[Thank you.] You don’t have to thank me. [Yes I do. The Joker won. Harvey’s prosecution, everything he fought for, undone. Whatever chance you gave us at fixing the city dies with Harvey’s reputation. We bet it all on him. The Joker took the best of us and tore him down. People will lose hope.] They won’t. They must never know what he did. [Five dead. Two of them cops. You can’t sweep that.] But the Joker cannot win. Gotham needs its true hero. You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain. I can do those things, because I’m not a hero, not like Dent. I killed those people. That’s what I can be. [No, no, you can’t. you’re not] I’m whatever Gotham needs me to be. Call it in. … [They’ll hunt you.] You’ll hunt me. You’ll condemn me. Set the dogs on me. Because that’s what needs to happen. Because sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.
The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne