In the concluding chapter of This Is Your Life: David Gulpilil, compere Roger Climpson asks Gulpilil what he really wants to accomplish in his life. Gulpilil answers:
I want to do something not only for me but I’m doing it for Australia and for my people and for ... our culture. But my culture - basically I’d like to thank for myself that I came to show it’s my life of my forefathers that it’s what I taught, what I learned. I want to share to the Western world and I’m not doing it for myself. I’m doing it for black and white to know better that we have culture and history still existent and I’ll keep trying.