“Altered States” quotes(1980)
Plot – Eddie Jessup is a young scientist who researches the origins of life through the human mind. Some students have been subjected to a test: they have been immersed in a bath of salt water, alone and in the dark. Jessup thinks in that way someone can lose consciousness and can recover the sensations of the beginning of life, but the scientist is not satisfied by the results, so he experiments the test on himself despite the risks.
All actors – William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid, Thaao Penghlis, Miguel Godreau, Dori Brenner, Peter Brandon, Charles White-Eagle, Drew Barrymore, Megan Jeffers, Jack Murdockshow all
“Altered States” Quotes 12 quotes
“- Eddie Jessup: I can't live with it Emily, the pain is unbearable.
- Emily Jessup: We all live with it. That unbearable terror is what makes us such singular creatures. We hide from it, we succumb to it, mostly we defy it! We build fragile little structures to keep it out. We love, we raise families, we work, we make friends. We writepoems...”
“He doesn't love me. He never loved me. I was never real to him. Nothing in the human experience is real to him.”
“Memory is energy! It doesn't disappear - it's still in there. There's a physiological pathway to our earlier consciousnesses. There has to be; and I'm telling you it's in the goddamned limbic system.”
“I'm not afraid of that solitary pain. In fact, if I don't strip myself of all this clatter and clutter and ridiculous ritual, I shall go out of my fucking mind.”
“Emily's quite content to go on with this life. She insists she's in love with me - whatever that is. What she means is she prefers the senseless pain we inflict on each other to the pain we would otherwise inflict on ourselves.”
“I'm a man in search of his true self.”
“Of all the God damn men in this world, why do I have to love this one? I can't get him out of me. Do you know how many men I tried to fall in love with this past year? But it won't work. No matter who I'm in bed with I have to imagine it's him or nothing happens. No matter who I'm eating with or walking with there's always this pain because it...” (continue)(continue reading)