OB40mukEXQ6QZ1740xdjwF1LEQ4 Quote to Remember: THE MATRIX RELOADED [2003]


Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Reload Before The Revolution Begins

Some of you believe as I believe, some of you do not.
Those of you that do know we are nearing the end of our struggle.
The prophecy will be fulfilled soon.
But before it can be, The Oracle must be consulted.

 Neo: What is it between them?
Trinity: Morpheus and Lock?
[Neo nods] Niobe.
Neo: Captain Niobe?
Trinity: She used to be with Morpheus. Now she's with Lock.
Neo: What happened?
Trinity: Morpheus went to The Oracle.
After that, everything changed.
Neo: Yeah, she can do that.

Kid: The more I think about it, the more I think it's meant to be. It's fate.
You're the reason I'm here, Neo.
Neo: I told you, you found me. I didn't find you.
Kid: I know, but you got me out. You saved me.
Neo: You saved yourself.

Lock: I don't care about oracles or prophecies or messiahs!
I care about one thing, stopping that army from destroying this city.
And to do that, I need soldiers to obey my orders.
Morpheus: With all due respect, commander, there is only one way to save our city.
Lock: How?
Morpheus: Neo.
Lock: Goddamn it, Morpheus!
 Not everyone believes what you believe.
Morpheus: My beliefs do not require them to.

Hamann: What about you, captain? What would you advise?
Morpheus: The truth. 
No one will panic because there is nothing to fear.
That army won't reach the gates of Zion.
Hamann: What makes you so sure?
Morpheus: Consider what we have seen, councillor.
Consider that in the past 6 months we have freed more minds than in 6 years.
This attack is an act of desperation.
I believe very soon the prophecy will be fulfilled and this war will end.
Hamann: I hope you're right, captain.
Morpheus: I do not believe it to be a matter of hope, councillor.
It is simply a matter of time.

It is true what many of you have heard.
The machines have gathered an army, and as I speak that army is drawing nearer to our home.
Believe me when I say we have a difficult time ahead of us.
But if we are to be prepared for it, we must first shed our fear of it.
I stand here before you now truthfully unafraid.
Because I believe something you do not?
I stand here without fear because I remember.
I remember that I am here not because of the path that lies before me, 
but because of the path that lies behind me.
I remember that for 100 years we have fought these machines.
I remember that for 100 years they have sent their armies to destroy us.
And after a century of war, I remember that which matters most, we are still here!
Tonight, let us send a message to that army.
Tonight, let us shake this cave.
Tonight, let us tremble these halls of earth, steel and stone.
Let us be heard from red core to black sky.
Tonight, let us make them remember, this is Zion and we are not afraid!

Neo: I can't lose you.
Trinity: You're not gonna lose me.

Hamann: I like it down here.
I like to be reminded this city survives because of these machines.
These machines are keeping us alive while other machines are coming to kill us.
Interesting, isn't it?
The power to give life and the power to end it.
Neo: We have the same power.
Hamann: Yeah, I suppose we do, but...
sometimes I think about those people still plugged into The Matrix.
And when I look at these machines, 
I can't help thinking that, in a way, we are plugged into them.
Neo: But we control these machines, they don't control us.
Hamann: Of course not. How could they?
The idea is pure non-sense, but it does make one wonder just... what is control?
Neo: If we wanted, we could shut these machines down.
Hamann: Of course, that's it. You hit it.
That's control, isn't it?
If we wanted, we could smash them to bits.
Although if we did, we'd have to consider what would happen to our lights, our heat, our air.
Neo: So we need machines and they need us.
Is that your point, councillor?
Hamann: No, no point.
Old men like me don't bother with making points. There's no point.
Neo: Is that why there are no young men on The Council?
Hamann: Good point.
Neo: Why don't you tell me what's on your mind, councillor?
Hamann: There is so much in this world that I do not understand.
See that machine?
It has something to do with recycling our water supply.
I have absolutely no idea how it works.
But I do understand the reason for it to work.
I have absolutely no idea how you are able to do some of the things you do.
But I believe there's a reason for that as well.
I only hope we understand that reason before it's too late.

