Words from Martin Scorsese’s 2010 movie Shutter Island. In this drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane.
The following lines are quotes from the dialogue:
– Did you know that the word “trauma” comes from the Greek for “a wound”? Wounds can create monsters.
– Do you know how pain enters the body? It has nothing to do with flesh. The brain controls pain. The brain controls fear, empathy, sympathy, love, sleep, hunger, anger, everything! What if you could control it? Control the brain…
– People tell the world you are crazy and when you protest to the contrary, anything you do or say is used against you to confirm their theory. Once you are declared insane, it is all called part of that insanity: reasonable protest or denial, fears or paranoia.