"If someone decides to be a musician now, it means because there is no hope of money at the end of it, it means they really want to be a musician. And if someone is writing now, there is no hope for money at the end of it."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Doug Coupland on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Doug Coupland on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Doug Coupland on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Doug Coupland on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."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."