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Carbon Based Lifeforms, an ambient music duo, sometimes embed text passages in their music, taken from various sources. This website claims that a French text passage in the song "Neurotransmitter" is taken "From Star Trek, the Next Generation". The passage translates to:

It's not a hallucination. It is not a dream. There is a real phenomenon, physical and measurable, lurking on board. Maybe you could help me identify it?

I wonder whether it really is taken from an TNG episode and if so, from which.

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    What about the forest? – L0j1k Oct 10 '16 at 4:17
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    Nope. Guess again. – RimaNari Oct 10 '16 at 6:26
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Yes.

From the episode Remember Me (Season 4 Episode 5):

CRUSHER: It's not a delusion. It is not a dream. There is a physical, measurable phenomenon at work here. Perhaps you could help me to identify it.

transcript link

After many different combinations of search terms on Google, I finally found it by searching for not a dream real "on board" "identify it" site:http://www.chakoteya.net/NextGen.

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    Upvoted for including the appropriate search phrase. – Matt Gutting Oct 9 '16 at 20:32
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"Remember Me"

From TNG's fourth season, the episode involves Doctor Crusher being trapped in a slowly decaying reality; the line is modified from the following exchange (emphasis mine):

Crusher: It's not a delusion. It is not a dream. There is a physical, measurable phenomenon at work here. Perhaps you could help me to identify it.

Picard: How?

Crusher: I'd like to use the ship's computer to monitor your life functions.

Picard: Until I disappear.

Crusher: It will happen.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4 Episode 6: "Remember Me"

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