10 Relevant 'The Matrix' Quotes That Feel Too Real In 2020

10 Relevant 'The Matrix' Quotes That Feel Too Real In 2020

Though released 21 years ago, there are some The Matrix quotes that are eerily relevant in 2020.

The Matrix, released in 1999, is a science fiction action film that depicts a dystopian future where humanity is trapped inside a program called “The Matrix.” The Matrix is a simulation of reality created by machines made to distract humans while their bodies are used as an energy source until a computer programmer Thomas Anderson, also known as Neo, finds out the truth and is introduced to a rebellion group against the machines. 

Many people have said recent things that have occurred make it feel like we’re living in a simulation. A big example is the Mandela Effect, a big phenomenon that started around 2009 and has questioned people’s memory about certain events and things that people swear happened differently. 

People also like to use the term “glitch in the matrix” to describe things that are actually happening but seem far too strange to be real. There are many stories in this Reddit thread about people witnessing “glitches” in the real world that make them question if we’re actually just living in a simulation. 

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Other pieces of media have somehow predicted events that at the time seemed so ridiculous. Ranging from The Simpsons writing that Donald Trump would run for office and win and 20th Century Fox being bought by the Disney Company and many other future predicting episodes to even Star Trek predicting all the technology we would be using in our daily lives. 

So how does all of this apply specifically to the year 2020?

Well, it just seems every piece of news that releases seem so ridiculous that the popular phrase is “If you told me this would happen a year or two ago I would think you were joking.” 

Starting with this pandemic that has been going far too long to the Pentagon releasing footage of UFO’s in the sky (which there has been a recent update which is crazier) to even the discovery of a Murder Hornet that hold more venom than others in the Vespid family. Things just seem so extreme that if we were told this was all fake we would all collectively sigh with relief. 

10 Eerily Relevant The Matrix Quotes

1. "Ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming?" — Neo 

2. "I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life." — Neo 

3. "Denial is the most predictable of all human responses." — The Architect

4. "The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease. A cancer of this planet." — Agent Smith 

5. "What do all men with power want? More power." — The Oracle 

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6. "You have a problem with authority, Mr. Anderson. You believe you are special, that somehow the rules do not apply to you. Obviously, you are mistaken." — Rhineheart 

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7. "Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?" — Morpheus

8. "You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin." — Neo 

9. "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." — Morpheus 

10. "I hate this place, this zoo, this prison, this reality, whatever you want to call it. I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink, and every time I do I fear that I have somehow been infected by it. It's repulsive! Isn't it?" — Agent Smith

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.