“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

“Someone wants to come out with something embarrassing about you in your private life, you gotta talk about that for a little while.”

“We’re obviously not calling for a ban on oral sex, but I think it’s important for people to realize that these behaviours can be potentially risky.”

"Y is for your sister. O is for oh so tight. U is for underage. N is for no consent. G is for grab that ass.”

"I have more than enough to eat at home.”


“I’m actually not in favour of decriminalizing cannabis. I’m in favour of legalizing it– tax and regulate.”

“People are saying, ‘Oh we’re going to be known as ‘Spliff Falls’ and they don’t want to be associated with that whole marijuana thing.”

“I’m a flawed character.”

"I am a female."

“I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I an addict of crack cocaine.”

DEATHS - Quotes from people who passed away in 2013

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

“I would offer $5 billion to have a Japanese person to come over here and eat nothing but Alberta beef for a year. And if he gets mad cow disease, I would be glad to give him $5 billion — make it $10 billion — Canadian.”


“Instead of being tucked safely in their beds at home, we saw rows of children lying side by side, sprawled on a hospital floor, all of them dead from Assad’s gas, and surrounded by parents and grandparents who had suffered the same fate.”

“This is something I’ve never seen in my 25 years here…this amount of carnage in the civilian population. This is what we expect from war.”

“I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years. And I’m here. I’m free now.”

“Very hard to make money, very hard to maintain it properly…in one word, it was a white elephant.”

“I can’t believe I actually have to say this, but I’m going to say it: The river is closed. You cannot boat on the river. I have a large number of nouns that I could use to describe the people I saw in a canoe on the Bow River today…I am not allowed to use any of them. I can tell you, however, that I have been told that despite the state of local emergency, I’m not allowed to invoke the Darwin law.”


“You must fight others, but through peace and through dialogue and through education.”

“Much of what I saw in Geneva really disillusioned me about how my government functions and what its impact is in the world. I realized that I was part of something that was doing far more harm than good.”

“I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”

“We seek a future when a child can walk down the street and not worry that others see him as dangerous because of the colour of his skin.”

“I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, ‘Me, too.’”

"...despite the clear, vindictive intent of this motion, you will never break my spirit.”

“I have always said that I am a man of my word. In keeping with the commitment I made to Canadians, I can confirm I repaid these expenses in March 2013."

“We’re one of the few sports that you’re allowed to carry a weapon. So if you don’t have the release, what happens next would be my concern.”

“We take health and safety very seriously. It’s very important to us that our food is not only enjoyed, but also trusted.”

"Then, in February, these kids in Australia made that video...and people were sending it to me...I was like, 'OK cool, someone made a video to my song.' But it didn’t seem that funny."

“I be the prime minister, the rap prime minister…I be the black Pierre Elliott speaking to my delegates.”

"Even people who want to hate on me, they can’t even shut down the fact that I'm literally what everyone is talking about. I don’t want to say that I’m on top right now – I feel like I’m kind of an underdog in a cool way...Society wants to shut me down."