Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Whoever called snooker "chess with balls" was rude, but right.

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.

Snooker is just chess with balls.

I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.

 image quote by Julian Assange

If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.

You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.

Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.

If there was a university degree for greed, you cunts would all get first-class honours.

Don't let anyone ever make you feel you don't deserve what you want.

Never give up on what makes you smile

 image quote by Germaine Greer

Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion, but maintained by it.

What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg and me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I'm a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he’s Man of the Year.

Yeah, I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.

Twenty seconds before a race, there's absolute focus.

The key thing is to achieve relaxation, but at the same to have absolute total control. You've got to find the balance between being totally ready to go and being really at peace with yourself as well.

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering, the animals are our equals.

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that's habitat destruction.

I believe that whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... stranger.

 image quote by Bill Copeland

The man who rows the boat seldom has time to rock it.

The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.

Between 1991 and 1997 I had really serious asthma.

From the early days of European migration to America, in the 17th Century, the prototype of buildings was based on English precedent, even if mostly translated into the locally available material in abundance: timber.

The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate.

If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart.

Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.

We had discovered an accursed country. We had found the Home of the Blizzard.

 image quote by Julian Assange

Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.

Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.

France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.

We will not adopt the fantastic hypocrisy of modern conservatism which preaches the values of families and communities, while conducting a direct assault on them through reduced wages and conditions and job security.

So I was very close to ordination. I was delighted to be ordained a deacon, which is the last step between, before becoming a priest. But then it all fell apart.

Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now.

Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.

 image quote by Bill Copeland

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.

You eventually get used to looking at girls picking their leotards out of their bums and that sort of stuff.

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it's the illusion of knowledge.

So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live.

Basically, the reason I'm vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don't need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly.

Then if your movie clicks with real audiences, you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit. It's a devil of a place where the only religion that really counts is box office.

I enjoy being Jewish, but I'm an atheist.

.. I hate fundamentalism in all its forms. Jews, Catholics, Baptists, I think they are all potty and capable of destroying the world.

 image quote by Robert de Castella

Running well is a matter of having the patience to persevere when we are tired ad not expecting instant results.

There's something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen.

This occasion is personally very meaningful and I hope to visit Korea again if I have the chance.

The majority of Aboriginals do not want handouts because they realise that welfare is killing them.

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.

It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness.

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.

Nobody panics when things go “according to plan”. Even if the plan is horrifying!

People are intrigued and fascinated, almost obsessed with the private lives of great public personalities.

It's much easier to write when you're sad.

But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from.

Sometimes your mistakes are you biggest virtues.

You learn so much from the mistake. Those things that you think are the worst thing that's happening to you can somehow turn around and be the greatest opportunity.

I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it.

'Promiscuous' implies that I'm not choosy.

In fact I'm very choosy. I just happen to have had a lot of choices.

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;

but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.

You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere. Because any decision-making that is based upon lies or ignorance can't lead to a good conclusion.