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David Gale quotes

View Quote [Giving a lecture to his college students] Fantasies have to be unrealistic. Because the minute- the second- that you get what you want, you don't- you can't- want it anymore.
View Quote [Giving a lecture to his college students] Living by your wants will never make you happy; what it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you ever attain in terms of your desires but those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality, even self-sacrifice.
View Quote This is what Pascal means when he says that we are only truly happy when daydreaming about future happiness.
View Quote [while drunk] Socrates was ugly, Plato was fat, and, um, and Aristotle was a prissy dresser!
View Quote I fell off the wagon and hurt myself.
View Quote They wanted me to die knowing the key to my freedom was out there somewhere!
View Quote Death is a gift.
View Quote We spend our whole lives trying to stop death. Eating, inventing, loving, praying, fighting, killing. But what do we really know about death? Just that nobody comes back. But there comes a point in life - a moment - when your mind outlives its desires, its obsessions, when your habits survive your dreams, and when your losses... Maybe death is a gift. You wonder. All I can tell you is that by this time tomorrow I'll be dead. I know when. I just can't say why. You have 24 hours to find out.
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