Friday, September 21, 2007

Digital Dialogues - The MATRIX

I was going through Wiki Quote and found some interesting stuff on the movie Matrix.
It's dialogues.

Thought of listing a few of them.


  • I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid. You're
    afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't
    come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you
    how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm
    going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to
    show them a world ... without you. A world without rules or controls,
    without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where
    we go from there is a choice I leave to you. [NEO]
  • I know why you're here, Neo. I know what you've been doing. I know why you hardly
    sleep, why you live alone and why night after night, you sit at your computer.
    You're looking for him. I know, because I was once looking for the same
    thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn't really looking for him. I
    was looking for an answer. It's the question that drives us, Neo. It's the
    question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did.
  • Dodge this. [TRINITY]
  • Don't think you are, know you are. [MORPHEUS]
  • Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You have to see it for
    yourself. [MORPHEUS]
  • It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye. [CYPHER]
  • I know this steak doesn't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the
    Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine
    years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss. [CYPHER]
  • 'd like to share a revelation I've had during my time here. It came to me when I
    tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually
    mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural
    equilibrium with their surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You
    move to an area, and you multiply, and you multiply, until every natural
    resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another
    area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern.
    Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of
    this planet. You are a plague, and we are the cure. [SMITH]
  • Never send a human to do a machine's job. [SMITH]
  • Maybe the machines didn't know what chicken tasted like, so that's why chicken
    tastes like everything. [MOUSE]
  • Do not try and bend the spoon... that's impossible. Instead only try to realize
    the truth... There is no spoon. [SPOON BOY]


  • Choice, the problem is choice. [NEO]
  • This night did not happen by chance. I do not believe in chance. When I see
    three objectives, three captains, three ships I do not see coincidence. I
    see providence. I see purpose. I believe this night holds for each and
    every one of us, the very meaning of our lives. [MORPHEUS]
  • I killed you Mr. Anderson, I watched you die. With a certain satisfaction, I
    might add. And then something happened, something that I knew was
    impossible, but it happened anyway. You destroyed me, Mr. Anderson. Afterwards,
    I knew the rules, I understood what I was supposed to do, but I didn't. I
    couldn't. I was compelled to stay. Compelled to disobey. And now here I
    stand because of you, Mr Anderson. Because of you, I'm no longer an agent
    of this system. Because of you, I've changed, I'm unplugged, a new man, so
    to speak, like you, apparently free. [SMITH]
  • Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.
  • Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent to the
    programming of the Matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which
    despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is
    otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden
    so assiduously avoided, it is not unexpected, and thus not beyond a
    measure of control, which has led you, inexorably, here. [THE ARCHITECT]


  • Everything that has a beginning has an end. I see the end coming, I see the darkness
    spreading. I see death... and you are all that stands in his way. [THE
  • He is you. Your opposite; your negative. The result of the equation trying to
    balance itself out. [THE ORACLE]
  • Cookies need love like everything does. [THE ORACLE]
  • Why, Mr. Anderson? Why, why, why? Why do you do it? Why, why get up? Why keep
    fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something, for more than your
    survival? Can you tell me what it is, do you even know? Is it freedom, or
    truth, perhaps peace, could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson,
    vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect
    trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or
    purpose! And all of them as artificial as the matrix itself, although only
    a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able
    to see it Mr. Anderson, you must know it by now. You can't win, it's
    pointless to keep fighting! Why, Mr. Anderson, why? Why do you persist?
  • What do you think I am? Human? [THE ARCHITECT]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you ever read any of the books on the relationship between The Matrix and philosophy? Taking the Red Pill by Glenn Yeffeth is an example. It's a great read.