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I guess I've been fortunate in having an ongoing film career while being based in Melbourne. I'm happy to commute. A day on a plane. Come on. It's easy.
Adelaide was the first city in Australia, if not in the world, to provide for the health and recreation of all its citizens.
Bay in January 1788 under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip. On January 26, now celebrated as Australia Day, they set up camp in Sydney Cove, the heart of the modern city of Sydney.
Christ, we're living in Sydney, the only town in the world where people are closet heteros.
When I came out of drama school, I was in a shared house in Sydney.
Australia is so cool that it's hard to even know where to start describing it. The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather. Not too crowded. Great food, great music, really nice people. It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago.
Australia! I wanna see some saltwater crocodiles!
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC OF AMERICA
I do not like Melbourne in its present state.
Everyone thought Sydney had passion only for intellectual pursuits. That was their loss.
The suburb was the major element of Australian society.
All through university years, I used to come up to Melbourne, go to Pizza Napoli with my friends and then to a movie.
I think it's very, very important that people outside the capital cities, not just Sydney and Melbourne but also Brisbane Perth Adelaide and so on, have the greatest access to the best cultural experiences they can in both the performing arts and the visual arts.
I grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, an arid kind of place, but every day I took the ferry across the harbour to get to school. I'd watch the ships coming in and going out.
In Sydney, we always have a deficiency of housing. So that's one good thing, which will cause real estate to keep going up. Not fast, but it'll go up.
Australia is a phenomenally beautiful country, and every time I go away and come back, it never ceases to amaze me.
My father went to boarding school in Sydney when he was 14.
The Australian backyard was once built for tradesmen and outdoor toilets. As suburbs spread, it became a playground and source of pride ...
I have never seen any place on Earth as beautiful, improbable, and beautifully ridiculous as Australia. Whatever god or devil first conceived of the place deserves some sort of award, and possibly a smack in the head.
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.'
There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand.
A couple from Sydney or Melbourne might leave on the same day for their holiday: the wife might go sun-bathing at Surfers Paradise, in Queensland, the husband ski-ing in the Snowy Mountains. A lucky country.
I love New York, and I love being here, but I think I'll always be Australian at heart.
Australia lives with a strange contradiction - our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country.
Australia is breathtakingly beautiful, and I can't wait to visit again.
Zealand 1893 Australia
People tend to think of Brisbane as a sleepy, sub-topical place. I don't know. It's like Baltimore or something. I don't know. You would hear the family dramas going on behind closed doors.
After going to Australia, it's hard to go anywhere after that. I want to move there. I'm obsessed with it.
Brisbane is so sleepy, so slatternly, so sprawlingly unlovely ... It is simply the most ordinary place in the world ... It was so shabby and makeshift ... a place where poetry could never occur.
I try to get back to Australia as much as possible.
As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains.
It's my mission to tell the Australians from abroad in my work that Australia is a wonderful place.
I've been to Australia several times, and I just like the earthiness; it's part of the culture. That's a really good vibe to be around.
Brooklyn, New York, and
I have always had, as I know many people have, a singular passion for Australia. I do love the sunburnt country, its ancient landscapes, its exhilarating reaches of sand and sea.
Everyone knows how much Australia means to me. I try to get back here as much as I can, but normally it's for work, so I'm in and out and jetlagged and stressed.
Fifty years ago people were talking about Sydney's sprawl, but nobody does anything about it.
San Francisco, December 2011
My kids started school, so having a strong base in Melbourne has been a key priority. I'm not daunted by the travel. People say, 'It's so far to Australia,' and I say, 'You get on the plane, you eat well, you sleep, you wake up - and you're there.'
There is so much talent in Australia.
Maatsuyker, the wild island south of Tasmania where it rained most days of the year and the chickens blew into the sea during storms.
I never dreamed I'd like any city as well as London. San Francisco is exciting, moody, exhilarating. I even love the muted fogs.
Bagby Hot Springs.
Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.
I had seen Adelaide the dearest and the cheapest place to live in.
I am first and foremost a musician, although those of us who live elsewhere still dream about the inspirational qualities of Australia and its ravishing transcendental beauty.
The hardest thing about living in Canberra is that almost everyone who doesn't live here asks: 'Why on earth would you live in Canberra?' Loudly, and in a way they would never use to discuss anywhere else. And they never listen to the answer.
I've been to Australia a couple of times, but never to the north or the centre. I would love to see Ayers Rock.
Australian weather's amazing! You notice that when you go overseas.
I love Australia. My dream would be to have a place to live there and be able to commute back and forth.
For much of the latter part of the 20th century, Australia seemed to be opening up to something large and good. It believed itself a generous country, the land of the 'fair go.'
