We are on equal footing.
Norman: You've always been there with me. To keep me safe.
Mother: Yes. We are two parts of the same person. Both are very real. But there's one thing you don't know. The pain that I would keep you from feeling? You need to feel it. Like Adam wanting all the knowledge and eating the apple in the Garden of Eden? You get the truth, but you also see the pain. We are partners now, Norman. You have no choice. We are on equal footing.