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Chuck Palahniuk Quotes About Fight Club, Love, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Diary, Survivor, Scars, Rant & Lullaby! On February 21, 1962, Chuck Palahniuk was born in Pasco, Washington. His formative years were spent in a trailer park in Burbank, Washington. In his twenties, Palahniuk attended the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, from which he graduated in 1986. He worked as an intern at KLCC, a National Public Radio network member station, throughout his undergraduate years. He relocated to Portland, Oregon, during graduate and began working as a writer for small-town publications in the area.

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Palahniuk started writing fiction in his thirties while visiting Tom Spanbauer’s classes for writers. Spanbauer is regarded for inspiring Palahniuk’s minimalistic style of storytelling. Initially, his compositions were not accepted for publication because of the unpleasant substance. On the other hand, Palahniuk was able to have one of his short tales published in a collection in 1995. Fight Club, Palahniuk’s best-known work, was inspired by this tale.

In 1996, the book Fight Club was released. In 1997, Palahniuk was honored with the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and the Oregon Book Award for Best Novel for his work on Fight Club. Twentieth Century Fox directors were intrigued by the novel’s popularity and decided to adapt it for the big screen. In 1999, Fight Club was released as a film. In Addition to the film’s lack of success at the box office, it gained a cult following and became a famous picture.

As a result of the film’s debut in 1999, Palahniuk wrote Survivor and Invisible Monsters, two different books. After moving to Vancouver, Washington, Chuck Palahniuk has continued to write fiction and nonfiction from his new home there.

Best Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

1. “What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.”-Chuck Palahniuk

2. “You had to risk your life to get love. You had to get right to the edge of death to ever be saved”-Chuck Palahniuk

3. “More and more, it feels like I’m doing a really bad impersonation of myself.”-Chuck Palahniuk

4. “Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly, all these make for great stories.”-Chuck Palahniuk

5. “If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.”-Chuck Palahniuk

6. “Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves.”-Chuck Palahniuk

7. “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.”-Chuck Palahniuk

8. “The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last.”-Chuck Palahniuk

9. “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.”-Chuck Palahniuk

10. “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.”-Chuck Palahniuk

11. “Everything is a self portrait. Everything is a diary.”-Chuck Palahniuk

12. “A good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart.”-Chuck Palahniuk

13. “To merely observe your culture without contributing to it seems very close to existing as a ghost.”-Chuck Palahniuk

14. “The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.”-Chuck Palahniuk

15. “If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t.”-Chuck Palahniuk

16. “The lower you fall, the higher you’ll fly.”-Chuck Palahniuk

17. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”-Chuck Palahniuk

18. “The things you used to own, now they own you.”-Chuck Palahniuk

19. “I don’t want to die without any scars.”-Chuck Palahniuk

20. “Only after disaster can we be resurrected.”-Chuck Palahniuk

21. “You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet.”-Chuck Palahniuk

22. “A person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.”-Chuck Palahniuk

23. “What we don’t understand we can make mean anything.”-Chuck Palahniuk

24. “Hysteria is impossible without an audience. Panicking by yourself is the same as laughing alone in an empty room. You feel really silly.”-Chuck Palahniuk

25. “Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.”-Chuck Palahniuk

26. “At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.”-Chuck Palahniuk

27. “Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.”-Chuck Palahniuk

28. “Honest is how I want to look. The truth doesn’t glitter and shine.”-Chuck Palahniuk

29. “I wanted to destroy everything beautiful I’d never have.”-Chuck Palahniuk

30. “The difference between how you look and how you see yourself is enough to kill most people.”-Chuck Palahniuk

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