65 Melbourne Quotes On Success In Life

These Melbourne quotes will inspire you. Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in both Australia and Oceania.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Melbourne quotes, Melbourne sayings, and Melbourne proverbs.

Best Melbourne Quotes

  1. “Melbourne is wonderfully altered since I last saw it. There are some very fair buildings in it now, and things are a little cheaper than they used to be.” ~ William John Wills
  2. “I performed in Sydney some years ago for the Sydney Festival and I am just so pleased to be returning to the wonderful Sydney Opera House and also performing in Melbourne for the first time.” ~ Lesley Garrett
  3. “I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it’s almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn’t say that because I haven’t been everywhere and I’m very fond of Perth too!” ~ Jackie Collins
  4. “I do not like Melbourne in its present state.” ~ William John Wills

  5. “I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.” ~ Anthony Holden
  6. “Melbourne is the kind of town that really makes you consider the question ‘Is there life after death?” ~ Bette Midler
  7. “One afternoon when I was 9, my dad told me I’d be skipping school the next day. Then we drove 12 hours from Melbourne to Sydney for the Centenary Test, a once-in-a-lifetime commemorative cricket match. It was great fun – especially for a kid who was a massive sports fan.” ~ Hugh Jackman
  8. “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

  9. “On Melbourne summer mornings the green trams go rolling in stately progress down tunnels thick with leaves: the bright air carries along the avenue their patient chime, the chattering of their wheels.” ~ Helen Garner
  10. “I love coming home to Melbourne. The first thing I do is have a coffee. It’s just so much better here than anywhere else. It’s better than in Italy and I travel a lot. I crave it.” ~ Curtis Stone
  11. “All cities have one key resource: the special abilities of the people who live in them. You just have to find out what they are. In the Australian city of Adelaide, for example, which is overshadowed by Sydney and Melbourne, I discovered a number of experts in the penal system. I advised them to work with these special skills.” ~ Charles Landry
  12. “Chicago’s like Melbourne – there’s a city center, there’s public transport, and there’s more of a cultural scene.” ~ Jesse Spencer

  13. “„Ma’am?“ She glanced up at me, pushing her glasses up her nose as she did. “Hmm? Oh, I remember you. Miss Melbourne.“ “Melrose,“ I corrected. “Are you sure? I could’ve sworn you were named after some place in Australia.“ „Well, my first name is Sydney,“ I said, not sure if I should be encouraging her.” ~ Richelle Mead
  14. “My kids started school, so having a strong base in Melbourne has been a key priority. I’m not daunted by the travel. People say, ‘It’s so far to Australia,’ and I say, ‘You get on the plane, you eat well, you sleep, you wake up – and you’re there.'” ~ Geoffrey Rush
  15. “Australia is one of the few places that I can think of where the cities, at least those I’ve been to, seem to have strikingly different characters and visual textures. To an American like me, there’s basically Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane and the rest is all bush.” ~ Michael Bierut
  16. “One of the stock Sydney jokes is of the census-taker who enquires: ‘How many children have you, ma’am?’ ‘Two living and three in Melbourne.'” ~ Elspeth Huxley

  17. “When you look at what Star (casino) has done for Sydney over the last fifteen years.. I don’t think it has done a lot. When you look at what Crown (his casino) has done for Melbourne, I think it has done an enormous amount. And there’s all sorts of statistics and figures and facts that can back those things up.” ~ James Packer
  18. “And always Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne, over and over the same photo in glaring greens and reds, of a tram, huffy, blunderous, maneuvering itself with pole akimbo around the tight corner where Bourke Street enters Spring.” ~ Helen Garner
  19. “Melbourne is a fantastic place to work, but it’s not the center of the world.” ~ Patricia Piccinini
  20. “He’s very, very well-known. I’d say he’s world-famous in Melbourne.” ~ Barry Humphries

