"We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Doug Coupland on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Doug Coupland on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Doug Coupland on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Doug Coupland on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Doug Coupland on Thomas Jefferson
"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."