"I'm always trying to reach a transcendent point, a romantic point, but reach it in a really unconventional way, a really profane way. To get to that romantic, touching, heartbreaking place, but through a lot of acts of profanity."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Chuck Palahniuk on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Chuck Palahniuk on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Chuck Palahniuk on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Chuck Palahniuk on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Chuck Palahniuk on Fran Lebowitz
"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."