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Canadian Quotes


"I'm a Canadian. I've always been a Canadian." - Michael Ignatieff

"I'm a first-generation Canadian." - Melanie Fiona

"Dallas Green is basically Canadian royalty." - Sara Quin

"Canadian bacon isn't bacon. It's ham." - Bill Maher

"Corruption is not a Canadian value!" - Stephen Harper

"I'm not afraid of the Canadian tuxedo." - Dan Auerbach

"The Canadian voice is still too rustic." - Charles Olson

"It's never felt more Canadian to be Canadian than it does now." - Douglas Coupland

"I stared. "Canadian Satanists? You're sending me to a group of Canadian Satanists?" - Richelle Mead

"A Canadian is someone who keeps asking the question, 'What is a Canadian?" - Irving Layton

"Canadian society' or the 'Canadian nation' cannot decide anything, because no one is in charge." - Thomas Flanagan

"I think I'm a good Canadian, but I'm not the greatest Canadian." - Donald Stewart Cherry

"I know a lot about Canadian politics. I lived in Canadian bars for six years." - Michael Moriarty

"Canadian Railroad Trilogy is an extremely fine piece of songwriting." - Johnny Cash

"Canadian cities looked the way American cities did on television." - William Gibson

"Air Canada. That's a good name for a Canadian airline." - Johnny Carson

"Canadian hockey players always find a way to get along." - Carey Price

"Historically, a Canadian is an American who rejects the Revolution." - Northrop Frye

"I'm just an average Canadian kid playing hockey." - Joe Thornton

"Prior to being a Canadian, I'm also Middle Eastern." - Karl Wolf

"(Rush are) like the JD Salinger of Canadian Prog Rock" - Stephen Colbert

"I don't have a moral plan, I'm a Canadian." - David Cronenberg

"I am so proud to be a Canadian." - Amanda Lindhout

"It seems to me psychologically I'm a Canadian." - Clark Blaise

"I'd always felt like a Canadian living in the U.S." - Gerry Schwartz

"My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!" - William Shatner

"I'm Canadian, but no, I don't speak French." - Cory Monteith

"For a Canadian, natural resources were a good fit." - Peter Munk

"Well, I'm Canadian. True, north, strong, and free." - Barry Pepper

"I'm Canadian. I think that's it. When you're a Canadian, you're always watching America from the outside, from afar." - Ryan Gosling

"You can be a French Canadian or an English Canadian, but not a Canadian. We know how to live without an identity, and this is one of our marvellous resources." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Sport is cultural. What the star athlete does helps to define the culture. What the star athlete does on a Canadian team, especially if he or she is Canadian, helps define Canadian-ness." - George Elliott Clarke

"The thing about Canadian women is that they seem less likely to bring up that they're Canadian. You here less about Canadian actresses than actors, I don't know why." - Dustin Milligan

"There is Ontario patriotism, Quebec patriotism, or Western patriotism; each based on the hope that it may swallow up the others, but there is no Canadian patriotism, and we can have no Canadian nation when we have no Canadian patriotism." - Henri Bourassa

"Some people try to say I'm British by the way I'm speaking. But I think I'm more Canadian, because I speak really slow. Midwestern and Canadian." - Rich Fulcher

"That`s a maple leaf, Canadian, not just for being too European but too Canadian. Not so subtly putting [Ted] Cruz`s face inside that maple leaf there." - Chris Hayes

"There is a continental culture. There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders." - Stephen Harper

"I'm a Canadian. Outside Canada I carry the flag. Canadian nationalism isn't as insidious as American nationalism, though. It's good natured. It's all about maple syrup, not war." - Feist

"My first jobs were all civil service. At 14, I worked for the Canadian National Railways. At 16, I worked for the Canadian Penitentiary Service." - Dan Aykroyd

"I'm Canadian, so I'm a big fan of the Canadian tuxedo - that's what we call it. I wear it all the time." - Brad Goreski

"There is a whole school of Canadian academics, media personalities, and politicians whose definition of a Canadian is a North American who fears or dislikes the United States." - Preston Manning

"The Canadian circle in L.A. is really close. There's a magnet effect where we all just huddle together somehow. It's one big Canadian family, really." - Devon Bostick

"The director is a Canadian, Jeff Stephenson, and any time I get a script that has any Canadian component, I'm always immediately much more interested." - Kathleen Robertson

"I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor's salary." - George Woodcock

"I'm Canadian. The only difference between dating American and Canadian guys is whether you'll be watching football or hockey. I have no preference." - Serinda Swan

"There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders." - Stephen Harper

"I went to a Canadian college for performing arts and then I auditioned for Canadian Idol. That honestly was my golden ticket." - Carly Rae Jepsen

"More customers for Canadian oil means that Canadian producers can charge more for their oil, which then means that American businesses and consumers will pay more for oil." - Ron Wyden

"I had done Shrek as a Canadian and I'm very proud to be Canadian, but I knew I could give more to it." - Mike Myers

"To be Canadian is to live in relative calm and with great dignity." - William Davis

