by Chuck Palahniuk
Man and the Natural World Quotes in Fight Club
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)
"You're not how much money you've got in the bank. You're not your job. You're not your family, and you're not who you tell yourself." (18.75)
Fight club and Project Mayhem do not believe in recognition and reward. It's all about personal accomplishment—the kind you can only achieve for yourself.
Up above me, outlined against the stars in the window, the face smiles. "Those birthday candles," [the mechanic] says, "they're the kind that never go out." (18.152)
The mechanic is showing us a contrast between something manmade (the birthday cake in the car) and the natural world (the stars in the sky). He, for one, places value on the stars. Which would you choose?
Other space monkeys move around in the garden, picking things, killing things. (23.5)
Just like the saying that you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, you can't make it through life without killing something. We create, we kill, we destroy. It may not have been in the Lion King, but it's all part of the circle of life.