canadian Quotes

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Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. Robertson Davies, novelist
  • become

Don't go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth, educator
  • Growth

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer. Jim Carrey, comedian
  • inspirational

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton, politician
  • anger

Achievement is talent plus preparation. Malcolm Gladwell, author
  • talent


Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking. Doug Coupland, author
  • depression

I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful. Alanis Morissette, musician
  • everyone

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos. Doug Coupland, author
  • blame

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen, musician
  • Hope

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left? Jim Carrey, comedian
  • wisdom

You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot. Victoria Pratt, actress
  • relationship

There were moments when I really just thought, I don't need anything and I don't need anyone. I just want to go away and disappear. Shania Twain, musician
  • anyone

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. Mary Pickford, actress
  • Future

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh. Jim Carrey, comedian
  • focus

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings. Agnes Martin, artist
  • art

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer. It is joy and art. Bliss Carman, poet
  • Innovation

SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense Eric Butterworth, educator
  • Sin

Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value. Doug Coupland, author
  • beings

Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell. Joni Mitchell, musician
  • Sadness

You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life. Doug Coupland, author
  • apply

Life is funny and it is interesting how we make it as serious as possible. Elisha Cuthbert, actress
  • funny

Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value. John Ralston Saul, author
  • agreement

Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf. William Osler, scientist
  • Senses

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them. Jim Carrey, comedian
  • afraid

The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Robertson Davies, novelist
  • Eyes

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive. Orlando A. Battista, chemist
  • Love

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes. Tom Cochrane, musician
  • betrayal

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business. Michael J. Fox, actor
  • business

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them. Robertson Davies, novelist
  • Genius

My self-editing process is intense. George Murray, poet
  • intense

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three. Laurence J. Peter, writer
  • funny

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Doug Coupland, author
  • feel

I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath. Fred Shero, athlete
  • Training

Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter. Laurence J. Peter, writer
  • Prejudice

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding. Marshall McLuhan, philosopher
  • Opinion

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. Laurence J. Peter, writer
  • Intelligence

The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself. Mark Messier, athlete
  • Stress

The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love. Margaret Atwood, novelist
  • Snow

It was a boy's name first. Leslie Nielsen, actor
  • boy

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. Neil Peart, musician
  • Choice

What you get is no longer what you see. Margaret Atwood, novelist
  • inspirational

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out. Pierre Berton, author
  • deserves

Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life's greatest tests alone. Agnes Macphail, politician
  • alone

What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us. Robertson Davies, novelist
  • Luck

Never pray for justice, because you might get some. Margaret Atwood, novelist
  • Justice

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. Laurence J. Peter, writer
  • Innovation

I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love. William Shatner, actor
  • deal

I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it. Justin Bieber, musician
  • positive

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own. Margaret Atwood, novelist
  • Youth

Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances. Orlando A. Battista, chemist
  • Temptation


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