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  • #1
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #2
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Make me into anything, but just love me.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
    tags: love


  • #3
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Choke


  • #4
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Leonardo's Mona Lisa is just a thousand thousand smears of paint. Michelangelo's David is just a million hits with a hammer. We're all of us a million bits put together the right way.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary


  • #5
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “This is the biggest mistake I could think would save me. I wanted to give up the idea that I had any control. Shake things up. To be saved by chaos. To see if I could cope, I wanted to force myself to grow again. To explode my comfort zone.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #6
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's pathetic how we can't live with the things we can't understand. How we need everything labeled and explained and deconstructed.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Asfixia


  • #7
    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.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted


  • #8
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The world will always punish the few people with special talents the rest of us don’t recognize as real.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted


  • #9
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You can’t fool people into loving you.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
    tags: love


  • #10
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #11
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “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, Choke


  • #12
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #13
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “In a world where vows are worthless.Where making a pledge means nothing. Where promises are made to be broken, it would be nice to see words come back into power.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby


  • #14
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “At some point, your memories, your stories, your adventures, will be the only things you'll have left.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Choke


  • #15
    Anaïs Nin
    “life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, & stumble from defeat to defeat.”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #16
    Anaïs Nin
    “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #17
    Lao Tzu
    “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
    Lao Tzu


  • #18
    Lao Tzu
    “When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
    Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


  • #19
    Lao Tzu
    “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”
    Lao Tzu


  • #20
    Lao Tzu
    “Some lose yet gain, others gain and yet lose.”
    Lao Tzu


  • #21
    Lao Tzu
    “Not seeking, not expecting, she is present, and can welcome all things.”
    Lao Tzu


  • #22
    Lao Tzu
    “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
    Lao Tzu


  • #23
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #24
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #25
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #26
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.


  • #27
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Without love, there is no reason to know anyone, for love will in the end connect us to our neighbors, our children and our hearts.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    tags: love


  • #28
    Blaise Pascal
    “I made this [letter] very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter.”
    Blaise Pascal


  • #29
    Blaise Pascal
    “Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.”
    Blaise Pascal


  • #30
    C.S. Lewis
    “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
    C.S. Lewis
    tags: god




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