Dana: You know, Jeremy, Don Quixote was a hero of my father's, and my father would like you, you're a very 'quixotic' character
Don Quixote, also known as The Man of La Mancha, is the hero of a highly influential and classic tale of Spanish literature by Miguel de Cervantes. The character embodies chivalry and honor, but taken to the extreme of foolishness and madness. The term "quixotic" refers to being foolishly noble or chivalrous, to an extreme, usually self-destructive level. The term "tilting at windmills" derives from Don Quixote, specifically to the title character, in a fugue of hallucinogenic madness, attacking a windmill while imagining it to be a dragon. The Quixote reference is particularly apt with regard to Jeremy, as Quixote's madness is caused, in part, due to excessive reading and sleep deprivation.