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Doug Coupland Quotes and Sayings

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People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families.
The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
- Doug Coupland

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If cats were double the size they are now,
they'd probably be illegal.
- Doug Coupland

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that
you have too much free time.
- Doug Coupland

 

Cloning is great.
If God made the original, then making copies should be fine.
- Doug Coupland

Earth was not built for six billion people all running
around and being passionate about things.
The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs.
- Doug Coupland

Life always kills you in the end, but first it prevents
you from getting what you want.
- Doug Coupland

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If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories
where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made,
I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil.
- Doug Coupland

Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside,
pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.
- Doug Coupland

I've got 911 on speed dial.
- Doug Coupland

Feeling unique is no indication of uniqueness.
- Doug Coupland

You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you.
Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life.
- Doug Coupland

There are three things we cry about in life,
things that are lost, things that are found,
and things that are magnificent.
- Doug Coupland

Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives;
the rest is filler.
- Doug Coupland

Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as
we don't accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car.
- Doug Coupland

The person who needs the other person the least in
a relationship is the stronger member.
- Doug Coupland

Too much free time is certainly a monkey's paw in disguise.
Most people can't handle a structureless life.
- Doug Coupland

Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have
almost nothing in common except for the fact they've
been told they have lots in common.
- Doug Coupland

I think the killers get far too much attention.
- Doug Coupland

Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad ever
lasts for very very long.
- Doug Coupland

Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life.
- Doug Coupland

Florida isn't so much a place where one goes to reinvent oneself,
as it is a place where one goes if one no longer wished to be found.
- Doug Coupland

I like doing radio because it's so intimate.
The moment people hear your voice, you're inside there heads,
not only that, you're in there laying eggs.
- Doug Coupland

Your brain forms roughly 10,000 new cells every day,
but unless they hook up to preexisting cells with strong memories,
they die.
Serves them right.
- Doug Coupland

In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.
- Doug Coupland

We're rapidly approaching a world comprised entirely of jail and shopping.
- Doug Coupland

A ring is a halo on your finger.
- Doug Coupland

A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection,
it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you're past it.
- Doug Coupland

It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present,
future or past, either.
- Doug Coupland

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos.
- Doug Coupland

High school is such a shared experience in North American culture.
- Doug Coupland

Big companies are like marching bands.
Even if half the band is playing random notes,
it still sounds kind of like music.
The concealment of failure is built into them.
- Doug Coupland

In our heads we're all about 33 years old.
- Doug Coupland

Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back.
Loaning books is the same as giving them away.
- Doug Coupland

If you're not a tree hugger, then you're a what,
a tree hater?
- Doug Coupland

You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually
are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog.
- Doug Coupland

Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed
dating for clueless people.
- Doug Coupland

Thinking you're immortal is weirdly similar to being immortal.
- Doug Coupland

With Google I'm starting to burn out on knowing the answer to everything.
People in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for
the sensation of feeling clueless.
- Doug Coupland

People will always choose more money over more sex.
- Doug Coupland

Quick.
Name ten dead redheads.
- Doug Coupland

Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy
than an unspoken dress code?
- Doug Coupland

Eagles are seagulls with a good hairdo.
- Doug Coupland

Where does personality end and brain damage begin?
- Doug Coupland

Purchased experiences don't count.
- Doug Coupland

Once you establish a look, and once everybody recognizes that look as your look,
you never have to think about fashion again.
- Doug Coupland

If nothing else, we simply get used to being alive.
- Doug Coupland

Every single moment is a coincidence.
- Doug Coupland

You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life
which you should be bringing about by yourself.
- Doug Coupland

Once you see someone lose it, you can never look at them the same way again.
- Doug Coupland

Telling people they look relaxed makes them look relaxed.
- Doug Coupland

Fate is for losers.
- Doug Coupland

Before machines the only form of entertainment people
really had was relationships.
- Doug Coupland

If you don't change, then what's the point of anything happening to you?
- Doug Coupland

I think money is due for some sort of collapse.
People are going to realize that money has a half-life,
like radioactive elements.
- Doug Coupland

Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation.
- Doug Coupland

Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic,
it's real and genuine, and because of that,
it's a pure state of being.
- Doug Coupland

When we constantly ask for miracles,
we're unraveling the fabric of the world.
A world of continuous miracles would not be a world,
it would be a cartoon.
- Doug Coupland

Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise,
it's just you.
- Doug Coupland

When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms,
was he trading up or trading down?
- Doug Coupland

God is what keeps us together after the love is gone.
- Doug Coupland

On TV people look at your hair and then they look at your skin,
and then they look at your clothes, and by the time
they're listening to what you're saying,
you're off the screen.
- Doug Coupland

Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone.
The English do, and it's been their only major business
advantage for the past two centuries.
- Doug Coupland

Human beings are the only animal that thinks they change
who they are simply by moving to a different place.
Birds migrate, but it's not quite the same thing.
- Doug Coupland

If God drives a car, He'd drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham
sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof,
with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window.
- Doug Coupland

What if God exists except it turns out he doesn't really like people very much?
- Doug Coupland

We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place.
- Doug Coupland

Only losers make decisions when things are bad.
The time to rejig your life is the time when it's seemingly smooth.
- Doug Coupland

We need to be around our families not because we have
so many shared experiences to talk about,
but instead because they know precisely which subjects to avoid.
- Doug Coupland

Nature is one great big wood-chipper.
Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood,
bones and hair.
- Doug Coupland

Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just
getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence.
- Doug Coupland


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