Movie: Fight Club Tyler Durden: Only after disaster can we be resurrected Tyler Durden: Fuck damnation, man! Fuck redemption! We are God's unwanted children? So be it! Tyler Durden: First you have to give up, first you have to *know*... not fear... *know*... that someday you're gonna die. Tyler Durden: [pointing at an emergency instruction manual on a plane] You know why they put oxygen masks on planes? Narrator: So you can breath. Tyler Durden: Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you're taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It's all right here. Emergency water landing - 600 miles an hour. Blank faces, calm as Hindu cows. Narrator: That's, um... That's an interesting theory. Marla Singer: My God. I haven't been fucked like that since grade school. Tyler Durden: Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, 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's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all 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 Durden: It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything. Tyler Durden: In the world I see - you are 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 wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway. Tyler Durden: Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. Narrator: On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero. Narrator: After fighting, everything else in your life got the volume turned down. Narrator: And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom. Narrator: [reading] I am Jack's colon. Tyler Durden: I get cancer, I kill Jack. Narrator: I got in everyone's hostile little face. Yes, these are bruises from fighting. Yes, I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened. Members of Fight Club: [chanting] His name is Robert Paulson. Honestly, most of these I cannot repeat correctly, but I am working on having these all memorized so I can. I want all of these quotes and a list of about 600 more from this movie and other sources to be read aloud at my funeral, they will be divided up evenly among whatever of my friends are still alive.