We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
—Edward R. Murrow, Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
You know what the problem is? The fences aren’t just round the farm. They’re up here, in you heads. There’s a better place out there, somewhere beyond that hill, and it has wide open places, and lots of trees and grass. Can you imagine that? Cool, green grass. —Ginger, Chicken Run (2000)
The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all, or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom, except the freedom to act irresponsibly.
—Klaatu, The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The first night’s the toughest, no doubt about it. They march you in naked as the day you were born, skin burning and half blind from that delousing shit they throw on you, and when they put you in that cell—and those bars slam home—that’s when you know it’s for real. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it.
—Red, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)