The Narrator Quotes
Latest The Narrator quotes from Fight Club
The Narrator is played by Edward Norton in Fight Club.
I've got a stomachful of Xanax. I took what was left of a bottle. It might have been too much.
Every evening I died, and every evening I was born again, resurrected.
A guy who came to Fight Club for the first time, his ass was a wad of cookie dough. After a few weeks, he was carved out of wood.
I am Jack's wasted life.
Narrator: When people think you're dying, they really, really listen to you, instead of just...
Marla Singer: - instead of just waiting for their turn to speak?
Worker bees can leave. Even drones can fly away. The Queen is their slave.
This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.
When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep... and you're never really awake.
You met me at a very strange time in my life.
Tyler sold his soap to department stores at $20 a bar. Lord knows what they charged. It was beautiful. We were selling rich women their own fat asses back to them.
I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
Narrator: Bob loved me because he thought my testicles were removed too. Being there, pressed against his tits, ready to cry. This was my vacation... and she ruined *everything*.
Marla Singer: This is cancer, right?
Narrator: This chick Marla Singer did not have testicular cancer. She was a liar. She had no diseases at all. I had seen her at Free and Clear, my blood parasite group Thursdays. Then at Hope, my bi-monthly sickle cell circle. And again at Seize the Day, my tuberculous Friday night. Marla... the big tourist. Her lie reflected my lie. Suddenly, I felt nothing. I couldn't cry, so once again I couldn't sleep.
I am Jack's broken heart.
I can't get married - I'm a thirty-year-old boy.
My God. I haven't been fucked like that since grade school.
Marla Singer: I got this dress at a thrift store for one dollar.
Narrator: It was worth every penny.
Marla Singer: It's a bridesmaid's dress. Someone loved it intensely for one day, and then tossed it. Like a Christmas tree. So special. Then, bam, it's on the side of the road.
Marla Singer: Tinsel still clinging to it. Like a sex crime victim. Underwear inside out. Bound with electrical tape.
Narrator: Well, then it suits you.
Marla Singer: You can borrow it sometime.
Marla Singer: ...Condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip one on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night... then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger.
You're the worst thing that's ever happened to me.
Narrator: I know it seems like I have more than one side sometimes...
Marla Singer: More than one side? You're Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Jackass!
It's cheaper than a movie, and there's free coffee.
This isn't a real suicide-thing. This is probably one of those cry-for-help things.
You're not getting this back. I consider it asshole tax.
Your whacked out bald freaks hit me with a fucking broom! They almost broke my arm! They were burning their fingertips with lye, the stink was unbelievable!
Marla Singer: I wish I could return the favor.
Narrator: There's not a lot of breast cancer in the men in my family.
Marla Singer: I could check your prostate.
I've been going to Debtor's Anonymous. You want to see some really fucked-up people...
Candy-stripe a cancer ward. It's not my problem.
And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
If I did have a tumor, I'd name it Marla.
If you wake up at a different time in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?
I am Jack's inflamed sense of rejection.
On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all the French beaches I'd never see. I wanted to breathe smoke.
Marla's philosophy of life is that she might die at any moment. The tragedy, she said, was that she didn't.
Is Tyler my bad dream? Or am I Tyler's?
Narrator: Look, nobody takes this more seriously than me. That condo was my life, okay? I loved every stick of furniture in that place. That was not just a bunch of stuff that got destroyed, it was ME!
Narrator: I'd like to thank the Academy...
Is that what a real man is supposed to look like?
I ran. I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more.
It's called a changeover. The movie goes on, and nobody in the audience has any idea.
Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.
With insomnia, nothing's real. Everything's far away. Everything's a copy of a copy of a copy.
Marla... the little scratch on the roof of your mouth that would heal if only you could stop tonguing it, but you can't.
I am Jack's smirking revenge.
If I didn't say anything, people always assumed the worst.
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
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