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“Your being born makes your parents God. You owe them your life, and they can control you. Then puberty makes you Satan, just because you want something better.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“Could you hold the chainsaw a bit closer to your mouth, please?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“Fuck off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns, I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let... lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
“The truth is . . . you think what people want you to think.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted
“I still love him so much I'll hide any amount of conjugated estrogen in his food. So much I'll do anything to destroy him.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“When we die, these are the stories still on our lips. The stories we’ll only tell strangers, someplace private in the padded cell of midnight. These important stories, we rehearse them for years in our head but never tell. These stories are ghosts, bringing people back from the dead. Just for a moment. For a visit. Every story is a ghost.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted
“There is nothing special in the world. nothing magic. just physics.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
“The girl's lover was gone, but his shadow was still there.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
“Maybe it's just a daughter's job to piss off her mother.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
“you're doomed at being you.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
“Self improvement is masturbation...”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
“Anymore, no one's mind is their own.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby
“Skinny guys fight till they're burger.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
“That’s the American Dream: to make your life into something you can sell.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted
“This woman is Pocahontas. She is Athena and Hera. Lying in this messy, unmade bed, eyes closed, this is Juliet Capulet. Blanche DuBois. Scarlett O'Hara. With ministrations of lipstick and eyeliner I give birth to Ophelia. To Marie Antoinette. Over the next trip of the larger hand around the face of the bedside clock, I give form to Lucrezia Borgia. Taking shape at my fingertips, my touches of foundation and blush, here is Jocasta. Lying here, Lady Windermere. Opening her eyes, Cleopatra. Given flesh, a smile, swinging her sculpted legs off one side of the bed, this is Helen of Troy. Yawning and stretching, here is every beautiful woman across history.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Tell-All
“The best way to waste your life, is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate.”
Chuck Palahniuk
“Just each of us being me, me, me first. The murderer, the victim, the witness each of us thinks our role is the lead.
Probably that goes for anybody in the world.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“At this rate, we'll never get to the future.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“What you don't understand you can make mean anything.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
“and i can't stand the idea of being alone.
i can't bear the thought of being free.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor
“For six months I couldn't sleep. With insomnia, nothing's real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.”
Chuck Palahniuk
“Sobriety is okay enough," Denny says, "but someday, I'd like to live a life based on doing good stuff instead of just not doing bad stuff. You know?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
“Most guys will fight to know you. Some guys will deny you're a real person, and some will just ignore you."
The zealot. The atheist. The agnostic.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
“Most people would never admit it, but they'd been bitching since they were born. As soon as their head popped out into that bright delivery-room light, nothing had been right. Nothing had been as comfortable or felt so good. Just the effort it took to keep your stupid physical body alive, just finding food and cooking it and dishwashing, the keeping warm and bathing and sleeping, the walking and bowel movements and ingrown hairs, it was all getting to be too much work.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted
“It's because we're so trapped in our culture, in the being of being human on this planet with the brains we have, and the same two arms and legs everybody has. We're so trapped that any way we could imagine to escape would be just another part of the trap. Anything we want, we're trained to want.”
Chuck Palahniuk
“The truth is, wherever you choose to be, it's the wrong place.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
“Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you.”
Chuck Palahniuk
“We're all of us haunted and haunting.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby
“The truth is, immigrants tend to be more American than people born here.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke


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