"When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Doug Coupland on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Doug Coupland on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Doug Coupland on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Doug Coupland on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Doug Coupland on William Shakespeare
"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."