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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If anything I try to write something that would be more difficult to film. I tend to see film as competition and would like instead to do what books do best.

Nobody's told me anything to date that I've been completely reviled by.

Any 'artist' makes a living by expressing what others can't - because they're unaware of their feelings they're too afraid to express those feelings or they lack the skills to communicate and be understood.

If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short short segment of your entire existence how would you live? Knowing nothing 'real' was at risk what would you do? You'd live a gigantic bold fun dazzling life. You know you would. That's what the ghosts want us to do - all the exciting things they no longer can.

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.

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

People would ask me to autograph their bodies and then the next time I'd see them on tour they'd have my autograph tattooed. I decided I wouldn't write on people anymore but I'd give them arms and legs and if they wanted those autographed I'd do that.

You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel.

The most boring scenes are the scenes where a character is alone.

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

Minimalism seems closest to the sophisticated storytelling of movies. Movies have really educated contemporary audiences to be the most intelligent sophisticated audiences in history. We don't any longer need to have the relationship between one scene and the next explained. We will figure it out ourselves.

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

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

I'm only confrontational with my friends.

I like to get people moving and jumping. I think it's good to add more emotion and chaos.

If you start in the pit of despair with these profane awful things, even a glimmer of hope or awareness is going to occur that's much brighter coming from this dark awful beginning.

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.

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

My goal is more to be remembered. They'll remember this thing and like it in the future. The trick is to stay remembered long enough for that to happen.

I have a lot of money.

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