I remember once reading a very esoteric, borderline nonsensical quote somewhere on the old IMDb boards which was apparently one of Nolan's inspirations for the film Inception. It had very few conjunctive words, and possibly included the words 'inside' and 'behind'.

Maybe something like 'Inside Behind, Open. Above Depth, Removed.'

Or something!

Can anyone help?

  • 2
    This sounds like one of the 64 hexagram titles found in the I Ching. However, there are several translations, and this is probably from one particular translation that is likely still under copyright, so simple Internet searches might never yield a hit. Maybe start by getting ahold of the most popular translation and reading all the titles? Feb 8, 2018 at 15:41
  • Christopher Nolan directed 'Memento' based upon his brothers short-story. C. Nolan also talked about that story and film as an influence to 'Inception' (along with 'The Matrix', 'Dark City', 'The Thirteenth Floor'--L.A. Times 04 April, 2010). Is it possibly one of the tattoos/clues from 'Memento'? E.g. 'She is Gone. Time still passes'. Or, perhaps, a quote from Jonathan Nolan's short-story 'Memento Mori'..? E. g. "Time is three things for most people, but for you, for us, just one. A singularity. One moment."
    – wcullen
    Feb 11, 2018 at 22:18
  • Thanks but no - it was barely a sentence. It was very mystical and took some figuring out, grammatically.
    – TCassa
    Feb 11, 2018 at 22:21


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