Australia Quotes

I love Australia. It’s a beautiful country and … the treasure it has is its optimism.

We live in Nashville, that’s been home for me for 30 years now. I’ve lived in America longer than I’ve lived in Australia. I was 23 when I moved to Nashville, so it’s crazy.

In spite of the well known statistic that Australia has got more culture per square inch than a month old mango, there’s a type of ex-pat Australian journo who gets off on shafting his old mates back home, and, frankly, I wouldn’t piss in his ear if his brain was on fire. (Dame Edna)

To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one’s mother. There’s something a little unhealthy about it. (Dame Edna)

In fact, you could say that I’m one of Australia’s most successful exports, along with my bosom pal Clive James, a woman called Germaine Greer, (I’m kidding, darling) and the gorgeous Nicole Kidman. (Dame Edna)

Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.

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

Just had a month in Australia, well actually it was only two weeks, just seemed like a month.

It is very likely that, on arriving, some cheerful Australians will ‘adopt’ you, and on your first night, and take you to a pub where Australian Beer is served. Despite the obvious danger, do not refuse. It is a form of initiation rite. You will wake up late the next day with an astonishing hangover, […]

My Lord, I had a few words to say, why sentence of death should not be passed upon me; I had much to say, though I shall say but little on the occasion. Notwithstanding I have the best opinion of your lordship’s candour, and have no wish or pleasure in casting a reflection on any […]