Category: Canuck Quotes

Canuck Quotes: Sir Alexander Mackenzie

Canuck Quotes: Sir Alexander Mackenzie

Of his famous journey — in a birch bark canoe – Mackenzie wrote: “this favourite project of my own ambition.” A fur trader’s canoe was no ordinary vessel. He spoke highly of his own, which he variously described in the following ways: “At the same time she was so light, that two men could carry […]

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Canuck Quotes: Christopher Plummer

Canuck Quotes: Christopher Plummer

In his film Beginners, as the character Hal in response to a question from his ‘son’ Oliver: “The chair is not gay, obviously.” On aging and getting to play recurring roles (whether on stage or in film): “And Hamlet you can never do well enough until you are my age.” Plummer enjoys playing evil characters […]

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Canuck Quotes: Kim Cattrall

Canuck Quotes: Kim Cattrall

“If you look closely, you know a lot about someone by what they wear.” “I’m scared of surgery because I don’t want to look in the mirror and not recognise who’s looking back.” “I tend to look somewhere other than the media for my definition of what is beautiful.” “I am built for men who […]

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Canuck Quotes: William Shatner

Canuck Quotes: William Shatner

“Oh, for God’s sake . . . get a life, will you?” Shatner’s entertaining challenge to Carrie Fisher: “First of all, Star Wars was derivative of Star Trek, by what ten, fifteen twenty years, whatever it was… Derivative!” Shatner during his Just for Laughs performance: “I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. […]

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Canuck Quotes: James Doohan

Canuck Quotes: James Doohan

“I like Captain Kirk, but I can’t say that I’m very fond of Bill.” ~ James Doohan about William Shatner “He better be a Scotsman because, in my experience, all the world’s best engineers have been Scottish.” ~ James Doohan at his audition for Scotty “I used to get 100% in physics and chemistry and […]

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Canuck Quotes: Toronto Maple Leafs

Canuck Quotes: Toronto Maple Leafs

“If you can’t beat them on the ice, you can’t beat ‘em in the alley.” ~ Conn Smythe, owner of the Leafs from 1927 to 1961. “Who the hell wants to go there. I don’t want to be taking dogsleds to get around.” ~ Harold Ballard responding to the possibility of a proposed NHL franchise […]

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Canuck Quotes: Santa Claus Parade

Canuck Quotes: Santa Claus Parade

“It makes me happy to see all my little friends again. You should see all the toys the gnomes have placed in my sack.” ~ Santa Claus, 1929 “Following the parade, thousands of children went up to Toyland to talk to Santa, and they found him so jolly and kind. He talked to all the […]

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Canuck Quotes: Wayne Gretzky

Canuck Quotes: Wayne Gretzky

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I wasn’t naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything […]

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Canuck Quotes: Rick Mercer

Canuck Quotes: Rick Mercer

[ 0 ] October 7, 2011 |

“Health Canada reports that the infection rate for chlamydia in Saskatoon is twice the national average, making it the chlamydia capital of Canada. Montreal has vowed to get their title back.” Hope Air Press Release September 27, 2011: “Our healthcare system has a lot of good things going for it, but if you can’t get […]

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Canuck Quotes: Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Canuck Quotes: Pierre Elliott Trudeau

[ 0 ] September 28, 2011 |

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. Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We’re different people from you and we’re different people because of […]

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