MementoStreaming Video - 2001
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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.
Natalie (of Leonard's wife): "Tell me about her again." Leonard Shelby: "...Why?" Natalie: "Because you like to remember her." Leonard Shelby: "She was beautiful... To me she was perfect." Natalie: "No. Don't just recite the words. Close your eyes... and *remember* her." Leonard Shelby (closes eyes): "...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..."
"I know what that's going to sound like when I knock on it. I know what that's going to feel like when I pick it up. See? Certainties. It's the kind of memory that you take for granted."
"So you lie to yourself to be happy. There's nothing wrong with that. We all do it."
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(paraphrasing) "No, no, it's not amnesia. It's different. I remember everything up 'til the incident. I know all I knew before. I know all about myself. I just...can't remember anything new. Everything new I learn...fades. If we talk for too long, I'll forget how we started & next time I see you, I won't remember this conversation. I won't even know if we've met before."