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Chuck Palahniuk
Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn't know anything.
Chuck Palahniuk
People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.
Chuck Palahniuk
Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying?
Chuck Palahniuk
The most boring scenes are the scenes where a character is alone.
Chuck Palahniuk
If anything I try to write something that would be more difficult to film. I tend to see film as competition and would like instead to do what books do best.
Chuck Palahniuk
Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn't know anything.
Chuck Palahniuk
You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly, literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel.
Chuck Palahniuk
Some of the best ideas I get seem to happen when I'm doing mindless manual labor or exercise. I'm not sure how that happens, but it leaves me free for remarkable ideas to occur.
Chuck Palahniuk
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
Chuck Palahniuk
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?
Chuck Palahniuk
Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished.
Chuck Palahniuk
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?
Chuck Palahniuk
Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished.
Chuck Palahniuk
Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.
Chuck Palahniuk
Personal identity seems like it's just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' to Jay Gatsby in 'The Great Gatsby.' It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you're given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?
Chuck Palahniuk
It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones who get away that you can't forget.
Chuck Palahniuk
When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?
Chuck Palahniuk
My goal is more to be remembered. They'll remember this thing and like it in the future. The trick is to stay remembered long enough for that to happen.
Chuck Palahniuk
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
Chuck Palahniuk
Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.
Chuck Palahniuk
I believe in something. But I don't believe that anything can hold a grudge for long enough to condemn its creation to eternal punishment. Nobody can hold a grudge that long, even God.
Chuck Palahniuk
Maybe it's our sins that give God consolation when he finally has to give us cancer.
Chuck Palahniuk
I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
Chuck Palahniuk
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
Chuck Palahniuk
Personal identity seems like it's just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' to Jay Gatsby in 'The Great Gatsby.' It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you're given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?
Chuck Palahniuk
I think, in a way, I invented the term 'fight club' and that these things have always existed, but they never really had a label. Nobody had a language to apply to them. I created that language in two words and I've been paid a great deal of money for inventing two words and labeling something that has always been around.
Chuck Palahniuk
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
Chuck Palahniuk
Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
Chuck Palahniuk
Minimalism seems closest to the sophisticated storytelling of movies. Movies have really educated contemporary audiences to be the most intelligent, sophisticated audiences in history. We don't any longer need to have the relationship between one scene and the next explained. We will figure it out ourselves.
Chuck Palahniuk
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
Chuck Palahniuk
I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
Chuck Palahniuk
If you start in the pit of despair with these profane, awful things, even a glimmer of hope or awareness is going to occur that's much brighter coming from this dark, awful beginning.
Chuck Palahniuk
I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That's the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.
Chuck Palahniuk
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
Chuck Palahniuk
I really love idiot, enlightened characters - these characters who fail to engage with the drama of their immediate circumstances they fail to be reactive and enrolled by drama as it happens around them.
Chuck Palahniuk
I think, in a way, I invented the term 'fight club' and that these things have always existed, but they never really had a label. Nobody had a language to apply to them. I created that language in two words and I've been paid a great deal of money for inventing two words and labeling something that has always been around.
Chuck Palahniuk
I have a lot of money.
Chuck Palahniuk
Minimalism seems closest to the sophisticated storytelling of movies. Movies have really educated contemporary audiences to be the most intelligent, sophisticated audiences in history. We don't any longer need to have the relationship between one scene and the next explained. We will figure it out ourselves.
Chuck Palahniuk
Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.
Chuck Palahniuk
The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime.
Chuck Palahniuk
Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
Chuck Palahniuk
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
Chuck Palahniuk
I think in a way, you're doomed, once you can envision something. You're sort of doomed to make it happen. I've found that the moment I can envision leaving a relationship, that's usually the moment that the relationship starts to fall apart.
Chuck Palahniuk
Minimalism seems closest to the sophisticated storytelling of movies. Movies have really educated contemporary audiences to be the most intelligent, sophisticated audiences in history. We don't any longer need to have the relationship between one scene and the next explained. We will figure it out ourselves.
Chuck Palahniuk
I'm always trying to reach a transcendent point, a romantic point, but reach it in a really unconventional way, a really profane way. To get to that romantic, touching, heartbreaking place, but through a lot of acts of profanity.
Chuck Palahniuk
You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake... This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.
Chuck Palahniuk
I try to forget about the expectation that's out there and the audience listening for the next thing so that I'm not trying to please them. I've spent a huge amount of time not communicating with those folks and denying that they exist.
Chuck Palahniuk
If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?
Chuck Palahniuk
Every time I write something, I think, this is the most offensive thing I will ever write. But no. I always surprise myself.
Chuck Palahniuk
I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That's the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.
Chuck Palahniuk
Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.
Chuck Palahniuk
Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones who get away that you can't forget.
