"The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Doug Coupland on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Doug Coupland on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Doug Coupland on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Doug Coupland on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Doug Coupland on Marilyn Monroe
"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 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."
"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."