Follow Your Dreams or I’ll F***ing Kill You

Matt Karamazov
5 min readJun 13, 2024

The true meaning of “Fight Club” that most people seem to have missed

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People who hate on Fight Club have either never read the book or didn’t understand it.

Every five pages it seemed like I was peeling away a new layer of the “life onion” (a term I just made up now and don’t really love, but that gets my point across).

For a supposedly nihilistic book about meaningless destruction and misdirected, angry young men, it’s positively STUDDED with life lessons and epic quotes.

I’ll comment on a few of them, but several are just too perfect to improve upon, and any commentary from me would deprive them of their power.

Here are 17 of my favorites:

1. “Most people live for a little while, don’t understand any of it, and then they die.”

Okay, that one is kinda depressing. But they get better and more uplifting, so let’s keep going…

2. “This is your life; and it’s ending minute by minute.”

Where is the URGENCY people should feel their lives, that is constantly and inexorably slipping away forever and ever?!? This is IT, people! We are alive NOW — at this very moment — and we are not guaranteed another chance.

3. “Now that she knows…



Matt Karamazov

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