Top Zealand Quotes

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1. "Books are not about passing time. They're about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand."
Author: Alan Bennett
2. "I've spent half my life on planes. I have a lot of love for New Zealand, though. That is where the really arty, whimsical side of the family resided - in Hobbitland."
Author: Alice Englert
3. "'How big's your dick?' Zak blurted. His father gave a roar of outrage. 'How good's your dental plan?' asked Number Five. Zak laughed. 'You can't ask that,' his father snapped at his side. 'My favorite composer is Rachmaninov. My last client moved to New Zealand. There's nothing stuck to my shoe. I had fruit for breakfast and I don't waste my time worrying. I make sure there's never anything to worry about.' He walked across the room and put his mouth close to Zak's ear. 'In answer to your last. How responsive's your gag reflex?'"
Author: Barbara Elsborg
4. "New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human."
Author: Barry Humphries
5. "New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party."
Author: Carol Moseley Braun
6. "I'd come back after having served as ambassador to New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about the direction in which this country was headed."
Author: Carol Moseley Braun
7. "A 2011 OECD report showed that, over the past three decades, in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Israel, and New Zealand--all countries that have chosen a version of capitalism less red in tooth and claw than the American model--inequality has grown as fast as or faster than in the United States. France, proud, as usual, of its exceptionalism, seemed to be the one major Western outlier, but recent studies have shown that over the past decade it, too, has fallen into line."
Author: Chrystia Freeland
8. "I moved to New Zealand from Winnipeg when I was almost five. I hated it. It was to a city in the south of New Zealand called Invercargill and there was constant rain. There was a depressing sensation in the air."
Author: Daniel Gillies
9. "I want to get down to the nuts and bolts of what is actually going to change to lift New Zealand's economic performance."
Author: David Cunliffe
10. "I support a constitutional conversation, as the Labour Party does, which will allow New Zealanders to evolve a more mature and stable constitutional form, but that's not something that I, as Labour Party, would want to impose, either on the party or on the public."
Author: David Cunliffe
11. "Moriori might have endured, however, were it not for reports arriving in New Zealand depicting the Chathams as a veritable Canaan of eel-stuffed lagoons, shellfish-carpeted coves & inhabitants who understand neither combat nor weapons. To the ears of the Ngati Tama & Ngati Mutunga, two clans of the Taranaki Te Ati Awa Maori"
Author: David Mitchell
12. "French Polynesia embraces a vast ocean area strewn with faraway outer islands, each with a mystique of its own. The 118 islands and atolls are scattered over an expanse of water 18 times the size of California, though in dry land terms the territory is only slightly bigger than Rhode Island. The distance from one end of the island groups to another is four times further than from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Every oceanic island type is represented in these sprawling archipelagoes positioned midway between California and New Zealand. The coral atolls of the Tuamotus are so low they're threatened by rising sea levels, while volcanic Tahiti soars to 2,241 meters. Bora Bora and Maupiti, also high volcanic islands, rise from the lagoons of what would otherwise be atolls."
Author: David Stanley
13. "Fiordland, a vast tract of mountainous terrain that occupies the south-west corner of South Island, New Zealand, is one of the most astounding pieces of land anywhere on God's earth, and one's first impulse, standing on a cliff top surveying it all, is simply to burst into spontaneous applause."
Author: Douglas Adams
14. "New Zealand is a pretty no-nonsense place to work, like Australia. I mean it doesn't falter to anyone."
Author: Dustin Clare
15. "Until I can feel as ecstatic about having a baby as I felt about going to New Zealand to search for giant squid, I cannot have a baby."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
16. "I'm from Canada, and New Zealand feels like you took all the best bits of Canada and squished them onto a tiny island like Hawaii. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the South Island."
Author: Evangeline Lilly
17. "Fresh start. Day two, socks around my ankles, way down, two Maori boys approached me before I could get to my desk. Probelm solved. That day and in the many enjoyable ones that followed, my classmates asked me dozen of questions about America, while detailing essential subjects for a New Zealand boy in 1976, including lollies, meat pies and chips, cricket and rugby, ABBA and Tintin comic books, and why their relatives with tattoos on their face did that funy dance while sticking out their tounges."
Author: Franz Wisner
18. "Honestly, Americans are more open-minded and have the patience and the time for new types of music. In Australia and New Zealand, you must earn your place."
Author: Gin Wigmore
19. "I keep trying to bring a more professional approach to New Zealand cricket. It's an uphill battle. I stay in the game because I find it intriguing and interesting. I'm not interested in coaching international sides. I don't mind short-term coaching. I don't want to get involved in the politics of teams."
Author: Glenn Turner
20. "New Zealand has a great reputation in America for golf."
Author: Hale Irwin
21. "In the end, there will always be a fundamental difference of perspective between New Zealand and Australia on defense, whoever is in government."
Author: Helen Clark
22. "New Zealand's been pretty quiet on human rights issues, which we will be taking rather more interest in, and in international labor issues."
Author: Helen Clark
23. "Well of course New Zealand isn't anti-American."
Author: Helen Clark
24. "I don't know that you're ever going to persuade New Zealanders that they're not going to own their own homes and I'm not going to try."
Author: Helen Clark
25. "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."
