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What is your favorite Fight Club quote?

Asked by Sr_Q (319points) March 26th, 2009

Isn’t this one the greatest book/movie quotes?

“If you are reading this then this warning is for you.
Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life.
Don’t you have other things to do?

Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it?

Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think everything you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive.

If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned…... Tyler”

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44 Answers

shockvalue's avatar

I am not a beautiful and unique snowflake

Yuchen's avatar

Ahhh. Statistics. I spend 90 minutes of my life everyday studying that shit.

figbash's avatar

Are you asking us to answer the question, or cite our favorite book or movie quote?

Sr_Q's avatar

@figbash both would be great, but I’d like it if you cite your favorite quote.

galileogirl's avatar

No, I’m a s&*t kicker from way back.

Also whether or not you read this, you just lost a moment of your life. So it might be fluther, or laundry, or blowing your nose. That moment is gone.

Yuchen's avatar

@galileogirl: how much do you wanna bet that I can travel back in time?

galileogirl's avatar

Everything I own, almost enough for a large pizza

Yuchen's avatar

@galileogirl: I won’t bet unless I get an entire large pizza.

Sr_Q's avatar

@Yuchen Can I have a piece? I’m getting hungry with all this…

Yuchen's avatar

@Sr_Q: I’ve been called selfish in the past many times…I don’t know….if you earn your piece, I’ll share :)

lazydaisy's avatar

Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.

Sr_Q's avatar

@lazydaisy Whose quote is that?

TheIowaCynic's avatar

I think what we’re witnessing here is an act of psychological projection. It’s a bit strange, to be lecturing people on what they should be doing with their life, as opposed to reading your question, when it takes you a greater amount of time to write it…......not to mention the massive amount of time you’ll now spend responding to your comments….....finally…...

what any of that has to do with “respecting authority,” is beyond me.

zephyr826's avatar

And I wasn’t the only slave to my nesting instinct. The people I know who used to sit in the bathroom with pornography, now they sit in the bathroom with their IKEA furniture catalogue.

TaoSan's avatar

“The things you own end up owning you”


“We are a generation of men raised by women, hell, I don’t know if yet another woman is really the answer we need”

lazydaisy's avatar


that’s my idiot, read the question while 1/2 asleep quote. It’s from Cool Hand Luke…somehow I TOTALLY missed the favorite ‘fight club’ quote part….....duh. sorry.

Likeradar's avatar

“I haven’t been fucked like that since grade school.”

So crass, makes me laugh every time.

TaoSan's avatar


Loool! I almost forgot that one!

kruger_d's avatar

If I had a tumor, I’d name it Marla.

Likeradar's avatar

@TaoSan There’s also the classic “I want to have your abortion” from the book…

Sr_Q's avatar

@lazydaisy No, you didn’t miss it. The question originally read “Are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it?”

But it was censored. I was obliged to change it. Sorry!

lazydaisy's avatar


thank goodness!!!!
I thought I had lost my mind entirely!
(and I didn’t have that much to spare)

adreamofautumn's avatar

Sticking feathers up your butt don’t make you a chicken.

_bob's avatar

I’m a simple guy:

This first rule of Fight Club is, You do not talk about Fight Club.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Sr_Q Why do you spend time at a place you don’t enjoy? Fhitler?

Sr_Q's avatar

@jonsblond Because I’m fighting for my beliefs. For human rights and freedom of speech. Is that sufficient reasoning?

If you can accept censorship from the small guy, you will be weak when it comes to the big guy. But when that day comes, people like me will be in the front line defending your rights.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Sr_Q Why don’t you take all this energy and do something useful, like fill sand bags along the Red River.

Sr_Q's avatar

@jonsblond This is useful! Why don’t you follow your own advise?

TaoSan's avatar

And what are your believes? That you can waltz in wherever you please, disregard whatever etiquette and rules are established there, and piss all over the place because you don’t like it?

Aethelwine's avatar

@Sr_Q I don’t have a problem with fluther, you do. No one is forcing you to be here. The majority of us are here to help those that ask for it.

Sr_Q's avatar

@jonsblond My problem is not with the users, it’s the with the administration and the failure to follow their own guidelines (as expressed to and by PnL on our private chat). Now, since you read my Fhilter question, must be aware that I know I can just leave whenever I want, but I have not taken that decision yet because my work is not done.

@TaoSan I’ve abided to all the rules and guidelines. This is a personal vendetta against anyone who dares speak out against censorship.

TO BOTH: I have no interest in escalating this conversation for fear – this – one of my favorite questions, will, too, be censored. But we will talk of it again when the time is appropriate. Thank you for your interest.

TaoSan's avatar


You know, if it was so great where you came from, and it is so bad here, then why do the most vocal “censorship” croakers not use that energy to keep your other place alive, instead of coming here and pulling this “we’re being victimized” crap.

To all of you, Wikipedia and the Oxford Dictionary are your friend. A little read-up on what constitutes censorship is in order.

I’m tired of this whole pseudo-intellectual ranting about “freedom of speech” bla bla.

Y’all have the typical behavior of someone whose party got pooped, and can do nothing else about it but go somewhere else and poop there.

I have it with this stupid censorship bullshit now

Sr_Q's avatar

@TaoSan You are welcome to leave my question too, you know?

TaoSan's avatar

Your question?

I guess you really don’t read Terms of Service before you sign up somewhere, do you?

Blondesjon's avatar

I am Jack’s whining, crying ass.

deedster2011's avatar

This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time

Pol_is_aware's avatar

“His name is Robert Paulson!”

TaoSan's avatar



In death, a member of Project Mayhem has a name, rofl

TaoSan's avatar

Is there actually one line in that movie that doesn’t offer itself for quoting?

Sorry for double-quipping

Aethelwine's avatar

Now, a question of etiquette- as I pass, do I give you the ass or the crotch?

bright_eyes00's avatar

the entire thing was full of good quotes. the movie and book. chuck palahniuk has an amazing talent

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

This is Bob. Bob has bitch tits.

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