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.

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland

Profession: Author
Nationality: Canadian

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The thing about the future is that it never feels the way we thought it would.

Lonely people want to be dead, yet we're still not quite ready to go—we don't want to miss the action; we want to see who wins next year's Academy Awards.

Your body isn't just a body. It's an ecosystem.

This was unexpected, my soul's connection to you. You stole my loneliness. No one knows that I was wishing for you, a thief, to enter my house of autonomy, that I had locked my doors but my windows were open, hoping, but not believing, you would enter.

The sixties are like a theme park to them. They wear the costume, buy their tickets, and they have the experience.

Our achievements may make us interesting, Tyler, but our darkness makes us lovable.

Feeling unique is no indication of uniqueness.

You know how sometimes after an afternoon nap you wake up with the shakes or anxiety? That's what happened to me. I couldn't remember who I was or where I was or what time of year it was or anything. All I knew was that I was. I felt so wide open, so vulnerable, like a great big field that's just been harvested.

If you don't change, then what's the point of anything happening to you?

The belief that tomorrow is a different place from today is certainly a unique hallmark of our species.

You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you worry you are an interchangeable cog.

We threw chew toys to Misty, Mom's golden retriever that she bought two years ago secondhand. Misty was supposed to be a seeing-eye dog, but she failed her exam because she's too affectionate. It's a flaw we don't mind.

Brennan remembers a Nortel recruiting truck showing up at a Newbridge mass termination meeting at the local hockey arena and offers this practical advice: If all the meeting rooms are booked at the same time, it means something's up. By something, he means firings.

I think God is how you deal with everything that's out of your own control.