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102 Chuck Palahniuk Quotes From The Famous 'Fight Club' Writer

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Chuck Palahniuk has written several fictional books.

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Chuck Palahniuk is a renowned American author who usually writes around dark themes.

He is best known for writing the bestselling novel- 'Fight Club' which was later adapted into a movie with the same name. We've compiled a list of the best Chuck Palahniuk quotes from his work.

If you want to read more quotes from other famous writers, then check out our collection of Kurt Vonnegut quotes and Margaret Atwood quotes.

Best Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

Here are the most popular Chuck Palahniuk quotes from the author.

1. "What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

2. "You had to risk your life to get love. You had to get right to the edge of death to ever be saved"

- Chuck Palahniuk.

3. "More and more, it feels like I'm doing a really bad impersonation of myself."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

4. "Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly, all these make for great stories."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

5. "If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

6. "Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

7. "You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

8. "The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

10. "What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

11. "Everything is a self portrait. Everything is a diary."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

12. "A good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

13. "To merely observe your culture without contributing to it seems very close to existing as a ghost."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

18. "The things you used to own, now they own you."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

19. "I don’t want to die without any scars."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

20. "Only after disaster can we be resurrected."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

21. "You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

22. "A person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

23. "What we don't understand we can make mean anything."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

24. "Hysteria is impossible without an audience. Panicking by yourself is the same as laughing alone in an empty room. You feel really silly."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

26. "At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

27. "Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

Sad Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

Here are some dark and sad Chuck Palahniuk quotes. These deep quotes by the author will make you question things in life.

28. "Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn't glitter and shine."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

29. "I wanted to destroy everything beautiful I'd never have."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

30. "The difference between how you look and how you see yourself is enough to kill most people."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

31. "Because nothing is as good as you can imagine it. No one is as beautiful as she is in your head."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

32. "What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

33. "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

34. "If you could be either God’s worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?"

- Chuck Palahniuk.

35. "I feel my heart ache, but I've forgotten what that feeling means."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

36. "That's why I write, because life never works except in retrospect."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

37. "All human beings search for either reasons to be good, or excuses to be bad."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

38. "For years now, I've wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

40. "Maybe you don’t go to hell for the things you do. Maybe you go to hell for the things you don’t do."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

42. "You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

43. "If nothing else, there's comfort in recognizing that no matter how much we fail and sin, death will limit our suffering."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

44. "I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

45. "We'll never be as young as we are tonight."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

46. "If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

47. "Some people are just born human, the rest of us, we take a lifetime to get there."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

48. "We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

49. "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.

50. "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.

51. "People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

54. "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."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

55. "Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

57. "Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

58. "If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

59. "You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

60. "There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention. Well, get used to that feeling. That's how your whole life will feel some day."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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

- Chuck Palahniuk.

62. "This is your life and it's ending one moment at a time."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

Chuck Palahniuk 'Invisible Monsters' Quotes

Here are the best Chuck Palahniuk quotes from the author in his book 'Invisible Monsters'.

63. "People just can't stand not knowing something, she says. Especially men can't stand not climbing every mountain, mapping everywhere. Labeling everything."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

64. "No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

65. "I wanted to give up the idea I had any control. Shake things up. To be saved by chaos. To see if I could cope, I wanted to force myself to grow again. To explode my comfort zone."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

66. "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."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

67. "The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don't be trying all the time to fix things."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

68. "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.

69. "Most times, it's just a lot easier not to let the world know what's wrong."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

70. "No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

71. "People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

72. "I hate how I don't feel real enough unless people are watching."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

73. "I guess that would apply to anybody in the world. What I need is a new story about who I am."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

74. "I thought we were a real love relationship. I did. I was very invested in love."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

75. "When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

76. "Who I was before the accident is just a story now. Everything before now, before now, before now, is just a story I carry around."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

77. "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?"

- Chuck Palahniuk.

Chuck Palahniuk 'Survivor' Quotes

Chuck Palahniuk's 'Survivor' is a fictional book about a member of a death cult.

Here are the best Chuck Palahniuk quotes from the author in his book 'Survivor'.

78. "You have to be everything regular people aren’t. Where they fail, you have to go all the way."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

79. "Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you reenlist."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

80. "Today is just one of those days the sun comes out to really humiliate you."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

81. "The first time you meet someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

82. "When you get famous, dinner isn't food anymore; it's twenty ounces of protein, ten ounces of carbohydrates, salt-free, fat-free, sugar-free fuel."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

83. "We remember almost none of our real childhoods, but we remember everything that happened to sitcom families."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

84. "Imagine how you'd feel if your whole life turned into a job you couldn't stand."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

85. "Even if crazed zombies grabbed me in some dark hall one night, even if they tore me apart, at least that wouldn't be the absolute end."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

86. "What you want to think is your salvation."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

87. "Whether you clean a stain, a fish, a house, you want to think you're making the world a better place, but really you're just letting things get worse."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

88. "You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

89. "Reality means you live until you die...the real truth is nobody wants reality."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

90. "It's only in drugs or death we'll see anything new, and death is just too controlling."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

91. "Kill myself? Thanks, I say. No thanks. Let's not rush anything here."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

Chuck Palahniuk 'Rant' Quotes

Here are the best Chuck Palahniuk quotes from the author in his book 'Rant'.

92. "In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it's stunning how little imagination most people display."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

93. "Crimes to end all crimes, wars and plagues, preached to be the end of the world. Every year of newspaper announcing another new end of the world."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

94. "What if reality is nothing but some disease?"

- Chuck Palahniuk.

95. "Everyone wants to feel special - attain a special status among their peers."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

96. "This is what church should feel like."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

97. "A child who is never coached with Santa Claus may never develop an ability to imagine. To him, nothing exists except the literal and tangible."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

98. "And if you can't learn yourself to love blood family, then you'll never truly love."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

99. "Do you ever wish you’d never been born?"

- Chuck Palahniuk.

100. "'The big reason why folks leave a small town,' Rant used to say, 'is so they can moon over the idea of going back.'"

- Chuck Palahniuk.

101. "People you love will die. Nothing you treasure will last forever. And I need to accept and embrace that fact."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

102. "A child who is disillusioned abruptly, by his peers or siblings, being ridiculed for his faith and imagination, may choose never to believe in anything tangible or intangible again."

- Chuck Palahniuk.

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