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Fight Club Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Fight Club
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You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.
Chuck Palahniuk
author
Fight Club
book
Narrator
character
love
hurting
concepts
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If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?
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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.
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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.
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It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
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It’s not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.
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At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
Narrator
character
life
trials
concepts
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Maybe self-improvement isn’t the answer, maybe self-destruction is the answer.
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You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet.
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I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
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I wanted to destroy everything beautiful I’d never have.
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Only after disaster can we be resurrected.
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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.
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If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic.
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On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
Narrator
character
death
concept
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I don’t want to die without any scars.
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The things you used to own, now they own you.
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Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
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If you could be either God’s worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?
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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.
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If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t.
Doorman
character
choices
concept
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This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.
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Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.
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The lower you fall, the higher you’ll fly.
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Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space.

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