Oprah Winfrey has revealed why she never wanted kids . . . quote, "If I had kids, my kids would hate me.

"They would have ended up on the equivalent of the 'Oprah' show talking about me;  because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them."

Oprah also says that when she and her best friend Gayle King were kids, they had far different dreams . . . quote, "Gayle was . . . writing down her name and the names of her children.

"While she was having those kind of daydreams, I was having daydreams about how I could be Martin Luther King."