Agent Smith Quotes in The Matrix (1999)


Agent Smith Quotes:

  • Agent Smith: I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

  • Agent Smith: Never send a human to do a machine's job.

  • Agent Smith: Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.

  • Agent Smith: You hear that Mr. Anderson?... That is the sound of inevitability... It is the sound of your death... Goodbye, Mr. Anderson...

    Neo: My name... is Neo.

  • Agent Smith: We're willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start. All that we're asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice.

    Neo: Yeah. Well, that sounds like a pretty good deal. But I think I may have a better one. How about, I give you the finger

    [He does]

    Neo: and you give me my phone call.

  • Agent Smith: It seems that you've been living two lives. One life, you're Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company. You have a social security number, pay your taxes, and you... help your landlady carry out her garbage. The other life is lived in computers, where you go by the hacker alias "Neo" and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of them does not.

  • Neo: Yeah. That sounds like a really good deal. But I got a better one. How about... I give you the finger... and you give me my phone call?

    Agent Smith: Mr. Anderson... you disappoint me.

    Neo: You can't scare me with this Gestapo crap. I know my rights. I want my phone call.

    Agent Smith: Tell me, Mr. Anderson... what good is a phone call... if you're unable to speak?

  • Agent Smith: I hate this place. This zoo. This prison. This reality, whatever you want to call it, I can't stand it any longer. It's the smell, if there is such a thing. I feel saturated by it. I can taste your stink and every time I do, I fear that I've somehow been infected by it.

  • Agent Smith: You're empty.

    Neo: So are you.

  • Agent Smith: Lieutenant, you were given specific orders.

    Lieutenant: I'm just doing my job. You give me that "juris-my-dick-tion" crap... you can cram it up your ass.

  • Agent Smith: The great Morpheus. We meet at last.

    Morpheus: And you are?

    Agent Smith: A Smith. Agent Smith.

    Morpheus: You all look the same to me.

  • Agent Smith: As you can see, we've had our eye on you for some time now, Mr. Anderson.

  • [Agent Smith has shot Neo with several bullets]

    Agent Smith: Check him.

    [Agent Brown feels Neo's pulse]

    Agent Brown: He's gone.

    Agent Smith: Good bye, Mr Anderson.

  • Lieutenant: I think we can handle one little girl. I sent two units, they're bringing her down now.

    Agent Smith: No lieutenant, your men are already dead.

  • Agent Brown: She got out.

    Agent Smith: Doesn't matter.

    Agent Brown: The informant is real.

    Agent Smith: Yes.

    Agent Jones: We have the name of their next target.

    Agent Brown: The name is Neo.

    Agent Smith: We'll need a search running.

    Agent Jones: It has already begun.

  • Agent Smith: I'm going to enjoy watching you die, Mr. Anderson.

  • Agent Smith: Find them and destroy them

  • Agent Smith: Dammit.

    Agent Brown: The trace was completed.

    Agent Jones: We have their position.

    Agent Brown: Sentinels are standing by.

    Agent Jones: Order the strike.

    Agent Smith: They are not out yet.

  • Agent Smith: Never send a human to do a machine's job.

    Agent Brown: If, indeed, the insider has failed, they'll sever the connection as soon as possible. Unless...

    Agent Jones: ...they're dead. In either case...

    Agent Smith: ...we have no choice but to continue as planned. Deploy the sentinels. Immediately.

  • Agent Smith: But, as you well know, appearances can be deceiving, which brings me back to the reason why we're here. We're not here because we're free. We're here because we're not free. There is no escaping reason; no denying purpose. Because as we both know, without purpose, we would not exist.

    [Several Agent Smith Clones walk in]

    Agent Smith Clone 1: It is purpose that created us.

    Agent Smith Clone 2: Purpose that connects us.

    Agent Smith Clone 3: Purpose that pulls us.

    Agent Smith Clone 4: That guides us.

    Agent Smith Clone 5: That drives us.

    Agent Smith Clone 6: It is purpose that defines us.

    Agent Smith Clone 7: Purpose that binds us.

    Agent Smith: We are here because of you, Mr Anderson. We're here to take from you what you tried to take from us.

    [Attempts to copy himself into Neo]

    Agent Smith: Purpose.

  • Agent Smith: I killed you, Mr. Anderson. I watched you die... with a certain satisfaction, I might add. Then something happened. something that I knew was impossible, but it happened anyway. You destroyed me, Mr. Anderson. After that, I understood the rules, I knew what I was supposed to do, but I didn't. I couldn't. I was compelled to stay, compelled to disobey. And now, here I stand because of you, Mr. Anderson. Because of you, I'm no longer an Agent of this system. Because of you, I've changed. I'm unplugged. A new man, so to speak. Like you, apparently, free.

