Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Palahniuk

This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!

P is for Charles "Chuck" Palahniuk
(1962- ) American novelist and author of Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk
photo from Wikipedia

“The things you used to own, now they own you.” -Fight Club

Speaking of Fight Club don't forget that WRiTe CLUB has started accepting submissions. Go to DL Hammons blog to check it out!

Here's a recap of this week's quotes, which one was your favorite?

K- John F. Kennedy: "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death."
L- Abraham Lincoln: "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
M- David Mitchell: “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
N- Nelson Mandela: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” 
O- George Orwell: “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
P- Chuck Palahniuk: “The things you used to own, now they own you.”

All quotes from Goodreads.

Hope you're having a great weekend!



  1. I like Write Club better than Fight Club.

  2. These are all good, they're all about looking at things a different way I guess. I like the David Mitchell quote.

  3. I think his quote is so true. Some people can get so defined by possessions. I don't know, hard to pick a favorite from the quotes; they were all quite good! Hope your Sunday is a relaxful one :)


  4. I really enjoyed Palahniuk's early work (especially Diary) but I think he's kind of lost it, just trying out-repulse his last book. Fight Club is hugely quotable.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

  5. Alex- haha me too!

    Nick-you're right! That one is my fav for the week as well.

    Betty- Thanks!

    Annalisa- I haven't read anything of his, just seen Fight Club the movie.

  6. I *love* quotes! (That's actually going to be my 'Q' post for #AtoZ.)

  7. The Nelson Mandela quote is one of my all-time favorites!
    I've heard about "Chuck" Palahniuk but haven't read any of his stories... yet.
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  8. Hmmm...hard choice but I think I'll vote for Abraham Lincoln. It's a very positive way to look at life, but not always so easy!

  9. Wow...what a week of quotes! I'm trying to choose the best quote and not get caught up in the greatness and importance of the I'm going with the last two:

    O- George Orwell: “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    P- Chuck Palahniuk: “The things you used to own, now they own you.”