Quotes by Canadian authors


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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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"You are the only person on earth who can use your ability"
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"Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel"
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"Trying to force creativity is never good"
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"To think that when they come out with these gigantic songs, it's pretty tough to top them, you know"
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"Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Tony Esposito, for whatever reason, it's a great honor. He's one of my idols. He's one of the greatest of all time"
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"Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things"
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"If you've got a talent, protect it"
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"If someone's going to talk about me, I'd want it to be positively. The way many write, you'd think only bad things were interesting. If we don't think positive, what's the use? It's a lot more fun, you know"
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"Open a magazine from the 1930s and '40s and look at the illustrations in it. There's nobody alive that could touch the way they could draw back then"
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"Real programmers can write assembly code in any language"
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"There is no greater honour than to serve Canadians"
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"Perhaps the greatest utopia would be if we could all realize that no utopia is possible; no place to run, no place to hide, just take care of business here and now"
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"Anyhow, a philosophical turn of thought now was not amiss, else one's patience would have given out almost at the harbour entrance. The term of her probation was eight days"
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"The Peking man was a thinking being, standing erect, dating to the beginning of the Ice Age"
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"In 1983, NASA invited Canada to fly three payload specialists, in part because we had contributed the robotic arm that is used on the shuttle"
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"I like the opportunity to travel the world and work in close company with other people"
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"I think the crux of the matter was that if we were going to become partners in, for example, the International Space Station, we had to gain the respect of a country like the United States and particularly its space organization, NASA"
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"There are many experiments and a great deal of research that can be performed on the station that make a difference in our lives and we are committed to supporting this important vocation"
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"Canada and space are a natural fit"
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"After the Shuttle checks out on its two upcoming flights, it will be ready to take larger components up to the International Space Station later this fall"
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"Well, my father was in the Army and we traveled quite a bit when I was growing up, and I thought that I would like to have a military career, although I was drawn more towards the Navy"
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"New standards for safety are now in place and Canada has helped provide tools and techniques that were needed. Technologies like these are innovative and represent great achievements for us"
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"What I have to do now is figure where my passion is, and follow my heart; I've proven that if I have the passion for something then I can succeed. I haven't been listening to my heart in the last little while"
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"I'm trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we're riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights"
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"I've had so many experiences in cycling, but in some ways I have nothing left to prove. I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of, I've raced a lot longer than I thought I would. I know I can still be better, but I just don't know if I love it enough any more"
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