Birthday: February 21, 1962

Novelist, Essayist

197 Greatest Quotes By Chuck Palahniuk

Disaster is a natural part of my evolution toward tragedy and dissolution. Chuck Palahniuk
Portland is quickly becoming one of those lovely, lush Third World countries where kinda-rich people retire with their money. Chuck Palahniuk
May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Chuck Palahniuk
Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong. Chuck Palahniuk
Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It's because they know what it's like to be treated like an animal. Chuck Palahniuk
If you don't believe what other people believe, then they'll accuse you of being nihilistic. Chuck Palahniuk
Hoard food and it rots. Hoard money and you rot. Hoard power and the nation rots. Chuck Palahniuk
For me and my entire generation, we took on this kind of sarcastic, ironic, snarkiness because it seemed the most extreme reaction to the earnestness of hippies. Chuck Palahniuk
If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person? Chuck Palahniuk
First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. Chuck Palahniuk
That’s pretty much how we get through our own lives, watching television. Smoking crap. Self-medicating. Redirecting our attention. Jacking off. Denial. Chuck Palahniuk
I don't know the difference between what I want and what I'm trained to want. Chuck Palahniuk
You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. Chuck Palahniuk
At this rate, we'll never get to the future. Chuck Palahniuk
Without animals, there would be no humanity. In a world of just people, people will mean nothing . . . Chuck Palahniuk
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person. Chuck Palahniuk
Marla said, "This isn't like when guys sit backward on the toilet and pretend it's a motorcycle. This is a genuine accident. Chuck Palahniuk
The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems. Chuck Palahniuk
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. Chuck Palahniuk
Recycling and speed limits are bullshit. They're like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed. Chuck Palahniuk
My first time I jacked off, I thought I'd invented it. I looked down at my sloppy handful of junk and thought, This is going to make me rich. Chuck Palahniuk
Believe in me and you shall die, forever. Chuck Palahniuk
After long enough, everyone in the world will be you enemy. Chuck Palahniuk
Real smarts begin when you quit quoting other people. Chuck Palahniuk
Stop trying to control everything and just let go! LET GO! Chuck Palahniuk
We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create. Chuck Palahniuk
This is your life and its ending one moment at a time. Chuck Palahniuk
We've spent so much time judging what other people created that we've created very, very little of our own. Chuck Palahniuk
The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage. Chuck Palahniuk
By the time you read this, you'll be older than you remember. Chuck Palahniuk
Everybody's trying to make every minute of the present last forever. Preserve every second. Chuck Palahniuk
And it's funny how when somebody saves you, the first thing you want to do is save other people. Chuck Palahniuk
Maybe it's better just living the way you figure life is when you're a kid. Before you get too smart. Chuck Palahniuk
What they don't teach you in art school is how your whole life is about discovering who you already were. Chuck Palahniuk
Ever since college, I make friends. They get married. I lose friends. Chuck Palahniuk
Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you. Chuck Palahniuk
Think of spoiled cat food and ulcerated cankers and expired donor organs. That's how beautiful she looks. Chuck Palahniuk
History is filled with brilliant people who wanted to fix things and just made them worse. Chuck Palahniuk
The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything. Chuck Palahniuk
You can spend your whole life building a wall of facts between you and anything real. Chuck Palahniuk
A short story is something that you can hold in your mind. You can really analyze how the entire thing works, like a machine. Chuck Palahniuk
Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now? Chuck Palahniuk
Arguing that God doesn't exist would be like people in the 10th century arguing that germs and microbes didn't exist because they couldn't see them. 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
Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality. Chuck Palahniuk
You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless. Chuck Palahniuk
With a gun barrel between your teeth, you speak only in vowels. Chuck Palahniuk
All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired. Chuck Palahniuk
Parenthood is the opiate of the masses. Chuck Palahniuk
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. Chuck Palahniuk
Help me give up my addiction to Hope. Chuck Palahniuk