Over the past few years the movie that I found to be top drawer was The Dark Knight. Batman series is unlike any of the other superhero series, it isn’t just about right or wrong. I don’t think Batman comics or the movies are even meant for kids. In the Superman/Spiderman series it is easy to pick the good from the bad but, Batman series might make it tough to tell the good from the bad. What makes the story even more interesting is the presence of the Joker. This character epitomizes anarchy, lawlessness yet there is something lovable and mysterious about him. I guess the genius of the author comes out in how interestingly he presents a seemingly negative character and makes him more real and almost the unlikely protagonist. He is supremely confident, knows himself, fearless, lives on his own terms, has a sense of humor and is not greedy. What more do we want to love a character.

The Dark Knight was one such movie which had the brilliance of two people written all over it. Christopher Nolan (Director) and Heath Ledger (The Joker). Christoper, conceptualized the character very well and gave it dialogs that bring alive the Joker in more ways than one and Heath brought mannerisms on screen that makes the Joker believable and leaves a lasting impression on the audience. No matter how dark the role might be, his sense of humor, philosophy and a method to madness make him a stronger  and deeper personality than the Batman.

Here I present few of the Quotes from the same movie that impressed me very much and I love to keep going back to these quotes (I won’t tell – for inspiration or for solace or for amusement):

  • “The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.”
  • “Do you want to know why I use a knife? You see, guns are too quick. You can’t savor all of the little…emotions. 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?”
  • “I believe… whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you…stranger.”
  • If you are good at something, never do it for free
  • “Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos, I’m an agent of chaos , and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.”

  •  “I took gotham’s white knight and I brought ‘im down to our level. Madness, as you know, is a lot like gravity, all it takes is a little push. “
  • “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. When they don’t…they’ll cast you out. Like a leper. See, their morals, their code: it’s a bad joke. They’re dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be. You’ll see, when the chips are down these civilized people will eat each other. Ya see I’m not a monster, I was just ahead of the curve.”
  • “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 incorruptable aren’t you. You won’t kill me because of some misplaced sense of self-rightousness. And I won’t kill you because…you’re just too much fun. I get the feeling that you and I are destined to do this forever.”