Quotes by Australian authors


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"You know sometimes I just want to curl up on stage and lie there for a while - it's weird"
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"I turn over a lot of money for a lot of people and I'm the smallest fish in it"
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"I think there is a certain sensibility to someone you are attracted to and when it rubs off that's good"
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"I know all's fair in love and war but when you go off and try to be by yourself and it ends up on the front page of the press it's frightening, knowing your life is under such scrutiny"
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"But then, you know, I'm very happy, I've got to this stage in my life and I'm not dead. I haven't got married and divorced and done all that palimony business, you know all that mess"
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"We always thought it strange that nobody was up on that stage playing soul stuff. Maybe people were playing it in their garages, like us, but they always reverted to pure rock when they got on stage"
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"I hate it when people lose it, there's nothing left because they're not interesting, they're boring, I hate it, and especially smack, people on smack are the most boring in the world"
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"Fame makes me feel wanted and loved, anybody wants that"
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"Actually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position. It's one of the perks"
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"Racism is essentially natural, it's old fashioned it's an evolutionary phase that we're going through. Ultimately it wont exist"
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"It's just as difficult to live in a self-made hell of privacy as it is to live in a self-made hell of publicity"
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"I still haven't come to grips with our success"
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"But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives"
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"I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style"
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"I don't think success arrives and you're suddenly happy. It's not like that. If people think that they'll be very disappointed"
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"I've never tried to emulate anyone. I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes"
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"I manage to scrape together a private life, despite the press"
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"I get pretty terrified, to be honest, when I'm on tour. You really have to muster a lot of ego to go our there, which I find rather draining"
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"Every actor I know wants to be a pop star"
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"Whoever called snooker 'chess with balls' was rude, but right"
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"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all"
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"Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world"
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"She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short"
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"Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire"
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"Fiction is life with the dull bits left out"
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"It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are"
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"The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision"
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"I do believe that the genre reached its peak before the First World War"
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"Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe"
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