"Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time."
"God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."Doug Coupland on Voltaire
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Doug Coupland on Oprah Winfrey
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."Doug Coupland on Jim Valvano
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."Doug Coupland on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."Doug Coupland on Brian Tracy
"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."
"Most people have no idea how to politely answer a phone. The English do, and it's been their only major business advantage for the past two centuries."