Chuck Palahniuk
I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
Chuck Palahniuk
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
Chuck Palahniuk
What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.
Chuck Palahniuk
You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.
Chuck Palahniuk
If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.
Chuck Palahniuk
Ok. You fuck me, then snub me. You love me, you hate me. You show me a sensitive side, then you turn into a total asshole. Is this a pretty accurate description of our relationship.
Chuck Palahniuk
No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.
Chuck Palahniuk
Six hundred and forty fish later, the only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground.
Chuck Palahniuk
Make me into anything, but just love me.
Chuck Palahniuk
I thought we were a real love relationship. I did. I was very invested in love, but it was just this long long sex thing that could end at any moment because after all, it's just about getting off. Almost all the time, you tell yourself you're loving somebody when you're just using them. This only looks like love.
Chuck Palahniuk
Almost all the time, you tell yourself you're loving somebody when you're just using them. This only looks like love.
Chuck Palahniuk
No matter how much you love someone, you still want to have you own way.
Chuck Palahniuk
Just for the record, she still loves you. She wouldn't bother to torture you if she didn't.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.
Chuck Palahniuk
Love is bullshit. Emotion is bullshit. I am a rock. A jerk. I'm an uncaring asshole and proud of it.
Chuck Palahniuk
You can't fool people into loving you.
Chuck Palahniuk
This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.
Chuck Palahniuk
You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.
Chuck Palahniuk
No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention.Well, get used to that feeling. That's how your whole life will feel some day.This is all practice.
Chuck Palahniuk
At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
Chuck Palahniuk
It can only take a moment to waste the rest of your life.
Chuck Palahniuk
What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.
Chuck Palahniuk
You know how both life and porno movies end. The only difference is life starts with the orgasm.
Chuck Palahniuk
After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.
Chuck Palahniuk
Every last minute of my life has been preordained and I'm sick and tired of it.How this feels is I'm just another task in God's daily planner: the Italian Renaissance penciled in for right after the Dark Ages....The Information Age is scheduled immediately after the Industrial Revolution. Then the Postmodern Era, then the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Famine. Check. Pestilence. Check. War. Check. Death. Check. And between the big events, the earthquakes and the tidal waves, God's got me squeezed in for a cameo appearance. Then maybe in thirty years, or maybe next year, God's daily planner has me finished.
Chuck Palahniuk
Everything is funnier in retrospect, funnier and prettier and cooler. You can laugh at anything from far enough away.
Chuck Palahniuk
Anymore, no one's mind is their own.
Chuck Palahniuk
We just had a near-life experience!
Chuck Palahniuk
The best way to waste your life, is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate.
Chuck Palahniuk
You had to risk your life to get love. You had to get right to the edge of death to ever be saved.
Chuck Palahniuk
Skinny guys fight till they're burger.
Chuck Palahniuk
My point is, that if I'm honest, my life is all about me.
Chuck Palahniuk
The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create.
Chuck Palahniuk
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
Chuck Palahniuk
You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.
Chuck Palahniuk
Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!
Chuck Palahniuk
Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things- they save you.
Chuck Palahniuk
Me with nothing left to lose, plotting my big revenge in the spotlight. Give me violent revenge fantasies as a coping mechanism.
Chuck Palahniuk
The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married. I don't know, but until your mom dies it seems like all the other women in your life can never be more than just your mistress.
Chuck Palahniuk
Music is crucial. Beyond no way can I overstress this fact. Let's say you're southbound on the interstate, cruising alone in the middle lane, listening to AM radio. Up alongside comes a tractor trailer of logs or concrete pipe, a tie-down strap breaks, and the load dumps on top of your little sheetmetal ride. Crushed under a world of concrete, you're sandwiched like so much meat salad between layers of steel and glass. In that last, fast flutter of your eyelids, you looking down that long tunnel toward the bright God Light and your dead grandma walking up to hug you--do you want to be hearing another radio commercial for a mega, clearance, closeout, blow-out liquidation car-stereo sale?
Chuck Palahniuk
Tyler lies back and asks, If Marilyn Monroe were alive right now, what would she be doing?I say, goodnight.The headliner hangs down in shreds from the ceiling and Tyler says, Clawing at the lid of her coffin.
Chuck Palahniuk
If Marilyn Monroe was alive right now, what would she be doing?'Clawing at the roof of her coffin.
Chuck Palahniuk
Could you hold the chainsaw a bit closer to your mouth, please?
Chuck Palahniuk
I still love him so much I'll hide any amount of conjugated estrogen in his food. So much I'll do anything to destroy him.
Chuck Palahniuk
I see in the fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves with white collars, advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of the history man, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives, we've been all raised by 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.
Chuck Palahniuk
This is your life, and its ending one minute at a time.
