The Wisdom of Tyler Durden

June 14, 2007 at 3:45 pm 2 comments

“Man, I see in 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 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.”

“We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra. Fuck Martha Stewart. Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and Strinne green stripe patterns.”

– Tyler Durden

Entry filed under: Comedy, Consumerism, Videos.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gareth Doutch  |  June 15, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    One of my favourite ever films. Do you think it would have been made after 9/11?

  • 2. M.Squirrel  |  June 16, 2007 at 1:57 am

    Possibly it could have been made after 9/11, Gareth, but I’m sure there are certain groups who would have tried to prevent its release.


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