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Take the Red Pill: 26 Enigmatic Morpheus Quotes from The Matrix

Take the Red Pill 26 Enigmatic Morpheus Quotes from The Matrix

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The Matrix defined a generation. Whether it’s the faux-cyberpunk elements or its obvious martial arts homages. To its high concepts and finally to its enigmatic and often puzzling monologues which makes you question the very fabric reality of itself.

While the actions and pre-destination paradox of Neo is the very stuff The Matrix centres upon, its the monologues and interactions that Morpheus (played by Lawrence Fishburne and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) that makes The Matrix lore so engaging and so memorable. I mean, who can forget the Red Pill/Blue Pill scene? Morpheus has become an integral part of the Pop Culture zeitgeist.

To celebrate the Matrix and Morpheus as a whole, we’ve put together some of our favourite Morpheus quotes: some enigmatic, some logical and some which will make you question reality.


Enigmatic Morpheus Quotes

“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. 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 Matrix

“Sooner or later you’re going to realize just as I did that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“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

“You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“I imagine that right now, you’re feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, 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?” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“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.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

Morpheus Quotes that will make you Question Reality

“What are you waiting for? You’re faster than this. Don’t think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Do you think that’s air you’re breathing now?” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“Don’t think you are. Know you are!” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“What is “real”? How do you define “real”?” – Morpheus, The Matrix

Morpheus Quotes to get the Synapses Flowing

“We don’t know who struck first, us or them. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time, they were dependent on solar power. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“Remember, all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“More important than ‘Where?’ is ‘When?’” – Morpheus, The Matrix

“No, what happened, happened and couldn’t have happened any other way.” – Morpheus, Matrix Reloaded

“I have dreamed a dream, but now that dream is gone from me.” – Morpheus, Matrix Reloaded

“All of our lives, we have fought this war. Tonight I believe we can end it. Tonight is not an accident. There are no accidents. We have not come here by chance. I do not believe in chance. When I see three objectives, three captains, three ships. I do not see coincidence, I see providence. I see purpose. I believe it our fate to be here. It is our destiny. I believe this night holds for each and every one of us, the very meaning of our lives.” – Morpheus, Matrix Reloaded

Logical Morpheus Quotes to Start Your Day

“Now consider the alternative. What if I am right? What if the prophecy is true? What if tomorrow the war could be over? Isn’t that worth fighting for? Isn’t that worth dying for?” – Morpheus, Matrix Reloaded

“A Sentinel for every man, woman, and child in Zion. That sounds exactly like the thinking of a machine to me.” – Morpheus, Matrix Reloaded

“A Sentinel for every man, woman, and child in Zion. That sounds exactly like the thinking of a machine to me.” – Morpheus, Matrix Revolutions

“I don’t know what he can do to save us. But I do know that as long as there is a single breath left in his body he will not give up and neither can we.” – Morpheus, Matrix Revolutions

“Nothing comforts anxiety like little nostalgia.” – Morpheus, Matrix Resurrections

“The only thing that matters to you is still here. I know it’s why you’re still fighting, and why you will never give up!” – Morpheus, Matrix Resurrections

“Not all seek to control. Just as not all wish to be free.” – Morpheus, Matrix Resurrections


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