"Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Chuck Palahniuk on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Chuck Palahniuk on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Chuck Palahniuk on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Chuck Palahniuk on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Chuck Palahniuk on Booker T. Washington
"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."