Douglas Coupland | On Life

"Life is like throwing a frisbee in a graveyard; much of the pleasure of your dealings with your friends will stem from the contrast between your sparkling youth and the ink you now know lies at your feet.

You will see the effects of dark secrets making themselves known - via their minds and bodies and via the stories your friends will begin tell you in the morning as you put iodine on their bruises, arrange for tetanus shots, dial 911, and listen to them cry. The only pay back for all of this - for the conversion of their once-young hearts into tar - will be that you will love your friends more, even though they have made you see the universe as an emptier and scarier place - and they will love you more, too.

Our achievements make us interesting, but our darkness makes us loveable. Beauty and sadness are woven together; even Frankenstein gets lonely."
Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet.
The best book I have read in over a year! It takes place in the 90's and I love the main character despite the fact he is kind of a douchebag and he messes things up with his soulmate because he is just as confused as I am.

p.s. more quotes from this book HERE and HERE


  1. i am in need of a good book, and since we've been on the same page regarding our favorites (hah! "on the same page!" no pun intended!) I'll have to give this a shot.

  2. Wow, great quote. I'm going to have to read that book :)



  3. That is a nice quote. You have an adorable blog! Glad I found it and am now following. :) I'm excited to read your future posts.

    Hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend!



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