I don't think anyone ever gets over anything in life; they merely get used to it.

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland

Profession: Author
Nationality: Canadian

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Jesus, Neal, watching you eat with a spork is like seeing Helen Keller at a ladies' afternoon tea.

Youth is the time of life lived for some imaginary audience.

When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms, was he trading up or trading down?


And then sometimes I think the people to feel saddest for are people who once knew what profoundness was, but who lost or became numb to the sensation of wonder – people who closed the doors that leads us into the secret world – or who had the doors closed for them by time and neglect and decisions made in times of weakness.

When you think about Twitter and you think what a dumb stupid throwaway technology, and then you have the Iranian elections and it actually saves the day - you can't prejudge technologies now because they have effects you may not have intended.

Mediums change you by their very existence. They do this on fundamental levels because they force you to favour certain parts of your brain over others.

Money isn't money anymore. Time doesn't feel like time anymore. Your sense of community, it's evaporated, too, or it's turned into something you visit at 2 A.M. on a website.

Every human being you see in the course of a day has a problem that's sucking up at least 70 percent of his or her radar.

Your brain forms roughly 10,000 new cells every day, but unless they hook up to preexisting cells with strong memories, they die. Serves them right.

I wonder that all things seem to be from hell these days: dates, jobs, parties, weather…Could the situation be that we no longer believe in that particular place? Or maybe we were all promised heaving in our lifetimes, and what we ended up with can't hep but suffer in comparison.

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.

The universe hands you opportunities for a while, and if you don't take them, the universe says to itself, 'Oh I see, this person doesn't like opportunities' and stops giving them to you.

This is not an apartment in which fresh vegetables are consumed. It smells like a dead spice rack.