15 Brilliant Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

He’s a literary badass and he’s here to tell you what’s up (and maybe that we’re all Doomed).


“I want out of the labels. I don’t want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that’s not on the map. A real adventure.’ A spinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined.”


“What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.”

From Damned


“The damaged loves the damaged.”

From Snuff.


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

From Fight Club


“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.”

From Diary.


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

From Survivor


“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it’s our job to invent something better.”

From Choke.


“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open”.

From Invisible Monsters


“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need”

From Fight Club


Some stories, you use up. Others use you up.

From Haunted.


“All human beings search for either reasons to be good, or excuses to be bad.”

From Tell-All


“Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary.”

From Diary


“The Enlightenment is over. What we’re living in now is the Dis-Enlightenment.”

From Choke


“The lower you fall, the higher you’ll fly.”

From Fight Club


“If I can’t be beautiful, I want to be invisible.”

From Invisible Monsters

Chuck leaves you with some wise words…

Doomed is out 10/8

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