Quotes by Douglas Coupland

Fate is for losers.
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Quick. Name ten dead redheads.
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A ring is a halo on your finger.
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Check our mobile app on:
I've got 911 on speed dial.
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Technology favors horrible people.
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You're smarter than TV. So what?
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Every single moment is a coincidence.
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Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
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Eagles are seagulls with a good hairdo.
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Purchased experiences don't count.
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Follow us on:
Star Trek characters never go shopping.
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Christmas makes everything twice as sad.
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When you crop the photo, you tell a lie.
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I always thought of words as art supplies.
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I tend to look for pathologies everywhere.
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I've never gone on Facebook or MySpace.
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Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation.
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Nobody likes being told who or what they are.
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Feeling unique is no indication of uniqueness.
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If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.
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I think the killers get far too much attention.
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In our heads we're all about 33 years old.
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If your life had lyrics, would they be any good?
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Ten commandments yet seven deadly sins: conflict?
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Any passion to collect has some meaning behind it.
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Where does personality end and brain damage begin?
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If nothing else, we simply get used to being alive.
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People will always choose more money over more sex.
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I'm agoraphobic. I can't deal with crowds.
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I think social and moral disengagement is repugnant.
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Self-delusion is one of the funniest things there is.
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The 1990s felt like the 1990s in a real and good way.
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God is what keeps us together after the love is gone.
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You can never become rich unless you like rich people.
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Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.
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New York is a theme park for people with IQs over 108.
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Twinkies are more natural than most TV-interview shows.
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Your body isn't just a body. It's an ecosystem.
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Telling people they look relaxed makes them look relaxed.
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I have trouble with seafood because it tastes like a dock.
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The future and eternity are two entirely different things.
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If I don't learn something new every year, I go crazy.
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The urge to reincarnate while still alive is near universal.
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You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal.
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You spend a much larger part of your life being old, not young.
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You can only fall in love six times in your life. Choose wisely.
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Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos.
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Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky.
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TV didn't kill radio, it just added something new to the mix.
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High school is such a shared experience in North American culture.
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There's a lot to be said for having a small manageable dream.
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My Google existence is probably larger than a lot of people's.
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Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking.
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Thinking you're immortal is weirdly similar to being immortal.
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The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
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I don't know if it's a very smart idea to admire the living.
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Writing is largely about time, while visual art is largely about space.
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If you're not a tree hugger, then you're a what, a tree hater?
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Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life.
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Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living.
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North America can easily fragment quickly as did the Eastern Bloc in 1989.
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Cellphones have, if nothing else, turned TV crime writers into lazy sloths.
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If cats were double the size they are now, they'd probably be illegal.
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Gap clothing allows you to look like you're from nowhere and anywhere.
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Men won't read any email from a woman that's over 200 words long.
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My life is neither a disaster nor supernatural, yet it is an unlikely event.
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Once you see someone lose it, you can never look at them the same way again.
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We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place.
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Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you.
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The thing about the future is that it never feels the way we thought it would.
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The thing with bookshelves, no matter how many you have, you always fill them.
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Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine.
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When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms, was he trading up or trading down?
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We're rapidly approaching a world comprised entirely of jail and shopping.
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Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad ever lasts for very very long.
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Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed dating for clueless people.
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Figure out what it is in life you don't do well, and then don't do it.
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Everyone wants to share what he or she has learned with someone who really cares.
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Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time.
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I keep vampire hours, going to bed at 2 A.M. and waking up at about 10:30-11 A.M.
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In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.
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Comedy is the difference between how you see a person and how they see themselves.
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Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy than an unspoken dress code?
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If you don't change, then what's the point of anything happening to you?
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Sometimes I wonder if the world is too interesting and too boring at the same time.
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I don't want any vegetables, thank you. I paid for the cow to eat them for me.
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Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.
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What if God exists except it turns out he doesn't really like people very much?
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I love working out how things are made, which is why I have so many models of towers.
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Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room.
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Sometimes it feels as if everything in life is just something we haul into the grave.
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I grew up with three brothers, so nearly everything I had was destroyed or made fun of.
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Life always kills you in the end, but first it prevents you from getting what you want.
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We are a dreadful species indeed, and deserve whatever it is our techno-baubles do to us.
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Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters.
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The person who needs the other person the least in a relationship is the stronger member.
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If our subconscious was attractive, we wouldn't have to bury it down deep within us.
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I miss my pre-Internet brain, but that doesn't help anything. We can only go forward.
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I was at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver for four years, and I loved it.
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Even when you take a holiday from technology, technology doesn't take a break from you.
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There's nothing cure or funny or lovable about being cheap. It's a total turn-off.
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The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents, the more quickly you become them.
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I'm always looking for things that are so incredibly present that they become invisible.
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I know it's not cat food, but what exactly is it that they put inside of tinned ravioli?
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The thing about the end of the world is that not just the West collapses, the whole world does.
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The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all.
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I want pills called September 10. You take one and your mind feels like the 11th never happened.
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