It astonished me, the depth of the brainwashing -- that women have grown so comfortable with their crumbs that they don't even see the depth to which they're controlled.
Morpheus: You're here because you know something. What you know, you
can't explain. But you feel it. You 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?
Neo: The Matrix?
Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?
(Neo nods his head.)
Morpheus: 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,
or when go to church or when you pay your taxes. It is the world that
has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were
born into bondage, born inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste,
or touch. A prison for your mind. (long pause, sighs)
Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it
for yourself. This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning
(In his left hand, Morpheus shows a blue pill.)
Morpheus: You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. (a red pill is shown in his other hand) You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. (Long pause; Neo begins to reach for the red pill) Remember -- all I am offering is the truth, nothing more.
(Neo takes the red pill and swallows it with a glass of water)