Quotes by Chuck Palahniuk

"It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."

"The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person."

"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."

"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."

"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."


Books by Chuck Palahniuk

  • Fight Club
  • 518,346 ratings
  • May 1st 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

    (first published 1996)

  • Choke
  • 192,875 ratings
  • June 2002 by Anchor Books

    (first published May 22nd 2001)

  • Invisible Monsters
  • 132,509 ratings
  • May 1st 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

    (first published September 17th 1999)

  • Survivor
  • 111,707 ratings
  • May 1st 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

    (first published 1999)

  • Haunted
  • 100,831 ratings
  • April 11th 2006 by Anchor

    (first published June 21st 2005)

  • Lullaby
  • 94,411 ratings
  • June 5th 2003 by Vintage

    (first published 2002)

  • Diary
  • 75,364 ratings
  • September 14th 2004 by Anchor

    (first published August 26th 2003)

  • Rant
  • 62,610 ratings
  • May 1st 2007 by Doubleday Books

    (first published 2007)

Chuck Palahniuk
  • Chuck Palahniuk

  • Born: in Pasco, WA, The United States.

  • Description: Written in stolen moments under truck chassis and on park benches to a soundtrack of The Downward Spiral and Pablo Honey, Fight Club came into existence. The adaptation of Fight Club was a flop at the box office, but achieved cult status on DVD. The film’s popularity drove sales of the novel. Chuck put out two novels in 1999, Survivor and Invisible Monsters. Choke, published in 2001, became Chuck’s first New York Times bestseller. Chuck’s work has always been infused with personal experience, and his next novel, Lullaby, was no exception. Chuck credits writing Lullaby with helping him cope with the tragic death of his father. Diary and the non-fiction guide to Portland, Fugitives and Refugees, were released in 2003. While on the road in support of Diary, Chuck began reading a short story entitled 'Guts,' which would eventually become part of the novel Haunted.

    In the years that followed, he continued to write, publishing the bestselling Rant, Snuff, Pygmy, Tell-All, a 'remix' of Invisible Monsters, Damned, and most recently, Doomed.

    Chuck also enjoys giving back to his fans, and teaching the art of storytelling has been an important part of that. In 2004, Chuck began submitting essays to ChuckPalahniuk.net on the craft of writing. These were 'How To' pieces, straight out of Chuck's personal bag of tricks, based on the tenants of minimalism he learned from Tom Spanbauer. Every month, a “Homework Assignment” would accompany the lesson, so Workshop members could apply what they had learned. (all 36 of these essays can currently be found on The Cult's sister-site, LitReactor.com).

    Then, in 2009, Chuck increased his involvement by committing to read and review a selection of fan-written stories each month. The best stories are currently set to be published in Burnt Tongues, a forthcoming anthology, with an introduction written by Chuck himself.

    His next novel, Beautiful You, is due out in October 2014.