Inception Quotes(Page 2)
[after they have been ambushed in the first layer of the dream and Saito gets shot]
Dom Cobb: Let me ask you a question, why the hell were we ambushed? Huh? Those were not normal projections, they’ve been trained for God sakes!
Arthur: You’re right.
Ariadne: How can they be trained?
Arthur: Fischer’s had an extractor teach his subconscious to defend itself. So his subconscious is militarized. It should have shown in the research, I’m sorry.
[getting angry and panicky]
Dom Cobb: So why the hell didn’t it?
Arthur: Calm down.
Dom Cobb: [angrily] Don’t tell me to calm down. This was your job Goddammit! This was your responsibility! You were meant to check Fischer’s background thoroughly, we’re not prepared for this type of violence.
Arthur: We have dealt with sub-security before, we’ll be a little more careful. We’re gonna be fine.
[referring to Saito]
Dom Cobb: This was not part of the plan, he’s dying for God sakes!
[Cobb stops Eames from killing Saito]
Eames: What do you mean he won’t wake up?
Dom Cobb: It won’t wake him up.
Eames: If we die in a dream we wake up.
Yusuf: Not from this. We’re too heavily sedated to wake up that way.
Eames: Right. So what happens when we die?
Dom Cobb: We drop into limbo.
Arthur: Are you serious?
Arthur: Unconstructed dream space.
Ariadne: Well, what the hell is down there?
Arthur: Just raw, infinite subconscious. Nothing is down there! Except for whatever might have been left behind by anyone sharing the dream whose been trapped there before. Which in our case is just you.
Ariadne: Well, how long can we be stuck there?
Yusuf: Don’t even think about trying to escape until the sedation is…
Eames: How long?
Yusuf: Decades! It could be infinite, I don’t know! Ask him he’s the one who’s been there.
Eames: [to Cobb] So now we’re trapped in Fischer’s mind battling his own private army and if we get killed we’ll be lost in limbo till our brains turn into scrambled egg.
Arthur: And you, you knew about this and went along with it.
Yusuf: Well, I trusted him!
Arthur: You trusted him! What, did he promise you half his share?
Yusuf: No, his whole share. Besides he said he’d done it before.
Arthur: You done it before? What with Mal? Cause that worked so good!
Dom Cobb: That had nothing to do with it. I did what I had to do to get back to my children.
Dom Cobb: Fischer’s security is surrounding this place as we speak. Ten hours of flight time is a week at this level, that means each and every one of us will be killed, that I can guarantee. We got no other choice but to continue on and do this as fast as possible. Onwards is the only way forwards.
[Eames has shape shifted into Browning and has been placed with Fischer in the holding cell]
Browning: Those bastards bat at me for two days. They have some old access to your father’s office and they’re trying to open the safe.
Robert Fischer: Yeah.
Browning: They thought I’d know the combination, but I don’t know it.
Robert Fischer: No, well neither do I. So…
Browning: What?! Maurice told me that when he passed that you were the only one to open it.
Robert Fischer: No…he never…he never gave me any combination.
Browning: Maybe he did. Maybe you just didn’t know it was a combination.
Robert Fischer: Well what then?
Browning: I don’t know. Some meaningful combination of numbers based on your…your…your experiences with Maurice.
Robert Fischer: We didn’t have very many um…meaningful experiences together.
[referring to Saito]
Ariadne: He’s in a lot of pain.
Dom Cobb: When we get down to the lower levels the pain will be less intense.
Ariadne: And if he dies?
Dom Cobb: Worst case scenario, when he wakes up his mind is completely numb.
Saito: Cobb…I still honor the arrangement.
Dom Cobb: I appreciate that Saito, but when you wake up you won’t even remember that we had an arrangement. Limbo’s gonna become your reality, you’re gonna be lost down there so long that you’re gonna become an old man…
Saito: …filled with regret.
Dom Cobb: Waiting to die alone.
Saito: No, I’ll come back and we’ll be young men together again.
