Inception ó n. the beginning, as of a project or undertaking
Our dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up we realize things were actually strange.
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb
A dream within a dream within a dream? Is that even possible?
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Arthur
..So do you want to take a leap of faith, or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone?
- Ken Watanabe as Saito
Donít lose yourself. Find Saito. And bring him back.
- Ellen Page as Ariadne
Do you still dream, Mr. Cobb?
- Dileep Rao as Yusuf
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?
- Marion Cotillard as Mal
What's the most resilient parasite? A bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? ... An idea. Resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold in the brain, it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed, fully understood? That sticks.
— Dom Cobb
You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.
—Eames, to Arthur.
Assemble your team, Mr. Cobb. And choose your people more wisely.
Ariadne: What's happening?
Arthur: Your subconscious is looking for the dreamer: me. Quick, give me a kiss.
Ariadne: They're still looking at us.
Arthur: Yeah, it was worth a shot.
"Never recreate places from your memory. Always imagine new places!"
- Dom Cobb
You remind me of someone... a man I met in a half-remembered dream. He was possessed of some radical notions...
Wait, whose subconscious are we going through exactly?
Mal: 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?
Cobb: Because you'll be together.
No creeping doubts? Not feeling persecuted, Dom? Chased around the globe by anonymous corporations and police forces, the way the projections persecute the dreamer? Admit it: you don't believe in one reality anymore. So choose. Choose to be here. Choose me.
Mal, to Cobb while they're in Limbo.