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Canadians Quotes


"Canadians are so easily wounded." - Tucker Carlson

"Canadians are Americans with no Disneyland." - Margaret Mahy

"Canadians, do not vomit on me!" - Elizabeth Hardwick

"Canadians are often a friendly bunch." - Henry Rollins

"Canadians are the best, they're the best." - Brody Jenner

"I like Canadians. Who doesn't like Canadians? It's amazing! They're the friendliest people on earth." - Sarah Rafferty

"Britons put up with, Americans fix, Canadians cope" - Margaret Mead

"It 's the time of year when Canadians mate." - Craig Ferguson

"I am so excited about Canadians ruling the world." - John Diefenbaker

"Why would Roman gods want to date Chinese Canadians?" - Rick Riordan

"Canadians are like Americans, just less racist, violent, and ignorant." - Dov Davidoff

"Americans like to make money, Canadians like to count it." - Northrop Frye

"I don't have anything against Canadians or Australians." - Geert Wilders

"Canadians are friends and Quebecers are my family." - Nicolas Sarkozy

"There is no greater honour than to serve Canadians." - Kim Campbell

"Canadians are very proud of me, of my career." - Karen Kain

"Like 84% of Canadians, I believe in God." - Stockwell Day

"Canadians are very well behaved, they don't throw their food." - Calvin Trillin

"We hide our racism. We just go on about our lives - may I say, white Canadians go on about their lives. African-Canadians understand racism, Indigenous Canadians understand racism: they see it all the time, they live with it." - Constance Backhouse

"But Americans are different from everyone else in the world - except the Canadians, and Americans are more different from the Canadians than they often think." - William Pfaff

"We have to do it and we will do it. We represent Canadians but Canadians will be there for us too" - Nycole Turmel

"The Canadians have really stepped it up these Olympics. It looks very promising for Vancouver." - Cindy Klassen

"Canadians shouldn't come down to Southern California and take jobs away from Mexicans." - Stanley Ralph Ross

"Laistry....I can't even say that. What would you call them in English?" "Canadians." - Rick Riordan

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

"Canadians don't have a very big political lever, we're nice guys." - Paul Henderson

"The scholarly authorities on freezing to death seem to be, unsurprisingly, Canadians." - Randall Munroe

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

"In general, Americans like to be entertained. Canadians seem more suspicious of it." - Eden Robinson

"I feel very deeply for Canada, and l believe most Canadians do." - Pierre Trudeau

"I think Canadians make a lot of music because we're stuck inside all the time." - Grimes

"Let us be English or let us be French... but above all let us be Canadians." - John A. Macdonald

"Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States." - J. Bartlett Brebner

"Canadians are always asking the questions the rest of us are afraid to ask." - Tucker Carlson

"Canadians want to see real hope restored, not false hopes raised." - Kim Campbell

"We Canadians are not given as a people to great patriotic displays." - Kim Campbell

"I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada." - Patti Labelle

"Our special task, as French Canadians, is to insert into America the spirit of Christian France." - Henri Bourassa

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

"Really, it's only been since the '70s that Canadians have had any pride in their country." - Dave Foley

"It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to form a party by themselves." - Wilfrid Laurier

"Canadians can get Parliament working again. Here's how to do that: elect more New Democrats." - Jack Layton

"The vicious circle has been shattered. Canadians now enjoy the benefits of the virtuous circle." - Paul Martin

"Yeah, we're sweet but savage, and I think a lot of Canadians are that way." - Bruce Mcculloch

"Canadians have this weird way about them where we really stick together." - Estella Warren

"We French-Canadians belong to one country, Canada: Canada is for us the whole world: but the English-Canadians have two countries, one here and one across the sea." - Wilfrid Laurier

"Restoring accountability will be one of the major priorities of our new government. Accountability is what ordinary Canadians, working Canadians, those people who pay their bills, pay their taxes, expect from their political leaders." - Stephen Harper

"I'm constantly amazed when I talk with people in the international stage and I refer to immigrants or refugees as new Canadians. We don't even think about that. It's just what you are: you're new Canadians." - Justin Trudeau

"I read a piece by a guy out in Alberta that said Canadians are lazy because they're not patenting enough new inventions. I disagree. Canadians invent a lot of stuff. Actually patenting them is expensive." - Margaret Atwood

"During World War I the Canadians were the shock troops. In many historical cases, Canadians have been very proficient at killing, and doing what we have to in order to survive. But no one wants to acknowledge that fact." - Joseph Boyden

"Remember the referendum on the Charlottetown constitutional accord? The more Canada's political and business elites threatened Canadians that the country would disappear into a black hole if the accord weren't passed, the more Canadians opposed it." - Preston Manning

