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Prodigal Son?

Quotes from Cody Gifford from ''Listen to My Heart''

''I never know how much to share about my children,'' says morning talk-show host Kathie Lee Gifford. Well, after reading her latest book, Listen to My Heart, cowritten with her 4-year-old son, Cody, it seems that Gifford has already told way more than anyone really wants to know. Herewith, The Quotable Cody:

On aging: ''Daddy's a zillion.''

On fine cuisine: ''Mom, do pirates eat their boogs?''

On what's really important:''Pots and pans.''

On role models: ''Am I as bad as Dennis the Menace, or am I perfect?''

On family ties: ''Why do I love [my sister's] little head so much?''

On romance: ''You can never have too many kisses.''

On the media: ''I told you [Mighty Morphin Power Rangers] is not violent. It's hysterical.''

On the Third World: ''Mommy, I will share my grilled cheese with [starving Africans].''

On Mick Jagger and Keith Richards: ''I prayed for those guys with the horrible faces to have good hearts.''

On good hygiene: ''Somebody come and wipe my buns!''

Originally posted May 19, 1995 Published in issue #275 May 19, 1995 Order article reprints

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