TOP 25 Douglas Coupland Quotes (Author of Generation X) – Read Douglas Coupland Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • When you write, it’s just a much more crystalline, compressed version of the voice you think with – though not the one you speak with. I think your writing voice is your laser-guided missile. It’s the poetry part of you. – Douglas Coupland
  • Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships. – Douglas Coupland
  • The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. – Douglas Coupland
  • Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure. – Douglas Coupland
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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. – Douglas Coupland
  • Forget about being world famous, it’s hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence. – Douglas Coupland
  • Canadians can easily ‘pass for American’ as long as we don’t accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car. – Douglas Coupland
  • I think that to acknowledge a new generation is to acknowledge some degree of obsolescence in yourself, and that is very hard to do and often comes with undeniable anger. – Douglas Coupland
  • It’s very strange that most people don’t care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations. – Douglas Coupland
  • If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it’s a failure. – Douglas Coupland
  • I was at Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver for four years, and I loved it. – Douglas Coupland
  • If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. – Douglas 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. – Douglas Coupland
  • I began doing writing projects and art and design projects to explore a new way of seeing Canada. Roots is one more way of continuing this exploration. I want to present a wide-open Canadian sense of color, adventure, communication and openness that defines our country. – Douglas Coupland
  • To have a healthy culture, you have to have stable health care financing and stable arts financing and stable sports financing, and if you don’t have that, your culture becomes a parking lot. – Douglas Coupland
  • Christmas makes everything twice as sad. – Douglas Coupland
  • The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all. – Douglas Coupland
  • People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people’s families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own. – Douglas Coupland
  • If cats were double the size they are now, they’d probably be illegal. – Douglas Coupland
  • Sometimes failure isn’t an opportunity in disguise, it’s just you. – Douglas Coupland
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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. – Douglas Coupland
  • Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room. – Douglas Coupland
  • Everybody has basically the same family, it’s just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next. – Douglas Coupland
  • Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time. – Douglas Coupland
  • I was always the youngest person in class, skinny, scrawny, no good at sports. I asserted myself by being smart. But then I got to college and started to get C’s and D’s. That was fantastic. I no longer had to be the smartest person in the room. – Douglas 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. – Douglas Coupland
  • Flying dreams mean that you’re doing the right thing with your life. – Douglas Coupland
  • The person who needs the other person the least in a relationship is the stronger member. – Douglas Coupland
  • Men won’t read any email from a woman that’s over 200 words long. – Douglas Coupland
  • Workshops and seminars are basically financial speed dating for clueless people. – Douglas Coupland

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