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Chuck Palahniuk

Top 10 Chuck Palahniuk Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 26
Own Kid Anything

As a lower-class kid, I was raised to think success would be owning stuff. Having that great job, too. Now I find my parents' dream was wrong. You never really own anything. And you're never really finished as a person.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Always Happen Crap

Crap has always happened, crap is happening, and crap will continue to happen.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Love Change Relationship

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Fly Fall Lower

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

- Chuck Palahniuk

Sometimes Screwed Get

Sometimes you do something, and you get screwed. Sometimes it's the things you don't do, and you get screwed.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Audience Decorum Broadcast

A film has to maintain a certain decorum in order to be broadcast to a vast audience.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Been Made Movie

If there had been zombies on the iceberg when the Titanic hit it, that would have made a much better movie.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Insanity Fact Beholder

I would say any behavior that is not the status quo is interpreted as insanity, when, in fact, it might actually be enlightenment. Insanity is sorta in the eye of the beholder.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Chance Existence Gigantic

If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short, short segment of your entire existence, how would you live? Knowing nothing 'real' was at risk, what would you do? You'd live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life. You know you would. That's what the ghosts want us to do - all the exciting things they no longer can.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Know Want Lot

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

- Chuck Palahniuk

Think I Think Add

I like to get people moving and jumping. I think it's good to add more emotion and chaos.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Resolution Things Flee

If you flee from the things you fear, there's no resolution.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Big Forgetting Close-Up

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Education Game About

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

Feathers Chicken Does

Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Goal Die Will

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

- Chuck Palahniuk

Over How Perceived

You realize you have no control over how you're perceived.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Allow Very Refusing

Sometimes the very best way to deal with unpleasant things is to depict them in ways that allow people to laugh at them and destroy the power of unsayable things, rather than refusing to acknowledge them.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Next Leap Of Faith Very

My characters tend to be more dynamic because they're reaching that point in their lives where their old way of being is breaking down. They're conflicted by the idea that they don't know what's next. You could call it Kierkegaard's leap of faith, when you get tired of sort of reinventing yourself on a very superficial level.

- Chuck Palahniuk

Die Perfect Intangible

The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it, because it's 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.

- Chuck Palahniuk