Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.

Neo: Why do my eyes hurt?
Morpheus: You've never used them before.

I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.

Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony.

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.

Neo: I thought it wasn't real
Morpheus: Your mind makes it real
Neo: If you're killed in the matrix, you die here?
Morpheus: The body cannot live without the mind

What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.

If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain

We don't know who struck first, us or them. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time, they were dependent on solar power. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun.

Morpheus

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Morpheus

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

Played By
Laurence Fishburne
Full Name
Morpheus