Pirandello/Bond/Chan/Morrison

And this was a real crime, sir: because he who has had the luck to be born a character can laugh even at death. He cannot die. The man, the writer, the instrument of the creation will die, but the creation does not die.

The Father, in Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

Do you expect me to talk?

No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.

James Bond and Auric Goldfinger in Goldfinger

I don’t die. Even if I die, I come back with reincarnation, so I don’t die! 

Jackie Chan, in An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

Prepare to become fictional.

Limbo, in Grant Morrison’s Flex Mentallo

Freud/Amenábar

Basing itself on this discovery, dream interpretation has laid down the following rule: in analyzing a dream, if an uncertainty can be resolved into an “either—or,” we must replace it for purposes of interpretation by an “and,” and take each of the apparent alternatives as an independent starting point for a series of associations.

FreudOn Dreams

Abre los ojos.

Amenábar, Open Your Eyes