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Inception Quotes

  • Saito: You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.
    Eames: You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.


  • Arthur: We need a big kick
    Mal: What's a kick?
    Eames: This, darling, is a kick [kicks Arthur]
    Eames: This, darling, is a kick.


  • Eames: I'm ok! Fisher is ok, unless he gets car sick
    Eames: I'm ok! Fisher is ok, unless he gets car sick.


  • Cobb: An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.


  • Cobb: What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere.


  • Cobb: Well, dreams, they feel real while we're in them right? Its only when we wake up then we realize that something was actually strange.


  • Cobb: [notices that he's being followed] That price on my head, was that dead or alive?
    Cobb: That price on my head, was that dead or alive?
    Eames: Not sure. See if he starts shooting.


  • Eames: If we are gonna perform Inception then we need imagination.


  • Eames: [Shows up while Arthur is in a gunfight] You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. [Pulls out a grenade launcher]


  • Mal: No creeping doubts? Not feeling persecuted, Dom? Chased around the globe by anonymous corporations and police forces, the way the projections persecute the dreamer? Admit it: you don't believe in one reality anymore. So choose. Choose to be here. Choose me.


  • Eames: Great. Thank you. 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 to scrambled egg.


  • Eames: Great. Thank you. 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 to scrambled egg.


  • Cobb: [about Mal] She had locked something away, something deep inside her. The truth that she had once known, but... she chose to forget. Limbo became her reality.
    Ariadne: What happened when you woke up?
    Cobb: To wake up from that after, after years, after decades... after we'd become old souls thrown back into youth like that... I knew something was wrong with her. She just wouldn't admit it. Eventually, she told me the truth. 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, in order to get back home, we had to kill ourselves.


  • Arthur: So, a totem. It's a small object, potentially heavy, something you can have on you all the time...
    Ariadne: What, like a coin?
    Arthur: No, it has to be more unique than that, like - this is a loaded die. [Ariadne reaches out to take the die]
    Ariadne: Nah, I can't let you touch it, that would defeat the purpose. See only I know the balance and weight of this particular loaded die. That way when you look at your totem, you know beyond a doubt you're not in someone else's dream.


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.


  • Yusuf: Brain function in the dream will be about twenty times to normal. When you enter a dream within that dream, the effect is compounded: it's three dreams, that's ten hours times twen...
    Eames: I'm sorry, uh, maths was never my strong subject. How much time is that?
    Cobb: It's a week the first level down. Six months the second level down, and... the third level...
    Ariadne: ...is ten years! Who would wanna be stuck in a dream for ten years?
    Yusuf: Depends on the dream.


  • Cobb: Your waiting for a train....
    Cobb: You're waiting for a train.


  • Saito: I bought the airline. It seemed neater!


  • Cobb: A kick!
    Ariadne: What's a kick?


  • Eames: Listen, if you're going to perform inception, you need imagination
    Eames: Listen, if you're going to perform inception you need imagination.


  • Browning: good looking fellow im sure
    Browning: Well, good-looking fellow, I'm sure.


  • Cobb: think about James think about Phillipa now
    Cobb: Think about James. Think about Phillipa now.


  • Eames: Musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


  • Cobb: If this is my dream then why can't this?
    Mal: Because you don't know your dreaming!


  • Eames: Listen, if your going to perform inception, you need imagination
    Eames: Listen, if your going to perform inception, you need imagination.


  • Arthur: Now how can I drop you without gravity?


  • Eames: Arthur, your still working with that stick in the mud?


  • Mal: I'll tell you a riddle. You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. But it doesn't matter. How can it not matter to you where that train will take you?


  • Arthur: Give him the kick.


  • Cobb: Never recreate from your memory. Always imagine new places!


  • Eames: You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


  • Cobb: I miss you more than I can bear, but we had our time together. I have to let you go.


  • Miles: Come back to reality, Dom.
    Miles: Come back to reality, Cobb.


  • Cobb: What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere.


  • Robert Fischer Jr: I know, Dad. I know you were disappointed I couldn't be you.
    Maurice Fischer: No, no, no... I was disappointed... that you tried.


  • Cobb: [to Ariadne] You create the world of the dream. We bring the subject into that dream, and they fill it with their subconscious.


