The Dark Knight Rises Movie Quotes

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'The Dark Knight Rises' movie quotes include the best lines from this highly-anticipated, final film in director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. 'TDKR' follows 2005's 'Batman Begins' and 2008's 'The Dark Knight.' In 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Gotham City is once again in danger. See a favorite quote from 'The Dark Knight Rises'? If so, vote it up (and vote down any 'TDKR' quotes you don't like). Also, if you've got a favorite, memorable quote from the new 'Dark Knight' movie, add it to the list!

'The Dark Knight Rises' features several returning characters from the two previous Nolan Batman trilogy movies, including Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. 'The Dark Knight Rises' also features several notable new characters, including Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), Bane (Tom Hardy) Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) and John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

The plot of 'The Dark Knight Rises' is shrouded in secrecy, but a few details are available: The story picks up eight years after the events of 'The Dark Knight.' Batman/Bruce Wayne is on the outs with Gotham City, after assuming responsibility for all of Harvey Dent/Two Face's many crimes. Police are looking for Batman, and he's in hiding. When Gotham faces a threat from menacing villain Bane (Hardy), Batman decides to come back into the city to help save it's citizens from death and destruction. There, he also encounters the beautiful and mysterious Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Hathaway). Selina is one of Bane's associates, and there is a deep-seated animosity between Selina and Bruce Wayne.

Batman movie fans, check out these lists for the best quotes from 'The Dark Knight' and 'Batman Begins,' along with some of the best, greatest 'Dark Knight Rises' trailer parodies.

If you're looking for more blockbuster movie quotes, check out these lists for the best lines from 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' 'The Avengers,' 'Brave,' 'Prometheus,' 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' 'Men in Black III' 'Battleship,' and 'The Hunger Games.'

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    Storm Coming

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    Selina Kyle (to Bruce Wayne): "You think this can last? There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne."
    Bruce Wayne: "You sound like you're looking forward to it."
    Selina Kyle: "I'm adaptable. But you and your friends better batten down the hatches, 'cause when it hits you're all going to wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us."


    Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), has a complicated relationship with Bruce Wayne/Batman. Are they enemies? To some degree, yes, they are -- especially since Selena is helping Bane with his sinister plans to destroy Gotham City.

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    Not Everything

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    Catwoman: "You don't owe these people any more. You've given them everything."
    Batman: "Not everything. Not yet."


    Should Batman abandon Gotham City in it's time of need? Would he? No, he wouldn't, despite Catwoman's pleas that he'd given everything of himself to them for years.

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    Kill Me

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    Bruce Wayne: "Why didn't you just kill me?"
    Bane: "Your punishment must be more severe."


    Bane captures Bruce Wayne/Batman, and decides that killing him would just be way too easy. He needs to suffer. Bane also tells him that "when Gotham is ashes" he'll then have "permission to die."

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    Precious to Me

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    Alfred (to Bruce Wayne): "You are as precious to me as you were to your own mother and father. I swore to them that I would protect you, and I haven't."


    An emotional Alfred Pennyworth is overwhelmed with guilt, realizing that he's let down the only family he has. Alfred has given everything to helping Bruce (and his late parents), and now he feels he's left him out to dry -- alone and vulnerable.

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    Bury You

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    Alfred (to Bruce Wayne): "I won't bury you. I buried enough members of the Wayne family."


    Over his many years with the Wayne family, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine) has had to endure incredible loss. He buried Bruce's parents, and there's absolutely no way he's going to bury Bruce, too.

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    Library Books

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    John Blake (to Jim Gordon): "When you cleaned up the streets, you've cleaned them good. Pretty soon we'll be chasing down overdue library books."


    John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a Gotham City cop who works under Commissioner Jim Gordon. He's apparently bored, noting that he really doesn't have much work to do. He will. Soon.

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    For Old Time's Sake

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    Lucius Fox: "This conversation used to end with an unusual request."
    Bruce Wayne: "I'm retired."
    Lucius Fox: "Well, let me show you some stuff anyway. Just for old time's sake."


    In the years since Harvey Dent (aka Two Face) wreaked havoc on Gotham City, Bruce Wayne has opted to retire as Batman. He's a broken man, haunted by the things he could've done. But he's still got his old friend Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), and Fox's dazzling array of ultra-cool Bat Gadgets. Will they be dazzling enough to convince Batman to un-retire?

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    Gotham's Reckoning

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    Man: "What are you?"
    Bane: "I'm Gotham's reckoning."


    Bane is the villain of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' and he's played with epic evilness by Tom Hardy. He's hell-bent on destroying not just Gotham City and it's residents, but also ridding the world of Batman forever.

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