Memento Quotes

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    1. Leonard: My wife deserves venagence. Doesn't make any difference whether I know about it. Just because there are Things I don't remember doesn't make my actions meaningless.
    – Submitted by Joakim A (4 months ago)
    1. Teddy: You don't want the truth. You make up your own truth! Like your police file. It was complete when I gave it to you. Who took out the 12 pages?
    2. Leonard: You, probably
    3. Teddy: No, it wasnt' me. See, it was you!
    4. Leonard: Why would I do that?
    5. Teddy: To create a puzzle you could never solve!
    – Submitted by Ana M (8 months ago)
    1. Teddy: Lenny, you can't trust a man's life to your little notes and pictures
    2. Leonard: Why not?
    3. Teddy: Because your notes could be unreliable
    4. Leonard: Memory's unreliable
    5. Teddy: Oh, please!
    6. Leonard: No, no, really! Memory's not perfect. It's not even that good. Ask the police. Eyewitness testimony is unreliable. The cops don't catch a killer by sitting around remembering stuff. They collect facts, they make notes and they draw conclusions. Facts, not memory. That's how you investigate. I know. It's what I used to do. Look, memory cand change the shape of a room. It can change the colour of a car and memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation. They're not a record. They're irrelevant if you have the facts.
    – Submitted by Ana M (8 months ago)
    1. Leonard: I can't remember to forget you.
    – Submitted by Andrea M (12 months ago)
    1. Leonard: Memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts.
    – Submitted by Andrea M (12 months ago)
    1. Leonard: OK, so what am I doing?
    2. Leonard: Oh, I'm chasing this guy.
    3. Leonard: No, he's chasing me.
    – Submitted by RAHUL B (18 months ago)
    1. Leonard: I met Sammy through work. Insurance. I was an investigator. I'd investigate the claims to see which ones were phony. I had to see through peoples' bullshit. It was a useful experience, 'cause now it's my life.
    – Submitted by Kia M (18 months ago)
    1. Teddy: You're not a killer, that's why you're so good at it.
    – Submitted by Kia M (18 months ago)
    1. Leonard: These tracks are just a few days old.
    2. Teddy: What are you, Pocahontas?
    – Submitted by Kia M (18 months ago)
    1. Leonard: I found you, you fuck.
    – Submitted by Kia M (18 months ago)
    1. Teddy: Leonard you don't know what's going on you don't even know my name.
    2. Leonard: Teddy.
    3. Teddy: That's because you read it off a fucking picture.
    – Submitted by joseph j (20 months ago)
    1. Teddy: Lenny.
    2. Leonard: It's Leonard.
    – Submitted by joseph j (20 months ago)
    1. Leonard: [points gun at Teddy's head] Beg for my wife forgiveness before I blow your brains out.
    – Submitted by joseph j (20 months ago)
    1. Teddy: So you lie to yourself to be happy - there's nothing wrong with that, we all do it.
    – Submitted by Alex K (20 months ago)
    1. Leonard: What am I doing? Am I chasing this guy?
    2. Dodd: [shoots at Leonard]
    3. Leonard: No, he is chasing me.
    – Submitted by Will M (20 months ago)
    1. Leonard: I take it I've told you about my condition.
    2. Teddy: Only every time I see ya.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (21 months ago)
    1. Leonard: I don't think they'd let someone like me carry a gun.
    2. Teddy: I fucking hope not.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (21 months ago)
    1. Leonard: Now, where was I?
    – Submitted by Albert C (21 months ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: I can't remember to forget you.
    – Submitted by Raju S (22 months ago)
    1. Teddy: Lenny!
    – Submitted by Lee M (23 months ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: 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?
    – Submitted by Samira O (23 months ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: You know, I can remember so much. The feel of the world... her. [sighs]
    2. Leonard Shelby: She's gone. And the present is trivia, which I scribble down as fucking notes.
    – Submitted by Samira O (23 months ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: You can just feel the details. The bits and pieces you never bothered to put into words. And you can feel these extreme moments... even if you don't want to. You put these together, and you get the feel of a person. Enough to know how much you miss them... and how much you hate the person who took them away.
    – Submitted by Samira O (23 months ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: 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.
    – Submitted by Samira O (23 months ago)
    1. Leonard: I have to believe in a world outside my own mind.
    – Submitted by Alex K (23 months ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted.
    – Submitted by Alex K (23 months ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: [talking on the phone] You know the truth about my condition, officer? You don't know anything. You feel angry, you don't know why. You feel guilty, you have no idea why. You could do anything and not have the faintest idea ten minutes later.
    – Submitted by Kia M (23 months ago)
    1. Burt: [asking about Leonard's condition] What's it like?
    2. Leonard Shelby: It's like waking... It's like you just woke up.
    – Submitted by Kia M (23 months ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: 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.
    – Submitted by Brett L (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: Beg my forgiveness, beg my wife's forgiveness... before I blow your brains out.
    – Submitted by Jacob H (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: Now, where was I?
    – Submitted by Directors C (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: Don't believe his lies.
    – Submitted by Jonathan W (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: How can I heal if I can't feel time?
    – Submitted by Cameron H (2 years ago)
    1. Natalie: What's the last thing that you remember?
    2. Leonard: My wife...
    3. Natalie: That's sweet.
    4. Leonard: ...dying. I remember my wife dying.
    – Submitted by Anthony L (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different.
    – Submitted by Xaiid V (2 years ago)
    1. Natalie: What's the last thing that you do remember?
    2. Leonard: My wife...
    3. Natalie: That's sweet.
    – Submitted by Abhilash A (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: 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. Now...where was I?
    – Submitted by Will J (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: [voiceover] 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.
    – Submitted by Sami A (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: Let's see, where was I...
    – Submitted by ken s (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard Shelby: Can't remember to forget you.
    – Submitted by Farzan N (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: I don't feel drunk.
    – Submitted by Elizabeth G (2 years ago)
    1. Leonard: [running] OK, so what am I doing?
    2. Leonard: [sees DODD also running] Oh, I'm chasing this guy.
    3. Leonard: [DODD shoots at Leonard] No... he's chasing me.
    – Submitted by Prabhat R (3 years ago)
    1. Leonard: We all lie to ourselves to be happy.
    – Submitted by Prabhat R (3 years ago)
    1. Leonard: The world doesn't just disappear when you close your eyes, does it?
    – Submitted by Prabhat R (3 years ago)
    1. Leonard: 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.
    – Submitted by Sam B (3 years ago)
    1. Teddy: You're not a killer. That's why you're so good at it.
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
    1. Natalie: What's the last thing that you do remember?
    2. Leonard: My wife...
    – Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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