Life is so expensive.

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland

Profession: Author
Nationality: Canadian

Life is so expensive. Douglas Coupland

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Microserfs (1995) p28 'He's thinking of quitting [Microsoft] to be a pixelation broker, going around to museums to digitize their paintings.

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.

When I look at my daily schedule, I feel like a trout flopping about on a dock, drowning in the air. Some people are ruthless with their schedules. Not me. I wing it.

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

I'm not patient - and I'm getting more impatient as I get older - but I am disciplined about writing, and I want that on my tombstone: 'He wasn't patient, but he was disciplined.'

Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you.

Royalty is either going to do very well with cloning, or it's going to disappear completely.

It's what makes us different from every other creature in the world - we have time. And we have choices.

I've become a day writer: most people start as night writers, and I used to be, but something happened to my endocrine system. I do miss the 3 A.M. writing jags.

Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy.

He'd probably no more view his life as a story than he would view his life that of a sea cucumber.

All families are psychotic. Everybody has basically the same family – it's just reconfigured slightly different from one to the next.

Please stop putting quotes from Nietzsche at the end of your emails. Five years ago you were laughing your guts out over American Pie 2. What — suddenly you've magically turned into Noam Chomsky?

In our heads we're all about 33 years old.