  • Cobb: You create the world of the dream. You bring the subject into that dream and they fill it with their subconcious.
    Ariadne: Then you break in and steal it.
    Cobb: Well...


  • Cobb: You're waiting for a train. A train that'll take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you. But you can't know for sure. Yet it doesn't matter. Now, tell me why?
    Mal: Because you'll be together!


  • Miles: Mr. Cobb has a job offer he'd like to discuss with you.
    Ariadne: What? Like work placement?
    Cobb: Not exactly.


  • Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


  • Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


  • Arthur: Give me a kiss.
    Ariadne: (kisses him) They're still coming.
    Ariadne: [kisses him] They're still coming.
    Arthur: Worth a shot.


  • Cobb: I miss you more than I can bear, but we had our time together, and I have to let you go. I have to let you go.


  • Mal: You know how to find me. You know what you have to do.


  • Cobb: She had locked something away, something deep inside. A truth that she had once known but chose to forget, and she couldn't break free.


  • Mal: You infected my mind!
    Cobb: I was trying to save you.
    Mal: You betrayed me, but you can make amends. You can still keep your promise. We can still be together, right here, in the world we built together.


  • Robert Fischer Jr: I know you were disappointed I couldn't be you.
    Maurice Fischer: No, no, no. I was disappointed that you tried.


  • Eames: [Shows up while Arthur is in a gunfight] You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. [Pulls out a grenade launcher]
    Eames: [shows up while Arthur is in a gunfight] You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. [pulls out a grenade launcher]


  • Miles: come back to reality Dom please
    Miles: Come back to reality, Dom. Please


  • Saito: Do you want to take a leap of faith or become an old man filled with regret waiting to die alone !!!
    Saito: Do you want to take a leap of faith or become an old man filled with regret waiting to die alone!


  • Miles: I got someone better!


  • Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.


  • Eames: Eames: [Shows up while Arthur is in a gunfight] You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. [Pulls out a grenade launcher]
    Eames: [Shows up while Arthur is in a gunfight] You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. [Pulls out a grenade launcher]


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.


  • Eames: If we are gonna perform Inception we need imagination.


  • Cobb: (From trailer) You're asking me for Inception.I hope you do understand the gravity of that request.
    Cobb: [from trailer] You're asking me for Inception. I hope you do understand the gravity of that request.


  • Arthur: You.What the hell was all that?
    Cobb: I have it under control.
    Arthur: I'd hate to see it out of control.


  • Saito: Are you here to kill me?


  • Eames: Great! Thank you! So now we're trap 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: There's plenty of good thieves.
    Cobb: We don't need just a thief, we need a forger!


  • Cobb: She'll be back. I never seen anyone picked it up that quickly before. Reality is not gonna be enough for her now and when she comes back, when she comes back you gonna have her building mazes.


  • Ariadne: I.. I don't know if.. if you can't see what's going on or if you just don't want to but Cobb have some serious problems that his tried to bury down there and I'm not about to just open my mind to someone like that.


  • Cobb: I need an architect who is as good as I was.
    Miles: I got somebody better!


  • Miles: You're here to corrupt one of my brightest and best.
    Cobb: You know what I'm offering. You have to let them decide for themselves.


  • Cobb: You don't seem to understand Mr. Saito, the corporation that hired us, we won't accept failure, we won't last two days.


  • Cobb: You are waiting for a train.. a train that will take you far, far away.. you know where you hope this train will take you, but you can't know for sure.. yet it doesn't matter.. now tell me why!
    Mal: Because we'll be together!


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real while your in them right? Its only when you wake up when you realize they were actually strange.
    Cobb: You know when your in a dream that your always in the middle of the action. Tell me... How did we get here?
    Ariadne: Well we just walked...
    Cobb: Think about it, how did we get here?
    Ariadne: We're dreaming?


  • Arthur: Well, it was worth a try. (after stealing a kiss from Ariadne)
    Arthur: Well, it was worth a try. [after stealing a kiss from Ariadne]


  • Nash: He won't wake.
    Arthur: Give him the kick.
    Nash: What?
    Arthur: Drop him.


