That was the big effect Lord of the Rings had on me. It was discovering New Zealand. And even more precious were the people- not at all like the Australians.
— Ian Mckellen

I think probably australians have just a little more taste than most people.
Neil Diamond australian quote

What I appreciated was the fact that the script delved into how Australians were - and still are - condescended to by the English.
— Geoffrey Rush

People are all exactly alike. There's no such thing as a race and barely such a thing as an ethnic group. If we were dogs, we'd be the same breed. George Bush and an Australian Aborigine have fewer differences than a Lhasa apso and a toy fox terrier. A Japanese raised in Riyadh would be an Arab. A Zulu raised in New Rochelle would be an orthodontist. People are all the same, though their circumstances differ terribly.
— P. J. O'Rourke

It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia.
— australian quotation by John Howard