If we can only live once, let it be a daring adventure.
life’s too short for burning bridges
take it one day at a time
oh oh oh he’s a working class man
But le Tour is at heart a sporting challenge. Surely no event asks more of its competitors. It is long, hazardous, exposing, physically and mentally draining, replete with skullduggery, breaking men and making them, building chapter by chapter into each year’s new epic. Temperamentally, it suits Cadel. He is a singular combination of diesel engine and violin, able to chug away at metronomic rpms for hours at a time, but also delicately strung, obsessive about health, hygiene and appearance, a reclusive, sensitive soul who is married to an Italian pianist and cares about his little dog and Tibet, but on the road is steely and indestructible.
Australia is, in fact, an old man’s bureaucracy.
I feel that it is imperative that I give something back to the world around me in any way I can. If that means teaching people the power of their mind, the power to change the outcome, to look upon life positively rather than negatively etcetera, I think that that’s part of what I’m driven by.
The greatest gift on this planet is to love and be loved.
Villains are rarely simple men.
The secret of solitude is that there is no solitude.
Oh, fatherhood has a very humanising effect on a bloke like me in the military. As a dad, you become absolutely aware of your own human frailty and a need to be nurturing and compassionate and fatherly
I like the idea of just observing these great young men of ours going into their further adulthood and being excited by what they will do. I like the idea of friend who are now, as we get older, have more time available to be as friends and can enjoy endlessly our experiences of the past. I like the idea of continuing to work because work can be fun. And I really like the idea of watching Australia be safe. We are safe. Could be safer. But one of the things that I'm always concerned about, you can't be any other way if you've spent a lifetime in uniform is to think to all of those who make us safe – good luck, keep it going, do more.