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Summary

Doug Coupland is a famous Author from Canada, he is 55 years old and still alive, born December 30, 1961.

Biography

Besides writing novels, nonfiction and short stories have also created Coupland recognized works in design and visual arts, which is really what he was trained inside. His first novel from 1991 Generation X who received international recognition helped to spread the concepts such as McJob and Generation X.

He currently has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven nonfiction books and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Coupland has been described as "... perhaps today's most gifted interpreter of American mass culture" and "one of the great satirists of consumerism." A special feature of Coupland's novels is their synthesis of development novels portraying characters which are wound thoroughly into popular culture. He was born on a Canadian military base in Germany, but moved in 1965 to Canada.

Our collection contains 106 quotes who is written / told by Doug, under the main topics: Family, Pet.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Coupland

Famous quotes by Doug Coupland (106)


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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"
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"It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations"
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"If cats were double the size they are now, they'd probably be illegal"
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"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"
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"Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you"
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"Only losers make decisions when things are bad. The time to rejig your life is the time when it's seemingly smooth"
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"Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky"
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"Long lives aren't natural. We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention as toasters or penicillin"
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"If you're not a tree hugger, then you're a what, a tree hater?"
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"If you don't change, then what's the point of anything happening to you?"
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"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"
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"Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life"
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"Fate is for losers"
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"You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself"
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"When you crop the photo, you tell a lie"
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"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"
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"What if God exists except it turns out he doesn't really like people very much?"
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"The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself"
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"The person who needs the other person the least in a relationship is the stronger member"
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"Royalty is either going to do very well with cloning, or it's going to disappear completely"
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"One of the cruelest things you can do to another person is pretend you care about them more than you really do"
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"Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad ever lasts for very very long"
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"Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy than an unspoken dress code?"
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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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"Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence"
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"Failure is authentic, and because it's authentic, it's real and genuine, and because of that, it's a pure state of being"
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"Eagles are seagulls with a good hairdo"
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"Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as we don't accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car"
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"We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes"
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"Never loan a book to someone if you expect to get it back. Loaning books is the same as giving them away"
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"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"
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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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"It also allows you to look as though you're not particularly from the present, future or past, either"
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"If your life had lyrics, would they be any good?"
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"I've got 911 on speed dial"
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"Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time"
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"Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines: three things the world could live completely without"
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"Feeling unique is no indication of uniqueness"
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"Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next"
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"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"
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"Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living"
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"Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain"
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"You can never become rich unless you like rich people"
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"There are three things we cry about in life, things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent"
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"Purchased experiences don't count"
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"It's difficult to speak with beautiful people. No matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise, you still want them to like you"
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"In our heads we're all about 33 years old"
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"If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good, you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis"
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"Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine"
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"Christmas makes everything twice as sad"
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"Being asked what animal you'd like to be is a trick question; you're already an animal"
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"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"
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"We're rapidly approaching a world comprised entirely of jail and shopping"
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"There's much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world's probably a better place for it"
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"People will always choose more money over more sex"
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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"
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"Once you see someone lose it, you can never look at them the same way again"
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"Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair"
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"It's weird when people start sentences with 'frankly' - as if their other sentences don't count"
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"In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich"
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"If someone decides to be a musician now, it means because there is no hope of money at the end of it, it means they really want to be a musician. And if someone is writing now, there is no hope for money at the end of it"
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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 think the killers get far too much attention"
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"I think that in the future, clocks won't say three o'clock anymore. They'll just get right to the point and rename three o'clock 'Pepsi.'"
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"I think money is due for some sort of collapse. People are going to realize that money has a half-life, like radioactive elements"
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"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"
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"Every human being you see in the course of a day has a problem that's sucking up at least 70 percent of his or her radar"
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"Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking"
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"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"
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"Adventure without risk is Disneyland"
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"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"
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"When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture"
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"When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms, was he trading up or trading down?"
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"Tofu hot dogs are actually scarier than real hot dogs. It's like wanting the worst possible meat product without even the thrill of it actually being meat"
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"Thinking you're immortal is weirdly similar to being immortal"
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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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"There's a lot to be said for having a small manageable dream"
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"The real killers in the business world aren't the ones who aim for the top, it's the ones who aim for two notches below the top"
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"Lottery tickets are a surtax on desperation"
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"If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure"
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"Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters"
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"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"
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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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"A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out"
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"You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal"
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"Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed dating for clueless people"
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"Too much free time is certainly a monkey's paw in disguise. Most people can't handle a structureless life"
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"Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy"
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"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"
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"Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you"
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"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"
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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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"I find it hard to believe that human beings are the crowning achievement of life on earth. Something better than us has to come along"
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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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"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"
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"Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value"
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"Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos"
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"Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships"
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"A ring is a halo on your finger"
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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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"Where does personality end and brain damage begin?"
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"The universe hands you opportunities for a while, and if you don't take them, the universe says to itself, 'Oh I see, this person doesn't like opportunities' and stops giving them to you"
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"Quick. Name ten dead redheads"
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"Every single moment is a coincidence"
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"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"


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