  • Cobb: What are you doing here?
    Mal: I thought you could miss me
    Mal: I thought you could miss me.


  • Arthur: A paradox
    Arthur: A paradox.


  • Cobb: what is the most resileant parasite ?....An idea
    Cobb: What is the most resileant parasite? An idea.
    Cobb: What is the most resilient parasite? An idea.


  • Cobb: Now you listen to me, if you jump you're not going to wake up, remember?'


  • Cobb: Jesus Christ!!
    Cobb: Jesus Christ!


  • Cobb: It is possible, you just need to add a sedative.
    Yusuf: A powerful sedative.


  • Cobb: When we wound up on the beach of our own subconcious, we lost sight of what was real.


  • Arthur: If I say to you, don't think about elephants what do you think about?
    Saito: Elephants.


  • Cobb: Cobb: I specialize in a very specific type of security. Subconscious security. Robert Fischer: You're talking about dreams?
    Cobb: I specialize in a very specific type of security. Subconscious security.
    Robert Fischer Jr: You're talking about dreams?


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them... it's only when we wake up we realize that something was actually strange.


  • Miles: Mr. Cobb has a job offering for you.
    Ariadne: What, some kind of work placement?
    Cobb: Not exactly.


  • Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


  • Arthur: Give him the Kick!
    Nash: What?
    Arthur: Drop him.


  • Cobb: I 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.


  • Ariadne: So who's subconscious are we going into exactly?


  • Eames: Musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling
    Eames: Musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.


  • Robert Fischer Jr: I know dad, i know you were disappointed i couldn't be you.
    Robert Fischer Jr: I know dad, I know you were disappointed I couldn't be you.
    Maurice Fischer: No no no...i was disappointed...that you tried.
    Maurice Fischer: No no no... I was disappointed... that you tried.


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.


  • Saito: I'm gonna buy the airlines, it's neater
    Saito: I'm gonna buy the airlines, it's neater.


  • Eames: No place for tourist in this job
    Saito: No room for a tourist on this job.


  • Cobb: You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you can't know for sure. But it doesn't matter. Now tell me why!
    Mal: Because you'll be together!


  • Cobb: There's one thing you should know about me. I specialize in a very specific type of security. Subconscious security.
    Robert Fischer Jr: You talkin' about dreams?


  • Miles: It'll take more than the occasional stuffed animal to convince those children they still have a father.


  • Arthur: If I say to you don't think about elephants, what's the first thing you think about?
    Saito: Elephants.


  • Ariadne: That's some subconscious you've got on you, Cobb! She's a real charmer!
    Arthur: Oh, I see you've met Mrs Cobb.


  • Ariadne: My subconscious seems polite enough.
    Arthur: Well wait, it'll turn ugly. No one wants to feel someone else messing around their mind.


  • Ariadne: Do you think you can just build a prison of memories to lock her in? Do you really think that that's gonna contain her?


  • Cobb: Never recreate from your memory. Always imagine new places!


  • Arthur: Dream is Collapsing
    Arthur: I know. The dream is collapsing.


  • Arthur: You couldn't have peed before you went under?
    Yusuf: Sorry.
    Eames: A bit too much free champagne before takeoff, eh, Yusuf?
    Yusuf: Ha ha bloody-ha.


  • Ariadne: You've got a work placement?
    Ariadne: Like a work placement?
    Cobb: Not exactly.


  • Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


  • Arthur: You mean, a dream within a dream.


  • Robert Fischer Jr: Couldn't someone have dreamed up a goddamn beach?!
    Robert Fischer Jr: Couldn't somebody have dreamt up a goddamned beach?


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real while we are in them, it's only when we wake up that we realize something was strange.
    Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.


  • Cobb: An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious.
    Cobb: What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere.


  • Cobb: What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm?
    Arthur: What Mr. Cobb is trying to say-
    Cobb: An idea. Resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate.


  • Ariadne: wait a second, whose dream exactly are we going into again?
    Ariadne: Wait, whose subconscious are we going through, exactly?


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.


  • Eames: You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


  • Saito: "Are you willing to take a leap of faith, or become an old man filled with regret, waiting to die alone?"
    Saito: Don't you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone!


