Palahniuk Quotes

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Chuck Palahniuk
“Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk
“Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Chuck Palahniuk
“After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Chuck Palahniuk
“Why do I do anything?' she says. 'I'm educated enough to talk myself out of any plan. To deconstruct any fantasy. Explain away any goal. I'm so smart I can negate any dream.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Chuck Palahniuk
“Fathers. Mothers. With all their caring and attention. They will f--- you up, every time.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Snuff

Chuck Palahniuk
“The truth is, immigrants tend to be more American than people born here.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Chuck Palahniuk
“Some people still think knowledge is power.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Chuck Palahniuk
“It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. (Narrator)”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk
“Big Brother fills us all with the same crap. My guess is he was clever the same way everybody thinks they're clever. I tell her to type in 'password”
Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby

Chuck Palahniuk
“In good old Colonial Dunsboro, masochism is a valuable job skill. It is in most jobs.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Chuck Palahniuk
“Your dad was in a street gang?" My adopted dad was an accountant for a big Fortune 500 corporation. Him, me, and my adopted mom lived in the suburbs in an English Tudor house with a gigantic basement where he fiddled with model trains. The other dads were lawyers and research chemists, but they all ran model trains. Every weekend they could, they'd load into a family van and cruise into the city for research. Snapping pictures of gang members. Gang graffiti. Sex workers walking their tracks. Litter and pollution and homeless heroin addicts. All this, they'd study and bicker about, trying to outdo each other with the most realistic, the grittiest scenes of urban decay they could create in HO train scale in a subdivision basement”
chuck palahniuk, Snuff

Chuck Palahniuk
“You said how Michelangelo was a manic-depressive who portrayed himself as a flayed martyr in his painting. Henri Matisse gave up being a lawyer because of appendicitis. Robert Schumann only began composing after his right hand became paralyzed and ended his career as a concert pianist. (...) You talked about Nietzsche and his tertiary syphilis. Mozart and his uremia. Paul Klee and the scleroderma that shrank his joints and muscles to death. Frida Kahlo and the spina bifida that covered her legs with bleeding sores. Lord Byron and his clubfoot. The Bronte sisters and their tuberculosis. Mark Rothko and his suicide. Flannery O’Connor and her lupus. Inspiration needs disease, injury, madness.

“According to Thomas Mann,” Peter said, “‘Great artists are great invalids.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

Chuck Palahniuk
“On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero. (Narrator)”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk
“El futuro que tendrás mañana no es el mismo futuro que tenías ayer.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey

Chuck Palahniuk
“La historia no es más que una sucesión de monstruos o de víctimas. O de testigos.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

Chuck Palahniuk
“Si tal vez no necesitáramos de un personaje mítico y salvaje para representar nuestras vidas en proceso de desaparición. ”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

Chuck Palahniuk
“Por mucha bendición que haya, o talento, o tecnología, siempre podemos encontrar la forma de cagarla”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

Chuck Palahniuk
“Hay gente que nace humana. Al resto nos cuesta toda la vida conseguirlo.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

Chuck Palahniuk
“Me encantaría creer en un mundo invisible. Eso destruiría todo el sufrimiento y la presión del mundo físico. Pero también negaría el valor del dinero que tengo en el banco, de mi casa que no está nada mal y de todo mi esfuerzo. Todos nuestros problemas y todo lo bueno que nos pasa podrían desdeñarse simplemente porque no son más reales que las escenas de un libro o una película. Un mundo eterno e invisible convertiría el nuestro en una ilusión.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Stranger than Fiction

Chuck Palahniuk
“The point was, there'd be nothing to this if you were beautiful and sexy.
The point was, in a world where everybody had to look so pretty all the time, this guy wasn't. The monkey wasn't. What they were doing wasn't.
The point was, it's not the sex part of pornography that hooked the stupid little boy. It was the confidence. The courage. The complete lack of shame. The comfort and genuine honesty. The up-front-ness of being able to just stand there and tell the world: Yeah, this is how I chose to spend a free afternoon. Posing here with a monkey putting chestnuts up my ass.
And I really don't care how I look. Or what you think.
So deal with it.
He was assaulting the world by assaulting himself.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Chuck Palahniuk
“En un mundo donde millones de personas creen que su deidad concibió un hijo mortal con una humana virgen, es asombrosa la poca imaginación que muestra la mayoría de la gente.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey

Chuck Palahniuk
“Cada uno es su hobby favorito. Uno siempre es experto en uno mismo. ”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

Chuck Palahniuk
“La repetición es la madre de todos los talentos.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

Chuck Palahniuk
“A veces la muerte de una sola persona puede justificar la muerte de una cultura entera.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Rant

Chuck Palahniuk
“Le stelle in cielo

Non conoscono l'ira

Bla, bla, bla, fine”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk
“It wasn't only the boosted experiences that bothered Rant. It was dipshit kids done up as soldiers and princesses and witches. Eating cake flavored with artificial vanilla. Celebrating a harvest that didn't occur anymore. Fruit punch that came from a factory. A ritual to placate ghosts, or whatever bullshit Halloween does, practiced by people who had no awareness of that. What bothered Rant was the fake, bullshit nature of everything.”
Chuck Palahniuk (author)

Chuck Palahniuk
“Questo è il mio pesciolino numero 641 in una vita costellata di pesciolini rossi.
I miei genitori mi comprarono il primo per insegnarmi cosa significasse amare e prendersi cura di una creatura vivente del Signore. Seicentoquaranta pesci dopo, l’unica cosa che ho imparato è che tutto quello che ami morirà.”
Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk
“La prima regola del Fight Club è che non si parla del Fight Club.
La seconda regola del Fight Club è che non si parla del Fight Club.
La terza regola del Fight Club è che quando qualcuno dice basta o non reagisce più, anche se sta solo facendo finta, il combattimento è finito.
La quarta regola del Fight Club è solo due per ogni combattimento.
La quinta regola del Fight Club è un combattimento per volta.
La sesta regola del Fight Club è che si combatte senza camicia e senza scarpe.
La settima regola del Fight Club è che il combattimento dura per tutto il tempo che stabiliscono i combattenti.
L’ottava e ultima regola del Fight Club è che se questa è la vostra prima sera al Fight Club, dovete combattere.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Chuck Palahniuk
“We feel so superior to the dead.
For example, if Michelangelo was so damn smart, why'd he die?
How I feel reading the DSM is, I may be a fat stupid dummy, but I'm still alive.
The caseworker's still dead, and here's proof that everything she studied and believed in all her life
is already wrong. In the back of this edition of the DSM are the revisions from the last edition. Already, the rules have changed.
Here are the new definitions of what's acceptable, what's normal, what's sane.
Inhibited Male Orgasm is now Male Orgasmic Disorder.
What was Psychogenic Amnesia is now Dissociative Amnesia.
Dream Anxiety Disorder is now Nightmare Disorder.
Edition to edition, the symptoms change. Sane people are insane by a new standard. People who
used to be called insane are the picture of mental health.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

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