Robert Fischer: All right what is in the safe?
Browning: Something for you. Maurice always said that it was his most precious gift to you. A will.
Robert Fischer: Maurice’s will reporting has been done.
Browning: That’s an alternate, this would supersede the other if you wanted to. It splits up the component businesses official tomorrow and it would be the end of the entire empire as we know it.
Robert Fischer: Destroy my whole inheritance? Why would he suggest such a thing.
Browning: I just don’t know. He loved you, Robert. In his own way.
Robert Fischer: His own way? At the end he called me into his deathbed, he could barely speak but he took the trouble to tell me one last thing. He pulled me close and I could only make out one word, “disappointed”.
Ariadne: You might have the rest of the team convinced to carry on with this job but they don’t know the truth.
Dom Cobb: The truth, what truth?
Ariadne: The truth that any minute you might bring a freight train through the wall, the truth that Mal is bursting through your subconscious and the truth that as we go deeper into Fischer we’re also going deeper into you. And I’m not sure we’re gonna like what we find.
Dom Cobb: We were working together, we were exploring the concept of a dream within a dream. I kept pushing things, I wanted to go deeper and deeper, I wanted to go further. I just didn’t understand the concept, that hours could turn into years down there, that we could get trapped so deep that when we….when we wound up on the shore of our own subconscious we lost sight of what was real. We created, we build a world for ourselves. We did that for years, we built our own world.
Ariadne: How long were you stuck there?
Dom Cobb: Something like fifty years.
Ariadne: Jeez…how could you stand it?
Dom Cobb: It wasn’t so bad at first feeling like gods. The problem was knowing that none of it was real. Eventually it just became impossible for me to live like that.
Ariadne: And what about for her?
Dom Cobb: She had locked something away, something deep inside her. The truth that she’d always known but chose to forget. Limbo became her reality.
Dom Cobb: To wake up from that after…after years, after decades, to become old souls thrown back into youth like that. I knew something was wrong with her, but she just wouldn’t admit it. Eventually she told me the truth, that she was possessed by an idea. This one very simple idea that changed everything. That our world wasn’t real, that she needed to wake up to come back to reality. That uh…in order to get back home we had to kill ourselves.
Ariadne: What about your children?
Dom Cobb: She thought they were projections, that our real children were waiting for us up there somewhere.
Dom Cobb: She was certain there was nothing I could do. No matter how much I begged, no matter how much I pleaded. She wanted to do it, but she could not do it alone. She loved me too much, so she came up with a plan on our anniversary.
[Cobb finds Mal sitting outside on the ledge of the window on the building opposite their hotel room]
Mal: I’m going to jump and you are coming with me.
Dom Cobb: No I’m not. Now…now you listen to me, if you jump you’re not gonna wake up, remember? You’re gonna die. Now just…just step back inside. Come on, step back inside so that we can talk about this.
Mal: We’ve talked enough.
Mal: I’m asking you to take a leap of faith.
Dom Cobb: Oh, honey I can’t. You know I can’t do that. At least think about our children. Think about James, think about Phillipa now.
Mal: If I go without you they’ll take them away anyway.
Dom Cobb: What does that mean?
Mal: I filed a letter with our attorney, explaining how I’m fearful for my safety, how you’ve threatened to kill me.
[Cobb looks back at their hotel room which has been trashed to look like there was a fight]
Dom Cobb: Why did you do this?
Mal: I love you, Dom.
Dom Cobb: Why did you…why…why would you do this?
Mal: I’m free from the guilt of choosing to leave them. We are going home to our real children.
Mal: You’re waiting for a train.
Dom Cobb: Mal…Goddammit don’t do this!
Mal: A train that will take you far away.
Dom Cobb: James and Phillipa are waiting for us!
Mal: You know where you hope this train will take you…
Dom Cobb: They’re waiting for us!
Mal: …but you don’t know for sure…
Dom Cobb: Mal, look at me!
Mal: …but it doesn’t matter…
Dom Cobb: Mal, Goddammit!
