Top 50 Quotes From Mr. Robot, Season 1, Episode 1

- sources close to the FBI have confirmed the hacks were, in part, tied to Colby's terminal.
Elliot: It's happening.
- It's happening. It's happening. It's happening.
- It's happening. It's happening.
- It's happening. It's happening.

Ollie: Look bud, you and Angela have been close for a long time, and that's even more reason why I want us to be on good terms. I just, I feel like things have been awkward between us, don't you?
Elliot: I'm ok with it being awkward between us.

[first lines]
Elliot: Hello, friend. Hello, friend? That's lame. Maybe I should give you a name. But that's a slippery slope. You're only in my head. We have to remember that.

Mr. Robot: Hey, you like Ferris wheels? Ah, it's beautiful. It gets better the higher up you go, you know. I love it up here. You like it?
Elliot: I'm here to tell you I'm turning you in. I'm giving them all the information.
Mr. Robot: Let me tell you why you're really here. You're here because you sense something wrong with the world. Something you can't explain. But, you know it controls you and everyone you care about What are you talking about? Money. Money hasn't been real since we got off the gold standard. It's become virtual. Software, the operating system of our world. And, Elliot, we are on the verge of taking down this virtual reality. Think about it. What if you could take down one conglomerate? A conglomerate so deeply entrenched in the world's economy that "too big to fail" doesn't even come close to describing it?
Elliot: You wanna create another financial meltdown like the one we just had, but way worse. Yeah, why would I want that? Everyone would lose their money.
Mr. Robot: What if I told you that this conglomerate just so happens to own 70% of the global consumer credit industry, huh? If we hit their data center just right we could systematically format all the servers, including backup.
Elliot: That would erase...
Mr. Robot: All the debt we owe them. Every record of every credit card, loan, and mortgage would be wiped clean. It'd be impossible to reinforce outdated paper records. It'd all be gone. The single, biggest incident of wealth redistribution in history.

Elliot: Nineteen days.
- No news. No arrest.
- No revolution.
- No FBI, Colby, evil corp.

Elliot: That's what you're wrong about Rohit. I don't give a shit about money.
Mr. Robot: Exciting times in the world.
Elliot: Gotta go. Big meeting today.
Elliot: I'm good at reading people. My secret. I see the worst in people.
Elliot: Something about him bugs me. Scratching the part of my mind again but I'll hack him soon enough. I always do.

- Go ahead.
- Sir, go on in.
- Sir, go on in.

Elliot: E Corp, the largest conglomerate in the world, they're so big, they're literally everywhere. A perfect monster of modern society. The E might as well stand for Evil. In fact, after a thorough, intensive self-reprogramming, that's all my mind hears, sees or reads when they pop up in my world. Evil Corp.

Krista: And what is it about society that disappoints you so much?
Elliot: Oh, I don't know. Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children?... Or maybe it's that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit. The world itself's just one big hoax. Spamming each other with our burning commentary *bullshit* masquerading as insight. Our social media faking as intimacy. Or is it that we voted for this. Not with our rigged elections but with our things, our property, our money. I'm not saying anything new, we all know we do this, not because "Hunger Games" books make us happy, but because we want to be sedated. Because it's painful not to pretend because we're cowards... F - - society.

Elliot: I'm good at reading people. My secret , I look for the worst in them.

- Then we're going to Brooklyn.
- Out by coney island.
- What's there?
- Obviously, you're gonna ask a lot of questions.
- It's weird what you're doing right now. I get it.
- But... I can't tell you anything until we get there.

Elliot: Elliot. Just a tech.

Elliot: [My secret: I look for the worst in them]

- I'm not on Facebook.
- What? Why not?
- 'Cause I hate Facebook.
- That's crazy.
- Well, you wanna do these together, then?
- Pure Molly.

- It's not... it wouldn't have been secure.
- If someone terminaled in on this.
- It was...
- The smarter move to have someone come in so they can log in on a secure line.
- Exactly.
- Then, Lloyd was able to...
- Just_ just, actually, uh... just one second.

Elliot: Hello friend.

- I like you, flipper.
- You're cool.
Elliot: I never wanna be right about my hacks, but people always find a way to disappoint.
- Michael Hansen now gets filed away among the others.
- Forever buried in my digital cemetery.

- She won't respond to any of my texts or emails.
- Then, go to her in person.
- Tell her you need to talk.
- Communication is key, Elliot.
- Real human interaction.
- That's what's important for you right now.

Ollie: Look, bud, you and Angela have been close for a long time and that's even more reason why I want us to be on good terms. I just, I feel like things have been awkward between us, don't you?
Elliot: I'm okay with it being awkward between us.

- because I can't sit here and look through a packet for the next 20 minutes.
- All right? Just who did this?
- Is it that hard?
- Who did this?
- I found the configuration file of the rootkit with a pattern of ip addresses.
- Once you decrypt it, you'll know where the hack came from.

- Will ya... will ya go?
Elliot: Hey! Go! Go, will ya?
- Come on. Hey.
- Can I borrow your phone?
- Mine's dead.
- I need to call my mom.
- Thank you.

