[mov-quote] V for Vendetta (2005)

Delia Surridge: Is it too late to ask for forgiveness?
V: Never.
Delia Surridge: I’m sorry.

Evey Hammond: We are told to remember the idea, 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’ve witnessed first hand 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…

V: But again, truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty you need only look into a mirror.

Evey Hammond: .. artists use lies to tell the truth while politicians use them to cover the truth up.

Valerie: 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. I hope that whoever you are, you escape this place. I hope that the world turns and those things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that even though I do not know you and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you.

Evey Hammond: Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.
V: [translates] By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe.

V: [Quoting Polonius from Shakespeare’s Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1] We are oft to blame in this, – / ‘Tis too much proved – that with devotion’s visage/ And pious action we do sugar o’er/ The devil himself.
V: [Quoting Macbeth from Macbeth Act I Scene 7] I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.
V: [Quoting Viola from Twelfth Night Act I Scene 2] Conceal me what I am, and be my aid For such disguise as haply shall become The form of my intent.

V: I, like God, do not play with dice and do not believe in coincidence.
V: There are no coincidences, Delia… only the illusion of coincidence.

Lewis Prothero: Strength through unity! Unity through faith!

V: The only verdict is vengeance, a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain.

V: There’s no certainty – only opportunity.

Evey Hammond: I don’t want you to die.
V: That’s the most beautiful thing you could have ever given me.

V: People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

 (thanks to the V for Vendetta movie)

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