"And so Richard Parker went ahead of me. He stretched his legs, and walked along the shore. At the edge of the jungle, he stopped. I was certain he was going to look back to me. Flatten his ears to his head, growl, that he would bring our relationship to an end in some way. But he just stared ahead into the jungle. And then, Richard Parker, my fierce companion, the terrible one who kept me alive... disappeared forever from my life. After a few hours, a member of my own species found me. He left and returned with a group who carried me away. I wept like a child, not because I was overwhelmed at having survived, although I was. I was weeping because Richard Parker left me... so unceremoniously. It broke my heart. You know, my father was right. Richard Parker never saw me as his friend. After all we had been through, he didn't even look back. But I have to believe there was more in these eyes than my own reflection staring back at me. I know it, I felt it. Even if I can't prove it. You know, I've left so much behind... my family, the zoo, India, Anandi... I suppose in the end the whole of life becomes an act of letting go. But what always hurts the most, is not taking a moment to say goodbye. I was never able to thank my father, for all I'd learnt from him. To tell him without his lessons... I would never have survived! I know Richard Parker's a tiger, but... I wish I had said: "It's over, we survived..." thank you for saving my life. I love you, Richard Parker. You'll always be with me..."
Axel Blackmar: Whenever I try to remember my dreams, I always turn 'em into stories. But dreams are like life. You can't catch it with your hands because you can't catch something you don't really see. If you believe in your dreams, you could be sure that any force, a tornado, a volcano or a typhoon, wouldn't be able to knock you out of love; because love exists on its own. - arizona dream
Cobb: What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. 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. (inception)