Bruce Wayne: Why didn’t you just kill me?
Bane: Your punishment must be more severe.
Bruce Wayne: Torture?
Bane: Yes, but not of the body. Of the soul. I will build you and Gotham up with hope and then destroy you. Hope is really the key to torture. Gotham will build to a point of joy and then be wiped from the map.
Bruce Wayne: You are a madman.
Bane: When Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die.
Selina: You don’t owe these people any more. You’ve given them everything.
Batman: Not everything. Not yet.
Jim Gordon: We were in this together, and then you were gone. Now this evil rises. The Batman has to come back.
Bruce Wayne: What if he doesn’t exist any more?
Jim Gordon: He must.
Bane: No one cared who I was, until I put on the mask.
Bane: Gotham, take control… take control of your city. Behold, the instrument of your liberation! Identify yourself to the world!