The Book of Uninspiring Quotes

The Book of Uninspiring Quotes parodies the idea that we can ever reach total satisfaction in life, using ironic stock photos to demonstrate the pointlessness of positive affirmation. Leunig’s collation of uninspiring quotes encourages suffering at the hands of our miserable existence. It is a morose but humorous look at the darker side of life.

the book of uninspiring quotes

About the Author

On a bad day: Sunny was born to two disappointed parents, was an average student, always finished fourth in high school sports and currently lives alone in Melbourne.

On a good day: Sunny is a successful musician, film director, composer and TV presenter and also the son of Michael Leunig, one of Australia’s most famous artists. He has written and directed music videos for some of biggest names in Australian music including Paul Kelly and Courtney Barnett; composed and performed music for feature-length films including In Bob We Trust, a documentary about Father Bob Maguire; is guitarist for the popular alt-rock band Jimmy Tait and composer for The Wintership Quartet.

Where do the Rabbits Go? (Excerpts) from Sunny Leunig on Vimeo.

Available to pre-order now, and out May 1st:
‘This book will change your life … for the f@#king worse’ – Samuel Johnson

‘I used to wake in the morning and put my pants on one leg at a time with hope and belief. Now I lay around pantless with belief only in home deliveries and twist top bottles. Damn you Leunig. My hope has drained away.’
– Tim Rogers (You Am I)

Do you ever feel like those inspirational posters are just going to make you vomit? Or that those pretty daisies in the picture remind you of your hayfever? Does the touch of a baby’s skin make your testicles shrivel up in fear?

the book of uninspiring quotes

Then maybe these less-than-inspiring quotes, stock photos and colouring pages (yes! colouring pages!) are for you!

the book of uninspiring quotes

Yeah, you could buy your ex or your mother-in-law a copy of the book, or you could win a copy from me by commenting below something extremely mundane and not motivating about your week.

I’ll pick the “winner” (yes in inverted commas) after May 17th Aussie time based on general mundanes-ness, or creativity and humour. Something like that.
Comment as many times as you like, it’ll make my life a tad more interesting for a week.
Aussie addresses only please xx.

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery


Christmas is notoriously an expensive time of year, from presents to going out to the fact that all bills then seem to be due at the start of January. Wouldn’t it be nice to have $400 appear in your PayPal account in the new year?

Enter using the RaffleCopter below :) I’d love if you’d share with family and friends, I’m sure they’d love to enter too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open World Wide. The giveaway goes live on 12/20/15 and ends on 1/25/16 The winners will be chosen using random.org and will be notified via email no later than 1/30/16. The winners have 48 hours to claim prize before it’s forfeit and another winner is chosen. Entering the giveaway you must be 18 years or older. Void where prohibited.

tail spin shiraz, wine glass pens

Happy Friday!

Today we’re drinking a 2012 Tailspin Shiraz, with pretty handwritten labels for the glasses, using The Wine Glass Pen :) Yeah, my handwriting is crap, but I’m sure I’ll have these designs down by summer!

wine glass pens

How handy are these? Much clearer than wine charms – you write on it, wait 60 seconds for it to dry and then get drinking. It doesn’t smudge, and washes off with water at the end of the party.

How useful!

So, want to win a three pack for the BBQ and party season?

wine glass pens

To enter, leave a comment recommending me a wine, and the one that sounds like it’d be my favourite (because you’ve made it sound delicious or like something I totally would order at the bar in a heartbeat if budget was no issue) will get a set of three wine glass pens.
Australian entries only.
Closes Monday, 28th Sept, midnight Sydney time.

Ez received a Ballerina and Me doll for review

Why not bring joy and imagination to a little girl’s world?

Can't wait to open this with Ez this afternoon!!! #bloglife

So awesomely, we received a Ballerina and Me doll to dance with, get to know, and review.

Getting to know her new @ballerinaandme doll #gifted #bloglife

Ballerina & Me doll is a child life-size dancing doll. Fasten her elastic dancing straps to any little girl’s hands and feet and watch the magic happen. She’ll pirouette and prance all day long. With music, love and a sprinkle of imagination, she danced her way straight into our hearts! The Ballerina dolls come with a range of hair styles and skin tones, and pink, fushia or red tutus, leotards and hair bows.


Each has a name, the name that Ez’s came with was Scarlet, but I’m more than certain she will be re-Christened at some stage.

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Reading Seuss Together

Ez fell for her immediately.

Tucked up

Taking her for a dance lesson, doing the daily reader, tucking into bed.

Selfies time!

This life-sized doll is much more than a dancing partner, she is a BFF, and I’m sure will get a haircut or makeover in the not-too-distant future. And at $49.95 (+postage), it’s an affordable gift for your little dancer ;)
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“Waiting for Dance class”

So, here’s your chance to win one of these tiny dancers for your little boy or girl. No promises they’ll be BFFs, but they weill be BFs for some time!

Simply answer the question in the comments below and record it in the widget – “Why Does you Little one NEED this Ballerina and Me doll?”. The most awesome answer will win as judged by me and Miss Ez. Judge’s decision is final.

Ballerina And Me Doll

Sharing is awesome, but will bring you bloggy karma but not extra entries. xx

Aussie addresses only. Closes Sept 7 2015.

Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Special Religious Instruction Sticker

Flash giveaway time!

Most NSW kids are back to school today and may or may not have opted in or out of “Special Religious Education” aka “Scripture” this term. You probably know where I stand on that, keep it out of the schools and stop splitting kids up based on their family’s religion or lack thereof!

You too can wear that view proud with a Fairness in Religion in Schools (FIRIS) bumper sticker like this beauty that now complements my tongue in cheek application of a Kevin 07 sticker on the left hand side.

Kevin 07 Sticker

To win? Just comment here that you want one and let me know if you did scripture at school or if your kids do it. I’m all for debate around the subject. Then indicate your entry in the Gleam widget. I have one spare and am happy to post anywhere in the world. You can get an extra entry in a few ways. Spread the love xxx Closes on Sunday, 10am, in time for Sunday School.

Fairness In Religion in Schools Bumper Sticker

Hello Kitty Inside sticker

Mwah! Isn’t the kitty one on my petrol cap cool? Ebay is your friend!

Hello kitty car sticker

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