MORPHEUS: We are trained in this world to accept only what is rational and logical. Have you ever wondered why?
Neo shakes his head.
MORPHEUS: As children, we do not separate the possible from the impossible which is why the younger a mind is the easier it is to free while a mind like yours can be very difficult.
NEO: Free from what?
MORPHEUS: From the Matrix.
Neo looks at his eyes, but only sees a reflection of himself.
MORPHEUS: Do you want to know what it is, Neo?
Neo swallows and shakes his head.
MORPHEUS: It's that feeling that you have had all your life. That feeling that something was wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad, driving you to me. But what is it?
The leather creaks as he leans back.
MORPHEUS: The Matrix is everywhere, it's all around us, even here in this room. You can see it out your window, or on your television. You feel it when you go to work, or go to church or pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
THE HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE:
"...the objective world does not exist, at least the way we are accustomed to believing. What is "out there" is a vast ocean of waves and frequencies, and reality looks concrete to us only because our brains are able to take this holographic blur and convert it into the sticks and stones and other familiar objects that make up our world."
The Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot (page 54)
NEO: What truth?
MORPHEUS: That you are a slave, Neo. That you, like everyone else, was born into bondage......kept inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for your mind.
Outside, the wind batters a loose pane of glass.
MORPHEUS: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
MORPHEUS: Hold out your hands.
In Neo's right hand, Morpheus drops a red pill.
MORPHEUS: This is your last chance. After this, there is no going back.
In his left hand, a blue pill.
MORPHEUS: You take the blue pill, and the story ends. You wake up in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.
The pills in his open hands are reflected in the glasses.
MORPHEUS: You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Neo feels the smooth skin of the capsules , with the moisture growing in his palms.
MORPHEUS: Remember that all I am offering is the truth. Nothing more.
Neo opens his mouth and swallows the red pill. The Cheshire smile returns.
MORPHEUS: Follow me.