Citations de V pour Vendetta, de Alan Moore

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Who was he ?

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.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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V! Oh God, we have to stop your bleeding.

Please, don't. I'm finished and glad of it.

Don't say that.

I told you, only truth. For 20 years, I sought only this day. Nothing else existed ... until I saw you. Then everything changed. I fell in love with you, Evey... Like I no longer believed I could.
That's the most beautiful thing you could have ever given me.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Die! Die! Why won't you die?

Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, beneath this mask there is an idea, mr Creedy. And ideas are bulletproof.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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You won't cry like him, will you? You're not afraid of death. you're like me.

The only thing you and I have in common, mr Creedy, is we're both about to die.

How do you imagine that's gonna happen?

With my hands around your neck.

Bollocks. What are you gonna do, huh? We've swept this place, you got nothing, nothing but your bloody knives and your fancy karate gimmicks. We have guns.

No, you have bullets and the hope that when your guns are empty I'm no longer standing, because if I am you'll all be dead before you've reloaded.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Where are you going?

The time has come for me to meet my maker and to repay him in kind for all that he's done.

V, wait! Please, you don't have to do this. You could let it go. We could leave here together.

No, you were right about what I am. I have no tree waiting for me. All I want, all I deserve is at the end of that tunnel.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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No, no more tricks, no more lies. Only truth. And the truth is, you made me understand that I was wrong, that the choice to pull this lever is not mine to make.

Why?

Because this world, the world that I'm a part of and that I helped shape, will end tonight. And tomorrow a different world will begin that different people will shape, and this choice belongs to them.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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So do you know what's gonna happen?

No. It was a feeling. But I can guess:
With so much chaos, someone will do something stupid. And when they do, 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. And then...


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Imagine a virus, the most terrifying virus you can and then imagine that you, and you alone, have the cure.
But if your ultimate goal is power, how best to use such a weapon?
Well, it's at this point in our story that along comes a spider. He's a man seemingly without a conscience for whom the ends always justify the means. He suggests that their target should not be an enemy of the country but rather, the country itself.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Mr dascomb, what we need right now is a clear message to the people of this country. This message must be read in every newspaper, heard on every radio, seen on every television. This message must resound throughout the entire InterLink!

I want this country to realize that we stand on the edge of oblivion. I want every man, woman and child to understand how close we are to chaos. I want everyone to remember why they need us !!


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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And that's what this is all about: you're getting back at them for what they did to her ... and to you.

What was done to me created me: it's a basic principle of the universe that every action will create an equal and opposing reaction.

Is that how you see it? Like an equation?

What was done to me was monstruous!!

And they created a monster.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Listen to me, Evey. This may be the most important moment of your life. Commit to it.

They took your parents from you. They took your brother from you. They put you in a cell and took everything they could take, except your life. And you believe that was all there was, didn't you?
The only thing you had left was your life, but it wasn't. You found something else. In that cell, you found something that mattered more to you than life. When they threatened to kill you unless you gave them what they wanted, you told them you'd rather die.

You faced your death, Evey. You were calm, you were still. Try to feel now what you felt then.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Fortunately, I got to you before they did.

You got to me? You did this to me? You cut my hair? You tortured me? You tortured me! Why?

You said you wanted to live without fear. I wish there'd been an easier way, but there wasn't.

Oh my God.

I know you may never forgive me, but nor will you understand how hard it was for me to do what I did. every day, I saw in myself everything you see in me now. Everyday I wanted to end it. But each time you refused to give in, I knew I couldn't.

You're sick! You're evil!!

You could have ended it. you could have given in, but you didn't. Why?

Leave me alone! I hate you!!

That's it! See, at first, I thought it was hate too. Hate was all I knew, it built my world, imprisoned me, taught me how to eat, how to drink, how to breathe. I thought I'd die with all the hate in my veins. But then something happenend. It happened to me just as it happened to you.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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It's time.

I'm ready.

Look, all they want is one little piece of information. Just give them something, anything.

Thank you, but I'd rather die behind the chemical sheds.

Then you have no fear anymore. You're completely free.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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They took Ruth while she was out buying food. I've never cried so hard in my life. It wasn't long till they came for me.

