Inception is a science fiction film composed and directed by Christopher Nolan, who also co-produced the film with Emma Thomas, his wife. The film features Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who can steal information by entering his target’s mind through dreams.
Now lets check out some of the best Inception quotes from various characters…
Inception Quotes by Cobb
1. “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, you gonna have her building mazes.”
2. “I think positive emotion trumps negative emotion every time. We all yearn for reconciliation, for catharsis.”
3. “They say we only use a fraction of our brain’s true potential. Now, that’s when we’re awake. When we’re asleep, we can do almost anything.”
4. “No idea is simple when you have to plant it in someone else’s mind.”
5. “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.”
6. “You don’t seem to understand Mr. Saito, the corporation that hired us, we won’t accept failure, we won’t last two days.”
7. Miles: Come back to reality, Dom. Please
Cobb: Now you listen to me if you jump you’re not going to wake up, remember?
8. “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.”
9. “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.”
10. “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.”
11. “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.”
12. “You create the world of the dream. We bring the subject into that dream, and they fill it with their subconscious.”
13. “I specialize in a very specific type of security. Subconscious security.”
14. “Building a dream from your memory is the easiest way of losing your grasp on what’s real and what is a dream.”
15. “The seed that we planted in this man’s mind may change everything.”
16. “You’re asking me for Inception. I hope you do understand the gravity of that request.”
17. Arthur: There’s plenty of good thieves.
Cobb: We don’t need just a thief, we need a forger!
18. “When we wound up on the beach of our own subconscious, we lost sight of what was real.”
19. 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.
20. “Downward is the only way forward.”
Inception Quotes by Arthur
21. Saito: If you can steal an idea, why can’t you plant one there instead?
Arthur: Okay, this is me, planting an idea in your mind. I say: don’t think about elephants. What are you thinking about?
22. “In the dream state, your conscious defenses are lowered, and it makes your thoughts vulnerable to theft.”
23. “True inspiration is impossible to fake.”
24. Ariadne: What’s happening?
Arthur: Your subconscious is looking for the dreamer; me. Quick, give me a kiss.
25. Cobb: I have it under control.
Arthur: I’d hate to see it out of control.
26. “The dreamer can always remember the genesis of the idea.”
27. “Now, how can I drop you without gravity?”
Inception Quotes by Others
28. “Couldn’t somebody have dreamt up a goddamned beach?”
29. “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 ten.”
30. “It’ll take more than the occasional stuffed animal to convince those children they still have a father.”
31. “Do you want to take a leap of faith or become an old man filled with regret waiting to die alone?”
32. “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?”
33. “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?”
34. Robert Fischer Jr: I know you were disappointed I couldn’t be you.
Maurice Fischer: No, no, no. I was disappointed that you tried.
35. 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.
36. “If we are gonna perform Inception then we need imagination.” — Eames
37. “You mind telling your subconscious to take it easy?” — Ariadne
38. “That many dreams within dreams is too unstable.” — Yusuf
39. “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” — Eames
Reasons Inception is One of Nolan’s Best Movie
Characters Feel Relevant To The Story: Inception has a big number of characters, and each of the characters is meaningful. They all were integral to the story, even when the story was so intriguing.
Action Sequences Seems Unique: The real-world approach to everything from the beginning, which includes the city’s folding into itself and the battle in the hallway, is incredibly original because it’s dreamlike but still seems that it’s happening in real life.
Plot Is Easy To Follow: Dream thieves who typically take ideas from someone’s mind are on a mission to plant one instead inside someone else’s mind. If you’ve read that sentence, then you can understand the plot of Inception, and you’ll be able to comprehend. This is the kind of movie where you can feel confident to understand it all, and anyone who is a part of the audience can get some pleasure from it.
An Ending that Everyone Talks About: Is Cobb still in a dream? Is he awake? There are still people who argue about the end credit of Inception; this has given the film a longer life. Everybody loves endings that leave something to think about.