"Let us be French, let us be English, but most importantly let us be Canadian!" - John A. Macdonald

"Canadian pride may not rest on our sleeves, but it resides deeply in our hearts." - Steve Miller

"I'm Canadian so American politics are not really in my wheelhouse." - Ryan Gosling

"What we do should have a Canadian character. Nobody looks his best in somebody else's clothes." - Vincent Massey

"It is much more easy for a Spanish person to love themselves than a Canadian person." - Mike Myers

"Canadian money is also called the loony. How can you take an economic crisis seriously?" - Robin Williams

"Canadian girls are so pretty it's a relief now and then to see a plain one." - Mark Twain

"The fashionable Canadian drug habit, instead of cocaine, is to sniff real snow." - Eric Nicol

"The Canadian version of Julius Caesar's memoirs? I came, I saw, I coped." - Clive James

"Wherever you go in the world, you just have to say you're Canadian and people laugh" - John Candy

"Thinking that other people might be better than you is what makes you Canadian, not American." - Stephen Colbert

"Most Americans don't understand Canadian political parties. Neither do most Canadians" - Eric Nicol

"A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe." - Pierre Berton

"The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne." - Robertson Davies

"I am not anti-American. But I am strongly pro-Canadian." - John Diefenbaker

"The problem remains that the market is grossly distorted by Canadian unfair trade practices." - Michael Dean Crapo

"Five Minute Marketing is entertaining and thought provoking marketing advice by a Canadian for Canadians." - Dan Poynter

"Anything that drags down the American economy drags the Canadian economy down with it." - John Ibbitson

"Canadian winters are long. Life is hard and so is ice." - Douglas Coupland

"A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe." - Pierre Berton

"If 'little George Dubya Bush' wins, we are going to apply for Canadian citizenship." - Eddie Vedder

"The entire behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live are all Canadian." - Jamie Farr

"Mitt Romney looks like an American President in a Canadian movie." - David Letterman

"I'll acknowledge that I'm from Canada but I don't think I'll acknowledge that I'm Canadian." - Nicholas Thorburn

"I don't denounce being Canadian at any point, but I'm definitely proud to be an American." - Jason Bay

"Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 2008 Canadian CEO of the year, Frank DAngelo." - Terence Corcoran

"I'm very Canadian. I want everyone to love me, and I just get nervous." - Tracy Spiridakos

"I've told you and I've told the Canadian people, Mr. Mulroney, that I had no option." - John Turner

"[The Canadian cultural diversity] is indeed a mosaic of vast dimensions and great breadth." - Victoria Hayward

"Even in Paris, I remained a Canadian. I puffed hashish, but I didn't inhale." - Mordecai Richler

"My current works are abstracts cunningly disguised as landscapes. It is the Canadian way." - Ted Godwin

"The trial of Ernst Zundel has gone down in Canadian history." - Ernst Zundel

"My heart is half Puerto Rican, half Canadian. That is how I feel." - Roberto Alomar

"I am the ultimate California girl, which is funny, being that I'm Canadian." - Pamela Anderson

"The Canadian run can be no different, at least in terms of actual running." - Dennis Banks

"The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and CSIS have provided extraordinary co-operation, as I mentioned earlier." - Paul Cellucci

"I'm this little Canadian Jewish girl, and I'm living my dream." - Emmanuelle Chriqui

"The problem remains that the market is grossly distorted by Canadian unfair trade practices." - Michael Crapo

"I am not anti-American. But I am strongly pro-Canadian." - John G Diefenbaker

"I'm very proud to be Canadian, but I would move to New York in a heartbeat." - Lexa Doig

"Canadians still spend so much time discussing what it means to be Canadian." - Dave Foley

"Tell people you're a Canadian or a Kiwi when you travel and they'll adore you." - Daniel Gillies

"Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits, are essentially a temperate people." - William Lyon Mackenzie Ki

"I wanted to make Canadian films, and I ended up making American films." - Ted Kotcheff

"The generic Canadian style of illustration is different from the generic American style." - John Kricfalusi

"Oh yeah, I'm about to host the Genies, which are the Canadian Academy Awards." - Andrea Martin

"Every Canadian who wants to learn should have the opportunity to do so." - Paul Martin

"I'm an American citizen now, but I will always have Canadian pride." - Harland Williams

"I just have to work on the apologetic side because I'm Canadian. We apologize for everything." - Amanda Crew

"Fortunately, the Canadian people in all their habits, are essentially a temperate people." - William Lyon Mackenzie King

"I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada." - Jason Priestley

"The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive." - V S Pritchett

"Ah, the intractable Canadian problem: Winter and finery are basically incompatible." - Russell Smith

"Canada I don't trust. The Canadian government hates me more than the Japanese." - Paul Watson

"The seal hunt has made me ashamed to be a Canadian." - Paul Watson

"As for my country, I don't live there, but obviously I'm very proud to be Canadian." - Mike Weir

"Our expanding Canadian operations are concrete evidence of General Motors confidence in Canada." - Charles E Wilson

