Canadians Quotes

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Rick Riordan
“What are these guys?" He whispered
"Canadians," Percy said.
Frank leaned away from him. "Excuse me?"
"Uh, no offense," Percy said. "That's what Annabeth called them when I fought them before. She said they live in the north, in Canada."
"Yeah, well," Frank grumbled, "we're in Canada. I'm Canadian. But I've never seen those things before.”
Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

Tanya Huff
“It took him forever to get to downtown Vancouver although Tony had to admit that saving the world by public transportation was a particularly Canadian way to do things.”
Tanya Huff, Smoke and Shadows

Sarah Vowell
“You know you've reached a new plateau of group mediocrity when even a Canadian is alarmed by your lack of individuality.”
Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation

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

Christopher Moore
“Nate had been born and raised in British Columbia, and Canadians hate, above all things, to offend. It was part of the national consciousness. "Be polite" was an unwritten, unspoken rule, but ingrained into the psyche of an entire country. (Of course, as with any rule, there were exceptions: parts of Quebec, where people maintained the "dismissive to the point of confrontation, with subsequent surrender" mind-set of the French; and hockey, in which any Canadian may, with impunity, slam, pummel, elbow, smack, punch, body-check, and beat the shit out of, with sticks, any other human being, punctuated by profanities, name-calling, questioning parentage, and accusations of bestiality, usually-coincidentally- in French.)”
Christopher Moore, Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

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

Kelly Link
“The zombies were like Canadians, in that they looked enough like real people at first, to fool you.”
Kelly Link, Magic for Beginners

Elizabeth Hardwick
“Canadians, do not vomit on me!”
Elizabeth Hardwick, Sleepless Nights

Sierra Dean
“Nonsense. Everyone knows Canadians are a peaceful people.” He was laughing now.
“Tell that to the White House circa 1812,” I told him.
“Oh? Why?”
“Because that’s the year the peace-loving Canadians burned it to the ground.”
Dominick grabbed an empty bottle and jumped onto his chair. The room got silent in an instant as everyone paused to look at him. “Cheers to 1812.” He lifted his empty bottle.
The whole room whooped and raised their full glasses, howling in unison.
I could barely hear over the sound of my own laughter.”
Sierra Dean, Keeping Secret

Mordecai Richler
“The truth is Canada is a cloud-cuckoo-land, an insufferably rich country governed by idiots, its self-made problems offering comic relief to the ills of the real world out there, where famine and racial strife and vandals in office are the unhappy rule.”
Mordecai Richler, Barney's Version

Mavis Gallant
“She and Marie were Montreal girls, not trained to accompany heroes, or to hold out for dreams, but just to be patient.”
Mavis Gallant, The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant

Chris Mentillo
“I Do Not Like Canadians, I Love Them.”
Chris Mentillo

“It may interest for you to know that most Canadians in 2036 are some of the most efficient, ruthless and dangerous people I know. God help Quebec.”
John Titor Foundation, John Titor, A Time Traveler's Tale

“The other major hurdle was that the two churches in the upper provinces had between them no less than four theological colleges, each with partisans who argued that in the interests of economy at least one of the others ought to be closed. This was passed, in a typically Canadian spirit of compromise, by allowing all four to remain open.”
John Webster Grant, The Church in the Canadian Era

Jess Molly Brown
“Vince is about to open the house door when it flies open and a huge black amplifier almost wipes both Paeng and him out.

“Hey, hey! Sorry! S'cuse us!” Vince yelps, backpedalling and pulling Paeng with him.

Paeng chuckles. “Somebody tries to flatten us, and you apologize to him.”

Vince shrugs and grins. “How Canadian of me.”
Jess Molly Brown, Moms on Missions

Will Ferguson
“We have inherited an easy life in Canada. A life of calm. It is freedom of a lazy sort, a freedom so pervasive we barely notice it, and one that we claim by virtue of our citizenship. But it is also worth remembering that people -- in the words of Bulgarian-born Canadian philanthropist Ignat Kaneff -- 'crawl across minefields to get here.”
Will Ferguson, Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada

Ben Philippe
“Yes, we're all overly polite, forage for berries in the summers, and craft simple wooden objects of great beauty around the fire at night.”
Ben Philippe, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager