Fight Club Themes

Remember Fight Club? I went to the movie twice in college, and took a tape recorder so I could get these quotes (the Society section–even more poignant after recently reading the book “Affluenza“):

Fight Club Themes:

“The condom is the modern day glass slipper. You put one on when you meet a stranger, you dance all night, then throw it away…the condom, not the stranger.”
“This was once a bridesmaid’s dress. Someone loved it intensely for one day, then tossed it. Like a Christmas tree, so special then, bam, gone by the road, tinsel still clinging to it. Like a sexual crime victim, underwear inside out, bound with electrical tape.”
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“If God is supposed to be our heavenly father, and our father abandoned us, what does that tell you about God? He never wanted you, in all probability, he hates you. It’s not the worst you could do. We don’t need Him. Fuck redemption. If we are God’s unwanted children, so be it.”

“I see in the fight club the strongest and smartest men that ever lived. I see all your potential, and I see you squander it. Goddamn the entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, men. No purpose or place. We have no great war, no great depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’ll all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won’t, and we’re slowing learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”

Only in death do you have a name.

We’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

The things you own will soon own you.