Great Quotes from Canadian Writers and Journalists

For a country with roughly 150 years of history, Canada has made significant contributions to the world of literature, pop culture and sports. What could we learn from the people of Canada? Below is a collection of great quotes from Canadian writers and journalists. Enjoy.
"A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together." Margaret Atwood

"Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world." Margaret Laurence

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." Stephen Leacock

"Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories." Alice Munro

"War is what happens when language fails." Margaret Atwood

"Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous." Peter Jennings

"I only write books about dead people. They can't sue." Pierre Berton

"Privacy is a privilege not granted to the aged or the young." Margaret Laurence

"People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?" Lucy Maud Montgomery

"The more I see of the country, the less I feel I know about it. There is a saying that after five years in the north every man is an expert; after ten years, a novice." Pierre Berton

"Parents like the idea of kids, they just don't like their kids." Morley Safer

"The first sentence of every novel should be: Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human. Meander if you want to get to town." Michael Ondaatje

"You don't need a religious background to strive for something good, for genuine compassion and love for others." Miriam Toews

"I've always shied away from conventional wisdom, though I know the power of it." Peter Jennings