    Neo: Congratulations.

    Agent Smith: Thank you.

  • Agent Smith: [to Neo] Still using all the muscles except the one that matters?

  • Agent Thompson: You.

    Agent Smith: Yes, me.

    [turns Thompson into another Smith]

    Agent Smith: Me... me... me...

    Agent Smith Clone: Me too.

  • Agent Smith: The best thing about being me... There are so many "me"s.

    [All the doors open, lots of Smith clones step out]

  • Bane: Oh God.

    Agent Smith: Smith will suffice.

  • Agent Smith: I want everything.

    Morpheus: Would that include a bullet from this gun?

  • Agent Smith: [echoing] It is inevitable.

  • [to Morpheus]

    Agent Smith: If you can't beat us...

    Agent Smith Clone: ...join us.

  • Agent Smith: I'm looking for Neo.

    Corrupt: Never heard of him.

    Agent Smith: I have something for him, a gift. You see, he set me free...

    [Hands over a small envelope through slit in door]

    Corrupt: Fine, whatever. Now, piss off.

  • Agent Smith: Mr. Anderson, welcome back. Surprised to see me?

    Neo: No.

    Agent Smith: Then you're aware of it?

    Neo: Of what?

    Agent Smith: Our connection.

  • Agent Smith: You look surprised to see me, again, Mr. Anderson. That's the difference between us. I've been *expecting* you.

  • Agent Smith: Mister Anderson, you look surprised to see me, again.

  • [after Neo has just defeated three Agents]

    Agent Smith: That went as expected...

    Agent Smith Clone: Yes.

    Agent Smith: It's all happening exactly as before...

    Agent Smith Clone: Well, not exactly...

    [Agent Smith Clone smiles]

  • Agent Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why, why? Why do you do it? Why, why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting... for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although... only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can't win. It's pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?

    Neo: Because I choose to.

  • Agent Smith: Wait. I've seen this. I stand here, right here, and I'm supposed to say something. I say, "Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo."


    Agent Smith: What? What did I just say?

  • Oracle: The great and powerful Oracle. We meet at last. I suppose you've been expecting me, right? The all-knowing Oracle is never surprised. How can she be, she knows everything. But If that's true, then why is she here? If she knew I was coming, why didn't she leave?

    [sweeps plate of cookies off table]

    Agent Smith: Maybe you knew I was going to do that, maybe you didn't. If you did, that means you baked those cookies and set that plate right there deliberately, purposefully. Which means you're sitting there also deliberately, purposefully.

    Oracle: What did you do with Sati?

    Agent Smith/Sati: Cookies need love like everything does.

    Oracle: You are a bastard, you know that?

    Agent Smith/Seraph: You would know, Mom.

  • Agent Smith: Mr. Anderson. Welcome back, we missed you.

    [Agent Smith pauses and looks around at the multitude of clones he has created]

    Agent Smith: Like what I've done with the place?

    Neo: It ends tonight.

    Agent Smith: I know it does, I've seen it. That's why the rest of me is just going to enjoy the show because we already know that I'm the one that beats you.

  • Agent Smith: Get away from me!

    Neo: What are you afraid of?

    Agent Smith: It's a trick.

    Neo: You were right Smith. You're always right. It was inevitable.

  • Agent Smith: Can you feel it Mr. Anderson? Closing in on you? Oh I can, I really should thank you after all. It was, after all, it was your life that taught me the purpose of all life. The purpose of life is to end.

  • Agent Smith: This is my world! My world!

  • Agent Smith: [as he and his clones are about to explode] Oh, no no no no... no, it's not fair!

  • Sati: [frightened] He's following us...

    Agent Smith: [opens door] Well, well, it's been a long time.

    [to Seraph]

    Agent Smith: I remember chasing you is like chasing a ghost.

    Seraph: I have beaten you before.

    Agent Smith: Yes, but as you can see, things are a little different now.

    [Smith clones begin to file in. The Smith who has been speaking squats down in front of Sati and speaks to her]

    Agent Smith: And you must be the last Exile.

    Sati: The Oracle told me about you.

    Agent Smith: Oh, really?


    Agent Smith: What did she say about me?

    Sati: That you are a bad man.

    Agent Smith: Oh, I'm not so bad... once you get to know me...

    [more Smiths file in]

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