If you've never read Fight Club, you've been living under a rock. Most people have seen the movie, which is lovely (bad adjective, but it kind of is), but if you read the book, you're likely to want to read more from Palahniuk, and then the magic happens. His books are glitter and blood and chalk-lines and and heroin all mixed together in a mess on the floor. Which is on fire. There are so many memorable lines in his writing, and pretty much all of it is dripping with angst.
"No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close." -Invisible Monsters
"The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person." -Invisible Monsters
"The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can't feel a thing. Trust me on this." -Survivor
“You know, the condom is the glass slipper of our generation. You slip it on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, then you throw it away. The condom, I mean. Not the stranger.” -Fight Club
"Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet." -Lullaby
"Music is crucial. Beyond no way can I overstress this fact. Let's say you're southbound on the interstate, cruising alone in the middle lane, listening to AM radio. Up alongside comes a tractor trailer of logs or concrete pipe, a tie-down strap breaks, and the load dumps on top of your little sheetmetal ride. Crushed under a world of concrete, you're sandwiched like so much meat salad between layers of steel and glass. In that last, fast flutter of your eyelids, you looking down that long tunnel toward the bright God Light and your dead grandma walking up to hug you--do you want to be hearing another radio commercial for a mega, clearance, closeout, blow-out liquidation car-stereo sale?" -Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Go read a (messy-gorgeous-dark-and-twisty) book. Go.