Bindi Irwin quotes:

  • I like cups of tea and reading books and poetry and old people things.

  • Mom and Dad are truly my heroes. And I have to say, so is my little brother Robert. He's 11, and he's just the most amazing boy. He's so much like Dad sometimes, it's a bit scary.

  • It's every little girl's dream to have an exact look-alike doll. It's amazing.

  • My Dad was such an incredible person, and you have the option of just curling up in a dark corner and letting it all go or you have the option of standing strong, sticking together and carrying on what he lived and died for. And I think that's what's so important - to be able to carry on where he left off.

  • I have the most beautiful souls in my life supporting me and helping me to follow my dreams. I love them more than I can ever express in words.

  • I love having my birthday at Australia Zoo.

  • So many people have touched my heart and made an impact on my world. I'm thankful for every lesson and learning experience.

  • It's human nature that if you get 20 positive comments and one negative one, you're going to focus on the negative. We all do that. It can be something that drags you down. It's easy to get bogged down with it, but I try to concentrate on the good things.

  • If there's one thing I really want for my birthday, that is for the mining company not to mine my daddy's reserve.

  • I love them very much. All animals big and small. You can name an ant for instance.

  • I had a brilliant time working with the entire cast and crew at 'Return To Nim's Island.' It's amazing how, after working on a film, you really become a family, and you build these really special bonds together.

  • I know that Daddy had an important job. He was working to change the world so everyone would love wildlife like he did. He built a hospital to help animals, and he bought lots of land to give animals a safe place to live.

  • I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I've chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better.

  • I think that people always say when people pass away that time heals all wounds. And that's probably the biggest lie. It's not true. I think we all need to remember that it is always still tough, and it's like losing a piece of your heart.

  • When you lose a loved one, you come to these crossroads. You can take the path that leads you down the aisle of sadness, or you can say, 'I'm never going to let this person's memory die. I'm going to make sure everything they worked for continues.'

  • I get a bit depressed if I walk into a restaurant and see shark-fin soup on the menu.

  • I know I can count on my mum and brother to be there for me through good and bad times.

  • Every time you lose an animal, it's like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon the house just falls down, you know?

  • I'm trying to get across the message that don't be afraid of animals, they're just put on this earth to help the environment and everything like that.

  • I get to be a teenager like every other teenager, but I have a passion and a great goal in life.

  • With fewer resources to share around more people, how can the poor have improved lifestyles?

  • My favourite animal would probably be - probably be a dingo. Because I like how in the night you can - at the zoo, you can hear them howl and stuff like that. It's just amazing.

  • When I was about 2 years old, I found a bee that had been stepped on on the foot path, and so I picked it up to rescue it, and it stung me on the hand. From that day forward, I've been terrified of bees.

  • One day we were sitting in our little classroom in the middle of Australia Zoo, and Dad bursts in and says, 'OK, today we're going to go climb a mountain,' - the Glass House Mountains are about 20 minutes away - so we packed up all our math work and ran out the door and climbed Mount Tibrogargan.

  • There can be a lot of pressure on girls to dress the way they wouldn't normally dress: on social media, at school, among friends.

  • When you lose someone whose life was so extraordinary like my dad's, you have two options: You can curl up in a dark corner... or rise above it and dust yourself off and continue with their work. He will always be with me.

  • I'm so lucky because I get to have all of these memories. I can have all of those pictures and different sorts of films and stuff. Some people have only one photo, and I'm really glad that I have all of that.

  • Some people think that I would be afraid of them, but I'm never, ever afraid of an animal. I just get excited, and some that are dangerous, I think, 'Ooh, what's going to happen?' and things like that.

  • I'd just like to carry on in Dad's footsteps. I think that Dad's spirit and passion lives in every single one of us.

  • I kind of think of my life as this incredible hurricane of so many adventures. We can all make a difference, and we can all be courageous and believe in ourselves.

  • I think seizing the opportunity and making the most of your time is very important, and loving life.

  • My favourite thing in the world is going out to get Chinese food, then coming home and renting a movie.

  • It's so easy to be there when it's all sunshine, but it really takes strength and courage to be there for each other during the dark times.

  • Every day is a new journey for me, and I feel like, in my lifetime, I've been blessed to experience such a lot.

  • I guess, growing up at Australia Zoo and getting to travel all over the world, I have this great outlook on life, and that's what I hope I inspire other kids to have.

  • Favorite subject? I would have to say creative writing.

  • We literally live right in the middle of the zoo, and it means that every day is a new experience and so much fun.

  • As I'm getting older, I'm really learning unconditional love and loyalty are extremely important.

