"Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Doug Coupland on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Doug Coupland on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Doug Coupland on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Doug Coupland on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Doug Coupland on Ray Charles
"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."