by Chuck Palahniuk
Dissatisfaction Quotes in Fight Club
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)
"You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile." (17.92)
By making this speech, Tyler is turning the dissatisfaction of his generation into a mantra, transforming it from disappointment into empowerment.
I am nothing in the world compared to Tyler. I am helpless. I am stupid, and all I do is want and need things. (18.125-18.127)
Our narrator is frustrated and upset at his role in society as a consumer, but he can't stop. It's almost like an addiction he just can't kick. It's not easy to change something you're dissatisfied with when it's ingrained in you.