Top Montreal Quotes

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1. "I think over there in Montreal they're a bit hardcore with the old homos. They're not that keen on them."
Author: Allan Carr
2. "I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren't laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof."
Author: Allan Carr
3. "I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city, which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like. And I'm one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one."
Author: Christopher Plummer
4. "And I told you: I think of a photograph you took of me, up in Montreal. You told me to jump in the air, so in the picture, my feet are off the ground. Later, I asked you why you wanted me to do that, and you told me it was the only way to get me to forget about the expression on my face. You were right. I am completely unposed, completely genuine. In my mind's eye, I picture myself like that, reacting to you."
Author: David Levithan
5. "It was my dream playing for the Montreal Canadiens - it was my dad's team."
Author: Guy Lafleur
6. "Being drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, that was the greatest moment in my career. And stealing the Stanley Cup in 1978 and bringing it back to my hometown of Thurso."
Author: Guy Lafleur
7. "When all of the family was stilled in sleep, when the streetlamp a few paces from the house shone at night and made grotesque shadows of the trees upon the house, when the river sighed off into the darkness, when the trains hooted on their way to Montreal far upriver, when the winds swished in the soft treeleaves and something knocked and rattled on the old barn, you could stand in the road and look at this home and know that there is nothing more haunting than a house at night when the family is asleep, something strangely tragic, something beautiful forever."
Author: Jack Kerouac
8. "You know what's nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city, but you have Cuban cigars."
Author: Jamie Farr
9. "I am a proud Montrealer. Jobs will take me where they take me, but nothing will ever be able to convince me to leave my home."
Author: Jay Baruchel
10. "Montreal is a great town. There's equal parts blue-collar town."
Author: Jay Baruchel
11. "You grow up skinny in Canada; in working-class Montreal, you're definitely the underdog."
Author: Jay Baruchel
12. "They've been fairly positive, as firm as they could be in regards to the derivatives operations in Montreal. We didn't sense that there was a hesitation about it. But things change."
Author: Jean Charest
13. "And, of course, all of my friends and family are so excited because they feel like Montreal is being represented on Mad Men."
Author: Jessica Pare
14. "No, I love Montreal... I think I love Montreal more than Montreal loves me... I love the food there."
Author: Kathy Griffin
15. "For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy."
Author: Kim Campbell
16. "For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation."
Author: Kim Campbell
17. "Early in 1968, a group of optometrists, with Billy among them, chartered an airplane to fly them from Ilium to an international convention of optometrists in Montreal. The plane crashed on top of Sugarbush Mountain, in Vermont. Everybody was killed but Billy. So it goes. While Billy was recuperating in a hospital in Vermont, his wife died accidentally of carbon-monoxide poisoning. So it goes."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
18. "As opposition leader, [Stephen Harper] wrote in the Montreal Gazette in the year before he came to power: 'Information is the lifeblood of a democracy. Without adequate access to key information about government policies and programs, citizens and parliamentarians cannot make informed decisions and incompetent or corrupt governments can be hidden under a cloak of secrecy.'When he became prime minister, his attitude appeared to undergo a shift of considerable proportions. It often took the Conservatives twice as long as previous governments to handle access requests. Sometimes it took six months to a year."
Author: Lawrence Martin
19. "I was working out at a gym in Montreal when I was doing 'The Bone Collector.' I walked in and said 'Where do I sign in?' Somebody behind me, without even seeing my face, said 'Excuse me, are you on 'Star Trek'?' They recognized me from my voice."
Author: Leland Orser
20. "Secret kabals of vegetarians habitually gather under the sign to exchange contraband from beyond the Vegetable Barrier. In their pinpoint eyes dances their old dream: the Total Fast. One of them reports a new atrocity published without compassionate comment by the editors of Scientific American: "It has been established that, when pulled from the ground, a radish produces an electronic scream." Not even the triple bill for 65? will comfort them tonight. With a mad laugh born of despair, one of them throws himself on a hot-dog stand, disintegrating on the first chew into pathetic withdrawal symptoms. The rest watch him mournfully and then separate into the Montreal entertainment section. The news is more serious than any of them thought. One is ravished by a steak house with sidewalk ventilation. In a restaurant, one argues with the waiter that he ordered "tomato" but then in a suicide of gallantry he agrees to accept the spaghetti, meat sauce mistake."
Author: Leonard Cohen
21. "In Montreal spring is like an autopsy. Everyone wants to see the inside of the frozen mammoth. Girls rip off their sleeves and the flesh is sweet and white, like wood under green bark. From the streets a sexual manifesto rises like an inflating tire, "the winter has not killed us again!"
Author: Leonard Cohen
22. "I think people in Montreal smoke a lot, and I used to smoke when I was 17-18, and just picked it up when I was playing juniors. But I think I stopped when I was 22, which was a big decision in my life."
Author: Mario Lemieux
23. "She and Marie were Montreal girls, not trained to accompany heroes, or to hold out for dreams, but just to be patient."
Author: Mavis Gallant
24. "I ended up in the US for a month or so, before moving to Montreal with some Romanian friends."
Author: Nadia Comaneci
25. "There is no linguistic war in Montreal."
Author: Pierre Moreau
26. "Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents."
Author: Rudolph A. Marcus
27. "I haven't been back in Montreal, at all, since the playoffs ended two years ago. It's been a while."
Author: Saku Koivu
28. "My relationship and the bond with the people in Montreal was kind of special and doesn't happen very often."
Author: Saku Koivu
29. "I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants."
Author: Sidney Altman
30. "Why are you so hard on yourself?I love you just the way you are,with your withered coat and wet scarf dangling like a spotless chandelier.The snow banks in Montreal are high, but I can see your trace, and silent grace and tin cup through the paned window.The precipitation melts your face, distorting your expression through the aged glass; broken, when I threw ancient stones to get your attentionas a child.I wanted a friend. The honest kind."
Author: V.S. Atbay
31. "My whole plan in my head has always been, if I go a year without acting, it's time to go home; it's time to go back to Montreal."
Author: Vanessa Lengies

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Like you? I go out of here every morning… bust my butt…putting up with them crackers everyday…cause I like you? You about the biggest fool I ever saw. It's my JOB. It's my RESPONSIBILITY! You understand that? A man got to take care of his family. You live in my house… sleep on my bed clothes…fill you belly up with my food… cause you my son. You my flesh and blood. Not ‘cause I like you! Cause it's my duty to take care of you. I OWE a responsibility to you! Let's get this straight right here… before it go along any further… I ain't got to like you. Mr. Rand don't five me money come payday cause he likes me. He gives me cause he OWE me. I done give you everything I had to give you. I gave you your life! Me and your mama worked that out between us. And liking your black ass wasn't part of the bargain. Don't try and go through life worrying about if somebody like you or not. You best be making sure they doing right by you. You understand what I'm saying, boy?"- August Wilson, Fences, 1986."
Author: August Wilson

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