The Joker is easily the most quotable Batman movie villain amongst the Dark Knight’s rogues’ gallery. And as such, if a Batman movie features the Joker, then you can sure as heck bet on it boasting some killer dialogue!

In this post I am serving up the best Joker quotes. These quotes have been taken from various Batman movies – both live-action and animated – to provide a variety of Joker quips and insights into his mind.

So, prepare to get your laughing tackle around this lot. It’s Joker time!

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Joker (2019)

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The Joker just wants to be noticed…

Arthur Fleck – “For my whole life, I didn’t know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.”

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The Dark Knight (2008)

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Explaining to Batman why he doesn’t want to kill him…

Joker – “I don’t, 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.”

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Batman (1989)

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When Vicki Vale tells the Joker he must be joking, he simply responds…

Joker – “Do I look like I’m joking?”

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Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

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Exchanging pleasantries with Batman…

Joker – “You look good. Been working out? You could probably use a little sun. Then again, who am I to talk?”

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

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When the Joker comes face-to-face with the Phantasm…

Joker – “Gotta hand it to you, nice scheme. Costumes a bit theatrical, but hey, who am I to talk?”

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The Dark Knight (2008)

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Preparing to tell a story… that might not be true…

Joker “You wanna know how I got these scars?”

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

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Explaining why his origin story varies, every time he tells it…

Joker – “I’m not exactly sure what happened. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another. If I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!”

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Batman (1989)

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When the Joker discovers there are other interesting characters in Gotham City, besides himself…

Joker – “Batman… Batman… Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a bat gets all of my press? This town needs an enema!”

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

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When explaining to Batman how he tortured Tim Drake to reveal all of Batman’s secrets…

Joker – “I’ll begin with how I peeled back the layers of the boy’s mind. Oh, he bravely tried to fight it at first. You would’ve been proud to see him so strong.

“But all too soon, the serums and the shocks took their toll, and the dear lad began to share such secrets with me. Secrets that are mine alone to know… Bruce.

“It’s true, Batsy! I know everything. And kinda like the kid who peeks at his Christmas presents, I must admit, it’s sadly anti-climactic. Behind all the sturm and batarangs, you’re just a little boy in a playsuit, crying for mommy and daddy! It’d be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.

“Oh, what the heck, I’ll laugh anyway. HA HA HA HA HA HAA!”

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Joker (2019)

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When being honest with his social worker… who never really listens to what is being said…

Arthur Fleck – “You don’t listen, do you? You just ask the same questions every week. ‘How’s your job?’ ‘Are you having any negative thoughts?’ All I have are negative thoughts.”

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The Dark Knight (2008)

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Trying to convince Harvey Dent that he doesn’t care for forward thinking…

Joker – “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.”

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Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

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After beating Jason Todd (aka Robin) with a crowbar…

Joker – “A little louder, lamb chop. I think you may have a collapsed lung. That always impedes the oratory.”

After Red Hood beats the Joker with a crowbar…

Joker – “You know, it only hurts when I laugh. But hey… I gotta know. Who are you? You said we knew one another. You do seem really familiar. We double at the prom? Or maybe blow up a school bus together?”

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The Dark Knight (2008)

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Asking the immortal question…

Joker – “Why so serious?”

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Joker (2019)

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And finally, getting to the route of the problem…

Arthur Fleck – “The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.”

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As you can see, the Joker has some of the best lines in the Batman movie series. If you would like more Joker quotes, then be sure to check out my posts Best Joker quotes from The Dark Knight and Best quotes from Joker.

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