"We look at the world once in childhood, the rest is memory.
"As far back as I can remember it’s just been about making pictures - for better or worse, that’s what it’s always been for me."
"If you're Australian, you feel it in your bones because you're at odds with everybody else."
"I am passionate about our Australian screen heritage, and I’m aware of how fragile it is."
"If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original, because there's no one else like you."
"In storytelling, there has to be a truth. Even if its fictitious it has to be truthful to what you feel and who you are."
"In fashion you have to have dreams."
"I had an obsessive interest in telling stories from a very early age."
"I was born Australian, but I'm more Francis Bacon than Mel Gibson - who is the antithesis of me. Actually, I always wanted to be the Mick Jagger of cinema - but I think I'm more Keith Richards, by force of habit perhaps."
"It’s about space and light, an interesting relationship with the landscape and a connection to the land."
"No, I don’t like having my photo taken. I like being in charge. I don’t like being told what to do."
"I just started making little movies at night in my bedroom."
"More is never enough."
"Swimming is less a simple asylum from the world and more a heightened reminder of my place in it."
"It was an unspoken agreement - we just knew that one day when we did it, it would be together."
"I’m combining gritty realism with something more surreal and hallucinatory."