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Old 06-17-2005, 08:10 AM   #1
bill fox
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picked up the new edition of Fight Club that contains a new Intro from Palahuniuk. The last line of the intro is:

"Being tired isn't the same thing as being rich, but most of the time it's close enough."
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:16 AM   #2
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Too true. I hate my job but I figure by working 10 hour days for 4 more months I'll have enough to take 2 years off and travel the world. Right now I feel like crap but It'll be worth it.

Fight Club is good.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:29 AM   #3
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In today's world you have to start somewhere to get anywhere.
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:31 AM   #4
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Palahniuk is great writer. His latest book, a collection of short stories about death and ghosts, has caused at least 40 documented cases of people fainting. The people were either reading or listening to a reading.

I can't wait to listen to it in audio book form.

How does that other quote go?

'Are we going to let Hollywood tell us what a man is, what a man is supposed to look like?'
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Old 06-17-2005, 01:17 PM   #5
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The gyms you go to are crowded with guys trying to look like men, as if being a man means looking the way a sculptor or an art director says you should

You aren't alive anywhere like you're alive at figh club...Fight club isn't about words. You see a guy come to fight club for the first time, and his *** is a loaf of white bread. You see this same guy here six months later, and he looks carved out of wood. This guy trusts himself to handle anything. There's grunting and groaning at fight club like at the gym, but fight club isn't about looking good. There's hysterical shouting in tongues like at church, and when you wake Sunday afternoon you feel saved.
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:03 PM   #6
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"The people I know who used to sit in the bathroom with pornography, now they sit in the bathroom with their IKEA furniture catalog. We all have the same Johanneshov armchair in the Strinne green stripe pattern.

Mine fell fifteen stories, burning, into a fountain."

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Old 06-17-2005, 03:51 PM   #7
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"Getting fired," Tyler says, "is the best thing that could happen to any of us. That way, we'd quit treading water and do something with our lives."

"Maybe self-improvement isn't the answer. Maybe self-destruction is the answer.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:43 PM   #8
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"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 %$^#@! khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:06 PM   #9
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"If this is your first night at Fight have to fight"
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:41 AM   #10
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"I ran. I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped battery acid. Then I ran some more."

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