quotes are a masterclass in originality. The is a perplexing and
complex narrative and to start you off on this wonderfully
here are some Inception
quotes and lines, it may not answer your questions about the plot or
make the story any clearer but I
bet it will draw you into wanting to watch it.
are lots of spoilers here! Take note that these are only quotes taken
from the movie, this is not the script.
by: Christopher Nolan
Leonardo DiCaprio -
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Arthur
Ellen Page - Ariadne
Tom Hardy - Eames
Ken Watanabe - Saito
Dileep Rao - Yusuf
Cillian Murphy - Robert Fischer, Jr.
Tom Berenger - Browning
Marion Cotillard - Mal
Pete Postlethwaite - Maurice Fischer
Michael Caine - Miles
Lukas Haas - Nash
Earl Cameron -
looking Saito is
oppsosite Cobb, after
his men have found him washed ashore]
you here to kill me? I know what this is.
[he picks up a small
seen one before
many, many years ago. It belonged to a man I met in a half-remembered
dream. A man possessed of some radical notions.
What is the most resilient parasite? A bacteria? A
An intenstinal worm?
what Mr. Cobb is
highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost
impossible to iradicate. An idea that is fully formed, fully
understood. That sticks, right in there somewhere.
[he points to his head]
someone like you to
in dream state
your conscious defences are lowered and it makes your thoughts
vulnrable to theft. It's called extraction.
know how to search your mind and find your secrets. I know the tricks
and I could teach them to you so that even when you're asleep your
defence is never down. Look if you want my help, you're gonna have to
be completely open with me. I need to know my way around your thoughts
better than your wife, better than your therapist, better than anyone.
This is a dream and you have a safe full of secrets and I need to know
what's in that safe. In order for this all to work, you need to
completely let me in.
If I jump would I survive?
Mal, what are you doing here?
thought you might be
know that I am.
I...I can't trust you anymore.
Tell me, do the children miss me?
Did she tell you...or have you known
you here to steal
from me or do we actually sleep? I
want to know the name of your employer?
[Mal hold a gun to
Ah, there's no use
threatning me. I'm in a dream, right Mal?
depends on what
you're threatning. Killing him would just wake him up. But pain...
[she shoots Arthur
in the knee]
is in the mind and judging by the decorum we're in your mind aren't we,
wakes up from his dream after he gets shot by Cobb]
are you doing it's
know. The dream is
collapsing. Try to keep Saito under a little bit longer, we're almost
isn't going to work.
Wake him up.
[Nash goes to Cobb
trying to wake him
him a kick.
They're getting closer.
got what you came
Well, that's not
true. You left out a key piece of information, didn't you? You held
something back because you knew what we were up to. Question is, why
did you let us in at all?
audition for what?
Doesn't matter. You
bit of information you had in there.
your deception was
You don't seem to understand, Mr. Saito. The
that hired us, they won't accept failure. We won't last two days.
[indicating to Cobb to
Looks like I'm going
to have to do this a little more simply.
[throws Saito onto the
and hold a gun to his head]
US WHAT YOU
KNOW? TELL US
[Saito laughs to himself]
always hated this
[runs his fingers
It's stained and
fraid in such distintive ways but it's very definitely
made out of
wool. And now...now it's polyester, which means that I'm not lying on
my carpet in my apartment. You have lived up to your reputation, Mr.
I'm still dreaming!
Dream within a dream, ha? I'm impressed. But in my dream
play by my rules.
yes. But you, see
Mr. Saito, it's not your dream.
Asshole! How'd you mess up the carpet?
wasn't my fault.
You're the architect!
didn't know he was
going to rub his damn cheek on it!
I have it under control.
hate to see you out
on the phone talking to his children]
are you coming
Well, I can't
sweetheart. I can't. Not for a while, remember?
told you. I'm...I'm
away because I'm working. Right?
Grandma says you're
never coming back.
Phillipa, is that you?
Well, put grandma on the phone for me will you?
She's shaking her
hope she's wrong about that.
Hey, are you okay?
down at the dream,
Mal showing up
come on. I'm sorry
about your leg. It won't happen again.
One apology is all
you're getting. Alright, Arthur?
sold you out. Failed
the company and bargained for his life. So I offer you the
offers a gun to
not the way I
deal with things.
What do you want from us?
Inception. Is it
you can steal an idea
from someones mind, why can't you plant one there instead?
planting an idea in your head. I say to you, don't think about
elephants. What are you thinking about?