Mal: …because we’ll be together.
Dom Cobb: Sweetheart, look at me!
[Mal jumps from the building]
Dom Cobb: Mal, don’t! Jesus Christ!
Dom Cobb: She had herself declared sane by three different psychiatrists that made it impossible for me to try and explain the nature of her madness. So I ran. I left my children behind and I’ve been trying to buy my way back ever since.
Ariadne: Your guilt defines her. It’s what powers her. You are not responsible for the idea that destroyed her. And if we are gonna succeed in this you have to forgive yourself and you’re gonna have to confront her. But you don’t have to do that alone.
Dom Cobb: No…no.
Ariadne: I’m doing it for the others, because they have no idea the risk they’ve taken coming down here with you.
[Cobb and Arthur are disguised acting like kidnappers]
Dom Cobb: Give me the first six numbers that come into your head right now.
Robert Fischer: I have no idea.
Dom Cobb: Right now! I said right now!
[point his gun at Browning’s head]
Dom Cobb: RIGHT NOW!
Robert Fischer: Five-two-eight-four-nine-one.
Dom Cobb: You have to do better than that.
[after putting Fischer in the Van and sedating him again]
Eames: That boy’s relationship with his father is even worse than we have time.
Arthur: Which helps us how?
Dom Cobb: The longer the issue the more powerful the catharcisim.
[to Arthur whose shooting at Fischer’s army of projections]
Eames: You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
[Pulls out a grenade launcher]
Dom Cobb: We need to shift his animosity from his father to his godfather.
Ariadne: We’re gonna destroy his one positive relationship?
Eames: No, it repairs his relationship with his father, thus, exposing his godfather’s true nature. We should charge Fischer a lot more than Saito for this job.
Dom Cobb: I think we run with Mr. Charles.
Eames: Whose Mr. Charles?
Arthur: Bad idea.
Dom Cobb: The second we get into that hotel and approach Fischer his security is going to be all over us. We run with Mr. Charles like we did on the Stein job.
Eames: So you’ve done it before?
Arthur: Yeah and it didn’t work. The subject realized he was dreaming and his subconscious tore us to pieces.
Eames: Excellent, but you learnt from it right?
Arthur: Don’t jump too soon, we’ve only got one shot at that kick if we’re gonna make it.
Yusuf: I’ll play the music to let you know it’s coming. The rest is on you.
[to Ariadne; in the second layer of the dream]
Arthur: There goes Mr. Charles.
[we see Cobb walking through to the hotel bar]
Dom Cobb: Mr. Fischer, right? Pleasure to see you again. Rod Green from marketing.
[Fischer ignores him so Cobb turns to the blond woman sitting with Fischer]
Dom Cobb: And you must be?
Blond Woman: Leaving. In case you get bored.
[hands Fisher a napkin]
Dom Cobb: Must have blown you off. That is unless her phone number really is only six digits.
[Fischer look at napkin and sees the number 528-491 written on it]
Ariadne: Who or what is Mr. Charles?
Arthur: It’s a gambit designed to turn Fischer against his own subconscious.
Ariadne: Why don’t you approve?
Arthur: Cause it involves telling the mark that he’s dreaming. Which involves attracting a lot of attention to us.
Ariadne: Didn’t Cobb say never to do that?
Arthur: Mmm. So now you’ve noticed how much time Cobb spends doing things he says never to do.
Dom Cobb: My name is Mr. Charles, you remember me don’t you? I’m the head of your security down here.
Dom Cobb: I specialize in a very specific type of security. Subconscious security.
Robert Fischer: You talking about dreams? You talking about, um…extraction?
Dom Cobb: I’m here to protect you…
[Cobb sees his children playing in the hotel lobby, everyone in the bar suddenly turns to look at him]
Dom Cobb: Mr. Fischer, I’m here to protect you in the event that someone tries to access your mind through your dreams. You’re not safe here, they’re coming for you.
[everyone in the hotel keeps looking at them]
Ariadne: What’s happening?
