Evey Hammond: Who are you?
V: "Who"? "Who" is but the form following the function of "what" and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey: Well I can see that.
V: Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
— After Evey and V meet for the first time
There's thrills and chills and girls galore, there's sing-songs and surprises, There's something here for everyone: reserve your seat today! There's mischiefs and malarkies, but no queers or yids or darkies within this bastards' carnival: this vicious cabaret!
— V "This Vicious Cabaret" (musical interlude to Part 2)
V: Voilą! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. [laughs] Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me "V".
Evey: Are you like a crazy person?
Are the wrongs righted? Are the rights restored?
— V, MTV Movie Special