20 Most Terrifying Quotes From the Joker

The Dark Knight via Warner Bros. Pictures

20 Chilling Quotes From Batman's Greatest Villain—the Joker

There's is no Batman villain more loved and hated than the Joker.

He's been represented on the big screen, being played by the likes of Heath Ledger and Jared Leto, and on the small screen, popping up in numerous DC animated TV shows.

Recently, another adaptation of the infamous villain was announced. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Joker offers a much different origin story of the Joker than the one we've seen so many times before.

With everyone buzzing about the trailer drop, we figured now was as good a time as any to share some of the Joker's most chilling quotes that prove he's the greatest bad guy of them all.

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The Dark Knight via Warner Bros. Pictures

Heath Ledger Joker Quotes

  • "Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it's easier than explaining what is killing you inside."

  • "If you're good at something, never do it for free."

  • "I believe, whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... stranger."

  • "Their morals, their code; it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. You'll see, I'll show you. When the chips are down these, uh, civilized people? They'll eat each other. See I'm not a monster, I'm just ahead of the curve."

  • "They laugh at me because I'm different. I laugh at them because they're all the same."

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Batman via Warner Bros. Pictures

Jack Nicholson Joker Quotes

  • "Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?"

  • "As my plastic surgeon always says: If you gotta go, go with a smile."

  • "The pen is truly mightier than the sword."

  • "Do I look like I'm joking?"

  • "You can call me... Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier."

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Suicide Squad via Warner Bros. Pictures

Suicide Squad Joker Quotes

  • "Would you die for me? That's too easy. Would you live for me?"

  • "I can't wait to show you my toys."

  • "Ah. You helped me. By erasing my mind? What few faded memories I had! No. You left me in a black hole of rage and confusion. Is that the medicine you practice, Dr. Quinzel?"

  • "Are you sweet talkin' me? All'a that chitchat's gonna getcha hurt..."

  • "Careful. Do not say this oath thoughtlessly. Desire becomes surrender. Surrender becomes power. Do you want this?"

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Batman: The Animated Series via Fox Kids

Best Joker Quotes

  • "All it takes is one bad day."

  • "Let's put a smile on that face."

  • "We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they were inside us."

  • "If I weren't crazy, I'd be insane."

  • "I like my past to be multiple choice."

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Batman via 20th Century Fox

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