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Fight Club

Fight Club


by Chuck Palahniuk

Mortality Quotes in Fight Club

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)

Quote #1

You don't understand any of it, and then you die. (1.13)

Our narrator wastes no time in setting a grim tone. Fight Club is a response to all those cheesy life-affirming books that get turned into movies on Lifetime and the Hallmark Channel. Fight Club is a death-affirming book.

Quote #2

On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero. (2.17)

Fun fact: the world's oldest person was allegedly 132 years old at the time of her death (source). Not so fun fact: everyone dies.

Quote #3

This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. (3.47)

This makes that ticking clock during the commercial breaks of 60 Minutes seem really morbid. At what point does a person stop living and start dying?

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