Australia Quotes and Sayings

Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.
– Andre Benjamin

Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
– Kevin Rudd

Australians are a passionate lot. We are also a very practical lot.
– Kevin Rudd

Australia is the most isolated continent.
– Jared Diamond

Summer in Adelaide: the nourishing and destructive golds, the soft fruit and the fire.
– Kerryn Goldsworthy

Whoever authorized the evolution of the spiders of Australia should be summarily dragged out into the street and shot.
– Mira Grant

I’ve been to Australia. I’ve met the devil, drank beer and snogged kangaroos.
– Alan Martin

Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that’s only a recent development.
– Barry Humphries

Australia is by far the driest, smallest, flattest, most infertile, climatically most unpredictable, and biologically most impoverished continent.
– Jared Diamond

I was just in Australia… If Darwin had landed there he’d have gone “I’m wrong”.
– Robin Williams

In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.
– Phyllis McGinley

AUSTRALIA, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.
Ambrose Bierce

God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia.
Russell Crowe

Earth is here so kind [Australia], that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
– Douglas Jerrold

To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one’s mother.
– Barry Humphries

There’s an ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbour’s free, and the beach is free.
Russell Crowe

One place I haven’t made it to – mainly because it’s so far away – is Australia, so I’d love to go there. I’ve heard great things about Australia and New Zealand.
– Stephen Pagliuca

I think Melbourne is by far and away the most interesting place in Australia, and I thought if I ever wrote a novel or crime novel of any kind, I had to set it here.
– Peter Temple

Before I left China, I was educated that China was the richest, happiest country in the world. So when I arrived Australia, I thought, ‘Oh my God, everything is different from what I was told.’ Since then, I started to think differently.

It’s always a pleasure on a personal note for me to come back to Australia.
– Nick Cave

To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence – we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child – we apologise, and we are sorry.
– Malcolm Turnbull

I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don’t have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We’re very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.
– Hugh Jackman

Once people come to Australia, they join the team.
– Tony Abbott

After going to Australia, it’s hard to go anywhere after that. I want to move there. I’m obsessed with it.
– Nina Dobrev

Don’t worry about the world ending today; its already tomorrow in Australia.
– Charles M. Schulz

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