Quotes
Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt
Fight Club is THE quotable book. Every time the reader turns the page, there is a new bit of razor-sharp wit to be found. Chuck Palahniuk's dark view of the world facilitates a haunting yet insightful perspective of humanity, and provides a chilling look at where we could be headed. Here are the more prominant examples, in chronological order:
"The first step to eternal life is you have to die."
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"Where would Jesus be if no one had written the gospels?"
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"...everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash. Anything you're ever proud of will be thrown away."
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"It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die."
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"On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero."
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Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt
"Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head."
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"If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?"
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"Oh, the proof that one day your thinking and hauling yourself around, and the next, you're cold fertilizer, worm buffet. This is the amazing miracle of death..."
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"The people I know who used to sit in the bathroom with pornography, now they sit in the bathroom with their IKEA furniture catalogue."
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"...the things you used to own, now they own you."
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"If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't."
........-Doorman

"You saw the kid who works in the copy center, a month ago you saw this kid who can't remember to three-hole-punch an order or put colored slip sheets between the copy packets, but this kid was a god for ten minutes when you saw him kick the air out of an account representative twice his size"
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Tyler Durden and the narrator, played by Brad Pitt and Edward Norton
"Who I am in fight club is not the someone my boss knows"
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"Maybe self-destruction is the answer."
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Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt
"Even a soufflé looks pumped."
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"Fight club isn't about winning or losing fights. Fight club isn't about words."
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"...fight club isn't about looking good."
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"... maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves."
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"Nothing was solved when the fight was over, but nothing mattered."
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"Marla said she wanted to have Tyler's abortion"
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"It really pissed me off that I'd become this totally centered Zen Master and nobody had notived. Still, I'm doing the little FAX thing. I write little HAIKU things and FAX them around to everyone. When I pass people in the hall at work, I get totally ZEN right in everyone's hostile little FACE."
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"Worker bees can leave/Even drones can fly away........he queen is their slave"
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"The condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip it on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, then you throw it away."
........-Marla Singer
the narrator, played by Edward Norton
"It's only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything."
........-Tyler Durden

"Getting fired is the best thing that could happen to any of us. That way, we'd quit treading water and do something with our lives."
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"There are a lot of things we don't want to know about the people we love."
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"Recycling and speed limits are... like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed."
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"Skinny guys, they never go limp. They fight until they're burger.... They never say, stop. It's like they're all energy, shaking so fast they blur around the edges, these guys in recovery from something. As if the only choice they have left is how they're going to die and they want to die in a fight."
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"...getting God's attention for being bad was better than getting no attention at all. Maybe because God's hate is better than His indifference. If you could either be God's worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?"
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"Burn the Louvre and wipe your ass with the Mona Lisa. This way at least, God would know our names."
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"If the prodigal son had never left home, the fatted calf would still be alive."
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"Driving too fast was the same as... planting a bomb... A criminal is a criminal is a criminal."
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"Look up at the stars and you're gone."
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(after almost executing Raymond):
"Raymond K. K. Hessel, your dinner is going to taste better than any meal you've ever eaten, and tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of your life."
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"In death we become heroes."
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Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt