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Quote Of the Month Archive

The Quote Of The Month has changed somewhat in that it is no longer "... Of The Month" (at least for the time being.) For the next while all quotes approved by TDH will be put on display, and a random pick will be displayed on the main page. In the future visitors will be able to vote for their favourite quote each month with the winner being given pride of place on the main page. In the meantime why not nominate your own quote. You might want to check the former Quotes of the Month to ensure you don't duplicate an existing quote.

Submitted Quotes

"You hear the bell
You know it's time to jump off
'cause there's nothing at the platform's edge again
It's too late
It's over to you."

Nothing Lost - Nothing Gained - Midnight Oil
Submitted by: Paul Fahey

"L. Ron Hubbard can't save your life..."
US Forces - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Submitted by: Matt Mesina

"Look at me, won´t you look at me, back once more at the point of no return"
Only The Strong - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Submitted by: Roger Bonastre

"But there's a man who makes no enemies
A body never breathless
No ambition ever hopeless"

Bedlam Bridge - Blue Sky Mining
Submitted by: Almudena Mercadal

"The Empire Rings
The Umpires not laughing
The Presidents resented
The Ambassadors a nightclub
You cannot get it out"

Harrisburg - Red Sails In the Sunset
Submitted by: Phil Laurie

"Don't wind me up too tight
Been had by the balls all my life
I'm in no mood now to stop dead and talk it over"

Powderworks - Midnight Oil
Submitted by: Freigeist

"Short-changed by the surfing priest again"
Burnie - Place Without A Postcard
Submitted by: Kev Yates

"The backbone of this country's broken,
The land is cracked and the land is sore.
Farmers are hanging on by their fingertips,
Curse and shuffle across that floor,
What for?"

Truganini - Earth And Sun And Moon
Submitted by: Peder Roberts

"I can't get lost
I can't get confused
Something's misplaced
Maybe for good..."

Shipyards Of New Zealand - Red Sails In The Sunset
Submitted by: Franki

"Who gets sent to war
Who'll lose achild to a foreign coast
Who will leave our shore
And come home rattling like a ghost
This country can be cruel
It'll leave you with scars that never heal
We sure need the Stone Age in the coming century"

The Last Of The Diggers - The Real Thing
Submitted by: Dandan

"Every man must be what his life can be "
One Country - Blue Sky Mining
Submitted by: T. Hills

"No end to the hostility
Now they want to be somewhere else
No stranger to brutality
Now they'd like to be someone else"

Kosciuszko - Red Sails In The Sunset
Submitted by: Alex Smits

"It's the joy of forgetting,
Such a joy to forget
But we killed all our firstborn
And we slashed and we burned
And we sold off the paddocks
And we raped and we gouged
On the wings of a six-pack
Will we ever learn?"

Who Can Stand In The Way - Red Sails In The Sunset
Submitted by: Katie Baldwin

"I got a cure for compassion fatigue
Spend a week with Timorese
Running scared from the military
You can share you can share your desease"

Say Your Prayers - The Real Thing
Submitted by: Lina

"This City's suffered more than it should
These sidewalk sillouhettes not washed away, not washed away"

Blossom And Blood - Species Deceases
Submitted by: Alan

"It's a rhythm of the sea
Lost islands of hope
It's a rhythm of the sea
Who will discover you
But I won't be down at heel cos my senses lead me here
Dream a South-Pacific dream of now or never land
It's now or never land"

Now Or Never Land - Earth And Sun And Moon
Submitted by: Romain Poivet

"I've seen faces in the window I've seen faces in the street
They talk and walk of nothing,
I've known many restless summons the sand dunes I imagine
A place without a postcard,
Flower people were so beautiful but straight and loud's the way
Good luck the beatnik spirit,
The talk of politicians the sentences of cynics are the sentences of childhood.

They're all talking shit to me."

