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Chuck Palahniuk Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

The answer is there is no answer.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

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

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

Masochism is a valuable job skill.
- Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey


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