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By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

The avant-garde in every field consists of the lonely, the friendless, the uninvited. All progress is the product of the unpopular.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

If we can forgive what’s been done to us... If we can forgive what we’ve done to others... If we can leave all of our stories behind. Our being villains or victims. Only then can we maybe rescue the world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

[Emily se ptá Madison na kluky ta převipráví co jí řekli zákařné spolužačky o rozmnožování] A podle toho co mi řekli, kluci tak zoufale touží líbíat se s holkama z jendoho jediného důvodu: totiž při každé puse jim o něco poporoste frantík. Čím víc holek kluk líbá, tím delšího frantíka nakonec má – a ti klici, kteří se pyšní tím nejdelším, potom získají nejlíp placená místa a neprestižnější pracovní místa. *str185-186*

By Anonym 19 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

To make it last, to keep from triggering, I tell Nico's flowered backside how beautiful she is, how sweet she is and how much I need her. Her skin and hair. To make it last. Because this is the only time I can say it. Because the moment this is over, we'll hate each other. The moment we find ourselves cold and sweating on the bathroom floor, the moment after we both come, we won't want to even look at each other. The only person we'll hate more than each other is ourselves. These are the only few minutes I can be human. Just for these minutes, I don't feel lonely.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Mädchen kriegen Titten und vergessen, wie klug und mutig sie einmal waren. Auch Jungen haben ihre eigene Art von Intelligenz und Humor, aber kaum kriegen sie ihre erste Erektion, verlieren sie den Verstand und laufen die nächsten sechzig Jahre als komplett Schwachsinnige durch die Welt. Für beide Geschlechter ist die Pubertät so etwas wie eine Eiszeit der Dummheit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Everything is still falling apart.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

As a culture, we believe that if we kill something, we've killed the issue. That's why so many books end with death, why so many plays end with death, because it's full resolution. I'm always curious to know what happens after Romeo and Juliet die. In a way, that's the beginning of the story. Maybe beyond the story is even better.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

That’s the American Dream: to make your life into something you can sell.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

To preserve yourself as the center of the world, to stay your own best authority on everything, your own expert on all topics, infallible, omniscient. Always, every time of the month, forever: Use birth control.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

To a certain extent everybody has a certain sort of way of being a persona that they learn how to be when they're really little. They figure out that if they're really funny, or really pretty, or if they work really, really hard or are really smart, then that's what's going to get them by. That is what is going to make people like them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

We don't need women. There are plenty other things in the world to have sex with, just go to a sexaholics meeting and take notes. There's microwaved watermelons. There's the vibrating handles of lawn mowers right at crotch level. There's vacuum cleaners and beanbag chairs. Internet sites. All those old chat room sex hounds pretending to be sixteen-year-old girls. For serious, old FBI guys makes the sexiest cyberbabes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

That quest for something pretty. A cheat. A cliche. Flowers and Christmas lights, it's what we're programmed to love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Seek midday nourishment. Visit memorial acclaimed war hero Colonel Sanders.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

The most boring thing in the entire world," Brandy says, "is nudity." The second most boring thing, she says, is honesty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Every time we burn a gallon of gas or an acre of rain forest, aren't we killing the future to preserve the present?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

What you have to consider is the possibility that God doesn't like you. Could be, God hates us. This is not the worst thing that could happen.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Listening, it occurred to Randall that the love people feel for animals is the purest form of love. Loving an animal, a horse, cat, or dog, was always a romantic tragedy. It meant loving something that would die before you. Like that movie with Ali McGraw. There was no future, just the affection of the present moment. You didn't expect a big payoff, someday.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Telling some stories, Miss Leroy says, is committing suicide.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

You kill strangers deliberately so you don't accidentally kill the people you love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can't feel a thing. Trust me on this.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Some writers research in order to write. I write in order to research topics that interest me. Especially if I can meet with other people, in forums from illness support groups to phone-sex hotlines, and learn what other people know best.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

People in France have a phrase: "Spirit of the Stairway." In French: Esprit de l'escalier. It means that moment when you find the answer, but it's too late. Say you're at a party and someone insults you. You have to say something. So under pressure, with everybody watching, you say something lame. But the moment you leave the party… As you start down the stairway, then -- magic. You come up with the perfect thing you should've said. The perfect crippling put-down. That's the Spirit of the Stairway. The trouble is even the French don't have a phrase for the stupid things you actually do say under pressure. Those stupid, desperate things you actually think or do. Some deeds are too low to even get a name. Too low to even get talked about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

The girl's lover was gone, but his shadow was still there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

By first believing in Santa Claus, then the Easter Bunny, then the Tooth Fairy, Rant Casey was recognizing that those myths are more than pretty stories and traditions to delight children. Or to modify behavior. Each of those three traditions asks a child to believe in the impossible in exchange for a reward. These are stepped-up tests to build a child's faith and imagination. The first test is to believe in a magical person, with toys as the reward. The second test is to trust in a magical animal, with candy as the reward. The last test is the most difficult, with the most abstract reward: To believe, trust in a flying fairy that will leave money. From a man to an animal to a fairy. From toys to candy to money. Thus, interestingly enough, transferring the magic of faith and trust from sparkling fairy-dom to clumsy, tarnished coins. From gossamer wings to nickels... dimes... and quarters. In this way, a child is stepped up to greater feats of imagination and faith as he or she matures. Beginning with Santa in infancy, and ending with the Tooth Fairy as the child acquires adult teeth. Or, plainly put, beginning with all the possibility of childhood, and ending with an absolute trust in the national currency.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

My mom would spy by satellite, turning down the air conditioning, colder and colder, with a tapping keystroke via her wireless connection, chilling that house, that one room, meat locker cold, ski-slope cold, spending a king's ransom on Freon and electric power, trying to make some doomed ten bucks' worth of pretty pink flowers last one more day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Skinny guys fight till they're burger.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

I want you to invent it. I want you to have that skill. To create your own reality. Your own set of laws. I want to try and teach you that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

As a child of the 1970s, I couldn't hold a narrative in my head; I was lucky if I could hold a joke in my head, because every time you turn on television or radio, it wipes the slate clean - at least in my case. After I gave up television, I found I could carry longer and longer stories or ideas in my head and put them together until I was carrying an entire short story. That's pretty much when I started writing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Believe in me and you shall die, forever.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Nothing feels as awful as pouring your heart out to some talk therapist, then realizing this so-called professional is actually vastly stupid and you've just professed your most secret secrets to some goon who's wearing one brown sock and one blue sock.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Ask yourself: What did I eat for breakfast today? What did I eat for dinner last night? You see how fast reality fades away?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Bestenfalls ein Bewacher. Schlimmstenfalls ein Voyeur.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

This would be...a book that would be a trapdoor down into some place dark. A place only you could go, alone, when you opened the cover. Because only books have that power.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

The club is too loud to talk, so after a couple of drinks, everyone feels like the centre of attention but completely cut off from participating with anyone else. You're the corpse in an English murder mystery.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. If you do that, you can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

No matter how many luxuries you get, something will be missing. No matter how carefully you choose, you'll never be totally happy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Because tanning and steroids are only a problem if you plan to live a long time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Demon or angel or evil spirit, I just need something to show itself. Ghoulie or ghosty or long-legged beastie, I just want my hand held.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Beginning with Santa in infancy, and ending with the Tooth Fairy as the child acquires adult teeth. Or, plainly put, beginning with all the possibility of childhood, and ending with an absolute trust in the national currency.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Even if you tell yourself "Today I'm going to drink coffee the wrong way ... from a dirty boot." Even that would be right, because you chose to drink coffee from that boot. Because you can do nothing wrong. You are always right. Even when you say, "I'm such an idiot, I'm so wrong..." you're right. You're right about being wrong. You're right even when you're an idiot. No matter how stupid your idea, you're doomed to be right because it's yours.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

When I see people talking on the internet about me or my work it's almost always more a description of themselves and so I never really think of myself as anything more than just who I always was.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Besides, it happens fast for some people and slow for some, accidents or gravity, but we all end up mutilated.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

The amazing miracle of death, when one second you're walking and talking, and the next second you're an object.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Until today, it really pissed me off that I'd become this totally centered Zen Master, and nobody had noticed. Still, i'm doing the little FAX thing. I write little HAIKU things and FAX them around to everyone. When i pass people in the hall at work, I get toally ZEN right in everyone's hostile little FACE.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Chuck Palahniuk

Either a species learns to control its own population, or something like disease, famine, war, will take care of the issue.