Paddy Chayefsky - Altered States - It's Human Life That Is Real lyrics
I can't tell you how much you mean to me. How much I need you and the kids. I just wanted you to know that. You saved me. You redeemed me from the pit. I was in it, Emily! I was in that ultimate moment of terror that is the beginning of life. It is nothing. Simple, hideous nothing. The final truth of all things is that there is no final Truth. Truth is what's transitory. It's human life that is real. I don't want to frighten you, Emily, but what I'm trying to tell you is that that moment of terror is a real and living horror, living and growing within me now, and the only thing that keeps it from devouring me is you.
Emily responded: "Why don't you just come back to us?" He continued:
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It's too late. I don't think I can get out of it anymore. I can't live with it. The pain is too great.
As he went down the hallway, he was again shockingly regressed - he morphed and transformed into a proto-plasmic half-man/half blob-lava mass of cosmic energy (changing in color and form as he banged on the wall), and only through Emily's intervention in his final hallucinatory trip was she able to bring him back, as they embraced and the film concluded