The Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian QuotationsPaperback - 2006
--Winston Churchill on Canada
For everyone interested in looking carefully at the large field that is Canada, John Robert Colombo has compiled a brand new collection of memorable and significant quotations by Canadians and about Canada. This entertaining compendium contains more than 4000 quotations from 1400 contributors that cover over 900 topics, from Sir John A. Macdonald on the British Empire to Stephen Harper on taxes. Combining the serious thought of academics such as Michael Ignatieff with the witty remarks of comedians such as Rick Mercer, The Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian Quotations is designed for leisurely browsing as well as for popular reference and includes many never-before-anthologized quotations that shed light on how we perceive our country and the world today.
"Canada is like an intelligent, thirty-five-year-old woman."
"It is a vast country, so that inspires you. It's also the greatest hotel on earth: It welcomes people from everywhere. It's a good country to write from because in many ways Canada is the world."
"What defines a Canadian best? It must be the lurking fear that somewhere, somehow, you might have offended someone."