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Montreal Quotes

List of Montreal Quotations


Ever wonder what people have said about Montreal? These Montreal quotes sum it up.

And some places you been before are so great that you don't ever mind going back. Some places you been before you don't ever want to go back, you know, like Montreal in the winter.
- Morgan Freeman, actor

If one may have the privilege of throwing in a personal impression or two, I may remark that my stay in Montreal and Quebec has been exceedingly pleasant, but the weather has been a good deal of a disappointment.
- Mark Twain, novelist

A Montreal house takes a lot of care. So you've got to worry about pipes freezing and roofs leaking so sometimes I think I'm not here long enough to justify the care it takes, but that feeling evaporates very quickly, as soon as I come into the place.
- Leonard Cohen, writer/poet/singer/artist

There’s all sorts of weird shit here in Montreal, so I kind of blend in with the culture.
- Rick Genest, a.k.a. Zombie Boy

It is a place not to be forgotten or mixed up in the mind with other places, or altered for a moment in the crowd of scenes a traveller can recall.
- Charles Dickens, novelist

No, I love Montreal... I think I love Montreal more than Montreal loves me... I love the food there.
- Kathy Griffin, comedian

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.
- Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada

This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn't throw a brick without breaking a church window. Yet I was told that you were going to build one more. I said the scheme is good, but where are you going to find room? They said, we will build it on top of another church and use an elevator. This shows that the gift of lying is not yet dead in the land.
- Mark Twain

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.
- Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada

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.
- Christopher Plummer, actor

You know what's nice about Montreal? Not only is it a beautiful city, but you have Cuban cigars.
- Jamie Farr, actor

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.
- Allan Carr, Broadway producer

Since the beginning, I always loved the game. When you grow up in Montreal, one day you want to be a professional hockey player. When I was six or seven, I knew that was what I wanted.
- Mario Lemieux, former professional hockey player

The Montreal Olympics can no more have a deficit than a man can have a baby.
- Jean Drapeau, former Mayor of Montreal

I love Montreal. It's got huge potential. If only the city would get involved in pushing it and promoting it and telling the universe that something is going on here because the race car drivers, celebs, people from all over the world, when they come here, they're like “wow, I didn't know this existed.”
- Stevie B. Hamron, nightclub co-owner

“I am not a Starfleet commander, or T.J. Hooker. I don't live on Starship NCC-170...[some audience members say 'one'], or own a phaser. And I don't know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock. And no, I've never had green alien sex, though I'm sure it would be quite an evening. [Pomp and Circumstance begins playing] I speak English and French, not Klingon! I drink Labatt's, not Romulan ale! And when someone says to me 'Live long and prosper', I seriously mean it when I say, 'Get a life'. My doctor's name is not McCoy, it's Ginsberg. And tribbles were puppets, not real animals. PUPPETS! And when I speak, I never, ever talk like every. Word. Is. Its. Own. Sentence. I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. And yes, I've gone where no man has gone before, but I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission! My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!”
- William Shatner, actor

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