Tonight, I will speak directly to these people and make the situation perfectly clear to them. The security of this nation depends on complete and total compliance. Tonight, any protestor, any instigator, or agitator will BE MADE EXAMPLE OF!
If he does and something happens to that building, the only thing that will change, the only difference that it will make is that tomorrow morning, instead of a newspaper, I will be reading Mr. Creedy's resignation!
With so much chaos, somebody will do something stupid. And then things will turn nasty. And then, Sutler will be forced to do the only thing he knows how to do. At which point, all V needs to do is keep his word.
You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
One thing is true of all governments: the most reliable records are tax records.
The problem is that he knows us better than we know ourselves. Thatís why I went to Larkhill last night... I had to see it. There wasnít much left but when I was there it was strange. I suddenly had this feeling that everything was connected. It was like I could see the whole thing, one long chain of events that stretched all the way back before Larkhill. I felt like I could see everything that had happened and everything that was going to happen. It was like a perfect pattern laid out in front of me and I realized that we were all a part of it and all trapped by it.
I'd only told them the truth. Was that so selfish? 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.
It seems strange that my life should end in such a terrible place, but for three years I had roses and apologized to no one. I shall die here. Every inch of me shall perish. Every inch, but one. An inch. It is small and it is fragile and it is the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it or give it away. We must NEVER let them take it from us. I hope that whoever you are, you escape this place. I hope that the worlds turns, and that things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, 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.
What was done to me created me. It is the basic principle of the universe, that each action will have an equal and opposing reaction.
Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation, I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Everyday, gentlemen. Everyday that brings us closer to November, everyday that man remains free is one more failure. Three hundred and forty-seven days, gentlemen! THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVEN FAILURES!
WE ARE BEING BURIED BENEATH THE AVALANCHE OF YOUR INADEQUACIES, MR. CREEDY!
The building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by their people. By itself, a symbol is meaningless, but with enough people, blowing up a building can change the world.
I wish I could believe that. But every time I've seen this world change, it's always been for the worse.
It's funny. I was given one of your roses today. I wasn't sure you were the terrorist until I saw it. What a strange coincidence that I should be given one today.