Famous Quotes from ...

Chuck Palahniuk



    People dont want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.

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    Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.

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    '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.

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    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.

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    First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life

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    Without just one nestA bird can call the world homeLife is your career

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    Did you ever think about life as a metaphor for television?

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    Theres always the chance you could die right in the middle of your life story

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    The first step to eternal life, is you have to die.

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    You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.

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    The only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet that someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground.

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    Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

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    It just seems natural. You and me against the world.

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    There will always be cougars outside. It's such a chick thing to think that life should just go on forever.

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    It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones who get away that you can't forget.

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    The old rule about how a thing of beauty is a joy forever, in my experience, even the most beauteous thing is only a joy for about three hours, tops. After that, shell want to tell you all about her childhood memories.

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    The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.

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    That quest for something pretty. A cheat. A cliche. Flowers and Christmas lights, it's what we're programmed to love.

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    No matter how much you love someone, you still want to have your own way.

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    Love me, I'll be anyobdy you want me to be. Use me. Change me. I can be thin with big breasts and big hair. Take me apart. Make me into anything, but just love me.

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    People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.

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    On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

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    Think of spoiled cat food and ulcerated cankers and expired donor organs. That's how beautiful she looks.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The faster you'll fall, the higher you'll fly.

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

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    We have to show these men and women freedom by enslaving them, and show them courage by frightening them.

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    We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

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    The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.

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    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.

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