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Just for the record, she still loves you. She wouldn't bother to torture you if she didn't.
Everybody's trying to make every minute of the present last forever. Preserve every second.
We have pain and hate and love and joy and war in the world because we want them.
A good story should make you laugh, and a moment later break your heart.
This is your life, and its ending one minute at a time.
If she was going to die, Marla didn't want to know about it.
The only thing that makes the present palatable is the fact that the past was, at times, torture.
Every evening, I died, and every evening, I was born.
Some stories, you use up. Others use you up.
This would be...a book that would be a trapdoor down into some place dark. A place only you could go, alone, when you opened the cover. Because only books have that power.
Almost all the time, you tell yourself you're loving somebody when you're just using them.
What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven.
And if I do fall asleep, Marla has to keep track of Tyler. Where he goes. What he does. So maybe during the day, I can rush around and undo the damage.
My point is, that if I'm honest, my life is all about me.
Me with nothing left to lose, plotting my big revenge in the spotlight. Give me violent revenge fantasies as a coping mechanism.
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
No, I say, it's fine.Put a gun to my head and paint the wall with my brains. Just great, I say. Really.
We're living in a teetering tower of babble. A shaky reality of words. A DNA soup for disaster. The natural world destroyed, we're left with this cluttered world of language.
some soap opera, you know, real people pretending to be fake people with made-up problems being watched by real people to forget their real problems.
Your past is just a story. And once you realise this, it has no power over you.
What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises.
Fathers. Mothers. With all their caring and attention. They will f--- you up, every time.
We are God's middle children, according to Tyler Durden, with no special place in history and no special attention.
For years now, I've wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.
By the time you read this, you'll be older than you remember.
Only in death will we have our own names since only in death are we no longer part of the effort. In death we become heroes.
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
HELLO! Look at me. HELLO! I am so ZEN. This is BLOOD. This is NOTHING. Hello. Everything is nothing, and it's so cool to be ENLIGHTENED. Like me.
Am I sleeping? Have I slept at all? This is insomnia.
It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.
... the first step to eternal live is you have to die.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart.
Hope is something really tough and tenacious you have to give up. It’s an addiction to break.
By the time you're thirty, your worst enemy is yourself.
Believe in me and you shall die, forever.
Hey, even the Mona Lisa is falling apart.
And if you can find any way out of our culture, then that's a trap too. Just wanting to get out of the trap reinforces the trap.
What makes the earth feel like Hell is our expectation that it ought to feel like Heaven.
It sounds trite, but only because words make everything true sound trite. Because words always screw up what you're trying to say.
First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life.
The shortest distance between two points is a time line, a schedule, a map of your time, the itinerary for the rest of your life.Nothing shows you the straight line from here to death like a list.
No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.
Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.
And it's funny how when somebody saves you, the first thing you want to do is save other people.
We just had a near-life experience!
After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.
More and more, the hardest part of crying is when I can't stop.
To both my parents, the world is a battle for attention, a war to be heard.
Help me give up my addiction to Hope.