Daredevil and Motorcyclist Evel Knievel’s Inspirational Words About Failure
You can read more about daredevil and motorcyclist Evel Knievel on Wikipedia.
I loved Knievel when I was a kid. I remember watching some of his stunts on television back then, especially the ones where he was on his motorcycle, jumping over many cars, or other obstacles.
I watched a televised biography of Knievel recently. He certainly had a temper when he was younger and had his flaws, but according to the biography I saw, when he got closer to death, he tried to make amends to anyone whom he had offended: he called people up to apologize to them, so there’s that.
Knievel also had some inspirational words to offer in an appearance he made – see below:
Video below (link, You Tube): Evel Knievel’s appearance at the 2001 “ESPN Action Sports Awards”.
In this appearance (shown in video below), Knievel says in part:
“Once you choose your way of life, try to be the very best in the entire universe at what you do, and you will be a great success.
“Remember, that life is precious. Do not risk your life to gain the notoriety of the world unless the price you are willing to pay is a serious one, even death.
“Don’t ever forget: you can fall many times in life, but you will never be a failure as long as you try to get up in any way that you can.”
More (also on You Tube):
Towards the end of his life, Evel Knievel came to believe in Jesus Christ. He discusses that in this interview:
Knievel jumps, videos on You Tube: