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  • #1
    Chuck Klosterman
    “We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime. It's easy. The first girl I ever loved was someone I knew in sixth grade. Her name was Missy; we talked about horses. The last girl I love will be someone I haven't even met yet, probably. They all count. But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. These are the most important people in your life, and you’ll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years. But there’s still one more tier to all this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of these loveable qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable. The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they’re often just the person you happen to meet the first time you really, really, want to love someone. But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


  • #2
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything.”
    Chuck Klosterman


  • #3
    Chuck Klosterman
    “I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you plan the stereo at max volume, it's almost like the other people can't see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


  • #4
    Chuck Klosterman
    “It was the kind of love you can only feel toward someone you don't actually know.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Downtown Owl


  • #5
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Being interesting has been replaced by being identifiable.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #6
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Every one of Joel's important songs--including the happy ones--are ultimately about loneliness. And it's not 'clever lonely' (like Morrissey) or 'interesting lonely' (like Radiohead); it's 'lonely lonely,' like the way it feels when you're being hugged by someone and it somehow makes you sadder.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #7
    Chuck Klosterman
    “We all believe that we are a certain kind of person, but we never know until we do something that proves otherwise, or until we die.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Downtown Owl


  • #8
    Chuck Klosterman
    “It feels so exhausting to be so bad at something I loved so much.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


  • #9
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Sometimes I think children are the worst people alive. And even if they're not- even if some smiling toddler is as pure as Evian- it's only a matter of time.”
    Chuck Klosterman


  • #10
    Chuck Klosterman
    “The falling flakes were random and without purpose; the snow was drunker than she was.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Downtown Owl


  • #11
    Chuck Klosterman
    “…I have never understood the concept of infatuation. It has always been my understanding that being ‘infatuated’ with someone means you think you are in love, but you’re actually not; infatuation is (supposedly) just a foolish, fleeting feeling. But if being ‘in love’ is an abstract notion, and it’s not tangible, and there is no way to physically prove it to anyone else… well, how is being in love any different than having an infatuation? They’re both human constructions. If you think you’re in love with someone and you feel like you’re in love with someone, then you obviously are; thinking and feeling is the sum total of what love is. Why do we feel an obligation to certify emotions with some kind of retrospective, self-imposed authenticity?”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


  • #12
    Chuck Klosterman
    “The soul is a circle”
    Chuck Klosterman, Downtown Owl


  • #13
    Chuck Klosterman
    “No woman will ever satisfy me. I know that now, and I would never try to deny it. But this is actually okay, because I will never satisfy a woman, either. Should I be writing such thoughts? Perhaps not. Perhaps it’s a bad idea. I can definitely foresee a scenario where that first paragraph could come back to haunt me, especially if I somehow became marginally famous.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #14
    Chuck Klosterman

  • #15
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Every time I learn the truth about something, I’m disappointed”
    Chuck Klosterman, Eating the Dinosaur


  • #16
    Chuck Klosterman
    “...because people who talk about their dreams are actually trying to tell you things about themselves they'd never admit in normal conversation. It's a way for people to be honest without telling the truth.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


  • #17
    Chuck Klosterman
    “If you play "I Don't Want To Know" by Fleetwood Mac loud enough -- you can hear Lindsey Buckingham's fingers sliding down the strings of his acoustic guitar. ...And we were convinced that this was the definitive illustration of what we both loved about music; we loved hearing the INSIDE of a song.”
    Chuck Klosterman


  • #18
    Chuck Klosterman
    “The strength of your memory dictates the size of your reality”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #19
    Chuck Klosterman
    “By now, everyone I know is one of seven strangers, inevitably hoping to represent a predefined demographic and always failing horribly. The Read World is the real world is The Real World is the read world. It’s the same true story, even when it isn’t.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #20
    Chuck Klosterman
    “We would sit in the living room, drink a case of Busch beer, and throw the empty cans into the kitchen for no reason whatsoever, beyond the fact that it was the most overtly irresponsible way for any two people to live.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #21
    Chuck Klosterman
    “Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If cavemen had known how to laugh, history would have been different.”
    Chuck Klosterman


  • #22
    Chuck Klosterman
    “It doesn't matter what you can do if you don't know why you're doing it.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Eating the Dinosaur


  • #23
    Chuck Klosterman
    “This is what being alive feels like, you know? The place doesn't matter. You just live.”
    Chuck Klosterman


  • #24
    Chuck Klosterman
    “The goal of being alive is to figure out what it means to be alive.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto


  • #25
    Chuck Klosterman
    “The message of "The Winner Takes It All" is straightforward: It argues that the concept of relationships ending on mutual terms is an emotional fallacy. One person is inevitably okay and the other is inevitably devastated.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Eating the Dinosaur


  • #26
    Chuck Klosterman
    “If you stare long enough at anything, you will start to find similarities. The word “coincidence” exists in order to stop people from seeing meaning where none exists.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Eating the Dinosaur


  • #27
    Chuck Klosterman
    “But I still feel like I lost.
    We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime. It's easy. The first girl I ever loved was someone I knew in the sixth grade. Her name was Missy; we talked about horses. The last girl I love will be someone I haven't even met yet. probably. They all count. But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. These are the most important people in your life, and you'll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years. But there's still one more tier to all this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it always happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of those lovable qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable. You will remember having conversations with this person that never actually happened. You will recall sexual trysts with this person that never technically occurred. This is because the individual who embodies your personal definition of love does not really exist. The person is real, and the feelings are real-but you create the context. And context is everything. The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they're often just the person you happen to meet first time you really, really want to love someone. But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


  • #28
    Chuck Klosterman
    “When you start thinking about what your life was like 10 years ago--and not in general terms, but in highly specific detail--it's disturbing to realize how certain elements of your being are completely dead. They die long before you do. It's astonishing to consider all the things from your past that used to happen all the time but (a) never happen anymore, and (b) never even cross your mind. It's almost like those things didn't happen. Or maybe it seems like they just happened to someone else. To someone you don't really know. To someone you just hung out with for one night, and now you can't even remember her name.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


  • #29
    Chuck Klosterman
    “My mind and gut are never simpatico: Every time I think somebody likes me, she doesn't; every time I think somebody doesn't like me, she does. This has never changed and I'm certain it never will.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


  • #30
    Chuck Klosterman
    “The deeper reality is that I’m not sure if what I do is real. I usually believe that I’m certain about how I feel, but that seems naive. How do we know how we feel?…There is almost certainly a constructed schism between (a) how I feel, and (b) how I think I feel. There’s probably a third level, too—how I want to think I feel.”
    Chuck Klosterman, Eating the Dinosaur




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