You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake.

.. This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.

Chuck Palahniuk on beautiful

Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression.

Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

Chuck Palahniuk on depression

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 on forget

Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.

Chuck Palahniuk on gun

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 on family

When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?

Chuck Palahniuk on future
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If you flee from the things your fear, there's no resolution.

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 on blood

When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.

Chuck Palahniuk on hate

That saying, about how you always kill the thing you love, well, it works both ways.

Chuck Palahniuk on love

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 on happiness

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.

Chuck Palahniuk on life

Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.

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We all die. The goal isn't to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.

About Chuck Palahniuk

Name Chuck Palahniuk
Quotes 73 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday February 21, 1962
About Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk is an American Transgressional fiction novelist and freelance journalist of Ukrainian ancestry born in Pasco, Washington. The press release for his book, Rant, states he is now living in Vancouver, Washington. He is best known for the award-winning novel Fight Club, which was later made into a film directed by David Fincher.
Top topics life, people, tyler, live, death

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 on death

I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.

Chuck Palahniuk on breathing

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.

Chuck Palahniuk on completely

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

Chuck Palahniuk on pessimism

People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.

Chuck Palahniuk on called

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.

Chuck Palahniuk on boring

If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?

Chuck Palahniuk on person

The only difference between a suicide and a martyrdom really is the amount of press coverage.

Chuck Palahniuk on martyrdom

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.

Chuck Palahniuk on afraid

A minute of perfection was worth the effort.

A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.

Chuck Palahniuk on effort

More and more, it feels like I'm doing a really bad impersonation of myself.

Chuck Palahniuk on bad

You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.

Chuck Palahniuk on future

I don't want to die without any scars.

Chuck Palahniuk on death

Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.

Chuck Palahniuk on today

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.

Chuck Palahniuk on sleep

We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

Chuck Palahniuk on reality

Every woman is just a different kind of problem.

Chuck Palahniuk on kind

Masochism is a valuable job skill.

Chuck Palahniuk on job

When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?

Chuck Palahniuk on future

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. I am Jack's Broken Heart.

Chuck Palahniuk on favorite

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 on life

Sometimes the past seems too big for the present to hold.

Chuck Palahniuk on big

Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.

Chuck Palahniuk on coping

You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be.

Chuck Palahniuk on breath

You have to give up! you have to give up! You have to realize that someday you will die, Until you know that, you are useless!

Chuck Palahniuk on acceptance

The girl is infectious human waste, and she's confused and afraid to commit to the wrong thing and so she won't commit to anything.

Chuck Palahniuk on marla

By the time you read this, you'll be older than you remember.

Chuck Palahniuk on age

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?

Chuck Palahniuk on apple

Sometimes you do something, and you get screwed.

Sometimes it's the things you don't do, and you get screwed.

Chuck Palahniuk on screwed

If you're going to read this, don't bother.

Chuck Palahniuk on sentences

Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.

Chuck Palahniuk on alligators

If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't.

Chuck Palahniuk on end

Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished.

Chuck Palahniuk on change

The answer is there is no answer.

Chuck Palahniuk on answer

Some stories, you use up. Others use you up.

Chuck Palahniuk on stories

Where would Jesus be if no one had written the gospels?

Chuck Palahniuk on gospels

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 on inspirational

All you can do is hope for a pattern to emerge, and sometimes it never does.

Still, with a plan, you only get the best you can imagine. I'd always hoped for something better than that.

Chuck Palahniuk on emergence