"The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Chuck Palahniuk on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Chuck Palahniuk on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Chuck Palahniuk on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Chuck Palahniuk on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Chuck Palahniuk on Joseph Stalin
"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."