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  • #1
    Douglas Coupland
    “All families are psychotic. Everybody has basically the same family - it's just reconfigured slightly different from one to the next.”
    Douglas Coupland, All Families are Psychotic

  • #2
    Douglas Coupland
    “...blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos. ”
    Douglas Coupland, All Families are Psychotic

  • #3
    J.D. Salinger
    “I'm sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.”
    J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

  • #4
    J.D. Salinger
    “Mothers are all slightly insane.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #5
    J.D. Salinger
    “Sleep tight, ya morons!”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #6
    J.D. Salinger
    “I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.”
    J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

  • #7
    J.D. Salinger
    “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.”
    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

  • #8
    Douglas Coupland
    “This was not a good idea coming home for Christmas. I'm too old. Years ago, coming back from schools or trips, I always expected some sort of new perspective or fresh insight about the family on returning. That doesn't happen anymore-the days of revelation about my parents, at least, are over... its time to move on. I think we'd all appreciate that.”
    Douglas Coupland, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
    tags: family

  • #9
    Douglas Coupland
    “At least there's nothing scary about him and hopefully he doesn't see anything scary in me. We go way back, to summer camp. We KNOW each other. People I don't know just make me want to say YIKES! I'll take history over mystery any day of the week.”
    Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

  • #10
    Toni Morrison
    “...a habit that had become one of those necessary things for the night... surely a body-friendly if not familiar-lying next to you. Someone whose touch is a reassurance, not an affront or a nuissance. Whose heavy breathing neither enrages nor discusts you, but amuses you like that of a cherished pet.”
    Toni Morrison, Jazz

  • #11
    Douglas Coupland
    “I think of how the person who needs the other person the least in a relationship is the stronger member.”
    Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

  • #12
    Paulo Coelho
    “You have to take risks, he said. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun--and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven't perceived that moment, that it doesn't exist--that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment. It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. But that moment exists--a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.”
    Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

  • #13
    Paulo Coelho
    “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
    Paulo Coelho, Brida

  • #14
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true meaning of life.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #15
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #16
    Theresa Rebeck
    “I may be a slut, but I'm a slut who is growing a conscience.”
    Theresa Rebeck

  • #17
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    “People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren't already complicated enough.”
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

  • #18
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón
    “Paris is the only city in the world where starving to death is still considered an art.”
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

  • #19
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World



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