"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards."
- Aldous Huxley
Watching 30 Rock tonight, I just heard special guest star Steve Martin, playing eccentric businessman Gavin Volure, make the following statement.
Toronto is just like New York but without all the
"We are like yeast in a vat - mindlessly multiplying as we greedily devour a finite world. If we do not change our ways, we will perish as the yeasts perish - having exhausted our sustenance and poisoned ourselves in the lethal brew of our own wastes."
- Farley Mowat
"The only Canadian mythology is that there is a Canadian mythology."
- Irving Layton
"In Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination."
- Irving Layton
"A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe."
- Pierre Berton
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
- Dr. Seuss
"I've worked in almost every other place in Canada except Toronto, funny enough, where my husband's from. The first time I was here it was winter, and I got engaged. The second time I was here it was summer, and I was married. My family lives here, my stepson lives here, so it's a wonderful place. Everyone's very nice and hospitable, unlike Hollywood."
- Tori Spelling
"I didn't realize Toronto was so beautiful. Everywhere you go you see beautiful architecture."
- Kevin Costner
"I was in Toronto when they had a severe outbreak of SARS - you know, Severe Asian Racism Syndrome. I was in the airport and there were these big snowboarder guys and they had white masks around their necks, and as soon as they saw me, they put their masks on. So I went "cough, cough, cough... You wanna egg rorr?""
- Margaret Cho
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