My husband and I have a tradition now that started nearly 10 years ago now, after the movie V for Vendetta came out (alas, we were not the cool kids who knew about the comic from its inception). Every 5th of November (when we remember, ha), we watch the movie.
Since today is the 5th, I thought that today’s quotes should represent the theme of the movie- freedom!
Some of these are V for Vendetta quotes, and others are quotes about freedom that I just happen to like. Enjoy!
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
–Evelyn Beatrice Hall (often attributed to Voltaire)
“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.”
― James Baldwin
“A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.”
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
― C.S. Lewis
“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
“Equality and freedom are not luxuries to lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining.”
― Alan Moore
“Vi veri universum vivus vici.
By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe.”
― Aleister Crowley
“We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.”
–Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
― Henry David Thoreau
Quote Me Thursday Link Up
Now it’s your turn! Link up your book posts to Quote Me Thursday!
Remember, you can link up any book-related post and as many as you want!
As always, I will feature my favorite link-up and by linking up, you agree to receive Quote Me Thursday reminders and have your post shared on Daily Mayo. I will also pin all link-ups to the new Quote Me Thursday Pinterest board (send me your e-mail or Pinterest ID if you want to be added as a contributor).
Last week, I really enjoyed reading Leila’s post on spoilers, and Tiffany’s post on book boyfriends. But my absolute favorite had to be from Amy from Books and Crannies, who included one of my favorite quotes from Charlotte Bronte.
Will you be next week’s feature?
1. Links must be book or quote-related (reviews, quotes, book lists, author interviews, whatever!).
2. Link to your blog-specific URL, not your home page.
3. Visit some of the other posts and have some fun!
4. Use the hashtag #quotemethursday when sharing this link-up!
P.S. If you’re doing NANOWRIMO this year, then you might find these writing tips helpful!