Canada Quotes

When they said Canada, I thought it was up in the mountains somewhere.

Marilyn Monroe

Canada is one of the planet's most comfortable, and caring, societies. The United Nations Human Development Index cited the country as the most desirable place in the world to live. This year a World Bank study named Canada the globe's second wealthiest society after Australia.

Time magazine

Canada is an interesting place, the rest of the world thinks so, even if Canadians don't.

Terence M. Green

Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.

John Maynard Keynes

From that moment on, there will be an irreversible process to separate Quebec from Canada.

Jean Charest

Pierre Trudeau was too much of a professional politician to be described as a good man, nor, it can be argued despite much pubilicity to the contrary, was he a particularly clever or even wise one. But he was a great man, perhaps the gratest Canada has produced in this century.

Peter Brimelow

If, as is believed by many Canadians, Canada can not exist without Quebec, then it simply does not deserve to exist.

Pierre Bourgault

In Canada we have enough to do keeping up with two spoken languages ... so we just go right ahead and use English for literature, Scotch for sermons, and American for conversation.

Stephen Leacock

Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell.

Irving Layton

Canada was built on dead beavers.

Margaret Atwood

In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect.

Bill Clinton

For many years Canada has held an obscure place among the countries of the globe. Our borders have been pictured as the abode of perpetual snows, and our people as indifferent, easy-going, indolent. But change is taking place.

Charles R. Tuttle

Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.

Herbert Marshall McLuhan

Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world.

Winston Churchill

Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.

Pierre E. Trudeau

Canada is a country so square that even the female impersonators are women.

Richard Benner

Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad.

Arnold Edinborough

Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States.

J. Bartlet Brebner

All we want is an independent Quebec within a strong and united Canada.

Yvon Deschamps

Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes.

Tommy Douglas

When I'm in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.

Jane Fonda

In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations, it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.

Stuart Keate

Canada is probably the most free country in the world where a man still has room to breathe, to spread out, to move forward, to move out, an open country with an open frontier. Canada has created harmony and cooperation among ethnic groups, and it must take this experience to the world because there is yet to be such an example of harmony and cooperation among ethnic groups.

Valentyn Moroz

The odd thing is not that we are in the business of overthrowing other people's governments, but that we can still be surprised when somebody reminds us of it. In Asia, in Latin America, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East we have been propping up and knocking down governments more or less openly for the past twenty-five years. It is an established policy. Everybody knows it. It is supposed to be done covertly, which is only sensible if you hope to succeed since publicity in matters of this sort can only make the natives restless and defeat the project. Imagine the chauvinistic rallying around President Nixon that would have occurred if Canada, say, had announced that her agents were going to destabilize United States society so that discontented Americans could heave the Nixon Administration out of office.

Russell Baker

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