Called the Never-Never, the Maluka loved to say, because they who have lived in it and loved it, Never-Never voluntarily leave it… Others, the unfitted, will tell you that it is so called because they who succeed in getting out or it swear they will Never-Never return to it. But we who have lived it, and loved it, and left it, know that our hearts can Never-Never rest away from it.
…man is the only animal that strikes his women-folk.
The bush can be cruel at times, and yet, although she may leave us alone with our beloved dead, her very cruelty brings with it a fierce, consoling pain; for out bush our dead are all our own.
Neither a cabbage nor a woman for five years! Think of it, townsfolk! Neither a cabbage nor a woman – with the cabbage placed first.
There's time enough for everything in the Never-Never.
It is the helplessness of little women that makes them appear 'all right' in the eyes of bushmen, helplessness being foreign to snorters.