The Lathe of Heaven (1980 TV Movie)
George Orr: I was just thinking. Wouldn't it be funny if I wasn't the only one who could dream effectively? What if everybody could do it? And reality was being pulled out from under us all the time - and we didn't even know it? Well, it's just a thought.
[Quoting Chuang Tse.]
George Orr: Those whom heaven helps we call the sons of heaven. They do not learn this by learning. They do not work it by working. They do not reason it by using reason. To let understanding stop at what cannot be understood is a high attainment. Those who cannot do it will be destroyed on the lathe of heaven.
Dr. Haber: You know what they say, neurotics build castles in the sky, psychotics live in them.
Heather: Psychiatrists collect the rent.
Dr. Haber: Progress, George. Progress. We have made more progress in six weeks than humanity has made in the past six thousand years.
George Orr: Well, do you think with all of this progress you could help me to find Heather?
Dr. Haber: Who?
George Orr: [Irritated] Heather Lelache, the lawyer from HEW.
Dr. Haber: Oh, yes. What happened to her?
George Orr: I don't know, she's gone.
Dr. Haber: Oh, she's out there somewhere.
George Orr: I doubt it. She was brown, not gray.
George Orr: Uh, I'll be back in an hour, E'nememen Asfah.
Alien Robot: Take afternoon. There is time.
George Orr: Thanks.
Alien Robot: To go is to return.
Dr. Haber: Welcome to Dr. Haber's Palace of Dreams. Congratulations, George. You are the man of the hour. How do you feel today?
George Orr: I haven't felt anything for days.
Dr. Haber: [to his henchmen:] You may go.
Dr. Haber: Take it easy, George, take it easy! I know I've been working you very hard, but I think you'll agree it's been well worth the effort. Besides, today is a momentous occasion.
George Orr: Well, I don't think I can take another big day.
Dr. Haber: George, today I've cured you.
Dr. Haber: Don't you have anything to say?
George Orr: Words fail me.