Douglas Coupland Quotes

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"Everyone has a gripping stranger in their lives, Andy, a stranger who unwittingly possesses a bizarre hold over you. Maybe it's the kid in cut-offs who mows your lawn or the woman wearing white shoulders who stamps your book at the library - a stranger who, if you were to come home and find a message from them on your answering machine saying, "Drop everything. I love you. Come away with me now to Florida," you'd follow them." Douglas Coupland
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I Love You   

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"You fear that if you lower your guard for even one second your whole world will disintegrate into chaos" Douglas Coupland
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Chaos   

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"It was like those stories you read of small villages where dinner was on the table and everyone just vanished." Douglas Coupland
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"The ideal is that someone comes in here and they can't make a direct attribution to any one person. They can't say, 'That's a Doug thing', or 'That's a Graham thing'. In a weird way, if that happens we've failed." Douglas Coupland
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"You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself" Douglas Coupland
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"Tell me you feel this fire" Douglas Coupland
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Fire   

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"You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog" Douglas Coupland
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"Your ability to rationalize your own bad deeds makes you believe that the whole world is as amoral as you are" Douglas Coupland
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Ability   

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"Your fear of change is too clearly visible in your eyes" Douglas Coupland
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"We went from being boring little Canada to a sexy country of sin overnight? We are not used to being trendy or hip." Douglas Coupland
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Canada   

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"Could the situation be that we no longer believe in that particular place? Or maybe we were all promised Heaven in our lifetimes, and what we ended up with can't help but suffer in comparison." Douglas Coupland
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Heaven   

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"We decided that the French could never write user-friendly software because they're so rude." Douglas Coupland
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Canadian Writer   

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"I think the killers get far too much attention." Douglas Coupland
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"After many decades of cultural saturation, kits themselves have begun to feed themselves back into the constructed world -- to the point where it's hard to tell where their influence begins and ends." Douglas Coupland
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"High school is such a shared experience in North American culture." Douglas Coupland
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Canadian Writer    Culture   

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"You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog." Douglas Coupland
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Canadian Writer   

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"You wait for fate to bring about the changes in life which you should be bringing about by yourself." Douglas Coupland
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Canadian Writer   

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"Your ability to rationalize your own bad deeds makes you believe that the whole world is as amoral as you are." Douglas Coupland
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