55 Motivational Chuck Palahniuk Quotes For Success In Life

Charles Michael Palahniuk 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 a popular film of the same name. This Chuck Palahniuk Quotes on writing, love, etc will motivate you.

Best Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

  1. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  2. “your handwriting. the way you walk. which china pattern you choose. it’s all giving you away. everything you do shows your hand. everything is a self-portrait. everything is a diary.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  3. “Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  4. “If you worry about disaster all the time, that’s what you’re going to get.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  5. “Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed. He’s making sure your imagination withers. Until it’s as useful as your appendix. He’s making sure your attention is always filled. And this being fed, it’s worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what’s in your mind. With everyone’s imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  6. “Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang upon him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep…wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you…The one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her.'” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  7. “If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. If you do that, you can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  8. “May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  9. “Real smarts begin when you quit quoting other people.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  10. “I don’t want to die without any scars.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  11. “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
  12. “Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  13. “When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?” ~ Chuck Palahniuk Quotes
  14. “All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  15. “Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  16. “What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  17. “Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly — all these make for great stories.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  18. “Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things – they save you.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  19. “We’ve spent so much time judging what other people created that we’ve created very, very little of our own.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  20. “Maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  21. “If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  22. “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  23. “Stop trying to control everything and just let go! LET GO!” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  24. “When you’re an addict, you can go without feeling anything except drunk or stoned or hungry. Still, when you compare this to other feelings, to sadness, anger, fear, worry, despair, and depression, well, an addiction no longer looks so bad. It looks like a very viable option.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  25. “This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  26. “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.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  27. “It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  28. “Just for the record, the weather today is calm and sunny, but the air is full of bullshit.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  29. “You have a class of young strong men and women, and they want to give their lives to something. Advertising has these people chasing cars and clothes they don’t need. Generations have been working in jobs they hate, just so they can buy what they don’t really need. We don’t have a great war in our generation or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  30. “It only takes one mistake and nothing else you ever do will matter. No matter how hard you work or how smart you become, you’ll always be known for that one poor choice.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  31. “I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  32. “A good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  33. “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.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  34. “What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  35. “Because nothing is as good as you can imagine it. No one is as beautiful as she is in your head. Nothing is as exciting as your fantasy.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  36. “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  37. “To some of us, the nights are too long. To some, the days.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  38. “Your birth is a mistake you’ll spend your whole life trying to correct.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  39. “If you love something set it free, but don’t be surprised if it comes back with herpes.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  40. “People don’t listen, they just wait for their turn to talk.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk Quotes
  41. “The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  42. “There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  43. “We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are…Or we can decide for ourselves.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  44. “Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  45. “You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  46. “There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. what we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  47. “In truth, the degree of anyone’s success depends on how often they can say the word yes and hear the word no.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  48. “We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it’s our job to invent something better.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  49. “Having nothing to lose is the new wealth.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk Quotes
  50. “Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now?” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  51. “On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  52. “In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it’s stunning how little imagination most people display.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  53. “You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  54. “A good story should change the way you see the world.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  55. “Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead, we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

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