  • Arthur: Cobb: I have it under control Arthur: I'd hate to see out of control
    Cobb: I have it under control.
    Arthur: I'd hate to see out of control.


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real when we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.
    Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.


  • Cobb: One simple little idea, that changed everything.
    Cobb: The seed that we planted in this man's mind may change everything.


  • Cobb: Create a maze in two minutes that takes me one munite to solve.
    Cobb: You have two minutes to make a maze that takes me one minute to solve.


  • Ariadne: Wait a minute, Whose subconscious are we going into?
    Ariadne: Wait a minute, whose subconscious are we going into, exactly?


  • Cobb: Look at you. You're just a shade, a shade of my real wife. How could I capture all your beauty, your complexity, your perfection, your imperfection, in a dream? Yes, you're the best that I can do. But, I'm sorry, you're just not good enough.


  • Cobb: You ask me for Inception. I hope you appreciate the gravity of that request.
    Cobb: You ask me for Inception. I want to make sure you understand the gravity of that request.


  • Saito: Do you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, and die alone?
    Saito: I'm asking you to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, destined to die alone?
    Saito: I'm asking you to take a leap of faith. Or do you want to become an old man, filled with regret, destined to die alone?


  • Miles: Mr. Cobb has a job offer he would like to discuss with you.
    Ariadne: Like a work placement?
    Cobb: Not exactly.


  • Eames: [Shows up while Arthur is in a gunfight] You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling. [Pulls out a grenade launcher]


  • Cobb: I specialize in a very specific type of security. Subconscious security.
    Robert Fischer Jr: Are you talking about dreams? Are you talking about extraction?


  • Miles: Come back to reality Dom. Please.
    Miles: Come back to reality Cobb. Please.
    Miles: Come back to reality Tom. Please.
    Cobb: Those kids, your grandchildren, they're waiting for their grandfather 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.
    Cobb: Those kids, 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.


  • Cobb: We were not prepare for this! We were not prepare this!
    Cobb: We were not prepared for this! We were not prepared this!


  • Cobb: I have it under control
    Cobb: I have it under control.
    Arthur: I need to see out of control
    Arthur: I'd hate to see it out of control.


  • Cobb: Whar is the most resiliant parasite? A bacteria, a virus, an intestinal worm?
    Cobb: What is the most resiliant parasite? A bacteria, a virus, an intestinal worm?
    Arthur: Uhhhh what Mr. Cobb is trying to say-
    Cobb: An idea.......


  • Cobb: Let me ask you a question, you never really remember the beginning of a dream, do you?
    Ariadne: I guess..
    Cobb: So, how did you get here?
    Ariadne: well we just came back from the uh...
    Ariadne: Well we just came back from the uh...
    Cobb: think about it Ariadne, how did youy get here?
    Cobb: Think about it, Ariadne, how did you get here?
    Ariadne: We're dreaming?


  • Robert Fischer Jr: Couldn't somebody have dreamt up a goddamn beach?


  • Arthur: Don't think about Elephants. What are you thinking about?
    Saito: Elephants.


  • Arthur: It would have to be a 747.
    Cobb: Why is that?
    Arthur: Because in a 747, the pilot?s up top, and the first class cabin?s in the nose, so no one would walk through. But you?d have to buy out the entire cabin. And the first class flight attendant?
    Saito: I bought the airline. It seemed neater.


  • Cobb: Reality? Those kids, 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.
    Miles: I've got somebody better.


  • Cobb: Because building a dream from your memory is the easiest way to lose your grasp on what's real and what isn't real.
    Ariadne: Is that what happend to you?


  • Saito: Don't you want to take a leap of faith? Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone!


  • Mal: You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you can't be sure. but it doesn't matter - because we'll be together


  • Eames: You musn't be afraid to dream bigger, Darling.


  • Arthur: Eames, I am impressed.
    Eames: Your condescension, as always, is much appreciated, Arthur, thank you.


  • Arthur: What the hell was all that?
    Cobb: I have it under control.
    Arthur: I'd hate to see out of control.


  • Cobb: Dreams feel real when we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.


  • Yusuf: That many dreams within dreams is too unstable!


  • Cobb: The seed that we planted in this man's mind may change everything.


  • Eames: "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling"
    Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.


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