100+ Best Australian Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Australian Quotes

I have won the Australian, I won the British, all PGA championships, but I haven’t won the PGA championship. — Arnold Palmer

No doubt the Australian public is talking about the tight Ashes battle that we’re currently in, and hopefully, that can whet people’s appetites for even more great cricket in October. — James Sutherland

Well Australia’s been in Afghanistan from the get go, way back in 2001, but we have been resolute throughout and with support from both sides of Australian politics. — Kevin Rudd

We’re short-term fans of the Australian dollar. The global demand for commodities is incredibly strong because of the global economy, which is doing very well. — Stephen Koukoulas

I think some of my favorite Australian films were shot by people that are not Australian. And I think when Dean Semler did ‘Dances with Wolves,’ for instance, that’s a very different-looking Western than what you’ve seen much of before. It’s very rich, color-wise. But we’ve got our own very proud thing going on. — Ben Mendelsohn

My fundamental interests are to preserve the good name and standing of this Australian Labor Party and to act in the national interest on behalf of the Australian Government. — Kevin Rudd

I’d buy the Australian dollar next week. The data could continue to be stronger, which will generate a rally. — Richard Grace

I would do anything to play that last match (the men’s singles final) on that Sunday night at the Australian Open, — Lleyton Hewitt

By 1990, no Australian child will be living in poverty. — Bob Hawke

I have been working very hard and my knee is a lot better but it would not be right to go to a Grand Slam and test my knee right now. I am sorry to all my Australian fans but I will be back next year. — Marat Safin

What this Australian guy meant when he said I was a Googlewhack, — Dave Gorman

On the other hand, export volumes benefit from increased capacity and a lower Australian dollar partly offset by some moderation, but sustained trading partner growth during 2006-2007. — Alan Oster

She’s had a frustrating year physically. It’s amazing that she won the Australian Open in this shape. — Tracy Austin

On YouTube you can tell what countries are watching and I’ve definitely noted a strong Australian following. You can plan your tours around where the love is on Twitter and YouTube – before, you couldn’t tell. — Imogen Heap

Barrera keeps talking about his Mexican heart. Come Saturday, people will be talking about my Australian heart. — Robbie Peden

But for us, the biggest change in the Australian market over the last five to 10 years has been local companies becoming more international in their focus, which plays to our strengths. — Stuart Davis

Perceptions that Japanese interest rates would not be rising much appeared to reverse earlier concerns about an end to carry trades, which supported the Australian dollar. — John Kyriakopoulos

Moved by our nationalist sentiments, we decided to call a boycott of all Australian commodities. — Amiruddin Saud

The Australian fans are really friendly and personable; the sense of humour is a lot less dry than the English. — Tom Hopper

I blame the Australian media for the public reaction. There are some cheerleaders in the Australian media and it’s a sad situation. — Arjuna Ranatunga

My father was a headmaster in England and then the dean of a college in Australia. We moved there when I was about five, so my education was in Australia, and I always felt I was Australian even though my passport was British. — Olivia Newton-John

Hollywood is the place to be for actors – and there’s just a big rush when an Australian comes over just because there’s less of them. I guess that’s just how it is. Like if you pick a pink jellybean out of a jar of green ones it’d be amazing, but if you pick a green one, no one will care. — Callan McAuliffe

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

Re-widening of the interest rate differential will see the Australian dollar higher. Rumors of the Medley report that the Fed will stop tightening at 4.75 percent or 5 percent is below market expectations. — John Rothfield

Mike will be working across a number of programs within Australian cricket with his area of expertise in fielding and throwing. — Michael Brown

What I am really looking for is the support of the Australian crowd, irrespective of who’s competing. That’s my job, to build up the focus and the support that the Australian team will be very proud of. — John Devitt

U.S. interest rates are pretty close to the top. By year- end it is quite likely the Fed will be shifting toward easing monetary policy and investors will be starting to wonder about a renewed widening in the Australian and U.S. interest-rate gap. — Shane Oliver

I once won a Grammy for an Australian version of ‘Turn the Page’ that another artist did; I can’t remember his name. There’ve been covers down through the years around the world, but I did like Metallica’s, because I kind of related to Metallica when they first came out, because Jimmy Hetfield really reminded me of me in 1965, you know? — Bob Seger

Australian seafarers make an important contribution to national security in a country with thousands of kilometres of uninhabited coastline. — Anthony Albanese

When we go to South Africa it is going to be pretty hostile there. They are going to rip into us and nail us. They have to expect Australian crowds to nail them but the racist stuff is not on. I am disappointed that has happened, if it has, and hopefully it stops. — Shane Warne

We’re competing in an Australian league and we have to cross the Tasman every second game, it’s as simple as that. — Richard Clarke

I’ve never been one to bow down to people who try to question my identity because I don’t fit their mould of what an Aboriginal Australian is supposed to be or look like. — Shari Sebbens

