Choke- Words & Quotes

Words from Choke by Chuck Palahniuk:

  • cravat- fabric worn around the neck
  • agrarian- related to cultivating land
  • beatific- blissfully happy
  • incontinence- lack of self-restraint
  • ingrate- an ungrateful person
  • consecrate- make sacred
  • incorrigible- not able to be corrected or improved

Words from Choke by Chuck Palahniuk:

“That you had to risk your life to get love. You had to get right to the edge of death to ever be saved.”

“…growing strong and rich and smart was only the first half of your life story.”

“And the kid is stupid enough to think a picture or a sculpture or a story could somehow replace anybody you love.”

“You save people by letting them save you.”

“…someday, I’d like to live a life based on doing good stuff instead of just not doing bad stuff.”

“It’s pathetic how we can’t live with the things we can’t understand. How if we can’t explain something we’ll just deny it.”

“Everybody’s trying to make every minute of the present forever.”

“Sometimes a euphemism is more true than what it’s supposed to hide.”

“We live and we die and anything else is just delusion.”

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

“The unreal is more powerful than the real.”

“It feels like we’re living in the bottom half of an hourglass. Like somehow we’re running out of time.”

“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are… Or we can decide for ourselves.”


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