posted by Matt W on February 8th, 2013

When I first read Joe A.’s fight blog from Monday, my first thought was the movie Fight Club. While not part of the movie’s cult following, I along with, I imagine, most men, get what they are talking about. As Joe A. mentioned, we really do size each other up and sometimes even wonder what it would be like to actually punch our boss instead of silently nod disgruntled-approval. We live in a world where discretion is the better part of valor and while for the most part this is probably the better choice, my guess is Low Testosterone drugs and Viagra weren’t needed by the Knights-of-the-Round-Table. We’ve definitely lost a bit of what makes us men.

Anyway, there are a lot of good quotes from the Fight Club and here are a few for your enjoyment.

Tyler Durden: 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!

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Tyler Durden: [pointing at an emergency instruction manual on a plane] You know why they put oxygen masks on planes?
Narrator: So you can breathe.
Tyler Durden: Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you’re taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It’s all right here. Emergency water landing – 600 miles an hour. Blank faces, calm as Hindu cows.

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Tyler Durden: 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.

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Narrator: When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep… and you’re never really awake.

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

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Narrator: On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

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Narrator: When people think you’re dying, they really, really listen to you, instead of just…
Maria Singer: – instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?

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And one of my personal favorites

Richard Chesler: Is that your blood?
Narrator: Some of it, yeah.

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Have a good weekend and have someone take a swing at you, just “not in the ear; that was stupid.”



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