77 Steve Irwin Quotes from ‘The Crocodile Hunter’

Steve Irwin, born February 22, 1962, in Victoria, grew up passionate about wildlife, catching his first venomous snake at six.

His family opened ‘Beerwah Reptile Park’ (later ‘Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park’), where Steve developed vital crocodile management techniques and eventually took charge in 1991.

Meeting Terri Raines shortly after, they married and created the acclaimed TV series ‘The Crocodile Hunter’.

Steve Irwin

Together they expanded and renamed the park ‘Australia Zoo’, focusing on conservation education.

Steve, a dedicated father to Bindi and Robert, tragically passed in 2006, but his family continues his conservation work.

Steve Irwin is well-known as “The Crocodile Hunter.”

I have listed below the top quotes by Steve Irwin.

Best Steve Irwin Quotes


I think every single person in the world has to compromise. ~ Steve Irwin.


If something ever happens to me, people are gonna be like ‘we knew a croc would get him! ~ Steve Irwin.


I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute, and I’m just fine with that. ~ Steve Irwin.


We must teach, spread the word, the wildlife gospel. ~ Steve Irwin.


I have absolutely no problem with my ego or my staff’s ego. ~ Steve Irwin.

Now more than ever we are all becoming more aware about the need to conserve our precious living heritage. ~ Steve Irwin.


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

I am optimistic globally. So many scientists are working frantically on the reparation of our planet. ~ Steve Irwin.


So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes. ~ Steve Irwin.

Famous Steve Irwin Quotes

When the East Timor conflict broke out, when they gained independence, the militia killed a lot of East Timorese people. And their sacred totem is the crocodile. ~ Steve Irwin.


You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. ~ Steve Irwin.

If you can’t excite people about wildlife, how can you convince them to love, cherish, and protect our wildlife and the environment they live in? ~ Steve Irwin.

Yeah, I think it’s an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. ~ Steve Irwin.


I would sooner die of a taipan bite than tell my dad that I got bitten by a taipan. ~ Steve Irwin.

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. ~ Steve Irwin.


She would definitely be the oldest living animal on Earth … I can’t see why she shouldn’t live till 200. ~ Steve Irwin.

What television has done is it’s given me a stepping stone to get to some other countries and really wild destinations throughout this world, which perhaps I would have had to struggle to get to. ~ Steve Irwin.

Popular Steve Irwin Quotes

There are still countries that kill dolphins for use as crab bait! ~ Steve Irwin.

I want the cleanest water, the freshest air and wildlife in abundance… but most of all I want a future for our children. ~ Steve Irwin.


I have no problem giving donations, but I like to see my money go to work. ~ Steve Irwin.

I got hit, whacked, underwater, across the face. I finished the shot, got into the boat and blood started coming out. ~ Steve Irwin.

You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it’ll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it’s not even funny. ~ Steve Irwin.

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. ~ Steve Irwin.


The message is simple: love and conserve our wildlife. ~ Steve Irwin.

As gifted as I am with all other wildlife, parrots have this uncanny desire to kill me. I’m not sure why, but they’re like my kryptonite! ~ Steve Irwin.

I’ve got this wife that is so incredibly intelligent and strong that I reckon, between us, we’ll get through it. ~ Steve Irwin.

Great Steve Irwin Quotes

If we save our wild places, we will ultimately save ourselves. ~ Steve Irwin.

Statistically there’s only one crocodile-related human fatality per year in the whole of Australia. ~ Steve Irwin.


Crocodiles. I’ve been catching them since I was nine. ~ Steve Irwin.

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

I’ve worked with more dangerous snakes than anyone in the world and I’ve never been bitten. ~ Steve Irwin.

No, snakes are no problem. I’d go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem. ~ Steve Irwin.

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. ~ Steve Irwin.

A lot of people who work with wildlife work with wildlife to satisfy their own egos. And I don’t really agree with that. ~ Steve Irwin.

Top Steve Irwin Quotes

Do you think people would be so merciless and torturous if fish and sharks cried like babies when they felt pain? ~ Steve Irwin.


Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing. ~ Steve Irwin.

Australia has one of the worst mammalian extinction rates in the world. ~ Steve Irwin.

If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. ~ Steve Irwin.

I would be considered a bad parent if I didn’t teach my children to be crocodile savvy because they live here, they live in crocodile territory. ~ Steve Irwin.

Where I live if someone gives you a hug it’s from the heart. ~ Steve Irwin.

I was born and raised with crocodiles; they are a piece of cake. But kids are so … unpredictable. ~ Steve Irwin.


I think wildlife is just like a magnet, and it’s something that I can’t help. ~ Steve Irwin.

We did not submit an ordinance that we believed would not pass constitutional muster. ~ Steve Irwin.

It causes me great pain and anxiety to inflict fear on this poor old croc, but without me, he and his wilderness would suffer. ~ Steve Irwin.

Thought-Provoking Steve Irwin Quotes

I think my path would have always gone back to or delivered me to wildlife. ~ Steve Irwin.

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


Scientific whaling, and other lies will be exposed and become atrocities of the past. ~ Steve Irwin.

If we can get people excited about animals, then by crikey, it makes it a heck of a lot easier to save them. ~ Steve Irwin.

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. ~ Steve Irwin.

Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first. ~ Steve Irwin.

My aim in this world is to make that brown snake, that crocodile, that koala, that red-backed spider, that black widow, look good. ~ Steve Irwin.

It’s just great… You’re fortunate in your life to be in a good enough position to help someone. ~ Steve Irwin.

Profound Steve Irwin Quotes

So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is to get people excited and take them to where they live. ~ Steve Irwin.

Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That’s their job. ~ Steve Irwin.


I’m a proud Australian, a very, very proud Australian. ~ Steve Irwin.

I believe our biggest issue is the same biggest issue that the whole world is facing, and that’s habitat destruction. ~ Steve Irwin.

Crikey means gee whiz, wow! ~ Steve Irwin.

Every single day of our lives involves wildlife education. ~ Steve Irwin.

To hear people say that it was a publicity stunt, that I’m just like Michael Jackson, well, it just tears me up. ~ Steve Irwin.

He could still decide to take out his anger on us. ~ Steve Irwin.

We need to increase the perception for people who live in Apollo, Butler and everywhere else that it’s OK to come into the city. ~ Steve Irwin.

This is going to be under water one or two days a year. ~ Steve Irwin.

Inspiring Steve Irwin Quotes

Every cent we earn from ‘Crocodile Hunter’ goes straight back into conservation. ~ Steve Irwin.

So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what I’ve been doing since I was a boy. ~ Steve Irwin.

Medieval attitudes such as ‘the only good croc is a dead one’, ‘the only good shark is a dead shark’, ‘there’s a snake – quick, kill it!’ ~ Steve Irwin.

Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. ~ Steve Irwin.

Powerful Steve Irwin Quotes

I believe that the time has come where if we don’t get animals into people’s hearts, they’re going to go extinct. ~ Steve Irwin.


We don’t own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife. ~ Steve Irwin.

I had to jump off and jump on a plane at the ranger’s station airfield, flew straight down and walked off the plane into the awards ceremony. ~ Steve Irwin.

The first rule you learn when you come into Australia Zoo, when you enter into this family unit, is you leave your ego at the back door. ~ Steve Irwin.

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. ~ Steve Irwin.

So these were the 77 top Steve Irwin quotes and sayings.

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