Author: Ian Mckellen
26. "Know your load. That's rule numero uno in this business, which is why I make them count the penguins out in front of me one at a time. I'm not going to be the schmuck who shows up in Orlando twobirds short of a dinner party....I know I'm pulling out of Houston with exactly forty-two Gentoo penguins, seventeen Jamaican land iguanas, four tuataras from New Zealand, and a pair of rare, civet-like mammals called linsangs. No more, no less."
Author: Jacob M. Appel
27. "By and large, women in New Zealand are fortunate compared with some other countries, including many in our own region. But there is still progress to be made."
Author: Jenny Shipley
28. "So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in."
Author: Jim Bolger
29. "New Zealand as a whole needs to save more, spend less and reduce our reliance on foreign debt."
Author: John Key
30. "It was always something I knew I was capable of and from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry. She used to work at a production company. So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in New Zealand back in the early 80's."
Author: Karl Urban
31. "I moved from New Zealand to Melbourne when I was 17. I'd planned to go to university to study French, but I was offered a contract to write and record an album that was too good to pass up. Looking back now I think that was pretty young but, at the time, I was ready to have an adventure."
Author: Kimbra
32. "I grew up in the New Zealand countryside. We didn't have television until I was 14, so sing-alongs were our only entertainment."
Author: Kiri Te Kanawa
33. "Right word) '--but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand or Australia?' (and she tried to curtsey as she spoke--fancy curtseying as you're falling through the air! Do you think you could manage it?) 'And what an ignorant little girl she'll think me for asking! No, it'll never do to ask: perhaps I shall see it"
Author: Lewis Carroll
34. "Antipathies, I think--' (she was rather glad there WAS no one listening, this time, as it didn't sound at all the right word) '--but I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand or Australia?"
Author: Lewis Carroll
35. "I'm a Kiwi. I'm from a beach suburb called Takapuna, which is on the north shore of Auckland in New Zealand."
Author: Lorde
36. "I've played such good golf, and it was hard coming up and it wasn't easy in any matches or any shots. It means a lot. I think hopefully it will mean a lot to New Zealand because I'm the next winner of the U.S. Amateur after Danny Lee."
Author: Lydia Ko
37. "New Zealand is the only country I know well enough to write about. It can sometimes lead to complications."
Author: Margaret Mahy
38. "It's a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood."
Author: Martin Henderson
39. "I see the great continuities in New Zealand history as being decency and common sense and up until now when we've confronted these things we've been able to talk them through, and I'm sure we will with this issue as well."
Author: Michael King
40. "My family comes from New Zealand, but I'm a London girl. I was born and raised in London, but I've got the blood of a New Zealander, so I always kind of felt like I didn't belong - in a good way."
Author: Natasha Bedingfield
41. "The reality is: By the time swine flu got on the radar screen of global public health, it had already spread. It was already in the States, it was in Mexico, it was in New Zealand. By the time it reaches that point, you've lost the ability to contain it."
Author: Nathan Wolfe
42. "If I have the choice of traveling to Russia, India or New Zealand alone for a week for preliminary discussions or to spend that week with my family, I routinely choose my family."
Author: Olafur Eliasson
43. "I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?"
Author: Orlando Bloom
44. "So deeply ingrained is the unconscious northern hemisphere chauvinism in those of us who live there, and even some who don't. 'Unconscious' is exactly right. That is where consciousness-raising comes in. It is for a deeper reason than gimmicky fun that, in Australia and New Zealand, you can buy maps of the world with the South Pole on top. What splendid consciousness-raisers those maps would be, pinned to the walls of our northern hemisphere classrooms. Day after day, the children would be reminded that 'north' is an arbitrary polarity which has no monopoly on 'up'."
Author: Richard Dawkins
45. "A truly enlightened attitude to language should simply be to let six thousand or more flowers bloom. Subcultures should be allowed to thrive, not just because it is wrong to squash them, because they enrich the wider culture. Just as Black English has left its mark on standard English Culture, South Africans take pride in the marks of Afrikaans and African languages on their vocabulary and syntax. New Zealand's rugby team chants in Maori, dancing a traditional dance, before matches. French kids flirt with rebellion by using verlan, a slang that reverses words' sounds or syllables (so femmes becomes meuf). Argentines glory in lunfardo, an argot developed from the underworld a centyry ago that makes Argentine Spanish unique still today. The nonstandard greeting "Where y'at?" for "How are you?" is so common among certain whites in New Orleans that they bear their difference with pride, calling themselves Yats. And that's how it should be."
Author: Robert Lane Greene
46. "God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia."
Author: Russell Crowe
47. "I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack."
Author: Russell Crowe
48. "What are we doing tonight, Spock?' Luca grinned at Jacob.'Apparently, he's going to New Zealand,' Ellen replied with heavy sarcasm.'New Zealand?' 'It's code for Outer Space."
Author: Sharon Sant
49. "And that was what I was asking to happen and I was told that the indictment would be signed, but I was coming to the end of my one-year contract, I had to return to New Zealand for personal reasons."
Author: Tony Greig
50. "My name is walter and i am from New Zealand. I was HIV positive and three months until i met with Dr. Ajala who cure me of the deadly virus and my test results confirm Negative.Thanks to Dr. Ajala and please my friends, feel free to contact the doctor via email on aigboa.spiritual.temple@gmail.comPut aside your shame and get a cure to your problems.Walter."
Author: Walter Farley

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