"If you start in the pit of despair with these profane, awful things, even a glimmer of hope or awareness is going to occur that's much brighter coming from this dark, awful beginning."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Chuck Palahniuk on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Chuck Palahniuk on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Chuck Palahniuk on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Chuck Palahniuk on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Chuck Palahniuk on Dalai Lama
"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."