“Ideas are bullet proof”
– V for Vendetta
It’s been one of those week’s when I feel lulled by “writer’s block”. Though this term does not exist in my lexicon. But, I really struggled to get a post going this week. I am now just glad it finally came through, though. 🙂
V for Vendetta and B for Bullet Proof Ideas
It was a stunning, sunny morning in the mountains that you just witnessed above. Over a piping hot breakfast with my 23 year-old; I shared with her the quote on the frame that I had come across. That’s when she described the back story behind the quote.
So here are bits about, “Ideas are bullet proof” that I learned from her. Some I also researched on the internet.
This quote is from the movie and the book, V is for Vendetta.
V for Vendetta, the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd is set in an imagined dystopian United Kingdom which is limping out of a nuclear war and is being ruled by a fascist party that has eliminated all its rivals and established a police state. In this near-future dystopian society, an anarchist, V inciting a revolution recruits a TV network employee, while a detective seeks his true identity.
The main protagonist, called ‘V’, is a masked, anarchist revolutionary who targets this government in an attempt to bring it down.
“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.” – V
The masked V, always anonymous declares himself to be an idea with all power and possibility.
What does the Quote Imply?
“Ideas are bullet proof” translates to the fact that an idea is strong enough to withstand criticism and skeptical evaluation. Figuratively, ideas can’t be “shot down.” Ideas linger on, even when the person who came up with them may no longer be around. Ideas are here to stay.
That’s what I gather this quote actually means. Though I haven’t watched the film or read the book, but that’s my personal deduction.
Have you watched V for Vendetta?
What are your thoughts on “Ideas are bullet proof?
Would love to hear your two bits.
Signing off with one of the stunning compositions from V for Vendetta by Tchaikovsky. I bet you will enjoy it.
Wishing you days buzzing with bright ideas,
quiet, relaxed nights,
and laughter galore.