40 Total Quotes

Brian Mulroney Quotes

The biggest trading partner of the United States is not West Germany or Japan, it's right here.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman #Germany

I am not denying anything I did not say.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

to say nothing of the times he taped me on the telephone without my knowledge.
Brian Mulroney
#Knowledge

It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault, ... Of course I regret it. It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use, but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
Brian Mulroney
#Conversation

I was never in the hospital in Halifax in my life, ... He has no medical record, nothing, no evidence. I could prove that I was never in the hospital.
Brian Mulroney
#Life

By our standards, this is normal here in Canada,
Brian Mulroney
#Canada

Well, a month later, my popularity jumped seven points. So whatever you do, don't deny a God damned thing!
Brian Mulroney
#God

He didn't want anybody to succeed where he had failed, ... Trudeau's contribution was not to build Canada but to destroy it, and I had to come in and save it.
Brian Mulroney
#Canada

If I had been a failure like - and I don't mean this cruelly - if I had been a Conservative leader who lost like Stanfield, they'd have thought I was terrific,
Brian Mulroney
#Conservative

Trudeau's contribution was not to build Canada but to destroy it, and I had to come in and save it,
Brian Mulroney
#Canada

He certainly made an important mark on Canadian journalism.
Brian Mulroney
#Journalism

We were kind of reluctant to go with someone who ran a soup company or something like that, but he has wide exposure to us and our competitors, he knows the business and he knows what has to be done.
Brian Mulroney
#Company

Whether the process proves to be Kyoto or something else, let's acknowledge the urgency of global warming.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman #Global Warming

He certainly made an important mark on Canadian journalism. I viewed him as a highly principled journalist with well developed views on the world. He was unafraid to assert them and, of course, to defend them.
Brian Mulroney
#Journalism

And look, I was a big, brassy guy who won and won big. I did what I wanted.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

And, of course, the fact that Maurice Strong, a Canadian, was in charge made it important for us to pull up our socks and become leaders in this field. Now, here is a field we should be a leader in!
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

Every cabinet minister gets a mission statement from the Prime Minister.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

First, President Reagan was not enthusiastic. But I built up a relationship with him in other areas and then persuaded him that this was important to us and to me, and that we had to at least be in the process of looking at this seriously.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked about the importance of the Arctic to our future. He's right. A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without destroying the environment on which it is all based.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

I concluded that while I was going to be able to get a lot of things done with Reagan, I was not going to be able to get the Acid Rain deal with him.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

I would go to them and I would explain this is the price of going forward. We're going to move ahead in all these other areas. We're moving ahead in tax reform and GST, we are moving ahead on trade, but this will not be done at the cost of the environment.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

If everything is very important, then nothing is important.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

If your only objective is to be popular, you're going to be popular but you will be known as the Prime Minister who achieved nothing.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault, Of course I regret it. It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use, but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

Once you articulate an agenda, you have to follow it.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman

So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington.
Brian Mulroney
#Canadian Statesman