Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down, says Palahniuk. Thats the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.
Chuck Palahniuk

We are the middle children of history, raised by television to believe that someday
well be millionaires and movie stars and rock stars, but we wont. And were just
learning this fact, Tyler said. So dont fuck with us.
Chuck Palahniuks Fight Club

Recycling and speed limits are bullshit, Tyler said. Theyre like someone who quits
smoking on his deathbed.
Chuck Palahniuks Fight Club

Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.
Chuck Palahniuks Fight Club

Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.
Chuck Palahniuks Invisible Monsters

Find out what youre afraid of and go live there.
Chuck Palahniuks Invisible Monsters

All god does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be
boring.
Chuck Palahniuks Invisible Monsters

When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat
Chuck Palahniuks Invisible Monsters

To stand here and try to fix her life is just a big waste of time. People dont 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.
Chuck Palahniuks Survivor

More and more, it feels like Im doing a really bad impersonation of myself.
Chuck Palahniuks Choke

masochism is a valuable job skill.
Chuck Palahniuks Choke

Every woman is just a different kind of problem.
Chuck Palahniuks Choke

Listen to me, I say. I shout, If I wanted to feel anything, Id go to a frigging movie!
Chuck Palahniuks Choke

The answer is there is no answer.
Chuck Palahniuks Choke

Thats the big goal, she said. To find a cure for knowledge.
Chuck Palahniuks Choke

Every addiction, she said, was just a way to treat this same problem. Drugs or overeating or alcohol or sex, it was all just another way to find peace. To escape what we know. Our education. Our bite of the apple.
Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the world. To deconstruct. To dismiss. She said people cant deal with how beautiful the world really is. How it cant be explained and understood.
Chuck Palahniuks Choke

We dont live in the real world anymore, she said. We live in a world of symbols.
Chuck Palahniuks Choke

Big Brother isnt watching. Hes singing and dancing. Hes pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brothers busy holding your attention every moment youre awake. Hes making sure youre always distracted. Hes making sure youre fully absorbed.
Chuck Palahniuks Lullaby

Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didnt see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love.
Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will.
At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.
Chuck Palahniuks Lullaby

When you think about it from a native plant perspective, Oyster says, Johnny Appleseed was a fucking biological terrorist.
Chuck Palahniuks Lullaby

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

Peter Milligan:

Joseph FELT like a photograph whenever he left his room.
Peter Milligans The Hollow Circus

Sometimes the past seems too big for the present to hold.
Peter Milligans Skreemer

It is not necessary to understand, merely to stand under!
Peter Milligan

Morality is a luxury we cant afford out here. Theres no right or wrong, just survival or death.
Peter Milligans Aliens: Sacrifice

All the years the public lived vicariously through film, now theyre living it. But life isnt like film. Lifes got too many plot defects Whom to blame The auteur, of life
Who writes these utterly absurd screenplays God But God doesnt exist. If he
does hes more Goddard than Spielburg In the film of life you usually have no idea
whats happening, you dont much care, and there are painfully long episodes of
tedium Theres no denouncement in real life. There are no happy endings. There
arent even any McGuffins The real reality of a persons life is an incoherent
reality with scenes and characters passing in and out of the story with no
meaning or a meaning that makes no sense whatsoever.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

All we have, all we are, are cliches.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

Im not mad. Im a writer.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

Sometimes I think that if I wasnt crazy Id go crazy
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

When youre alive and everything is going fine, why talk about things Talkings for later, when talkings all there is thats left.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

Whatever I think, whatever I try to do, life might just turn around and and hitch up its pants and throw me a twenty-dollar bill.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

He smiles as he walks away. Because its a good feeling, knowing you can walk away, knowing a little sadness no longer blows your life to pieces.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

So youre wondering why I want to keep on living Its simple. Because its all we have.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

Its always a long goddamn story. Every time you ask anyone anything really important, its a long story.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

Even when Im about to die I like to sound interesting and special. It was just talk.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

But my life is sorely lacking in poetry, so
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

Lifes too short to worry about who you are, its much more important to know who youre with.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

Im sick of being original. Its so its so unoriginal.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

The sooner little brats are made and reared in artificial wombs, the happier well all be. Were never be really free until we finally sever the cord between sex and having babies. Then sex will be like art, done purely for its own sake.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

Ill tell you what happens. The subject is overdosed and overloaded with America, hes poisoned, diseased, infected by America Hes got a galloping cancer inside him called America.
Peter Milligans Shade: The Changing Man

We are not hooligans, sir. We are concerned young pacifists making a symbolic gesture against the continuing celebration of war and the sentimental exploitation of the victims of the capitalist war machine. Now piss off, granddad.
Peter Milligans War Peas

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