It's a crying shame that none of you mentioned the most bad-ass character in the history of movies.
Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden in Fight Club
"It's only after you've lost everything that you are free to do anything"
"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. "
"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**king khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
"The things you own end up owning you."
"I want you to hit me as hard as you can"
...and that gentlemen, is the answer to the thread.