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Famous Canadian Quotes

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If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.   Mary Pickford 
It will take six months or more for the colonial secretary to deal with the matter and months more before we learn of his decision. But you will not be interested in what he decides, for you are to be hanged Monday morning.  Matthew Baillie Begbie 
"Don't Worry, I'm Canadian, " A response when asked by a german exchange student wether I was Canadian, or American.  Matthew Clarke 
I'm not an American! I am a Canadian. I come from a "nice", thoroughly unrealistic country.   Matthew Fisher  
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.   Michael J. Fox  
Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being. And a subtle flavour - we're more like celery as a flavour.  Mike Myers 
We're very patriotic. It's hard to pinpoint, the Canadian thing. It's almost like a small-town mentality.   Mike Weir 
As for my country, I don't live there, but obviously I'm very proud to be Canadian.   Mike Weir 
When asked what he did. "I am a latent Science Fiction reader."  Milton Acorn 
There isn't any one Canada, any average Canadian, any average place, any type.   Miriam Chapin 
It is the task of the rising generation of Canadians to create a new confidence and a new sense of cultural and civic duty in Canada. Unless we achieve some success on this front, and I believe we are beginning to do so, the very real attractions of the vigorous society to the South of us may attract too many of our able people. Then the human resources and skills required to shape and direct a complex industrial economy will simply not be available to us in Canada.   Mitchell Sharp 
I'm criticized by the feminists, by the Jewish establishment, by Canadian nationalists. And why not? I've had my pot shots at them. I'm fair game.   Mordecai Richler 
In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn.   Mordecai Richler 
As far as I'm concerned, I wouldn't want to go to any other country. It's good enough here.   Orviel Kruse 
I understand that many newlyweds are vacationing here (Niagara Falls)I suppode seeing the falls was their second biggest disappontment.  Oscar Wilde 
Let me close as I did in Gander on September 11, 2002 when I went to that community to thank the people of Gander and the people of Canada for the overwhelming support and help that was given to us in the wake of those attacks on September 11, 2001.   Paul Cellucci (US Ambassador to Canada) 
The spineless pussy willows in Ottawa are actually helping to condition the Canadian public to accept the surrender of our country, which American forces were unable to accomplish in 1776 and 1812.   Paul Hellyer 
Canadian nationalism is a subtle, easily misunderstood but powerful reality, expressed in a way that is not to state directed - something like a beer commercial or the death of a significant Canadian figure.   Paul Kopas 
The fact is the statements are perfectly consistent, but more importantly, I don't have all the facts.   Paul Martin 
As a people, we know what we can do, we know how to do it, and we just want to get on with it. How? By ensuring that Canada's place in the world is one of influence and pride.   Paul Martin