Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk

American author
21 February 1962 —

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

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Some people are just born human. The rest of us, we take a lifetime to get there.

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I`ve ever known.

Maybe self-improvement isn`t the answer, maybe self-destruction is the answer.

We are not special.
We are not crap or trash, either.
We just are.
We just are, and what happens just happens.

What makes earth feel like Hell is our expectation that it should feel like Heaven.

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I need to rebel against myself. It`s the opposite of following your bliss. I need to do what I most fear.

The best way to waste your life is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch.

Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead.

You`re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.

If you don`t know what you want, [...] you end up with a lot you don`t.

Money you don`t work to earn, you spend very quickly.

To some of us, the nights are too long. To some, the days.

The damaged loves the damaged.

The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can`t feel a thing. Trust me on this.


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