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Evel Knievel
October 17, 1938 -
Nationality: American
Category: Entertainer
Subcategory: American Entertainer

I am a lucky, lucky person.


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.


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


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.


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.


But you come to a point in your life when you can't pull the trigger anymore.


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


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 it's place.


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.


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.


I know guys in my hometown that drive by feel and sound.


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


I've been in a treatment center for drinkin'. I stayed for two days, then escaped.


I did everything by the seat of my pants. That's why I got hurt so much.


My wife and I, we like to ride where there's not much traffic.


I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair.


Harley-Davidson is the finest company in the world.


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.


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.


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.


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