Zitat des Tages von Douglas Coupland:
Every single moment is a coincidence.
Purchased experiences don't count.
Earth was not built for six billion people all running around and being passionate about things. The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs.
Ten commandments yet seven deadly sins: conflict?
Everybody has basically the same family, it's just reconfigured slightly differently from one to the next.
If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.
I don't know how anyone gets anything done in cities. How can you live somewhere like London or New York, when there are 81 things to do every night? Awful. Give me solitude and space any time.
Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad ever lasts for very very long.
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.
I've never gone on Facebook or MySpace.
Being asked what animal you'd like to be is a trick question; you're already an animal.
Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking.
If your life had lyrics, would they be any good?
Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.
We need to be around our families not because we have so many shared experiences to talk about, but instead because they know precisely which subjects to avoid.
Storytelling is ultimately a creative act of pattern recognition. Through characters, plot and setting, a writer creates places where previously invisible truths become visible. Or the storyteller posits a series of dots that the reader can connect.
Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life.
I think the killers get far too much attention.
If you don't change, then what's the point of anything happening to you?
I always thought of words as art supplies.
Only losers make decisions when things are bad. The time to rejig your life is the time when it's seemingly smooth.
You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life.
Aliens didn't come down to Earth and give us technology. We invented it ourselves. Therefore it can never be alienating; it can only be an expression of our humanity.
I think money is due for some sort of collapse. People are going to realize that money has a half-life, like radioactive elements.
I grew up in airports and on air bases. I know what flying and airports can be. And most airports make me feel like we're about three per cent better than ants. Especially U.S. airports. They're zoos. All civility is gone.
Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
I tend to look for pathologies everywhere.
Is there anything in the world more annoyingly creepy than an unspoken dress code?
If cats were double the size they are now, they'd probably be illegal.
I don't know if it's a very smart idea to admire the living.
Given the infinite number of coincidences that could happen, very few ever actually do. The universe exists in a coincidence-hating state of anti-fluke.
I will say that my days are spent solitary and somewhat lost in thought, and every single time I inadvertently wear my shirt inside out in public, I bump into my sister-in-law at the grocery store.
Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler.
What exactly is it that humans do that is specifically human? There has to be something. How odd it is for billions of people to be alive, yet not one of them is really quite sure of what makes people people.
Some people think fashion is frivolous but it's not... it's just that some ideas come and go quickly, and that's the nature of the language of fashion.
We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place.