ARIADNE: Such as?
COBB: How do you imagine a building? You consciously create each aspect, puzzling over it in stages... But sometimes, when your imagination flies -
ARIADNE: I'm discovering it.
COBB: Exactly. Genuine inspiration. In a dream your mind continuously does that... It creates and perceives a world simultaneously. So well that you don't feel your brain doing the creating. That's why we can shortcircuit the process...
COBB: By taking over the creating part.
COBB: This is where you come in. You build the world of the dream. We take the subject into that dream, and let him fill it with his subconscious
ARIADNE: But are you trying to fool him that the dream is actually real life?
COBB: While we're in there, We don't want him to realize he's dreaming.
ARIADNE: How could I ever get enough detail to Convince him that it's real?
COBB: Our dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up we realize things were strange,
ARIADNE: But all the textures of real life the stone, the fabric. cars... people... your mind can't create all this.
COBB: It does. Every time you dream. Let me ask you a question: You never remember the beginning of your dreams, do you? You just turn up in the middle of what's going on.
ARIADNE: I guess.
COBB: So... how did we end up at this restaurant?
ARIADNE: We came here from...
COBB: How did we get here? Where are we?
ARIADNE: Oh my God. We're dreaming.
COBB: Because it's never just a dream. And a face full of glass hurts like hell, doesn't it? While we're in it, it's real.
ARTHUR: That's why the military developed dream sharing-a training program where soldiers could strangle, stab and shoot each other, then wake up.
ARIADNE: How did architects get involved?
COBB: Someone had to design the dreams.
ARIADNE: We were only asleep for five minutes? We talked for an hour at least...
COBB: When you dream, your mind functions more quickly, so time seems to pass more slowly.
ARTHUR: Five minutes in the real world gives you an hour in the dream.
COBB: Let's see how much trouble you can cause in five minutes.