Neo: These are back doors, aren't they?
Programmer access.
[Seraph nods] How do they work?
Seraph: A code is hidden in tumblers.
One position opens a lock and another position opens one of these doors.
Neo: Are you a programmer?
[Seraph shakes his head] Then what are you?
Seraph: I protect that which matters most.

Neo: You're not human, are you?
Oracle: It's tough to get more obvious than that.
Neo: If I had to guess, I'd say you're a program from the machine world.
[to Seraph] So is he.
Oracle: So far, so good.
Neo: But if that's true, that could mean you're part of this system, another kind of control.
I suppose the most obvious question is, how can I trust you?
Oracle: Bingo!
It is a pickle, no doubt about it.
Bad news is, there's no way you can really know if I'm here to help you or not.
So it's really up to you.
Just have to make up your own damn mind 
to either accept what I'm going to tell you or reject it.

Neo: If you already know, how can I make a choice?
Oracle: You didn't come here to make the choice, you've already made it.
You're here to try to understand why you made it.

Oracle: The ones doing their job, doing what they were meant to do, are invisible.
You'd never even know they were here.
But the other ones, well, you hear about them all the time.
Neo: I've never heard of them.
Oracle: Of course you have.
Every time you've heard someone say they saw ghost or an angel...
every story you've ever heard about vampires, werewolves or aliens, 
is the system assimilating some program that's doing something they're not supposed to be doing.
Neo: Programs hacking programs.
Oracle: They have their reasons,
but usually a program  chooses exile when it faces deletion.
Neo: Why would a program be deleted?
Oracle: Maybe it breaks down.
Maybe a better program is created to replace it.
Happens all the time.
And when it does, a program can either choose to hide here or return to the source.
Neo: The machine mainframe.
Oracle: Where you must go.
Where the path of The One ends.

Oracle: We can never see past the choices we don't understand.
Neo: Are you saying I have to choose whether Trinity lives or dies?
Oracle: No, you've already made the choice.
Now you have to understand it.
Neo: No. I can't do that. I won't.
Oracle: You have to.
Neo: Why?
Oracle: Because you're The One.
Neo: What if I can't? 
What happens if I fail?
Oracle: Then Zion will fall.

Oracle: You can save Zion if you reach the source, but to do that you need The Keymaker.
Neo: The Keymaker?
Oracle: He disappeared.
We didn't know what happened to him until now.
He's being held prisoner by a very dangerous program, one of the oldest of us.
He is called The Merovingian.
And he won't let him go willingly.
Neo: What does he want?
Oracle: What do all men with power wnat?
More power.

As you well know, appearances can be deceiving
which brings me back to the reason why we're here.
We're not here because we're free.
We're here because we are not free.
There's no escaping reason, no denying purpose.
Because as we both know, without purpose we would not exist.
It is purpose that created us.
Purpose that connects us. 
Purpose that pulls us, that guides us, that drives us.
It is purpose that defines us, purpose that binds us.
We are here because of you, Mr. Anderson.
We're here to take from you what you tried to take from us, purpose.
~Agent Smith

 Who has time?
But then, if we do not ever take time, how can we ever have time?

Merovingian: You are here because you were sent here.
You were told to come here, and then you obeyed.
It is, of course, the way of all things.
There is only one constant one universal. It is the only real truth, causality.
Action, reaction.
Cause and effect.
Morpheus: Everything begins with choice.
Merovingian: No, wrong.
Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without.

There is no escape from it.
We are forever slaves to it.

Merovingian: My, God, Persephone, how could you do this? You betray me!
Persephone: Cause and effect, my love.
Merovingian: Cause? There is no cause for this. What cause?
Persephone: What cause? How about the lipstick you're still wearing?
Merovingian: Lipstick? 
What craziness are you talking about, woman? There is no lipstick! [wipe his lip]
Persephone: She wasn't kissing your face, my love.

