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quote by Chuck Palahniuk: If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn't it just lie there and rot? with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn't it just lie there and rot?

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: For this moment, nothing matters. Look up into the stars and you're gone. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

For this moment, nothing matters. Look up into the stars and you're gone.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: It's my petty fear of personal rejection that allows so many true evils to exist. My cowardice enables atrocities. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

It's my petty fear of personal rejection that allows so many true evils to exist. My cowardice enables atrocities.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: With insomnia, you're never really awake; but you're never really asleep. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

With insomnia, you're never really awake; but you're never really asleep.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Stick and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Stick and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Here are the shadows left behind by a thousand moments, a thousand moods, of needs traced here on the wall by men who are gone. Here is the record of their being here. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Here are the shadows left behind by a thousand moments, a thousand moods, of needs traced here on the wall by men who are gone. Here is the record of their being here.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Just for the record, the weather today is calm and sunny, but the air is full of bullshit. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Just for the record, the weather today is calm and sunny, but the air is full of bullshit.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: A comedy ends with a wedding, and a tragedy ends with a funeral: you always have to juxtapose sex and death. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

A comedy ends with a wedding, and a tragedy ends with a funeral: you always have to juxtapose sex and death.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Funerals are all abstract ceremony. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Funerals are all abstract ceremony.

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: If you're male, and you're Christian and living in America, your father is your model for God. And sometimes you find your father in your career. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

If you're male, and you're Christian and living in America, your father is your model for God. And sometimes you find your father in your career.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: After long enough, everyone in the world will be you enemy. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

After long enough, everyone in the world will be you enemy.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

If you love something set it free, but don't be surprised if it comes back with herpes.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The amazing miracle of death, when one second you're walking and talking, and the next second you're an object. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The amazing miracle of death, when one second you're walking and talking, and the next second you're an object.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Believe in me and you shall die, forever. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Believe in me and you shall die, forever.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Ever since college, I make friends. They get married. I lose friends. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Ever since college, I make friends. They get married. I lose friends.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Marla said, This isn't like when guys sit backward on the toilet and pretend it's a motorcycle. This is a genuine accident. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Marla said, This isn't like when guys sit backward on the toilet and pretend it's a motorcycle. This is a genuine accident.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Big Brother fills us all with the same crap. My guess is he was clever the same way everybody thinks they're clever. I tell her to type in 'password.' with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Big Brother fills us all with the same crap. My guess is he was clever the same way everybody thinks they're clever. I tell her to type in 'password.'

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Somehow it seems wrong to photograph a blind person. It's like stealing something valuable they don't even know they own. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Somehow it seems wrong to photograph a blind person. It's like stealing something valuable they don't even know they own.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: His saliva tasted like the wet dicks of ten thousand lonely truck drivers. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

His saliva tasted like the wet dicks of ten thousand lonely truck drivers.

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I'm a toxic waste byproduct of God's creation. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I'm a toxic waste byproduct of God's creation.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Let me be the ring leader in your guilt gang-bang. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Let me be the ring leader in your guilt gang-bang.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: My first time I jacked off, I thought I'd invented it. I looked down at my sloppy handful of junk and thought, This is going to make me rich. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

My first time I jacked off, I thought I'd invented it. I looked down at my sloppy handful of junk and thought, This is going to make me rich.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Our real discoveries come from chaos. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Our real discoveries come from chaos.

--Chuck Palahniuk

Longer Version:

Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.


quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Love and life belongs to great risk. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Love and life belongs to great risk.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: There are bodies buried everywhere you just have to know where to look. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

There are bodies buried everywhere you just have to know where to look.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: It's not love or anything, but I think I like you, too. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

It's not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: 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. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The most boring thing in the entire world is nudity. The second most boring thing is honesty. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The most boring thing in the entire world is nudity. The second most boring thing is honesty.

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: With a gun barrel between your teeth, you speak only in vowels. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

With a gun barrel between your teeth, you speak only in vowels.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Anymore, no one's mind is their own. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Anymore, no one's mind is their own.

--Chuck Palahniuk

Longer Version:

Anymore, no one's mind is their own. You can't concentrate. You can't think. There's always some noise worming in. Singers shouting. Dead people laughing. Actors crying. All these little doses of emotion. Someone's always spraying the air with their mood.


quote by Chuck Palahniuk: It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The future is just wasted on some people. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The future is just wasted on some people.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The future you have, tomorrow, won't be the same future you had, yesterday. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The future you have, tomorrow, won't be the same future you had, yesterday.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat? with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It's because they know what it's like to be treated like an animal. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It's because they know what it's like to be treated like an animal.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: If you ask me, reincarnation is just another way to procrastinate. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

If you ask me, reincarnation is just another way to procrastinate.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: 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. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I'm sorry if this all seems a little rushed and desperate. It is. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I'm sorry if this all seems a little rushed and desperate. It is.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Our generation has had no great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Our generation has had no great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Life is short, death is forever. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Life is short, death is forever.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Parenthood is the opiate of the masses. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Parenthood is the opiate of the masses.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it's your responsibility to love it, or change it. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The pretentiousness of literature really annoys me; the way a writer is held as this sort of magical person to be revered on the stage. Everything I do on tour is to try and destroy that pretense. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The pretentiousness of literature really annoys me; the way a writer is held as this sort of magical person to be revered on the stage. Everything I do on tour is to try and destroy that pretense.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I come from generations of farmers. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I come from generations of farmers.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: My parents used to fight a lot, and I think they fought a lot at night, and they would turn the television up to hide the sound of their fighting. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

My parents used to fight a lot, and I think they fought a lot at night, and they would turn the television up to hide the sound of their fighting.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I write nothing but contemporary romances. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I write nothing but contemporary romances.

