17 Total Quotes

Adrienne Clarkson Quotes

At our best, we are in constant search of something beyond, of national dreams and destinies that we reach toward, together.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Dreams

A society like Canada's, with its four centuries of give-and-take, compromise and acceptance, wrong-doing and redress, is basically a forgiving society.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Acceptance

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Canadian Journalist

Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes us fearful or suspicious of others. We can forget that most of the people that we know, or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Canadian Journalist

To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Canadian Journalist #Civilization

Stumbling through darkness and racing through light, we have persisted in the creation of a Canadian civilization.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Civilization

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Canadian Journalist #Creation

Knowing better than anyone my own shortcomings, I undertake this task with humility and ask you all, as Canadians, to help me.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Humility

[The fight for freedom was] a daunting task, ... but he did it like his comrades - without fanfare, without hesitation, with great pride and determination.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Freedom

[They] stood out against the dignity, bravery and perseverance of our Canadian Forces, ... Smoky Smith . . . is no longer the enthusiastic and smiling presence among us, but his spirit carries on.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Bravery

The initiative, the love and understanding that I have seen in all of you over the past six years are the best reasons for hope, not only for Canadians, but for all human beings,
Adrienne Clarkson
#Love

It reflects an intense personal, as well as a national, gratitude for what Ukrainian Canadians have done for freedom in the country of origin of their ancestors and the example they helped set for the world,
Adrienne Clarkson
#Freedom

I have felt the warmth of your society, the welcome given to anyone who comes to be with you, to share and to understand,
Adrienne Clarkson
#Society

This is a land of soul, this is a land of commitment, and this is our place, ... Lets never forget that.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Commitment

Women's hockey, the playing and interest in it is growing, so this was the right time to do it.
Adrienne Clarkson
#Interest