Insults and Insulting Quotes about Canada
You know that these two nations are at war for a few acres of snow, and they are spending... more than all of Canada is worth
It makes little difference, Canada is useful only to provide me with furs
Madame de Pompadour
I fear that I have not got much to say about Canada, not having seen much, what I got by going to Canada was a cold.
I don't even know what street Canada is on
Canada has a climate nine months winter and three months late in the fall
A sub-artic lumber village converted by Royal Mandate into a political cock fighting pit
Goldwin Smith on Ottawa
I find that Newfoundland is said to be celebrated for it's codfish, its dogs, its hogs and its fogs
Sir William Whiteway
The purity of the air of Newfoundland is without doubt due to the fact that the people never open their windows
Quebec does not have opinions, only sentiments
Montreal is the only place where a good French accent isn't a social assett
Toronto as a city carries out the idea of Canada as a country. It is a calculated crime both against the aspirations of the soul and the affection of the heart
The cold narrow minds, the confined ideas, the by-gone prejudices of the society are hardly conceivable; books there are none, nor music, and as to pictures! the Lord deliver us from such! The people do not know what a picture is.
Anna Jameson, Canadian writer
How utterly destitute of all light and charm are the intellectual conditions of our people and the institutions of our public life! How barbarous!
Archibald Lampman, Canadian writer
Canada is useful only to provide me with furs.
Madame de Pompadour, French socialite, after the fall of Quebec, 1759
This gloomy region, where the year is divided into one day and one night, lies entirely outside the stream of history.
W. W. Reade, British explorer and novelist, 1872