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Chuck Palahniuk Quotes


An American transgressional fiction novelist and freelance journalist.
(1962 - )

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A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
 

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
 

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
 

Every woman is just a different kind of problem.
 

Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.
 

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
 

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

Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.
 

I don't care what they do with my book so long as the flippin check clears.
 

I just don't want to die without a few scars.
 

I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
 

I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That's the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.
 

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?
 

If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.
 

If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?
 

If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't.
 

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.
 

Masochism is a valuable job skill.
 

Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.
 

Maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
 


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