Fight Club

Tyler: In the world I see -- you're stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrists that cuts the vines that wrap the Sears Tower. When you look down you'll see tiny figures pounding corn. Laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lanes on some abandoned superhighway.

Tyler: I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. Goddamn it an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, the slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and cloths. Working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history man. No purpose or place. We have no great war, no great depression. Our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won't, and we're slowly learning that fact, and we're very very pissed off.

Tyler: I say this about Marla, at least she's trying to hit bottom.
Jack: Oh..oh... what, and I'm not.
Tyler: Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.

Tyler: Now, ancient peoples found that clothes got cleaner when they washed them at a certain point in the river. Do you know why?
Jack: No.
Tyler: Because, human sacrifices were once made on the hills above this river. Bodies burnt. Water seeped into wood ashes to create lye. This is lye, The crucial ingredient. Once it mixed, with the melted fat of the bodies, a thick white soapy discharge crept into the river. Can I see your hand please.
Jack: What is this?
Tyler: This is a chemical burn. It will hurt more than you have ever been burned, and you will have a scar.
Jack: What are you doing?
Jack (V.O.): Guided meditation worked for cancer, it could work for this.
Tyler: Stay with the pain, don't shut this out.
Jack: No, No. Oh, God!
Tyler: Look at your hand. The first soap was made from the ashes of heroes. Like the first monkeys shot into space. Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.
Jack (V.O.): I tried not to think of the words "searing" or "flesh."
Tyler: Stop it. This is your pain. This is your burning hand, it's right here.
Jack: I'm going in my cave. I'm going in my cave, I'm gonna find my power animal.
Tyler: No. Don't deal with this the way those dead people do. Come on!
Jack: I get the point, I can see ...
Tyler: No, what your feeling is premature enlightenment.
Tyler: Come on... This is the greatest moment of your life man, and your off somewhere missing it.
Jack: I am not!
Tyler: Shut up. Our fathers were our models for God. If our fathers bailed, what does that tell us about God?
Jack: I don't know...
Tyler: Listen to me. You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you, he never wanted you. In all probability, He hates you. This is not the worst thing that can happen...
Jack: It isn't... ?
Tyler: We don't need him...
Jack: We don't I agree!
Tyler: Fuck damnation, man. Fuck redemption. We are God's unwanted children. So be it!
Tyler: Listen. You can run water over your hand and make it worse, Or. Look at me. Or you can use vinegar to neutralize the burn.
Jack: Please, help me, please!
Tyler: First you have to give up. First you have to know. Not fear, know. That someday your gonna die.
Jack: You don't know how this feels.
Tyler: It's only after we lost everything, that we're free to do anything.