Fight Club’s 8 Rules to Live By

Simple yet excel­lent. Lat­er­al Action presents 8 Fight Club quotes every­one (not just ‘cre­at­ors’) should live by.

At its core, Fight Club is about liv­ing the life you truly want to live, and the hard path to get­ting there. Tyler helps the story’s name­less hero (usu­ally referred to as Jack) down that path to enlight­en­ment, so maybe what Tyler says can help the rest of us as well.

  1. “No fear. No dis­trac­tions. The abil­ity to let that which does not mat­ter truly slide.”
  2. Again: “No fear. No dis­trac­tions. The abil­ity to let that which does not mat­ter truly slide.”
  3. “I say nev­er be com­plete, I say stop being per­fect, I say let’s evolve, let the chips fall where they may.”
  4. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do any­thing.”
  5. “You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the con­tents of your wal­let. You’re not your fuck­ing kha­kis.”
  6. “People do it every­day, they talk to them­selves… they see them­selves as they’d like to be, they don’t have the cour­age you have, to just run with it.”
  7. “Stick­ing feath­ers up your butt does not make you a chick­en.”
  8. “This is your life, and it’s end­ing one minute at a time.”