The Joker Quotes

Quotes tagged as "the-joker" (showing 1-20 of 20)
“Nobody panics when things go “according to plan”. Even if the plan is horrifying!”
The Joker - Heath Ledger

Marissa Meyer
“Why is a raven like a writing-desk?”
Marissa Meyer, Heartless

“I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger.”
The Joker Heath Ledger

“Does it depress you? To know just how alone you really are?”
The Joker Heath Ledger

“You see, in their last moments people show you who they really are.”
The Joker Heath Ledger

Alan Moore
“...My point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful joke the world was. I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! Why can't you?”
Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke

Neil Gaiman
“I don't just randomly kill people... I kill people when it's funny.”
Neil Gaiman, Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

John Byrne
“I may be a criminal lunatic, but I'm an AMERICAN criminal lunatic!”
John Byrne, Batman/Captain America

Dan Slott
“I'm thinking of killing everyone whose name is a palindrome”
Dan Slott, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell

“The Joker: 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 minds. 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!”
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight

“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.”
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight

“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?”
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight

“All you care about is money. This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I'm gonna give it to them!”
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight

Glen Weldon
“The Joker as sadistic chaos, the Batman as merciless order. This mirror-image theme would come to define the two characters' relationship in the comics and across all media for the next forty years.”
Glen Weldon, The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

Marv Wolfman
“You're looking...good enough to eat. Figuratively speaking, I'm strictly vegan.”
Marv Wolfman, Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization

Marv Wolfman
“(after Monster T shot himself)
"Smart guy," Joker said, and he laughed. "Lotta brains.”
Marv Wolfman, Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization

Jeph Loeb
“The town isn't big enough for two homicidal maniacs.”
Jeph Loeb, Batman: The Long Halloween

Marv Wolfman
“How close, Frost?"
"Real close, boss. I swear on my life."
Joker slowly looked up, eyes glistening with black hope. The fire in his madness was still burning.
"If you're going to swear, swear on something that matters.”
Marv Wolfman, Suicide Squad: The Official Movie Novelization

Milan Kundera
“¿por qué tengo que ser madura para todo, como maduro ser juzgado, expulsado, acusado de trotskista, como persona madura ser enviado a la mina, pero por qué en el amor no puedo ser una persona madura y debo tragar toda la inmadurez?”
Milan Kundera

Scott Snyder
“Look into his eyes and tell yourself he's just a man. Tell yourself he can't know the things he says he does. He can't know your fears. But he has Alfred. He has your friend. And his eyes... you have studied the human eye. There are six eye movements that reveal motive, then fifteen variations of each one. On everyone else you face - even the most hardened criminals - the pupils contract or expand depending on emotion. Happiness, laughter, affection. The pupils open. Fear, anger, hatred, the pupils close. But not his. His pupils stay fixed, tiny points of blackness, the eyes of someone who hates everything, everyone. Eyes that let in no light, that see through the darkness, stare into you, each pupil a tiny black pearl fixed in space. A bullet coming at you. Eyes that say he's more than a man, eyes that say he knows you. No... you know what he is. Tell yourself the truth. He's just a man who fell in a vat of chemical waste. He's just a man... like you, made of bone and tissue and blood.”
Scott Snyder, Batman, Volume 3: Death of the Family