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You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake...
by Chuck Palahniuk

You are not a beautiful, unique snowflake...
This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.
- Chuck Palahniuk

People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.
- Chuck Palahniuk

If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.
- Chuck Palahniuk

You have a choice.
Live or die.
Every breath is a choice.
Every minute is a choice.
To be or not to be.
- Chuck Palahniuk

 

Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

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Sometimes the past seems too big for the present to hold.
- Chuck Palahniuk

If I could wake up in a different place,
at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?
- Chuck Palahniuk

Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism.
- Chuck Palahniuk

A minute of perfection was worth the effort.
A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

I just don't want to die without a few scars.
- Chuck Palahniuk

People used what they called a telephone because they
hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

You must realize that one day you will die.
Until then you are worthless.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Masochism is a valuable job skill.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Reality means you live until you die.
The real truth is nobody wants reality.
- Chuck Palahniuk

If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.
- Chuck Palahniuk

That saying, about how you always kill the thing you love,
well, it works both ways.
- 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

It's funny how you never think about the women you've had.
It's always the ones who get away that you can't forget.
- Chuck Palahniuk

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring.
We must never, ever be boring.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone,
but that's usually how you end up crying?
- Chuck Palahniuk

Every woman is just a different kind of problem.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Where would Jesus be if no one had written the gospels?
- Chuck Palahniuk

Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.
- Chuck Palahniuk

The answer is there is no answer.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head.
- Chuck Palahniuk

What we don't understand we can make mean anything.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Our Generation has had no Great war,
no Great Depression.
Our war is spiritual.
Our depression is our lives.
- Chuck Palahniuk

The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage.
- Chuck Palahniuk

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly.
- Chuck Palahniuk

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe
get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
- Chuck Palahniuk

I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself,
just the fact that I was breathing.
- Chuck Palahniuk

More and more, it feels like I'm doing a really bad impersonation of myself.
- Chuck Palahniuk

We all die.
The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

Sometimes you do something, and you get screwed.
Sometimes it's the things you don't do,
and you get screwed.
- Chuck Palahniuk

People don't want their lives fixed.
Nobody wants their problems solved.
Their dramas.
Their distractions.
Their stories resolved.
Their messed cleaned up.
Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White


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