Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.
Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.
"You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city's steps! You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same." - King Leonidas (as portrayed by Gerard Butler), 300
"The only reason the human race came to posses the capability of compassion and sense of morals was because they somehow mistakenly believed themselves to be a superior breed of beast. The moment that they can taste the fear of knowing there is a superior breed, something seems to take control of them every time, and for some reason, humans act merely by instinct from that point on." - Knives Millions
"There are countless ingredients that make up the human body and mind, like all the components that make up me as an individual with my own personality. Sure, I have a face and voice to distinguish myself from others, but my thoughts and memories are unique only to me, and I carry a sense of my own destiny. Each of those things are just a small part of it. I collect information to use in my own way. All of that blends to create a mixture that forms me and gives rise to my conscience." - Major Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell (1995)