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Australian Quotes

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I think Australian food is probably some of the best in the world.
- Karrie Webb

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My greatest honour was to be included in the Australian Olympic team in 1992,
1996 and hopefully 2000.
- Rhonda Cator

But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
- Rod Taylor

The Australian Book of Etiquette is a very slim volume.
- Paul Theroux


I'm a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.
- Steve Irwin

You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor.
We are cruel to each other.
- Steve Irwin

I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape
and its metaphysical and mythic content.
- Arthur Boyd

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I support all Australian films.
- Yahoo Serious

I'm developing some screenplays at the moment with my Australian producer.
- Rachel Griffiths

It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so
stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia.
- John Howard

I feel like I've been marinated in Australian theatre.
- Cate Blanchett

The staple of our Australian colonies,
but more particularly of New South Wales,
the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production,
- is fine wool.
- Charles Sturt

If you find an Australian indoors, it's a fair bet
that he will have a glass in his hand.
- Jonathan Aitken

There is something about the Australian psyche that
seems to like films that are slightly offbeat.
- Nick Park

I don't think of myself as either American or Australian really,
I'm a true hybrid.
It's a good thing for me because both of them are really good countries.
- Mel Gibson

I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized,
you know?
- Rachel Griffiths

I no longer knew what it was like to feel Australian.
- Phillip Noyce

Although I'm Australian, I find myself much more in
sympathy with the Austrian version!
- David Chalmers

We cheer everyone who goes off to Hollywood and tells
American stories but telling Australian stories is
the greatest thing you can do.
- Yahoo Serious

Can you imagine what it would be like if all the Aussie
film talent was able to make Australian stories?
- Yahoo Serious

I am ashamed to be Australian in these times.
- Francesca da Rimini

I do greatly admire Australian artists.
- Jeffrey Archer

We have lost all our big Australian industries and icons,
including Qantas when it sold 25 % of its shares and
a controlling interest to British Airways.
- Pauline Hanson

For me, even just being English was a whole sort of
experience in as much as I'm Australian.
- Radha Mitchell

We seek to emphasize those practical things that we have in common.
- Australian Prime Minister John Howard

All the arts are predominantly national,
and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us.
The battle gets more and more vicious each year.
- Ann Macbeth

It's Australian to do such things because,
however uncivilised they may seem, it's human to do them.
- Hugh Mackay

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

I try to use the Australian idiom to its maximum advantage.
- Paul Keating

It's a fun day, a day which kicks off the start of our tour,
it's got great tradition - Australian cricketers just love tradition -
and it's been a really pleasant day.
- Matthew Hayden

There are a thousand weird untold stories in the Australian film industry,
this has been one of them.
- Yahoo Serious

The Australian tour was good for us;
it was ideal preparation for us.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I just wanted to do this all Australian film and we
didn't want to give creative control to overseas 'cause
whoever comes on my sets,
whether you're sweeping the floor or an actor,
it doesn't matter who comes up with the ideas,
it's a collaboration.
- Yahoo Serious

Well, it's a - I don't want to disappoint you,
but it's a time worn tradition of Australian Governments
over many years not to get into any discussion about
that aspect of intelligence matters.
- Alexander Downer

We discovered that there was a great deal of keen interest
in America for the kinds of products that we thought could be produced here.
Also there was an interest in Britain for Australian material generally.
- Ann Macbeth

I made my first Australian senior team when I was 16,
first Olympics when I was 19, and I retired.
I'm 32, I retired four years ago, so a good third of
my life or nearly a third of my life has been all about running.
- Cathy Freeman

I like the sensibility of Australian film a lot and the crews are fantastic.
Great characters, wonderful people and no line between -
I think in Hollywood they have this line between actors and crew a lot,
and that just didn't exist, which I really appreciated.
- Barbara Hershey

When the Australian Government looked at how to meet the challenges,
and the opportunities, presented by our ageing population,
it saw that an all-encompassing approach was a prerequisite.
- Julie Bishop

Now both my films have been number one at the Australian
box office and it took about two years just to get
the finance for this film,
so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else.
- Yahoo Serious

I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian.
I mean, the clues were in the poems,
but they didn't read them very carefully,
and so for years and years I was considered completely
part of the English poetry scene.
- Peter Porter

And currently, there are four to five new works in
the pipeline for upcoming celebrations such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics,
Australian Federation, my 50th Birthday,
and Sydney Dance Company's 25th Anniversary.
- Graeme Murphy

Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently,
and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a
book to a local publisher first,
which then makes a US edition more likely.
- Greg Egan

Tender Mercies is a very low-budget film,
but it was a huge budget compared to anything I had done in Australia.
My fee for Tender Mercies was something like five times
all of my Australian films combined.
- Bruce Beresford

The Australian people want to help build this country into a great nation.
This budget...
has not realized the capacity of the Australian people.
It has underestimated them.
It has let us down.
- Lionel K. Murphy

I've been very physical my whole life.
I went out hiking and camping for days in the Australian forest,
and when I trained at drama school for three years,
we did a whole lot on stage-fighting techniques.
And I was a dancer from 5 to 18, so I have a memory for choreography.
- Yvonne Strahovski

It's a song that we sing after we win a Test match.
We sing it after every one-day series win.
It's been passed down through the generations.
It's the culture of the Australian team.
- Ricky Ponting

Our South Australian farmers left their holdings in
the hands of their wives and children too young to take with them,
but almost all of them returned to grow grain and produce to send to Victoria.
- Catherine Helen Spence

I don't think I ever worked harder at any match during
my career to get runs as I did then,
nor did I ever have to face in one game such consistently
fast bowlers as the Australian pair,
Gregory and McDonald.
- Frank Woolley

If government and media and all of us in the Australian tribe got together,
and the rock industry, we'd just be the greatest cultural
force the world has ever seen -
we're such an amazing race.
- Yahoo Serious

I did not want to put myself on the line,
as an Australian playing Britain's greatest comic actor.
The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive -
and aggressive.
I did not want to risk their anger -
or my own reputation.
- Geoffrey Rush

I kind of worry about that a little bit -
we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans
came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't
show any Australian films.
- Yahoo Serious

There's something intrinsically Australian about a
bunch of brothers and school friends getting together
as a band at a very young age and all pulling together
as a band at a very young age and all pulling together
as mates to make something happen.
- Michael Hutchence

And I grew up watching all the British ones so when
you hear that from an early age,
it makes it much easier than you guys who don't grow
up with Australian television or British television.
- Rachel Griffiths

I stopped this one about two months before federation
and I want the next one to be more political.
It will deal with the formation of white Australian
policy and things like that.
- Colleen McCullough

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

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

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

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

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

We must have as clear a picture as we can of the Australia
that we want to achieve at the end of that time.
- Lionel K. Murphy

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

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

And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
- Marc Newson

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

Australia is the most isolated continent.
- Jared Diamond

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

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

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

Of all the important relationships that Australia has with other countries,
none has been more greatly transformed over the last
10 years than our relationship with China.
- John Howard

It so happened that I was on a German sailing vessel
on the way to Australia when the ship was captured,
and on the high seas I was made prisoner by the French.
- Fritz Sauckel

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

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