"And when people ask me why I wasted my youth... in the vast Australian outback, all I can say is that my youth was not wasted."
"People who truly live in the outback listen to it. What they hear I do not know...What the country says is beyond words."
"How can mere red dirt and stones and scrubby trees and shrubs and rises and falls in the land and haze and a vast blue sky be so potent? Such was it's power, even in the intense heat, even at night - sometimes, especially at night - the landscape seized you."