Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that. - Andre Benjamin

God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia. - Russell Crowe

In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime. - Phyllis McGinley

Australia is an absolutely fantastic country, but the only thing we lack is the ability to work harder. - Dick Smith

To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one's mother. - Barry Humphries

Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that's only a recent development. - Barry Humphries

The greatest and proudest moment moment of my life standing on the podium receiving the silver medal on behalf of myself and Australia. - Graham Cheney

Olivia Newton-John - Australia's gift to insomniacs. It's nothing but the blonde singing the bland. - Minnie Riperton

It's definitely different in the States. Americans are much different people compared to us. We're much more laid back. I itch to get back to Australia every summer because it's so fast paced there and so stressful. - Andrew Bogut

I'd like to be seen as an average Australian bloke. I can't think of... I can't think of a nobler description of anybody than to be called an average Australian bloke. - John Howard

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