Author has written 43 stories for Hogan's Heroes.
CLOSE MANUS ISLAND NOW, AND LET THEM ALL COME HOME
Currently reading: David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear?; Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers; Wladimir Kaminer, Karaoke
"Politics is all about converting ignorance into popularity." - Chris Berg, The Drum
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell, "The Freedom Of The Press", 1945
"We're on Level 34 water restrictions...you can only water your garden with your own tears." - Frank Woodley, Spicks & Specks
"The first law of hole digging is, when you get to the bottom, you stop digging." - John Hewson, Gruen Nation
"Getting your hackneyed cliches right is not rocket surgery." Peter FitzSimons, SMH
"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept." - Lt. General David Morrison, Chief of Army, Australian Defence Force.
"I may as well tell you that if you are going about the place thinking things pretty, you will never make a modern poet." - P. G. Wodehouse
"Die Erinnerung darf nicht enden: sie muss auch künftige Generationen zur Wachsamkeit mahnen." - Roman Herzog
"If there is a better world to detach oneself from than the one functioning at the moment I have yet to hear of it." - P. G. Wodehouse.
"Should anyone happen to recognise him- or herself in this story, it means only that they have a better imagination than I do." - Andrea Camilleri, La Pista di Sabbia (The Track of Sand)
"You can't embellish on bad." - Carolyn Miller, Gruen Planet
"Being ditzy is the path to happiness." - Magda Szubanski, Spicks and Specks
"May your words never fail you." - Andrew Denton, Randling
"Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it - whole-heartedly - and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings." - Arthur Quiller-Couch, On the Art of Writing
"Really bad art is probably invulnerable to criticism." - Robert Hughes
"Don't stand between a man and his tools." - The Spooky Men's Chorale.
"It's a disturbing moment when you realise that it doesn't matter what you write and how clearly you write it, people will take it a thousand different ways." - Martin McKenzie-Murray, Sydney Morning Herald, 17th May, 2012
"It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you." - L.S.M.
"Ambiguity has its uses." - Column 8, SMH, 10th April 2012
"I'm not interested in moral victories." - Andrew Denton, Spicks & Specks
"You're not meant to read the fine print. That's why it's fine." - Todd Sampson, The Gruen Transfer
"What's the point of rhetorical questions?" - Clive Anderson, QI
"Thing is, I don't believe what I write any more than you believe what you say." - Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear
"It's not bad grammar...it's just bad semantics." - Stephen Fry, QI
"What it appears to do doesn't prove that that actually is what it does." - Phil Harding, Time Team
"We've redefined success, and still failed." - Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
"That's not unethical. It's advertising." - Todd Sampson, The Gruen Transfer
"There's no Latin name for Maltesers." - Alan Davies, QI
"We need to be confronted. We need to be reminded that nothing is neat, that people do not uniformly share any point of view. We need to remember that disagreement is not the end of the world, merely the start of a healthy discussion." - Mark Pesce, Unleashed, 12th May, 2010
"Fiction is fiction and writes its own histories." - John Sutherland, Curiosities of Literature
"We tried going back to being factual, but soon we ran out of facts." - Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear
"We do it for the glory, not for the money." - Emma Ayres, Classic Breakfast, March 2010.
"For two hundred years, we've clung to the coastline waiting for the ships to come and take us back home." - David Dale, interviewed on ABC Classic FM in February 2006.
"History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember. All other history defeats itself." - Sellar and Yeatman, 1066 And All That.
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