OB40mukEXQ6QZ1740xdjwF1LEQ4 Quote to Remember: V FOR VENDETTA [2006]


Sunday, January 24, 2016


Freedom! Forever!

Remember, remember, the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.
 But what of the man?
I know his name was Guy Fawkes, and I know in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
But who was he really? What was he like?
We are told to remember the idea and not the man because a man can fail.
He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten.
But 400 years later an idea can still change the world.
I have witnessed firsthand the power of ideas.
I've seen people kill in the name of them and die defending them.
But you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it or hold it.
Ideas do not bleed. 
They do not feel pain. 
They do not love.
And it is not an idea that I miss.
It is a man.
A man that made me remember the 5th of November.
A man that I will never forget.

The only verdict is vengeance, a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain,
for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose.
So let me simply add that its' my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

Moments such as these are matters of faith.
To fail is to invite doubt into everything we believe, everything we have fought for.
 Doubt will plunge this country back into chaos, and I will not let that happen.
 ~Chancellor Adam Sutler

If you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.

Evey: You really think blowing up Parliament's going to make this country a better place?
V: There's no certainty, only opportunity.
Evey: You can be pretty certain that if anyone does show up,
Creedy'll black-bag every one of them. 
V: People should not be afraid of their governments. 
Governments should be afraid of their people. 
Evey: And you'll make that happen by blowing up a building?
V: The building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it.
Symbols are given power by people. 
Alone, a symbol is meaningless, 
but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.
Evey: I wish I believed that was possible.
But every time I've seen this world change, it's always been for the worse. 

My father was a writer. You would have liked him.
 He used to say artists used lies to tell the truth,
while politicians used them to cover the truth up.

Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.
By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe. 
From Faust.

After so many years, you begin to lose more than just your appetite.
You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.

I shall die here.
Every inch of me shall perish.
Every inch, but one.
An inch.
It is small, and it is fragile.
And it is the only thing in the world worth having.
We must never lose it or give it away.
We must never let them take it from us.

V: I know you may never forgive me
but nor will you understand how hard it was for me.
Everyday, I saw in myself everything you see in me now.
Everyday, I wanted to end it.
But each time you refused to give in, I knew I couldn't.
Evey: You're sick! You're evil!
V: You could have ended it.
You could have given in, but you didn't.
Evey: Leave me alone! I hate you!

V: That's it!
See, at first, I thought it was hate too.
Hate was all I knew.
It built my world, imprisoned me, taught me how to eat, how to drink, how to breathe.
 I thought I'd die with all the hate in my veins.
 But then something happened.
 It happened to me just as it happened to you.
 Evey: Shut up! I don't want to hear your lies!
 V: Your own father said that artists use lies to tell the truth.
 Yes, I created a lie.
 But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself.
 What was true in that cell is true now.
 What you felt in there has nothing to do with me.
 Evey: I can't feel anything anymore!
 V: Don't run from it, Evey.
You've been running all your life.

They took your parents from you.
They took your brother from you.
They put you in a cell and took everything they could take except your life.
And you believed that was all there was, didn't you?
The only thing you had left was your life, but it wasn't.
You found something else.
In that cell, you found something that mattered more to you than life.
When they threatened to kill you unless you gave what they wanted 
you told them you'd rather die.
You faced your death, Evey.
You were calm, you were still.
Try to feel now what you felt then.

What we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country.
This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television.
This message must resound throughout the entire InterLink.
I want this country to realize that we stand on the edge of oblivion.
 I want every man, woman and child to understand how close we are to chaos.
 I want everyone to remember why they need us!
 ~Chancellor Adam Sutler

The end result, the true genius of the plan was the fear.
Fear became the ultimate tool of this government.
Through it, our politician was ultimately appointed to the newly created position of high chancellor.
The rest, as they say, is history.

There is a face beneath this mask but it's not me.
I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it or the bones beneath them.

 Creedy: Why won't you die?
V: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh.
 Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy.
And ideas are bulletproof.

Finch: Why are you doing this?
 Evey: Because he was tight.
Finch: About what?
 Evey: That this country needs more than a building right now.
It needs hope.


1 comment:

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