Total Recall – Quotes

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Conversation between Doug and Lori Quaid:  “I know this isn’t exactly what we had in mind when we were younger.”

                -“This castle?”

                -“But who gets everything they fantasize about, right?  We have to get you some better dreams.”

Resistance slogan:  “The Fall Enslaves Us All”

Rekall Ad:  “Going somewhere?  No?  Don’t let that stop you.  We can give you a set of memories.  Rekall:  Let us remember it for you.”

“Day after day, year after year, without even questioning it.”

Doug:  “You believe those stories about recall?  …  You never even thought about it just a little bit?”

New guy to Doug:  “Your friend was wrong about recall; best memories I have.”

Doug:  “I’ve been having these dreams.  Feels like I’m doing something, something important.  … Are you actually happy with how your life turned out?

Rekall tech:  “You’ve got some tug, some longing.  We’re going to give you that.  You’re here because something is missing.”

Rekall tech:  “You’re gonna have such a good time you’re not gonna wanna come back.”

Rekall tech:  “What is life but our brain’s chemical reaction to it?”

Doug:  “This is all a mistake.   I’m nobody.”

Wife:  “Whatever happened was a delusion.”

Doug:  “If I’m not me, then who the h*** am I?”

To Doug:  “Anything you think you know is not real.”

Doug in a video to his future self:  “If my instincts are right, somewhere inside of you is still me.”

Melina to Doug:  “You need to get to Matthias.  He’s the one person capable of stopping the invasion.”

Doug:  “I’m Doug Quaid; that’s all I know.

                Melina:  “You recognize me?”

                Doug:  “From a dream.”

Doug is told he is “suffering paranoid dissociative break.”

Harry:  “We have to kill her. She’s at the whole epicenter of this fantasy.”

Lori to Doug:  “I thought you were a loser.  Turns out I was living with the greatest intelligence agent ever.  Everyone seems to know you but me.  Strange.”

Doug:  “I want to remember so I can be myself.”

                Matthias:  “Each man wants to know who he really is.  The past is a construct of the mind, but he heart lives in the present.  Look there and you’ll find what you’re looking for.”

Cohaagen: “All this trouble for one man?”

                Matthias:  “Never underestimate the power of one man.  I don’t.”

Matthias to Doug:  “In just a few hours you’ll awake and you will be the old Houser again. Patriotic.  Ruthless.”

To Doug:  “Look at you.  Still fighting and you don’t even know who you are.”

                Doug:  “I may not remember who I was, but I know who I am.”