Chuck Palahniuk, fully Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk

Palahniuk, fully Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk

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

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They assume she was once gorgeously beautiful. Because now she looks so?bad.

This is why I loved the support groups so much, if people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw you. Everything else about their checkbook balance and radio songs and messy hair went out the window. You had their full attention. People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they weren't just telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before.

To repeat, the way you get to the huge, impossible yes is, you start collecting a lot of easy, small yeses.

Waiters will always pee in soup, people will always fall in love.

We kind of deny the stages of life.

We're so structured and micromanaged, this isn't a world anymore, it's a damn cruise ship.

What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too.

When both of you are beautiful, neither of you is beautiful. Together, as a couple, you're less than the sum of your parts.

Where every day doesn't start with an alarm clock and end with the television.

The greatest weapon any warrior can carry into battle is absolute certainty of her eternal soul.

The most boring scenes are the scenes where a character is alone.

The only thing that separates us from the we have pornography.

The things you used to own, now they own you.

The world can be a lot bet?ter than we set?tle for. All you have to do is ask.

There's a big difference between "not caring" or being "nihilistic" about a topic and simply not being enrolled by the drama presented by other people. Just because my characters choose not to react in standard, socially-appropriate ways - that does not mean they don't care. They just reject ordinary dramas.

They should let some people into the library by prescription only.

This is your life and it?s ending one moment at a time.

To see how boring you really are, write a book about soap and cults, and the profits you make will be your only means of subsistence.

Want to talk third wave feminism, you could cite Ariel Levy and the idea that women have internalized male oppression. Going to spring break at Fort Lauderdale, getting drunk, and flashing your breasts isn't an act of personal empowerment. It's you, so fashioned and programmed by the construct of patriarchal society that you no longer know what's best for yourself. A damsel too dumb to even know she's in distress.

We live and we die and anything else is just a delusion.

We're the culture that cried wolf.

What they don't teach you in art school is how your whole life is about discovering who you already were.

When deep space exploration ramps up, it'll be the corporations that name everything, the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks.

Where I'm is one of those stair climbing machines the agent has installed. You climb and climb forever and never get off the ground. You're trapped in your hotel room. It's the mystical sweat love lodge experience of our time, the only sort of Indian vision quest we can schedule into our daily planner.Our Stair Master to Heaven.

The gyms you go to are crowded with guys trying to look like men, as if being a man means looking the way a sculptor or an art director says.

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