When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?
Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
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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?
I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That's the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.
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.
The most boring scenes are the scenes where a character is alone.
The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime.
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
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.
I think in a way, you're doomed, once you can envision something. You're sort of doomed to make it happen. I've found that the moment I can envision leaving a relationship, that's usually the moment that the relationship starts to fall apart.
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?
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.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
I can't be a loyal friend knowing a days wake is whom we role with are enimies
If you can dream it, you can do it.
The more laws, the less justice.
I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
Where there is an absence of international political leadership, civil society should step in to fill the gap, providing the energy and vision needed to move the world in a new and better direction.
Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.