From: The Usual Suspects
Who said it?: Roger “Verbal” Kint
The story behind the quote: The quote comes The Usual Suspects. The film is about Roger “Verbal” Kint (played by Kevin Spacey) telling the police about the crime lord known as Keyser Soze and how he and four other criminals got entangled in his plot.
The first time you hear the quote is during the early part of the film. Kint starts the tale by telling the detective of the brutal origins of Keyser Soze and how he became a legend in the criminal underworld.
But that’s not the only time the quote is mentioned in the film. It’s actually remembered because of the massive twist at the end of the film…
It’s advisable that you watch The Usual Suspect BEFORE you go watch the video posted below as it is one of the best twists in movie history. But, if you’ve watched it before or you don’t care about spoilers, go ahead!
Geek wisdom: There is evil in the world and that’s a fact. But people try to avert their eyes from the fact. We try to pretend it doesn’t exist and all’s right with the world. And that is specifically why bad things happen. It’s because we don’t do anything to fight back.
When we see injustice, we shouldn’t turn a blind eye. Rather, we should take a good hard look at it and try to right the wrong.