In The Dark Knight Rises (2012), despite the huge cast of characters, one figure stands out amongst the crowd, and that figure is Bane. The burly behemoth cuts a bloody path through Gotham City and delivers some memorable dialogue in the process.
In this post I take a look at nine pieces of dialogue from Bane. These are the best Bane quotes from The Dark Knight Rises.
There’s no winning in this game…
“Peace has cost you your strength! Victory has defeated you!”
Making it clear you are on borrowed time…
“You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra’s al Ghul’s destiny. We will destroy Gotham and then, when it is done and Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die.”
Been there, done that…
“Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding!”
It’s make or break time…
“Ah, yes, I was wondering what would break first. Your spirit, or your body?”
Sometimes you have to make a statement…
“No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.”
A vote for me is a vote for chaos…
“We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you, the people. Gotham is yours. None shall interfere.”
“Speak of the devil and he shall appear.”
Giving credit where credit is due…
“What a lovely, lovely voice.”
And finally, when a job needs doing…
“I’m Gotham’s reckoning. Here to end the borrowed time you’ve all been living on!”
I hope these Bane quotes have proved useful… and have not encouraged you to become a masked maniac. For more posts on the Batman movie series, check out one of the recommended reads below.
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