Chuck Palahniuk’s Snowflake Quote Inspires Insult

By January 26, 2017Authors, Political

London Evening Standard have confirmation from Chuck Palahniuk, that the now-popular insult “snowflake” is indeed from his book, Fight Club.

Speaking from his home in Oregan, Chuck told the LES: “It does come from Fight Club. There is a line, ‘You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.




Speaking to Londoner’s Diary in the LES, Chuck commented on the use of the term ‘snowflake’ today and what he believes is the root of the problem:

“There is a kind of new Victorianism. Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended. The modern Left is always reacting to things, once they get their show on the road culturally they will stop being so offended… That’s just my bullsh*t opinion.”

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Personally I am always happy to see literature being acknowledged in the wider world, and perhaps more people will read Chuck’s novels when they know he penned their favourite insult? Goodness knows we need more people reading and expanding their minds a little.

What are your thoughts, Reading Addicts?




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