Evel Knievel Quotes


28 Evel Knievel quotes:



"I am a lucky, lucky person."
"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."
"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."
"I know guys in my hometown that drive by feel and 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."
"I think I coulda landed on a dime. I really do."
"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."
"The Harley's got a little too much torque when it comes to jumping."
"When I hit that pavement at 70 or 80 mph those suits just ripped."
"I did everything by the seat of my pants. That's why I got hurt so much."
"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."
"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."
"But you come to a point in your life when you can't pull the trigger anymore."
"Harley-Davidson is the finest company in the world."
"I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair."
"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."
"I recently have had a full hip replacement and a liver transplant, and I'm getting used to the medication."
"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 thought I was bulletproof or Superman there for a while. I thought I'd never run out of nerve. Never."
"I've been asked to do a TV reality show where I'd pick the greatest daredevil in the world. I'm giving it some serious thought, too."



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