"I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor." - Scott Thompson

"I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts; perhaps it was my Canadian accent." - Leslie Nielsen

"My goal with the Canadian border is the same goal I have for Japan and Korea." - Mike Johanns

"My mother was Canadian, so you never knew what she was thinking." - Shirley Maclaine

"I'm not even reading about the U.S. election, I'm just totally involved in the Canadian one." - Samantha Bee

"I'm also alternative because of Canada - there's something romantic about being Canadian. We're a relatively unpopulated, somewhat civilized, and clean and resourceful country. I always push the fact that I'm Canadian." - K D Lang

"I never want to lose my Canadian-ness...and when I say Canadian-ness, I mean down-to-earth. I like being able to not take myself seriously and to not feel entitled." - Cobie Smulders

"I got no problem with no Canadian niggas... as long as y'all niggas know how to barbeque I got no problem with you being my neighbours. I mean, Canadian beer sucks, but.." - Immortal Technique

"Quebecers are happy in Canada. We are benefiting economically and fiscally from belonging to Canada. We're proud of being Canadian. It's a great country. Everybody on Earth envies our Canadian citizenship." - Philippe Couillard

"Basically, if you're a young Canadian now and Trudeau puts this country into $1.5 trillion in debt, you will never have the opportunity that I had as a young Canadian." - Kevin O'Leary

"There is no such thing as a model or ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an all Canadian boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate." - Pierre Trudeau

"However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough, we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres with a troubling spill-over into many of our more rural areas." - Alex Campbell

"Will it be a great source of comfort to certain Canadian boys to know that the bullet that maimed them for life was made from Canadian nickel sold by the International Nickel Company?" - Tommy Douglas

"Right now, there are a limited number of customers for Canadian oil. Due to simple geography - and without the pipeline - it's really only cost effective for Canadian oil producers to sell their oil to North American customers, mostly American Midwesterners." - Ron Wyden

"There is no such thing as a model or ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an "all Canadian" boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate." - Pierre Trudeau

"The Canadian dialect of English . . . seems roughly to be the result of applying British syntax to an American vocabulary." - Lister Sinclair

"There are few, if any, Canadian men that have never spelled their name in a snow bank." - Douglas Coupland

"Each time I visit Japan, I am reminded of how Canadian I am and how little racial connection matters." - David Suzuki

"The beginning of Canadian cultural nationalism was not 'Am I really that oppressed?' but 'Am I really that boring?" - Margaret Atwood

"They just love to complain about me because I'm an American who gets more press than their Canadian players." - Jeremy Roenick

"The Indo-Canadian community has been a microcosm of the people of Indian origin living abroad besides reflecting Indias diversity." - Preneet Kaur

"As I constantly remind Canadians, there isnt really a Canadian economy anymore. It is a global economy." - Stephen Harper

"I'm sorry." About what?" He shrugged, made uncomfortable by the question."I'm not sure. It's a Canadian thing." - Tanya Huff

"I have one love - Canada; one purpose - Canada's greatness; one aim - Canadian unity from the Atlantic to the Pacific." - John Diefenbaker

"I think Canadian talent is exceptional. You continually show us up here in the States with your brilliancy." - Jamie Farr

"It seems like my whole life I've been this little Canadian kid dreaming somebody would give me a chance." - Steve Nash

"I'm a Canadian Jamaican. For me, I carry my Jamaican element into my music in my more recent releases." - Kreesha Turner

"What France knows deep down is that within this great Canadian people, there is a Quebec nation." - Nicolas Sarkozy

"My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian." - Jim Carrey

"I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that." - Hawa Abdi

"I do dead Canadians. If he's dead and he's Canadian and he's famous, I'll be playing him at some point." - Colm Feore

"And now for Return to Flight, I'm chief of robotics working in the astronaut office in Houston, as a Canadian." - Chris Hadfield

"The Indo-Canadian community has been a microcosm of the people of Indian origin living abroad besides reflecting India's diversity." - Preneet Kaur

"If Quebecers want to keep the Canadian dollar, they'll keep it - and nobody can stop that, end of debate." - Jacques Parizeau

"We have not yet realized that the Indian and his culture were fundamental to the growth of Canadian institutions." - Harold Innis

"This Hillary Clinton scandal has to do with emails. All I get are emails for Canadian Viagra." - David Letterman

"Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian beef down to the United States." - Max Baucus

"I'm not stereotypically Canadian. I don't really follow hockey. I don't feel like anything other than myself, basically." - Michael Cera

"Even though I'm very Westernized as an individual and very Canadian, I guess I've lost some of my Chinese culture." - Patrick Chan

"To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization." - Adrienne Clarkson

"I think the Canadian Football League is a great league, but it's not the NFL, and I'm not Jerry Rice." - Darren Flutie

"When I was in school, all our history books were American, so we learned American history, not Canadian history." - Dave Foley

"I love being Canadian. I think growing up in Canada gives you a world perspective that I certainly enjoy." - Ryan Gosling



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