chuck palahniuk Quotes

Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.
— Chuck Palahniuk
At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
tags: time
— Chuck Palahniuk
Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.
tags: god parent
— Chuck Palahniuk
Ok. You fuck me, then snub me. You love me, you hate me. You show me a sensitive side, then you turn into a total asshole. Is this a pretty accurate description of our relationship.
tags: hate relationship
— Chuck Palahniuk
Today is the sort of day where the sun only comes up to humiliate you.
— Chuck Palahniuk
If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.
— Chuck Palahniuk
A girl calls and asks, "Does it hurt very much to die?" "Well, sweetheart," I tell her, "yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living.
tags: living hurt girls
— Chuck Palahniuk
The things you used to own, now they own you.
— Chuck Palahniuk
You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
tags: world beautiful
— Chuck Palahniuk
You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
tags: world job money
— Chuck Palahniuk
When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.
tags: hate
— Chuck Palahniuk
You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.
tags: work hurt
— Chuck Palahniuk
You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.
tags: future past
— Chuck Palahniuk
This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.
tags: time moment
— Chuck Palahniuk
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
tags: happiness true risk
— Chuck Palahniuk
I don't want to die without any scars.
tags: die
— Chuck Palahniuk
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.
— Chuck Palahniuk
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.
tags: time ego addiction attention
— Chuck Palahniuk
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
tags: lost
— Chuck Palahniuk
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
tags: live forever die goal
— Chuck Palahniuk
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
tags: god
— Chuck Palahniuk
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
tags: people
— Chuck Palahniuk
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
tags: happiness peace pain learn
— Chuck Palahniuk
If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.
tags: beautiful
— Chuck Palahniuk
Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
tags: live afraid
— Chuck Palahniuk
I want out of the labels. I don't want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that's not on the map. A real adventure.' A spinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined.
tags: mystery adventure real stories
— Chuck Palahniuk
If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?
tags: time
— Chuck Palahniuk
A good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart.
tags: heart moment stories
— Chuck Palahniuk
It's not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.
— Chuck Palahniuk
In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it's stunning how little imagination most people display.
tags: children people world believe human child imagination
— Chuck Palahniuk
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.
tags: people
— Chuck Palahniuk
The only difference between a suicide and a martyrdom really is the amount of press coverage.
tags: suicide
— Chuck Palahniuk
People fall so in love with their pain, they can't leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.
tags: people pain stories
— Chuck Palahniuk
I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
tags: freedom dark lost hope
— Chuck Palahniuk
Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.
tags: wrong chaos discovery real
— Chuck Palahniuk
If you don't know what you want," the doorman said, "you end up with a lot you don't.
— Chuck Palahniuk
All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired.
tags: world
— Chuck Palahniuk
We'll never be as young as we are tonight.
tags: young
— Chuck Palahniuk
Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong.
tags: time world wrong
— Chuck Palahniuk
You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth.
tags: smile
— Chuck Palahniuk
chuck palahniuk
Birth    : February 21, 1962
Occupation  : Novelist