Looking for a new subject for my blog and seeing that the movies category doesn’t have much to take pride in I thought I’d write something about Fight Club. That’s definitelly one of my favourite movies and I’m sure other people’s too.

Now, before proceeding I thought I’d look for a video of it and take it from there. Since Dailymotion is one of my options (for a certain reason YouTube is not as reliable since the link might work today but not two days from now) … so, as Dailymotion is one of the options I said I’d start my search there. And so I did. Now, the search term fight club (and other related search terms) only returned videos of people actually fighting. Only one video was related to the movie.

Now what does that tell us? The movie reflects and explains our world better than we expected.

To honor this brilliant movie (and first of all the book), here are some great quotes from it. Enjoy!

  • Tyler Durden: Fuck off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns, I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let… lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may.
  • Tyler Durden: Only after disaster can we be resurrected.
  • Tyler Durden: Now, a question of etiquette – as I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch?
  • Narrator: This is crazy…
    Tyler Durden: People do it everyday, they talk to themselves… they see themselves as they’d like to be, they don’t have the courage you have, to just run with it.
  • Tyler Durden: Fuck damnation, man! Fuck redemption! We are God’s unwanted children? So be it!
  • Tyler Durden: First you have to give up, first you have to *know*… not fear… *know*… that someday you’re gonna die.
  • Tyler Durden: Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.
  • Tyler Durden: It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
  • Tyler Durden: You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • Tyler Durden: Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.
  • Narrator: On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
  • Narrator: When people think you’re dying, they really, really listen to you, instead of just…
    Marla Singer: – instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?
  • Tyler Durden: The things you own end up owning you.
  • Narrator: What do you do for a living?
    Tyler Durden: Why? So you can pretend like you’re interested?
  • Narrator: If you wake up at a different time in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?
  • Narrator: And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
  • Narrator: With a gun barrel between your teeth, you speak only in vowels.
  • Narrator: Except for their humping, Tyler and Marla were never in the same room. My parents pulled this exact same act for years.
  • Tyler Durden: We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.
    Narrator: Martha Stewart.
    Tyler Durden: Fuck Martha Stewart. Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and Strinne green stripe patterns.
  • Narrator: I flipped through catalogs and wondered: What kind of dining set defines me as a person?
  • Narrator: Marla’s philosophy of life is that she might die at any moment. The tragedy, she said, was that she didn’t.
  • Tyler Durden: Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.

I’m sure there are tones more of them but I gotta stop sometime …

Thank you Chuck Palahniuk!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. dan zah
    Aug 31, 2008 @ 21:35:05



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