Quotes by Chuck Palahniuk

We are not special. We are not crap or trash, either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens.
– Chuck Palahniuk
If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.
– Chuck Palahniuk
You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.
– Chuck Palahniuk
I just don't want to die without a few scars.
– Chuck Palahniuk
Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.
– Chuck Palahniuk
I thought we were a real love relationship. I did. I was very invested in love, but it was just this long long sex thing that could end at any moment because after all, it's just about getting off. Almost all the time, you tell yourself you're loving somebody when you're just using them. This only looks like love.
– Chuck Palahniuk
If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't
– Chuck Palahniuk
You know, the condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip it on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, then you throw it away. The condom, I mean. Not the stranger.
– Chuck Palahniuk
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.
– Chuck Palahniuk
You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless.
– Chuck Palahniuk
I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise.
– Chuck Palahniuk
Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality
– Chuck Palahniuk
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
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we cant decipher. What we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables. There is only the inevitable.
– Chuck Palahniuk
Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.
– Chuck Palahniuk
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.
– Chuck Palahniuk
Which is worse: Hell or nothing?
– Chuck Palahniuk
Someone bent on suicide won't have much sense of humor left.
– Chuck Palahniuk
Being tired isn't the same as being rich, but most times it's close enough.
– Chuck Palahniuk
If you could be God's worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?
– Chuck Palahniuk