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Thomas Keneally Quotes and Sayings

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And I definitely wanted to be a writer,
but I felt a duty now, having used up those educational resources,
I felt a duty to the church and my parents to become a priest.
- Thomas Keneally

I thought I'd definitely be a writer,
whatever I did.
- Thomas Keneally

And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen,
to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
- Thomas Keneally

In a way Australia is like Catholicism.
The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque.
But you always come back.
- Thomas Keneally

 

I was never any good at cricket thought I love it as a,
as a sort of mystery.
- Thomas Keneally

And I was very interested in the priesthood.
- Thomas Keneally

I must apologise because I know all writers have memories
of being on the outer because it's the children on
the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers.
- Thomas Keneally

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So I was very close to ordination.
I was delighted to be ordained a deacon,
which is the last step between, before becoming a priest.
But then it all fell apart.
- Thomas Keneally

And I found both literature and the church very dramatic
presences in the world of the 1950s.
- Thomas Keneally

Thomas was my true name but everyone knew me as Mick,
except my mother, who knew me as definitely Michael.
- Thomas Keneally

But I was also a brat.
I used to belong to a gang that went looking for fights with other gangs.
- Thomas Keneally

But in practice Australia - the pluralism of Australia -
sorry the sectarianism to an extent stopped at the
time you took your uniform off after coming home from school.
- Thomas Keneally

And so um, I knew that I really didn't want to be a
priest and didn't want to be a celibate,
though I could probably manage it.
Um, and um, ultimately I left.
- Thomas Keneally

Um, what I found though about the Christian Brothers is this:
that they were certainly muscular.
- Thomas Keneally

And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church,
by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.
- Thomas Keneally

So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick,
particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then,
and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy.
- Thomas Keneally

Australia integrated the - brought on the ships and
unleashed in the society the dogs of sectarianism,
which had existed in other places - in Glasgow,
in Liverpool and of course in Ireland,
north and south.
- Thomas Keneally

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

So nonetheless given the importance that was placed on sport in Australia,
I wanted to be part of that scene, particularly since
I had felt very strongly in my early schooling being
marginalised even in the Catholic school.
- Thomas Keneally

You know, so I was a weird eccentric kid but I did
believe in the power of the word and of the word being made flesh I suppose,
which again I suppose came from my temperament as well as my upbringing.
- Thomas Keneally

My brother arrived some months after my father left.
Um, and he ah, was thus eight years younger than me and it was um,
you know, it was such a time that my mother probably
had people wondering was it his.
- Thomas Keneally

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists?
In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
- Woody Allen

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes,
like when his pants are too tight.
But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
- Liv Tyler

My mom is definitely my rock.
- Alicia Keys

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

I definitely don't want to achieve some kind of rock star status.
- Ethan Suplee

If I decide to tour, I definitely would come to Washington,
D.C.
We'll see.
- Paula Abdul

I definitely feel a difference about my place in the industry.
I feel like I have some longevity now.
- Martina McBride

Yes, I definitely plan to direct at some point.
- Stephen Dorff

Reduce your plan to writing.
The moment you complete this, you will have definitely
given concrete form to the intangible desire.
- Napoleon Hill

My mom was definitely very strict with me.
- Gloria Estefan

So, maybe you don't see blues so much in Styx's music
but it is definitely part of Tommy's early music.
- James Young

I can't sing.
Definitely no ambition in that area.
- Corin Nemec

For me, everything definitely comes from music.
- Mike Myers

I think the writing on the wall is definitely there
this year that this is probably our last year.
- Michael Shanks

My mountaineering skills are not important to my best photographs,
but they do add a component to my work that is definitely
a bit different than that of most photographers.
- Galen Rowell

I'm at that point in my life where I definitely want to get married soon.
I've got my dogs as surrogates, but I'm ready for kids.
- Michael Bay

The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions.
I also wanted to make something more realistic,
but not naturalistic or simple.
- Pedro Almodovar

Yeah, I really like being alive.
But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist.
- John Frusciante

At the same time, I definitely want to expand my fan
base but not at the expense of prostituting my music or heart.
- George Duke

It's definitely an influence, I mean how can you not
say you are influenced to play rock.
- Mike Lowry

On my show, I'm definitely the youngest one.
So going from a show where everyone is over 30,
to the movie, where everyone was like 20,
25, it was like summer camp.
- Marla Sokoloff

I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion,
which I hated.
I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would
have written more songs of my own,
but I didn't.
- Connie Francis

And I definitely have an affinity with the piano.
- Jim Coleman

There is a relationship between cartooning and people
like Mir= and Picasso which may not be understood by the cartoonist,
but it definitely is related even in the early Disney.
- Roy Lichtenstein

I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter.
- Billy Joel

Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch,
I wouldn't like to say.
Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west,
but Africa was definitely the place.
- Richard Leakey

The passage of time is a continuing thing.
At 18, you're going to live forever,
and you are definitely not at 52,
so that is a recurring topic.
I still think it's the main stuff.
- Peter Hammill

I am definitely a dog person.
I feel like Webster and I are very much alike.
- Calista Flockhart

The audience that surprised us the most was definitely Paris,
when we played there last.
They were just incredibly into us and we weren't expecting it at all.
- Jon Crosby

I definitely feel like my blog is going edgy to broad and boring.
- Joichi Ito

I definitely know that I play the part,
however big or small, in the deaths of at least two people,
Chris Farley and Phil Hartmann.
- Andy Dick

I think she definitely has.
I think, um, her and Mulder's relationship has become more equal.
And, I think she has become stronger and more independent over the seasons.
- Gillian Anderson

Italy is definitely where I feel most at home,
or alternatively, living in total wilderness,
in the bush in Australia.
- Noah Taylor

All the fans being here got my adrenaline going.
I definitely got a burst of energy from them.
- Sean Elliott

I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought
it to its present high popularity.
- Bette Midler

When I'm not working, I definitely I like waking up at noon.
- Jena Malone

Playing with Kip I definitely learned a lot playing
with these incredible guys and hearing them.
- Arto Lindsay

I've definitely become much more aware of physical stunts.
- Lucy Liu

And when we go from braking to accelerating to cornering,
the G-forces we pull are really demanding on our bodies.
We definitely have to be in top shape.
- Michael Andretti

So we should preserve it.
I don't think that digital storage is necessarily a good thing,
but I definitely think that digital manipulation is interesting.
- Sean Booth

I'm definitely more influenced by European writers
than I am by American writers,
there's no doubt about that.
- Anne Rice

Bruce is the man.
He was definitely ahead of his time.
- Donnie Yen

For me, the most fun is change or growth.
There are definitely elements of both that I like.
Launching a business is kind of like a motorboat:
You can go very quickly and turn fast.
- Tony Hsieh

Mike Patton is a genius...
It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played.
- Dave Lombardo

I'm definitely a centrist and feel like both parties can be absurd.
- Brad Bird

Travel definitely affects me as a writer.
- Anthony Doerr

I definitely take a lot of bad pictures!
- Brooke Burke

A good part - and definitely the most fun part -
of being a feminist is about frightening men.
- Julie Burchill

Downloading is definitely on the rise,
but not because it's free - that's probably third on the list -
but because it's immediate and the selection is virtually unlimited.
- Don Rose


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