35 Best Steve Irwin Sayings

Steve Irwin was an Australian conservationist nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter.” A known television personality, Irwin died in 2006 after being attacked by a stingray. Here is a look at some of the best Steve Irwin sayings left from his life.

“Born a wildlife warrior, die a wildlife warrior.”

“Crikey means gee whizz, wow!”

“Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.”

“Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.”

“I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet.”

“I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction.”

“I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.”

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.”

“I bled a lot. I got hit across the face. We couldn’t film for seven days. I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot, got into the boat and blood started coming out.”

“I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I’m just fine with that.”

“I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.”

“I think my path would have always gone back to or delivered me to wildlife. I think wildlife is just like a magnet, and it’s something that I can’t help.”

“If something ever happens to me, people are gonna be like ‘we knew a croc would get him!”

“My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.”

“My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the pest.”

“My field is with apex predators, hence your crocodiles, your snakes, your spiders.”

“No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you’re confronted with violence.”

“No, snakes are no problem. I’d go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.”

“See, I’ve always seen Jacques Cousteau as a hero, mate. He’s a legend – like my dad, just a legend. And so what he did for conservation in the ’60s through the ’70s was just phenomenal.”

“Sharks, I’ve been self-trained as well, and crocodiles, naturally. I’ve been catching them since I was nine. No problem.”

“Since I was a boy, from this house, I was out rescuing crocodiles and snakes. My mum and dad were very passionate about that and, I was lucky enough to go along.”

“Snakes are just very instinctive to me. I’ve been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn’t matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous.”

“So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.”

“So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what I’ve been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of, you know, like 73 of us, and it’s gone beyond that.”

“That might have a lot to do with it, but you know, I probably don’t show fear, but I suffer from fear like everyone else.”

“The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age, and it was a rescue.”

“The only animals I’m not comfortable with are parrots, but I’m learning as I go. I’m getting better and better at ‘em. I really am.”

“There’s a lot of research behind the scenes that you don’t get to see, but I have an instinct that my dad nurtured from when I was born. I was very lucky then.”

“We’ve evolved from sitting back on our tripods and shooting wildlife films like they have been shot historically, which doesn’t work for us.”

“When I talk to the camera, mate, it’s not like I’m talking to the camera, I’m talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me.”

“Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart.”

“Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That’s their job. I don’t know why that is. They’ve nearly torn my nose off. I’ve had some really bad parrot bites.”

“Yeah, I think it’s an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling.”

“Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing”

“You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.”

Here is a short biography of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin.