Well, I’d just give you a few comments on the national accounts, and, the first thing to say is that the accounts do show that Australia is in a recession. … The most important thing about that is … is that
“Radio presenter: How does it honestly feel to have [had] all those girls screaming at you yesterday in Parramatta?
PJK: Well it was a … um, it was THE occasion of this election campaign—eight-hundred—eight-hundred of them … I don’t think I would’ve kept—kept my suit intact if I’d’ve fallen over the fence.”—PJK giving a radio interview on the day after he was 'mobbed' by a crowd of female students of Our Lady of Mercy College (Parramatta), while visiting a site opposite the College’s front lawn, as seen in The Campaign (Cilauro, 1996) imdb link
“PJK: … on one debate, we’ll take the ABC on the other; and toss a coin. I’ll even toss HIS coin.
PJK: No—no. I mean, someone said here we could toss Andrew Robb’s coin; I said, ‘you’ve gotta draw the line somewhere’.”—PJK speaking on the matter of a televised debate with then Opposition Leader John Howard at a press conference during his 1996 election campaign, as seen in The Campaign (Cilauro, 1996) imdb link
PJK: Oh, is there [is that so]? Where are YOU from.
Reporter: From Reuters …
PJK: Oh, God—God strike me; ‘From Reuters’. Reuters has spoken, is that right?
PJK: Oh, cut it out.
PJK: Are you a journalist?”—PJK dishes it out at a press conference during his 1996 election campaign, as seen in The Campaign (Cilauro, 1996) imdb link
“You have reached the office of ex-prime minister Paul Keating. Now fuck off and leave me alone.”—The message PJK planned to leave on his answering machine when out of the office, according to the published diaries of Tony Blair’s former chief media adviser, Alistair Campbell, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 July 2007
“He’s a big bad bastard, and the only way you can deal with him is to make sure he thinks you can be a big bad bastard too. You can do deals with him, without ever saying a deal is done. But the only thing he cares about is his business and the only language he respects is strength.”—
PJK on media mogul Rupert Murdoch, to then Prime Minister-to-be Tony Blair, 16 July 1995 at Kirribili House, Sydney, as recorded in the published diaries of Blair’s former chief media adviser, Alistair Campbell