  21. “The first Tuesday of November, every year it is the same Every Aussie heart is beating with the excitement of the game For they bet on dream or fancy or the forms they’ve followed up From a dollar up to thousands on the famous Melbourne Cup” ~ Slim Dusty
  22. “I didn’t see much besides Melbourne and a quick trip down to the Twelve Apostles, but all the Aussies I encountered were good-spirited and had a fine sense of humor.” ~ Jim Goad
  23. “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
  24. “If they don’t board and live by themselves, even in their second year they’ve got no lounge or kitchen table and it’s a pretty lonely existence when you get home to an empty house. Homesickness is a key issue for kids who are drafted interstate, whether they are going to Melbourne or coming to Perth, or going to Brisbane. All the kids we’ve drafted this year will all go through periods of homesickness, which can lead to worse things.” ~ Trevor Nisbett
  25. “I was good at football and cricket at school. My dad said, ‘Son, be an architect,’ and I came to Melbourne passionate about becoming an architect.” ~ Max Walker

  26. “I have been interested in visual arts since high school and, after realizing that I had absolutely no interest in the economics degree I had undertaken at ANU, I started a BFA in Sydney which I completed at VCA in Melbourne.” ~ Patricia Piccinini
  27. “We sent a troupe to Edinborough, and then in Edinborough, there was a producer from the Melbourne Comedy Festival, so we went to Melbourne. So it’s one of these shows that kind of organically developed and it started developing momentum way before I even thought there was a show here.” ~ Brian Henson
  28. “Even when you feel as though everything is 100% it can still go wrong on the night (like in Melbourne!) so you never know for sure that you’re going to do the performance you expect.” ~ Chris Hoy
  29. “I like the fact that Melbourne always seems to support their chefs and promote them in ways I find really admirable.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

  30. “I lived in a suitcase for a year, and then a relationship brought me to New York for about four months, then I lived in Melbourne. Then I moved back to Gothenburg because the immigrant laws are strict for both Australia and the U.S., and I would have to marry someone to get into those countries. But I wouldn’t really be able to get involved in a sham marriage without being able to tell anyone about it.” ~ Jens Lekman
  31. “I think it’s very, very important that people outside the capital cities, not just Sydney and Melbourne but also Brisbane Perth Adelaide and so on, have the greatest access to the best cultural experiences they can in both the performing arts and the visual arts.” ~ George Brandis
  32. “I once sang ‘Summer Nights,’ from ‘Grease,’ at a bar in Melbourne with John Travolta, who’s a good friend of mine. He looked cool singing the part of Danny – sitting in an armchair, smoking a cigar – while I got stuck playing Sandy.” ~ Hugh Jackman
  33. “My niece is – her name is Sasha, is currently learning Russian at Melbourne University and I look forward to the day when I can talk to her about Pushkin.” ~ Clive James

  34. “And then after the success at Melbourne Comedy Festival, then we regrouped back in LA and we went back into workshopping and decided to develop a proper show and that’s when we started working on “Stuffed and Unstrung,” which is a much bigger and sharper version of “Puppet Up.”” ~ Brian Henson
  35. “I guess I’ve been fortunate in having an ongoing film career while being based in Melbourne. I’m happy to commute. A day on a plane. Come on. It’s easy.” ~ Geoffrey Rush
  36. “On each side of the war against war, hopes soar, hopes dive, hour by hour now. Resignations abound, timetables slip, and the world waits, mesmerized. I’m off to Melbourne to record an arts chat show.” ~ Margo Kingston
  37. “I moved from New Zealand to Melbourne when I was 17. I’d planned to go to university to study French, but I was offered a contract to write and record an album that was too good to pass up. Looking back now I think that was pretty young but, at the time, I was ready to have an adventure.” ~ Kimbra
  38. “Surprisingly enough, I haven’t had a letter from Amateur Boxing Scotland bosses offering their congratulations for my Melbourne medal win.” ~ Kenny Anderson

  39. “I will be in Melbourne, Florida, and I just heard the crowds are massive that want to be there. I turn on the TV, open the newspapers, and I see stories of chaos, chaos, yet it is the exact opposite.” ~ Donald Trump
  40. “I’m telling you, you’d like him. He goes to a public school and just started at Spencer’s. The other day, he was going off on anaerobic vs. aerobic respiration, and I was thinking, ‘You know who this sounds like? Melbourne.’” — Trey” ~ Richelle Mead
  41. “Competing for Wales in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006 at the age of 16 was daunting for me. It was my first major senior competition and to go out there in front of such a huge crowd was terrifying at the time, but I’ve had so many senior internationals since then, I feel that this experience has given me the confidence to give it the best shot that I can.” ~ Jazmin Carlin
  42. “Norm Smith personally came and signed me up to the Melbourne Football Club. The fact that I then played cricket for Melbourne Cricket Club – the footy club didn’t like it that much.” ~ Max Walker

