Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.
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.
I really love idiot, enlightened characters - these characters who fail to engage with the drama of their immediate circumstances they fail to be reactive and enrolled by drama as it happens around them.
Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?
Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.
Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.
Minimalism seems closest to the sophisticated storytelling of movies. Movies have really educated contemporary audiences to be the most intelligent, sophisticated audiences in history. We don't any longer need to have the relationship between one scene and the next explained. We will figure it out ourselves.
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.
I think, in a way, I invented the term 'fight club' and that these things have always existed, but they never really had a label. Nobody had a language to apply to them. I created that language in two words and I've been paid a great deal of money for inventing two words and labeling something that has always been around.
You hear the best stories from ordinary people. That sense of immediacy is more real to me than a lot of writerly, literary-type crafted stories. I want that immediacy when I read a novel.
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?
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Whenever you're the child of a famous person, you get judged in odd ways because of that.
In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
He was as great as a man can be without morality.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
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.
I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship.
What does it say about a president's policies when he has to use a cartoon character rather than real people to justify his record? What does it say about the fiction of old liberalism to insist that good jobs and good schools and good wages will result from policies that have failed us, time and again?