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Chuck Palahniuk – On Being Riveting

Who doesn’t love a little extreme adventure in their lives? Who doesn’t like the unconventional? Who doesn’t like mind-propelling reading material?

If you are in need of a reference in writing something you feel is a taboo or that is not morally accepted, you have found inspiration and motivation in the mind and writing of one of the most compelling writers on the shelves of Contemporary Literature, Chuck Palahniuk.

Chuck 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 an acclaimed film of the same name.

Although “Fight Club” was his masterpiece, Palahniuk never strayed from calling out the world with its realities and thus, the content of “Diary.”

Here are some memorable quotes from the said novel:

“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.”
― Chuck PalahniukDiary

“Everything is a self-portrait. A diary. Your whole drug history’s in a strand of your hair. Your fingernails. The forensic details. The lining of your stomach is a document. The calluses on your hand tell all your secrets. Your teeth give you away. Your accent. The wrinkles around your mouth and eyes. Everything you do shows your hand.”
― Chuck PalahniukDiary

“You’re always haunted by the idea you’re wasting your life.”
― Chuck PalahniukDiary

He dares to say what others can’t and he’s not afraid to say it. Chuck Palahniuk as a modern man and writer uses fictional tales to provide the metaphorical arena of life in relation to the surreal occurrences of actual scenarios. In this day and age, people are sometimes easily offended or too desensitized to be sympathetic enough to others. Palahniuk’s book opens new horizons in the field of cult literature and goes the distance in terms of pseudo-realism of life.

If you ever feel like just pouring your heart out on a letter, without all your inhibitions and social filters, Chuck Palahniuk would provide you with a great number of techniques to let out the insurgent writer in you.

Chuck Palahniuk's Quotes
Chuck Palahniuk’s Quotes
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