  43. “I had a very strange career. I mean I went from playing to 150,000 people in 1983/84. Three or four years later I was playing to four people, you know, in Melbourne. I thought – bit strange, you know bit odd, bit erratic.” ~ Colin Hay
  44. “Every immigrant family, it seems, has someone who does not belong in the new country they have come to. It feels like permanent exile to that one brother or wife who cannot stand a silent fate in Boston or London or Melbourne. I’ve met many who remain haunted by the persistent ghost of an earlier place.” ~ Michael Ondaatje
  45. “My father is doing a radio program – classical music. He has a beautiful speaking voice and that’s his passion in life, his music. My mother lives in Melbourne and is an avid photographer. She’s also started writing for a magazine out there and she submits poems, very funny ones, and articles. In some way or other, my family is always doing something with the media.” ~ Olivia Newton-John
  46. “My father was a truck driver. That’s where it all started, and academically I was a disaster at school. My cousin got his name on the honor board; I, at Melbourne High School, I carved mine on the desk.” ~ Lindsay Fox

  47. “I had been self-publishing for a number of years at that stage and selling my books at markets around Melbourne – little pocketbooks. I’d make them for 10 cents and sell them for a dollar. But I knew there was an audience who loved silly stuff so I just kept plugging away.” ~ Andy Griffiths
  48. “The provincial intellectual is doomed to arguing at low level… there is still no Australian literary world, not in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide. It is some consolation to realize that there is no literary world in Birmingham or Los Angeles either. I have heard there is one in Montreal, but I don’t believe it. The literary world is in London and New York, the only cities big enough to sustain magazines which can afford to reject copy.” ~ Clive James
  49. “[Malcolm Fraser] went straight from Melbourne Grammar to Oxford. And he would have been a very lonely person, and I think he probably met a lot of black students there who were also probably lonely. I think he formed friendships with them, which established his judgment about the question of color. That’s my theory. I don’t know whether it’s right or not, but that’s what I always respected about Malcolm. He was absolutely, totally impeccable on the question of race and color.” ~ Bob Hawke
  50. “All the arguments there are against Malcolm [Turnbull] – and there are many – the one thing in which he is impeccable and why I would support him in this is that he has an absolutely impeccable record on the question of color and race. People often wondered why. What I see as a possible explanation is [that] he came from a very wealthy family – a ‘squattocracy’ – and he had private education at home and then he went to boarding school at Melbourne Grammar School, one of those lead schools in Australia.” ~ Bob Hawke
  51. “I have to fit holidays around tournaments, particularly the grand slams, in Melbourne, Paris, London, and New York.” ~ Roger Federer

  52. “Mind you, I live in an area of Atlanta that is nearly 88% black. But in six days in and around Melbourne, I saw maybe three people of African origin and maybe one easily identifiable Australian aborigine.” ~ Jim Goad
  53. “Singing at the Opening Ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 was amazing and, probably the highlight of this decade is the opening of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia.” ~ Olivia Newton-John
  54. “Melbourne, I always knew you’d need to learn about this kind of thing. I’d just kind of hoped you’d learn it on a real guy.” ~ Richelle Mead

  55. “So the HP guy comes up to me (at the Melbourne conference) and he says, ‘If you say nasty things like that to vendors you’re not going to get anything’. I said, ‘No, in eight years of saying nothing, we’ve got nothing, and I’m going to start saying nasty things, in the hope that some of these vendors will start giving me money so I’ll shut up’.” ~ Theo de Raadt
  56. “My earliest memory is seeing Michael Jackson in Melbourne with my sister when I was about ten. I still have this souvenir stick with a glove that would light up and make a peace sign in a bunch of different colors. I’m so happy my mom didn’t throw that out.” ~ Emilie de Ravin

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