Re: Characterization of the Knight - Nolan and Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batman - Part 2
That line works as a thank you and farewell from Batman to Gordon and as a summation of Batman's mission considering it's the last line he ever has.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.