Memento (2000) Quotes
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Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Christopher Nolan,Jonathan Nolan
Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano
Released on: May 25, 2001
Taglines: Some memories are best forgotten
Memento (2000) Quotes
If we can't make memories, we can't heal.
Now... where was I?
I can't remember to forget you.
Remember Sammy Jankis.
I have this condition.
Hmmm. I don't feel drunk.
My wife deserves revenge, whether I know about it or not.
Ah, fuck... Sorry.
You sad, sad freak. I can say whatever the fuck I want, and you won't remember. We'll still be best friends. Or maybe even lovers.
Someone has to pay, Lenny. Somebody always pays.
Nice shot, Liebowitz.
We all lie to ourselves to be happy.
Leonard Shelby : OK, so what am I doing?
Leonard Shelby : Oh, I'm chasing this guy.
Leonard Shelby : No... he's chasing me.
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.
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.
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 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?
We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different.
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!
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.
I always thought the joy of reading a book is not knowing what happens next.
Leonard Shelby : Beg my wife's forgiveness, before I blow
Leonard Shelby : your brains out.
I found you, you fuck.
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.
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.
Awake. Where am I?
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.
Facts, not memories. That's how you investigate. I know, it's what I used to do.
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.
Probably burned truck loads of your stuff before. Can't remember to forget you.
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.
Is that what your little note says? It must be hard living your life off a couple of scraps of paper. You mix your laundry list with your grocery list you'll end up eating your underwear for breakfast.\
You know what one of the reasons for short term memory loss is? Venereal disease. Maybe your cunt of fucking a wife sucked one too many diseased cocks and turned you into a fucking retard.
You know what? I think I'm gonna use you. I'm telling you now because I'll enjoy it so much more if I know that you could stop me if you weren't such a fucking freak!
You don't want the truth. You make up your own truth.
You know, I've had more rewarding friendships than this one. Although I do get to keep telling the same jokes.
So you lie to yourself to be happy. There's nothing wrong with that. We all do it.
But when you killed him I, I was so convinced that you'd remember. But it didn't stick... like nothin' ever sticks, like this won't stick.
Finished playing with yourself there, Lenny?
I guess I can only make you remember the things you want to be true.
When she offers to help, it'll be for her own reasons. I'm not lying. Take my pen, write this down. Do not trust her.
We found him, you killed him!... But you didn't remember.
It's beer o'clock, and I'm buying.
Burt Hadley : What's it like?
Leonard Shelby : It's like waking. Like you just woke up.
Burt Hadley : That must suck.
Burt Hadley : Oh shit. This is the wrong room. You're in 304 now. I'm sorry. I fucked up.
Leonard Shelby : This is not my room?
Burt Hadley : No, come on, let's go.
Leonard Shelby : Why is this my handwriting?
Burt Hadley : ...This was your room, but now you're in 304.
Leonard Shelby : When was I in here?
Burt Hadley : Last week. But then I rented you another room on top of it.
Leonard Shelby : Why?
Burt Hadley : Business is slow. I mean, I told my boss about the - your condition and stuff, and he said try and rent him another room.
Leonard Shelby : So how many rooms am I checked into in this shit-hole?
Burt Hadley : Just two, so far.
Leonard Shelby : Well, at least you're being honest about ripping me off.
Burt Hadley : Well, you're not gonna remember anyway.
Leonard Shelby : You don't have to be that honest, Burt.
Burt Hadley : Leonard, always get a receipt.
Leonard Shelby : That's good advice. I'll have to write that down.
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