"I want Tyler. Tyler wants Marla. Marla wants me."
-the Narrator (from the book)

"What?"
"What?"
"A hotel?"
"Yeah."
"Just ask, man."
"What are you talking about?"
"God, three pitchers of beer and you still can't ask."
"What?"
"You called me 'cos you needed a place to stay."
"Oh hey, no no no..."
"Yes, you did. So just ask. Cut the foreplay and ask."
"Would that be a problem?"
"Is it a problem for you to ask?"
"...can I stay at your place?"
"Yeah."
-Tyler and the Narrator

"Do not watch. I can't go when you watch."
-Tyler to the Narrator while "preparing" food at the restaurant

"Losing all hope was freedom."
-the Narrator

"This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time."
-the Narrator

"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate of everyone drops to zero."
-the Narrator

"Every time the plane banked sharply on takeoff or landing, I prayed for a crash. Anything."
-the Narrator

"An exit door procedure at 30,000 feet. Mmm hmm. The illusion of safety."
-Tyler

"It was right in everyone's face. Tyler and I just made it visible. It was on the tip of everyone's tongue. Tyler and I just gave it a name."
-the Narrator

"When the fight was over, nothing was solved. But nothing mattered. Afterwards, we all felt saved."
-the Narrator

"Tell him, 'The liberator who destroyed my property has realigned my perceptions.'"
-Tyler

"Most people, normal people, will do anything to avoid a fight."
-the Narrator

"That hurt."
-the Narrator

"What did you study, Raymond?"
"S-s-stuff."
"Stuff? Were the midterms hard?"
-Tyler and Raymond the convenience store clerk

"Sooner or later, we all became what Tyler wanted us to be."
-the Narrator

"Something on your mind, dear?"
"No. Yes."
-Tyler and the Narrator

"We just had a near-life experience."
-Tyler after a car wreck

"Tyler isn't here. Tyler went away. Tyler gone."
-the Narrator

"Hello. I need you to arrest me."
-the Narrator to the police

"We're not killing anyone, man, we're setting them free!"
-Tyler

"Whoa, whoa. Okay, you are now firing a gun at your imaginary friend near 400 gallons of nitroglyceride!!!"
-Tyler

"In the world I see, you're stalking elk through the damn canyon forest 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 vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison in the empty carpool lane of some abandoned super highway. Feel better, champ."
-Tyler

"I was the warm little center that the world crowded around."
-the Narrator

"Tyler's words coming out of my mouth. And I used to be such a nice guy."
-the Narrator

"You have a kind of sick desperation in your laugh."
-Tyler

"I am enlightened."
-the Narrator

"You are such a nutcase, I can't even begin to keep up."
-Marla

"How's that working out for you?"
"What?"
"Being clever."
-Tyler and the Narrator

"Hey, even the Mona Lisa's falling apart."
-Tyler, when the Narrator spits out a broken tooth

"I just can't win with you, can I?"
-Marla

"You have very serious emotional problems."
-Marla

"Man, you look like a crazy person."
-Tyler

"All the ways you want to be... that's me."
-Tyler

"I say never be complete. I say stop being perfect. I say... let's evolve."
-Tyler

"Am I asleep? Had I slept? Is Tyler my bad dream, or am I Tyler's?"
-the Narrator

"I don't want to die without any scars."
-Tyler

"I get cancer. I kill Jack."
-Tyler, speaking as "Jack's" colon

"You had to give it to him. He had a plan. It started to make sense in a Tyler sort of way."
-the Narrator

"Have I been going to bed earlier every night? Have I been sleeping later? Have I been Tyler longer and longer?"
-the Narrator

"I'm not listening to you, you're not even there."
-the Narrator

"Hey, you created me. I didn't create some loser alterego to make myself feel better. Take some responsibility."
-Tyler

"Tyler, you are by far the most interesting single-serving friend I've ever met."
-the Narrator

"Marla's philosophy on life is that she might die at any moment. The tragedy, she said, is that she didn't."
-the Narrator

"The girl who lives there used to be a lovely, charming girl."
-Marla, speaking of herself

"This chick Marla Singer did not have testicular cancer."
-the Narrator

"How could Tyler of all people think it was a bad thing that Marla Singer was about to die?"
-the Narrator

"If I did have a tumor, I'd name it Marla."
-the Narrator

"In death, a member of Project Mayhem has a name. His name is Robert Paulson."
-Space Monkey

"Chloe looked the way Meryl Streep's skeleton would look if you made it smile and walk around the party being extra nice to everybody."
-the Narrator

"You're just too... too... too BLOND!"
-Ricky to Angel Face

"I am Jack's flaming sense of rejection."
-the Narrator after Tyler shows favor to Angel Face

"Where'd you go, psycho boy?"
"I felt like destroying something beautiful."
-Tyler and the Narrator after the Narrator beats Angel Face to a bloody pulp

"Without pain, without sacrfices, there would be nothing."
-Tyler

"With enough soap, we could blow up just about anything."
'Tyler was full of useful information.'
-Tyler and the Narrator

"I star sixty-nined you. I never answer my phone."
-Tyler

"It was a bridesmaid's dress. Someone loved it intensely for one day, then tossed it."
-Marla

"Things you own end up owning you."
-Tyler

"When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep and you're never really awake."
-the Narrator

"Every evening I died, and every evening I was born again."
-the Narrator

"I still can't think of anything."
"Ah, flashback humor."
-the Narrator and Tyler

"We're still men."
"Yes, we're men. Men is what we are."
-Bob and the Narrator

"We were like Ozzie and Harriet."
-the Narrator

"Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives."
-Tyler

"This does not belong to us. We are not special."
-Tyler

"I am Jack's inflamed sense of rejection."
-the Narrator, after Tyler is affectionate to Angel Face


"I'm all alone. My father dumped me. Tyler dumped me. I am Jack's broken heart."
-the Narrator

"It's you and me. Friends?"
-Tyler, right before the Narrator kills him

"You know that old saying, how you always hurt the one you love? Well, it works both ways."
-the Narrator