"Remember, remember the 5th of November." This is the refrain you may be hearing over and over again today, thanks to Guy Fawkes Day.
Named after the 17th century British hero, Guy Fawkes Night has been celebrated in Great Britain on November 5 for centuries, but grew in popularity after inspiring the hit film, V for Vendetta. While the Brits are busy gearing up for tonight's bonfires and fireworks, the rest of us can start celebrating with these memorable quotes from V for Vendetta that even non-fans can enjoy.
"Are you a Muslim?" -- Evey
"No, I'm a television." -- Gordon
"One thing is true of all governments -- their most reliable records are tax records." -- Finch
"Who are you?" -- Evey
"Who? Who is but the form following the function of what, and what I am is a man in a mask." -- V
"Well I can see that."
"Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation, I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is."
"I think its payback time for a little tea party they threw for us a few hundred years ago. I say we go down to those docks tonight and dump that crap where everything from the Ulcered Sphincter of Ass-erica belongs! Who's with me? Who's bloody with me?" -- Lewis Prothero
"Are you, like, a crazy person?" -- Evey
"I'm quite sure they will say so." -- V
"You've come to kill me, haven't you?" -- Delia
"Yes." -- V
"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." -- Evey
"A man after my own heart." -- V
"Yes, Evey. I am V. At last you know the truth. You're stunned, I know. It's hard to believe isn't it, that beneath this wrinkled, well-fed exterior there lies a dangerous killing machine with a fetish for Fawkesian masks. Viva la revolution!" -- Gordon
"That is not funny, Gordon." -- Evey
"Yeah, I know. I'm useless without a studio audience."
"May I enquire as to how you have avoided detection?" -- V
"A fake ID works better than a Guy Fawkes mask." -- Evey
Have you seen V for Vendetta? What are your favorite quotes?
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