Paul Keating Quotes

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He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.
Paul John Keating
At some point you have to set aside snobbery and what you think is culture and recognize that any random episode of Friends is probably better, more uplifting for the human spirit, than ninety-nine percent of the poetry or drama or fiction or history every published. Think of that. Of course yes, Tolstoy and of course yes Keats and blah blah and yes indeed of course yes. But we're living in an age that has a tremendous richness of invention. And some of the most inventive people get no recognition at all. They get tons of money but not recognition as artists. Which is probably much healthier for them and better for their art.
Nicholson Baker (The Anthologist (The Paul Chowder Chronicles #1))
We are aware that a civilization has the same fragility as a life. The circumstances that could send the works of Keats and Baudelaire to join the works of Menander are no longer inconceivable; they are in the newspapers.
Paul Valéry
The good news is I've already outlived two Brontës, Keats, and Stephen Crane. The bad news is that I haven't written anything.
Paul Kalanithi (When Breath Becomes Air)
Are you saved?” asks the fundamentalist. “I am redeemed,” answers the Catholic, “and like the apostle Paul I am working out my salvation in fear and trembling, with hopeful confidence—but not with a false assurance—and I do all this as the Church has taught, unchanged, from the time of Christ.
Karl Keating (Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on 'Romanism' by 'Bible Christians')
Outside half a dozen youthful demonstrators chanted about the rights of the ‘young unemployed’. The Prime Minister excepted, they were the best dressed people in West Torrens. There is no disguising a Young Liberal’s haircut.
Don Watson (Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PM)
The Theory of Intuition in Husserl’s Phenomenology. Books still came with their leaves uncut. Sartre tore the edges of Levinas’ book open without waiting to use a paperknife, and began reading as he walked down the street. He could have been Keats, encountering Chapman’s translation of Homer: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies, When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He star’d at the Pacific — and all his men Look’d at each other with a wild surmise — Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Sarah Bakewell (At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others)
His focus on this transcended economics into a kind of spiritualism. The exchange rate was a spirit in a waterhole; to lay the spirit required acolytes to teach it, and priests to pray over it.
David Love (Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution)
Neville Wran said it was 'the equivalent of stealing the holy water from the church ... but they got away with it.
Troy Bramston (Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader)
On 8 June, Hawke told the conference that the party needed to remind itself of 'its fundamental and historic rule' as 'the party of progress and reform'. He urged Labor to remain contemporary and relevant. He said 'the meaning of reform' was 'not about soft options' and 'not a matter of invoking some dogmatic formula'.
Troy Bramston (Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader)
Australia, as its most viciously eloquent prime minister, Paul Keating, once pointed out, “is the arse end of the world”. So what inspired Great Britain to select distant Botany Bay as the outhouse of its empire? Let’s start with tea.
David Hunt (Girt (The Unauthorised History of Australia #1))
If Tony Abbott ends up the prime minister of Australia, you've got to say, god help us. [He is] truly an intellectual nobody [and has] no policy ambition.
Russell Marks (The Book of Paul: The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating)
John Howard always pops up at these occasions - he's at every national, international catastrophe, sort of representative of White Lady Funerals.
Russell Marks (The Book of Paul: The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating (16pt Large Print Edition))
Whenever you put your hand in your pocket, Dr Hewson's hand will be there, too.
Russell Marks (The Book of Paul: The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating)
[He's] the cherry on top of a compost heap ... The great risk for Malcolm is that he doesn't remain a cherry but turns into a sultana.
Russell Marks (The Book of Paul: The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating)
John Hewson: "I ask the Prime Minister: [...] why will you not call an early election?" Paul Keating: "The answer is, mate, because I want to do you slowly.
Paul Keating
If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.
Paul Keating