Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up. – Evey Hammond
V for Vendetta (2005)
Strength through unity! Unity through faith! – Lewis Prothero
V: May I inquire as to how you have avoided detection? Evey Hammond: A fake ID works better than a Guy Fawkes mask.
V: It is to Madame Justice that I dedicate this concerto, in honor of the holiday that she seems to have taken from these parts, and in recognition of the impostor that stands in her stead. Tell me Evey, do you know what day it is? Evey Hammond: Um, November the 4th. V: [midnight church(…)
There are no coincidences Delia, only the illusion of coincidence. – V
Evey Hammond: [watching a news report about Prothero’s death] V, yesterday I couldn’t find my ID. You didn’t take it, did you? V: Would you prefer a lie or the truth? Evey Hammond: Did you have anything to do with… that? V: Yes, I killed him. Evey Hammond: You…? Oh god. V: You’re upset. Evey(…)
Finch: Who was he? Evey Hammond: He was Edmond Dantés… and he was my father. And my mother… my brother… my friend. He was you… and me. He was all of us.
Delia Surridge: [V gives her a rose] Are you going to kill me now? V: I killed you 10 minutes ago. [shows her hypodermic needle] V: While you slept. Delia Surridge: Is there any pain? V: No. Delia Surridge: Thank you. Is it meaningless to apologize? V: Never. Delia Surridge: I’m so sorry. [dies]
Creedy: Defiant to the end, huh? You won’t cry like him, will you? You’re not afraid of death. You’re like me. V: The only thing that you and I have in common, Mr. Creedy, is we’re both about to die. Creedy: How do you imagine that’s gonna happen? V: With my hands around your neck.(…)
V: Would you… dance with me? Evey Hammond: Now? On the eve of your revolution? V: A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having!
Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, whereby those important events of the past, usually(…)