Here are some memorable quotes from "The Dark Knight Rises".
Directed by Christopher Nolan, and written by David S. Goyer (story), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Jonathan Nolan (screenplay) and Bob Kane (characters), "The Dark Knight Rises" (also known as "Arkham", "Gotham", "Batman 3") is an Action/Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller film, released in the USA on July 20 of 2012 . Tom Hardy is starring, alongside Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard.
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Oh, you think the darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man; by then, it was nothing to me but blinding! The shadows betray you, because they belong to me. I will show you where I have made my home, whilst preparing to bring justice. Then, I will break you. Your precious armoury, gratefully accepted. We will need it. Ah yes, I was wondering what would break first. Your spirit, or your body.
Do you remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman? You were gone seven years. Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn't come back. Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there's this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I'd sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I'd see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you. But we'd both know that you'd made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.
[eulogy at Bruce Wayne's funeral] I see a beautiful city.... and a brilliant people, rising from this abyss..... I see the lives, for which I lay down my life - peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy..... I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence..... It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known......
[to Bruce Wayne] Uh, he doesn't know or care who you are; but we've met before. It was a long time ago, I was a kid, uh, Saint Swithin's used to be funded by the Wayne foundation; it was an orphanage. My mom died when I was small; it was a car accident, I don't really remember it. But, uh, my dad got shot a couple years later over a gambling debt. And I remember that one just fine. Not a lot people know what if feels like to, uh, be angry... in your bones. I mean, they understand, your foster parents, everybody else understands... for a while. But then they want the angry little kid to do something he knows he can't do. Move on. So, after awhile, they stop understanding. They send the angry kid to a boys home. I figured it out too late. You got to learn to hide the anger. Practice smiling in the mirror. It's like putting on a mask. So, you showed up this one day in a cool car, pretty girl on your arm. We were so excited! Bruce Wayne; billionaire orphan! I mean, we use to make up stories about you, man. Legends. And, you know, with the other kids, that's all it was, just stories, but... right when I saw you, I knew who you really were. I'd seen that look on your face before. It was the same one I taught myself. I don't know why you took the fall for Dent's murder, but I'm still a believer in the Batman. Even if you're not.
Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway)
→ I blow that tunnel open, I'm gone.
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale)
→ There's more to you than that.
→ Sorry I keep letting you down. [pause] Come with me. Save yourself. You don't owe these people any more. You've given them everything.
→ Not everything. Not yet.
[Selina and Gordon watch as Batman climbs into the Bat to carry the atom bomb out over the harbor.]
Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman)
→ [To Batman] I never cared who you were...
Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale)
→ And you were right.
→ ...but shouldn't the people know the hero who saved them?
→ A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know the world hadn't ended.
[The Bat takes off, attached to the bomb. A flashback to Batman Begins is seen, as Gordon is putting his coat around a young Bruce Wayne.]
→ [Looking at the Bat] Bruce Wayne?