Doug Coupland Quotes (137 quotes)
“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)
“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.”
Eleanor Rigby: A Novel (2004)
All Families are Psychotic (2001)
“[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)
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Born: December 30, 1961 (age 57)
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.