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Best Fight Club Quotes

Fight Club is an excellent story that tackles many issues of modern society. Like many of Chuck Palahniuk’s works, the themes found in Fight Club include toxic masculinity, mass consumerism, impersonal work relationships, and nihilism. For those who don’t know, Fight Club tells the story of an unnamed middle-management insomniac (commonly referred to as The Narrator).

When The Narrator’s apartment is destroyed, he believes he must rebuild his shallow existence from scratch. Well, that is his plan until he makes friends with the anarchistic Tyler Durden. The two start a fight club to help men regain feeling in their bland consumer-driven lives. While the original novel was written by Chuck Palahniuk, the 1999 film adaptation was written by Jim Uhls and directed by David Fincher. Fight Club stars, Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden, Edward Norton as The Narrator, and Helena Bonham-Carter as Marla Singer.

Today we want to discuss our favorite quotes from the 1999 film Fight Club. If we missed any of your favorites, let us know on social media. Enjoy!

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The Greatest Fight Club Quotes

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Fight Club (1999)

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Tyer Durden

“This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time.” – The Narrator (Edward Norton)

“We’ve 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

“The things you own end up owning you.” – Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt)

“I haven’t been fucked like that since grade school.” – Marla Singer

“You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” – Tyler Durden

“You met me at a very strange time in my life.” – The Narrator

“Now, a question of etiquette: As I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch?” – Tyle Durden

“The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. The third rule of Fight Club, someone yells ‘stop’, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule, only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule, one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule, no shirts, no shoes. Seventh rule, fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule, if this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight.” – 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 the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.” – Tyler Durden

“I am Jack’s inflamed sense of rejection.” – The Narrator

“Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you’re taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It’s all right here. Emergency water landing, 600 miles per hour, blank faces, calm as Hindu cows.” – Tyler Durden

“It was beautiful, we were selling rich women their own fat asses back to them.” – The Narrator

“Marla’s philosophy of life is that she might die at any moment. The tragedy, she said, was that she didn’t.” – The Narrator

“We’re a generation of men raised by women. I’m wondering if another woman is really the answer we need.” – Tyler Durden

“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate of everyone drops to zero.” – The Narrator

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“I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn’t screw to save its species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all the French beaches I’d never see. I wanted to breathe smoke.” – The Narrator

“You created me. I didn’t create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel better.” – Tyler Durden


“With insomnia, nothing’s real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.” – The Narrator

“I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.” – The Narrator

“Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single serving sugar. Single serving cream. Single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo/conditioner combos, sample packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They’re single serving friends.” – The Narrator

“Our fathers were our models for God. If our fathers bailed, what does that tell you about God?” – Tyler Durden

“I flipped through catalogs and wondered ‘What kind of dining set defines me as a person?'” – The Narrator

“We are consumers. We’re the by-products of a lifestyle obsession.” – Tyler Durden

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“The condom is the glass slipper of our generation. you slip one on when you meet a stranger, you dance all night, then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger.” – Marla Singer

“You’re the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.” – Marla Singer


“Self-improvement is masturbation.” – Tyler Durden

“Strangers with this kind of honesty make me go a big rubbery one.” – The Narrator

“I got in everyone’s hostile little faces. Yes, these are bruises from fighting. Yes, I’m comfortable with that. I am enlightened.” – The Narrator

“It must have been Tuesday. He was wearing his cornflower-blue tie.” – The Narrator

What Are Your Favorite Fight Club Quote?

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