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True or False with Chuck Palahnuik.

Asked by bridold (630 points ) August 20th, 2008

Here’s a game of True or False with quotes from Chuck Palahnuik books that I put together. I know that a lot of you are fans of this author. I’m curious to see your answers.

True or False?

1. The future you have tomorrow won’t be the future you had yesterday.

2. Beauty is power like money is power like a gun is power.

3. Nothing of [you] is original. [You are] the combined effort of everybody [you’ve] ever known.

4. The only difference between martyrdom and suicide really is press coverage.

5. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized yet.

6. Art never comes from happiness.

7. Without access to true chaos, we’ll never have true peace. Unless everything can get worse, it won’t get any better.

8. Maybe we don’t go to hell for the things we do, maybe we go to hell for the things we don’t do.

9. There are no ghosts. When you die, you’re dead. There’s no afterlife. People who claim they can see ghosts are just looking for attention. People who believe in reincarnation are just postponing their lives.

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Fallstand's avatar

1. True. The future you have tomorrow won’t be the future you had yesterday.

2. True. Beauty is power like money is power like a gun is power.

3. True. Nothing of [you] is original. [You are] the combined effort of everybody [you’ve] ever known.

4. False. The only difference between martyrdom and suicide really is press coverage.

5. True. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized yet.

6. False, but mostly true. Art never comes from happiness.

7. True. Without access to true chaos, we’ll never have true peace. Unless everything can get worse, it won’t get any better.

8. True. Maybe we don’t go to hell for the things we do, maybe we go to hell for the things we don’t do.

9. Trueeee. There are no ghosts. When you die, you’re dead. There’s no afterlife. People who claim they can see ghosts are just looking for attention. People who believe in reincarnation are just postponing their lives.

Good post. Chuck Palahnuik is truly a genius. I’m on my 3rd book by him, Beautiful Monsters.

kevbo's avatar

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. True
5. False
6. False
7. True
8. False
9. True

Just pulling my answers out of Chuck Palaniuk’s ass.

bridold's avatar

@Fallstand, I think you mean Invisible Monsters – that’s my favorite book by him!

Fallstand's avatar

Yea, I’m dumb, lol

wilhel1812's avatar

Chuck Norris?

Magnus's avatar

Consider me confused.

kevbo's avatar

by the way, have you read “Guts?” it’s one of his short stories and available online. I think he folded it into the storyline of the novel where they’re stuck in the theater.

bridold's avatar

I don’t think I have… Do you have a link?

bridold's avatar

Oh, yeah, Kevbo, I have read this! There are quite a few disturbing little stories in Haunted.

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