"Canadians are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of other lands." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Why do Canadians like to do it doggie style? So they can both keep watching the hockey game" - Norm Crosby

"Canadians are cold so much of the time that many of them leave instructions to be cremated." - Cynthia Nelms

"Affected hundreds of thousands of ordinary Canadians who have invested in mutual funds that invest in income trusts." - Ralph Goodale

"Canada join the United States? Where would young Canadians run off to for adventure? Where would Americans run to escape?" - Peter Jennings

"Canadians are more polite when they are being rude than Americans are when they are being friendly." - Edgar Friedenberg

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

"Canadians know that our difficulties will not be resolved overnight. They are tired of politicians who pretend they will be." - Kim Campbell

"John Kenneth Galbraith and Marshall McLuhan are the two greatest modern Canadians that the U.S. has produced." - Anthony Burgess

"Connecting with Canadians isn't about what you say, it's about what you're listening to. It's about what you understand." - Justin Trudeau

"We Canadians need, as a country, to be much more present globally than we have been today." - Chris Alexander

"Now is not the time for Canadians to be sanctimonious. It is time for us to be prudent and active." - Vivek Shraya

"I believe in Canadians. I believe in you. As I said at the beginning, we are a serious people." - Michael Ignatieff

"I believe that Canadians have the common sense to see that a better future cannot be built on fragmentation." - Kim Campbell

"Canadians send us great hockey players. You also send us wonderful performers, from the beginning, with Mary Pickford." - Jamie Farr

"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

"The zombies were like Canadians, in that they looked enough like real people at first, to fool you." - Kelly Link

"Trust the Canadians to produce a game about mutual funds that is actually more boring than the real thing." - Alex Berenson

"Canadians want a country. They don't want a community of communities. I'm committed to the national unity of the country." - Michael Ignatieff

"I'd like to see more Canadians of diverse backgrounds engaging with parties that line up with their convictions and ideologies to make sure that no party gets to run against Muslim Canadians or any other group of Canadians and demonize them." - Justin Trudeau

"Canadians have an abiding interest in surprising those Americans who have historically made little effort to learn about their neighbour to the North." - Peter Jennings

"Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as we don't accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car." - Doug Coupland

"I think Canadians, they may be offended that I pointed out that they're stalking us. But at least we're paying attention." - Tucker Carlson

"If the general attitude of Canadians toward their mighty neighbor to the south could be distilled into a single phrase, that phrase would probably be "Oh, shut up."" - Bruce Mccall

"Slave holding is very unusual among the English-speaking peoples. Canadians didn't do it. Australians didn't do it. The Democratic Party and the states they controlled did it!" - Sean Hannity

"I was criticized for being too much concerned with the average Canadians. I can't help that; I am one of them!" - John Diefenbaker

"Actually, when it comes to knocking the Canadian cultural scene, nobody outdoes Canadians, myself included. We are veritable masters of self-deprecation." - Mordecai Richler

"If America was trying to keep the bubonic plague out of its hemisphere, Canadians would import it just to show their independence of American foreign policy." - Barbara Amiel

"It's time for the Americans to say they're going to live up to their obligations and return the dollars that have been illegally taken from Canadians." - Gordon Campbell

"It is as queen of Canada that I am here. Queen of Canada and all Canadians, not just one or two ancestral strains." - Queen Elizabeth II

"Canadians complain too much. 'I like seasons.' So do I; that's why I live in a place that skips the [unpleasant] ones." - Daniel Tosh

"Canadians want to know that our trade with the United States will continue and that we won't get into any kind of trade war with the United States." - Rick Mercer

"I really believe in the goodness of Canadians. The idea that everyone should be given an equal opportunity to succeed in this country and particularly for children." - Cindy Blackstock

"I especially worry about the ways Canadians can be glib about our supposed difference from the US in our "acceptance" of "diversity."" - Vivek Shraya

"Compared to Americans, Canadians are often more gentle in their approach to things. They're much more apologetic. There's less room for conflict." - Joseph Boyden

"The story of the Amazon is a story that has been told by Europeans, you know, by Germans, by Canadians, by Americans." - Ciro Guerra

"So having a little more of an awareness of what's going on in the rest of the world I think is what many Canadians would hope for Americans." - Justin Trudeau

"Most Canadians, if they don't show up for work, they don't get a promotion.... You missed 70 per cent of the votes." - Jack Layton

"I have to say, on behalf of the NDP, from coast to coast, I want to thank all Canadians for their wishes and really, their love for Jack." - Nycole Turmel

