10 Best ‘Fight Club’ Movie Quotes

Thursday, January 27 by Julie Goodwill

The 10 best 'Fight Club' movie quotes captur the spirit of one of the most kick-butt movies ever made. The narrator and Tyler Durden each have their fair share of hilarious, poignant, and sometimes haunting lines in the film, including many man-mottos to live by. While these "Fight Club" quotes may not inspire a guy to go punch his boss, they'll definitely make him want to pop in the DVD for another viewing. Just remember the most important thing: "The first rule of Fight Club is- you don't talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is- you don't talk about Fight Club" (except on Fight Club Top Ten lists, of course). 

  1. "It's only after we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything." Tyler Durden gives the Narrator a life lesson after he pours acid on the Narrator's hand in one of the most hard core scenes of the film. 
  2. "If I did have a tumor, I'd name it Marla." The narrator discovers he's not the only one "faking" his way through all the support groups. Enter Marla Singer.
  3. "The things you own, may end up owning you." This is quintessential Durden wisdom and one of the biggest themes of the movie.
  4. "You are not your job." Tyler implores the Narrator to understand he's more than just the nine-to-five that rules his life.
  5. "Like everyone else, I had become a slave to the IKEA nesting instinct." It's time for the Narrator to give up his need for mass consumer perfection and live a life less ordinary.  
  6. "A generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is the answer we really need." Tyler thinks men have been metro-sexualized to a fault, and it's time to re-claim the true meaning of manhood.
  7. "After fight club, everything else in your life gets the volume turned down." Suddenly, for the Narrator, all the mundane stuff he used to worry about just doesn't seem important anymore.
  8. "Fight club wasn't about winning or losing. It wasn't about words." If Fight Club is church, then the Narrator just had his first religious experience.
  9. "Listen to me! You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing  that can happen." Durden wants the Narrator to forget his fears, embrace the fact that he will die someday, and start truly living.
  10. "If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?" The Narrator succeeds in becoming someone else through Tyler Durden and finally takes hold of the life that he always wanted to live.