Chuck Palahniuk

«Real smart begins when you quit quoting other people.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Your past is just a story. And once you realise this, it has no power over you.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«You know how both life and porno movies end. The only difference is life starts with the orgasm.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«No, it’s not fair, but what makes earth feel like Hell is our expectation that it should feel like Heaven. Earth is earth. Dead is dead. You’ll find out for yourself soon enough. It won’t help the situation for you to get all upset.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«There's still a thousand places I haven't gone to die.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«For sure, even the worst blow job is better than, say, sniffing the best rose ... watching the greatest sunset. Hearing children laugh.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Rachel hadn’t invented the dangers of toxoplasmosis; she’d gone online and built an airtight case. This wasn’t crazy talk. Neurobiologists had linked T. gondii to suicide and the onset of schizophrenia. All caused by exposure to cat poop. Some studies even suggested that the toxo brain parasites chemically coerced people to adopt more cats. Those crazy cat ladies were actually being controlled by an infection of single-cell invaders.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Someday you will die, and until you know that, you're useless to me.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«The religious school she went to, growing up, Ms. Wright said how all the girls had to wear a scarf tied to cover their ears at all times. Based on the biblical idea that the Virgin Mary became pregnant when the Holy Spirit whispered in her ear. The idea that ears were vaginas. That, hearing just one wrong idea, you lost your innocence. One detail too many and you’d be ruined. Overdosed on information.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«they all think men are obsolete. useless. as if we're just some sexual appendix.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Only in death will we have our own names since only in death are we no longer part of the effort. In death we become heroes.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Help me give up my addiction to Hope.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«You can tell people the truth, but they'll never believe until the event. Until it's too late. In the meantime, the truth will just piss them off and get you in a lot of trouble»

Chuck Palahniuk


«There's no way you can get the past right. You can pretend. You can delude yourself, but you can't re-create what's over.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«A woman eats to feed her pussy." Meaning: Anything we do to excess is in compensation for not getting a minimum amount of sexual gratification.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Humiliation is humiliation only when you choose to suffer.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.»

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


«If you never have sex you never gain a sense of power. You never gain a voice or an identity of your own. Sex is the act that separates us from our parents. Children from adults. It's by having sex that adolescents first rebel.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Me with nothing left to lose, plotting my big revenge in the spotlight. Give me violent revenge fantasies as a coping mechanism.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«The precious gift of life must be preserved no matter now painful and pointless it seemed. Peace, I told them, is a gift so perfect that only God should grant it. I told people, only God’s most selfish children would steal God’s greatest gift, His only gift greater than life. The gift of death.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«It's only in drugs or death we'll see anything new, and death is just too controlling.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«The same way a compact disk isn't responsible for what's recorded on it, that's how we are. You're about as free to act as a programmed computer. You're about as one-of-a-kind as a dollar bill»

Chuck Palahniuk


«If you can change the way people think, she said.The way they see themselves.The way they see the world.If you do that, you can change the way people live their lives.And that's the only lasting thing you can create.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«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