Chuck Palahniuk
You think maybe if you just work harder and faster, you can hold off the chaos, but then one day you're changing a patio light bulb with a five-year life span and you realize how you'll only be changing this light maybe ten more times before you'll be dead.
Chuck Palahniuk
If you could be either God's worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?
Chuck Palahniuk
Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn't glitter and shine.
Chuck Palahniuk
The truth is, immigrants tend to be more American than people born here.
Chuck Palahniuk
You can tell people the truth, but they'll never believe you until the event. In the meantime, the truth will just piss them off and get you in a lot of trouble.
Chuck Palahniuk
Maybe the truth is I really want to like you instead.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's exhausting, the energy it takes to unknow a truth.
Chuck Palahniuk
Because supposedly those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.
Chuck Palahniuk
some soap opera, you know, real people pretending to be fake people with made-up problems being watched by real people to forget their real problems.
Chuck Palahniuk
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. The shortcut to closing a door is to bury yourself in the details. This is how we must look to God. As if everything's just fine.
Chuck Palahniuk
The best way to waste your life is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate. Let Big Brother do the singing and dancing for you. Be a reporter. Be a good witness. A grateful member of theaudience.
Chuck Palahniuk
Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn't see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love. Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will.At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.
Chuck Palahniuk
Nobody wants to worship you if you have the same problems, the same bad breath and messy hair and hangnails, as a regular person. You have to be everything regular people aren't. Where they fail, you have to go all the way. Be what people are too afraid to be. Become whom they admire. People shopping for a messiah want quality. Nobody is going to follow a loser. When it comes to choosing a savior, they won't settle for just a human being.
Chuck Palahniuk
I am the child of a lunatic. Not a child of God.
Chuck Palahniuk
It sounds as if you'd like to be God.
Chuck Palahniuk
If you're male, and you're Christian and living in America, your father is your model for God. And sometimes you find your father in your career.
Chuck Palahniuk
Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
Chuck Palahniuk
The big reason why folks leave a small town,' Rant used to say, 'is so they can moon over the idea of going back. And the reason they stay put is so they can moon about getting out.'Rant meant that no one is happy, anywhere.
Chuck Palahniuk
Our purest form of joy comes when people we envy get hurt. That most genuine form of joy.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
Chuck Palahniuk
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?
Chuck Palahniuk
A girl calls and asks, Does it hurt very much to die?Well, sweetheart, I tell her, yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living.
Chuck Palahniuk
Reality means you live until you die...the real truth is nobody wants reality.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's only in drugs or death we'll see anything new, and death is just too controlling.
Chuck Palahniuk
Put a gun to my head and paint the wall with my brains.
Chuck Palahniuk
The worst part of writing fiction is the fear of wasting your life behind a keyboard. The idea that, dying, you'll realize you only lived on paper. Your only adventures were make-believe, and while the world fought and kissed, you sat in some dark room masturbating and making money.
Chuck Palahniuk
You've thrown down the gauntlet. You've brought my wrath down upon your house. Now, to prove that I exist I must kill you. As the child outlives the father, so must the character bury the author. If you are, in fact, my continuing author, then killing you will end my existence as well. Small loss. Such a life, as your puppet, is not worth living.But… If I destroy you and your dreck script, and I still exist… then my existence will be glorious, for I will become my own master.
Chuck Palahniuk
There's still a thousand places I haven't gone to die.
Chuck Palahniuk
The lucky ones are just born dead.
Chuck Palahniuk
The amazing miracle of death, when one second you're walking and talking, and the next second you're an object.
Chuck Palahniuk
Someday you will die, and until you know that, you're useless to me.
Chuck Palahniuk
Only in death will we have our own names since only in death are we no longer part of the effort. In death we become heroes.
Chuck Palahniuk
Believe in me and you shall die, forever.
Chuck Palahniuk
The shortest distance between two points is a time line, a schedule, a map of your time, the itinerary for the rest of your life.Nothing shows you the straight line from here to death like a list.
Chuck Palahniuk
I don't want to die without any scars.
Chuck Palahniuk
What's up with you? How come you're being like this?' Because it's the truth. This is the world we live in.
Chuck Palahniuk
Le stelle in cieloNon conoscono l'iraBla, bla, bla, fine
Chuck Palahniuk
What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger.
Chuck Palahniuk
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
Chuck Palahniuk
Ideas come at any moment -- except when you demand them. Most ideas come while I'm physically active, at the gym, with friends, gardening, so I always carry pen and paper.My first draft is always written in longhand. But once the first dozen chapters, more like short stories, are written, then momentum builds until I can't leave the project until it's done.
Chuck Palahniuk
All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired.
