The First Rule of Hold Fast is...
To change it up from the usual serious post on training and diet, we thought we would lighten things up by sharing some of our favorite quotes from the movie Fight Club (1999). In the movie, Brad Pitt’s character Tyler Durden gives a series of speeches that really highlight the mindset and consumer habits that keep most of us from living a Hold Fast life.
Tyler Durden may only be a creation of Chuck Palahniuk's mind, but this monologue has to be one of the best motivational speeches of all time. Right up there with John Belushi in Animal House. Not all of these quotes are from Brad Pitt’s character, but you'll get the idea. Anyways, let's get to it.
“Like everyone else I had become a slave to the shopping instinct. If I saw something clever like a coffee table in the shape of a yin and yang, I had to have it. I would flip through catalogs and wonder, “what kind of dining set defines me as a person?” I had it all. Even the glass dishes with tiny bubbles and imperfections, proof they were crafted by the honest, simple, hard-working indigenous peoples of wherever.”
“ 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 f*$#ing khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.”
“The things you own, end up owning you.”
“We’re consumers. We are bi-products of a lifestyle obsession….What concerns me are celebrity magazines, televisions with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear.”
“I see all this potential, and I see squandering. D$#% it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves with white collars…Advertising has us chasing cars, clothes, working jobs we hate, so we can buy things we don’t need.”
“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.”
Live Differently...Think Differently...Hold Fast!