Top Ten Best Quotes from Fight Club

Most peopel have seen the movie Fight Club based on Chuck Palahniuk's book of the same name. However, there are many differences between the book and the movie. This list will deal with some of the gems from both.

To set the scene: The narrator (who has no name according to the author but most people call him Jack based on one of the movie scenes) lives a boring life as an insurance adjuster. He meets someone names Tyler Durden who is exactly his opposite in every way from looks to personality. The two team up and hilarity ensues.

Tyler open the narrator's eyes to what true priorities are and the narrator struggles to let go of societies modern conveniences. Below are some of the best quotes from both the movie and the book Fight Club.

Warning: this will contain SPOILERS
The Top Ten
1 Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.

Tyler says this to the narrator during a pivotal "branding" incident.

2 The things you used to own, now they own you.

Tyler says this to the narrator while sharing a pitcher of beer in a bar after the narrator's condo explodes.

My favourite quote from my favourite movie ever.

3 At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.

I really like this quote. Sometimes it's just best to have things fall apart so you can take a step back, review the situation, and rebuild a life that is better for you.

One of the narrator's breakthrough realizations about life.

4 We've been all raised by 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's monologue introducing the concept of Fight Club to the various early members.

I see in the 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 s*** we don't need. We're the middle children of the history man, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives, we've been all raised by 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.

5 Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think every

A message to both the narrator and the audience.

6 We just are, and what happens just happens.

I've met God across his long walnut desk with his diplomas hanging on the wall behind him, and God asks me, "Why? "
Why did I cause so much pain?
Didn't I realize that each of us is a sacred, unique snowflake of special unique specialness?
Can't I see how we're all manifestations of love?
I look at God behind his desk, taking notes on a pad, but God's got this all wrong.
We are not special.
We are not crap or trash, either.
We just are.
We just are, and what happens just happens.
And God says, "No, that's not right. "
Yeah. Well. Whatever. You can't teach God anything.

7 Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.

Tyler's paradigm explained in a sentence.

8 I’m breaking my attachment to physical power and possessions, because only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
9 If you died right now, how would you feel about your life?

A question posed to passengers of a car about to careen off the road in a test of random chance.

10 You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
The Contenders
11 How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?

During the first ever Fight Club scene, a pivotal moment unfolds wherein the plot of the movie begins to unfold.

12 We buy things that we don't need, with money that we don't have, to impress people we don't like....
13 You met me at a very strange time in my life
14 Bob had bitch t***
15 This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time
16 Listen to me! You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that can happen.
17 If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?
18 F*** damnation, man! F*** redemption! We are God's unwanted children? So be it!
19 I haven't been f***ed like that since grade school.
20 This is a chemical burn
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