I am one of those movie buffs who will watch her favourite movie repeatedly. No matter that, at this point, I almost know the script by heart.

The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, is one such favourite of mine.

So, in excitement for the upcoming fourth movie in the series - The Matrix Resurrections - I am bringing together some of my favourite quotes from the first movie.

To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human. 

- Mouse

If you don't get curious about your impulses - the gut feeling, the intuition - you're not giving your life a chance to live the fullest.

Neo, sooner or later, you’re going to realize, just as I did, there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. 

- Morpheus

You can't just talk the talk. You've got to walk the walk as well.

I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.

- Morpheus

This goes with the previous quote and my post on Advice vs Action.

Others can inform you what to do. Some might we give you company. But it's you who has to do the work.

Don't THINK You Are. KNOW You Are.

- Morpheus

There's a difference between telling yourself that you're a (fill in the blank) and actually believing in it.

Believe in yourself. Only then you'll become it.

The answer is out there, Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.

- Trinity

Similar to Rumi's words - What you are seeking is seeking you.

The question is - What are you seeking?

I do not believe it to be a matter of hope. It is simply a matter of time.

- Morpheus

Hope is important. So is Time.

There's no instant results, instant gratification.

You have to give it time.

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

The choice is yours.

If you're feeling stuck in any area of your life, what do you do?

Do you stay stuck, or do you do something about it?

You have to understand, most people are not ready to be unplugged...

- Morpheus

A lesson I learnt recently.

Not everyone is ready for you. Not everyone will understand what you understand.

Let me tell you why you’re here. You are here because you know something. What you know, you can’t explain. But you feel it.

- Morpheus

You can feel it too, don't you?

You need something different in your life. You know there's more to it.

The answer is around you. Cut out all the noise so that you can hear it.

Have you ever stood and stared at it? Marvelled at its beauty, it's genius. Billions of people, just living out their lives... oblivious.

-Agent Smith

Something sad but true.

Don't waste your life.

Trinity: Neo, no one has ever done anything like this.

Neo: That's why it's going to work.

Just because someone else didn't try it, or tried and failed, doesn't mean you should give it a shot.

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?

Neo: The Matrix.

Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?

[Neo nods]

Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Morpheus: That you are a slave. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.

Look deep into your life and society, and you'll see it's true. We all are trapped. All we have to do is take the red pill.


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