V for Vendetta was first released in 2006 but became a cult classic film for its an underlying message about corrupt governments. The dystopian political thriller was based on the popular limited comic series of the same name and the film centered around an anarchist and freedom fighter who goes by the name, “V” (Hugo Weaving).
The film has a number of inspiring moments and quotes that have audiences thinking about its deeper meaning.
“God is in the rain.”
“Love your rage, not your cage.”
The only verdict is vengeance a vendetta
The past can’t hurt you anymore, unless you let it.
You wear a mask for so long you forget who you were beneath it.
A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having.
There are no coincidences, only the illusion of coincidences
People should not be afraid of their goverment,goverment should be afraid of their people
“There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.”
Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.
Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.
“Equality and freedom are not luxuries to lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining.”
We are told to remember the idea, 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.
“Even Though I Do Not Know You And Even Though I May Never Meet You, Laugh With You, Cry With You, Or Kiss You . . . I Love You. With All My Heart, I Love You.”
A 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.
“Since mankind’s dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We’ve seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.”