Top 10 New Zealand Quotes – 2013

  1. One of the messages that I had was that this bill was the cause of our drought. Well, in the Pakuranga electorate this morning it was pouring with rain. We had the most enormous big gay rainbow across my electorate. (Cabinet minister Maurice Williamson in his speech to Parliament supporting the gay marriage law.)
  2. The GCSB, the only government department that will actually listen to you. (Unknown origin but repeated on social media.)
  3. What didn’t he know and when didn’t he know it? (Winston Peters querying John Key’s knowledge of the Parliamentary Service’s actions.)
  4. I'm not a spreadsheet with hair. (Auckland singer/songwriter Lorde.)
  5. Why are you going red, Prime Minister? (Kim Dotcom at the Parliamentary enquiry into the GCSB spying on New Zealand residents.) 
    I'm not, why are you sweating? (Key's reply to Kim Dotcom.)
  6. Male writers tend to get asked what they think and women what they feel. (Man Booker prize winning novelist, New Zealand's Eleanor Catton.)
  7. If there was a dickhead that night, it was me. (MP Aaron Gilmore reflecting on how he got intoxicated and called a waiter a 'Dickhead' at the Heritage Hotel in Hamner Springs.)
  8.  In New Zealand nobody takes you seriously unless you can make them yawn. (Author James McNeish at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.)
  9. That little ball of fluff you own is a natural born killer. (Gareth Morgan's Cats to Go campaign website.)
  10. He’s an extraordinarily lucky cat. (Massey University veterinary surgeon Dr Jonathan Bray after removing a crossbow bolt from the head of Wainuiomata cat Moomoo.)


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