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Ghost (Character)
from The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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Enter the Matrix (2003) (VG)
Ghost: What if they don't find us?
Niobe: They will.
Ghost: How do you know?
Niobe: I just know.
Ghost: What do you think will happen after that?
Niobe: I don't know. I've got a feeling this is going to be one hell of a ride.

Keymaker: [Shows a key on a chain] It's a very special key meant only for The One. Will you bring it to him?
Ghost: What does it unlock?
Keymaker: The future.

Ghost: It's nice to have something to look forward to.
Niobe: Indeed it is.

Ghost: I've always said that when I die, let it be for something, and not of something.
Niobe: Amen.

Trinity: When are we going to find you a girlfriend?
Ghost: Like Augustine, I'm dedicated to a higher purpose.
Trinity: What's that?
Ghost: Ononism.
Trinity: Is that why so many saints are blind?
Ghost: Celibacy is a hands-on job.

[after plugging out from saving Morpheus]
Sparks: Ghost, can you help me out here? She promised and you heard her. Jack in, find the One, jack out. End of story.
Ghost: What happened?
Niobe: It's Morpheus. He just called.
Sparks: He says he needs your help. Can you imagine what that means? Our help? He's got Neo, why does he need you? I know you're both listening to me about as much as you're listening to this pole here, so I'll just tell you what I think. I think you just spent eight of your nine lives getting out of there, and if you turn around and go right back in, I don't think you're just pushing your luck, I don't think you're crazy... I think you have a death wish! A major, full-on Bronson! Since your lives obviously mean nothing to you, I ask you... try to think about something that does have meaning... Namely my life.
Ghost: Shut up, Sparks!
Sparks: [pause after losing] Yeah, sure, why not.
[walks away]
Ghost: It's your call Captain.

Sparks: You OK?
Niobe: Man, reality can be a bitch.
Ghost: Tell me about it.
Sparks: You want a shot? Dr. Fellgood can fix you up.
Niobe: Right now, all I want to know is what's on that disk.

Oracle: You must be Ghost?
Ghost: Who are you?
Oracle: I am the Oracle.
Ghost: If that's true, then what's my response to that postulate?
Oracle: Truth is an event, and only through experience can the veracity of a truth be verified.
Ghost: William James.

Niobe: Sparks, the exit. Tell me it's close!
Sparks: Maintenance phone on the roof. The phone is behind the roof-access door.
Ghost: [groans] Uh, thanks Sparks. Couldn't it have been on the ground floor?

Sparks: Think about something that does have meaning... my life.
Ghost: Shut up, Sparks!
Sparks: [pause] Yeah, sure, why not.

[Ghost leaves after he talks with the Oracle]
Ghost: Thank you.
Oracle: [about Trinity] Ghost, you still love her, don't you?
Ghost: As much as she loves another.
Oracle: That is a hard path to walk.
Ghost: Nietzsche said it best "One must want nothing to be different-not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not only bear what is necessary, but to love it."
Oracle: Armor fati. You're a good man, Ghost. If somehow we do survive, if the path does continue, I hope it is made by others like you.

Ghost: When she makes up her mind, you have one choice. Go with her or get the hell out of her way.

[Niobe, Ghost and Axel are at the subway]
Ghost: All right, Axel. That's your dust-off.
Axel: You know, there's a lot of guys that wouldn't have done what you did. I thank you for it.
Niobe: You would have.
Ghost: It was that, or kill you.
Axel: I'm just glad fate brought you to the airport.
Niobe: I'm not sure you'll agree with that tomorrow. Just tell Soren midnight. He'll know the place.
Axel: Okay.

Persephone: If you kiss me as if you were kissing your true love, I'll tell you where your friend is.
Ghost: I could beat it out of you.
Persephone: I like the sound of that, too. But a kiss will do.

[Before Niobe and Ghost plug in to the Matrix to get the package]
Ghost: We've scouted the post office.
Niobe: Is the drop still clean?
Ghost: Niobe, this won't be easy.
Niobe: Thadeus was my friend. I knew him. He never used a drop before. He didn't trust them. Whatever is in that box cost Thadeus his life and the lives of his crew. And I have a feeling if we don't get to it first, it's going to cost us a whole lot more. So, are you red or blue on this?
Ghost: You know me, Niobe. It's not a choice. It's a way of life.

