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Michael Leunig

Top 10 Michael Leunig Quotes,  Australian
Total Quotes : 26
Been Brought Guinea

A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years.

- Michael Leunig

Need Heartless Sign

The insatiable need for heartless power and ruthless control is the telltale sign of an uninitiated man - the most irresponsible, incompetent and destructive force on earth.

- Michael Leunig

Love Over Bright Lights

I have not much love for the bright lights - unless it's the sun creeping up over the horizon.

- Michael Leunig

Alive Offended Creatures

Humans are nervous, touchy creatures and can be easily offended. Many are deeply insecure. They become focused and energized by taking offence; it makes them feel meaningful and alive.

- Michael Leunig

Education Stupid Some

An education system suits some more than others. It can lead you out into life or lead you on a wild goose chase. It can help to make you miserable, or dull and nasty and insipid, or profoundly stupid in the special way that 'brainy' people can be.

- Michael Leunig

Love Alluring Nine

At the age of nine, I simultaneously fell in love with two Dutch sisters because they seemed so beautifully strange, and their clothes were mysterious and alluring - added to which, they could not speak a word of English. More than anything, I wanted to connect with them and embark on a vast journey of exploration.

- Michael Leunig

Important Travelling Very

Pre-Christmas is very important, and it is stressful, and, you know, even in the biblical story... travelling on the donkey in a stressful environment.

- Michael Leunig

Madness Blast Fraught

The human relationship to combustion is as mysterious as it is fraught with madness. From the candle flame to the nuclear blast, it has lit up the human imagination with fear and fascination.

- Michael Leunig

World View Expression

A world view is probably an expression of self.

- Michael Leunig

Will About Imprint

If you know anything about ducks, you know a baby duck will imprint itself on you. It misses its mother.

- Michael Leunig

Smiling My Own Dad

When I was a boy, my own dad told me in a smiling and wistful way that it's a wise man that knows his own father.

- Michael Leunig

Death Easter Christ

Easter is not limited to the passion and death of Christ; it also includes the dismal tragedy of life unlived by the many, and all the loss of passion and truth that goes with it.

- Michael Leunig

Easter Suffering Stories

Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing, but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth - so there's two stories there.

- Michael Leunig

Invisible Molecules Bustle

The relentless invisible storm of radio signals and electronic particles, the hustle and bustle, and the billions of petrol explosions in the engine blocks of trucks and cars seem to churn up the molecules of life and heaven so violently that the beautiful fogs are unable to hold together like they once did.

- Michael Leunig

Back I Remember Sweetheart

Sweetheart,' 'darling,' 'luv.' I like these words; they fit me like a comfortable old pullover. I remember them from childhood; that's what innocent little boys were called by cheerful aunties back then, to make them feel welcome and secure in the world.

- Michael Leunig

Some Been Self-Indulgent

I have sometimes done cartoons that are hurtful to people - immature, spiteful stuff. Some are so self-indulgent, and some have just failed. I look back and sometimes cringe. But one regret as I get older is that I haven't been radical and wild enough.

- Michael Leunig

Easter Like Failed

It is at Easter that Jesus is most human, and like all humans, he fails and is failed. His is not an all-powerful God, it is an all-vulnerable God.

- Michael Leunig

More Over Lives

Murk can be described as an enfeebled fog with a personality disorder; it is more troubled than ethereal, sulking moodily over our lives at the end of the day.

- Michael Leunig

Bed Dreaming Hours

What a magical thing is the bed, and what a vulnerable, innocent creature is the sleeping human - the human who never looks more truthful or pitiful or benign; the curled-up, childlike dreaming soul who has for a few hours become an angel adrift.

- Michael Leunig

Memory Away Surely

A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out.

- Michael Leunig