- Her radar needs fixing.
- I'll know if you skip any detail.
- So don't.
- And one more thing.
- I'm gonna need something from you.
- Come on.

- There's a powerful group of people out there that are secretly running the world.
- I'm talking about the guys no one knows about.
- The guys that are invisible.
- The top one percent of the top one percent.
- The guys that play god without permission.
- And now I think they're following me.

[last lines]
Elliot: Please, tell me you are seeing this, too.

- Sent him to jail.
- He dies five years later.
- My respect goes with him.
- I thought he was free doing what he did, but he wasn't.
- He was in prison.
- Just like you are now, Elliot.
- But I'm gonna break you out.

Elliot: If it weren't for Qwerty, I'd be completely empty.

Tyrell: Bonsoir, Elliot.

Elliot: Sometimes I dream of saving the world. Saving everyone from the invisible hand, the one that brands us with an employee badge, the one the forces us to work for them, the one that controls us every day without us knowing it. But I can't stop it. I'm not that special. I'm just anonymous. I'm just alone.

Lloyd: Dude, someone is straight up fingerblasting their entire network right now.

Elliot: Fuck society.

- You know, it's good that you're...
- ._dafing. [Sighs]
- Um... well, see you on Monday.
- We can do movie night next time.
- I promise. Okay? [Softly] Yeah.
- Have fun.

- Sir, step inside the car.
- Sir.
- Step inside the vehicle now.

- This is about last night.
- I should've gone to
- Angela's birthday party.
- Instead, I went to...
- Woman: Hey, Ron.
- There you are.

Elliot: It's good. So good, it scratched that part of my mind! Part that doesn't allow good to exist without a condition.

- That'll come later. Right now...
- You have a lot to think about.
- You have to change this .dat file, okay?
- But put Colby's ip in there.
- You do that, you'll have set in motion the largest revolution the world will ever see.

Tyrell: So I see you're running Gnome. You know, I'm actually on KDE myself. I know this desktop environment is supposed to be better but, you know what they say. Old habits, they die hard.

Elliot: It's good. So good, it scratched that part of my mind. The part that doesn't allow good to exist without a condition.

- 56y2.
- Sure.
Man: How 'bout you two? Huh?
- You guys got any spare change?
- Help me out? Homes are expensive, guys. Come on.
- 306, hawthorne.
- Thank you. Thank you.

Elliot: The backup server up and running?
Man: It's ready, but it's not configured for auto switch.
Elliot: We need to redirect the traffic. We need to switch dns.
- You got this. You got this. You got this.
Gideon: No, this is impossible.
- You got this. You got this.
Gideon: It's almost at the bad server.

- Don't ever make decisions when you're on morphine.
- Instagram check-in for krista at Pierre loti.
- Okay, Michael Hansen. Time to find out who you really are.

- And the ownership history before that's sparse to non-existent.
- This guy's good.
- Very good.
- Doesn't matter.
- Their arcade network's ip is in the .dat file.
- That'll be enough to turn them in.

Angela: What's a rootkit?
Lloyd: It's like a crazy serial rapist with a very big dick.

[Softly] Okay.
Elliot: Did you start smoking again?
- Did you not get my texts last night?
- Isentyou exactly 13 of them.
- Yeah, sorry. I couldn't make it.
- You promised me that you were gonna try this time.

Mr. Robot: My dad was a... petty thief. Never could hold down a job, so, he just robbed. Convenience stores, shops, small-time stuff. One time, he sat me down, he told me something I never forgot. He said, "Everyone steals. That's how it works. You think people out there are getting exactly what they deserve? No. They're getting paid over or under, but someone in the chain always gets bamboozled. I steal, Son, but I don't get caught. That's my contract with society. Now if you can *catch* me stealing, then I'll go to jail, but if you can't, then I've earned the money." I respected that, man. I thought that shit was cool as a little kid. A few years after that, they finally caught him. Sent him to jail. Dies five years later. My respect goes with him. I thought he was free doing what he did, but he wasn't. He was in prison. Just like you are now, Elliot. But I'm gonna break you out.

Elliot: Am I crazy not to like this guy? Among some of his facebook likes are George W. Bush's Decision Points, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, and the music of Josh Groban. Must I really justify myself any further?

Elliot: I understand what it's like to be different. I'm very different too. I mean, I don't jerk off to little kids, but I don't know how to talk to people.

Elliot: What I wouldn't give to be normal. To live in that bubble. Reality of the naive.

- Gideon,
- I promise I'll find them.

Krista: What is it about society that disappoints you so much?
Elliot: [tense music] Oh, i don't know. Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man, when when we knew he made billions off the backs of children? Or maybe it's that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit. the world itself's just a big hoax. Spamming with our running commentary of bullshit masquerading as insight, our social media faking as intimacy. Or is it that we voted for this? Not with our rigged elections, but with our things, our property, our money. I'm not saying anything new. We all know why we do this, not because Hunger Games books make us happy but because we wanna be sedated. Because it's painful not to pretend, because we're cowards. F society.

- He's online with them, but so far, nothing.
[Quietly] I don't think that Lloyd can handle this.
- Look, Gideon just put me on this account.
- I can't screw up in my first week. I need you.
- Please?
- I'll be right there.