"We want our idols to be dead because it makes death a much less scary place."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Doug Coupland on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Doug Coupland on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Doug Coupland on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Doug Coupland on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Doug Coupland on Helen Keller
"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."