 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.
It’s not about money… it’s about sending a message. Everything burns!
“All you care about is money. This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I’m gonna give it to them!”
“Very poor choice of words…” (when batman says “let her go”)
Batman: Because sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes, people deserve more.
(when Alfred burns the envelope from Rachel)
“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.”
“You didn’t think I would 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… You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is just a little push!”
“I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.”
I am a blogger of chaos ;).