Quotations by Evel Knievel

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Born: Monday, October 17, 1938
Profession: Entertainer
Nationality: American


But you come to a point in your life when you can't pull the trigger anymore.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Life)

Harley-Davidson is the finest company in the world.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Company, World)

I am a lucky, lucky person.
- Evel Knievel

I did everything by the seat of my pants. That's why I got hurt so much.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Hurt)

I foresee the Chinese ruling the world. What are you going to do to stop it? No president of the United States will ever have enough power to stop the Chinese when they want to take over the world.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Power, President, states, United, Want, Will, World)

I guess I thought I was Elvis Presley but I'll tell ya something. All Elvis did was stand on a stage and play a guitar. He never fell off on that pavement at no 80 mph.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Thought, Guitar, Play)

I know guys in my hometown that drive by feel and sound.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Sound)

I know that I'm very lucky to be alive. For 35 or 40 years I've spilt my blood and broke my bones and spent years in hospitals.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Blood, Hospitals, Years)

I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Love, Feeling, Hair, Wind)

I really think we should pass a law in every state, I don't care whether it takes the independence away from an old person or not. You shouldn't be driving a car if you're over the age of 80. Maybe even less than that.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Age, Car, Care, Driving, Independence, Law, Old, State)

I recently have had a full hip replacement and a liver transplant, and I'm getting used to the medication.
- Evel Knievel

I think I coulda landed on a dime. I really do.
- Evel Knievel

I think these shows with the young kids doing these jumps, doing these fantastic back flips, I think they're absolutely great. They did what I never did.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Kids)

I think through education, belief in God, and good engineering, our children become a lot better at what they're doing than we did, and that starts with the very first sign of life on the face of this earth.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Life, Education, God, Belief, Children, Earth, Engineering, First)

I thought I was bulletproof or Superman there for a while. I thought I'd never run out of nerve. Never.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Thought)

I've been in a treatment center for drinkin'. I stayed for two days, then escaped.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Treatment)

If I'm out trailriding, I have a favorite motorcycle. Riding on the road, I've got a favorite. If I'm jumping, I have a favorite, and if I'm racing, I have a favorite.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Favorite, Racing, Road)

If you look at the Bible almost everything that was predicted, maybe everything, has come to pass.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Bible)

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.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Blood, Hell, Old)

My own judgment of how the world is gonna end is that there will be a country led by a madman that will build a nuclear bomb with so much force, so much power, that it will be dropped somewhere on the face of this earth and that the earth will lose its place.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Power, Country, Earth, End, Force, Judgment, Will, World)

My wife and I, we like to ride where there's not much traffic.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Wife)

Riding a motorcycle on today's highways, you have to ride in a very defensive manner. You have to be a good rider and you have to have both hands and both feet on the controls at all times.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Feet, Today)

The Harley's got a little too much torque when it comes to jumping.
- Evel Knievel

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.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Body, Forget, Myths)

This is a year and a few months after the transplant. Before I had it my doctors told me that it would be the biggest thing that I ever had to face and believe me, when they take your liver out of ya and put another one in it's like replacing a football in your stomach.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Doctors, Football, Months)

Unless we do things in this country to slow down our population, slow down our birth control, provide better water for people, provide power for people, we're gonna find out that the next wars are not going to be fought over diamonds, gold and political things.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Power, People, Control, Birth control, Country, Gold, Population, Water)

When I hit that pavement at 70 or 80 mph those suits just ripped.
- Evel Knievel

You come to a point in your life when you really don't care what people think about you, you just care what you think about yourself.
- Evel Knievel
(Keywords: Life, People, Care)







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