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

"Our veterans connect generations and Canadians. As a country and as individuals, we gain in pride and in purpose from their deeds and their service." - Paul Martin

"Most Canadians don't understand the House of Commons. They turn on their televisions, see us yelling at one another, and dismiss us as a bunch of fools." - Jean Chretien

"I have had what might be called a post graduate course in the most important subject for all Canadians - Canada itself." - Vincent Massey

"As for the Canadians - good actors and good directors are sometimes taken by the American market, you know, if they're good enough." - Karine Vanasse

"The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same." - Stephen Ambrose

"Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common is an obsession with the United States, and with distinguishing themselves from it, often by crude stereotyping." - Timothy Garton Ash

"You hear stories like that of Canadians trying to get in, but when you go back home, you don't expect that." - Caroline Dhavernas

"Americans like to make money; Canadians like to audit it. I know no other country where accountants have a higher social and moral status." - Northrop Frye

"I think because we're such a trading nation, I think Canadians understand that first and foremost we're part of the global economy." - Stephen Harper

"Canadians can easily 'pass for American' as long as we don't accidentally use metric measurements or apologize when hit by a car." - Douglas Coupland

"You know, I would like to ask to the other parts of Canada to respect the minority of the French Canadians." - Pauline Marois

"I would also argue... that we are, by inclination and in terms of our history, we are small 'l' liberals, we Canadians." - Dalton Mcguinty

"I love Canadians. I think we make an impact around the world just when people meet us, and whenever I meet another Canadian, I see it as well." - Kiesza

"To me it's very obvious there are huge cultural differences between Americans and Canadians. But a lot of what we are is American." - David Cronenberg

"I love Canadians. They are the coolest, nicest, most patriotic people, and they will support their countrymen no matter what, and I think that's commendable." - Ronda Rousey

"The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government." - Stephen Harper

"We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human wealth, freedom and privilege." - Pierre Trudeau

"While it is entirely untrue that Canadians lack a sense of humour, the funniest ones tend to head south: Dan Aykroyd, Jim Carrey, Michael J. Fox." - Simon Hoggart

"Whenever I visit my family in Canada, I remind myself that what many Americans would consider forthright, many Canadians would consider overbearing." - James Arthur

"The stable funding announced today will allow Special Olympics to grow and benefit an increasing number of Canadians. I am proud that our Government is committed to providing opportunities for Canadians of all ages and all abilities to engage in sport and physical activity and to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle." - Jim Flaherty

"Canadians should realise when they are well off under the Monarchy. For the vast majority of Canadians, being a Monarchy is probably the only form of government acceptable to them. I have always been for parliamentary democracy and I think the institution of Monarchy with the Queen heading it all has served Canada well." - Pierre Trudeau

"Through Economic Action Plan 2015, our Government will continue to help create jobs, encourage skills development and balance the budget in 2015. I look forward to hearing Canadians' ideas on what we can do to further support and grow the economy for the benefit of all Canadians." - Kevin Sorenson

"Cyberbullying is an issue that affects all of us and demands that Canadians work together to put an end to it. This national public awareness campaign is an important step in protecting our children online. Along with our government's introduction of Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, we are taking clear action to tackle cyberbullying." - Peter Mackay

"Cyberbullying is an issue that affects all of us and demands that Canadians work together to put an end to it. This national public awareness campaign is an important step in protecting our children online. Along with our government's introduction of Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, we are taking clear action to tackle cyberbullying." - Peter Mackay

"I see a lot of things I'm so excited and hopeful about film and TV in Canada. There's just a huge movement, I think, in seeking an identity as Canadians, and really forging it and really embracing all the parts of us as Canadians that come from such varied experiences and such varied cultures. And I think there are strong voices that come out." - Tatiana Maslany

"Our government's providing record investments necessary to push the boundaries of knowledge, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians. Our government is committed to creating the conditions that will allow entrepreneurship to thrive in this country. The collaboration between colleges and local industrial partners generates new products and ideas, creating long-term prosperity for the benefit of all Canadians." - Ed Holder

"I'd put it this way: Canadians want politicians to work together on their behalf. So that's what I'm committed to doing. I think it's been the goal of every NDP leader. Because we had a profound belief that we could do a good job on behalf of Canadians... if we were given that opportunity." - Jack Layton

"Cyberbullying is an issue that affects all of us and demands that Canadians work together to put an end to it. This national public awareness campaign is an important step in protecting our children online. Along with our government's introduction of Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, we are taking clear action to tackle cyberbullying." - Peter Mackay

"When dealing with Canadians, it is advantageous to seem to be negotiating from a position of weakness, for when faced with an abject opponent, they become concession-happy and will accede to almost anything." - Alleyne FitzHerbert, 1st Baron St Helens

