One minute was enough tyler said a

One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort.  A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 3

Were the middle children of history no

We’re the middle children of history…. 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.  ~Fight Club movie, screenplay by Jim Uhls, directed by David Fincher, novel by Chuck Palahniuk

When you have insomnia youre never really

When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep, and you’re never really awake.  ~Fight Club movie, screenplay by Jim Uhls, directed by David Fincher, novel by Chuck Palahniuk

We dont have a great war in

We don’t have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit.  We have a great revolution against the culture.  The great depression is our lives.  We have a spiritual depression.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 19

The movie the graduate was talking about

It[The movie The Graduate] was talking about that moment in time when you have this world of possibilities, all these expectations, and you don’t know who it is you’re supposed to be.  And you choose this one path, Mrs. Robinson, and it turns out to be bleak, but it’s part of your initiation, your trial by fire.  And then, by choosing the wrong path, you find your way onto the right path, but you’ve created this mess.  Fight Club is the Nineties inverse of that:  a guy who does not have a world of possibilities in front of him, he has no possibilities, he literally cannot imagine a way to change his life.  ~David Fincher, director of Fight Club, interview with Gavin Smith, "Inside Out," Film Comment, Sep/Oct 1999

May i never be complete content perfect

May I never be complete.  May I never be content.  May I never be perfect.  Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 5

After a night in fight club everything

After a night in fight club, everything in the real world gets the volume turned down.  Nothing can piss you off.  Your word is law, and if other people break that law or question you, even that doesn’t piss you off.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 6

How much can you know about yourself

How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight?  ~Fight Club movie, screenplay by Jim Uhls, directed by David Fincher, novel by Chuck Palahniuk

I wanted to burn the louvre id

I wanted to burn the Louvre.  I’d do the Elgin Marbles with a sledgehammer and wipe my ass with the Mona Lisa.  This is my world, now.  This is my world, my world, and those ancient people are dead.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 16

No fear distractions the ability to let

No fear.  No distractions.  The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.  ~Fight Club movie, screenplay by Jim Uhls, directed by David Fincher, novel by Chuck Palahniuk

You are not a beautiful and unique

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.  You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 17

I see the strongest and smartest men

I see the strongest and the smartest men who have ever lived… and these men are pumping gas and waiting tables.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 19

By this time next week each guy

By this time next week, each guy on the Assault Committee has to pick a fight where he won’t come out a hero.  And not in fight club.  This is harder than it sounds.  A man on the street will do anything not to fight.  The idea is to take some Joe on the street who’s never been in a fight and recruit him.  Let him experience winning for the first time in his life.  Get him to explode.  Give him permission to beat the crap out of you.  You can take it.  If you win, you screwed up.  "What we have to do, people," Tyler told the committee, "is remind these guys what kind of power they still have."  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 16

You arent alive anywhere like youre at

You aren’t alive anywhere like you’re alive at fight club…. Fight club isn’t about winning or losing fights.  Fight club isn’t about words.  You see a guy come to fight club for the first time, and his ass is a loaf of white bread.  You see this same guy here six months later, and he looks carved out of wood.  This guy trusts himself to handle anything.  There’s grunting and noise at fight club like at the gym, but fight club isn’t about looking good.  There’s hysterical shouting in tongues like at church, and when you wake up Sunday afternoon you feel saved.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 6

You buy furniture tell yourself this is

You buy furniture.  You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life.  Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled.  Then the right set of dishes.  Then the perfect bed.  The drapes.  The rug.  Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 5

Fuck martha stewart marthas polishing the brass

Fuck Martha Stewart.  Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic; it’s all going down, man.  ~Fight Club movie, screenplay by Jim Uhls, directed by David Fincher, novel by Chuck Palahniuk

Only in death are we no longer

And the fight goes on and on because I want to be dead.  Because only in death do we have names.  Only in death are we no longer part of Project Mayhem.  ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 28