Monday, September 04, 2006

Quote of the Day, 9/4/06

Steve Irwin has died, and it's a big loss to the world of animals, ecologists, preservationists, kids-who-love-crocodiles, and adults who love being kids-who-love-crocodiles.

Quotes today are from Steve Irwin:

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
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My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
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Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing.
Very sad.


4 comments:

featherbee said...

I keep thinking about his wife and kids, and feel terribly for them. He went out in the way he lived, at least. Thanks for the quotes.

Kelly said...

I feel bad for the family too. And for all the kids out there. My five year old is shaken to the core. Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin are the epitome of cool to him. I've found this news to be very difficult on many levels.

Nancy said...

Yes, my nephew is a big fan too. As am I.

So many of the kids lit folks posted about this today, that by the time I got to it, I felt the quotes were the best way to give the man a nod.

runart said...

Thanks for the quotes, Nancy. I am heartbroken for this loss, as your previous poster noted, on so many levels. His children losing their Dad most of all but he was such an advocate for wildlife!! Who can possibly fill that void? Human beings are so arrogant in regards to animals and they need someone like Steve in their face at all times to remind them of that arrogance. Uggh, I am heartsick for the loss of this Warrior for Good.