Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.
More and more, it feels like I'm doing a really bad impersonation of myself.
When you don’t share your problems, you resent hearing the problems of other people.
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly.
Until you find something to fight for, you settle for something to fight against.
If you don’t know what you want, you end up with a lot you don’t.
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
Hysteria is only possible with an audience.
If I can't be beautiful, I want to be invisible.
Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.
We are not special. We are not crap or trash, either. We just are. We just are, and what happens just happens.
Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.
The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.
It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.
My heart is your piñata.
I thought we were a real love relationship. I did. I was very invested in love, but it was just this long long sex thing that could end at any moment because after all, it's just about getting off. Almost all the time, you tell yourself you're loving somebody when you're just using them. This only looks like love.
The reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.
Which is worst: Hell or nothing?
If you could be God’s worst enemy or nothing, which would you choose?
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. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.
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.
This is why I loved the support groups so much. If people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you. People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they weren’t telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before.
*all Chuck Palahniuk quotes.