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 world 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.

Valerie.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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I remember how the meaning of words began to change. How unfamiliar words like « collateral » and « rendition » became frightening, while things like « Norsefire » and the « Articles of Allegiance » became powerful.
I remember how « different » became dangerous. I still don't understand it why they hate us so much.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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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.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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So, what is it, chief? What's going on?

The question I want to ask is about St Mary's and Three Waters. The question that's kept me up for the last 24 hours, the question I have to ask, is:
What if the worst, the most terrifying biological attack in this country's history was not the work of religious extremists?

Well, I don't understand. We know it was. They were caught. They confessed.

And they were executed. I know. And maybe that's really what happened. But I see this chain of events, these coincidences, and I have to ask: What if that isn't what happened? What if someone else unleashed that virus? What if someone else killed all those people? Would you really wanna know who it was?

Sure.

Even if it was someone working for this government? That's my question: If our own government was responsible for what happened at St Mary's and Three Waters, if our own government was responsible for the deaths of almost 100000 people, would you really wanna know?


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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There are no coincidences, Delia, only the illusion of coincidence. I have another rose, and this one is for you.

You're going to kill me now?

I killed you 10 minutes ago, while you slept.

Is there any pain?

No.

Thank you. Is it meaningless to apologize?

Never.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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What they did was only possible because of you.

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?

I have not come for what you hoped to do, I've come for what you did.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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The truth is after so many years you begin to lose more than just your appetite. You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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My father was a writer, you would have liked him. He used to say artists used lies to tell the truth while politicians used them to cover the truth up.

A man after my own heart.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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People should not be afraid of their governments.
Governments should be afraid of their people.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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There's no certainty, only opportunity.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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More than 400 years ago, a great citizen wished to imbed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice and freedom are more than words: they are perspectives.
So, if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest that you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked.
But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek then I ask you to stand beside me, one year from tonight outside the gates of parliament. And together, we shall give them a fifth of november that shall never, ever be forgot.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you. And in your panic, you turned to the now High Chancellor Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.
Last night, I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey to remind this country of what it has forgotten.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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There are, of course, those who do not want us to speak. Even now, orders are being shouted into telephones and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning and, for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is: there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?
Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and surveillance coercing your conformity and solliciting submission.
How did this happen? Who's to blame? Certainly there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty you need only look into a mirror.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Good evening, London.

Allow me first to apologize: I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of the everyday 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 important events of the past, usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful, bloody struggle are celebrated with a nice holiday - I thought we could mark this November the fifth, a day that is, sadly, no longer remembered by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Do you think people will believe this ?

Why not ? This is the BTN. Our job is to report the news, not fabricate it. That's the government's job.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Gentlemen, this is a test.
Moments such as these are matters of faith. To fail is to invite doubt into everything we believe, everything that we have fought for.
Doubt wil plunge this country back into chaos, and I will not let that happen.
Gentlemen, I want this terrorist found, and I want him to understand what terror really means.
England prevails.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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It is to Madame Justice that I dedicate this concerto, in honor of the holiday she seems to have taken from these parts, and in recognition of the imposter that stands in her stead.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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I'm Evey.

Evey?
E-V, of course you are.

What does that mean?

It means that I, like God, do not play with dice and do not believe in coincidence.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Are you, like, a crazy person?

I'm quite sure they will say so.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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But on this most auspicious of nights permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis personna.

Voilà !

In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished.
However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vainquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

The only verdict is vengeance, a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.

Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose. So let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me: V.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Who ?
Who is but the form following the function of what, and what I am is a man in a mask.

Oh I can see that.

Of course, you can. I'm not questionning your powers of observation, I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Strength through unity.
Unity through faith.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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We are told to remember the idea and not the man. Because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten. But 400 years later, an idea can still change the world.

I have witnessed first hand the power of ideas. I've seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them.

But you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it or hold it. Ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain. They do not love.
And it is not an idea that I miss: it is a man. A man that made me remember the fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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Remember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot


Par: Alan Moore

Ajoutée par Savinien le 25/07/2010

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