Gotham’s time has come. Like Constantinople or Rome before it the city has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving and must be allowed to die. This is the most important function of the League of Shadows. It is one we’ve performed for centuries. Gotham… must be destroyed.
Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Christopher Nolan on the set of Batman Begins (2005)
On accepting the role of the Scarecrow in Batman Begins (2005).-
I can have a bit of fun with it, too, because my only motivation really is being bad.I love doing proper dramatic character studies, but it`s also good to have a but of fun, dress up and stuff.
Christopher Nolan, Christian bale and Katie Holmes on the set of Batman Begins
Why fight it, Batman? You’re as crazy as the rest of us. You need us just as much as we need you.