Enjoy the 70 Best 'Fight Club' Quotes, and Let the Chips Fall Where They May

Largely regarded as one of the best book-turned-movies of all time, Fight Club by author Chuck Palahniuk has amassed a cult-like following amongst fans. Both the novel and the 1999 film—starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, and Jared Leto—have produced iconic Fight Club quotes about freedom, consumerism, mortality and other profound themes.

There's no first rule or second rule here, just a fun time reminiscing on the most memorable lines from this popular flick. From Tyler Durden to the Narrator to Marla Singer and more, keep reading for the best Fight Club quotes by character and of all time.

Best Fight Club Quotes

1. "This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time." —The Narrator

2. "The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." —Tyler Durden

3. "The things you own end up owning you." —The Narrator

4. "Hitting bottom is not a weekend retreat. It's not a goddamn seminar. Stop trying to control everything and just let go. Let go!" —Tyler Durden

5. "You met me at a very strange time in my life." —The Narrator

6. "It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything." —Tyler Durden

7. "I felt like destroying something beautiful." —The Narrator

8. "I say never be complete. Stop being perfect. I say let's evolve, let the chips fall where they may." —Tyler Durden

9. The Narrator: “When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you, instead of just—"

Marla Singer: "Instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?"

10. The Narrator: "What do you do?"

Tyler Durden: "What do you mean?"

The Narrator: "What do you do for a living?"

Tyler Durden: "Why? So you can pretend like you’re interested?"

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The Narrator Quotes

11. "With insomnia, nothing's real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy, of a copy, of a copy." —The Narrator

12. "If you wake up in a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?" —The Narrator

13. "Every evening I died and every evening I was born again, resurrected." —The Narrator

14. "When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep and you're never really awake." —The Narrator

15. "I found freedom. Losing all hope is was freedom." —The Narrator

16. "I'm all alone. My father dumped me. Tyler dumped me. I am Jack's Broken Heart." —The Narrator

17. "Marla's philosophy of life is that she might die at any moment. The tragedy, she said, was that she didn't." —The Narrator

18. "When the fight was over, nothing was solved, but nothing mattered. We all felt saved." —The Narrator

19. "Most people, normal people, do just about anything to avoid a fight." —The Narrator

20. "Maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves." —The Narrator

21. "After fighting, everything else in your life got the volume turned down." —The Narrator

22. "I flipped through catalogs and wondered, what kind of dining set defines me as a person?" —The Narrator

23. "Fight Club wasn’t about winning or losing. It wasn’t about words. The hysterical shouting was in tongues, like at a Pentecostal Church —The Narrator

24. "If I didn’t say anything, people always assumed the worst." —The Narrator

25. "It's weird to think the place where we're standing will only be a point in the sky." —The Narrator

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Tyler Durden Quotes

26. "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." —Tyler Durden

27. "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." —Tyler Durden

28. "Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing." —Tyler Durden

29. "Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate, so we can buy sh-- we don't need." —Tyler Durden

30. "Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, we're taking giant, panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It's all right here. Emergency water landing, six hundred miles an hour. Blank faces, calm as Hindu cows." —Tyler Durden

31. "Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” —Tyler Durden

32. "But first you have to give up. First, you have to know, not fear, know that someday you're going to die." —Tyler Durden

33. "We're the middle children of history, man." —Tyler Durden

34. "You are not your job. You are not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You are not the contents of your wallet." —Tyler Durden

35. "Our great war's a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives." —Tyler Durden

36. "We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'll be millionaires, and movie gods, and rockstars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off." —Tyler Durden

37. "Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals. We haul your trash. We connect your calls. We drive your ambulances. We guard you will you sleep. Do not f--- with us." —Tyler Durden

38. "Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day in Raymond K. Hessel's life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have tasted." —Tyler Durden

39. "If you died right now, how would you feel about your life?" —Tyler Durden

40. "Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else." —Tyler Durden

41. "You were looking for a way to change your life. You could not do this on your own. All the ways you wished you could be, that's me! I look like you want to look. I f--- like you want to f---. I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I'm free in all the ways that you are not." —Tyler Durden

42. "We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don't like.” —Tyler Durden

Marla Singer Quotes

43. "You shot yourself?" —Marla Singer

44. "A condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip one on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, and then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger." —Marla Singer

45. "This isn't a real suicide thing. This is probably one of those cry-for-help things." —Marla Singer

46. "There are things about you that I like. You're smart. You're funny. You're spectacular in bed. But you're intolerable! You have serious emotional problems. Deep-seated problems for which you should seek professional help." —Marla Singer

47. "It's a bridesmaid's dress. I got it at a second-hand store. It was loved intensely for one night, then cast aside." —Marla Singer

48. "I haven't been f---ed like that since grade school." —Marla Singer

49. "You're the worst thing that's ever happened to me." —Marla Singer

Angel Face Quotes

50. "It's under control, sir." —Angel Face

51. "Sir, the first rule of Project Mayhem is: You do not ask qu—" —Angel Face

52. "Bury him. Take him to the garden and bury him." —Angel Face

Funny Fight Club Quotes

53. "Strangers with this kind of honesty make me go a big blubbery one." —The Narrator

54. "Hey, you created me. I didn't create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel better. Take some responsibility!" —Tyler Durden

55. "This chick, Marla Singer, did not have testicular cancer. She was a liar. She had no diseases at all. I had seen her at Free and Clear, my blood parasites group Thursdays. Then at Hope, my bimonthly sickle cell circle. And again at Seize the Day, my tuberculosis Friday night. Marla, the big tourist. Her lie reflected my lie, and suddenly, I felt nothing." —The Narrator

56. "With a gun barrel pressed between your teeth, you speak only in vowels." —The Narrator

57. "Why would anyone want this sh-- job?" —Tyler Durden

58. "You wanna make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs." —Tyler Durden

59. "Tyler, you are by far the most interesting single-serving friend I've ever met." —The Narrator

60. "I am profoundly vanilla." —Tyler Durden

61. "Now, a question of etiquette: As I pass, do I give you the a-- or the crotch?" —Tyler Durden

Inspiring Fight Club Quotes from Author Chuck Palahniuk

62. "You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways." —Chuck Palahniuk

63. "Maybe, self-improvement isn't the answer. Maybe, self-destruction is the answer." —Chuck Palahniuk

64. "The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing and so she won’t commit to anything." —Chuck Palahniuk

65. "We are not special. We are not crap or trash either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens." —Chuck Palahniuk

66. "'If you don’t know what you want,' the doorman said, 'you end up with a lot you don't.'" —Chuck Palahniuk

67. "The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly." —Chuck Palahniuk

68. "Okay. You f--- me, then snub me. You love me. You hate me. You show me a sensitive side. Then you turn into a total a--hole. Is this a pretty accurate description of our relationship?" —Chuck Palahniuk

69. "Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you." —Chuck Palahniuk

70. "Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head." —Chuck Palahniuk

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