"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?"
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Chuck Palahniuk on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Chuck Palahniuk on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Chuck Palahniuk on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Chuck Palahniuk on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Chuck Palahniuk on Winston Churchill
"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."
"People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone."
"Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying?"
"The most boring scenes are the scenes where a character is alone."
"If anything I try to write something that would be more difficult to film. I tend to see film as competition and would like instead to do what books do best."
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