Canada Quotes

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Jon   Stewart
“I've been to Canada, and I've always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.”
Jon Stewart

Peter Singer
“To protest about bullfighting in Spain, the eating of dogs in South Korea, or the slaughter of baby seals in Canada while continuing to eat eggs from hens who have spent their lives crammed into cages, or veal from calves who have been deprived of their mothers, their proper diet, and the freedom to lie down with their legs extended, is like denouncing apartheid in South Africa while asking your neighbors not to sell their houses to blacks.”
Peter Singer, Animal Liberation

Rick Riordan
“Here's a tip, Alyconeus. Next time you choose the biggest state for your home, don't set up base in the part that's only 10 miles wide.
Welcome to Canada, idiot.”
Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

Michael Ondaatje
“I have spent weeks in the desert, forgetting to look at the moon, he says, as a married man may spend days never looking into the face of his wife. These are not sins of omission but signs of pre-occuopation.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Britney Spears
“I get to go to overseas places, like Canada.”
Britney Spears

Craig Ferguson
“Canada is not the party. Its the apartment above the party.”
craig ferguson

“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”
John G. Diefenbaker

Sara Gruen
“How is it that everyone on this train has so much alcohol?"
"We always head to Canada at the beginning of the season," she says taking her seat again. "Their laws are much more civilized. Cheers.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Adam Rex
“Can I see some ID?"

"WE DON'T HAVE ID," said Jay, loudly. "'CAUSE WE'RE CANADIAN. WE DON'T USE ID...THERE. AND THAT'S WHY WE LOOK SO YOUNG. 'CAUSE WE'RE CANADIAN."

Doug stiffened. Jay sounded crazy. Doug tried looking extra sane to even things out.”
Adam Rex, Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story

Patrick Califia-Rice
“...my body has become
another country
and I feel like an unemployed
illegal alien
how will I survive
where I do not belong
I belong with you”
Patrick Califia-Rice

“In the United States I have always believed that there was a big difference between Conservative and stupid. Boy is it getting harder to prove that one by the minute.”
Rick Mercer

Sarah McLachlan
“Oh darkness, I feel like letting go.”
Sarah McLachlan

RuPaul
“It's a sort of piss-take on culture, because a drag queen is a clown - a parody of our society. It's a sarcastic spoof on culture, which allows us to laugh at ourselves - but in a way that is inclusive of everyone.”
RuPaul

Sarah Vowell
“Because of the "city upon a hill" sound bite, "A Model of Christian Charity" is one of the formative documents outlining the idea of America. But dig deep into its communitarian ethos and it reads more like an America that might have been, an America fervently devoted to the quaint goals of working together and getting along. Of course, this America does exist. It's called Canada.”
Sarah Vowell, The Wordy Shipmates

“Mon pays ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver.”
Gilles Vigneault

Craig Ferguson
“It 's the time of year when Canadians mate.”
Craig Ferguson

Annie Proulx
“By January it had always been winter.”
Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

“My first trip to Canada has been great!”
Cody Simpson

Adam Rex
“What part of Canada are you from, honey?"

"THE LEFT PART," said Jay.”
Adam Rex, Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story

“As opposition leader, [Stephen Harper] wrote in the Montreal Gazette in the year before he came to power: 'Information is the lifeblood of a democracy. Without adequate access to key information about government policies and programs, citizens and parliamentarians cannot make informed decisions and incompetent or corrupt governments can be hidden under a cloak of secrecy.'

When he became prime minister, his attitude appeared to undergo a shift of considerable proportions. It often took the Conservatives twice as long as previous governments to handle access requests. Sometimes it took six months to a year.”
Lawrence Martin, Harperland: The Politics Of Control

Margaret Atwood
“Every Canadian has a complicated relationship with the United States, whereas Americans think of Canada as the place where the weather comes from.”
Margaret Atwood

“It has been our experience that American houses insist on very comprehensive editing; that English houses as a rule require little or none and are inclined to go along with the author's script almost without query. The Canadian practice is just what you would expect--a middle-of-the-road course. We think the Americans edit too heavily and interfere with the author's rights. We think that the English publishers don't take enough editorial responsibility. Naturally, then, we consider our editing to be just about perfect. There's no doubt about it, we Canadians are a superior breed! (in a letter to author Margaret Laurence, dated May, 1960)”
Jack McClelland, Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters

“North of the 49th parallel we value equality; south of it, they treasure freedom.”
Michael Adams
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Jan Wong
“Living in China has made me appreciate my own country, with its tiny, ethnically diverse population of unassuming donut-eaters.”
Jan Wong, Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now

“To survive the Canadian winter, one needs a body of brass, eyes of glass, and blood made of brandy.”
Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce Lahontan

“For [Stephen] Harper, a national daycare plan bordered on being a socialist scheme, a phrase he had once used to describe the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. For [Paul] Martin, whose plan would have transferred to the provinces $5 billion over five years, the national program was what Canadianism was all about. "Think about it this way," [Martin] said. "What if, decades ago, Tommy Douglas and my father and Lester Pearson had considered the idea of medicare and then said, 'Forget it! Let's just give people twenty-five dollars a week.' You want a fundamental difference between Mr. Harper and myself? Well, this is it.”
Lawrence Martin, Harperland: The Politics Of Control

Scaachi Koul
“And while Canada purports to be multicultural, Toronto in particular, a place where everyone is holding hands and cops are handing out ice cream cones instead of, say, shooting black men, our inability to talk about race and its complexities actually means our racism is arguably more insidious. We rarely acknowledge it, and when we do, we're punished, as if we're speaking badly of an elderly relative who can't help but make fun of the Irish. The white majority doesn't like being reminded that the cultural landscape is still flawed, still broken...”
Scaachi Koul, One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

“Tax is not a four-letter word; rather, it's the price we pay for the country we want.”
Alex Himelfarb, Tax Is Not a Four-Letter Word: A Different Take on Taxes in Canada

Heather O'Neill
“I was always moved when mean people were suddenly nice to me. It was a weakness that would lead me into some bad relationships later in life.”
Heather O'Neill, Lullabies for Little Criminals

Susanna Moodie
“When things come to the worst, they generally mend.”
Susanna Moodie, Roughing It in the Bush

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