"This weather may break our hearts but it will not break our will."
"As I go about my work as Premier, I know I stand on the shoulders of giants. "
"We are all in this together. When one part of Queensland hurts, every part of Queensland hurts."
"As we weep for what we have lost, and as we grieve for family and friends and we confront the challenge that is before us, I want us to remember who we are. We are Queenslanders. We're the people that they breed tough, north of the border. We're the ones that they knock down, and we get up again. "
"We all need to be very patient, which is part of getting people back on their feet, but I do understand. Inevitably, we will see a lot of pain and grief. "
"It is a heartbreaking day for the Queensland Labor Party today. The task for Labor is not to be consumed by that heartbreak."
"I think there are events that happen to us that remind us again about what's really important in life and I think what we've been through in Queensland is one of those."
"I hope and pray that mother nature is leaving us alone to get on with the job of cleaning up and recovering from this event. "