Chuck Palahniuk

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Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (/ˈpɔːlənɪk/, Ukrainian: Палагнюк Ukrainian pronunciation: [pɑlɑɦˈnʲuk]; born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into an acclaimed film of the same name.

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Chuck Palahniuk #Alone

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying?
Chuck Palahniuk #Alone

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk The most boring scenes are the scenes where a character is alone.
Chuck Palahniuk #Change #Home #Love #Relationship

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
Chuck Palahniuk #Best

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Some of the best ideas I get seem to happen when I'm doing mindless manual labor or exercise. I'm not sure how that happens, but it leaves me free for remarkable ideas to occur.
Chuck Palahniuk #Future

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?
Chuck Palahniuk #God

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
Chuck Palahniuk #God #Pet

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.
Chuck Palahniuk #God

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk I believe in something. But I don't believe that anything can hold a grudge for long enough to condemn its creation to eternal punishment. Nobody can hold a grudge that long, even God.
Chuck Palahniuk #God

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Maybe it's our sins that give God consolation when he finally has to give us cancer.
Chuck Palahniuk #Best

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly, literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel.
Chuck Palahniuk #Future

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk My goal is more to be remembered. They'll remember this thing and like it in the future. The trick is to stay remembered long enough for that to happen.
Chuck Palahniuk #Great #War

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
Chuck Palahniuk #Happiness

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
Chuck Palahniuk #Money

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk I have a lot of money.
Chuck Palahniuk #Politics

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime.
Chuck Palahniuk #Time

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake... This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.
Chuck Palahniuk #Time

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?
Chuck Palahniuk #Time

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Every time I write something, I think, this is the most offensive thing I will ever write. But no. I always surprise myself.
Chuck Palahniuk #Truth

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.
Chuck Palahniuk #Change #Death

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character, would you slow down? Or speed up?
Chuck Palahniuk #Change #Death

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished.
Chuck Palahniuk #Education

Photo of 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 #Funny #Women

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk 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.
Chuck Palahniuk #Good #Home #Work

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
Chuck Palahniuk #Great #Money

Photo of Chuck Palahniuk I think, in a way, I invented the term 'fight club' and that these things have always existed, but they never really had a label. Nobody had a language to apply to them. I created that language in two words and I've been paid a great deal of money for inventing two words and labeling something that has always been around.