Chuck Palahniuk quotes
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
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.
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.
The idea that I can't share my problems with other people makes me not give a shit about their problems.
If you love something, set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.
Chuck Palahniuk Short quotes ⇑
Just for the record, the weather today is calm and sunny, but the air is full of bullshit.
The only difference between a suicide and a martyrdom really is the amount of press coverage.
Chuck Palahniuk Life quotes ⇑
At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.
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Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
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.
Hysteria is impossible without an audience. Panicking by yourself is the same as laughing alone in an empty room. You feel really silly.
The things you used to own, now they own you.
Reality means you live until you die...the real truth is- nobody wants reality.
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.
Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too.
Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good f**king life.
What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.
We've spent so much time judging what other people created, that we've created very, very little of our own.
The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly.
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.
You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist.
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.
your handwriting. the way you walk. which china pattern you choose. it's all giving you away. everything you do shows your hand. everything is a self portrait. everything is a diary.
Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now?
The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can't feel a thing. Trust me on this.
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.
One minute was enough... A person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
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.
What we don't understand we can make mean anything.
Just for the record, the weather today is bitter with occasional fits of jealous rage.
I hate how I don't feel real enough unless people are watching.