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I don't care what they do with my book so long as the flippin check clears. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The third person allows characters to really attack themselves. We all do this -- attack ourselves -- every hour of our lives. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The third person allows characters to really attack themselves. We all do this -- attack ourselves -- every hour of our lives.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I have a lot of fans who are in the prison system, where ramen noodles are a kind of staple. Prisoners are always sending me recipes. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I have a lot of fans who are in the prison system, where ramen noodles are a kind of staple. Prisoners are always sending me recipes.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Any real belief in death is just wishful thinking. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Any real belief in death is just wishful thinking.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: When working, my diet degrades to pizza three times a day, because I don't want to distract myself from anything. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

When working, my diet degrades to pizza three times a day, because I don't want to distract myself from anything.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: We don't have friends, so we watch 'Friends' on TV. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

We don't have friends, so we watch 'Friends' on TV.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Meeting authors is kind of the death of the characters. That is always heartbreaking. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Meeting authors is kind of the death of the characters. That is always heartbreaking.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: When the 'Fight Club' movie was going into production, I quit my job so I could write full-time. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

When the 'Fight Club' movie was going into production, I quit my job so I could write full-time.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Few things in life seem more sexy than a banned book. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Few things in life seem more sexy than a banned book.

--Chuck Palahniuk




quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I've always been very curious about fringe cultures where people temporarily adopt a different social model or way of presenting themselves. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I've always been very curious about fringe cultures where people temporarily adopt a different social model or way of presenting themselves.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: So much of 'Fight Club' was a rant against fathers. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

So much of 'Fight Club' was a rant against fathers.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Most novels, I find, are three times longer than they need to be. Very little happens, and I don't want to waste my time with them. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Most novels, I find, are three times longer than they need to be. Very little happens, and I don't want to waste my time with them.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: The folks who read my books are so passionate about each one of them that the people making my movies are more afraid of my readership than they are of me. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

The folks who read my books are so passionate about each one of them that the people making my movies are more afraid of my readership than they are of me.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: If we all lived according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, life would be much simpler. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

If we all lived according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, life would be much simpler.

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: If you don't believe what other people believe, then they'll accuse you of being nihilistic. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

If you don't believe what other people believe, then they'll accuse you of being nihilistic.

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I write in a noisy, distracting world so the books can be read there. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I write in a noisy, distracting world so the books can be read there.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Sometimes, like in 'Invisible Monsters,' I get too out of control, and instead of a plot point every chapter, I want a plot point in every sentence. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Sometimes, like in 'Invisible Monsters,' I get too out of control, and instead of a plot point every chapter, I want a plot point in every sentence.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: When I first used to tour, guys would come up and say, 'Where's the fight club in my area?' and I would say, 'There isn't one.' And they'd say, 'No, no, you can tell me, you can tell me.' with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

When I first used to tour, guys would come up and say, 'Where's the fight club in my area?' and I would say, 'There isn't one.' And they'd say, 'No, no, you can tell me, you can tell me.'

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I thought 'Fight Club' was great as David Fincher's version. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I thought 'Fight Club' was great as David Fincher's version.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Once I start writing, I can't stop. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Once I start writing, I can't stop.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Every author has to eventually write a food book. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Every author has to eventually write a food book.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I don't know if you ever really feel like you've made it. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I don't know if you ever really feel like you've made it.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I'm only confrontational with my friends. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I'm only confrontational with my friends.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I usually write in my kitchen, which is a large, octagonal room that looks into woods -- three big windows look out into the trees. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I usually write in my kitchen, which is a large, octagonal room that looks into woods -- three big windows look out into the trees.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: My parents divorced about the same time the movie 'The Parent Trap' came out, about two twins at camp who scheme to get their parents back together. I had that same fantasy. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

My parents divorced about the same time the movie 'The Parent Trap' came out, about two twins at camp who scheme to get their parents back together. I had that same fantasy.

--Chuck Palahniuk
quote by Chuck Palahniuk: If there had been zombies on the iceberg when the Titanic hit it, that would have made a much better movie. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

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

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: My writing process isn't a very organized thing. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

My writing process isn't a very organized thing.

--Chuck Palahniuk

Longer Version:

My writing process isn't a very organized thing. The actual writing part is a tiny part of my life. I often write in public. I bring my laptop or write freehand in notebooks. Then, I'll read through them while I exercise or walk the dog. The very last thing I do is the sitting alone at the computer part.


quote by Chuck Palahniuk: I am enormously uncool. I've made a cottage industry of being uncool. And I'm fine with that. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

I am enormously uncool. I've made a cottage industry of being uncool. And I'm fine with that.

--Chuck Palahniuk

quote by Chuck Palahniuk: Being lonely is not a bad thing for a writer. with background image: photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Being lonely is not a bad thing for a writer.

--Chuck Palahniuk

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