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" My own memories are packed tightly away. I very rarely bring them out for viewing. "
" I've chosen difficult men. But then I'm sure they'd say they'd chosen a difficult woman. "
" As we've lost this idea of pilgrimage, we've lost this idea of human beings walking for a very, very long time. It does change you. "
" The idea of finding things out, I hope that will stay with me until I drop. "
" The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision. "
" My sense of myself is that I was a rather unformed kind of person trying to make myself up out of bits of spit and string. "
" Thank God for being a writer, because you do sort of find out what you think by the process of writing. "
" I'm not one of those true writers who can't bear not to be writing. Yet it's one of the most important things in my life. "
" As you get older, you do just get tired. "
" Camels are still trained in Alice Springs for tourist jaunts and for occasional sale to Australia's zoos. "
" Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Find out what you're capable of. "
" When 'Tracks' first came out, I was courted by Sydney Pollack. I had lunch with him, and he opened the conversation with, 'Honey, you ain't gonna like what I'm gonna do to your book.' I really liked him, but I turned him down, because - well, I was stupid. I also turned down a great deal of money. "
" I am very lucky: not very many writers can say they genuinely like the film of their book. However, I do. "
" My thoughts can sometimes be spurred by what I read, but my reading is extremely eclectic. "
" London sort of wore me down. I can't cope with the winters! "
" The genre has moved into this commercial aspect of itself, and ignored this extraordinarily rich literature that's filed everywhere else except under travel. "
" You have to remember that I was an Australian girl of the Fifties and Sixties. For Australians at that time, it was imperative to get out of the country and discover the world. "
" I try to factor solitude into my life because more and more, that's becoming a very precious and rare commodity. "
" Never, never have a famous partner. It's too complicated. "
" You really can expand the boundaries of your life and do risky things and prove yourself by doing them. "
" Of course, in India, I always said, 'Oh yes, I'm married.' "
" After thirty years of being 'the camel lady,' believe me: One becomes inured to the spotlight. "
" Life's the adventure. You don't have to drop your bundle and go bush. It's about being brave within the context that you're in. "
" I'd always loved writing, in the same way that I'd loved painting. I wouldn't have seen it as a career. "
" I do not mean to say that we should, or could, return to traditional nomadic economies. I do mean to say that there are systems of knowledge and grand poetical schemata derived from the mobile life that it would be foolish to disregard or underrate. And mad to destroy. "
" That arrogance of youth and that kind of ignorant confidence can get you through a whole lot of things, and then life does its stuff, and you get smashed around and beaten up. You get full of doubts, and you end up making a person out of those bits and pieces. "
" It is always interesting being on films sets - I have done it before with other actor friends - and I just find it fascinating. I just love that collaborative film family that develops around a project. "
" In 10000 BC, all human beings were hunter-gatherers; by 1500 AD, 1 percent were hunter-gatherers. Less than .001 percent of people are hunter-gatherers today. "
" Much of the time I'm an introvert, by choice spending a lot of time on my own. I suppose liking my solitude is part of a writer's sensibility. "
" Camels are wonderful animals. Witty, intelligent and sensitive. "
" By taking to the road, we free ourselves of baggage, both physical and psychological. We walk back to our original condition, to our best selves. "