Quotes of the week

“I’m concerned we’re going to lose the culture of knowledge and the culture of the importance of knowledge.”

Top neuroscientist leaving for UK on Canada’s ‘diminished’ value of knowledge

“I hate everybody today, but you — you I can stand.”

10 Things to Say to Your Partner Instead of ‘I Love You’

“There was a sense we couldn’t win. That feeling has gone.”

Fuelled by Notley’s victory, NDP take on Liberal stars in heart of Toronto

“While she learned a few things as Street Phoebe, her rough upbringing also taught her to be kind, compassionate, and to appreciate the little things in life.”

All the wisdom I learned from Phoebe Buffay

“More and more people are seeking out local craft beers. Tourism Calgary even uses our local beer boom as reason to visit the city. And one by one, those big box stores we once flocked to are shutting down because people want to spend money differently than they used to, and it would be incredibly naïve of Stampede to ignore that.

We shouldn’t be furious at the Stampede because they don’t have local beers – yet. But if I could offer them some advice, I would make it a priority next year because, as the PC government just learned, if you don’t evolve with the people, the people will simply evolve without you.”

Calgary Stampede falling behind the times with its big-brand exclusivity

“I like reading more that I like living my actual life.”

-Orange is the New Black

“So the day became one of waiting, which was, he knew, a sin: moments were to be experienced; waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moments one was currently disregarding.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

“He had gone beyond the world of metaphor and simile into the place of things that are, and it was changing him.”

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

“Mainly I walked in this city full of many happy people.”

-Copenhagen built for walking by Phil Reimur

“It was around 3000 BCE that our ancestors began to trade nomadic lifestyles for urban ones, setting up increasingly large cities and centers of commerce.”

The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin

“The Conference Board of Canada has estimated that the annual contribution of our arts and culture industry is 7.4 per cent of real GDP (as of 2007), accounting for 1.1 million jobs. As a gross total, that’s more than our mining, forestry and fisheries sectors, plus the Canadian Forces, combined.”

Canada’s creative industries can lead the economic charge

“Christy Clark has done one brilliant job: she has deflected all the criticism of her failure to authorize adequate resources for running the transportation system in BC’s largest metropolis onto an organization that she herself controls.”

Vancouver Picks Doing Nothing Over Proposed Transit Tax

“The Clark government will surely tout the well worn line, ‘The people have spoken.’ But what have they even said?”

Vancouver Picks Doing Nothing Over Proposed Transit Tax

“We’re stuck with a populace that wants better transit but doesn’t want to pay for it. We’re stuck with a provincial government that is constantly abrogating their basic responsibilities, leaving municipalities scrambling. We’re stuck like an angry commuter in a kilometre long traffic-jam of their own miserable making.”

Vancouver Picks Doing Nothing Over Proposed Transit Tax

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