Right, but it's not
your idea because you know I gave it to you. The subjects mind can
always trace the genesis of the idea. True inspiration is impossible to
That's not true.
you do it?
Are you offering me a
choice? Cause I can find my own way to square things with Cobalt.
you do have a
Then I choose to
How would you like to go home? To America. To your Children.
Can't fix that. No
Cobb, come on.
How complex is the
idea is simple
when you need to plant it in somebody elses mind.
If I were do this, if...if I even could do it, I'd
guarantee. How do I know you can deliver?
don't! But I can. So
do you want to take a leap of faith or become an old man filled with
regret waiting to die alone?
[Cobb nods his head]
Assemble your team, Mr.
Cobb and choose your people more wisely.
Look I know how much you want to go home. This can't be done.
it can. You just
have to go deep enough.
don't know that.
I've done it before.
Who'd you do it to?
[Cobb doesn't answer]
Is it safe for you to be here?
France and the United States is a bureaucratic nightmare. You know
think they might find
a way to make it work in your case.
I'm just doing what I know. I'm doing what you
never taught you to be
No. You taught me to
navigate people's minds. But after what happend, there weren't a whole
of legitimate ways to use that skill.
are you doing
think I found a way
home. It's a job for some very, very powerful people. People who I
believe can fix my charges permanently. But I need your help.
You're here to corrupt
one of my brightest and best.
What I'm offering,
you have to decide for themselves.
just money. You
remember, it's the chance to build cathedrals, entire cities,
things that never existed. Things that couldn't exist in the real
Come back to reality, Dom. Please.
your grandchildren, they're waiting for their father to come back home.
That's their reality. And this job, this last job, that's how I get
there. I would not be standing here if I knew any other way. I need an
architect who is as good as I was.
got somebody better.
If you have a few moments, Mr. Cobb has a job offer he
to discuss with you.
A work placement?
say we only use a fraction of our brain's true potential. Now, that's
we're awake. When we're asleep, our mind can build almost anything.
designing a building, all right? You consciously create each aspect,
but sometimes it feels like it's almost creating itself, if you know
Yeah. Like I'm discovering it.
right? Now in a dream, our mind continually does this. We creat and
percieve our world simultaneoulsy and our mind does this so well that
we don't even know it's happening. That allows us to get right in the
middle of that process.
taking over the
creative part. Now this is where I need you. You create the world of
the dream. You bring the subject into that dream and they fill it with
dreams, they feel real while we're in them, right? It's only when we
wake up that we realize that something was actually strange. Let me ask
you a question, you...you never really remember the beginning of a
do you? You always wind up right in the middle of what's going on.
how did we end up
we just came
Think about it,
Ariadne. How did you get here? Where are you right now?
up as her dream is collapsing]
it's just a dream then why can you...
just a dream is it? And a face full of glass hurts like hell. When
you're in it, it feels real.
Five minutes? What...we were talking like for at least an hour.
a dream your mind
functions more quickly. Therefore, time seems to feel more slow.
minutes in the
real world gives you an hour in the dream world.
in what seems like a parisian street]
are the people?
of my subconscious.
the dreamer you build this world. I am the subject my mind populates
it. You can literally talk to my subconscious, that's one of the ways
extract information from the subject.
What else do you do?
secure like a...lika a bank vault or a jail. The mind automatically
fills it with information it's trying to protect.
My questions is what happens when you start messing with
physics of it?
[we then see another
on top of the street they are standing in]
to the people they are passing whilst walking in the street]
are they all looking at me?
Cause my subconscious
feels that someone else is creating this world. The more you change
things, the quicker the projections start to converge on you.
foreing nature of the dreamer. They attack like white blood cells
fighting an infection.
They're going to
walks deliberatly into Ariadne]
Mind telling your
subconscious to take it easy.
subconscious. Remember, I can't control it.
I know this bridge. This place is real isn't it?
Yeah. I cross it
everday to get to the college.
Never recreate places
from your memory. Always imagine new places.
gotta draw from
stuff you know, right?
A...a...a street lamp or a phone booth. Never entire areas.
dream from your memory is the easiest way to lose your grasp on what's
real and what isn't real.
that what happend
wakes up all shaken after getting stabbed by Mal in the dream she was
sharing with Cobb]
there was still
some time on the clock and you can't wake up from within a dream unless
need a totum.
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