Leonard Shelby quotes

[running] Okay, so what am I doing? [sees man also running] I'm chasing this guy. [man shoots] Nope. He's chasing me.

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

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 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?

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

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?

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

The world doesn't just disappear when you close your eyes. Does it?

[Looking down at the liquor bottle in his hands] I don't feel drunk.

Do I lie to myself to be happy? In your case, Teddy, yes, I will.

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