Because life is a series of edits

JPod Quotes

In Books, Writers on December 10, 2007 at 2:00 am

Three favorite quotes (among others) from various characters in Douglas Coupland's JPod:

  • "You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal."
  • "After a week of intense googling, we've started to burn out knowing the answer to everything. God must feel that way all the time. I think people in the year 2020 are going to be nostalgic for the sensation of feeling clueless."
  • "It turns out 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. I can't imagine anything worse than that. Okay, maybe I can, but imagine reading the morning newspaper and believing it all to be true on some level."

His storylines go nowhere and his characters are all the same, but when it comes to cultural observation wrapped in irony and realism, there's nobody better. I love Douglas Coupland.


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