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57 Best The Matrix Quotes That Will Wake You Up

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57 Best The Matrix Quotes That Will Wake You Up

Looking for the best quotes from The Matrix movie? Then look no further.

The movie, starring Keanu Reeves as Thomas Anderson, under the hacker alias “Neo”, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus and others was a sci-fi movie well ahead of its time when it was released in 1999.

It’s packed full of empowering life lessons and quotes that will challenge your understanding of perspective, reality, illusion, and ultimately change your mindset.

The film depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality, the Matrix, created by intelligent machines to distract humans while using their bodies as an energy source.

Even though the first Matrix film was released over two decades ago I never get tired of watching it. Watching Neo wake up to reality, learn, and grow to fulfill his destiny as The One is incredibly inspirational. The movie also keeps reminding you about the power of beliefs and why self-belief is so important to your success.

In 2003, a further two films were released to create the Matrix trilogy: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. If you haven’t watched The Matrix trilogy yet, I highly recommend you do.

Below you’ll find the best collection of quotes from The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions that will wake you up.

The Matrix Quotes Collection

“Ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?” – Neo

“I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.” – Neo

“Choice. The problem is choice.” – Neo

“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 and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.” – Neo

“The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.” – Trinity

“Touch me and that hand will never touch anything again.” – Trinity

“It means buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy because Kansas is going bye-bye.” – Cypher

“To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.” – Mouse

“You do not truly know someone until you fight them.” – Seraph

“Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without.” – Merovingian

“It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity.” – Merovingian

“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. You see, there is only one constant, one universal. It is the only real truth. Causality. Action, reaction. Cause and effect.” – Merovingian

“Beneath our poised appearance, the truth is, we are completely out of control. Causality. There is no escape from it. We are forever slaves to it. Our only hope, our only peace, is to understand it, to understand the why. “Why” is what separates us from them, you from me. “Why” is the only real source of power. Without it, you are powerless. And this is how you come to me, without why, without power. Another link in the chain.” – Merovingian

“Karma is a word, like love. A way of saying, “What I am here to do.” I do not resent my karma. I’m grateful for it. Grateful for my wonderful wife, for my beautiful daughter. They are gifts, and so I do what I must do to honor them.” – Rama-Kandra

“That’s how it is with people. Nobody cares how it works as long as it works.” – Councillor Hamann

“Comprehension is not a requisite of cooperation.” – Councillor Hamann

“Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.” – The Architech

“Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.” – The Architech

“We do only what we’re meant to do.” – The Keymaker

There Is No Spoon Quote

“Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth… There is no spoon… Then you’ll see that it is not the spoon that bends. It is only yourself.”

Morpheus Quotes From The Matrix

“Time is always against us.” – Morpheus

“Let me tell you why you’re here. You know something. What you know, you can’t explain, but you feel it. You felt it your entire life. There’s something’s wrong with the world. You don’t know what, but it’s there. Like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I’m talking about?” – Morpheus

“You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, that’s not far from the truth.” – 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.” – Morpheus

“Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?” – Morpheus

“Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” – Morpheus

“What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” – Morpheus

“The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” – Morpheus

“The Matrix is a computer-generated dream world, built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this.” [shows battery] – Morpheus

“Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.” – Morpheus

“I didn’t say it would be easy. Just said it would be the truth.” – 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.” – Morpheus

“You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.” – Morpheus

“I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.” – Morpheus

“You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.” – Morpheus

“Don’t think you are, know you are.” – Morpheus

“Stop trying to hit me and hit me!” – Morpheus

“There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” – Morpheus

“The body cannot live without the mind.” – Morpheus

“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 out fear of it.” – Morpheus

“This is a war and we are soldiers. Death can come for us at any time, in any place.” – Morpheus

“I stand here, before you now, truthfully unafraid. Why? Because I believe something you do not? No, 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.” – Morpheus

“I do not believe it to be a matter of hope, it is simply a matter of time.” – Morpheus

“What happened happened and couldn’t have happened any other way.” – Morpheus

The Oracle Quotes From The Matrix

“Being the one is just like being in love, no one can tell you you’re in love, you just know it.” – The Oracle

“You got the gift, but it looks like you’re waiting for something – your next life maybe, who knows?” – The Oracle

“The real test for any choice is having to make the same choice again knowing fully well what it might cost.” – The Oracle

“We can never see past the choices we don’t understand.” – The Oracle

“We’re all here to do what we’re all here to do.” – The Oracle

“What do all men with power want? More power.” – The Oracle

“Everything that has a beginning has an end.” – The Oracle

Agent Smith Quotes From The Matrix

“I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from.” – Agent Smith

“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.” – Agent Smith

“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.” – Agent Smith

“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. lt is purpose that created us. Purpose that connects us. Purpose that pulls us. That guides us. That drives us. lt is purpose that defines. Purpose that binds us.” – Agent Smith

“Appearances can be deceiving.” – Agent Smith

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The Matrix is full of powerful life lessons and philosophy. I hope this collection of Matrix quotes has opened your mind to new perspectives and possibilities.

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