Quotes of the Day for 1 July 2000 – Canada Day
From my perspective on the northern edge of the US, I'm with Joe in the great 'Molson rant' TV commercial running currently: "The beaver is a truly proud and noble animal, a touque is a hat, a Chesterfield is a couch, and it is pronounced zedd, not zee, zedd. Canada is the second largest land mass, the first nation of hockey, and the best part of North America." And their money looks a lot better than ours does. In honor of Canada Day (Dominion Day to the traditionalists) some quotes relating to Canada.
That long [Canadian] frontier from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, guarded only by neighborly respect and honorable obligations, is an example to every country and a pattern for the future of the world.
- Sir Winston Churchill
Definition of a Canadian: Somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.
- Pierre Burton
Man: An animal [whose] ... chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.
- Ambrose Bierce
You know that these two nations [France and England] have been at war over a few acres of snow near Canada, and that they are spending on this fine struggle more than Canada itself is worth.
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