25 Sense8 quotes that die-hard fans should know by heart

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22. “Your life is either defined by the system, or how you defy the system.”

Extra credit to the sensates on Twitter, who explained Nomi’s name: “Know me.” You’re a very clever global cluster, and your ability to find new things this many viewings later shows what an intelligent fanbase Sense8 has.

Nomi’s defiance of the system is what has sustained her through times of trouble and danger. Her hacking skills have come in handy and saved her and her entire cluster. Refusing to accept the status quo, or any kind of injustice, requires a great deal of courage; it’s never certain you’ll win. Sun’s prolonged stay in prison is a testament to the old saying, “Life isn’t fair.”

The cluster’s fight against injustice is underscored by the defiance each of the eight feels down to their core. It’s that fighting spirit that allows this new cluster to fight BPO with the hopes that one day they can redefine the system and how it can help, not hurt, people.

We love this quote because of its spunk, power, and possibilities. We love our cluster fighting, and this was the ultimate cheer for that fight against the all-powerful BPO.