Duncan Trussell Quotes

Who is Duncan Trussell?

Charles Duncan Trussell is an American actor, voice actor and stand-up comic. He is known for his podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour.

Trussell also wrote and appears on the Netflix series The Midnight Gospel, along with The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and Joe Rogan Questions Everything.

Born April 20, 1974

Books by Duncan Trussell


Best 39 Quotes by Duncan Trussell

“And all this time when you could have been romping around the fucking Garden of Eden fucking hot girls and eating steaks and living a beautiful life you were worried about...”

Duncan Trussell
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

“David Lynch was a big influence in how when you watch Twin Peaks or many of his films, one of the things I love is that he empowers the viewer to make their own decision about what's happening. It just starts in a world you don't know too much about, and he's so good at using that to amplify the mystery, but also the feeling that you're smart enough to figure this out. I love that.”

Duncan Trussell

“Death opens your heart. It breaks your heart open. Our hearts have been closed because we've closed them. We've defended ourselves against pain.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“Even the hurt transforms because if you inquire into the hurt, you know what you're experiencing is love.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“Following in another man's path is dangerous.
Do what you're drawn to, no what you think you should be doing.
Do the thing you're attracted to doing, That's what you're meant to do.
That's who you are.”

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“I do think that we suffer more if we resist the flow of the river.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“I don't want to kill the moth, because they deserve to live.

They happen to be in the cave of a super-advanced monkey species that wants nothing more than to kill them just because they don't fit in.”

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“I don’t want anyone having access to a nuclear arsenal that worships a god that's planning on, at some random time, blasting the planet I’m living on and wiping out the majority of the people, cause he's pissed about what they did to his fucking hippie kid, 2000 years ago.”

Duncan Trussell
The Joe Rogan Experience

“I felt terror that if I stopped drinking I would never write again, because I needed that misery. I needed that edge.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“I hope the magicians that do tricks for zoo monkeys know that the monkeys usually go insane and have to be euthanized.”

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“I love being a carbon molecule.”

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“I may leave this plane of existence sooner rather than later, but the love isn't going anywhere.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“If there's too much plot happening in animation and people are too focused on what's around the corner, they start feeling like their brain is being ripped in half. You don't know what to pay attention to.”

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“If you can forgive yourself then you will no longer see the reflection of your own internal judgement in the faces of the people around you. And if you can do that then suddenly you’ll be in a whole different universe because the universe we all exist in is the one where we’re all so terrified of the judgement of our peers.”

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“If you inquire into the hurt, you'll know what you're experiencing is love.”

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“If you just follow the breadcrumbs of your desires, then strangely they will lure you into the direction of paradise.”

Duncan Trussell
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

“It's so weird man, it's like the vagina is an elevator door that opens up into this dimension, and sometimes that elevator puts you out on to a bad fucking floor!”

Duncan Trussell
The Joe Rogan Experience

“Love is a word that has been hijacked by greeting card companies, cult leaders, sentimentalists, pop singers, false prophets, romcoms, McDonald’s, and a million other unsavory types, who transform the most incredible thing that humans can experience into an inflatable, gaudy imitation of itself that they use for their selfish desires and nefarious marketing campaigns. These bastards have made the highest and most intense experience accessible to humans almost impossible to talk about without feeling embarrassed.”

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“Put the past aside and the future aside and get sense into your bodies.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“Putting your gimp in a leather sun dress is self care.”

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“Saying 'I love you' does not mean that you love me.

Completely embracing me and forgiving me and being in the moment with me that's love.”

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“Some poor, phoneless fool is probably sitting next to a waterfall somewhere totally unaware of how angry and scared he’s supposed to be.”

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“Tesla was 84, and he died in a hotel, completely broke and alone, in love with a pigeon.”

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“That thing in you that you think is a demon is actually a bodyguard that's run amok.”

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“The amazing thing about letting go into it is that you find that this thing called love is supportive. That it holds us.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“The joy of a psychedelic is when you have the balls to go into the darkness. and all of a sudden you realize that the darkness was a complete illusion. All the darkness and negativity and spooky shit and guilt and fear and crap you thought was inside you, and all the bad things you thought you’ve done, and all the things you feel terrible about secretly…you realize that’s nothing. it’s an illusion. The universe loves you, you are completely embraced by the entire universe. You are an incremental part of the functioning of the cosmos. You are an incredible, wonderful, perfect fucking thing. And when you get a glimpse of that, it’s the greatest feeling ever. Because you’re healed. Because that’s what true healing is, man. True healing is realizing you were never sick in the first place. True healing is realizing you just had a little bit of dust on the windshield man…you brush it off you know that’s all, man.”

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“The time of death is uncertain, but death is certain.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“There’s no rules. The main rule is this is your incarnation and you get to do what you want with it. The idea is to, as much as you can, expand in your levels of happiness and your awareness so you can feel connected and good in this existence.”

Duncan Trussell

“They pray to a god that wants to wipe us out, throw us in hell, kill the fucking homosexuals, destroy the majority of the planet so that all is left is a few John McCain style honkies with their feet in a river of blood, waving up at Gabriel or worshipping god.”

Duncan Trussell
The Joe Rogan Experience

“Thought prisons are the best prisons to get into, because you have the key and you can get out.”

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“True healing is realizing you were never sick in the first place.”

Duncan Trussell
The Joe Rogan Experience

“We've just barely stopped being monkeys.”

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“What you're saying is often less important than what you're feeling when you're saying it.”

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“When we set an intention, somehow the world seems to magically come to meet us.”

Duncan Trussell
The Midnight Gospel

“When you’re depressed it’s like those people up on the top of Everest who don’t have enough oxygen. Just basic stuff like zipping up your jacket is like doing fucking squats!”

Duncan Trussell

“You are essentially just a cloud of atoms that will eventually be aerosolized by time.”

Duncan Trussell
The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

“You can’t cum on the moon.

They don’t want you to know this because they need moon colonists but once you’re up there you can say goodbye to cumming.”

Duncan Trussell

“You have to begin to ask yourself which components of my belief system are things that I arrived through naturally from my observation of nature, and which parts of them are placed into me by system that is designed to turn people into consumers, and I think more often than not that a greater percentage of your personality that would you like is not you at all. It’s an tapestry that has been cleverly woven by a system designed to make people feel totally normal spending the majority of their lives driving in a commute and working in a shit job and being tired all the time.”

Duncan Trussell

“You have to begin to ask yourself which components of my belief system are things that I arrived through naturally from my observation of nature, and which parts of them are placed into me by system that is designed to turn people into consumers. And I think more often than not that a greater percentage of your personality that would you like is not you at all. It’s a tapestry that has been cleverly woven by a system designed to make people feel totally normal spending the majority of their lives driving in a commute and working in a shitty job and being tired all the time.”

Duncan Trussell
The Joe Rogan Experience