"I didn't like dancing in Canada. The managers of the clubs treated me as less than a cow. And Canadians don't tip so you have to ask for more base pay." - Chasey Lain

"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

"If I am to be known for anything as governor-general, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized." - Romeo Leblanc

"In the welter of statistics about selected ethnic origins (singular or multiple) in the last census, one finding was often overlooked. Of the 25,309,330 people living in Canada in 1986, only 69,065 declared themselves as Canadians." - Charlotte Gray

"I'm English and I am British. I don't know if I feel part of a music scene. Musically, I have as many feelings and affinity with Americans or Canadians, or all sorts of people as I do with English people." - David Gilmour

"Ive seen an increasing willingness to hire Canadians for lead roles that shoot up here. When I started, they would always just fly in L.A. people to do the lead roles." - Brandon Jay Mclaren

"One in three Canadian teens are bullied. That's nearly two million young Canadians who are teased and excluded. Nearly two million who are silenced in the classroom, losing out on their education." - Shawn Desman

"I am an advocate of having a gold dollar with Reagan's picture on it, and calling it the Ronnie. The Canadians have the Loonie, and we can have the Ronnie." - Trent Lott

"The only reason Toronto is no longer the dullest city on earth is that it is no longer full of Anglo-Canadians. It is full of Hong Kong Chinese. And not a few Italians." - Joel Garreau

"I am the Saudi Arabia of unhappiness. I have so many reserves of misery that you wouldn't understand. I actually think that's part of why I connect with Canadians. I think they understand grinding misery underneath." - Craig Ferguson

"Baseball in Canada is like soccer in the U.S. It is growing, and some people are starting to gain interest. The way that there are Americans playing high-level soccer, there are Canadians breaking into the Major Leagues." - Joey Votto

"I think this is a line in the sand for many Quebecers and Canadians: That if you're going to give services or receive services, your face should be uncovered." - Philippe Couillard

"I think that may be the biggest difference between Americans and people elsewhere. Unlike Americans, Canadians know that there are places just as real as Canada. It's a self-centeredness that's a very strange thing." - Jane Jacobs

"Mainstream Canadians, what some might call the dominant culture, like to think this racism doesn't happen. It's important to remind people that it does and that we have work to do to end it." - Don Iveson

"Canadians are fond of darker stories, serious stories, so if you're a Mystery writer or a Romance writer or Fantasy Writer, you will most likely have an American publisher and agent." - Eden Robinson

"If you haven't noticed the Canadians, when they need a big operation, when something happens, they come into the United States in many cases because their system is so slow. It's catastrophic in certain ways." - Donald Trump

"It seems to me it would be pretty awful if Canadians came to choose political leaders not for their political ideas and actions, but because of their adherence or their devotedness to one faith or another." - Pierre Trudeau

"In Montreal, where I taught in 1970, I met many people. The only ones who said to me they were Canadians, were Jews. All the rest were Scotts, Irish, English, French, Swedes..." - Zygmunt Bauman

"No wonder health care seems less expensive in Canada - service that cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars each year are simply not counted under the Canadian system... Americans actually get more for their health care dollars than Canadians." - David A. Ridenour

"I do more than reflect and respect this country, I fight for it...the question for Canadians is Can we win? Yes, we can win except when we are fighting ourselves." - Joe Clark

"It may not be true, but it's legendary that if you're like all Americans, you know almost nothing except for your own country. Which makes you probably knowledgeable about one more country than most Canadians." - Stephen Harper

"A bubble is only called that after it bursts, after the insiders get out, leaving the pension funds and small investors, Canadians and other naive investors holding the bag." - Michael Hudson

"Canadians are fond of a good disaster, especially if it has ice, water, or snow in it. You thought the national flag was about a leaf, didn't you? Look harder. It's where someone got axed in the snow." - Margaret Atwood

"I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job." - Donovan Bailey

"Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture." - Alex Campbell

"Through these ongoing activities and possibly in the future, a Canadian will go live and work on the International Space Station and we will continue to make Canadians proud of our achievements in space." - Marc Garneau

"Canadians have been very generous toward Haiti after the earthquake and, thanks to you, our most vulnerable people have received food, drinkable water, shelter, medical care and education. For that, we are extremely grateful." - Laurent Lamothe

"I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important, almost, than what was happening in Canada. And my mother was fervently of that opinion." - Robert Macneil

"The first lesson, for all Canadians, is that the closed door, top down approaches to constitution making do not provide the public input or debate necessary to achieve a constitutional consensus that will be supported by the people." - Preston Manning

"Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans - though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans." - Timothy Garton Ash