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Doug Coupland Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Doug Coupland Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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

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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

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

 

Being asked what animal you'd like to be is a trick question;
you're already an animal.
- Doug Coupland

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.
- Doug Coupland

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


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

Christmas makes everything twice as sad.
- Doug Coupland

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

Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth
get things handed to them on platters.
- Doug Coupland

Gap clothing allows you to look like you're from nowhere and anywhere.
- Doug Coupland

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.
- Doug Coupland

Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the
subject that clears out a room.
- Doug Coupland

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

Fondue sets, martini shakers and juicing machines:
three things the world could live completely without.
- Doug Coupland

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

If our subconscious was attractive, we wouldn't have
to bury it down deep within us.
- Doug Coupland

There's nothing cure or funny or lovable about being cheap.
It's a total turn-off.
- Doug Coupland

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer,
simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.
- Doug Coupland

It's difficult to speak with beautiful people.
No matter how hard you try to pretend otherwise,
you still want them to like you.
- Doug Coupland

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

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

The future and eternity are two entirely different things.
- Doug Coupland

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

Purchased experiences don't count.
- Doug Coupland

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

I don't want any vegetables, thank you.
I paid for the cow to eat them for me.
- Doug Coupland

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.
- Doug Coupland

I know it's not cat food, but what exactly is it that
they put inside of tinned ravioli?
- Doug Coupland

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

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

Long lives aren't natural.
We forget that senior citizens are as much an invention
as toasters or penicillin.
- Doug Coupland

Clowns drink to blot out the ravages of terrifying children for a living.
- 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

The harder you try to become the opposite of your parents,
the more quickly you become them.
- 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

Quick.
Name ten dead redheads.
- Doug Coupland

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

Figure out what it is in life you don't do well,
and then don't do it.
- 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

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

Depression is when you have lots of love,
but no one's taking.
- Doug Coupland

You can never become rich unless you like rich people.
- Doug Coupland

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

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

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.'
- Doug Coupland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Doug Coupland

You spend a much larger part of your life being old,
not young.
- Doug Coupland

It's weird when people start sentences with 'frankly' -
as if their other sentences don't count.
- Doug Coupland

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
- Doug Coupland

Technology favors horrible people.
- Doug Coupland

I want pills called September 10.
You take one and your mind feels like the 11th never happened.
- Doug Coupland

Star Trek characters never go shopping.
- 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

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

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

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

Feeling unique is no indication of uniqueness.
- Doug Coupland


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