by Chuck Palahniuk
Rules and Order Quotes in Fight Club
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)
Tyler goes to gyms and hotels and claims clothing out of the lost and found. This is better than Marla, who goes to Laundromats to steal jeans out of the dryers and sell them at twelve dollars a pair to those places that buy used jeans. (11.29)
It's not just men who can subvert the rules. Marla often steals from the more fortunate and gives to, well, herself. And yes, this means she's leaving perfect strangers pantsless.
"Recycling and speed limits are bullshit. [...] They're like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed." (16.73)
Tyler doesn't see any reason for rules when the planet is already so far gone. Is it possible to reverse the damage done to the planet? And if so, can it be done with increased legislation and regulation? Our guy sure knows his answer.
Even a week after fight club, you've got no problem driving inside the speed limit. [...] You get the finger from other drivers. Total strangers hate you. It's absolutely nothing personal. After fight club, you're so relaxed, you just cannot care. (18.27)
How's this for a paradox? The members of fight club fighting against the system by obeying the rules. Stick it to the man; drive the speed limit!