Choke Quotes

Rate this book
Clear rating
Choke Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
140,283 ratings, 3.68 average rating, 4,665 reviews
Open Preview
Choke Quotes (showing 1-30 of 205)
“What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“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
“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
“I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of his death from being a total surprise.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“More and more, it feels like I'm doing a really bad impersonation of myself.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Asfixia
“Because nothing is as good as you can imagine it. No one is as beautiful as she is in your head. Nothing is as exciting as your fantasy.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Asfixia
“I feel my heart ache, but I've forgotten what that feeling means.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“Without access to true chaos, we'll never have true peace. Unless everything can get worse, it won't get any better.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“Just keep asking yourself: What would Jesus not do?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“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, Choke
“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
“For the first time in longer than I can remember, I feel peaceful. Not happy. Not sad. Not anxious. Not horny. Just all the higher parts of my brain closing up shop. The cerebral cortex. The cerebellum. That's where my problem is. I'm now simplifying myself. Somewhere balanced in the perfect middle between happiness and sadness. Because sponges never have a bad day.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“You gain power by pretending to be weak.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“We've spent so much time judging what other people created that we've created very, very little of our own.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“We've taken the world apart but we have no idea what to do with the pieces.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Asfixia
“At some point, your memories, your stories, your adventures, will be the only things you'll have left.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there's no difference between what is and what could be.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Asfixia
“Torture is torture and humiliation is humiliation only when you choose to suffer.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Asfixia
“Sex pretty much cures everything.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
tags: sex
“people had been working for so many years to make the world a safe, organized place. nobody realized how boring it would become. with the whole world property-lined and speed-limited and zoned and taxed and regulated, with everyone tested and registered and addressed and recorded. nobody had left much room for adventure, except maybe the kind you could buy. on a roller coaster. at a movie. still, it would always be that kind of faux excitement. you know the dinosaurs aren't going to eat the kids. the test audiences have outvoted any chance of even a major faux disaster. and because there's no possibility of real disaster, real risk, we're left with no chance for real salvation. real elation. real excitement. Joy. Discovery. Invention.

the laws that keep us safe, these same laws condemn us to boredom.

without access to true chaos, we'll never have true peace.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Asfixia
“You can’t fool people into loving you.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
tags: love
“If you're going to read this, don't bother.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“You had to risk your life to get love. You had to get right to the edge of death to ever be saved.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
tags: life
“Anything you can aquire is only another thing you'll lose.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“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, Choke
“By the time you're thirty, your worst enemy is yourself.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“I wish I had the courage not to fight and doubt everything... I wish, just once, I could say, 'This. This is good enough. Just because I choose it.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7

All Quotes
Quotes By Chuck Palahniuk
Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game