Miranda Tate Quotes in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Miranda Tate Quotes:
Bane: I broke you. How have you come back?
Batman: You think you're the only one who can find the strength to escape? Where's the trigger?
Bane: But I never escaped.
Batman: But the child... the child of Ra's al Ghul made the climb.
Miranda Tate: [from behind Batman] But he's not the child of Ra's al Ghul
[She stabs Batman with a knife. He reels in pain and shock]
Miranda Tate: I am. And though I'm not ordinary, I am a citizen.
[She reveals the trigger]
Batman: [anguished] Miranda... why?
Miranda Tate: Talia. My mother named me Talia before she was killed, the way I would've been killed if not for my protector: Bane.
Miranda Tate: Suffering builds character.
[Bruce arrives at a charity ball, and sits at the bar as he watches Selina dancing with an old man]
Miranda Tate: Bruce Wayne at a charity ball?
[Bruce turns to see Miranda wearing a small mask]
Bruce Wayne: Miss Tate, isn't it?
[Miranda takes off her mask]
Miranda Tate: Even before you became a recluse, you never came to these things.
Bruce Wayne: Proceeds go to the big fat spread. It's not about charity, it's about feeding the ego of whichever society hag laid this on.
Miranda Tate: Actually, this is my party, Mr. Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Oh.
Miranda Tate: And the proceeds will go where they should, because I paid for the big fat spread myself.
Bruce Wayne: That's very generous of you.
Miranda Tate: You have to invest to restore balance to the world. Take our clean-energy project.
Bruce Wayne: Sometimes the investment doesn't pay off. I'm sorry.
Miranda Tate: You have a practiced apathy, Mr. Wayne. But a man who doesn't care about the world doesn't spend half his fortune on a plan to save it. And isn't so wounded when it fails that he goes into hiding. Have a good evening, Mr. Wayne.
[Miranda turns and walks off, and Bruce approaches Selina]
[Fox and Miranda come off the elevator at Wayne Enterprises, heading for a board meeting]
Lucius Fox: I still don't see the need for a board meeting for the energy project.
Miranda Tate: Bruce got a lot of things right. Keeping the board in the dark wasn't one of them.
[They enter the boardroom, and find Bane and several of his henchmen standing at the head of the table, holding the board members hostage with assault rifles. Bane turns to the newcomers]
Bane: How good of you to join us, Chair, President. All I need now is one more one ordinary member. Mr. Fox, would you like to nominate?
[Fox starts to speak, but Fredericks interrupts and stands]
Fredericks: No. I will volunteer.
Lucius Fox: Where are you taking us?
[Bane doesn't reply and he starts walking off]
[Fox takes Miranda to a recycling plant]
Miranda Tate: You brought me out here to show me this, Mr. Fox?
Lucius Fox: Bear with me, Miss Tate.
[leads her inside a portakabin]
Lucius Fox: Please keep hands and feet inside the car at all times.
[presses a button. The office floor descends like an elevator down a shaft]
Miranda Tate: This is it, isn't it?
Lucius Fox: The reactor is beneath the river so it could be instantly flooded in the event of a security breach.
Miranda Tate: Is Bruce Wayne really that paranoid?
Lucius Fox: I'm gonna plead the fifth on that one.
[When the elevator office stops, they find Bruce waiting in the reactor chamber]
Bruce Wayne: I thought you might like to see what your investment built.
Miranda Tate: No fossil fuels. Free, clean energy for an entire city. Three years ago, a Russian scientist published a paper on weaponized fusion reactions. One week later your reactor started developing problems. I think this machine works.
Bruce Wayne: Miranda, if it were operational, the danger to Gotham would be too great.
Miranda Tate: Would it make you feel better to know that the Russian scientist died in a plane crash six months ago?
Bruce Wayne: Someone will work out what Dr. Pavel did. Someone will figure out a way to make this power source into a nuclear weapon. I need you to take control of Wayne Enterprises and this reactor.
Miranda Tate: To do what with it?
Bruce Wayne: Nothing. Until we can guarantee its safety.
Miranda Tate: And if we can't?
Bruce Wayne: Decommission it and flood it.
Miranda Tate: Destroy the world's best chance for a sustainable future?
Bruce Wayne: If the world's not ready, yes.
Miranda Tate: Bruce, if you want to save the world you have to start trusting it.
Bruce Wayne: I'm trusting you.
Miranda Tate: Doesn't count. You have no choice.
Bruce Wayne: I could have flooded this chamber any time in the last three years. I'm choosing to trust you. Please.
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Characters on The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- Jim Gordon
- Blind Prisoner
- CIA Agent
- Dr. Pavel
- John Blake
- Selina Kyle
- Valet Attendant
- John Daggett
- Sewer Thug #1
- Sewer Thug #2
- Hooded Man #2
- Phillip Stryver
- Captain Jones
- Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley
- Exchange Security Chief
- Cement Truck Driver
- Huge Inmate
- Veteran Cop
- Trader #2
- Trader #1
- Talia al Ghul
- Female Security Guard
- Army Captain at Bridge