Mark my words, boy, and mark them well.
I have survived your predecessors, and I will survive you.

Agent: You are no longer necessary.
Keymaker: We do only what we're meant to do.
Agent: Then you are meant for one more thing, deletion.

Keymaker: There is a building.
Inside this building, there is a level where no elevator can go and no stair can reach.
This level is filled with doors.
These doors lead to many places, hidden places.
But one door is special. One door leads to the source.
This building is protected by a very secure system.
Every alarm triggers the bomb.
But like all systems, it has a weakness.
The system is based on the rules of a building.
One system built on another.
Morpheus: Electricity.
Keymaker: If one fails, so must the other.
Niobe: No electricity, no alarms.
Cain: You'd have to take out a city block to kill the power.
Keymaker: Not one, 27.
Soren: There is a power station that must be destroyed.
Niobe: There must be some kind of fail-safe.
Keymaker: Yes, there is an emergency system.
The core network of the grid must be accessed.
The emergency system must be deactivated.
Soren: What do you need us for?
Neo could take them out easier than we could.
Keymaker: There's no time.
Niobe: Why?
Keymaker: Once the door is unprotected, the connection will be severed.
But another connection must first be made.
Soren: How long will that take?
Keymaker: Exactly 314 seconds.
Soren: Just over 5 minutes.
Keymaker: That is the length and breadth of the window.
Only The One can open the door and only during that window can the door be opened.
Niobe: How do you know all this?
Keymaker: I know because I must know.
It is my purpose.
It's the reason I'm here, the same reason we're all here.

All must be done as one.
If one fails, all fail.
~The Keymaker

Niobe: I can't help thinking, what if you're wrong?
What if all this, the prophecy, everything, is bullshit?
Morpheus: Then tomorrow we may all be dead.
But how would that be different from any other day?

Consider the alternative.
What if I am right? What if the prophecy is true?
What if tomorrow the war could be over?
Isn't that worth fighting for?
Isn't that worth dying for?

Architect: Hello, Neo.
Neo: Who are you?
Architect: I am the Architect.
I created The Matrix.
I've been waiting for you.

Architect: Interesting. That was quicker than the others.
Neo in TV: Others? How many? What others?
Architect: The Matrix is older than you know.
I count from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next.
In which case, this is the sixth version.
Neo in TV: 5 before me? He's lying. Bullshit!
There are only 2 possible explanations.
Either no one told me or no one knows.
Architect: Precisely.

Neo: This is about Zion.
Architect: You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed.
Its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.
Neo: Bullshit!
Architect: Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.
But rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it 
and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

Architect: The function of The One is now to return to the source,
allowing a dissemination of the code you carry reinserting the prime program.
After which you will be required to selct from The Matrix 23 individuals, 
16 female, 7 male, to rebuild Zion.
Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash,
killing everyone connected to The Matrix
which, coupled with the extermination of Zion will result in the extinction of the entire human race.
Neo: You won't let it happen. You can't.
You need human beings to survive.
Architect: There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept.
The relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept the responsibility for the death of every human being in this world.

Architect, smirking as Neo choose the door that leads him back to Trinity: Hope.
It is the quintessential human delusion, 
simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.
Neo: If I were you, I would hope that we don't meet again.
Architect: We won't.

Morpheus: I don't understand it.
Everything was done as it was supposed to be done.
Once The One reaches the source, the war should be over.
Neo: In 24 hours it will be.
Morpheus: What?
Neo: If we don't do something in 24 hours, Zion will be destroyed.
Link: What?
Trinity: How do you know that?
Neo: I was told it would happen.
Morpheus: By whom?
Neo: It doesn't matter. I believed him.
Morpheus: That's impossible. The prophecy tells us...
Neo: It was a lie, Morpheus. The prophecy was a lie.
The One was never meant to end anything.
It was all another system of control.
Morpheus: I don't believe that.
Neo: But you said it yourself, how can the prophecy be true if the war isn't over?
I'm sorry.
I know it isn't easy to hear, but I swear to you it's the truth.


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