In truth, the degree of anyone’s success depends on how often they can say the word yes and hear the word no.
Other Chuck Palahniuk quotes:
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
Every stage of life has its own form of power, and we're always sort of terrified as to whether we can make the jump to the next form of power.
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.
A good story should change the way you see the world.
I know so many writers who are a hundred times better than me and have longer, greater ideas than mine, but they gave up; they stopped. The biggest talent you can have is determination.
At some point, your memories, your stories, your adventures, will be the only things you'll have left.
All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired.
We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are... Or we can decide for ourselves.
The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly.