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Chronocanine Envy:
Sadness experienced when one realized that, unlike one's dog, one cannot live only in the present tense. As Kierkegaard said, "Life must be lived forward.


Douglas Coupland

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Look, Neal, Hawaii is not some magical pixie wonderland; it’s an American state populated by atomi...
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We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be ...
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I connect fashion to other peoples' elegance, but not my own. I don't think I've ever fe...
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Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as we don't accidentally use metric mea...
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The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
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I think way back, the '20s or the '30s, when Kodak came out with the Brownie and they put a ...
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It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history onl...
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If a building looks better under construction than it does when finished, then it's a failure.
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There's much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because nu...
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If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just ...
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Six silent people in a room got me to thinking about the voice we hear in our heads when we read, th...
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In periods of rapid personal change, we pass through life as though we are spellcast. We speak in se...
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Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means ...
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I miss the silliness of the Nineties. What would society be like if 9/11 never happened? If that sil...
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By the age of twenty, you know you're not going to be a rock star. By twenty-five, you know you're n...
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In the spirit of Ethan's neurosis, we made a drywall list of keyboard buttons we would like to see: ...
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[...] and after those big strokes, what's to tell? We run out of things that make us individual very...
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In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.
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Eroticize intelligence.
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...we're told by TV and Reader's Digest that a crisis will trigger massive personal change--and that...
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The ideal is that someone comes in here and they can't make a direct attribution to any one person. ...
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I like being surrounded by good ideas. Every single time you walk past something you like, you get a...
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You see, when you're middle class, you have to live with the fact that history will ignore you. You ...
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The neighborhood I grew up in had this fence that surrounds the watershed. And if you go on the othe...
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Star Trek characters never go shopping.
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Time ticks by; we grow older. Before we know it, too much time has passed and we've missed the chanc...
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And then sometimes I think the people to feel saddest for are people who once knew what profoundness...
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Our conversations are never easy, but as I-we-get older, we are finding that our conversations must ...
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She says to me, but were we ever intimate? How intimate were we really? Sure, there were the ordinar...
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Sometimes I think the people to feel the saddest for are people who are unable to connect with the p...
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For there was once a time when we expected the worst. But then the worst happened, did it not? And s...
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I don't think anyone ever gets over anything in life; they merely get used to it.
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New York is a theme park for people with IQs over 108.
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As you grow older, it becomes harder to feel 100 percent happy; you learn all the things that can go...
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I think this is an alarming trend, Bethany, this whole 'passionate' thing. I'm guessing it started a...
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Maybe memories are like karaoke - where you realize up on the stage, with all those lyrics scrawling...
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Do you remember how you felt at seventeen? I do and I don't (...) Imagine you came from outer space ...
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maybe memories are like karaoke-where you realize up on the stage, with all those lyrics scrawling a...
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Is that all time is - our perception of how quickly it does or does not pass?
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I think money is due for some sort of collapse. People are going to realize that money has a half-li...
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Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler.
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North America can easily fragment quickly as did the Eastern Bloc in 1989.
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I had a lot of really terrible advice early in my writing career, and I cheesed off people without e...
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I've had maybe 20 jobs, big and small, and I've never hated any of them. At the same time, t...
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You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable c...
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Tofu hot dogs are actually scarier than real hot dogs. It's like wanting the worst possible meat...
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Her hair was totally Indian Woolworth perfume clerk. You know - sweet but dumb - she'll marry her wa...
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You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable c...
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You fear that if you lower your guard for even one second your whole world will disintegrate into ch...
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