Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk

Fight Club was intense, subversive, strangely profound and I lapped up every single insane minute of it.
And Tyler Durden is my new hero.

(The trailer doesn't do the movie or book any justice though. )

A few quotes ;

" You have a class of young strong men and women, and they want to give their lives to something. Advertising has these people chasing cars and clothes they don't need. Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don't really need.

We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do 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.''

" If you can wake up in a different place.
  If you can wake up in a different time.
  Why can't you wake up a different person?''

" Maybe self-improvement isn't the answer.
 Maybe self-destruction is the answer."

"There are a lot of things we don't want to know about the people we love."
Only after disaster can we be resurrected.
" It's only after you've lost everything,'' Tyler says, " that you're free to do anything.

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