Tyler Durden is one of the protagonists of the famous movie Fight Club. The film, which is directed by David Fincher, is based on the same name novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
Fight Club is not a film about fighting or some ordinary fight club, Fight Club is a film about the life you really want to live, and sacrifice, pain, challenges, and difficult roads to get there.
If by any chance you still have not watched the movie or read the novel, now is right time to do it.
Stop being a copy. Don’t do business that you don’t want, don’t buy things you don’t need, don’t try to be something you’re not. Change the things in your life, do it without fear of failure, risk, mediocrity and ridicule. Don’t be afraid to be different from others and most importantly, don’t be afraid to be yourself.
In that spirit, here are 16 quotes from Tyler Durden that can help you to move on and find yourself.
You are not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your f*****g khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability He hates you. It’s not the worst thing that could happen.
I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let… let’s evolve, let the chips fall where they may.
Man, I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential. And I see it squandered. 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 s*** 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 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. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pi**ed off.
Hitting bottom isn’t a weekend retreat. It’s not a goddamn seminar. Stop trying to control everything and just let go! LET GO!
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 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.
Remember one thing, this is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. Stop being a slave of modern life, do what you like.
If for any reason you don’t want to change yourself, then you can follow these rules 🙂