Tyler Durden, The Minimalist

Tyler Durden, The Minimalist

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Fight Club, one of my favorite movies of all time, portrays the true meaning of a minimalistic lifestyle. Here are some of the best quotes from the movie. Each one narrates how we should be living our lives without the bullshit control of cultural influences.

  • 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. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.
  • Do you know what a duvet is?…It’s a blanket. Just a blanket. Now why do guys like you and me know what a duvet is? Is this essential to our survival, in the hunter-gatherer sense of the word? No. What are we then?…We are consumers. We’re the byproducts of a lifestyle obsession.
  • The things you own end up owning you.
  • It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
  • Only after disaster can we be resurrected.
  • Fuck what you know. You need to forget about what you know, that’s your problem. Forget about what you think you know about life, about friendship, and especially about you and me.
  • We’re consumers. We are the byproducts of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra…Fuck Martha Stewart. Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and strain green stripe patterns.
  • What do you want? Wanna go back to the shit job, fucking condo world, watching sitcoms? Fuck you, I won’t do it.
  • Hitting bottom isn’t a weekend retreat. It’s not a goddamn seminar. Stop trying to control everything and just let go! LET GO!
  • Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.
  • Guys, what would you wish you’d done before you died?
  • Hey, you created me…take some responsibility!
  • 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.
  • If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.

 

Hope these quotes gives you a nice kick in the ass to take action and live your life the way you should! To save my favorite quote for the end,

This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.”

Erwin Felicilda

Erwin Felicilda

Erwin Felicilda is an entrepreneur, mobile game producer, and marketer. He's advised several successful tech startups, including Grooveshark. This blog is the result of a decade of ruthless life-optimization.
Erwin Felicilda
Erwin Felicilda  

Erwin Felicilda is an internet marketer & entreprenuer. He's advised several ventured-backed startups, including Solar Games. Formerly at Grooveshark. He's currently the Head of Growth for Partender & Founder of Rhino Mob. Erwin brings a decade of online marketing, growth hacking & testing experience to the table. This blog is the result of a decade of ruthless life-optimization.

   

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