67 Thrilling Evel Knievel Quotes from the Top Stunt Performer

Robert Craig Knievel, well known by his stage name Evel Knievel, was an American stuntman and entertainer.


Best Evel Knievel Quotes


I am a lucky, lucky person. ~ Evel Knievel.


You’re never a failure until you fail to get up. ~ Evel Knievel.


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

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

I am a guy who is first of all a businessman. I’m not a stunt man. I’m not a daredevil. I’m – I’m an explorer. ~ Evel Knievel.


If you fall during your life, it doesn’t matter. You’re never a failure as long as you try to get up. ~ Evel Knievel.

A motorcycle coming down from 30 feet at 70 mph gives you a terrible jolt. ~ Evel Knievel.

Breaks your heart when your son doesn’t love you. ~ Evel Knievel.

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

I wish there was such a thing as reincarnation. ~ Evel Knievel.


I always wanted to live to about 70. I thought that’d be a good age. ~ Evel Knievel.

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

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. ~ Evel Knievel.

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. ~ Evel Knievel.

Top Evel Knievel Quotes

You can be famous for a lot of things. You can be a Nobel-prize winner. You can be the fattest guy in the world. ~ Evel Knievel.


Harley-Davidson is the finest company in the world. ~ 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.

If there is a heaven, I don’t know anything else I can do to get there – and neither do you. ~ Evel Knievel.

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

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.


I always knew how to draw a crowd. ~ Evel Knievel.

If it is possible, it is done. If it is impossible … it will be done. ~ Evel Knievel.

Sometimes I keep a car for only a week or two. I like the newest and the flashiest. ~ Evel Knievel.

Nothing’s worse than a guy who loses fair and square and then whines about it. ~ Evel Knievel.


I’m not a stunt man. I’m not a dare devil … I’m an explorer. ~ Evel Knievel.

If you look at the Bible almost everything that was predicted, maybe everything, has come to pass. ~ Evel Knievel.

Those extreme-sports kids today are good, but they have it easy. Try falling off of a motorcycle going 70 or 80 miles per hour on asphalt. Believe me, nothing equals it. ~ Evel Knievel.


I did everything by the seat of my pants. That’s why I got hurt so much. ~ Evel Knievel.

I think these shows with the young kids doing these jumps, doing these fantastic backflips, I think they’re absolutely great. They did what I never did. ~ Evel Knievel.

If you don’t know about pain and trouble, you’re in sad shape. They make you appreciate life. ~ Evel Knievel.

God made us. He’s in charge of everything, right? If He didn’t like us, why didn’t he change us? ~ Evel Knievel.


I can’t keep track of my hospital time. It all sort of blurs together. ~ Evel Knievel.

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.

I learned one thing from jumping motorcycles that was of great value on the golf course, the putting green especially: Whatever you do, don’t come up short. ~ Evel Knievel.

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


My life has been being a daredevil. I am Evel Knievel. I am a daredevil. ~ Evel Knievel.

I thought I was bulletproof or Superman there for a while. I thought I’d never run out of nerve. Never. ~ Evel Knievel.

When you’re mad at someone, it’s probably best not to break his arm with a baseball bat. ~ Evel Knievel.

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


But you come to a point in your life when you can’t pull the trigger anymore. ~ Evel Knievel.

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

Famous Evel Knievel Quotes

I went through life big-bang-banda-boom-bada-boom. ~ Evel Knievel.

People pay a million dollars to be recognized, but nobody cares about them. They cared about me because I did things other men were afraid to do. That’s why my fans identified with me. ~ Evel Knievel.


Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars. ~ Evel Knievel.

I’m better than P. T. Barnum and Colonel Parker put together. ~ Evel Knievel.

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.

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

I went through high school, but I didn’t graduate. ~ Evel Knievel.


I don’t have any problems in life, just situations. ~ Evel Knievel.

Where there is little risk, there is little reward. ~ Evel Knievel.

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. ~ Evel Knievel.

You know, I had a couple hundred jumps in my career, and I made most of them, but the ones they show over and over are the ones when I crashed. ~ Evel Knievel.

Ultimate Evel Knievel Quotes

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


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

I can say the Lord’s prayer in 10 seconds. ~ Evel Knievel.

I can still crack a safe with one hand tied behind my back. I’m not proud of it. But I was always against society. ~ Evel Knievel.

The saddest thing is when a guy is paying so much attention to the world and everything going by that he can’t take the time for his own mother. ~ Evel Knievel.


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

I want to be the first. If they’d let me go to the moon, I’d crawl all the way to Cape Kennedy just to do it. I’d like to go to the moon, but I don’t want to be the second man to go there. ~ Evel Knievel.

You can’t say you’re going to jump the Grand Canyon and then jump some other canyon. ~ Evel Knievel.

I’m not only the best-known daredevil on the face of the earth, I’m the oldest. ~ Evel Knievel.

I play golf five days a week. I find that if I play seven days a week, I get stale. ~ Evel Knievel.

Marty Stanovich was an honorable man. ~ Evel Knievel.


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

The most important thing in life is, if you have a dream, I mean a real good dream, follow it. ~ Evel Knievel.

I think if you have ability and talent in one way, you have it in all ways. 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. ~ Evel Knievel.

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.

So these were the 67 top Evel Knievel quotes on doing stunts and life.

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