Sparks: Because I know how valued my opinion is on this ship, I won't bother to tell you that I think it's insane for you not to wait for a support team. And for the record, when I cart your bodies back to Zion, do you prefer cremation or the gardens?
Ghost: Sparks, your faith in us remains a source of personal inspiration.
Sparks: Well, I am what I am and I do what I can.
Niobe: Then, can you shut up and hit the button?
Sparks: Your wish, oh Captain, my Captain, is my keystroke, colon, double backlash, execute, command.

[after Cain and Abel stole the key meant for Neo]
Keymaker: You must stop them! They'll ruin everything!
Niobe: What is so important about that key?
Keymaker: The key is integral to the path of the One.
Ghost: Why don't you just make another one?
Keymaker: Once it is used, it cannot be used again! They will bring about the end of everything!

Niobe: Why do you do that?
Ghost: Do what?
Niobe: Check your guns.
Ghost: You never know.
Niobe: This is a program, they're loaded the same every time.
Ghost: Hume teaches us that no matter how many times you drop a stone and it falls to the floor, you never know what'll happen the next time you drop it. It might fall to the floor, but then again it might float to the ceiling. Past experience never proves the future.
Niobe: So...?
Ghost: So, you never know.

[after Niobe and Ghost enter the meeting spot in the sewers]
Corrupt: They're waiting.
Ghost: Has everyone arrived?
Corrupt: All but the Nebuchadnezzar.
Niobe: Figures. Anything for an entrance.

Sparks: Oh, I can't watch this...
[Calls Ghost's cell-phone during the Freeway Scene]
Ghost: Yeah... I can't hear you!
Sparks: I said "Can I have your personal processing unit?"

[In Ghost's personal Zen Garden program. Ghost gets distracted after Trinity throws a stone at him]
Trinity: You call that concentration?
Ghost: I didn't think you'd have the guts to come back here after the last ass-whipping I gave you.
Trinity: That, dear brother, was an act of pure mercy after having beaten you now... How many times? Gee, I guess I lost count when it hit double digits.
Ghost: That, dear sister, was typical coddling with members of my sex must bestow upon members of your sex to cajole them into playing.
[Ghost grins]
Trinity: Oh, yeah. That's it. You've done it again. You'll eat those words and half the rocks in this garden!
[Throws a stone at Ghost, who catches it in front of his face]
Ghost: Come on, Trin. Make me!

Trinity: Ghost, can I ask you a serious question?
Ghost: Of course
Trinity: Do you believe that Neo is going to end the war?
Ghost: Yes. I do.
Trinity: So do I. But I can't explain how or why.
Ghost: Kierkegaard reminds us that belief has nothing to do with how or why. Belief is beyond reason. I believe because it is absurd.
Trinity: You think it's crazy to believe it?
Ghost: To believe what? That a single man can stop an entire race of machines, and end a war that has endured for over a hundred years? Of course! It's complete lunacy. And that's why we must believe it will happen. Faith by its very nature must transcend logic.

[after seeing a picture of thousands of Sentinals coming at them]
Ghost: Sparks, I want the ship's guns online right now.
[Walks off]
Sparks: Oh When? When will it end?

Niobe: Why do you always do it?
Ghost: What?
Niobe: Check your guns. They're always loaded the same way.
Ghost: Hume teaches us that past experiences don't affect the future. If you throw a stone, a hundred times it can fall down, yet once it may fly up.

Oracle: I can tell you that I only remember bits and pieces of my past. I don't remember your face, but I remember your heart. You asked me one question, if she would ever love you? I told you, only as a friend, as her brother. Yes, I remember that smile. I recall asking what you were thinking, but I can't remember what you said.
Ghost: I thanked you.
Oracle: Why?
Ghost: Because I felt freed.
Oracle: From what?
Ghost: Expectation.


The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Ghost: Well it's nice to have something to look forward to.
Niobe: Indeed it is.