What Right Has My Head To Call Itself Me
“At what precise moment...
...does an individual stop being who he thinks he is?
You know, I don't like complications.
Cut off my arm. I say, "Me and my arm."
You cut off my other arm. I say, "Me and my two arms."
...take out my stomach, my kidneys,
assuming that were possible...
And I say, "Me and my intestines."
And now, if you cut off my head...
...would I say, "Me and my head" or "Me and my body"?
What right has my head to call itself me?
Excerpt from the film “The Tenant”, 1976, by Roman Polanski.