MPU was a great platform for emotional drama and Australian stories. — Michael Healy

It’s an Australian thing to be dismissive. We find that endearing. Americans don’t. They believe what you say. — Nick Cave

She didn’t do it. She should be free, … I was expecting the Australian government to do something. We’re not happy in this sentence and we will appeal immediately. — Schapelle Corby

There is a reasonable fundamental picture for selling US dollars and the Australian dollar will benefit, — Jonathan Prince

She manages to combine European lines with Australian style and that’s what makes her so exciting. It’s great to be here and see her success. — Tina Arena

It’s rare that there’s a role that requires an Australian accent. — Heath Ledger

My memories of Australian cricket are it was an environment of good fun. — Tom Moody

The only problem I have with American money is that it’s all kind of the same color, so I’m always having to look. Whereas with Australian money, you have purple, blue, yellow… We keep it nice and simple. — Emily Browning

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

I was so hoping my beloved Saints would get there but I’m still thrilled to be part of one of the great days on the Australian sports calendar. — Katie Mactier

There is certainly no fresh concern or panic at the FA today in light of the statement issued to the Australian Stock Exchange overnight. — Adrian Bevington

I am not deeply involved in Australian politics but I know there are prime ministers, governments around the world who are not acting responsibly in relation to climate change. — Jane Goodall

I’m in kind of a strange position – I have a strong Australian career and a strong British career. Then there’s the American career. For every movie I do here, I do two somewhere else. I bounce back and forth between the three places. — Caroline Goodall

I live in a town called Beerwah, right in the middle of Australia Zoo. It’s not hustle and bustle and busy, so that’s helpful. We travel all over the world, but I’ve always been able to come home and run around in the middle of the Australian outback. — Bindi Irwin

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

The real factor for this stock remains the pricing environment. They and their Australian competitors are suffering, and some of the Japanese steelmakers are also affected. — Atul Lele

On the heels of the G-20 and Australian offerings on sensitive products, we hope to see much more ambition from the EU. The current EU proposal allows for 8 percent of tariffs, 160 different tariff lines, to be deemed ‘sensitive’ and thus exempt from strong cuts, — Rob Portman

Because I like theatre and I love a challenge. With ‘ZEBRA!’ I’ve found a new Australian play where I can create a character first – that’s what I live to do. — Bryan Brown

I am very sad that I cannot go to the Australian Open to defend my title. I have been working very hard and it is a lot better. — Marat Safin

She is playing really well at the moment. She played well at the Australian Open as well. It won’t be an easy match for sure. I am looking forward to the match. — Amelie Mauresmo

If we go to Hong Kong, it then gets too tight to do the quarantine, have a break and be back in Melbourne for the Australian Cup and on to Dubai. — Paul Moroney

I still listen to a lot of the classics from Bob Dylan and John Martin, but I love electronic music as well. I’m a big fan of an Australian DJ and producer called Flume, who I think is incredible. He should be more successful in the U.K.! — Gabrielle Aplin

I didn’t learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about the sources of poems – dreams, myth, history – from the really great teachers, Joseph Campbell, Charles Trinkhaus, Bert Loewenberg, and a young Australian anthropologist named Harry Hawthorne. — Carolyn Kizer

I’m a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian. — Steve Irwin

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 am sure he is here watching us and I couldn’t be happier for him and for everyone involved in Australian soccer. — John Aloisi

When I was on ‘Terra Nova’, I had an Australian iPhone and a U.S. iPhone, different time zones, just a couple differences in the machines, but I was able to keep the international aspect of things in order. But I lost my U.S. iPhone right before I left Australia. Somebody’s got it somewhere out there. Send it back? — Jason O’Mara

If the states and territories do not sign up to fundamental reform, then my message is equally simple: we will take this reform plan to the people at the next election – along with a referendum by or at that same election to give the Australian Government all the power it needs to reform the health system. — Kevin Rudd

No one had seen anything like it; every time England took another Australian wicket, the switchboard lit up like a Christmas tree. By the end of the day another 7,000 had been sold. — Derek Brewer

With the Australian Government paying more of the hospital bills, it will have the incentive to make sure people are treated through less expensive and more appropriate primary care services. — Kevin Rudd

Making jokes is about the most wrong and stupid thing a bemused, middle-aged, white heterosexual Anglo Saxon sort of Celt Australian male can do these days. — Michael Leunig

If 30 Australians drowned in Sydney Harbour, it would be a national tragedy. But when 30 or more refugees drown off the Australian coast, it is a political question. — Richard Flanagan

On our network, we can provide much faster data speed than you can provide on the Telstra network. The proposition we’re announcing puts us right into the heartland of broadband growth and customer needs in the Australian marketplace. — G. H. Hardy

I am very sad I cannot go to the Australian Open to defend my title as champion. — Marat Safin

