O Canada

How (some) Canadians see themselves:

I am rather inclined to believe that this is the land God gave to Cain. (Jacques Cartier)

If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography. (William Lyon Mackenzie King)

Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. (Herbert Marshall McLuhan)

A Canadian is someone who keeps asking the question, ‘What is a Canadian?” (Irving Layton)

Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being. And a subtle flavour – we’re more like celery as a flavour. (Mike Meyers)

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. (Margaret Atwood)

Americans like to make money: Canadians like to audit it. I know no country where accountants have a higher social and moral status.(Northrop Frye)

We sing about the North, but live as far south as possible.  (JB McGeachy)

Canadians are arrogant about their own modesty. (Christopher Molineaux)

An optimist in Canada is someone who think things could be worse. (Preston Manning)

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