"The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Colleen McCullough on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Colleen McCullough on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Colleen McCullough on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Colleen McCullough on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Colleen McCullough on Robert Frost
"In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination."