"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Doug Coupland on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Doug Coupland on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Doug Coupland on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Doug Coupland on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Doug Coupland on Abraham Lincoln
"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."