"I feel funny about owning art. I don't really want to say: 'Wow, come and see my Monet - it's in a dark room at the bottom of my cellar.'"
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Baz Luhrmann on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Baz Luhrmann on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Baz Luhrmann on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Baz Luhrmann on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Baz Luhrmann on Elbert Hubbard
"My father made sure that I had lots of levels of education - from ballroom-dancing to painting, commando training, theatre and magic."
"The food in Sydney is an Asian Pacific cuisine. It's eclectic but above all it's fresh, inventive and creative and that's what I love about it."
"Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it's that mix of people, it's that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality."
"One of my great all-time loves in cinema, and I've seen it three times, is Bondarchuk's 'War and Peace.' Not a lot of people may have seen that film. It was made during the Soviet era."
"I've always loved the old epics that tell a simple emotional story, whether it's the tumultuous relationship between Rhett and Scarlett or Lawrence of Arabia's passion to get lost in a faraway place."