Chuck Palahniuk

«Isn't a kid alive who doesn't dream about rewarding her folks, or punishing them.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Anymore, no one's mind is their own.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«Maybe the truth is I really want to like you instead.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«In a world where vows are worthless.Where making a pledge means nothing. Where promises are made to be broken, it would be nice to see words come back into power.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«The evil queen was stupid to play Snow White's game. There's an age where a woman has to move on to another kind of power. Money, for example. Or a gun.»

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.»

Chuck Palahniuk


«It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.»

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