"I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Chuck Palahniuk on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Chuck Palahniuk on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Chuck Palahniuk on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Chuck Palahniuk on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Chuck Palahniuk on Maya Angelou
"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."