'V for Vendetta' Movie Quotes

Quotes invoke torment, helplessness, violence and hope

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"V for Vendetta" is set in the near future in London, which has become a police state. The main character, V, fights the oppressors in his world. He aims to spread bitter destruction and to annihilate the government. When V rescues Evey Hammond, he gains an ally to help in his mission. Throughout the film, the characters, including imprisoned Valerie, look for freedom from their dystopian universe. These "V for Vendetta" ​movie quotes bring out feelings of torment, helplessness, violence, and hope.


"The past can't hurt you anymore, unless you let 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 governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."


"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 remember how different became dangerous."

"I'd only told them the truth. Was that so selfish? Our integrity sells for so little, but it's all that we really have. It is the very last inch of us, but within that inch, we are free."

"What I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that 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."

"I shall die here. Every last inch of me shall perish. Except one. An inch. It's small and it's fragile and it's the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it, or sell 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 world turns and that things get better."

Evey Hammond

"He was Edmond Dantes. And he was my father, and my mother, my brother, my friend. He was you and me. He was all of us."

"Because he was right. This country needs more than a building right now. It needs hope."

"My father was a writer. You would've liked him. He used to say that artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up."

Bishop Lilliman

"It wasn't labor that I was speaking of, but rather my final remittance. My last little joy."

Delia Surridge

"Oppenheimer was able to change more than the course of a war. He changed the entire course of human history. Is it wrong to hold on to that kind of hope?"


"What'cha gonna do, uh? We've swept this place, you've got nothing. Nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy karate gimmicks, we have guns."


"The problem is, he knows us better than we know ourselves."


"You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it."

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