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Rust Cohle (Rustin Spencer Cohle)

Rust Cohle is a character in the first season of the television series named True Detective. which was portrayed by Matthew McConaughey. Cohle and his partner Martin Hart are assigned to investigate a murder in the story of this season. here I collected some of his inspirational dialogues as quotes.

Rustin Cohle Quotes

“I’d consider myself a realist, all right? But in philosophical terms, I’m what’s called a pessimist… I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law… We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody’s nobody… I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction; one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.”


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“To realize that all your life—you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memory, all your pain—it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream. A dream that you had inside a locked room. A dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams there’s a monster at the end of it.” 


“There is no such thing as forgiveness. People just have short memories.”


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“I know who I am. And after all these years, there’s a victory in that.”


“I think about my daughter now, and what she was spared. Sometimes I feel grateful. The doctor said she didn’t feel a thing; went straight into a coma. Then, somewhere in that blackness, she slipped off into another deeper kind. Isn’t that a beautiful way to go out, painlessly as a happy child? Trouble with dying later is you’ve already grown up. The damage is done, it’s too late.”

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