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Chuck Palahniuk (1962 - )
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People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
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Chuck Palahniuk
Which is worse: Hell or nothing?
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Chuck Palahniuk
Someone bent on suicide won't have much sense of humor left.
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Chuck Palahniuk, "Survivor"
Masochism is a valuable job skill.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Being tired isn't the same as being rich, but most times it's close enough.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
If you could be God's worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
This is why I loved the support groups so much. If people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw you. People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they weren't telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
We just had a near-life experience!
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, 1996
On a long enough timeline. The survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, 1996
The things you own end up owning you.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, 1996
With a gun stuck in your mouth and the barrel of the gun between your teeth, you can only talk in vowels.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, 1996
When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999
Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999
Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999
Hysteria is only possible with an audience.
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Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters, 1999
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