Chuck Palahniuk
That's the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public. We used to go to church to confess our worst behaviour, to be heard and forgiven, then to be redeemed and accepted back into our communityChuck Palahniuk in interview with TMO
Chuck Palahniuk
The religious school she went to, growing up, Ms. Wright said how all the girls had to wear a scarf tied to cover their ears at all times. Based on the biblical idea that the Virgin Mary became pregnant when the Holy Spirit whispered in her ear. The idea that ears were vaginas. That, hearing just one wrong idea, you lost your innocence. One detail too many and you'd be ruined. Overdosed on information.
Chuck Palahniuk
For official record, if become bankrupt old retail distribution centers-labeled supermega, so-enlarged foodstuff market- later reincarnate to become worship shrine. First sell food-stuff, next then same structure sell battered furnitures, next now born as gymnasium club, next broker flea markets, only at final end of life...sell religions.
Chuck Palahniuk
Some people still think knowledge is power.
Chuck Palahniuk
trichloroethane [...] All my extensive testing has shown this to be the best treatment for a dangerous excess of human knowledge
Chuck Palahniuk
Why do I do anything?' she says. 'I'm educated enough to talk myself out of any plan. To deconstruct any fantasy. Explain away any goal. I'm so smart I can negate any dream.
Chuck Palahniuk
Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life.
Chuck Palahniuk
The voice says, maybe you don't go to hell for the things you do. Maybe you go to hell for the things you don't do. The things you don't finish.
Chuck Palahniuk
By the time you're thirty, your worst enemy is yourself.
Chuck Palahniuk
After long enough, everyone in the world will be you enemy.
Chuck Palahniuk
Yes, I kidnapped that Lindberg baby.
Chuck Palahniuk
A motion picture, or music, or television, they have to maintain a certain decorum in order to be broadcast to a vast audience. Other forms of mass media cost too much to produce a risk reaching only a limited audience. Only one person. But a book. . . . A book is cheap to print and bind. A book is as private and consensual as sex. A book takes time and effort to consume - something that gives a reader every chance to walk away. Actually, so few people make the effort to read that it's difficult to call books a mass medium. No one really gives a damn about books. No one has bothered to ban a book in decades.
Chuck Palahniuk
A book is as private and consensual as sex.
Chuck Palahniuk
This would be...a book that would be a trapdoor down into some place dark. A place only you could go, alone, when you opened the cover. Because only books have that power.
Chuck Palahniuk
Advertising has these people chassing cars and clothes they don't need. Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don't really need. We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.
Chuck Palahniuk
Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
Chuck Palahniuk
Therefore, when we neglect to fear such a brittle monstrosity, we render it powerless.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.
Chuck Palahniuk
There are worse things you can do to people you love than kill them.
Chuck Palahniuk
The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.
Chuck Palahniuk
This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
Chuck Palahniuk
We have to show these men and women freedom by enslaving them, and show them courage by frightening them.
Chuck Palahniuk
Either a species learns to control its own population, or something like disease, famine, war, will take care of the issue.
Chuck Palahniuk
The club is too loud to talk, so after a couple of drinks, everyone feels like the centre of attention but completely cut off from participating with anyone else. You're the corpse in an English murder mystery.
Chuck Palahniuk
There are lot of things we don't want to know about the people we love.
Chuck Palahniuk
No, whether a woman is a concubine to fuck or a damsel to redeem, she's always just some passive object to fulfill a man's purpose.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.
Chuck Palahniuk
Besides, it happens fast for some people and slow for some, accidents or gravity, but we all end up mutilated. Most women know this feeling of being more and more invisible everyday.
Chuck Palahniuk
Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the world. To deconstruct. To dismiss. She said people can't deal with how beautiful the world really is. How it can't be explained and understood.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power, the same way money is power, the same way a gun is power.
Chuck Palahniuk
If you look at old pictures, Irene Casey is so pretty. Not just young, but pretty the way you look when your face goes smooth, the skin around your eyes and lips relaxed, the pretty you only look when you love the person taking the picture.
Chuck Palahniuk
These flowers will be rotten in a couple hours. Birds will crap on them. The smoke here will make them stink, and tomorrow a bulldozer will probably run over them, but for right now they are so beautiful.
Chuck Palahniuk
Prepare to evacuate soul in five, in four, three, two, one.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one.
Chuck Palahniuk
Art never comes from happiness.
Chuck Palahniuk
As an artist you organize your life so that you get a chance to paint, a window of time, but that's no guarantee you'll create anything worth all your effort. You're always haunt by the idea you're wasting your life.
Chuck Palahniuk
It's funny how the beauty of art has so much more to do with the frame than the artwork itself.
Chuck Palahniuk
Art never comes from happiness
Chuck Palahniuk
they should let some people into the library by prescription only
Chuck Palahniuk
We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.
Chuck Palahniuk
There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. what we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish.There is no free will. There are no variables.
Chuck Palahniuk
Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space.