Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
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I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.
If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?
It's funny how you never think about the women you've had. It's always the ones who get away that you can't forget.
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.
Personal identity seems like it's just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' to Jay Gatsby in 'The Great Gatsby.' It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you're given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?
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?
Do you remember when you were 10 or 11 years old and you really thought your folks were the best? They were completely omniscient and you took their word for everything. And then you got older and you went through this hideous age when suddenly they were the devil, they were bullies, and they didn't know anything.
My goal is more to be remembered. They'll remember this thing and like it in the future. The trick is to stay remembered long enough for that to happen.
Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying?
I can't go to war with paparazzi.
My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
When one takes action for others, one's own suffering is transformed into the energy that can keep one moving forward a light of hope illuminating a new tomorrow for oneself and others is kindled.
Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.