Chuck Palahniuk quotes

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

— Chuck Palahniuk

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“Masochism is a valuable job skill.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

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“Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

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“The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly.”

— 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

“People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

“Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

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

— Chuck Palahniuk

“If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short, short segment of your entire existence, how would you live? Knowing nothing 'real' was at risk, what would you do? You'd live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life. You know you would. That's what the ghosts want us to do - all the exciting things they no longer can.”

— 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

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

— 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

“I would say any behavior that is not the status quo is interpreted as insanity, when, in fact, it might actually be enlightenment. Insanity is sorta in the eye of the beholder.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

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

— Chuck Palahniuk

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

— Chuck Palahniuk

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

— Chuck Palahniuk

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

— 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

“You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake... This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

“We are not special. We are not crap or trash, either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

“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

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

— Chuck Palahniuk

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

— Chuck Palahniuk

“Every woman is just a different kind of problem.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

“Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

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

— Chuck Palahniuk

“Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.”

— 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

“I just don't want to die without a few scars.”

— 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