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.
What was done to me created me. It’s a basic principle of the universe that every action will create an equal and opposing reaction.[to Evey]
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.
Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us. But within that inch, we are free.
He was Edmond Dantes, and he was my father and my mother, my brother, my friend. He was you and me. He was all of us.[Eric Finch: Who was he?]
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Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.[quoting her father]
While the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and, for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.