Top 40 Provincial Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Provincial Quotes from famous people such as Emmanuel Macron, Aravind Adiga, Arthur Smith, Willard Boyle, John Strachan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I'm a child of provincial France.

I’m a child of provincial France.
Emmanuel Macron
India’s great economic boom, the arrival of the Internet and outsourcing, have broken the wall between provincial India and the world.
Aravind Adiga
I’ve noticed that my resolutions involve me not doing stuff that I wasn’t going to do anyway so here’s something more positive. I’m going to retrain as a Latin teacher in a provincial public school.
Arthur Smith
We lived in Northern Quebec, and the nearest school was thirty miles away, so my mother took on the task of home schooling me. She spoke to some friends, received some instructions from the provincial school board, and found some interesting books that perhaps I might find useful.
Willard Boyle
In regard to education, something has been done by the Provincial Legislature; but to build churches, and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.
John Strachan
On every album I’ve put out, I’ve put diverse Canadian songs on it. They’re not provincial album; my albums are national albums. There’ll be a song about Saskatchewan and Vancouver and Nova Scotia on there.
Stompin’ Tom Connors
We are very grateful for what the Ontario provincial government is doing, and for cooperation from provincial and local police forces all across Canada.
Paul Cellucci
Berlin is like being abroad in Germany. It’s German, but not provincial.
Claudia Schiffer
If we are visiting Afghans, typically the Afghan governor, district or provincial governor, we see he doesn’t wear body armor, and yet we’re walking through his streets. I’m his guest. I think that that’s important that I send a message that I trust him and I don’t think I am more valuable than I think he is.
Stanley A. McChrystal
I think that the pivotal point of me in terms of the choral stuff is that I was involved in this provincial choir at 16 or 17. We went and played in churches and convention centres. The music we got to do was so inspiring for me.
Devin Townsend
I get nostalgic about having lived in Ames, Iowa, even though being a vegetarian in Iowa is not fun. But I really love Durham more than any place I’ve ever been; some small towns can be really provincial and strangling, but Durham is the best city in the world.
John Darnielle
You know, the state of Connecticut is… sometimes it’s a provincial state. And I’ve been working very hard to get the endorsement of the people within our state, and ultimately, the ultimate endorsement is from the voters in the state of Connecticut.
Linda McMahon
I think provincialism is an endemic characteristic with mankind, I think everybody everywhere is provincial, but it is particularly striking with Texans, and we tend to be very Texcentric.
Molly Ivins
In any event, colonization and the grant of lands were provincial matters.
Albert Bushnell Hart
You could grow up in Germany in the postwar years without ever meeting a Jewish person. There were small communities in Frankfurt or Berlin, but in a provincial town in south Germany, Jewish people didn’t exist.
W. G. Sebald
I was told that, when ‘Betrayal’ was being produced by one of the provincial companies in England, the two actors playing those roles actually went into a pub one day and played that scene as if it were really happening to them. The people around them became very uncomfortable.
Harold Pinter
Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan.
Stockwell Day
For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal’s economy.
Kim Campbell
I know that a prime minister of Canada needs to be deeply respectful of the other levels of government – whether it be municipal, provincial, or even nation-to-nation relationships with aboriginal governments.
Justin Trudeau
It was a small provincial place with great people and I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens.
Fran Drescher
I was 18 when I first visited London, I’m very provincial like that, but I must confess the moment I got to America I thought: This is the place. It was more open, with 24-hour cities and pubs and restaurants that didn’t close.
David Hockney
New York is just as provincial as anyone else.
Molly Ivins
One of my oldest friends has a cottage on Smoke Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park, and it’s one of my favorite places in the world.
Alexi Zentner
When I wrote about the French Revolution, I didn’t choose to write about aristocrats; I chose characters who began their lives in provincial obscurity.
Hilary Mantel
Sometimes Hollywood is a small town on the West Coast of America at the furthest point from everywhere else, and that can make it a little provincial and insular.
Howard Stringer
I first visited Kurdistan in 2003. I arrived in the town of Sulaimaniyah, courtesy of smugglers who drove me across the border from Iran. Sulaimaniyah was a small, charming provincial Kurdish town.
Luke Harding
I inherited my 1960s copy of ‘French Provincial Cooking’ by Elizabeth David from my mother Gabrielle, who in turn inherited it from her mother Frances. It was my bible when I first moved to Paris aged 26.
Rachel Khoo
It would be naive to imagine we have solved all our income security problems simply because the roles of the federal and provincial governments in the area of skills training have been clarified.
Kim Campbell
You’re just poor cornball provincial people, you critics; you just don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.
George Cukor
The candidates before you know that the IFP has set up a system of deployed IFP national and provincial leaders who are not only monitoring the performance of candidates during these elections but will also do so after these elections.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
When my party won the elections convincingly on February 18th, 2008, we immediately reached out to other parties to form broad-based coalitions of national unity in the National Assembly and in the four provincial assemblies.
Asif Ali Zardari
New York is very provincial. They're very cut-off; they

New York is very provincial. They’re very cut-off; they don’t have an awareness of so much that is going on in the world.
Robert Wilson
I grew up abroad, and when I first passed through London in the 1970s, it seemed a drab and provincial place.
John Lanchester
The First Nations Financial Transparency Act insulted the integrity of the very people in our communities who guide our economic policy and act as our mediators with provincial and federal governments.
Eden Robinson
The possibility that a provincial town could win the League completely bucks the trend.
Gary Lineker
When I was young, I despised old people. I was provincial and narrow-minded. It’s the reason I stayed stupid so long. If you only get involved with young people you don’t learn anything about the world.
Edmund White
I love provincial politics.
Doug Ford
The greatest writers have been, at heart, parochial, provincial in their rootedness.
Derek Walcott
Denmark can be very small, provincial, and mediocre.
Thomas Vinterberg
Australians are very provincial in many ways. If they feel that you’ve used them as a stepping stone to bigger things, they resent it.
Graham Russell