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Tyler Durden Quotes

These are Tyler Durden’s quotes on self-improvement, advertising, consumerism, etc.


These quotes are culled from the book or movie Fight Club.

Further, they contain phrases like we are a generation, our great depression, we buy things, in the world I see, the things you own, and you are not your job.

But who is Tyler Durden?

Tyler Durden is a fictional in the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.


The book was launched in 1996 while its movie was released in 1999.

On the other hand, the main Durden depicted in the book is an insomniac with a split personality.

He’s a regular guy during the day but becomes chaotic and charismatic at night.

Best Tyler Durden quotes

The best Tyler Durden quotes include:

“I don’t want to die without any scars.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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“I see in the fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential and I see squandering. God damn it, an 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 of the history man, 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 been all raised by television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won’t and we’re slowly learning that fact. and we’re very very pissed off.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“If you could be either God’s worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Remember this. The people you’re to step on, we’re everyone you depend on. We’re the people who do your laundry and cook your and serve your dinner. We make your bed. We guard you while you’re asleep. We drive the ambulances. We direct your call. We are cooks and taxi drivers and we know everything about you. We process your insurance claims and credit card charges. We control every part of your life. We are the middle of history, raised by television to believe that someday we’ll be millionaires and movie stars and rock stars, but we won’t. And we’re just learning this fact. So don’t fuck with us.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“The liberator who destroys my property is fighting to save my spirit. The teacher who clears all possessions from my path will set me free.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“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. 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’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won’t. We’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
― Chuck Palahniuk


“You decide your own level of involvement.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“May I never be complete.
May I never be content.
May I never be perfect.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“This is your life, and its ending one minute at a time.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Tyler and me at the edge of the roof, the gun in my mouth, I’m wondering how clean this gun is.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“You are the all-singing all-dancing crap of the world”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“»Hay un tipo de mujeres y de hombres jóvenes y fuertes que quieren dar su vida por una causa. La publicidad hace que compren ropas y coches que no necesitan. Generaciones y generaciones han desempeñado trabajos que odiaban para poder comprar cosas que en realidad no necesitan.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“This was the goal of Project Mayhem, Tyler said, the complete and right-away destruction of civilization.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I don’t want to die without any scars.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We’re all part of the same compost heap. We’re all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“The things you used to own, now they own you.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Ok. You fuck me, then snub me. You love me, you hate me. You show me a sensitive side, then you turn into a total asshole. Is this a pretty accurate description of our relationship.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“Warning: 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 that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to 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.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“If you don’t know what you want,” the doorman said, “you end up with a lot you don’t.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“It’s not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“I see in the fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential and I see squandering. God damn it, an 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 the history man, 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 been all raised by television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won’t and we’re slowly learning that fact. and we’re very very pissed off.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I’ve met God across his long walnut desk with his diplomas hanging on the wall behind him, and God asks me, “Why?”
Why did I cause so much pain?
Didn’t I realize that each of us is a sacred, unique snowflake of special unique specialness?
Can’t I see how we’re all manifestations of love?
I look at God behind his desk, taking notes on a pad, but God’s got this all wrong.
We are not special.
We are not crap or trash, either.
We just are.
We just are, and what happens just happens.
And God says, “No, that’s not right.”
Yeah. Well. Whatever. You can’t teach God anything.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“The lower you fall, the higher you’ll fly.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Maybe self-improvement isn’t the answer, maybe self-destruction is the answer.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise. I am Jack’s Broken Heart.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“We are not special. We are not crap or trash, either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I wanted to destroy everything beautiful I’d never have.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“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, Fight Club

“For thousands of years, human beings had screwed up and trashed and crapped on this planet, and now history expected me to clean up after everyone. I have to wash out and flatten my soup cans. And account for every drop of used motor oil. And I have to foot the bill for nuclear waste and buried gasoline tanks and landfilled toxic sludge dumped a generation before I was born.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Fuck off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns, I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let… lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Welcome to Fight Club. 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! Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule: one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule: the fights are bare knuckle. No shirt, no shoes, no weapons. Seventh rule: fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Marla’s philosophy of life, she told me, is that she can die at any moment. The tragedy of life is that she doesn’t.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Self improvement is masturbation…”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Skinny guys fight till they’re burger.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“If Marilyn Monroe was alive right now, what would she be doing?’

