Coal mining is tough. Acting is just tedious.— Johnny Knoxville
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You can tell it's good if you light it and a blue flame comes up;
that means it's good moonshine and it won't make you go blind.
I pretty much operate on adrenaline and ignorance.
You were about five feet short of a ten feet jump?
I'm so uncoordinated, I can't really do that much, so my specialty is standing in one spot or holding on to something, like an exploding rocket or a jetski.
I just love that spirit that makes people do things that they probably shouldn't.
Being a complete juvenile delinquent helped me grow up a little.
My parents said that I was nine months old and would throw myself out of the crib onto the floor continually. As soon as they left the room after putting me back in they'd hear a big bump and I'd be on the floor again.
A couple days before the stunts, if I'm doing something particularly dangerous, I will go over every worst-case scenario in my head, like this could happen, this could happen, this could happen, this could happen. I try to think about that to where it's ingrained in me.
Doctors have told me I have a high pain threshold, but I can only know what I feel. I think I'm good at minimising the pain and being indifferent to it.
I have a full grown, semi-nude man bound with duct tape in my truck and I was trying to get out to the desert to bury him. How do I get to 5 South?
I don't care what other people think.
I love the tabloids except for when I'm in 'em.
Especially with the stuff they wrote about Jessica and I - it's obviously not true.
I love Louisiana. It's amazing.
I just try to think of all the things that could go wrong so in that split second when it happens, maybe your body reacts in a way where it protects you just a little.
I want to do dramas. I want to do comedies.
I feel like my eyes have gonorrhea.
Of course I've had a bunch of broken bones, sprains and I've had five or six concussions, with three serious ones. I also got a real heavy duty blood clot and internal bleeding from where I was shot in the stomach with a beanbag bullet that the police use for crowd control. I've also had six stitches in my head.
I think everyone roots for the underdog.
I think I'm a little concussed.
A lot of stand-up comedy guys, when they get a little famous, just give up their stand-up career, and it cancels out the thing that set them apart.
I was a really bad kid. Then, I got sweet as I got older.
It's unfortunate when kids get hurt, but I wish parents would monitor what their kids are doing and watching. It's common sense, really.
I do get obsessed with constantly thinking of ideas, all day long, but that's just how it is.
I have a whole slew of doctors. I can count eight in my phone right now - eight different doctors, all for different parts of my body. I have specialists.
I'm just basking in the glory.
I love the tabloids except for when I'm in 'em.
Everything you see on screen is real.
By doing what we do, there's naturally going to be a lot of grimacing. And whimpering.
Suffering will get you great footage.
I don't know about closer to God. Although there have been times when I've suffered to the point where I think I might be about to meet him.
People think by challenging me they're going to show they're tough.
But I'm not tough. Decent drinker. Not such a bad kisser. But not a great fighter.
I am nothing that isn't professional.
'I know this is going to end bad, but I'm going to pretend it's going to end good.' My life's philosophy.
It's a real primal thing, watching someone get hurt. It's funny and accessible.
What an honor that Stephen Prouty got nominated for best makeup and hairstyling for Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa. Am I as stunned as everyone else we didn’t get the nod for best picture? Well of course, duh, but I won’t let that take away from my happiness for Steve, Tony Gardner, and our whole makeup team. Wahoo!
I don't remember the first stunt I ever did.
The worse the reviews, the better for our demographic.
People go to car races to watch the crashes.
But I can still lick the spoon!
I'm not looking to lose anything. I'm looking to continue making movies.
I'm not out running around all the time.
I'm not partying constantly and constantly battling myself. I'm with someone, and we are very, very happy.
I'm the fun dad, I am also the disciplinarian.
I actually got stabbed at my friend's bachelor party. In real life.
It's just an unhealthy way to approach something, trying to outdo your last thing. You've gotta trust evolution, you've gotta trust that the bar is moving, that you don't need to force the bar. It'll just happen.
When I used to go into bars people would try and fight me.
Women would punch me 10 years ago or put cigarettes out on my arm or my face. But it doesn't seem to happen any more. They show us a lot of love.
I'm lucky enough to be with someone, and I am happy.
Everyone gets hurt, but I've probably had the most injuries.
We're just trying to make ourselves laugh.
We realize critics are going to hate it, but it just makes fans like it more.
If someone hits me I consider it a challenge.
What calmed me down finally was when my girlfriend got pregnant.
People try to challenge me in bars every now and then.
As long as they're not physical I just walk away, but if they get physical then I just end up in a fight.