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

Everybody's trying to make every minute of the present last forever. Preserve every second.

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep...wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you....The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her.'

For thousands of years, human beings had screwed up and trashed and crapped on this planet, and now history expected me to clean up after everyone. I have to wash out and flatten my soup cans. And account for every drop of used motor oil. And I have to foot the bill for nuclear waste and buried gasoline tanks and landfilled toxic sludge dumped a generation before I was born.

He was assaulting the world by assaulting himself.

Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn't glitter and shine.

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.

According to Mona, you shouldn't kill people, because that drives you away from humanity. In order to justify killing, you have to make the victim your enemy. To justify any crime, you have to make the victim your enemy.

Almost all the time, you tell yourself you're loving somebody when you're just using them. This only looks like love.

Any time some well-meaning person forces you to demonstrate you have no talent and rubs your nose in the fact you're a failure at the only dream you ever had, take another drink.

As young people we want something to slow us down and keep us trapped in one place long enough to look below the surface of the world. That disaster is a car crash or a war. To make us sit still. It can be getting cancer or getting pregnant. The important part is how it seems to catch us by surprise. That disaster stops us from living the life we'd planned as children - a life of constant dashing around.

Being tired isn't the same as being rich, but most times it's close enough.

Could you hold the chainsaw a bit closer to your mouth, please?

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.

Even if I overcompensate, nobody will ever want me. Not Seth. Not my folks. You can?t kiss someone who has no lips. Oh, love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, love me. I?ll be anybody you want me to be

Everyone has something wrong. And for a while, her heart just sort of flat lined.

Find good in what the world says is evil.

For years now, I've wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.

He was the kind of boy any young girl should date while she's still able to recover.

Hope is something really tough and tenacious you have to give up. It?s an addiction to break.

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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