Sydney was an efficient person, and that extended to showers as well. Me? You could have conducted full demolition and remodeling in the time it took me to shower.
The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes.
I love Australia! I got a boot thrown at me there.
Even though I live in America more, I feel like when I go to Adelaide, that's when I get to go home.
I love Australian people.
As we grew to love South Australia, we felt that we were in an expanding society, still feeling the bond to the motherland, but eager to develop a perfect society, in the land of our adoption.
If I was in Sydney, I love the beach. Even though I'm incredibly pale, I put on these terribly long unattractive rashies, and people laugh at me. My kids laugh at me. But that's what I would do.
I loved Australia. I was very successful there.
In terms of theater, there's not a more supportive theater community than in New York. It's really kind of a real thrill to go there. I mean, don't forget, I'm a boy from the suburbs of Sydney, so getting to New York is a huge, huge thrill.
Australia is just so full of surprises.
People ask me where I live most of the time, and it's kind of complicated for me to answer, because I'm not really sure. It's somewhere in between London, Rome, Paris, and Rio.
By 2050, the Australian population is expected to grow from 22 million to 36 million. That increase alone will put huge pressure on our towns and our cities. We will need more homes, more roads, more rail lines, more hospitals, more schools, just to accommodate so many Australians.
I love Australia. I love the people there; they are fantastic. The business opportunities are endless.
Well, something is happening in Queensland that is not happening anywhere else.
San Francisco! City of dreaming spires, people live here ... Golden Gate Bridge, ahh the Romans came here.
I think I'll move to Australia.
Charleston, West "by gods" Virginia
I love Australia passionately. I love our landscape. It's influenced most of my work, really. Almost everything I've written is about the landscape. Trying to find, the sacred, the spiritual in it.
more real depravity, more shocking wickedness, more undisguised vice and immorality is to be witnessed at midday in the most public thoroughfares of Perth, with its population of 1500, than in any other city of fifty times its population, either in Europe or America.
MARK DONALDSON WAY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: AUSTRALIA DAY, TWO MONTHS AFTER THE BATTLE OF EARTH, JANUARY 26, 2553.
New York. The world's most dramatic city. Like a permanent short circuit, sputtering and sparking up into the night sky all night long. No place like it for living. And probably no place like it for dying.
("New York Blues")
I do greatly admire Australian artists.
While Melbourne and Sydney fight about who wears Australia's cultural crown, Canberra just gets on with it.
What I like best about San Francisco is San Francisco.
Melbourne is very sophisticated and edgy - we wear a lot of black. Things are lightening up a little bit, but truly, everything looks good in black.
I find it easier to write in the winter in Melbourne. When the weather is good you want to go out for a walk, ride a bike, go to a cafe or something. When it's raining, when it's a miserable day, I just sit down at my desk and get some work done.
I'm not too fond of the typical Australian activities or culture. I'm not into surfing.
New York - The city where the people from Oshkosh look at the people from Dubuque in the next theater seats and say These New Yorkers don't dress any better than we do.
On Melbourne summer mornings the green trams go rolling in stately progress down tunnels thick with leaves: the bright air carries along the avenue their patient chime, the chattering of their wheels
The government should spend more time on promoting tourism in Sydney.
San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the world.
Oz- where all your worst nightmares come true
I'd love to come to Australia. I'd love to walk about the Sydney Opera House.
It's got more cosmopolitan, and it's lost its uniqueness, but Australia is still a great place.
London, thou art the flower of cities all!
Living in Sydney, I've taken the chance to start surfing again. One of my best memories of growing up is catching my first proper wave and surfing across it and my brother cheering at me from the shore.
I like the fact that Melbourne always seems to support their chefs and promote them in ways I find really admirable.
Australian people are dope. They're so fun. They want to just have a good time, and they have a great sense of humour.
Sydney! Stop. Think of something else. Conjugate Latin verbs. Recite the periodic table.
Seattle, I get a call from Ben.
Manhattan ... capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated me for more than three decades.
I have been disappointed in all my expectations of Australia, except as to its wickedness; for it is far more wicked than I have conceived it possible for any place to be, or than it is possible for me to describe to you in England.
I like where I live here, in London.
I like Australia less and less. The hateful newness, the democratic conceit, every man a little pope of perfection.
What is the city but the people?
Rock pools, so-named because they have been hammered out of rocks at the ocean's edge, are one of Sydney's defining characteristics, along with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, though not as well known.
I broke in swiftly. "How kind of you to renew your offer, your Grace. But I am afraid I must decline. Brisbane is the man for me.
Fun fact: You may hug koalas in the Australian state of New South Wales, but not in Queensland. So ... if you didn't hug your koala nice and tight before you got here to Sydney, you're going to be shit out of luck until we go back to Surfer's Paradise.