These Iconic Quotes From The Matrix Make Philosophical Instagram Captions

With the long-rumored and only recently confirmed The Matrix Resurrections finally coming out this Dec. 22, we're more than just a little excited.

It's been more than 20 years since The Matrix originally was released back in 1999, but the film's lasting legacy (and the hundreds of copies and parodies) has made it timeless and just as relevant as ever. If you love the film as much as we do, keep reading for the iconic The Matrix quotes that also work as incredible Instagram captions.

For when you're watching The Matrix:

"Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You'll have to see it for yourself."


The Matrix: Morpheus in red chair

(The Matrix via Warner Bros. Pictures)


For the pic of you taking steps to start steering the direction of your life:

"I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life."



For setting off on a big and potentially scary adventure:

"Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye bye."



For when you splurge on that thing you've really been wanting and you have zero regrets:

"To deny our impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.."



For when you're being dramatic with your bestie:

"You can't be dead. You can't be, because I love you."


The Matrix: Trinity in phonebooth

(The Matrix via Warner Bros. Pictures)


For when you've planned where you want to go, but haven't taken that first step yet:

"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path."



For showing off your new black belt:

"I know kung fu."


The Matrix: Morpheus and Neo doing kung fu

(The Matrix via Warner Bros. Pictures)


For when you're planning a major change in your life to right what feels wrong:

"What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've 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."



For when you're feeling stuck and plotting your way out:

"I must get out of here. I must get free, and in this mind is the key—my key!"

-Agent Smith

The Matrix: Agent Smith interrogation

(The Matrix via Warner Bros. Pictures)


For when you're being technical about things:

"If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain."



For that epic fresh start in your life:

"I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin."


The Matrix: Neo reflected in Morpheus's sunglasses taking pill

(The Matrix via Warner Bros. Pictures)


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