The Internal Revenue Service is more ruthless than the Gestapo. Abolish the IRS! Stamp out organized crime!
Kids come up to me all the time and say, 'Once I was going through a really bad time, and I saw you crash and get up, and it inspired me.'
God made us. He's in charge of everything, right? If He didn't like us, why didn't he change us?
I'm not only the best-known daredevil on the face of the earth, I'm the oldest.
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.
Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it.
The most important thing in life is, if you have a dream, I mean a real good dream, follow it.
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.
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.
You can't forbid children to do things that are available to them at every turn. God told Eve, 'Don't give the apple to Adam,' and look what happened. It's in our nature to want the things we see.
A motorcycle coming down from 30 feet at 70 mph gives you a terrible jolt.
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.
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.
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.
All my life people have been waiting around to watch me die.
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.
There's just no stopping me. I went through life big-bang-banda-boom-bada-boom.
My failures had a lot to do with my fame. I created Evel Knievel, and then he sort of got away from me.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing's worse than a guy who loses fair and square and then whines about it.
I can't keep track of my hospital time. It all sort of blurs together.
I did everything by the seat of my pants. That's why I got hurt so much.
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.
But you come to a point in your life when you can't pull the trigger anymore.
I play golf five days a week. I find that if I play seven days a week, I get stale.
It's easy to be famous today. 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. They were mostly working-class.
The Harley's got a little too much torque when it comes to jumping.
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.
I've been in a treatment center for drinkin'. I stayed for two days, then escaped.
Prison was tough on me. I saw people in prison that made me ashamed I was a human being. Some make Qaddafi and Idi Amin look like Sunday-school teachers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If there is a heaven, I don't know anything else I can do to get there - and neither do you.
When you're mad at someone, it's probably best not to break his arm with a baseball bat.
When I hit that pavement at 70 or 80 mph those suits just ripped.
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.
Sometimes I keep a car for only a week or two. I like the newest and the flashiest.