Thursday, July 01, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

"Canadians have been so busy explaining to the Americans that we aren't British, and to the British that we aren't Americans that we haven't had time to become Canadians." - Helen Gordon McPherson

"Canadians are generally indistinguishable from Americans, and the surest way of telling the two apart is to make the observation to a Canadian." - Richard Staines

"Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States." - J. Bartlet Brebner

"When I'm in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like." - Jane Fonda

"Canada has never been a melting-pot; more like a tossed salad." - Arnold Edinborough

"I read and learned and fretted more about Canada after I left than I ever did while I was home. I absorbed anything I could on topics that ranged from folklore to history to political manifestos... I ranted and raved and seethed about things beyond my control. In short I acted like a Canadian." - Will Ferguson

"The natural beauty of Canada is extraordinary." - President Barack Obama

"In history class, in seventh grade (or as we like to say in Canada, grade seven) we learned the story of the American Revolution — from the British perspective. Turns out you were all a bunch of ungrateful tax cheats. And you weren’t very nice to the Loyalists. What I miss most about Canada is getting the truth about the United States."— Malcom Gladwell

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