Quotes by Canadian authors


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"I've had a chance to fly a lot of different airplanes, but it was nothing like the shuttle ride"
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"I've been lucky enough to fly to space twice"
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"If you dream and you allow yourself to dream you can do anything. And that's what this Olympic medal represents"
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"Family is not an important thing, it's everything"
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"Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection, sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys. That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women"
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"Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician"
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"And now for Return to Flight, I'm chief of robotics working in the astronaut office in Houston, as a Canadian"
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"So without that Canadian invention we were grounded. And so that was a really important and key part of the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it"
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"It is spectacular. From about five minutes in, when we knew for sure that we were going to have the weather to go, the smile on my face just got bigger and bigger, and I was just beaming through the whole launch. I mean, it is just an amazing ride"
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"Canada's a huge country, so to be able to unite the country through communication satellite technology or to be able to observe it through remote sensing technology from space is a natural fit for a country like Canada"
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"We have played a critical role in meeting the new safety standards. The Canadian space industry contributed new tools that make the inspection of the space shuttle possible"
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"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"
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"The space industry is developing and delivering benefits that tie into our immediate needs and priorities here on Earth-for example, medical and materials research, and satellite communications"
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"NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft in orbit for signs of damage"
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"Canada has made a strong commitment as a partner in the International Space Station and, like the other partners, wishes to see the assembly of this unique orbiting laboratory continue"
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"It is a challenge to have your launch date slip continuously"
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"I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer"
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"I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer"
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"I still can't believe I won the Olympics. That's what I feel right now - completely alive as a human being. It's a really beautiful moment"
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"I love skating so much and I feel like every time I step out onto the ice, that's what I'm meant to do"
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"I'll skate on concrete if I have to. I'm not worried about how fast the ice is. I'm worried about how fast I can go on the ice"
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"I am kind of like a diesel. It is the cyclist in me"
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"In my 50s I'll be dancing at my children's weddings"
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"I grew up below the poverty line; I didn't have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person, it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college, and just become a better person"
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"I've got my eye on a few things to spend my money on. I've got my own bank card but I am really good with money. I don't spend too much at all"
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"It's very strange that most people don't care if their knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations"
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"People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own"
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"It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race"
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"This is courtship all the world over - the man all tongue; the woman all ears"
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"Trying to force creativity is never good"
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