"High school is such a shared experience in North American culture."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Doug Coupland on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Doug Coupland on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Doug Coupland on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Doug Coupland on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Doug Coupland on Mark Twain
"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."