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"I was born and raised with crocodiles; they are a piece of cake. But kids are so ... unpredictable."  (Steve Irwin, "Crocodile Hunter")

"I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was antisocial and didn't bother with the other kids. A really bad student. I didn't have any brains. I didn't know what I was doing there. That's why I became an actor."  (Sir Anthony Hopkins)

"In some ways, I never outgrew my adolescence. I wake up in the morning and think, 'Oh my God, I'm late for a math test!' But then I say, 'Wait a minute. I'm 40.'"  (Daniel Clowes)

"Most people don't realize that large pieces of coral, which have been painted brown and attached to the skull by common wood screws, can make a child look like a deer."  (Jack Handey)

"Mothers spend a lifetime excising from their sons the influence of their fathers."  (Arthur Lotti)

"Murderers have been known to find that young girls give them more trouble than anybody else."  (Jean Cocteau, Les Enfants Terribles)

"My daughter has never forgiven me. for what, I don’t know, because for years, she won’t speak to me. She blackens my name in the press and makes me think abortion is an excellent idea."  (Klaus Kinski, on his daughter, Nastassja)

"No one ever owns his youth or the women he loves."  (Pedro Almodóvar, Live Flesh)

"People drag their progeny around with them like a ball and chain, like some terrible deadweight that hinders their every move - and that, as often as not, effectively winds up killing them."  (Michel Houellebecq, from Plateforme: Au milieu du monde)

"Sometimes I think children are the worst people alive. And even if they're not - even if some smiling toddler is as pure as Evian - it's only a matter of time ... As far as I can tell, the nicest thing you can say about children is that they haven't done anything terrible yet."  (Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs)

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