Calvin : “Do you believe our destinies are controlled by the stars?”
Hobbes : “No, I think we can do whatever we want with our lives.”
Calvin : "Not to hear mom and dad tell it."
from Calvin and Hobbes(March 21, 2007)
I don't understand what Calvin says: "Not to hear~" Especially the infinitive 'Not to' What frustrates me is the fact that there is no subject and verb in Calvin's words.
By any chance, does it mean that he does not want mom and dad say to him what Hobbes told him? Please somebody tell me. I'm a Korean studying English.