written by Christopher Nolan, from the short story by Jonathan Nolan

Leonard: I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if i don't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world is 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 really are. I'm no different. (long pause) Now where was I?

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