The Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian Quotations

The Penguin Dictionary of Popular Canadian Quotations

Paperback - 2006
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"It is a very large field but well worth looking at very carefully."
--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."
--Douglas Adams

"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."
--Yann Martel

"What defines a Canadian best? It must be the lurking fear that somewhere, somehow, you might have offended someone."
--Margaret Wente

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2006.
ISBN: 9780143053699
Characteristics: xii, 498 pages ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Colombo, John Robert 1936-


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