I don't remember the exact quote, but it is during the scene towards then end when Craig is in John Malkovich's body for several months and a reporter is doing a voice over to demonstrate all of the accomplishments that Craiog/John has achieved. During one of these segments John is giving a puppeteering master class and is criticizing one students efforts by saying something like "the puppet's motions have to be an extension of your own self". This is a great way to state not only the social importance that Craig was trying to bring to the world of puppeteering, but it also functions as a way of showing the relationship of being inside John Malkovich's head. One doesn't merely idly watch what John does, instead the spectator engages themself to the point that they become an extension of John Malkovich.

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