quote by Minnie Riperton

Olivia Newton-John - Australia's gift to insomniacs. It's nothing but the blonde singing the bland.

— Minnie Riperton

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Australia day quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a

Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

I think that prosecuting some college kid because she shared a file is a lot like sending somebody to Australia 200 years ago for poaching his lordship's rabbit. That's how it must seem to poor people who just want to watch a crappy movie for free after they’ve been working themselves to death all day at Tesco or whatever, you know.

I'd like to be seen as an average Australian bloke.

I can't think of... I can't think of a nobler description of anybody than to be called an average Australian bloke.

Australia day quote One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you'v

One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.

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

The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance. The growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; and the growth of corporate propaganda against democracy.

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.

Australia day quote I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world wil

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

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

Did you know that Christmas Day is absolutely the best day to fly? It is.

No crowded airports and crowded planes. I always flew to Australia. That's what Christmas was for me - a plane journey to the next tournament

When I have a bad day, I dream about opening up a gelato stand on the streets of Sydney, Australia. Doesn't everyone have a random escape fantasy?

Australia day quote A little progress each day adds up to bg results.

A little progress each day adds up to bg results.

Now, I know that there are some Aboriginal people who aren’t happy with Australia Day. For them it remains Invasion Day. I think a better view is the view of Noel Pearson, who has said that Aboriginal people have much to celebrate in this country’s British Heritage.

I pastor a very large church in western Australia.

We have about - over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life's very full today. Not enough days in the week.

Moving to Australia was not a career move, but a quality of life issue.

It has no guns, no God, and no gangster rap. As an Ethiopian cab driver said to me the other day when I was returning from a gig in Sydney, Australia is a peaceful, democratic place. I like the relatively stress free lifestyle. It's worth the drop in income.

Australia day quote There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the w

There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.

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You see, before I became prime minister, the Australian prime minister only attended ever two meetings in the world: the British Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the South Pacific Forum.

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.

I pastor a very large church in western Australia.

We have about - over 2,000 people, which we have a Bible school, community services, a lot of things linked with it. So my life's very full today. Not enough days in the week.

Australia day quote Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything

Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.

It's a perfect day here in Australia, glorious blue sunshine

Some days are like that. Even in Australia.

In Australia, I grew up watching 'The Mickey Mouse Club,' my son grew up watching 'Sesame Street,' my grandson's growing up watching 'Dora The Explorer.' So we are sort of saturated with American culture from the day we're born, and to those of those who do have an ear for it, it's second nature.

Australia day quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

I’d rather be a straight ‘self-proclaimed homosexual’ than a racist, ignorant, hate-filled bigot in Rise Up Australia any day. This party wants to end multiculturalism and discriminate against anyone different. What this mob intends as a grievous insult, I take as a compliment. Long live equal rights.

I suppose, because I am a sportsman and travel all over Australia, I see every day Australians doing small and large and often unnoticed deeds; many times I thought how nice it would be for them to be recognised, so I hope somehow that in receiving this honour that I represent these people.

Hey bands, you're all welcome to fly me to some exotic location and I'll record you there, Y'know that right? You don't have to come to this God forsaken place. Hope I can visit you all in Australia one of these days that would be hot! We'll talk again soon.

Australia day quote Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a l

Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

Malcolm Bradbury made the point, and I don't know whether it's a valid one or not, that the real English at the moment is not the English spoken in England or in America or even in Canada or Australia or New Zealand. The real English is the English which is a second language, so that it's rather like Latin in the days of the Roman Empire when people had their own languages, but had Latin in order to communicate.

The problem is everybody is worrying about explosive vests and people with AK-47s. We live in a day and age when someone sitting in Somalia or in Chile or in Perth, Australia, can be sitting there with a laptop and can theoretically take down one of our power grids or part of our infrastructure and do infinitely more damage. Nobody talks about that. It's not a question of who comes into the United States. We're way past that.

Well, I'm very dyslexic, so I can't read music.

It means I never know where I'm at so it's different every single time. I know when it works though. I might end up doing a bosa nova version of Bad Day when I get to Australia!

Australia day quote There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.

There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.

I'm always looking for that place, you know, where there's no rednecks, that place where people get along, and I never find it. I went to Australia, right, and I thought Australia was gonna be a groovy, surfnoid, smoke-a-joint wombat, you know? 'G'day mate!' 'No worries!' And it's like Arkansas with a beach. It's a whole country with a 'No Fat Chicks' sticker on it.

You know, when my dad was a racing fan in Australia he would follow Jack Brabham and sometimes only hear if he won two days after a race - when the result finally appeared in his newspaper. These days I can tweet something and it's all over the world in seconds.

I thought I was actually doing quite well - I was on Jazz FM six days a week.

I fancied going to Australia and I had a wonderful experience. It's changed me for the better and it was flattering to win.

Australia day quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie

Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

There are three great international team sports in Australia: cricket, rugby (two codes), and Pom-bashing. But the greatest of these is the last, and it is time we prepared ourselves for the greatest celebration of Pom-bashing since Bodyline, the 1930s cricket tour that became an international incident. That one rankles to this day and is otherwise known as the longest whinge in sporting history.

In Australia, there is a very famous show called 'Home and Away.

' I was cast on that at 15. The day I started filming, my life changed.

It's definitely different in the States.

Americans are much different people compared to us. We're much more laid back. I itch to get back to Australia every summer because it's so fast paced there and so stressful.

Australia day quote You will never have this day again, so make it count.

You will never have this day again, so make it count.

I was always nervous about coming back to Australia which was a complete hangover of the days when I left when ballet was not accepted, when I was not accepted, when I was considered a freak for wanting to be a ballet dancer. And, to be 100% honest, I rather dreaded coming back.

If you go to Australia, the Australian Open is on all day long on network TV.

There's no way CBS, NBC and ABC would do that. They only show the finals. That's always been the case. They don't want to give the time to the biggest tournament we have in the United States. Any other country, it's everywhere -- front page of the main paper, front page of the sports section. We haven't had that here.

I packed coffee once when I lived in Australia, and I just remember going around every day with coffee up my nose and in my ears.

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