“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called The Pledge.The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. The second act is called The Turn. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call The Prestige.”
You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
As a man, I’m flesh and blood. I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol… as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.
“The Joker, so far, is definitely the most fun I`ve had with any character. He`s just out of control - no empathy, he`s a sociopath, uh, a psychotic, mass-murdering clown. And, uh, I`m just thoroughly, thoroughly enjoying it. It`s just exceeded any expectations I had of what the experience would be like.”
— Heath Ledger
My Favorite Movies | Batman Begins (2005)
Deep down you may still be that same great kid you used to be. But it’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.