Inception quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from Inception, as determined by you and your votes. Released on July 18, 2010, Inception introduced audiences to the world of "inception" and the art of extraction, where thieves like Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) navigate the subconscious while in a dream state and either plant or steal ideas. The tagline was "Your mind is the scene of the crime." Inception, a neo-noir sci-fi film centered on an unreal heist, was written and directed by Christopher Nolan.
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I've Seen One Before
[The first scene in limbo, Saito's dining room]
Saito: Are you here to kill me? [examines the totem top] I know what this is. I have seen one before, many many years ago. It belonged to a man in a half-remembered dream. A man possessed of some radical notion.
Pain Is In The Mind
[Cobb is extracting an idea from Saito's mind]
Saito: [from behind Cobb] Turn around.
Mal: Put the gun down, Dom. [points her handgun at Arthur, her hostage] Please.
[Cobb slides his pistol across the table]
Saito: Now the envelope, Mr. Cobb.
Cobb: Did she tell you? Or have you known all along?
Saito: That you are here to steal from me? Or that we are actually asleep? I want to know the name of your employer.
[Mal holds her gun to Arthur's head]
Cobb: Ah, no use threatening him in a dream, right, Mal?
Mal: That depends on what you're threatening. Killing him will just wake him up. But pain – [suddenly shoots Arthur in the knee] Pain is in the mind. And judging by the decor, we're in your mind, aren't we, Arthur?
[Cobb suddenly shoots Arthur in the head, waking him]
Here We Are
[Cobb is speaking with Saito in his apartment]
Cobb: [holding Saito's gun in his lap] You came prepared.
Saito: Not even my head of security knows about this apartment. How did you find out?
Cobb: Very difficult for a man in your position to keep a love nest like this secret, particularly when there's a married woman involved.
Saito: She would never –
Cobb: Yet, here we are.
I'm Still Dreaming
Saito: So, leave me and go.
Cobb: You don't seem to understand, Mr. Saito. The corporation that hired us, they won't accept failure. We won't last two days.
Arthur: [nervous] Cobb.
Cobb: Looks like I'm going to have to do this a little more simply. [throws Saito onto the floor] Tell us what you know! Tell us what you know now!
Saito: [touching the carpet and laughing] I've always hated this carpet. Stained and frayed in such distinctive ways. But very definitely made of wool. Right now... I'm lying on polyester. Which means, I'm not lying on my carpet in my apartment. You have lived up to your reputation, Mr. Cobb. I'm still dreaming.