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