| Quote #7
"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.
| Quote #8
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.
| Quote #9
"I see the strongest and the smartest men who have ever lived [...] and these men are pumping gas and waiting tables." (19.12)
Tyler is disappointed to see how society has emasculated mankind. According to him, dissatisfaction and wasted potential go hand in hand.