- Alas, being a New Zealander is such an exquisite dilemma.
- Fulbright New Zealand Keynote speech, November 2005
- We bow only to the highest mountain.
- The Rope of Man, epilogue, ISBN 0790008947
See also 
- "Witi Ihimaera's New Zealand Dreams". Fulbright New Zealand (2 November 2005). Retrieved on 2006-11-23. Includes full speech transcription.
- Fantastic Fiction: Witi Ihimaera (bibliography)