The Greatest Matrix Quotes

Last updated on Nov 9th, 2021

The Greatest Matrix Quotes

The Matrix is an American science fiction media franchise created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and producer Joel Silver. In addition to a series of films, the franchise also includes animation, comics, and video games.

The series follows the cyberpunk story of the fall of humanity due to the development of artificial intelligence. Imprisoned and used as an energy source in a virtual reality system called the Matrix, humanity must find a way to break free.

Here is a list of the best quotes from The Matrix movies and characters such as Neo, Morpheus, and the Oracle.

The Matrix (1999)

Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call, if you're unable to speak? - Agent Smith (The Matrix Quotes)
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Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call, if you’re unable to speak?Agent Smith

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 Quotes)
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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, (to Neo)

To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human. - Mouse (The Matrix Quotes)
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To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.Mouse

Never send a human to do a machine's job. - Agent Smith (The Matrix Quotes)
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Never send a human to do a machine’s job.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. 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 are a plague. And we are the cure. - Agent Smith (The Matrix Quotes)
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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. 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 are a plague. And we are the cure.Agent Smith, (to Morpheus)

There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path. - Morpheus (The Matrix Quotes)
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There’s a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.Morpheus

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 Matrix Quotes)
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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 Matrix Reloaded (2003)

You do not truly know someone until you fight them. - Seraph (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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You do not truly know someone until you fight them.Seraph

We can never see past the choices we don't understand. - The Oracle (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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We can never see past the choices we don’t understand.The Oracle

What do all men with power want? More power. - The Oracle (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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What do all men with power want? More power.The Oracle

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. - Agent Smith (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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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.Agent Smith

Who has time? But then, if we do not ever take time, how can we ever have time? - The Merovingian (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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Who has time? But then, if we do not ever take time, how can we ever have time?The Merovingian

Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without. - The Merovingian (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without.The Merovingian

What is the reason? And soon it does not matter. Soon the why and the reason are gone, and all that matters is the feeling itself. And this is the nature of the universe. We struggle against it, we fight to deny it, but it is, of course, pretense. It is a lie. Beneath our poised appearance, the truth is, we are completely out of control. - The Merovingian (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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What is the reason? And soon it does not matter. Soon the why and the reason are gone, and all that matters is the feeling itself. And this is the nature of the universe. We struggle against it, we fight to deny it, but it is, of course, pretense. It is a lie. Beneath our poised appearance, the truth is, we are completely out of control.The Merovingian

Tomorrow we may all be dead. But how would that be different from any other day? - Morpheus (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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Tomorrow we may all be dead. But how would that be different from any other day?Morpheus

Choice. The problem is choice. - Neo (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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Choice. The problem is choice.Neo

Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. - The Architect (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.The Architect

Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness. - The Architect (The Matrix Reloaded Quotes)
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Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.The Architect

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Where some see coincidence, I see consequence. Where others see chance, I see cost. - The Merovingian (The Matrix Revolutions Quotes)
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Where some see coincidence, I see consequence. Where others see chance, I see cost.The Merovingian

It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity. - The Merovingian (The Matrix Revolutions Quotes)
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It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity.The Merovingian

Everything that has a beginning has an end. - The Oracle (The Matrix Revolutions Quotes)
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Everything that has a beginning has an end.The Oracle

The purpose of life is to end. - Agent Smith (The Matrix Revolutions Quotes)
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The purpose of life is to end.Agent Smith, (to Neo)

Agent Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why, why, why? Why do you do it? Why? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson, vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose! And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can't win. It's pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist? Neo: Because I choose to. (The Matrix Revolutions Quotes)
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Agent Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why, why, why? Why do you do it? Why? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you’re fighting for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson, vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose! And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
Neo: Because I choose to.Agent Smith, Neo

The Matrix Resurrections (2021)

I've had dreams that weren't just dreams. - Neo (The Matrix Resurrections Quotes)
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I’ve had dreams that weren’t just dreams.Neo