(DON”T let this be your life)

Fight Club – This is your life


JACK: There’s always that. I don’t know, it’s just…when you buy furniture, you tell yourself: that’s it, that’s the last sofa I’m gonna need. No matter what else happens, I’ve got that sofa problem handled. I had it all. I had a stereo that was very decent, a wardrobe that was getting very respectable. I was so close to being complete.


TYLER: S**t, man, now it’s all gone.

JACK: All gone.

TYLER: Do you know what a duvet it?

JACK: Comforter.

TYLER: It’s a blanket, just a blanket. Now why guys like you and I know what a duvet is? Is this essential to our survival? In the hunter-gathered sense of the word? No. What are we then?

JACK: You know, consumers.

TYLER: Right. We’re consumers. We’re by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty — these things don’t concern me. What concerns me is celebrity magazines, television with five hundred channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.

JACK:Martha Stewart.

TYLER: F**k Martha Stewart. Martha’s polishes on the brass of the Titanic. It’s all going down, man! So f**k off, with your sofa units and your green stripe patterns. I say never be complete. I say stop being perfect. I say let’s evolve and let the chips fall where they may. But that’s me, I could be wrong, maybe it’s a terrible tragedy.

JACK: No, it’s just stuff.

TYLER: Well, you did lose a lot of versatile solutions for a modern life.

JACK: F**k, you’re right.

Tyler offers Jack a cigarette.

JACK: No, I don’t smoke. My insurance will probably cover it, so…

Tyler stares at him

JACK: What?

TYLER: The things you own, end up owning you.


~ by searching4alpha on July 2, 2008.

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