Best Australia Quotes : Australia Sayings

These Australia quotes will inspire you. Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Australia quotes, Australia sayings, and Australia proverbs.

Famous Australia Quotes

  1. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” ~ Charles M. Schulz
  2. “Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports.” ~ Mahesh Bhupathi
  3. “Alone of all the races on earth, they seem to be free from the ‘Grass is Greener on the other side of the fence’ syndrome, and roundly proclaim that Australia is, in fact, the other side of that fence.” ~ Douglas Adams
  4. “Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.” ~ Andre Benjamin

  5. “I wasn’t aware of the impact that I had made on the lives of Aboriginal people until I did a bit of traveling and visited various communities throughout Victoria. To see the way that my people looked at me and to know that I made a difference to them was an honor.” ~ Lionel Rose , Australia quotes travel
  6. “Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that’s only a recent development.” ~ Barry Humphries
  7. “In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.” ~ Phyllis McGinley
  8. “There are many non-intellectual countries; Australia is one of the few anti-intellectual ones.” ~ George Mikes
  9. “To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate success because the Aussies live for sport” ~ Ian Botham

  10. “Australians are decent people with the right instincts and they wish everybody well; but if all is not well, it is none of their business and they will not lose too much sleep over it. The shrug of the shoulders has become – only temporarily, I daresay – the national gesture of Australia.” ~ George Mikes
  11. “Shoot straight, you bastards! Don’t make a mess of it!” ~ Breaker Morant
  12. “South Australia was the first community to give the secret ballot for political elections.” ~ Catherine Helen Spence
  13. “That great America on the other side of the sphere, Australia.” ~ Herman Melville

  14. “If I’d been a housemaid I’d have been the best in Australia – I couldn’t help it. It’s got to be perfection for me.” ~ Nellie Melba
  15. “Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted onto the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.” ~ Germaine Greer
  16. “A few years ago we colonized this place with some of our finest felons, thieves, muggers, alcoholics, and prostitutes, a strain of depravity which I believe has contributed greatly to this country’s amazing vigor and enterprise.” ~ Ian Wooldridge
  17. “Australia as a nation, as a set of cities and some regional centers, that project died a death and we didn’t get it up, but I still think there’s merit in that.” ~ Susan Oliver
  18. “I’m a big goofball, you know. Don’t tell anyone that, but I’m a big goofball. In Australia, we call it a dag.” ~ Hugh Jackman

  19. “I’ve always been asked the question, “What is it with Australian men?” It’s weird because most of my friends here [in the United States] are American men. I think there’s cultural differences. It’s a really American thing to kind of wax your chest. As a man it’s like, “Get rid of that unsightly hair!” In Australia it’s like, “Mate, what are you doing? Why would you do that? Doesn’t that hurt?” So there’s a few little differences that keep us.” ~ Jennifer Lopez
  20. “I just think Australia tends to make very good movies, so if someone hands me an Australian or an American film script I would guess the Australian film would be more intriguing.” ~ Barbara Hershey
  21. “The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the very thought of somebody like me might saying that they bought in white Australia. But I believe they did.” ~ Colleen McCullough
  22. “I knew she was from Australia and I knew that is where she started but I didn’t know if she was still popular there. I hope people understand we aren’t making fun of Kylie.” ~ Wayne Coyne
  23. “And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.” ~ Marc Newson

  24. “My parents and my grandfather on my mom’s side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played.” ~ Brandi Chastain
  25. “We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell, Purgatory, and even Limbo. I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada, that they were real places.” ~ John McGahern
  26. “God bless America, God Save the Queen, God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia.” ~ Russell Crowe
  27. “Once again our cricketers have flattered to deceive in Australia.” ~ Ted Dexter

  28. “I am busy touring all over Europe, Japan, and Australia.” ~ Suzi Quatro
  29. “There are better alternatives… Australia should be exporting its solar technology, not its uranium.” ~ Bob Brown
  30. “Italy is definitely where I feel most at home, or alternatively, living in total wilderness, in the bush in Australia.” ~ Noah Taylor
  31. “In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back.” ~ Thomas Keneally

