266 quotes found by Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk
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.
happiness  peace  pain  scar  sweetness  # 216
Chuck Palahniuk
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
life  love  # 227
Chuck Palahniuk
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
life  humor  god  # 275
Chuck Palahniuk
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
loss  # 425
Chuck Palahniuk
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
reality  # 609
Chuck Palahniuk
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.
love  # 610
Chuck Palahniuk
Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.
identity  originality  # 687
Chuck Palahniuk
I don't want to die without any scars.
death  scars  tyler-durden  # 795
Chuck Palahniuk
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
happiness  chance  risk  # 878
Chuck Palahniuk
This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.
life  # 1132
Chuck Palahniuk
You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.
life  past  future  # 1257
Chuck Palahniuk
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. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create.
inspirational  believe  # 1269
Chuck Palahniuk
No matter how careful you are, there's going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn't experience it all. There's that fallen heart feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should've been paying attention.
life  # 1808
Chuck Palahniuk
You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.
love  # 1817
Chuck Palahniuk
When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.
hate  self-loathing  # 1909
Chuck Palahniuk
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?
death  # 2140