Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 59
Which Moved

I live in L.A. and I do have wonderful friends; I moved there when I was 19 so I developed a close knit group of friends, none of whom are actors, none of which are Australian, but I couldn't do it long term.

- Adelaide Clemens

Young Very

My mom's a children's television writer, so I was involved and around from a very young age. When I was eight, I did my first film with Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown, who are a quite well-respected Australian producer-director duo, and that just changed my whole perspective on what I could do in life and be.

- Alycia Debnam-Carey

Football Rules

You can't really get into regular football after you watch Australian rules football because it's just two different ends of the totem pole.

- Andrew Bogut

American Guy

There's two people I would say to try to go and watch who are probably the future of tennis. One girl called Taylor Townsend, she got a wildcard from the event into Wimbledon; she's an American girl. On the men's side, there's an Australian guy called Nick Kyrgios; he's 19, and he was the number one junior in the world.

- Andy Murray


I have this fantasy that in future negotiations over climate change - instead of going into that room and saying, 'I'm defending Chinese interests,' or 'I'm defending Australian interests' - there will also be an identity inside of each of the negotiators thinking, 'I'm also defending human interests.'

- David Christian


If, in schools, we keep teaching that history is divided into American history and Chinese history and Russian history and Australian history, we're teaching kids that they are divided into tribes. And we're failing to teach them that we also, as human beings, share problems that we need to work together with.

- David Christian

Small Industry

The Australian film industry is a small industry, so you have to really be flexible within working in different mediums. A lot of actors work in theater, film, and television, because there's not much opportunity in terms of employment there.

- Deborah Mailman

Small Industry

The Australian film industry is a small industry, so you have to really be flexible within working in different mediums. A lot of actors work in theater, film, and television, because there's not much opportunity in terms of employment there. So you do have to be resourceful and be able to flex your muscles artistically.

- Deborah Mailman


I can hardly understand the Australian accent.

- Joey Santiago

Comedy British

I am huge fan of Australian comedy. 'Strictly Ballroom' is one of my favorite movies. Definitely the British Commonwealth's sensibility is where I draw a lot of my influences.

- Jonathan Krisel

Through Oddity

Acting for me was hard enough without having to think of the accent. And also, when I was auditioning for stuff I would walk into the room with an Australian accent, and I would do the audition in an American accent, and they would invariably say, 'Yeah, it's that good, but I can still hear the oddity coming through.'

- Jonathan LaPaglia

Country I Think

I will always come back to do Australian films. I think it matters. I think we can make films that people go and see. And I don't think it's too much to ask that films in this country make a profit and that we embrace them.

- Josh Lawson

Used Out

I call on the Australian Government to set out the conditions upon which they will provide a taxpayer funded backing for wholesale term funding for Australian deposit taking institutions. I call on the Government it make clear the conditions upon which taxpayer funds will be used in this way.

- Julie Bishop

Guru Turned

I've turned from an ordinary Australian housewife into a gigastar, icon, talk-show host, swami, spin doctor... and now I'm a style guru!

- Barry Humphries

Ideas American

Public service and respect for ideas is a recurrent theme in both the American and Australian sides of my family.

- Bill Drayton

Two Becoming

An Australian girl size 12 and a Swedish girl size 12 are completely different, just because of the way they're formed. It's becoming this worldwide movement because people are getting it. We all have two different parents; we're not supposed to look the same. It's ridiculous.

- Hayley Hasselhoff

Rare Role

It's rare that there's a role that requires an Australian accent.

- Heath Ledger

Run Been

I live in a town called Beerwah, right in the middle of Australia Zoo. It's not hustle and bustle and busy, so that's helpful. We travel all over the world, but I've always been able to come home and run around in the middle of the Australian outback.

- Bindi Irwin

Love Very

I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don't have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We're very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.

- Hugh Jackman

Woman Fact

I'm in fact Australian but my mother's English so I've got no problem playing a domineering English woman.

- Jacki Weaver

History School

In primary school, I was bored witless by Australian history.

- Catherine Jinks

Lucky Colin

I was lucky enough to be a child during the renaissance of Australian children's literature, when people like Ivan Southall, Colin Thiele, Lilith Norman and Wrightson were pumping out hugely inspiring stuff.

- Catherine Jinks


My father was Australian.

- Jamey Sheridan

Admire Artists

I do greatly admire Australian artists.

- Jeffrey Archer

Father Mother

My father is Indonesian Timorese, my mother Aboriginal Australian.

- Jessica Mauboy

Game Career

I don't think I ever worked harder at any match during my career to get runs as I did then, nor did I ever have to face in one game such consistently fast bowlers as the Australian pair, Gregory and McDonald.

- Frank Woolley

Down Soft Spot

I seem to have a soft spot in my heart for Australia and Australian actors. After having worked with one in 'Cinderella' and a multitude of them in 'Cats,' I've wanted the opportunity to actually perform 'down under.'

- Lea Salonga

Heat Courts

Any quality player can adjust well to the different demands. It is like a good tennis player who is expected to adjust to the clay at the French Open, the grass at Wimbledon, the hard courts of the U.S. and the heat of the Australian Open. A professional is expected to do all that.

- Gautam Gambhir

School Irish

I used to have an Australian accent for school and an Irish accent for home.

- Genevieve O'Reilly


My dad's Australian.

- George MacKay

Game Used

I liked Pat Cash, and I loved Mats Wilander. I went to the Australian Open with my parents, and I used to watch Wilander being cheered on by the Swedish fans, and with his game style being like mine, I drew comparisons with him.

- Lleyton Hewitt

Taste Like

I have quite an eclectic taste in music. I like Angus & Julia Stone; they are an Australian brother/sister duo. I like Adele. She is phenomenal.

- Luke Mitchell

Think English

Often, Americans think any northern English accent is Australian.

- Ryan Cartwright

North Telling

No one knows who I am in Australia. They don't even know I am Australian, because 'The Secret Circle' is on in Australia, and I'm sure everyone's like, 'Oh, she's American. She's from, like, North Carolina.' Like, nobody knows me in Australia, I'm just telling you.

- Phoebe Tonkin

Range TV

Money is tighter now, with the advertising dollar spread a lot more thinly across a whole range of media because of the Internet. It means the television networks have less power to produce shows, and TV is where most Australian actors make their money.

- Grant Bowler

Young Couple

That $27,000 that a young player will now get just for making the main draw at the Australian Open is huge. It can set them up for a couple of months which at that level you really do need that kind of help. It sounds like a lot of money, but when you're travelling the world trying to make it as a tennis player, it doesn't last long.

- Samantha Stosur

About Lot

I talk about being Australian a lot.

- Poppy Montgomery

Country I Think

I think we have to keep working enormously hard to see that every single Indigenous child - every Australian child - has true equality of opportunity. We've got to work harder at it. I think, you know, the heartland issue for us is the gap; the gap in life expectancy in this country.

- Quentin Bryce

British Than

And I grew up watching all the British ones so when you hear that from an early age, it makes it much easier than you guys who don't grow up with Australian television or British television.

- Rachel Griffiths

Think I Think

I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized, you know?

- Rachel Griffiths

Some Developing

I'm developing some screenplays at the moment with my Australian producer.

- Rachel Griffiths

Mom Accent

I'm trying hard to keep my Australian accent. My mom would disown me if I didn't.

- Maia Mitchell

Always Danish

It's funny because when I'm outside Australia, I never get to do my Australian accent in anything. It's always a Danish accent or an English accent or an American accent.

- Mallory Jansen

Same Brothers

I accept you, and you get the same respect from me whether you are black, white, gay straight, Asian, bisexual, Australian, tall, fat, whatever it is. We are all people, and I look at the people of the world the same way, as my brothers and sisters.

- Nash Grier

Sense Friendly

The Australian fans are really friendly and personable; the sense of humour is a lot less dry than the English.

- Tom Hopper

Art Beautiful

'Australian Rules' was such a beautiful film - it was art for me.

- Nathan Phillips

Truth Rules

'Australian Rules' was my moment of truth.

- Nathan Phillips

Equivalent TV

In Australia, I wrote lots of little plays and put them on, and then I worked on a few different TV shows, like the Australian equivalent of 'SNL.' I would write and perform all of my characters.

- Rebel Wilson

Family Being

I really miss the Australian lifestyle and being around my friends and family.

- Nathaniel Buzolic

I Think Boom

I think the Australian men and American men are quite different. I feel like Australian men might be a little bit more laid back and a little bit cool whereas American guys are sort of 'boom, boom, boom.'

- Nicky Whelan

Proud Very

I'm a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian.

- Steve Irwin

I Think Very

I think the Australian people are very conscientious. During the 1980s and 1990s we proved they will respond conscientiously to necessary reforms. They mightn't like them but they'll accept them. But reforms have to be presented in a digestible format.

- Paul Keating

Use Advantage

I try to use the Australian idiom to its maximum advantage.

- Paul Keating

Country Role

Well, Australians should speak for the national interests of Australia, and whatever role former Australian prime ministers may have, one of the things you do is speak frankly about the country as you see the country's best interests, you know?

- Paul Keating

Been About

Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else.

- Yahoo Serious

Matter Cause

I just wanted to do this all Australian film and we didn't want to give creative control to overseas 'cause whoever comes on my sets, whether you're sweeping the floor or an actor, it doesn't matter who comes up with the ideas, it's a collaboration.

- Yahoo Serious

Race Industry

If government and media and all of us in the Australian tribe got together, and the rock industry, we'd just be the greatest cultural force the world has ever seen - we're such an amazing race.

- Yahoo Serious

Support Films

I support all Australian films.

- Yahoo Serious

Say Which

I grew up being scared of the water, which is embarrassing to say as an Australian, but it's true.

- Yvonne Strahovski