You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, this is not far from the truth.
Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.
I know exactly what you mean.
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?
Do you want to know what…it…is?
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.
That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage.
Born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison….for your mind.
The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy.
When you’re inside, look around. What do you see?
The very minds of the people we are trying to save.
But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy.
You have to understand. Most of these people are not ready to be unplugged.
And many of them are so anured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.
I’m trying to free your mind, Neo, but I can only show you the door.
You’re the one that needs to walk through it.
You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear…doubt…disbelief. Free your mind!
Morpheus: The Matrix cannot tell you who you are.
Morpheus: …..There’s a difference between knowing the path….and walking the path.