Arthur: Cobb’s drawing Fischer attention to the strangeness of the dream. Which is making his subconscious look for the dreamer. For me. Quick, give me a kiss.
[he kisses Ariadne]
Ariadne: They’re still looking at us.
Arthur: Yeah, it was worth a shot. We should probably get out of here.
Dom Cobb: You feel that? You’ve actually been trained for this Mr. Fischer, pay attention to the strangeness of the weather, the shift in gravity. None of this is real, you’re in a dream.
[everyone in the bar turns to look at them]
Dom Cobb: Now the easiest way for you to test yourself is to try and remember how you’ve arrived at this hotel. Can you do that?
Robert Fischer: Yeah…I….
Dom Cobb: Now breath…breath, remember your training. Accept the fact that you’re in a dream and I’m here to protect you. Go on.
Robert Fischer: You’re not real.
Dom Cobb: I’m a projection of your subconscious. I was sent here to protect you in the event that extractors try to pull you into a dream and I believe that’s what’s going on right now, Mr. Fisher.
[after killing the two men which are projections of the Fischer’s mind]
Dom Cobb: These men were sent here to abduct you, all right. If you want my help you have to remain calm. Now I need you to work with me, Mr. Fischer.
[Cobb hands a gun taken from one of the dead projections to Fischer, Fischer points the gun to his own head]
Robert Fischer: If this is a dream I should just kill myself to wake up, right?
Dom Cobb: I wouldn’t do that if I were you, Mr. Fischer, I believe they have you sedated and if you…if you pull that trigger you may not wake up. You may go into a further dream state. Now you know what I’m talking about, you remember the training, remember what I said to you. Give me the gun?
[Fischer gives him the gun]
Robert Fischer: God, why is it so hard to remember?
Dom Cobb: It’s like trying to remember a dream after you’ve woken up. Listen, it takes years of practice. You and Browning have been pulled into this dream because they’re trying to steal something from your mind. I need you to focus and try and remember what that is. What is it, Mr. Fischer? Think.
Robert Fischer: A com…combination. They demanded the first numbers to pop into my head.
Dom Cobb: They’re trying to extract a number from your subconscious. It can represent anything, we’re in a hotel right now. We should try hotel rooms. What was the number, Mr. Fischer? Try and remember for me, this is very important.
Ariadne: So, do you use a timer?
Arthur: No, I have to judge it for myself. While you’re all asleep in five-two-eight, I wait for Yusuf’s kick.
Ariadne: Well, how will you know?
Arthur: Cause music warns me and then when the van hits the barrier of the bridge that should be unmistakable, so we get a nice synchronized kick. If it’s too soon we won’t get pulled out, if it’s too late I won’t be able to drop us.
Ariadne: Well, why not?
Arthur: Because the van will be in free fall. Can’t drop you without gravity.
[thinking that’s Eames shape shifted into Browning]
Saito: Hey, I see you’ve changed again.
[Browning looks confused]
[Eames is in the back ground warning Saito that’s not him]
Saito: Ahh…I’m sorry. I mistook you for a friend.
Browning: Well, good looking fellow I’m sure.
Eames: That’s Fischer’s projection of Browning. Let’s follow him and see how he behaves.
Eames: Because how he acts will tell us if Fischer is starting to suspect him just the way we want him to.
[Cobb and his team have gotten hold of Browning in the hotel room]
Robert Fischer: The kidnappers are working for you?
Robert Fischer: You’re trying to get that safe open? To get the alternate will?
Browning: Fischer Morrow has been my entire life. I can’t let you destroy it.
Robert Fischer: I’m not going to throw away my inheritance. Why would I?
Browning: I couldn’t let you rise to your father’s last taunt.
Robert Fischer: What taunt?
Browning: The will, Robert. That will, that’s his last insult. A challenge for you to build something for yourself, by telling you you’re not worthy of his accomplishments.
Robert Fischer: What that he…was um…disappointed?
Browning: But he was wrong, you can build a better company than he ever did.
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