It's so quiet this high up, the feeling you get is that you're one of those space monkeys. You do the little job you're trained to do. Pull a lever. Push a button. You don't understand any of it, and then you just die.
Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.
These are Tyler's words coming out of my mouth. I am Tyler's mouth. I am Tyler's hands.
You always kill the one you love.
A moment it the most you can ever expect from perfection
Every planet will take on the corporate identity of whoever rapes it first.
I don't want to die without any scars.
It's weird to think the place where we're standing will only be a point in the sky.
Self improvement is masturbation...
This is our world now, and those ancient people are dead.
You had a near life experience.
About my boss, Tyler tells me, if I'm really angry, I should go to the post office and fill out a change-of-address card and have all his mail forwarded to Rugby, North Dakota.
Everyone has something wrong. And for a while, her heart just sort of flat lined.
I know this because Tyler knows this.
Look up at the stars and you're gone.
Skinny guys fight till they're burger.
This isn't about love as in caring. This is about property as in ownership.
You know, 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. The condom, I mean. Not the stranger.
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we dont need.
Everything is still falling apart.
I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
Marla's philosophy of life, she told me, is that she can die at any moment. The tragedy of her life is that she doesn't.
Someday you will die, and until you know that, you're useless to me.
This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
You love me. You ignore me. You save my life, then you cook my mother into soap.
After fight club you're so relaxed, you just cannot care.
For thousands of years, human beings had screwed up and trashed and crapped on this planet, and now history expected me to clean up after everyone. I have to wash out and flatten my soup cans. And account for every drop of used motor oil. And I have to foot the bill for nuclear waste and buried gasoline tanks and landfilled toxic sludge dumped a generation before I was born.
I love everything about Tyler Durden, his courage and his smarts. His nerve. Tyler is funny and charming and forceful and independent, and men look up to him and expect him to change their world. Tyler is capable and free, and I am not.
Maybe self-improvement isn't the answer, maybe self-destruction is the answer.
The amazing miracle of death, when one second you're walking and talking, and the next second you're an object.
Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.
You're in Ireland the summer after you left college and you're drinking at a pub near the castle where every day bus loads of English and American tourists come to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Am I sleeping? Have I slept at all? This is insomnia.
For years now, I've wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.
I ran. I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more.
Maybe we should always assume the worst.
The first rule of fight club is, you don't talk about fight club.
Tyler and me at the edge of the roof,the gun in my mouth,I'm wondering how clean this gun is.
You're not getting this back you know. Consider it an asshole tax.
And the seventh rule is if this is your first night at fight club, you have to fight.
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.
I say let me never be complete, I say may I never be content,I say deliver me from Swedish furniture, I say deliver me from clever arts, I say deliver me from clear skin and perfect teeth,I say you have to give up! I say evolve, and let the chips fall where they may!
More than one side? You're Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jackass!
The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing and so she won't commit to anything.
Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler's pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.
Because everything up to now is a story and everything after now is a story.
Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don't really need.
I see the strongest and the smartest men who have ever lived... and these men are pumping gas and waiting tables.
Never, ever say the dildo accidentally turned itself on.
The girl who lives in 8G used to be a lovely charming girl, but the girl is a monster bitch monster. The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing so she won't commit to anything.
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