Douglas Coupland Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old douglas coupland quotes, douglas coupland sayings, and douglas coupland proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.     

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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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Look, Neal, Hawaii is not some magical pixie wonderland; it's an American state populated by atomic weapons, a remnant native population and people too stupid to spell their way out of a paper bag. Most of them came here to escape pathetic lives in the forty nine other states, so in some sense, Hawaii is a scenic cul-de-sac filled with people who want to drink themselves to death without feeling judged.     

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I don't deserve a soul, yet I still have one. I know because it hurts.     

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Sometimes it feels as if everything in life is just something we haul to the grave.     

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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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Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you.     

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Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.     

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Every single moment is a coincidence.     

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If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.     

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Sometimes you can't realize you're in a bad mood until another person enters your orbit.     

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Aliens didn't come down to Earth and give us technology. We invented it ourselves. Therefore it can never be alienating; it can only be an expression of our humanity.     

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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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If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure.     

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Storytelling is ultimately a creative act of pattern recognition. Through characters, plot and setting, a writer creates places where previously invisible truths become visible. Or the storyteller posits a series of dots that the reader can connect.     

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Unhappiness is something we are never taught about; we are taught to expect happiness, but never a Plan B to use to use when the happiness doesn't arrive.     

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A ring is a halo on your finger.     

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

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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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Letting go of randomness is one of the hardest decisions a person can make.     

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Nobody cares about worthiness. People care about what is real inside of you.     

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Adventure without risk is Disneyland.     

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

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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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I have trouble with seafood because it tastes like a dock.     

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Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.     

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

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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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With the first drink comes the truth, with the second drink comes wishful thinking, and with the third drink come the lies     

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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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