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Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.  Margaret Atwood 
The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose.  Margaret Atwood 
Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world.   Winston Churchill  
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 are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of other lands.   Marshall McLuhan  
There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada with its virile, aspiring, cultured, and generous-hearted people.   Winston Churchill  
After all, we fought the Yanks in 1812 and kicked them the hell out of our country - but not with blanks.   Farley Mowat  
Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die.   Pierre Trudeau  
Vive la Canada. This country is not for sale.   Don Sweet  
I am so excited about Canadians ruling the world.   John Diefenbaker  
What is a Canadian? A Canadian is a fellow wearing English tweeds, a Hong Kong shirt and Spanish shoes, who sips Brazilian coffee sweetened with Philippine sugar from a Bavarian cup while nibbling Swiss cheese, sitting at a Danish desk over a Persian rug, after coming home in a German car from an Italian movie... and then writes his Member of Parliament with a Japanese ballpoint pen on French paper, demanding that he do something about foreigners taking away our Canadian jobs.  Anonymous 
Many Canadian nationalists harbour the bizarre fear that should we ever reject royalty, we would instantly mutate into Americans, as though the Canadian sense of self is so frail and delicate a bud, that the only thing stopping it from being swallowed whole by the US is an English lady in a funny hat.  Will Ferguson 
You look at the history -- the aboriginal people welcomed the first settlers here with open arms, fed us and took care of us ... that continues today, we welcome people from all nations to come in and share.   Peter Stoffer  
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.   Pierre Trudeau 
With or without the Royals, we are not Americans. Nor are we British. Or French. Or Void. We are something else. And the sooner we define this, the better.   Will Ferguson  
We shall be Canadians first, foremost, and always, and our policies will be decided in Canada and not dictated by any other country.   John G. Diefenbaker  
I just think you Westerners should take over this country if you are so smart.   Pierre Trudeau  
Under this flag may our youth find new inspiration for loyalty to Canada; for a patriotism based not on any mean or narrow nationalism, but on the deep and equal pride that all Canadians will feel for every part of this good land.   Lester Pearson 
A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe.   Pierre Berton 
Let us be French, let us be English, but most importantly let us be Canadian!   John A. Macdonald  




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