Steve Nash Or Rust Cohle: Who Said The Sad And/Or Existential Thing?

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Steve Nash is a 40 year old point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. His body is not kind to him. Rust Cohle, age unknown, is a homicide detective in the Louisiana State Police. His mind is not kind to him. Both of these men have pondered the meaning of life in front of a camera recently. So, now we play a game. Who Said The Sad And/Or Existential Thing? Steve Nash or Rust Cohle?

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The quote: “Part of me is, like, not here. You know, I’m, like, elsewhere half the time. I’ve got so much on my mind. You know, I think inevitably you have these levels of stress and anxiety and worry about what’s gonna happen that you know, you, you’re very rarely present.”

The answer: Steve Nash

 

The quote: “People out here, it’s like they don’t even know the outside world exists.”

The answer: Rust Cohle

 

The quote: “It’s all one ghetto, man. Giant gutter into outer space.”

The answer: Rust Cohle

 

The quote: “Father Time wins all in the end.”

The answer: Steve Nash

 

The quote: “This, this is what I’m talking about. This is what I mean when I’m talking about time and death and futility. Alright there are broader ideas at work, mainly what is owed between us as a society for our mutual illusions. 14 straight hours of staring at DB’s, these are the things you think of.”

The answer: Rust Cohle

 

The quote: “I just, I’m running out of time it feels like. I’m running out of options.”

The answer: Steve Nash

 

The quote: “One of the hardest things about this whole thing has been this feeling like, you know, I’m just stuck in this, in no man’s land. Like, in this black hole.”

The answer: Steve Nash

 

The quote: “That you, yourself, this whole big drama, it was never anything but a jerry rig of presumption and dumb will. And you can just let go and finally know that you didn’t have to hold on so tight. To realize that all your life, 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.

The answer: Rust Cohle

 

The quote: “I feel like there’s something, like, that I can’t quite put my finger on that I don’t know it feels like it’s blocking me or I can see it out of the corner of my mind’s eye or it’s like this kind of dark presence and it’s, uhh, I don’t want it to sound mystical but I feel this sense of something, you know, blocking me or slowing me down or troubling me and I’ve started to wonder if that feeling I get isn’t like, like doubt, or that, more than that, is it the truth, that I am done?”

The answer: Steve Nash

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Picture at top via Grantland.

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