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Mr. Robot Quotes that Challenge the Way You View Hacking

These Mr. Robot quotes tell a television story about the other side of cybercrime and security.

The television series Mr. Robot aired on the USA network for four seasons. The show followed the life of Elliott Anderson.

He is an engineer working in cybersecurity who also struggles with living with several different mental health challenges.

He is eventually recruited by and begins working for a hacktivist group that views themselves as somewhat of vigilantes.

50 Mr. Robot Quotes that Challenge the Way You View Hacking

They’re working on several goals including deleting consumer debt by hacking the system of one of Elliot’s clients.

If you’re not sure if this show is for you, these Mr. Robot quotes will help you decide.

Don’t forget to also check out these The Umbrella Academy quotes to enjoy between seasons.

Memorable Mr. Robot quotes

1. “When we lose our principles, we invite chaos.”  Mr. Robot

2. “I have burrowed underneath your brain. I am nested there. I am the scream in your mind. You will cooperate.” ― Mr. Robot

3. “The concept of waiting bewilders me. There are always deadlines. There are always ticking clocks. That is why you must manage your time.” ― Mr. Robot

4. “I’ve never found it hard to hack most people. If you listen to them, watch them, their vulnerabilities are like a neon sign.”  Mr. Robot

5. “Control can sometimes be an illusion. But sometimes you need illusion to gain control.” ― Mr. Robot

6. “They will die in debt for things they didn’t want to do.” ― Mr. Robot

7. “Getting into the mind of a woman, it’s the toughest route for even the best sources.” ― Mr. Robot

8. “Most kids get scared shitless when they’re alone, but I wasn’t. I loved it.”  Mr. Robot

9. “Don’t mistake my generosity for generosity.” ― Mr. Robot

10. “When you see a good move, look for a better one.”  Mr. Robot

11. “People always told me growing up that it’s never about the destination. It’s about the journey. But what if the destination is you?”  Mr. Robot

12. “Power belongs to the people that take it. Nothing to do with their hard work, strong ambitions, or rightful qualifications, no. The actual will to take is often the only thing that’s necessary.”  Mr. Robot

13. “Sure, there are grays… But when you come right down to it, at its core, beneath every choice, there’s either a one or a zero. You either do something or you don’t.” ― Mr. Robot

14. “You walk out that door, you’ve decided to do nothing, to say no, which means you do not come back. You leave, you are no longer a part of this. You become a zero. If you stay, if you want to change the world, you become a yes. You become a one.” ― Mr. Robot

15. “The world is a dangerous place, Elliott, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” ― Mr. Robot

16. “My dad was a… petty thief. Never could hold down a job, so, he just robbed. Convenience stores, shops, small-time stuff.”  Mr. Robot

17.“She doesn’t love the people who love her. She loves the people who don’t.” ― Mr. Robot

18. “I believe in fate. There’s a reason we met. There’s something between us. I can see it.” ― Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot quotes by Elliot

19. “Though she’s a psychologist she’s really bad at reading people but I’m good at reading people. My secret? I look for the worst in them.”  Elliot

20. “We’re all living in each other’s paranoia.” ― Elliot

21. “It’s good. So good, it scratched that part of my mind. The part that doesn’t allow good to exist without a condition.” ― Elliot

22. “Maybe wars aren’t meant to be won, maybe they’re meant to be continuous.” ― Elliot

23. “Though she’s a psychologist she’s really bad at reading people but I’m good at reading people. My secret? I look for the worst in them.” ― Elliot

24. “I never want to be right about my hacks, but people always find a way to disappoint.” ― Elliot

25. “I’m good at reading people. My secret , I look for the worst in them.” ― Elliot

26. “A bug is never just a mistake. It represents something bigger. An error of thinking that makes you who you are.” ― Elliot

27. “I’m ok with it being awkward between us.” ― Elliot

28. “What I wouldn’t give to be normal. To live in that bubble. Reality of the naive.” ― Elliot

29. “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

30. “That’s what you’re wrong about Rohit. I don’t give a sh*t about money.” ― Elliot

31. “If it weren’t for Qwerty, I’d be completely empty.” ― Elliot

32. “Yo… you’ve been staring at a computer screen way too long, homie. Life’s not that binary. Isn’t it?” ― Elliot

33. “He’s too old to have a complicated password.”  Elliot

34. “They showed themselves, the top 1% of the 1%, the ones in control, the ones who play God without permission. And now I’m gonna take them down.” ― Elliot

35. “Every relationship is a power struggle. Some of us need to be controlled.” ― Elliot

36. “How do I take off a mask when it stops being a mask, when it’s as much a part of me as I am?” ― Elliot

37. “What if changing the world was just about being here, by showing up no matter how many times we get told we don’t belong, by staying true even when we’re shamed into being false, by believing in ourselves even when we’re told we’re too different?” ― Elliot

Mr. Robot quotes by Tyrell Wellick

38. “Unfortunately, we’re all human. Except me, of course.” ― Tyrell Wellick

39. “Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, but give a man a bank, and he can rob the world.” ― Tyrell Wellick

40. “Even extraordinary people, and I believe you are, are driven by human banalities.” ― Tyrell Wellick

Mr. Robot quotes by Fernando Vera

41. “People walk around, act like they know what hate means. Nah, no one does, until you hate yourself. I mean truly hate yourself. That’s power.”  Fernando Vera

42. “People walk around, act like they know what hate means. Nah, no one does, until you hate yourself. I mean truly hate yourself. That’s power.” ― Fernando Vera

43. “There’s a smart time to be scared, bro… and a stupid time.” ― Fernando Vera

Mr. Robot quotes by Whiterose

44. “The concept of waiting bewilders me. There are always deadlines. There are always ticking clocks.” ― Whiterose

45. “You hack people. I hack time.” ― Whiterose

Mr. Robot quotes from other characters

46. “If you want to change things, perhaps you should try from within because this is what happens from the outside.” ― Terry Colby

47. “Never trust a tech guy with a rat tail—too easy to carve secrets out of him.” ― Lone Star

48. “I’m gonna fix the world I broke, and put it back together better than it was before.” ― Sam Esmail

49. “You’re never sure about anything unless there’s something to be sure about.” ― Gideon Goddard

50. “People are all just people, right? When it gets down to it, everyone’s the same. They love something. They want something. They fear something. Specifics help, but specifics don’t change the way that everyone is vulnerable. It just changes the way that we access those vulnerabilities.”  Mobley

Which of these Mr. Robot quotes is your favorite?

Mr. Robot was praised for the acting by lead actors, Rami Malek as Elliott and Christian Slater as “Mr. Robot”. The show won many awards and was nominated for many more.

The show puts an interesting and unique spin on what modern-day vigilantes might look like. It also shows the other side of the cyberhacking story and how some might even view themselves as somewhat of a “Robin Hood” by doing something like deleting all debt in order to bring relief to consumers.

The Mr. Robert series was known for pushing the boundaries while telling a story different than other shows.

If you’ve been watching shows that are all starting to feel too similar, try switching it up with Mr. Robot. You can reread the Mr. Robot quotes and sayings above to get a feel for what you’ll be watching.

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