Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars

— Evel Knievel

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The finest compliment you can pay a man is that his word was as good as gold.


I'm not a jack of all trades; I'm a master of many. I don't feel there is anything I can't do if I want to.


You can't ask a guy like me why [I performed].

I really wanted to fly through the air. I was a daredevil, a performer. I loved the thrill, the money, the whole macho thing. All those things made me Evel Knievel. Sure, I was scared. You gotta be an ass not to be scared. But I beat the hell out of death.


I don't have any problems in life, just situations.


I've always lived by the creed that you're never a failure in life when you fall as long as you try and get up.


You'd think a guy who has broken 35 bones in his body would have a high pain threshold, but mine is pretty low. I got hit in the shin with a golf ball once and it almost brought tears to my eyes. I've had broken bones that didn't hurt as bad.


She (my ex-wife) wanted me to stop being Evel Knievel.

I am who I am. I'm not going to change. I'll settle down the day they put me in a six-foot pine box.


There are a lot of myths about my injuries.

They say I have broken every bone in my body. Not true. But I have broken 35 bones. I had surgery 14 times to pin and plate. I shattered my pelvis. I forget all of the things that have broke.


All my life people have been waiting around to watch me die.


In the old days they, the promoters, wanted more and more from me.

They wanted me to jump or spill my blood and break my bones. Every time they wanted me to jump further, and further, and further. Hell, they thought my bike had wings.


I can say the Lord's prayer in 10 seconds.


I'm not a stunt man. I'm not a dare devil...I'm an explorer.


About Evel Knievel

Quotes 28 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Entertainer
Birthday October 16

I would always rather be in the arena fighting than be a spectator.


Risk is good. Not properly managing your risk is a dangerous leap.


If it is possible, it is done. If it is impossible... it will be done.


I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could.


If a guy hasn't got any gamble in him- he isn't worth a crap.


I guess I'm like any other concerned father, except that nobody else's son guns a cycle over 17 pickups without holding on to the handlebars.


No prince, no king, no president has ever lived a better life than I have!


If you fall during your life it doesn't matter because you're never a failure if you try to get up.


A man can fall many times in life, but he's never a failure until he refuses to get back up.


Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it


I went through life big-bang-banda-boom-bada-boom.


Kids come up to me all the time and say, 'Once I was going through a really bad time, and I saw you crash and get up, and it inspired me.'


Where there is little risk, there is little reward.


I always wanted to live to about 70. I thought that'd be a good age.


You're never a failure until you fail to get up.

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