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Andre Benjamin Quotes

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Australia is about as far away as you can get.
I like that.
- Andre Benjamin

When I'm shooting a film, I don't look at playback.
I don't go and do a scene and then hurry up and watch what I just did.
I never look at it so I haven't seen any of it.
- Andre Benjamin

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Certainly the Australians were buried in Korea.
But I think that from Vietnam on, all the killed were
brought home to America or to Australia,
in our case.
- Peter Scott

 

I'm a big goofball, you know.
Don't tell anyone that, but I'm a big goofball.
In Australia we call it a dag.
- Hugh Jackman

Even if you go to Australia today, it's very much like
visiting a state you haven't been to.
- Pat Oliphant

In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.
- Phyllis McGinley

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I want to give my compliments to Australia.
Ever since your government paid a few million dollars
for a Jackson Pollack painting,
I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
- Morton Feldman

I remember when we were in the World Cup in Australia
and I had to win the singles against Tony Payne,
best of seven legs, to win it.
I was 2-0 down but ended up beating him 4-2.
- Eric Bristow

Through the Young Men's Christian Association and principally
in Australia and North America,
as well as in South America, I came into contact with
families of these countries.
- Fritz Sauckel

And living in Australia I am relatively well off.
- Peter Garrett

Even before the discovery of copper South Australia had turned the corner.
- Catherine Helen Spence

Leaving Australia was the hardest thing I have ever done.
- Barry Gibb

We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell,
Purgatory, and even Limbo.
I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada,
that they were real places.
- John McGahern

Most Indians go into education.
Their parents just push them into education like parents
in Australia push them into sports.
- Mahesh Bhupathi

People forget that a huge proportion of our jobs still
depend on agricultural production in Australia so of
course there are exports.
That's easily overlooked.
- John Anderson

A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence,
and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area.
And so it went with many country towns around Australia.
- Phillip Noyce

Once again our cricketers have flattered to deceive in Australia.
- Ted Dexter

South Australia was the first community to give the
secret ballot for political elections.
- Catherine Helen Spence

Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States
and Australia not because of what we have done but
because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common.
- John Howard

Australia and Canada were settled by adventurers,
they had to break new ground.
I think that is indelibly etched on our cultural spirit.
- Tom Cochrane

Italy is definitely where I feel most at home,
or alternatively, living in total wilderness,
in the bush in Australia.
- Noah Taylor

Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea
of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition,
and it's fun to be able to deliver it.
- Richard Branson

I thank all of those who weren't born in this country
for coming here and making a contribution to Australia.
We are the least discriminatory country in the world,
in my view.
- John Howard

Australia is the most isolated continent.
- Jared Diamond

I just think Australia tends to make very good movies,
so if someone hands me an Australian or an American
film script I would guess the Australian film would be more intriguing.
- Barbara Hershey

Residuals from Australia, from the Mission Magic show,
saved my butt.
So there is a reason for everything.
- Rick Springfield

I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way.
We are watching the two best teams in the world-and
I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
- Ian Botham

I did well as an actor in Australia,
and then Paramount invited me over...
to have a look at me.
- Rod Taylor

You can be tops in Australia and be unheard of everywhere else.
- Barry Gibb

Since I've been in Playboy myself in Australia,
I love it, and I think it's really empowering and positive towards women,
which is not a view that many women hold.
- Dannii Minogue

Australia has an increasingly multicultural society.
- Julie Bishop

There are better alternatives...
Australia should be exporting its solar technology,
not its uranium.
- Bob Brown

We don't have any sailors in Australia,
we have rowers.
- Ben Lexcen

When I was rising eighteen I persuaded my parents to
let me return to Australia and at least see whether
I could adapt myself to life on the land before going up to Cambridge.
- Patrick White

Another time, we had three days off in Australia,
so we went out of our way to fly to Ayres Rock.
- Phil Collins

I race historic muscle cars back in Australia,
and that's my hobby.
And I try to race home as soon as I've finished a movie but don't tell anyone.
- Eric Bana

I had a career for 25 years in Australia before I ever
came to the United States.
- Helen Reddy

I knew she was from Australia and I knew that is where
she started but I didn't know if she was still popular there.
I hope people understand we aren't making fun of Kylie.
- Wayne Coyne

Who says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman,
or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores?
And what sort of thanks do we get for it?
- Henry Lawson

The people of Australia would be staggered to learn
that Australia has no national development plan.
- Lionel K. Murphy

But although Australia was also involved in the Vietnam conflict,
I can remember my dad telling us that if we were in Australia,
we wouldn't be drafted until we were 20.
- Mel Gibson

The strongest initiative that government can take to
ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing,
is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation.
- Julie Bishop

New Zealanders who emigrate to Australia raise the IQ of both countries.
- Robert Muldoon

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It is already tomorrow in Australia.
- Charles M. Schulz

In 1958, we decided to go to Australia.
We were there for six months, and all the shows went well.
- Ernie Wise

Mmm, well that whole thing about having to look tough
has never left Australia.
- Robert Forster

All for Australia and the Empire.
- Joseph Lyons

Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia,
the government, allowed kangaroo culling.
- Steve Irwin

Australia as a nation, as a set of cities and some regional centres,
that project died a death and we didn't get it up,
but I still think there's merit in that.
- Susan Oliver

The wickets I have played on for my whole career,
most of them have been to suit fast bowlers in Australia.
- Shane Warne

I loved Australia.
I was very successful there.
- Todd Barry

God bless America.
God save the Queen.
God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia.
- Russell Crowe

Get Miramax to send me down to Australia.
I'd like to see it.
- Walter Hill

In a way Australia is like Catholicism.
The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque.
But you always come back.
- Thomas Keneally

The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the
very thought of somebody like me might saying that
they bought in white Australia.
But I believe they did.
- Colleen McCullough

If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in Australia -
I couldn't help it.
It's got to be perfection for me.
- Nellie Melba

There has always been quite a strong black and white
art tradition in Australia,
with quite a large contingent of cartoonists,
given the size of the population.
- Pat Oliphant

Australia is already a world leader in dementia research,
treatment and care.
- Julie Bishop

When I was 24 I went to Nigeria and it was such a culture shock,
growing up in Australia and suddenly being the only
white man in this unit full of black men.
- Bruce Beresford

I love Australia.
My dream would be to have a place to live there and
be able to commute back and forth.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

With just about every player in Australia,
his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia.
That's why they're playing first class cricket.
It's just a different attitude.
- Shane Warne

My point was that the war was intrinsically wrong,
and as a result of our participation we haven't improved
Australia's security but created a greater danger at home and abroad.
- Bob Hawke

Because in Australia there really isn't a lot to do.
There aren't a lot of opportunities.
- Radha Mitchell

I only get to spend about six to eight weeks in Australia
now and I really miss my family and friends.
- Karrie Webb

And then once in Australia, I really hit the weights hard.
- Brandon Routh

Way of life in Australia focuses more on the outdoors.
- Thomas Muster

At the end of my trial, I was rather hoping the judge
would send me to Australia for the rest of my life.
- Jeffrey Archer

I was fortunate enough to visit a lot of beautiful places around the world.
The most astonishing and memorable experiences were
my trips to Africa and Australia.
- Karolina Kurkova

She told fortunes for a living.
It's a wacky book and was great fun to write.
It is very much a look at what life was like for women
in Australia in the 1960's.
- Colleen McCullough

Everyone knows how much Australia means to me.
I try to get back here as much as I can,
but normally it's for work, so I'm in and out and jetlagged and stressed.
- Kylie Minogue


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