"A bland smile is like a green light at an intersection, it feels good when you get one, but you forget it the moment you're past it."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Doug Coupland on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Doug Coupland on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Doug Coupland on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Doug Coupland on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Doug Coupland on Abraham Lincoln
"Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives."
"The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself."
"The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all."
"Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure."
"Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time."