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Memento (film) Quotes

Memento (film) is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . Memento completed its run in 1970.

It features Suzanne Todd; Jennifer Todd as producer, David Julyan; Michael Kamen in charge of musical score, and Wally Pfister as head of cinematography.

Memento (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Memento (film) is 113 minutes long. Memento (film) is distributed by Newmarket Films.

The cast includes: Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, Joe Pantoliano as Teddy, Carrie-Anne Moss as Natalie, Callum Keith Rennie as Dodd, Stephen Tobolowsky as Sammy Jankis, and Larry Holden as Jimmy Grantz.

Memento (film) Quotes

Joe Pantoliano as Teddy

  • (Joe Pantoliano) "You don't know who you are anymore."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Of course I do. I'm Leonard Shelby. I'm from San Francisco."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "No, that's who you were. Maybe it's time you started investigating yourself."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "But when you killed him I, I was so convinced that you'd remember. But it didn't stick -- like nothin' ever sticks, like this won't stick."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "You're living."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Only for revenge."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "Nice shot, Liebowitz."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "You really want to get this guy, don't you?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "He killed my wife. He took away my fucking memory. He destroyed my ability to live."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "We found him, you killed him --. But you didn't remember."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "Someone has to pay, Lenny. Somebody always pays."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "It's beer o'clock, and I'm buying."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "Lenny. That shit kills."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "You know how many towns, how many guys called James G? Or John G? Shit, Leonard, I'm a fuckin' John G."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Your name's Teddy."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "My mother calls me Teddy."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "You don't want the truth. You make up your own truth."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "Was he scared?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "Yeah, I think it was your sinister moustache."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "Fuck you."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "I guess I can only make you believe the things you want to be true."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "You know, I've had more rewarding friendships than this one. Although I do get to keep telling the same jokes."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "When she offers to help, it'll be for her own reasons. I'm not lying. Take my pen, write this down. Do not trust her."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "So you lie to yourself to be happy. There's nothing wrong with that. We all do it."

Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby

  • (Guy Pearce) "Probably burned truck loads of your stuff before. Can't remember to forget you."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I was the only guy who disagreed with the cops; and I had brain damage."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Strip."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Take off your pants too."
  • (Larry Holden) "Why?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "I don't want to get blood on them."
  • (Guy Pearce) "You know, I can remember so much. The feel of the world -- her."
  • (Guy Pearce) "She's gone. And the present is trivia, which I scribble down as fucking notes."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I can't remember to forget you."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Beg my wife's forgiveness, before I blow"
  • (Guy Pearce) "your brains out."
  • (Guy Pearce) "My car."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "This is your car."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Oh, you're in a playful mood. It's not good for you to make fun of somebody's handicap."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "Just trying to have a little fun."
  • (Guy Pearce) "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."
  • (Guy Pearce) "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."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Hmmm. I don't feel drunk."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I have this condition."
  • (Guy Pearce) "So where are you? You're in some motel room. You just; you just wake up and you're in; in a motel room. There's the key. It feels like maybe it's just the first time you've been there, but perhaps you've been there for a week, three months. It's; it's kind of hard to say. I don't; I don't know. It's just an anonymous room."
  • (Guy Pearce) "How can you read that again?"
  • (Leonard's Wife) "It's good."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Yeah, but you read it like a thousand times."
  • (Leonard's Wife) "I enjoy it."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I always thought the pleasure of a book was wanting to know what comes next."
  • (Leonard's Wife) "Hey, don't be a prick. I'm not reading it to annoy you, I enjoy it. Just let me read -- please."
  • (Guy Pearce) "When I looked into his eyes I thought I saw recognition. Now I know. You fake it. If you think you're supposed to recognize somebody you, you just pretend. You bluff it to get a pat on the head from the doctors. You bluff it to seem less like a freak."
  • (Guy Pearce) "These tracks are just a few days old."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "What are you, Pocahontas?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "If we can't make memories, we can't heal."
  • (Guy Pearce) "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."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I found you, you fuck."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Sammy had no drive, no reason to make it work."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Me? Yeah, I got a reason."
  • (Guy Pearce) "If we talk for too long, I'll forget how we started. Next time I see you, I'm not gonna remember this conversation. I don't even know if I've met you before."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I've told you this before, haven't I?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "Hi. Uh, Lincoln Street?"
  • (Waiter) "Oh, you just take the main road --"
  • (Guy Pearce) "Hang on, let me write this down."
  • (Waiter) "Oh, it's easy. You just --"
  • (Guy Pearce) "Trust me, I need to write this down."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Facts, not memories. That's how you investigate. I know, it's what I used to do."
  • (Burt Hadley) "Oh shit. This is the wrong room. You're in 304 now. I'm sorry. I fucked up."
  • (Guy Pearce) "This is not my room?"
  • (Burt Hadley) "No, come on, let's go."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Why is this my handwriting?"
  • (Burt Hadley) "-- This was your room, but now you're in 304."
  • (Guy Pearce) "When was I in here?"
  • (Burt Hadley) "Last week. But then I rented you another room on top of it."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Why?"
  • (Burt Hadley) "Business is slow. I mean, I told my boss about the; your condition and stuff, and he said try and rent him another room."
  • (Guy Pearce) "So how many rooms am I checked into in this shit-hole?"
  • (Burt Hadley) "Just two, so far."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Well, at least you're being honest about ripping me off."
  • (Burt Hadley) "Well, you're not gonna remember anyway."
  • (Guy Pearce) "You don't have to be that honest, Burt."
  • (Burt Hadley) "Leonard, always get a receipt."
  • (Guy Pearce) "That's good advice. I'll have to write that down."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I don't think they'd let someone like me carry a gun."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "I fucking hope not."
  • (Burt Hadley) "What's it like?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "It's like waking. Like you just woke up."
  • (Burt Hadley) "That must suck."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Awake. Where am I?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "Remember Sammy Jankis."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Sammy Jankis wrote himself endless notes. But he'd get mixed up. I've got a more graceful solution to the memory problem. I'm disciplined and organized. I use habit and routine to make my life possible. Sammy had no drive. No reason to make it work."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Ah, fuck -- Sorry."
  • (Guy Pearce) "We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different."
  • (Guy Pearce) "My wife deserves revenge, whether I know about it or not."
  • (Guy Pearce) "OK, so what am I doing?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "Oh, I'm chasing this guy."
  • (Guy Pearce) "No -- he's chasing me."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I don't want your fucking money."
  • (Larry Holden) "Then what? What do you want?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "I want my fucking life back."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I take it I've told you about my condition."
  • (Joe Pantoliano) "Only every time I see ya."
  • (Guy Pearce) "There are things you know for sure."
  • (Carrie-Anne Moss) "Such as?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "I know what that's going to sound like when I knock on it. I know that's what going to feel like when I pick it up. See? Certainties. It's the kind of memory that you take for granted."
  • (Guy Pearce) "It's just an anonymous room. There's nothing in the drawers. But you look anyway. Nothing except the Gideon bible, which I, of course, read religiously."

Carrie-Anne Moss as Natalie

  • (Carrie-Anne Moss) "You know what? I think I'm gonna use you. I'm telling you now because I'll enjoy it so much more if I know that you could stop me if you weren't such a fucking freak."
  • (Carrie-Anne Moss) "You know what one of the reasons for short term memory loss is? Venereal disease. Maybe your cunt of fucking a wife sucked one too many diseased cocks and turned you into a fucking retard."
  • (Carrie-Anne Moss) "But even if you get revenge you're not gonna remember it. You're not even going to know that it happened."
  • (Guy Pearce) "My wife deserves vengance. Doesn't make a difference whether I know about it. Just becuase there are things I don't remember doesn't make my actions meaningless. The world doesn't just disappear when you close your eyes, does it? Anyway, maybe I'll take a photograph to remind myself, get another freaky tattoo."
  • (Carrie-Anne Moss) "Get rid of Dodd for me. Kill him. I'll pay you."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Are you crazy? I'm not gonna kill someone for money."
  • (Carrie-Anne Moss) "What then? Love? What would you kill for? You'd kill for your wife, wouldn't you?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "That's different."
  • (Carrie-Anne Moss) "Not to me, I wasn't fucking married to her."
  • (Carrie-Anne Moss) "You sad, sad freak. I can say whatever the fuck I want, and you won't remember. We'll still be best friends. Or maybe even lovers."

Stephen Tobolowsky as Sammy Jankis

  • (Stephen Tobolowsky) "That's a test? Where were you guys when I did my CPA?"
  • (Stephen Tobolowsky) "What the fuck?"
  • (Doctor) "It's a test, Sammy."
  • (Stephen Tobolowsky) "Test this, you fucking quack."

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