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All Quotes by author - Chuck Palahniuk
" A big reason why I started writing is I felt that fiction had stopped evolving. All other entertainments were getting better, constantly, as technology allowed. Movies. Video games. Music. "
" A film has to maintain a certain decorum in order to be broadcast to a vast audience. "
" A good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart. "
" All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring. "
" A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection. "
" 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. "
" Any real belief in death is just wishful thinking. "
" Anytime my work can coax bodily fluids out of someone, I'm happy. "
" Arguing that God doesn't exist would be like people in the 10th century arguing that germs and microbes didn't exist because they couldn't see them. "
" As a lower-class kid, I was raised to think success would be owning stuff. Having that great job, too. Now I find my parents' dream was wrong. You never really own anything. And you're never really finished as a person. "
" A short story is something that you can hold in your mind. You can really analyze how the entire thing works, like a machine. "
" As we grow older I always think, why didn't I do more when I was young, why didn't I risk more? "
" At school I was lazy. But I started working when I was 15, washing dishes at a local truck stop restaurant. I was really, really bored with school, and I wanted to get a job as fast as I could. School was just so easy. There was just no challenge to it. "
" At the age of 31, I realized, 'Oh my God, I may die like everyone else.' "
" Being lonely is not a bad thing for a writer. "
" Crap has always happened, crap is happening, and crap will continue to happen. "
" David Fincher is a genius. "
" Destruction is always an attractive idea. My brother and I used to spend weeks making models of cities so that we could destroy them in 15 minutes. There's a fantastic joy in destroying something that you've meticulously built. Then you're free to build a new thing. Destruction and creation... they're inseparable. "
" Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified? "
" Discovering the 'impossible' ending to a new book makes me sick with joy and relief. "
" Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn't know anything. "
" Emotionally, in our minds, we get so filled with resentments where we've got a story about absolutely everything. "
" Every author has to eventually write a food book. "
" Every decade, we get a stunning collection of dynamic, heartbreaking short stories. In the past, those collections came from Barry Hannah, Mark Richard, and Thom Jones. "
In The Past
" Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head. "
" Every time I write something, I think, this is the most offensive thing I will ever write. But no. I always surprise myself. "
" Every woman is just a different kind of problem. "
" Few things in life seem more sexy than a banned book. "
" Fiction is no longer the dominant storytelling device of our time. In the 19th century it worked great, and fiction was the king, but it's not the king any more. "
" Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it. "
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