"Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Doug Coupland on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Doug Coupland on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Doug Coupland on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Doug Coupland on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Doug Coupland on Albert Camus
"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."