'cept when cyclones go through...
B-Joh B-Jelke B-Petersen... [some quotes] :-
"Don't you worry about that"
"Goodness gracious, I know what you're trying to do."
"Just you wait and see."
"Let me tell you, what is good for Queensland is good for Australia."
On news conferences: "I call it feeding the chooks."
On unionism in his maiden speech on August, 1947: "It is a form of treachery and can only lead to economic upheaval of a severity not often experienced."
On industrial relations: "The 40-hour week has given the opportunity to many to while away their time in hotels."
On John Howard and Ian Sinclair during his Joh for PM campaign in 1987: "You can push a 44-gallon drum of molasses up a hill easier than you could push these two fellas."
On the Joh for PM campaign: "I'm a bushfire raging across the country." And when it failed: "I never really wanted to go anyway."
On former Chinese leader Mao Zedong: "Red is red wherever it is - and I don't trust any of them."
On finances under Gough Whitlam: "Australia is bankrupt. It is even worse than that."
On human rights: "What's the ordinary man in the street got to do with it?"
On condoms: "We don't want any of that sort of thing up here."
On press criticisms: "The greatest thing that could happen to the state and nation is when we get rid of all the media ... then we could live in peace and tranquillity and no one would know anything."