Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

Stop trying to control everything and just let go! LET GO!

The only thing that separates us from the animals… is we have pornography.

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep…wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you….The one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her.’

History is filled with brilliant people who wanted to fix things and just made them worse.

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

Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you.

This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.

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

Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed. He’s making sure your imagination withers. Until it’s as useful as your appendix. He’s making sure your attention is always filled. And this being fed, it’s worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what’s in your mind. With everyone’s imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world.

Real smarts begin when you quit quoting other people.

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

May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.

We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are…Or we can decide for ourselves.

Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things – they save you.

If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. If you do that, you can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.

The first step – especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money – the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.

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.

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

You’re always haunted by the idea you’re wasting your life.

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

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

There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.

All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.

I don’t want to die without any scars.