“Sometimes… sometimes I think the Asylum is a head. We’re inside a
huge head that dreams us all into being. Perhaps it’s your head, Batman.
Arkham is a looking glass… and we are you.”
- Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
“As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman’s presence in Gotham actually attracts criminals to Gotham, attracts lunacy. When you’re dealing with questionable notions like people taking the law into their own hands, you have to really ask, where does that lead? That’s what makes the character so dark, because he expresses a vengeful desire.” — Christopher Nolan