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
Unique New Zealand quotations
New Zealand was colonised initially by those Australians who had the initiative to escape.
Books are not about passing time. They're about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand.
Look at it! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, man! Let me go out there and let me get one wave, just one wave before you take me in. I mean, come on man, where I am I gonna go? Cliffs on both sides! I'm not gonna paddle my way to New Zealand! Come on, compadre. Come on!
I am not very happy the way things are going out there in New Zealand.
A big part of the humor is in identifying with the tragic elements of the film.
The New Zealand sense of humor is very dark. Our films are usually very dark and it's always someone being killed. Usually a child.
Australia and New Zealand are now threatened by the might of the Imperial Japanese forces, and both of them should know that any resistance is futile.
I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?
Hopefully New Zealand let me stay, and they don't kick me out and ban me.
And I hope I don't get killed by a kangaroo, 'cuz I heard that happens out there.
I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.
Far away Tongariro! Green - white thundering Athabasca river of New Zealand! I vowed I would come again down across the Pacific to fish in the swift cold waters of this most beautiful and famous of trout streams. It is something to have striven. It is much to have kept your word.
New Zealand's taken some very significant decisions in relation to defence in the last two years.
I think the world's a little smaller these days.
With the Internet and the availability of people, the pool of English speaking actors - not just American actors, but Brits, Australians, New Zealanders, Irish. We're all up for grabs.
Pick any player of the world. Make him the captain of India. I can assure you that the results will still be the same. MS Dhoni just not lucky enough to have the kind of bowlers that top teams like Australia, South Africa and New Zealand have.
I've always had the dream of going to New Zealand and meeting a lovely New Zealander in a bar.
In the time of my parents, before World War One, most people who came to New Zealand from Europe were the more enterprising people; the people who were stronger mentally. It takes a certain amount of imagination to make a life on the other side of the world, the same imagination it takes to climb the tallest mountain.
A country of inveterate, backwoods, thick-headed, egotistic philistines
Not one great country can be named, from the polar regions in the north to New Zealand in the south, in which the aborigines do not tattoo themselves.
New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human.
Now, they say that New Zealand is beautiful and I do not know -- because after 22 hours on a plane any landmass would be beautiful.
Anyone desperate enough for suicide... should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to do but were afraid to try.
I didn't care about the backlash. I think the reason it was so severe was because they didn't know anything about me in New Zealand. If I had made jokes about a shark attack in the US, no one would have cared.
If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push 'em closer.
Do not look at your weakness or your small size;
look at the Lord and His greatness that He will demonstrate through you. You now have the authority to tear down the strongholds of the enemy and to make New Zealand a fortress of righteousness.
We are being colonised without New Zealanders having some say in the numbers of people coming in and where they are coming from. This is a deliberate policy of ethnic engineering and re-population.
As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter - it means a lot to us that those processes are followed.
I still had the same affection for New Zealand as I've always had. Didn't change at all.
Obviously, it was a big life change for me and quite a shock to suddenly have these songs I'd written in my bedroom as a far-too-intense teenager all over the airwaves and see my face on buses, especially in a small country like New Zealand, but at the same time it was such a thrill and an honour knowing that my music was reaching people.
I really wanted to write an adventure story, a murder-mystery that was set during the gold-rush years in New Zealand.
I think it's inevitable that New Zealand will become a republic and that would reflect the reality that New Zealand is a totally sovereign-independent 21st century nation 12,000 miles from the United Kingdom.
I've never been to New Zealand before.
But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there.
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.
We prepared to go ashore to publish for the first time in New Zealand the glad tidings of the gospel.
New Zealand is the only country I know well enough to write about.
It can sometimes lead to complications.
I really want to come back! I definitely want to come back.
Some of my fondest memories are in New Zealand.