The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix (1999)

Ready for our next installment of “Quotes to use in daily life”?  Of course you are!  Today’s movie choice is The Matrix, a sci-fi cult movie from 1999 starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie Anne-Moss.

QUOTE #1
Morpheus:
This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.

Use this line:

  • Right before you take a hit of ecstacy (duh)
  • Your first night in Vegas
  • Your first date

QUOTE #2
Trinity:
I know why you’re here, Neo. I know what you’ve been doing… why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you sit by 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.

Use this line:

  • When you do an intervention with your gamer friend who hasn’t slept for a few days due to game play
  • When you do an intervention with your friend who is addicted to online porn
  • When you do an intervention with your friend who is stalking a girl

QUOTE #3
Morpheus:
The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.

Use this line:

  • During training for someone’s first day at work
  • When you are in a strip joint
  • When you are trying to convince your friend he should go out tonight with the boys
No.

No.

QUOTE #4
Spoon boy:
Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Spoon boy: There is no spoon.

Use this line:

  • When you want to perplex your drunk friends at a bar
  • When your friend is trying to open a jar whose cover is stuck
  • When you have a perplexed friend looking for answers

QUOTE #5
Agent Smith:
I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and 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’re a plague and we are the cure.

Use this line:

  • When you are taunting your opponent pre-game (make sure you time this one well before the game starts)
  • When you are spraying your house with insecticide
  • When you are looking down from a really tall building

QUOTE #6
Morpheus:
The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.

Use this line:

  • When you are trying to convince your friend not to go to work
  • When you try to convince yourself not to pay your taxes
  • When you are trying to convince yourself not to go to work

QUOTE #7
Agent Smith:
You hear that Mr. Anderson?… That is the sound of inevitability… It is the sound of your death… Goodbye, Mr. Anderson…

Use this line:

  • As you are making the game winning point
  • Online as you are killing someone in a video game
  • As you take your first shot of tequila
Dodge this.

Dodge this.

QUOTE #8
Tank:
So what do you need? (Besides a miracle.)
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.

Use this line:

  • When someone asks you if you need something

QUOTE #9
Rhineheart:
You have a problem with authority, Mr. Anderson. You believe you are special, that somehow the rules do not apply to you. Obviously, you are mistaken.

Use this line:

  • When you are getting mad at someone you work with
  • When you are reprimanding your kids

QUOTE #10
Trinity:
Please Neo, you have to trust me.
Neo: Why?
Trinity: Because you have been down there Neo, you know that road, you know exactly where it ends. And I know that’s not where you want to be.

Use this line:

  • When your friend tries to go home because of his significant other
  • When you have a friend that doesn’t want to do what everyone else wants to do
  • When you are convincing your friend to trust you
ESM

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