Brave Faces - Place Without A Postcard
Submitted by: Anonymous

"You say
Times are tough
You've got the best of both worlds
Yeah- Things are rough"

Best Of Both Worlds - Red Sails In The Sunset
Submitted by: Serandipity

"I've seen faces in the window
I've seen faces in the street
They walk and talk of nothing
I've known many restless summers
The sand dunes I imagine
A place without a postcard"

Brave Faces - Place Without A Postcard
Submitted by: Scott Bentley

"Soldiers of armies storm empty fields,
In a travelers trance on the way to the high frontier
Sleepwalkers stumble
Cable cars run aground
Imagine every enemy formed high above the clouds in the mountains of Burma."

Mountains Of Burma - Blue Sky Mining
Submitted by: Cory Robinson

"The bosses they can sense you move,
All in place to a hand that rules,
They all want to deal you out."

Outside World - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Submitted by: Anonymous

"Now market movements call the shots
Business deals in parking lots
Waiting for the meat of tomorrow"

US Forces - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Submitted by: TJC

"The bow will break the cradle fall
We won't be jammed up against the wall."

Tone Poem - Capricornia
Submitted by: Anonymous

"Nothing could be longer than a corrugated road
No one ever follows where the roadtrains go
And nowhere in the country do the duststorms blow so hard"

Gunbarrel Highway - Diesel And Dust
Submitted by: Dawn

"These are the years that were hard fought and won"
Forgotten Years - Blue Sky Mining
Submitted by: Pedro Guimaraes Pereira

"Remember your childhood
Remember the journey
Hope is what you say and do"

Minutes To Midnight - Red Sails In The Sunset
Submitted by: Pedro Guimaraes Pereira

"I'm an innocent bystander caught in the path
Waiting out the back while the corporate attack
Assaults the senses with relentless scenes of passion and delight
I cut up all the options and went running for my life"

Don't Wanna Be The One - Place Without A Postcard
Submitted by: Jake Loftus

"Ice on the mountain,
Wind and the dust storm
Sails in the desert, old and exploding
Seers and the prophets
Dramas of heaven
Attention ground control
There's someone coming down
I don't know who...."

Drums Of Heaven - Earth And Sun And Moon
Submitted by: Anne-Marie Emerson

"Sitting on the fence both ears to the ground,
The fat cats still push the thin cats around"

When The Generals Talk - Red Sails In The Sunset
Submitted by: Abel Ashes

"Put down that weapon
Or we'll all be gone"

Put Down That Weapon - Diesel and Dust
Submitted by: Lewis Roper

"Here comes the mechanical sun
Working on the bones in the dry old creek bed
Mist on the old river bend yellow box hangs like itıs dead
The emerald silo is rusting from the inside"

Poets And Slaves - Capricornia
Submitted by: Joffa

"cos I'v got a great idea you see
What belongs to me belongs to me
I know just what you wanna do
I know how I can get there too"

Helps Me Helps You - Red Sails In The Sunset
Submitted by: Mitch Upton

"And if we think about it
And if we talk about it
And if the sea goes boiling black
Can you tell me what you'll do about that"

Put Down That Weapon - Diesel and Dust
Submitted by: Mitch Upton

"Manhattanization is coming, so open your eyes if you dare.
Carry us on to the crossroads. Come to your senses and care."

Progress - Species Deceases
Submitted by: Fred Cournoyer

"The watchers do the wincing,
Reporters so convincing,
The TV never lies"

Armistice Day - Place Without A Postcard
Submitted by: kPa

"I hope virtue brings its own reward
And I hope the pen is mightier than any sword
I hope the kids will take it slow
I hope my country claims its own"

In The Valley - Earth And Sun And Moon
Submitted by: Tudor Tamas

""There should be enough for us all,
but the DOLLAR is driving us still""

River Runs Red - Blue Sky Mining
Submitted by: Damian

"What is the reason they keep coming back for more?"
Jimmy Sharman's Boxers - Red Sails In The Sunset
Submitted by: Simon Payne