Doug Coupland Quotes (137 quotes)
All Families are Psychotic (2001)
“One of the cruelest things you can do to another person is pretend you care about them more than you really do.”
Life After God (1994)
“[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.”
JPod: A Novel (2006)
“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.”
Hey Nostradamus! (2004)
“A man is in a bookstore and he buys a book on loneliness — every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out.”
Eleanor Rigby: A Novel (2004). Similar quote also in: Player One (2010)
Chapter title in "Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture" (1991)
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Born: December 30, 1961 (age 55)
Bio: Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal training. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularized terms such as McJob and Generation X.
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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”