Quotes by Australian authors


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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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"I do believe that the genre reached its peak before the First World War"
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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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"Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe"
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"The crew are the faces you see every morning and last at night before you go home. I spend more time with those people than I do with my friends and family, so they're forever a part of you and who you become as an actor so I hope I see them again"
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"One of the difficulties of not knowing for so long whether we were doing a fifth season or not was that we weren't really allowed to go out shopping for work"
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"People told me, when I was coming through the ranks, that a mark of a great actor is one who deals with the period of unemployment as well as they deal with the period of employment"
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"My boyfriend's idea of a lesson was to take me on a black diamond run in the middle of a hail storm and say, 'Go!' Ski patrol had to escort me to another lift to get me down the mountain. No, that wasn't humiliating, not at all"
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"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"
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"Every actor I know wants to be a pop star"
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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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"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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"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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"We'd have to suck away at oxygen canisters between songs just so that we could keep playing"
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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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"The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that eavesdropping"
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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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"There is an integrity to INXS, in the music, that makes it worthwhile"
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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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