Quotation by Andrei Codrescu

There is undoubtedly something religious about it: everyone believes that they are special, that they are chosen, that they have a special relation with fate. Here is the test: you turn over card after card to see in which way that is true. If you can defy the odds, you may be saved. And when you are cleaned out, the last penny gone, you are enlightened at last, free perhaps, exhilarated like an ascetic by the falling away of the material world.
Andrei Codrescu (b. 1947), Rumanian–born U.S. poet, radio commentator. "Dice," Zombification: Stories from National Public Radio, St. Martin's (1994).
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