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...
This is Tyler! Tyler Durden. One of the most inspirational characters ever created. He is also ranked no. 1 among the top 100 movie characters of all time (Joker's no. 3)
But here's the thing.. Most characters have their 'finest hour' as their entry in the movie. But that's not true for Tyler. All the time he's on screen, could be attributed as his finest hour. He's just so good.
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.
Most of us who have seen the movie think Tyler made his entry during the plane journey while he is sitting next to the narrator (and not Jack). But that's not true. He has made his entry (at least) five times before this very scene. Here are the screen-shots of the times when he could be seen (though only for a single frame in the reel). That is when he is trying to manifest himself thru the movie.
If you have not seen Fight Club , Please watch it RIGHT NOW! You can watch it here . I don't own the link, I googled and posted the first result I got.
Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells "stop!", goes limp, or taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule: one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule: the fights are bare knuckle. No shirt, no shoes, no weapons. Seventh rule: fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight.