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Australians are pretty blunt and we say things how they really are. ...
by Charlie Bell

Australians are pretty blunt and we say things how they really are.
- Charlie Bell

There are good days and there are bad days,
and I've had my share of both.
- Charlie Bell

I was getting old, man.
I was staring 27 in the face.
- Charlie Bell

The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within -
and that is us as a company becoming complacent.
There are a lot of companies that get fat,
dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and
forget about serving customers.
- Charlie Bell

 

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

Sorry Day falls on the eve of Reconciliation Week,
giving us the chance to ask whether we are making progress
in the wider challenge of reconciling Indigenous and other Australians.
- Malcolm Fraser

This game is something Australians really look forward to.
- Matthew Hayden

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I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people.
- Neil Diamond

Australians don't have a preconceived notion of what things have to be...
we can go on a fantastic journey.
- Yahoo Serious

On average, Australians watch more than three hours of television a day,
compared with 12 minutes a day spent by the average
couple talking to each other.
- Hugh Mackay

Advances in science and medical research and public
health policies have meant that life expectancy for
Australians is one of the highest in the world.
- Julie Bishop

At the last census it indicated that about 22 per cent
of Australians were born overseas.
- Julie Bishop

Australians are geniuses with a good sense of humour.
- Fred Schneider

I think Australians do well here because we feel a bit naughty,
like we're in America and if they only knew how much fun we were having,
we'd all get thrown out, you know.
- Melissa George

We moved, and there was a golden era in the '40s when
we were so conscious of who we were as Australians.
- Graeme Murphy

Compared to the United States and certainly a lot of
other countries around the world...
per year, Australians do see more films.
- David Pratt

For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil.
Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of
your island country and our neighborhood.
- Michael Jeffery

Australians were unique due to our corals,
our apples, our gum trees and our kangaroos.
- Harold Edward Holt

It only takes a room of Americans for the English and
Australians to realise how much we have in common.
- Stephen Fry

I think Australians like a bit of vulgarity.
- Julian Clary

Australians are a fantastic bunch of people but the
attention can be overwhelming for someone like me.
- Cathy Freeman

Certainly the Australians were buried in Korea.
But I think that from Vietnam on, all the killed were
brought home to America or to Australia,
in our case.
- Peter Scott

There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans,
love and desire freedom.
However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination,
unfettered by interests other than one's own,
then that freedom is less than worthless -
it's oppression.
- Amir Butler

If politicians continue to promote separatism in Australia,
they should not continue to hold their seats in this parliament.
They are not truly representing all Australians,
and I call on the people to throw them out.
- Pauline Hanson

I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments;
I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians
would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees
being carried out in our name.
- Hugh Mackay

Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast,
where contact between black and white occurred as much
as 200 years earlier than on the west coast -
and where 95 percent of Australians are able to live
95 percent of their lives without ever seeing an Aboriginal face.
- Phillip Noyce

And I liked pluralist Australia.
I got a taste for pluralist Australia.
I like, I like Australians and I can't believe that
they're going to go to hell because they tell a good dirty joke,
you know.
- Thomas Keneally

Is it possible that literacy standards are falling
because young Australians are growing up in a culture
in which they can be entertained and informed,
and in which they can communicate effectively,
without having to master any but the most rudimentary literacy skills?
- Hugh Mackay

So there clearly is a sense in which the Labour Party here,
certainly at State level is reaching out and connecting
with people and reflecting the aspirations and needs of,
you know the mass of ordinary Australians.
- Patricia Hewitt

On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians,
or rather if Australians were as separate from any
other nation as Australia from any other land,
there would be no jealousy between them on England's account.
- Henry Lawson

Health economists have estimated that an injection
of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care,
and $50 million in preventative care,
is required to provide services at the same level as
for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians.
- Malcolm Fraser

On average, the Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese are
more similar to each other and are different from Australians,
Israelis and the Swedes, who in turn are similar to
each other and are different from Nigerians,
Kenyans, and Jamaicans.
- J. Philippe Rushton

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

This day I see that pretty much all
my correspondences are love letters.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

I feel pretty good.
My body actually looks like an old banana,
but it's fine.
- Mike Piazza

Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
- Alan Ladd

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty
sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

Web users ultimately want to get at data quickly and easily.
They don't care as much about attractive sites and pretty design.
- Tim Berners-Lee

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

You can always tell when a man's well informed.
His views are pretty much like your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is magnificent - just as it comes.
Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick.
Life is no pig.
Our life is the greatest gift of all creation.
When we are unhappy with life -
when we are shocked by the stock market,
or dismayed by our choice of political candidates,
let us not lash out in anger.
But also, let us not try to pretty up life
with some lipstick and some party clothes.
See life clearly - no rose colored glasses -
and then CHOOSE to love life.
CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful,
be forgiving of everyone and of every act
we believe has hurt us.
Life just "IS."
We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families.
The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
- Doug Coupland

I get pretty much all the exercise I need walking down
airport concourses carrying bags.
- Guy Clark

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

Cagey trial lawyers have figured out there's a pretty
good likelihood their case -
no matter what its merit -
will literally get its day in court because of favorable judges.
- Dennis Hastert

So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14,
my hands were already pretty nimble.
- John Entwistle

I'm pretty middle-of-the-road.
There are some issues I'm more conservative on.
- Lisa Kudrow

You just keep feeding hogwash to people,
and pretty soon they'll eat it.
- Holly Near

When you do a show five days a week and one night a week,
the way I was doing, you use up so much music every
day that pretty soon you find yourself hustling for material.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford

In our early period we pretty much survived or perished
on our capacity to reach people,
and on getting into the pattern of having no money
and playing lots of shows.
- Peter Garrett

Well, a younger woman is a type, but not necessarily a type for me.
And what is a younger woman? I mean,
I'm pretty old.
Almost everyone is younger.
- Jack Nicholson

Life goes on pretty much the same way.
I've been working on a couple of films on the side.
You may see some more.
You may even see another television show.
- Norman Lear

I got about 6037 songs I wrote myself and I'm trying
to get them on the market and I just wish people could
hear them and stuff but they'll do pretty good.
- Hasil Adkins

A trillion here, a trillion there and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Daniel Hannan

You know, I eat, I ate pretty well anyway so,
I'm basically living the same, I just curtailed the stupidity.
- John Newcombe

When Blur first started and we were playing Manchester
the Hacienda was the place to go.
That was where a lot of exciting stuff was happening
and London was pretty dead.
- Graham Coxon

The global economy is in pretty good shape.
- John W. Snow

I'm one of those fortunate actors who gets to work pretty much every day.
I've had a run of good fortune and work with some terrific
people who have hired me.
- Rob Paulsen

I've made three musical movies which is pretty good
considering that not many are made but I was lucky in other ways.
I came along when independent movies were starting to boom.
- Christopher Walken

The Senate is a place filled with goodwill and good intentions,
and if the road to hell is paved with them,
then it's a pretty good detour.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good.
- Johnny Miller


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