Oh, I'm chasing this guy.
No. He's chasing me.
It's my memory.
No, no, it's different from that. I have no short-term memory.
Since my injury I can't make new memories. Everything fades.
The movie is about Leonard Shelby who believes in his life through notes, Polaroid photographs with caption and permanent tattoos on his body. Since he has short term memory or practically doesn't remember anything and anybody, he trusts his instincts, handwriting and tattoos.
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 here...
But it works for me.
I live the way Sammy couldn't.
Habit and routine make my life possible.
Conditioning. Acting on instinct.
I'm no different.
We have to let go of some of our past. Even if it means 'no learning from that past', it's worth it.
To cut long story short, Memento is an amazing insight and perspective on memory, instincts and conditioning behaviour. A must watch for an healthier outlook towards life.