Chuck Palahniuk Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Chuck Palahniuk quotes, Chuck Palahniuk sayings, and Chuck Palahniuk proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise. Chuck Palahniuk
Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. Chuck Palahniuk
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known. Chuck Palahniuk
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
Sundays tend to be a day where just I do nothing but visit people. It's kind of like trick-or-treating. Chuck Palahniuk
When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves. Chuck Palahniuk
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring. Chuck Palahniuk
You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth. Chuck Palahniuk
The only difference between a suicide and a martyrdom really is the amount of press coverage. Chuck Palahniuk
Crying is right at hand in the smothering dark, closed inside someone else, when you see how everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash. Chuck Palahniuk
The problem with educating stupid people was that they didn't know they were stupid. The same went for curing crazy people. Chuck Palahniuk
College is like a fountain of knowledge - and the students are there to drink Chuck Palahniuk
Our culture has made us all the same. No one is truly white or black or rich, anymore. We all want the same. Individually, we are nothing. Chuck Palahniuk
That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways. Chuck Palahniuk
Maybe it's just a daughter's job to piss off her mother. Chuck Palahniuk
When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep, and you're never really awake. Chuck Palahniuk
If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible. Chuck Palahniuk
I just don't want to die without a few scars. Chuck Palahniuk
Parents are like God because you wanna know they're out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something. Chuck Palahniuk
Your folks are like God because you want to know they're out there and you want them to approve of your life, still you only call them when you're in a crisis and need something. Chuck Palahniuk
Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. Chuck Palahniuk
To merely observe your culture without contributing to it seems very close to existing as a ghost. Chuck Palahniuk
The truth is, immigrants tend to be more American than people born here. Chuck Palahniuk
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn't it just lie there and rot? Chuck Palahniuk
You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. Chuck Palahniuk
Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you. Chuck Palahniuk
This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Chuck Palahniuk
The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend. Chuck Palahniuk
Imagine books and music and movies being filtered and homogenized. Certified. Approved for consumption. People will be happy to give up most of their culture for the assurance that the tiny bit that comes through is safe and clean. White noise. Chuck Palahniuk
Here in the bathroom with me are razor blades. Here is iodine to drink. Here are sleeping pills to swallow. You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. Every time you dont throw yourself down the stairs, thats a choice. Every time you dont crash your car, you reenlist. Chuck Palahniuk