I had this as my email signature for wayyy longer than I should have after reading Fight Club while in high school.
“We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens.”
- Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)
“If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.”
- Jean-Paul Sartre
“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going. But you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
- John Green
“The best you can hope for in this life is that your delusions are benign and your compulsions have utility.”
- Scott Adams
“You may be proud, wise, and fine, but death will wipe you off the face of the earth as though you were no more than mice burrowing under the floor; and your posterity, your history, your immortal geniuses will burn or freeze.”
- Anton Chekhov (The Bet)
“I didn't say bright. I said blight. 'My life is sunny and blight.' Bright means the opposite, it means sudden withering death, and … Oh, who am I kidding? My life is full of bright.”
- Clay Puppington (Moral Orel)
“If there was anything that depressed him more than his own cynicism, it was that quite often it still wasn't as cynical as real life.”
- *Terry Pratchett (Guards! Guards!)
“Tomorrow is a brand new day.”
“Yeah, but so was yesterday. And look how that went.”
“When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?”
- Chuck Palahniuk (Invisible Monsters)
“I'm checking out.
I'm fucking done.
Kiss my fat ass.
I'm giving up.
Eat shit and die.
I'm taking off.
Have a nice life.
Have a nice death.
I'm checking out.”
- Sweet Home Cananada by Bomb the Music Industry!1
“You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation. This is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.”
- *Mercer (Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
“It's not that I want them all to miss me when I'm gone.
I'm just tired of waking up.”
- Something New by Dead To Me
“Life -the way it really is- is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse.”
- Joseph Brodsky
“I hope you die. I hope we both die.”
- No Children by The Mountain Goats
“The world didn't give a shit. It didn't bestow. It took.”
- *Dennis Lehane (Shutter Island)
1 The song itself is politically charged, but I really think that these lyrics do a nice job of communicating general bitterness and resentment.