"Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Doug Coupland on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Doug Coupland on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Doug Coupland on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Doug Coupland on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Doug Coupland on Dalai Lama
"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."
"Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that you have too much free time."
"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."