I saw something last night I can’t explain.
—Roy Neary, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The excitement of not knowing. The delights of uncertainty.
—Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen (2009)
I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is
telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize?
Ignorance is bliss.
—Cypher, The Matrix (1999)
There’s always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they Do Not Know about it! —Kay, Men in Black (1997)
Ignorance brings chaos
—Lucy, Lucy (2014)
Such is the nature of evil. Out there in the vast ignorance of the world it festers and spreads.
—Thranduil, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)