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our desires being often

13 April 2011 no comment

Because I need to remember this.

“All of our lives we have fought this war. Tonight I believe we can end it. Tonight is not an accident. There are no accidents. We have not come here by chance. I do not believe in chance when I see three objectives; three captains; three ships. I do not see coincidence, I see providence. I see purpose. I believe it is our fate to be here. It is our destiny. I believe this night holds for each and every one of us the very meaning of our lives…. What is it, Niobe?”

“I can’t help it, Morpheus, I can’t help thinking – what if you’re wrong? What if all this – the prophecy, everything – is bullshit?”

“Then tomorrow we may all be dead, but how would that be different from any other day? This is a war, and we are soldiers. Death can come for us at any time, in any place…. Now consider the alternative. What if I am right? What if the prophecy is true? What if tomorrow the war could be over? Isn’t that worth fighting for? Isn’t that worth dying for?”

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