Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk

Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk (born February 21, 1962) is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as "transgressional" fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into an acclaimed film of the same name.

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It seems that so much writing is being done in the nineteenth-century model where every connection has to be thoroughly explained.

If I could wake up in a different place at a different time could I wake up as a different person?

The lower you fall the higher you'll fly.

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

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

I would say any behavior that is not the status quo is interpreted as insanity when in fact it might actually be enlightenment. Insanity is sorta in the eye of the beholder.

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

I haven't shoplifted since I was 13.

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

You can tell a more over-the-top incredible story if you use a nonfiction form.

I take a lot of flak from the counter-establishment for selling out.

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

I believe in something. But I don't believe that anything can hold a grudge for long enough to condemn its creation to eternal punishment. Nobody can hold a grudge that long even God.

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

People have to deal with their issues together, they have to expose themselves and kind of exhaust themselves.

There's a moment in every book when the book turns and it surprises me.

I'm always trying to reach a transcendent point a romantic point but reach it in a really unconventional way a really profane way. To get to that romantic touching heartbreaking place but through a lot of acts of profanity.

No matter how much you think you love somebody you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.

Every time I write something I think this is the most offensive thing I will ever write. But no. I always surprise myself.

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

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