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Fight Club

Fight Club

by Chuck Palahniuk

Man and the Natural World Quotes

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Quote #1

For this moment, nothing matters. Look up into the stars and you're gone. Not your luggage. Nothing matters. Not your bad breath. (3.70)

Even early on in the novel, our narrator looks to the sky and yearns for a spiritual connection with the galaxy. He thinks that things people worry about a lot—like lost luggage and bad breath—are mundane worries that aren't worth our precious time.

Quote #2

You aren't alive anywhere like you're alive at fight club. (6.45)

Fight club allows a man to connect with his most primal emotions, like a primitive hunter stalking prey across uncivilized plains.

Quote #3

I was in the mood to destroy something beautiful. (16.50)

Our narrator wants to destroy things that society has deemed beautiful or precious, but don't necessarily have inherent value—like a man's handsome face or pandas. Why has society placed value in these things?

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