Clawing at the roof of coffin.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“HELLO! Look at me. HELLO! I am so ZEN. This is BLOOD. This is NOTHING. Hello. Everything is nothing, and it’s so cool to be ENLIGHTENED. Like me.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Which is worse: Hell or nothing?”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler’s pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“There are a lot of things we don’t want to know about the people we love.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“This is how it is with insomnia. Everything is so far away, a copy of a copy of a copy. The insomnia distance of everything, you can’t touch anything and nothing can touch you”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don’t really need.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Being tired isn’t the same as being rich, but most times it’s close enough.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“This isn’t about love as in caring. This is about property as in ownership.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“The first rule of fight club is, you don’t talk about fight club.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Hey, even the Mona Lisa is falling apart.”
― Chuck Palahniuk , Fight Club
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“This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
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“Listen, now, you’re going to die, Ray-mond K. K. K. Hessel, tonight. You might die in one second or in one hour, you decide. So lie to me. Tell me the first thing off the top of your head. Make something up. I don’t give a shit. I have a gun.


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Finally, you were listening and coming out of the little tragedy in your head.

Fill in the blank. What does Raymond Hessel want to be when he grows up?

Go home, you said you just wanted to go home, please.

No shit, I said. But after that, how did you want to spend your life? If you could do anything in the world.


Make something up.

You didn’t know.

Then you’re dead right now, I said. I said, now turn your head.

to commence in ten, in nine, in eight.

A vet, you said. You want to be a vet, a veterinarian.


You could be in school working your ass off, Raymond Hessel, or you could be dead. You choose. I stuffed your wallet into the back of your jeans. So you really wanted to be an animal doctor. I took the saltwater muzzle of the gun off one cheek and pressed it against another. Is that what you’ve always wanted to be, Dr. Raymond K. K. K. K. Hessel, a veterinarian?…

So, I said, go back to school. If you wake up tomorrow morning, you find a way to get back into school.

I have your license.

I know who you are. I know where you live. I’m keeping your license, and I’m going to check on you, mister Raymond K. Hessel. In three months, and then six months, and then a year, and if you aren’t back in school on your way to being a veterinarian, you will be dead…

Raymond K. K. Hessel, your dinner is going to taste better than any meal you’ve ever eaten, and tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of your life.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“Hey, you created me! I didn’t create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel better. Take some responsibility!”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I just don’t want to die without a few scars.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Look up at the stars and you’re gone.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Recycling and speed limits are bullshit. They’re like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“We just had a near-life experience”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“I am nothing, and not even that.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“This is why I loved the support groups so much, if people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw you. Everything else about their checkbook balance and radio songs and messy hair went out the window. You had their full attention. People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they weren’t just telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“You’re not getting this back you know. Consider it an asshole tax.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“For years now, I’ve wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“If you could be either God’s worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“With insomnia, you’re never really awake; but you’re never really asleep.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Worker bees can leave.
Even drones can fly away.
The Queen is their slave.”

“We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“How everything you ever love will reject you or die. Everything you ever create will be thrown away. Everything you’re proud of will end up as trash. ”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“One minute was enough, Tyler said, “A person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I say let me never be complete, I say may I never be content,I say deliver me from Swedish furniture, I say deliver me from clever arts, I say deliver me from clear skin and perfect teeth,I say you have to give up! I say evolve, and let the chips fall where they may!”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“I ran. I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more. ”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Only after disaster can we be resurrected.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“You know, the condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip it on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, then you throw it away.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“We don’t have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we 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.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“If you died right now, how would you feel about your life?”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“I’m a toxic waste byproduct of God’s creation.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“You have to give up! you have to give up!
You have to realize that someday you will die,
Until you know that, you are useless!”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Put a gun to my head and paint the wall with my brains.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I tiger can smile
A snake will say it loves you
Lies make us evil”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“I’m breaking my attachment to physical power and possessions, because only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


“Tyler lies back and asks, “If Marilyn Monroe were alive right now, what would she be doing?”

I say, goodnight.

The headliner hangs down in shreds from the ceiling and Tyler says, “Clawing at the lid of coffin.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Conclusion

These are some famous Tyler Durden quotes to work with today.

They are from an epic novel and movie that became popular over time.


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