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Chuck Palahniuk

Birthdate: 21. February 1962
Other names: Чак Поланик

Charles Michael Palahniuk is an American novelist and freelance journalist, who describes his work as transgressional fiction. He is the author of the award-winning novel Fight Club, which also was made into a popular film of the same name. Wikipedia

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Fight Club
Fight Club
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Invisible Monsters
Invisible Monsters
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Choke
Choke
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Lullaby
Lullaby
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Haunted
Haunted
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Diary
Diary
Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor
Survivor
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Rant
Rant
Chuck Palahniuk
Damned
Damned
Chuck Palahniuk
Snuff
Snuff
Chuck Palahniuk
Tell-All
Tell-All
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Doomed
Doomed
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Guts
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Pygmy
Pygmy
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„There's worse that people can steal from you than money.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Tell-All

Source: Tell-All

„Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Lullaby

Source: Lullaby (2002), Chapter 3
Context: Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you're awake. He's making sure you're always distracted. He's making sure you're fully absorbed. He's making sure your imagination withers. Until it's as useful as your appendix. He's making sure your attention is always filled. And this being fed, it's worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what's in your mind. With everyone's imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world.

„We love drama. We love conflict. We need a devil or we'll create one.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Invisible Monsters

Source: Haunted (2005), Chapter 20, Cassandra, Another story by Mrs. Clarke
Source: Invisible Monsters

„It's nice to see something more pathetic than I feel right now.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Choke

Source: Choke

„We'll never be as young as we are tonight.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Rant

Source: Rant

„Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things- they save you.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Haunted

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Variant: Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things- they save you.
Source: Haunted (2005), Chapter 11, Ritual

„I'm not straight, and I'm not gay. I'm not bisexual. I want out of the labels. I don't want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that's not on the map. A real adventure.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, book Invisible Monsters

Variant: I want out of the labels. I don't want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that's not on the map. A real adventure.'
A spinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined.
Source: Invisible Monsters

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