Chuck Palahniuk, fully Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk

Chuck
Palahniuk, fully Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk
1962

American Novelist and Freelance Journalist with movies including Fight Club, Choke, Snuff, Romance

Author Quotes

Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.

Find value in what we've been taught is worthless.

Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don't really need.

Her dress, swimsuit-tight, leotard-tight, her pantyhose run with women pedaling bicycles going nowhere at a thousand calories an hour.

How folks lay claim to a loved one is they give you a name of their own. They figure to label you as their property.

A hotel, he told me, was a big house where a lot of people lived and ate and slept, but no one knew each other. He said that described most families in the outside world.

After a good-looking boy gives you rabies two, three times, you'll settle down and marry somebody less exciting for the rest of your life

An important part of building a new culture was allowing people to complain about their past. At first, the more they complained, the worse the past would seem. But by venting, people could start to resolve the past. By bitching and bitching and bitching, they could exhaust the drama of their own horror stories. Grow bored. Only then could they accept a new story for their lives. Move forward.

Anything you can acquire is only another thing you'll lose.

At That Moment, it seemed the whole world cared what happened to him. All those people were hugging him and petting his hair. Everybody asked if he was okay. It seemed that moment would last forever. That you had to risk your life to get love. You had to get right to the edge of death to ever be saved.

Big Brother isn?t watching. He?s singing and dancing. He?s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother?s busy holding your attention every moment you?re awake. He?s making sure you?re always distracted. He?s making sure you?re fully absorbed.

Deliver me from Swedish furniture. Deliver me from clever art. And the phone rang and Tyler answered. "If you don't know what you want," the doorman said, "you end up with a lot you don't." May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete.

Don't do this. I love you. Don't shut me out.

Every character sees the world through a framework of education and experience that they're proud experts about. To write a character, find out what they know best, and THEN you'll know how they'll describe a "hot day." Or a "pretty girl."

Everyone thinks their whole life should be at least as much fun as masturbation.

First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.

Get married before the sex gets boring or you'll never get married.

Her mom and dad are both doctors and want her to follow her dream, not turn out the way they have, no matter how much it costs them.

How I feel is cheap and used, dirty and humiliated. Dirty and tricked and thrown away.

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First Name
Chuck
Last Name
Palahniuk, fully Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk
Birth Date
1962
Bio

American Novelist and Freelance Journalist with movies including Fight Club, Choke, Snuff, Romance