"Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Doug Coupland on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Doug Coupland on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Doug Coupland on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Doug Coupland on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Doug Coupland on Joseph Stalin
"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."