I’ve been voted one of Australia’s 50 national treasures. I’ve even had my face on an Australian stamp – the only non-Australian to do so, apart from the Queen, of course. — Russell Crowe

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

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

As a card-carrying space nerd and NASA’s chief scientist, I love space movies, from ‘Star Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’ to my all-time favorite – ‘The Dish’, an Australian comedy that celebrates that first moment when Neil Armstrong stepped down onto the surface of our moon. — Ellen Stofan

There are various, I guess, technical issues which need to be worked through but the really important message is that for Australian cricket fans we have created a window of priority access. — James Sutherland

She didn’t do it. She should be free. I was expecting the Australian government to do something. We’re not happy in this sentence and we will appeal immediately. — Mercedes Corby

Of all the economic statistics, the labor market best highlights the underlying strength of the Australian economy. — Joseph Capurso

If we are to celebrate the giants in Australian public life, then Robert Garran must be among them. A lawyer and passionate advocate of Federation, Garran was one of several hands that drafted our constitution. — Anthony Albanese

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 Murphy

I’m black and Cuban, Australian and Irish, and like most people in America, I’m someone whose roots come from somewhere else. I’m a mixed race, first-generation American. — Soledad O’Brien

Ninety percent of the revenue generated in Australian cricket is off the back of the players. To even consider reducing investment in elite cricket makes absolutely no sense and in our opinion would have a direct effect on the success of the Australian team, and in turn the money available to actually redirect to community cricket. — Paul Marsh

I never thought that I would become a staple in the Australian cultural diet. The equivalent of bread or milk, or a fine old Tasmanian Mauve Vein. I think it’s because I talk about things that people dare not mention. I don’t mean raunchy things or unsavoury things. I call a spade a spade – I discuss things in a realistic manner. — Barry Humphries

There is no place in Australian cricket for racism, whether it be on or off the field. — Peter Young

If this act turns out to be related to Corby, we hope that the Australian people do not make an enemy of the Indonesian people. — Marty Natalegawa

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

No other Australian retailer ever has decided to take on the world. We’re going to take on the world. — P. J. Harvey

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

Music is my number one, it’s my life, it’s my everything. I’m enjoying challenging myself; I want to raise the bar and set a new standard for Australian pop artists. — Ricki-Lee Coulter

This project has received great community support and I’m delighted the Australian Government has been able to allocate the funds needed to get this project over the line, — Rob Drew

I don’t know what the situation is with the Australian team but they seem pretty settled. In the same way that there were plenty saying last summer that they did not want to be in the side that loses the Ashes, there’ll be more wanting to be in the team that regains them. We are under no illusion about how determined Australia will be. — David Graveney

There are things I read doing research, and there are certain books and writers I just love to read. There are books of Brian Morten’s that I love, for instance. There’s a wonderful book by an Australian writer named Helen Garner called ‘The Children’s Bach,’ and I just love the way she uses language in it. — Sue Miller

Maybe next time it can be an Australian but this is a global game. It’s not about nationality, it’s about talent and finding somebody with the right experience. — Frank Lowy

Yidaki didgeridoo has been used in every part of Australian regional culture, all around the country. It’s become a message stick for the survival of those people, for aboriginal people and aboriginal culture. — Xavier Rudd

I started ice-skating when I was about 12 or 13 and I was selected in the Australian team for ice hockey. I met my wife at St Moritz Ice Skating about 1955. — Lindsay Fox

I do have a lot of Australian friends. — Simon Baker

She still takes the ball really early and still has unbelievably good hand-and-eye coordination. When she stopped playing before, she was good. And now, she has a lot of confidence from the Australian Open. — Nathalie Dechy

There are plenty of Australians working for major firms overseas and they want to make sure they keep their Australian tax base intact, in the sense of being up-to-date with the latest that’s happening. — Chris Evans

An education system where student selection is based on credit capacity and not merit capacity and where graduating students are no longer indebted to the nation, but increasingly indebted to the Australian Taxation Office – that’s no way to improve the quality of education. — Gough Whitlam

Any quality player can adjust well to the different demands. It is like a good tennis player who is expected to adjust to the clay at the French Open, the grass at Wimbledon, the hard courts of the U.S. and the heat of the Australian Open. A professional is expected to do all that. — Gautam Gambhir

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

The prime minister is not telling the truth about this because this has got nothing to do with anything good for the Australian economy, — Kim Beazley

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 gut instinct is that the Australian dollar will wobble a bit lower from here. The interest rate differential is slowly being eroded. The Australian dollar is now less attractive to overseas investors. — Michael Thomas

None of us knew how the Faithfulls had become the Maple-Browns, … Pamela and Jim spoke about them as family, and we had to pretend we knew who they were talking about. Now we know them all . This is a family drama. They are real people, they have real passions and intrigues. Major Australian events were going on around them. — Carol Cooper