Leonard Quotes

Latest Leonard quotes from Memento (2000)


Leonard chatacter image

Leonard is played by Guy Pearce in Memento (2000).


Hmmm. I don't feel drunk. image

Hmmm. I don't feel drunk.


 Ah, fuck... Sorry. image

Ah, fuck... Sorry.


I have this condition. image

I have this condition.


If we can't make memories, we can't heal. image

If we can't make memories, we can't heal.


Now... where was I? image

Now... where was I?


My wife deserves revenge, whether I know about it or not. image

My wife deserves revenge, whether I know about it or not.


I can't remember to forget you. image

I can't remember to forget you.


Remember Sammy Jankis. image

Remember Sammy Jankis.


Leonard Shelby : Hi. Uh, Lincoln Street?
Waiter : Oh, you just take the main road...
Leonard Shelby : Hang on, let me write this down.
Waiter : Oh, it's easy. You just...
Leonard Shelby : Trust me, I need to write this down.


We all lie to ourselves to be happy.


I meet Sammy through work. Insurance. I was an investigator. I'd investigate the claims to see which ones were phony. I had to see through people's bullshit. It was useful experience, 'cause now it's my life.


I was the only guy who disagreed with the cops - and I had brain damage.


Probably burned truck loads of your stuff before. Can't remember to forget you.


So where are you? You're in some motel room. You just - you just wake up and you're in - in a motel room. There's the key. It feels like maybe it's just the first time you've been there, but perhaps you've been there for a week, three months. It's - it's kind of hard to say. I don't - I don't know. It's just an anonymous room.


Facts, not memories. That's how you investigate. I know, it's what I used to do.


Leonard Shelby : Beg my wife's forgiveness, before I blow
Leonard Shelby : your brains out.


Leonard Shelby : You know, I can remember so much. The feel of the world... her.
Leonard Shelby : She's gone. And the present is trivia, which I scribble down as fucking notes.


Awake. Where am I?


It's just an anonymous room. There's nothing in the drawers. But you look anyway. Nothing except the Gideon bible, which I, of course, read religiously.


Sammy Jankis wrote himself endless notes. But he'd get mixed up. I've got a more graceful solution to the memory problem. I'm disciplined and organized. I use habit and routine to make my life possible. Sammy had no drive. No reason to make it work.


I found you, you fuck.


I always thought the joy of reading a book is not knowing what happens next.


When I looked into his eyes I thought I saw recognition. Now I know. You fake it. If you think you're supposed to recognize somebody you, you just pretend. You bluff it to get a pat on the head from the doctors. You bluff it to seem less like a freak.


Leonard Shelby : I don't want your fucking money.
Jimmy Grantz : Then what? What do you want?
Leonard Shelby : I want my fucking life back!


We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different.


I don't even know how long she's been gone. It's like I've woken up in bed and she's not here... because she's gone to the bathroom or something. But somehow, I know she's never gonna come back to bed. If I could just... reach over and touch... her side of the bed, I would know that it was cold, but I can't. I know I can't have her back... but I don't want to wake up in the morning, thinking she's still here. I lie here not knowing... how long I've been alone. So how... how can I heal? How am I supposed to heal if I can't... feel time?


Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts.


I'm not a killer. I'm just someone who wanted to make things right. Can't I just let myself forget what you've told me? Can't I just let myself forget what you've made me do. You think I just want another puzzle to solve? Another John G. to look for? You're John G. So you can be my John G... Will I lie to myself to be happy? In your case Teddy... yes I will.


I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there. Do I believe the world's still there? Is it still out there?... Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different.


Leonard Shelby : OK, so what am I doing?
Leonard Shelby : Oh, I'm chasing this guy.
Leonard Shelby : No... he's chasing me.


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