Dr. Jonathan Crane Quotes in The Dark Knight (2008)


Dr. Jonathan Crane Quotes:

  • [Batman has just fought off Scarecrow and a group of Batman wannabes]

    Batman: Don't let me find you out here again.

    Brian: We're trying to help you!

    Batman: I don't need help.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Not my diagnosis!

    Brian: What gives you the right? What's the difference between you and me?

    [Batman lowers himself into the Batmobile]

    Batman: I'm not wearing hockey pads!

  • Jim Gordon: [Gordon and his men have been brought into Crane's kangaroo court] No lawyer, no witnesses? What sort of due process is this?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Your guilt has been determined. This is merely a sentencing hearing. Now, what will it be? Death or Exile?

    Jim Gordon: Crane, if you think we're going to walk out on that ice willingly, you got another thing coming!

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: So it's death then?

    Jim Gordon: Looks that way.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Very well. Death!

    [smashes gavel]

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: By exile!

  • [Stryver is dragged to his kangaroo court trial]

    Phillip Stryver: There's been a mistake! Take... take me to Bane! I wanna see Bane!

    [He is brought before the makeshift court and forced to sit in a chair]

    Phillip Stryver: Where is Bane?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: There's been no mistake, Mr. Stryver.

    [Stryver looks up at Dr. Crane]

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: You are Philip Stryver, executive vice-president of Daggett Industries? Who for years has been living off the blood and sweat of people less powerful than him?

    Phillip Stryver: Call Bane. I'm... I am one of you!

    [Bane is watching from the background]

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Bane has no authority here. This is merely a sentencing hearing. Now, the choice is yours. Exile or death!

    [the crowd starts chanting "DEATH!"]

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: [smashes his gavel] Quiet!

    Phillip Stryver: Ex... exile.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Sold!

    [smashes gavel]

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: To the man in the cold sweat!

    [Stryver is dragged away and taken to the frozen shores beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, where mercenaries force him at gunpoint onto the ice]

    Huge Inmate: Follow the thick ice. Try to swim - you're dead in minutes.

    Phillip Stryver: Has anyone made it?

    [the inmate turns away. Stryver walks over the ice. Partway across, the ice cracks under his weight, he falls into the freezing water, and drowns]

  • Carmine Falcone: [feigning insanity] Yeah, Doctor Crane, I can't take it anymore. It's all too much. "The walls are closing in." Blah, blah, blah. Couple more days of this food, it'll be true.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: What do you want?

    Carmine Falcone: I want to know how you're gonna convince me to keep my mouth shut.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: About what? You don't know anything.

    Carmine Falcone: I know you don't want the police to take a closer look at the drugs they seized. And I know about your experiments with the inmates of your nuthouse. See, I don't go into business with a guy without finding out his dirty secrets. And those goons you used - I own the muscle in this town. Now, I've been bringing your stuff in for months, so whatever he's planning, it's big, and I want in.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Well, I already know what he'll say: that we should kill you.

    Carmine Falcone: [chuckling] No, even he can't get me in here. Not in my town.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: [sighs, then matter-of-factly] Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments.

    [takes out the Scarecrow mask]

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Now, probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it.

    [he puts it on]

    Carmine Falcone: So when did the nut take over the nuthouse?

    [Crane sprays fear gas into Falcone's face; Falcone begins to scream in terror as the gas takes effect: Crane's voice is altered, and the mask appears to move like a real face]

    The Scarecrow: They scream, and they cry. Much as you're doing now.

    [Cuts to later outside Falcone's cell. He is still screaming]

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Well, he's not faking, not that one. I'll talk to the judge and see if I can get him moved to the secure wing at Arkham. I can't treat him here.

  • Batman: Taste of your own medicine, doctor?

    [gasses Crane with fear toxin]

    Batman: What was your plan? Crane! Who are you working for?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: [terrified] ... Ra's. Ra's Al Ghul!

    Batman: Ra's Al Ghul is dead. Who are you working for? Crane!

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Dr. Crane isn't here right now, but if you'd like to make an appointment...

  • Dr. Jonathan Crane: Well, the work offered by organized crime must have an attraction to the insane.

  • Dr. Jonathan Crane: [the lights have shut off] He's here.

    Arkham Thug #1: Who?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: The Batman.

    Arkham Thug #1: What do we do?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: What anyone does when a prowler comes around... call the police.

    Arkham Thug #1: You want the cops here?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: At this point, they can't stop us. But the Batman has a talent for disruption. Force him outside, the police will take him down. Go.

    Arkham Thug #1: [indicating Rachel] What about her?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Ah, she hasn't got long. I gave her a concentrated dose. The mind can only take so much. Now, go!

    Crane Thug #2: [hesitant] The things they say about him... can he really fly?

    Crane Thug #1: I heard he can disappear.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Well, we'll find out, won't we?

  • Dr. Jonathan Crane: I am more than aware that you are not intimidated by *me*, Mr. Falcone. But you know who I'm working for, and when he gets here...

    Carmine Falcone: He-he's coming to Gotham?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Yes he is. And when he gets here, he's not gonna want to hear that you have endangered our operation just to get your thugs out of a little jail time.

  • [Falcone has been committed to Arkham]

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Outside, he was a giant. In here, only the mind can grant you power.

    Rachel Dawes: You enjoy the reversal?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: I respect the mind's power over the body. It's why I do what I do.

  • Dr. Jonathan Crane: [to Rachel Dawes] This is where we make the medicine. Perhaps you should have some. Clear your head.

  • Rachel Dawes: You really think a man who butchers people for the mob doesn't belong in prison?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Well, I would hardly have testified to that otherwise, would I?

    Rachel Dawes: This is the *third* of Carmine Falcone's thugs you've had declared insane and moved into your asylum.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: The work offered by organized crime must have an attraction to the insane.

    [starts to walk away]

    Rachel Dawes: [calling after him] ... Or the corrupt!

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: [to Rachel's boss] Mr. Finch. I think you should check with Miss Dawes here just what implications your office has authorized her to make. If any.

  • Dr. Jonathan Crane: [after being called down to Arkham by Rachel. She is observing Falcone, who is muttering "scarecrow" over and over] Miss Dawes, this is most irregular. I have nothing further to add to the report I filed with the judge.

    Rachel Dawes: I have questions about your report.

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Such as?

    Rachel Dawes: Isn't it convenient for a 52 year old man who has no history of mental illness to suddenly have a complete psychotic breakdown, just when he's about to be indicted?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Well, as you can see for yourself, there is nothing "convenient" about his symptoms.

    [They look at Falcone, still muttering "Scarecrow"]

    Rachel Dawes: What's "scarecrow"?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Patients suffering delusional episodes often focus their paranoia on an external tormentor. Usually one conforming to Jungian archetypes. In this case, a scarecrow.


    Dr. Jonathan Crane: Outside, he was a giant. In here, only the mind can grant you power.

    Rachel Dawes: You enjoy the reversal?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: I respect the mind's power over the body. It's why I do what I do.

  • Rachel Dawes: Crane?

    Dr. Jonathan Crane: No, Scarecrow!

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