  32. “A collection of huts surrounded by a barbed wire fence, and in the huts lived 500 of the original inhabitants of our area. And so it went with many country towns around Australia.” ~ Phillip Noyce
  33. “I’d move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.” ~ Russell Crowe
  34. “Australia objects to the mini-skirt not on moral but on economic grounds. Australians are no prudes and the lovely, healthy, sporty Australian girls have no reason to hide their knees and thighs. However, the mini-skirt is disastrous for the wool-trade.” ~ George Mikes
  35. “Another time, we had three days off in Australia, so we went out of our way to fly to Ayres Rock.” ~ Phil Collins

  36. “One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It’s like being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don’t have any control over the action going on upstairs.” ~ Robert Hughes
  37. “It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.” ~ Errol Flynn
  38. “Yeah, I think it’s an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.” ~ Steve Irwin
  39. “And living in Australia I am relatively well off.” ~ Peter Garrett

  40. “Everyone knows how much Australia means to me. I try to get back here as much as I can, but normally it’s for work, so I’m in and out and jetlagged and stressed.” ~ Kylie Minogue
  41. “To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one’s mother.” ~ Barry Humphries
  42. “The wickets I have played on for my whole career, most of them have been to suit fast bowlers in Australia.” ~ Shane Warne
  43. “Each Australian is a Ulysses.” ~ Christina Stead

  44. “As a work of art, it reminds me of a long conversation between two drunks” ~ Clive James
  45. “Rich people (in Australia) have swimming pools in their gardens but, at least, they do swim in them.” ~ George Mikes
  46. “The Art of Conversation could not die in Australia; it never lived. Television did not kill it; there was nothing there to kill.” ~ George Mikes
  47. “Then Mission Impossible brought me to Australia and that was great because I fell in love.” ~ Jane Badler

  48. “Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it’s fun to be able to deliver it.” ~ Richard Branson
  49. “Nationalism is both a vital medicine and a dangerous drug” ~ Geoffrey Blainey
  50. “A couple from Sydney or Melbourne might leave on the same day for their holiday: the wife might go sun-bathing at Surfers Paradise, in Queensland, the husband ski-ing in the Snowy Mountains. A lucky country.” ~ George Mikes
  51. “All our best heroes are losers” ~ Richard Glover

  52. “With just about every player in Australia, his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia. That’s why they’re playing first-class cricket. It’s just a different attitude.” ~ Shane Warne
  53. “Never complain, never explain personal motto of” ~ Kerry Packer
  54. “It’s no good crying over spilt milk; all we can do is bail up another cow” ~ Ben Chifley
  55. “I am on the side of the underdog except when I am on the side of the rich” ~ Errol Flynn

  56. “A future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities and with an equal stake in shaping the next chapter in the history of this great country, Australia.” ~ Kevin Rudd
  57. “I enter a whorehouse with the same interest as I do the British Museum or the Metropolitan – in the same spirit of curiosity. Here are the works of man, here is an art of man, here is the eternal pursuit of gold and pleasure. I couldn’t be more sincere. This doesn’t mean that if I go to La Scala in Milan to hear Carmen I want to get up on the stage and participate. I do not. Neither do I always participate in a fine representative national whorehouse – but I must see it as a spectacle, an offering, a symptom of a nation.” ~ Errol Flynn
  58. “I crave the indulgence of my senses but this is countered by an interior desire that is even keener than my senses to know the meaning of things” ~ Errol Flynn
  59. “Why are people so unkind?” ~ Kamahl

  60. “I am not biased against the rich because they are rich, but the most lively people are those without money who would like to have some” ~ Errol Flynn
  61. “Has every oyster a different taste?” ~ Errol Flynn
  62. “Both my parents are English and came out to Australia in 1967. I was born the following year. My parents, and immigrants like them, were known as ‘£10 poms.’ Back then, the Australian government was trying to get educated British people and Canadians – to be honest, educated white people – to come and live in Australia.” ~ Hugh Jackman
  63. “There is nothing so costly to the state as a ruined life” ~ Catherine Helen Spence

  64. “I had a place in England and was commuting from England to Australia, which is pretty stupid, but after two years I sort of knew what I wanted to do, more or less.” ~ Diane Cilento
  65. “I asked many friends if Australian anti-intellectualism was still a living force and they all told me it was. If you are above average intelligence, hide this embarrassing fact.” ~ George Mikes

Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country.

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