  • My dad dedicated his life to getting across the wildlife message, and I love that I can carry on his legacy. I want to make sure his message never dies.

  • Everything I do in my life I do to make my mum and dad proud. I want to carry on in my dad's footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on forever.

  • Family doesn't necessarily mean that you have to have a mother, a father, a little brother, and an older sister.

  • To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

  • I want to encourage other young girls not to grow up too soon. Just enjoy the now.

  • The way I choose to dress, I want to influence other people around me, I suppose.

  • Dad is and always will be my living, breathing superhero.

  • If you treat animals how you want to be treated, you're a lot better off.

  • In real life, I am trying to save the Steve Irwin wildlife preserve. It's in Australia, up on Cape York, and it's in danger of being strip-mined.

  • They're one of - crocs and snakes are two of my favorite animals. They're so good.

  • We live in a zoo, and we get to share all our animals with the people who come in. We really put our animals first, and then the staff, and then the visitors. The animals aren't pacing; they're all happy. When you touch an animal, it ultimately touches you.

  • I really think I like poisonous snakes.

  • I'm going to be doing exactly what I'm doing now - teaching people about animals.

  • Sometimes I get butterflies before I get up on stage.

  • I'm very lucky to have such a beautiful family.

  • I see my filming career as an opportunity to get the message of conservation out to an even greater audience.

  • I try so hard to be true to myself. I hope I can help other girls realize that they don't have to do things just because everyone else is doing them.

  • I am trying different styles, and while you can't climb a tree or jump on a crocodile in a dress, it is nice to get dressed up every now and then and kind of walk away from the khaki for a moment.

  • I've been banking my holidays, which means I take time off later in the year. It makes it a lot easier to fit filming in; it can be quite challenging to study and film at the same time.

  • We try to surround ourselves with love and light. You have to be there for each other. As a family, we are trying to make sure everything Dad worked so hard for carries on into the future.

  • My best friend was a magpie goose, and my magpie goose would follow me around, and we'd dance in the zoo together. Then I'd be covered in mud!

  • You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

  • My Daddy was my hero. He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things. But most of all he was fun.

  • I feel like I'm nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them.

  • There is someone special in my life right now, and I'm really happy with that, life is wonderful at the moment.

  • I always think the true test of free speech is when someone says something you don't like.

  • If you said 'Boo' to me, I wouldn't sleep for two weeks! I don't like scary movies.

  • It's about keeping animals in our environment. They can't be on somebody's purse or shoes or something.

  • I love hiking, paddle boarding and listening to the Veronicas.

  • I've been working a lot with Dick Smith on overpopulation.

  • I make people step over the ant trail.

  • I live in a town called Beerwah, right in the middle of Australia Zoo. It's not hustle and bustle and busy, so that's helpful. We travel all over the world, but I've always been able to come home and run around in the middle of the Australian outback.

  • Our human population continues to expand at such a scary rate - it's unbelievable.

  • Give me a 15-ft. crocodile any day over a bee.

  • Actually, I have this random fear, and it's of bees and wasps. Bees and wasps actually scare me just a little bit. I'd rather have a snake or a crocodile, yes... I appreciate them, and I love them, but I have a slight fear.

  • I have the best daddy in the whole world, and I will miss him every day. When I see a crocodile, I will always think of him, and I know that Daddy made this zoo so everyone could come and learn to love all the animals.

  • I am used to wrangling crocodiles.

  • My neighbors are crocodiles and tigers and giraffes.

  • Working with crocodiles is always amazing because they're beautiful. They're modern day dinosaurs, which is really cool.

  • I don't want Daddy's passion to ever end. I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did.

  • I have friends who come to the Australia Zoo, and it's just, instead of playing video games, we get to hug and kiss a giraffe or walk a tiger.

  • In the morning, my alarm clock is a chorus of lemurs yelling!

  • I'm driving my dad's old ute. So it's a manual ute. It's massive, so when people see me coming, they just kind of run away!

  • What shaped me the most would probably be when my dad passed away. For the rest of my life, I'll kind of feel like he's gonna come home.

  • If I am able to pass on what I've learnt in my life, that's really wonderful, especially after losing Dad.

  • Thrilled to be part of this new project Generation Nature and just encouraging kids to change the world.

  • Dad was that one person who, no matter what he did in life, he just took it by storm, and he was so passionate and just really lived in the moment. Whatever the opposite of a procrastinator is, that was him... and I think I kind of inherited a little bit of that.

  • After losing Dad, there was the idea that none of us have forever. It really affects you. It makes you want to live each day as if it's your last.

  • 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 past. Every time you lose an animal, it's like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon the house just falls down, you know?