Chuck Palahniuk (Writer)

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I think they've always gone on. I've gotten some irate letters from oldsters saying "We did this in the 1930s. You didn't invent anything." And I'm like, "Gramps, you should have put a name on it and sold it, because that’s all I did." .

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I haven't had a TV in 10 years, and I really don't miss it. 'Cause it's always so much more fun to be with people than it ever was to be with a television. .

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It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one. .

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If you haven’t already noticed, all my books are about a lonely person looking for some way to connect with other people. In a way, that is the opposite of the American Dream: to get so rich you can rise above the rabble, all those people on the freeway or, worse, the bus. .

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The journalist researches a story. The novelist imagines it. What’s funny is, you’d be amazed at the amount of time a novelist has to spend with people in order to create this single lonely voice. This seemingly isolated world. It’s hard to call any of my novels “fiction.” .

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All my friends with PalmPilots and cell phones, they’re always calling themselves and leaving reminders to themselves about what’s about to happen. We leave Post-it notes for ourselves. We go to that shop in the mall, the one where they engrave whatever shit you want on a silver-plated box or a fountain pen, and we get a reminder for every special event that life goes by too fast for us to remember. We buy those picture frames where you record a message on a sound chip. We videotape everything! Oh, and now there’s those digital cameras, so we can all email around our photos — this century’s equivalent of the boring vacation slide show. We organize and reorganize. We record and archive. .

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Everything is funnier in retrospect, funnier and prettier and cooler. You can laugh at anything from far enough away. .

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Why have I sold out? You think I'm supposed to grow old, beating some trite old protest drum that people don't hear anymore? Please; protest is now just a backdrop for a Diesel clothing ad in a slick fashion magazine. My goal is to create a metaphor that changes our reality by charming people into considering their world in a different way. It's time — for me, at least — to be clever and seduce people by entertaining them. I'll never be heard if I'm always ranting and griping. .

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How sweet! You still believe in death... that's just so... quaint. Well, sorry to pop your death bubble, but there's no such thing. So make the best of things. Any real belief in death is just wishful thinking. Don't waste good drugs on killing yourself. Share them with friends and have a party. Or send them to me. .

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The first step — especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money — the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art. .

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I love being with people. But I need a script, a role, something that will help me overcome my fears of rejection and shame. Most religions and belief systems provide a blueprint for some sort of community. And the religion’s leaders model a way of being. For example, in my book Choke, a character enacts his own death and resurrection every night – as does the narrator in Fight Club. Here’s Jesus, allowing himself to look terrible in front of his peers. That’s the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public. .

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All I do is track a profane route to something (I hope) profound. Like swimming a river of shit for a kiss. .

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Going to spring break at Ft. Lauderdale, getting drunk and flashing your breasts isn't an act of personal empowerment. It's you, so fashioned and programmed by the construct of a patriarchal society that you no longer know what's best for yourself. A damsel too dumb to know she is even in distress. .

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Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. .

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We all die. The goal isnt to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. .

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All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired. .

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You’re a different human being to everybody you meet. .

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The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. .

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Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known. .

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We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. .

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We all want to explain ourselves. Nobody wants to be forgotten. .

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Most times, it’s just a lot easier not to let the world know what’s wrong. .

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Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things—they save you. .

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The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person. .

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I havent had television since 1991, and it definitely influences me. As a child of the 1970s, I couldnt hold a narrative in my head; I was lucky if I could hold a joke in my head, because every time you turn on television or radio, it wipes the slate clean - at least in my case. .

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