(, born Ulrich Leonard Tolle on February 16, 1948) is a German-born Canadian resident, best known as the author of the The Power of Now and A New Earth, which were written in English. In 2011, he was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in the United States."
17.11.2011 [Huffington Post UK (blog)] - He nods to the table behind us where Shakti, the yoga teacher is reading a copy of Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth. I know I should apologise to her for my outburst a couple of weeks ago, but I just don't want to. I crunch on a few more almonds.
Many people live habitually as if the present moment were an obstacle that they need to overcome in order to get to the next moment, and imagine living your whole live like that. Always, this moment is not quite good enough because you need to get to the next one. - ABC News Interview