Mar 9, 2011

I’m a former print girl so I come with
dead trees.”

—Shelley Ambrose
Co-publisher of The Walrus re: bringing notes instead of slides to her TED talk

“I was creating my own realty. I was creating what I believed was possible and that’s why I believe I was successful.”

—Vicki Keith, marathon swimmer who holds 16 world records

“I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time, folks.”

—Ben Grossman, musician

“If there was one time that the [responsibility to protect] principle should be applied right now, is in Libya.”

—Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian politician, scholar and statesman

“Life is uncharted, we all get hit with rogue waves, what are you going to do when yours comes?”

—Abby Sunderland, 16-year-old Canadian who attempted to circumnavigate the globe solo in her sailboat

“Don’t be scared, even if we sing in French.”

—Louis-Jean Cormier, Karkwa

“There’s no doubt in my mind that one of the reasons why, to the surprise of a lot, we lost our election for the seat to the Security Council just this last year because people didn’t think we cared much any more about the ambitions and objectives of the United Nations.”

—Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian politician, scholar and statesman

“Keep Phil’s going.”

—Mayor of Waterloo Brenda Halloran re: students aiding the municipal economy