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                                                                  I know of no reason
                                                          Why the Gunpowder treason
                                                               Should ever be forgot!

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It is strange that my life should end in such a terrible place, but for three years I had roses and apologised to nobody. I shall die here. Every inch of me shall perish… Except one. An inch. It is small and fragile and it’s the only thing in the world that’s worth having. We must never lose it or sell it or give it away. We must never let them take it from us. I don’t know who you are but I hope you escape this place. I hope that the world turns and things get better and that one day people have roses again. I don’t know who you are but I love you. I love you.

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“But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them… but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it… ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love… And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man… A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.” | V For Vendetta (2005)