Chuck Palahniuk Thinks Predictably Morbid Thoughts

Chuck Palahniuk. Photo: Getty Images.

"The vast Missoula floods that scoured the Pacific Northwest — either that, or Marilyn Monroe's death." Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, on the historical event he'd like to have witnessed firsthand [The A.V. Club]

"Sometimes the industry has the habit of making the same movies over and over again." —Bob "Understatement" Weinstein, co-chair of Dimension, on the disappointing box-office performance of horror movies [LAT]

"Most of my teachers told me I should be a writer, but I just never took it seriously until I got bored enough to do it." —Best-selling erotic-fiction author Zane, who has 2.7 million copies of her books in print [CNN]

"Absolutely everyone in the country had something to say about it. I thought, 'At the end of the day, I am going to be the one looking after this baby in the middle of the night, and it doesn't affect you.''" —17-year-old mother and Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes [People]

"We think recycled paper is great."Rolling Stone deputy managing editor Eric Bates, commenting on the new, "greener" Rolling Stone, which uses no recycled paper [NYT]