TV Series Collected Quotes: Mr. Robot

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Is any of it real? […] Synthetic emotions in the form of pills, psychological warfare in the form of advertising, mind-altering chemicals in the form of food, brainwashing seminars in the form of media, controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks. Real? You want to talk about reality? We haven’t lived anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century. We turned it off, took our the batteries, snacked on a bag of GMOs while we tossed the remnants in the ever expanding dumpster of human condition. […] We live in a kingdom of bullshit.
— “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi” Mr. Robot


Word of advice: Don’t talk your way out of a compliment.
—  “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi” Mr. Robot


Everyday we change the world, but to change the world in a way that means anything, that takes more time than most people have. It never happens all at once. It’s slow. It’s methodical. It’s exhausting. We don’t all have the stomach for it.
—  “eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv” Mr. Robot


‘What is it about society that disappoints you so much?’ Oh I don’t know. Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man, even when we knew he made billions off the backs of the children? Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit. The world itself’s just one big hoax. Spamming each other with our running commentary of bullshit masquerading as insight, our social media faking as intimacy. Or is it that we voted for this? Not with our rigged elections, but with our things, our property, our money. I’m not saying anything new. We all know why we do this, not because Hunger Games makes us happy but because we wanna be sedated. Because it’s painful not to pretend, because we’re cowards. F— Society.
— “Eps1.0_hellofriend.mov.” Mr. Robot


A guy walks up to a woman at a bar. He flirts with her. He makes small talk, but the woman insists she isn’t gonna go home with him. Guy says, ‘What if I offer you a million dollars to sleep with me? The woman’s never had a million dollars in her life. She stops and considers the offer very seriously. The guy changes his mind, says, “What if I change my offer to a dollar instead?’ Woman is aghast. ‘What kind of woman do you think I am?’ Guy says, ‘We already figured that out, now we’re just negotiating.’

— “eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc.” Mr. Robot


[…] do you want to be here right now? […] I don’t mean like, here-here, but I mean here in a cosmic sense, bro. Like, existence could be beautiful, or it could be ugly, but that’s on you. […] Dream. You got to find out the future you’re fighting for. Sometimes you got to close your eyes and really envision that shit, bro. If you like it, then it’s beautiful. If you don’t? Then you might as well fade the f— out right now.

— “eps2.2_init_1.asec” Mr. Robot


The only way to patch a vulnerability is by exposing it first. […] The flip side being that exposing a vulnerability leaves you open for an exploit.

—  “eps2.2_init_1.asec.” Mr. Robot


Annihilation is always the answer. We destroy parts of ourselves every day. We photoshop our warts away. We edit the parts we hate about ourselves, modify the parts we think people hate. We curate our identity, carve it, distil it. […] Annihilation is all we are.

—  “eps2.2_init_1.asec” Mr. Robot


Empathy or gullibility, take your pick.
— “eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z.” Mr. Robot

I’ve always found doors fascinating inventions. They hold the entry to unlimited imagination. Before you open any door, a world filled with possibilities sits right behind it. And it isn’t until you open it they are realized. Such potential they bring to our minds. And yet a lock stopped you from all of that. How lazy.
— “eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z.” Mr. Robot

Season 2

I’ve always found doors fascinating inventions. They hold the entry to unlimited imagination. Before you open any door, a world filled with possibilities sits right behind it. And it isn’t until you open it they are realized. Such potential they bring to our minds. And yet a lock stopped you from all of that. How lazy.
eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z.” Mr. Robot

Empathy or gullibility, take your pick.
eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z.” Mr. Robot

Defeats can still be profitable.
“eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z.” Mr. Robot


[…] do you want to be here right now? […] I don’t mean like, here-here, but I mean here in a cosmic sense, bro. Like, existence could be beautiful, or it could be ugly, but that’s on you. […] Dream. You got to find out the future you’re fighting for. Sometimes you got to close your eyes and really envision that shit, bro. If you like it, then it’s beautiful. If you don’t? Then you might as well fade the f— out right now.

— “eps2.2_init_1.asec” Mr. Robot


The only way to patch a vulnerability is by exposing it first. […] The flip side being that exposing a vulnerability leaves you open for an exploit.

—  “ eps2.2_init_1.asec.” Mr. Robot


Annihilation is always the answer. We destroy parts of ourselves every day. We photoshop our warts away. We edit the parts we hate about ourselves, modify the parts we think people hate. We curate our identity, carve it, distil it. […] Annihilation is all we are.

—  “eps2.2_init_1.asec” Mr. Robot


The hard part would be after, not the during or before.

—  “eps2.2_init_1.asec” Mr. Robot


A guy walks up to a woman at a bar. He flirts with her. He makes small talk, but the woman insists she isn’t gonna go home with him. Guy says, ‘What if I offer you a million dollars to sleep with me? The woman’s never had a million dollars in her life. She stops and considers the offer very seriously. The guy changes his mind, says, “What if I change my offer to a dollar instead?’ Woman is aghast. ‘What kind of woman do you think I am?’ Guy says, ‘We already figured that out, now we’re just negotiating.’

— “eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc.” Mr. Robot


How do I take off a mask when it stops being a mask? When it’s as much a part of me as I am.
— “eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc” Mr. Robot


Season 1

Is any of it real? […] Synthetic emotions in the form of pills, psychological warfare in the form of advertising, mind-altering chemicals in the form of food, brainwashing seminars in the form of media, controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks. Real? You want to talk about reality? We haven’t lived anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century. We turned it off, took our the batteries, snacked on a bag of GMOs while we tossed the remnants in the ever expanding dumpster of human condition. […] We live in a kingdom of bullshit.
—  “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi” Mr. Robot


Word of advice: Don’t talk your way out of a compliment.
—  “eps1.9_zer0-day.avi” Mr. Robot


The concept of waiting bewilders me. There are always deadlines, there are always ticking clocks. That’s why you must manage your time.

— “eps1.6_wh1ter0se.m4v” Mr. Robot


Everyday we change the world, but to change the world in a way that means anything, that takes more time than most people have. It never happens all at once. It’s slow. It’s methodical. It’s exhausting. We don’t all have the stomach for it.
—  “eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv” Mr. Robot


I’ve never found it hard to hack most people. If you listen to them, watch them, their vulnerabilities are like a neon sign screwed into their heads.
— “eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv” Mr. Robot


People are all just people, right? When it gets down to it, everyone’s the same. The love something; they want something; they fear something. Specifics help, but specifics don’t change the way that everyone is vulnerable.
—  “eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv” Mr. Robot


“I look around, same shit, different day. The lighting, the furniture, even the sounds, always the same. I’m on a loop, and it won’t stop unless my life does.”
—  “eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4.” Mr. Robot


‘What is it about society that disappoints you so much?’ Oh I don’t know. Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man, even when we knew he made billions off the backs of the children? Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit. The world itself’s just one big hoax. Spamming each other with our running commentary of bullshit masquerading as insight, our social media faking as intimacy. Or is it that we voted for this? Not with our rigged elections, but with our things, our property, our money. I’m not saying anything new. We all know why we do this, not because Hunger Games makes us happy but because we wanna be sedated. Because it’s painful not to pretend, because we’re cowards. F— Society.
— “Eps1.0_hellofriend.mov.” Mr. Robot

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