On HBO's True Detective, Matthew McConaughey's character Rust Cohle states that "time is a flat circle," meaning we are essentially trapped in eternity, doomed to repeat our experiences and mistakes forever. Is he right, or are these just the thoughts of a man turned crazy after the hell that life's thrown at him? Well, evidence suggests, either way, he might be on to something.

Check out these pictures from True Detective with quotes from McConaughey's character Dave Wooderson from Dazed and Confused. It's a pretty compelling case for the Flat Circle Theory and, judging from the actor's recent Oscar win, maybe eternity isn't so bad.